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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Can I use digital payments to pay for wedding and event photography services?

As digital forms of payment and money transfer are becoming more popular, wedding and event photographers are likely to use digital services. These include PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Venmo, Square Cash and more. As you search online for local wedding and event photographers, ask them if they accept digital payments and, if so, which ones you can use. And make sure to have a strategy in place for safe social distancing.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a photographer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to set up an appointment or a consultation with a photographer near you during the COVID-19 pandemic is by conducting an online search. Start by scheduling a call with the photographer. If possible, it may be better to use a video call service so that the photographer can get an idea of the site location. Take this opportunity to discuss safety measures you can take during this time, as well as whether it’s safe to complete the project now or simply postpone it.

Does a photographer need to enter my home?

There are many situations in which a photographer does not need to enter your home. It’s not uncommon for people to prefer to have their pictures taken outdoors. If you're hiring a photographer, maintain safe distances, avoid being in the same room, sanitize all involved surfaces and conduct payment using digital platforms. You can discuss strategies as you complete your search for local photographers.

How can I find out if a photographer is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Consult your city or state’s government websites, which typically have information on which services are deemed essential during the pandemic. 

For national information, visit CISA’s page on Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. Here, you can find 16 different types of essential infrastructure sectors that can continue operating unimpeded during the pandemic. But some, not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Do photographers offer remote or virtual services?

Photography happens in person, but photographers may be able to offer other remote services safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, they may be able to offer editing and other post-processing services. 

If you see that a photographer is offering remote services in their profile, contact them and ask what those services include.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a photographer when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a photographer, see if the photographer can take photos outdoors or in a large space so all involved parties can maintain the recommended distance between themselves. You should also sanitize surfaces, avoid handshakes, don’t make any other physical contact and use digital platforms to complete payments. Speak with a local photographer in your area to put a strategy in place.

Reviews for Palm Springs event photographers
Soterios R.
Jetstream Productions did a wonderful job photographing our outdoor wedding reception! Josh truly captured the day and every person there, with a perfect combination of natural and posed shots. He also did a great job memorializing the whole environment - the food, the flowers, the wedding cake, etc - things we are so grateful to have great photos of. And his photos are beautiful - both of people and of the other things. I should also mention how nice Josh is - several guests commented how much they enjoyed meeting him. Also, he was a great communicator and extremely responsive both before and after our event. He sent the many many photos he took very soon after the event. Overall we are thrilled we chose him for our big day!
Jetstream ProductionsJetstream Productions
Tamara Z.
We hired Pegah to do the photography for our Mothers Old West Birthday Celebration. She was delightful to work with and did a fantastic job capturing all the elements of this memorable event. Pegah was a true delight to work with and I would use her again in a heartbeat. Thank you Pegah!
pegah photographypegah photography
Randall P.
Desert Mod Photography is THE Leading Professional photography business in the Coachella Valley- PERIOD. I actually know this for a fact, because when I see Artist Relations and Management deliberately seek out a certain business or individual, with the sole intent of handing them tens of thousands of dollars for some service, then I absolutely know for a FACT, that the person I will meet is clearly Head & Shoulders above the rest of their field or expertise- or I would not be meeting them. My schedule as a Performing World Class Guitarist and Instructor [Worlds Fastest Guitarist Guinness; ranked #63 Top 100 Guitarists All-Time]- is far from ordinary or even anticipated- LIVE ABC/FOX/CBS appearances to performing before 195,000 present at Stockton Stadium, NAMM Show, Benefit Performances, Clinics.. the photographic & video documentation of these events and appearances?- I GET ONE SHOT AT.. and that's it. The photographer MUST/SHALL be, World Class themselves. It can be NO other way, that is not negotiable.. it has to be Professional on a World stage level to begin with. The decision, made far above me on WHO that photographer was to be, was simple, they told me there was only one choice- DESERT MOD PHOTOGRAPHY -Randall Padilla World's Fastest Guitarist 2010 Humanitarian
Desert Mod PhotographyDesert Mod Photography
Kasey M.
If I were to really dig down and write an inarguably accurate review of Joe and his team, I would just need to direct you to Thesaurus.com to find every single synonym of the word phenomenal. I had the pleasure of working with them for both photography and videography of our 3-day annual company leadership conference in Palm Springs California...and let me just say, that this was definitely not an easy event to capture. Each session and networking event was in a different location within our venue with a wide variety of space, lighting and overall maneuverability. They were able to capture everything that we wanted....and more...and BEAUTIFULLY. Candids, group shots, action shots, natural light, low light, barely any light...and they literally got it all. I can honestly say that I could not have asked for a better team to trust the preservation of this memorable event to. Thank you guys so much for not only your impeccable and beautiful work, but for also being so much freakin fun.
Joe Chung PhotographyJoe Chung Photography
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