Find an event photographer near Pasadena, CA

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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Pasadena event photographers
Sarah U.
I have nothing but great things to say about Grant Terzakis Photography. I was impressed by Grant's responsiveness to my original inquiry on Thumbtack, as well as to my communications with him leading up to and after my event. He shot an event for my very small arts nonprofit and was willing to provide a package suitable for our modest budget. Prior to the event, Grant inquired about the appropriate attire for the event. On the day of, he was punctual, friendly, and professional. The photos he got really captured the essence of our event. We got shots that set the scene, detail shots, and excellent posed and candid shots of our attendees. The best thing besides the quality of Grant's photos is that he uses an app which makes your photos available INSTANTLY. It's SUCH a nice feature! And then he's very quick with turning around any photos that require editing. I will definitely be hiring Grant Terzakis to photograph our future events, and I'm happy to recommend him to others!
Grant Terzakis PhotographyGrant Terzakis Photography
Stephanie A.
Will was fantastic and professional. He always responded to my emails in a timely manner, showed up at the event early and provided my photos back quickly. The photos turned out fantastic! I would use this company again and would highly recommend them. You won't be disappointed!
Desert Rose PhotographyDesert Rose Photography
Nareg E.
Samer is a great professional photographer and we were happy with his services. He was on time and asked about what kind of photos we would like taken at our event. His turn around time was quick and he was responsive to any questions we had. Should we have another even tthat needs a professional photographer, we will be sure to hire him again! I highly recommend him!
Samer Yousef PhotographySamer Yousef Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Tom & team are EXCEPTIONAL! The professionalism and experience were one of a kind...but more then anything our photos turned out absolutely amazing. I've already had 5 people call me to get his info because our photos are that beautiful. I recommend Tom and plan on working with him again on my next event. - photo ~ video ~ - photo ~ video ~ photobooth
M. K.
We had the most amazing and thoroughly pleasant experience with Benjamin Collection, Fine Art Photography! I don't know where to begin - actually i do! - Benjamin was the very first to respond to my project-request that i posted on Thumbtack. Benjamin responded within a few minutes of my posting, and responded in detail, and thereafter responded in a very timely manner always! - Benjamin later engaged with me on email and continued to provide great professional feedback promptly about any questions i had! - Benjamin took the initiative to engage with the venue staff, and also did a site-visit prior to our event, to make sure he could scout the best possible photography locations, shots, angles, etc. - Day of the event - Benjamin arrived early and stayed late. - Benjamin had many great recommendations for poses, as well as location, angles, as well as he also took many candid images during our event - all of which turned out Perfect - due to his great professional sense of images to capture! - Benjamin was gracious and courteous and kind to all our guests, and he patiently stayed present throughout the entire event, and he graciously took requests from guests for pictures, as well as Benjamin also had a thorough plan for specific shots that he had previously scouted the venue for. - All our guests complimented Benjamin repeatedly. - Benjamin is the most humble and best professional photographer i have ever engaged with! - Benjamin posted all of our pictures on the companies' site portal and graciously remains in communication with us for any questions we have about any of the pictures. - The Benjamin Collection site also has many other services such as print / album offerings and other such services which we will be utilizing thoroughly! All our family wanted Benjamin's contact information! We will definitely be requesting Benjamin Collection's services for all future family events! I highly recommend Benjamin Collection for any professional photography services! Thank you, Benjamin, for your great presence and services during our special event - we can't thank you Enough! MK.
Benjamin Collection, Fine Art PhotographyBenjamin Collection, Fine Art Photography
Andrea G.
Mr. Dino arrived early and was excellent with organizing and arranging the children for pictures. He is wonderful to work with, great interaction and quick turn around with the pictures. There were some awesome shots and a few that I wished that I had communicated better to make sure they were done. It was a rainy day, I wished that we had a bit more supplemental lighting to brighten some of the photos. However a thumbs up over all. Thank you for making our event memorable.
Aloha | Dinocean PhotographyAloha | Dinocean Photography
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