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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 Sacramento event photographers
Dennis G.
Joe was our photographer for an event that we have in Sacramento. He was a great photographer and we received the photos in a timely manner. Our event included sponsors and partners that required photographs and Joe was able to get those pictures for us. He was also able to get pictures of our celebrity guests as well. We will definitely look to Joe for future events.
Joe Tapia PhotographyJoe Tapia Photography
Robert L.
I had the very best experience with Crew Photography that I have ever had with a photographer. He took an interest in what our event was about and whom it was for. His interest came through in every photographs. Every little detail that was experienced that day is there for everyone to see forever. I will be hiring Crew Photography for my next event as well as recommending it to all of my family and friends.
David Thuman PhotographyDavid Thuman Photography
Thumbtack Customer
This photographer was promt, punctual, well equipped, professional and so kind and understanding to my needs. He adapted to my schedule/event and delivered a awesome photo album. Also went above and beyond and included a slideshow/dvd with memory card. He did so much for my event, and took great pics, captured so much in my event. Now we'll have to cherish forever. This photographer will have no trouble at all finding work, he's great!!!
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent Service provided by Chris for my event. I will be hiring Aperture Alley Photography in all my upcoming events and i strongly recommand Chris others too. Thanks for beautiful pictures Chris they are perfect.
Aperture AlleyAperture Alley
Stefan G.
Joe was awesome. Stepped up on short notice and got my band, Evolution Eden some amazing photos. Worked the room. Me and the guys are mega happy with the photos and will DEFINITELY work with Joe again. He gets my highest reco for anyone interested in event photography.
Joe Tapia PhotographyJoe Tapia Photography
Karen V.
I hired Dream Photography & Videography, who are a husband and wife team, for my daughter and son-in-laws wedding reception. Zahed & Arezow are so easy to work with! They were so flexible with me as I was thinking on my feet regarding pictures during this event. I would give them high marks for all FIVE qualities: Work Quality, Professionalism, Responsiveness, Value and Punctuality. I would highly recommend using Dream Photography & Videography for one's special event!
Dream Photography & VideographyDream Photography & Videography
Thumbtack Customer
We hired DeNoise to cover a two-day 400 person event conference. This is a typical job for us though our first time working with DeNoise. At the last minute, were very surprised to find out that Albert wasn't shooting the event himself as that was the impression we’d been given. He assured us that the replacement was an excellent event photographer.  The photographer was a huge source of frustration to a number of staff on site. While demanding a locked room for her computer (as opposed to the production space that was guarded at all times) she still chose to carry her large backpack with her so that she was bumping into people and chairs while moving through a quiet room during plenaries. She had no sense of how to not be in the center of everything. She would stand so tall right in front of the podium that she was blocking the tight shot of the broadcast cameras behind her more than a half dozen times. She was a major distraction throughout the event. We were very frustrated with the selects we received on day one. I explained that the images were not exposed correctly and the white balance was all over the place. I asked for the photographer to shoot a little more wide open and to try to address the camera shake that we got a lot of. The photographer said: “Albert will fix them in post, I didn’t really have time to do anything with them.” As a photographer myself, those words bothered me a great deal.  She continued to shoot the second day and I assumed (incorrectly) that she’d taken note of the poor quality from the day before and would pay closer attention to her images. What I didn’t realize was that the reason for the exposure problems and lack of sharpness was that she thought her camera was set to Program but it was really set to Manual.  Almost a week after the event, I got the first 468 images. The overwhelming majority (94%) either didn’t meet basic standards for sharpness, composition, and shot choice or they had exposure and white balance problems that made them unusable. These issues needed to be done in camera, not in post. When I tried to figure out what was wrong with the images I found that all of the EXIF data had been stripped from the files. I raised the question about why the files had none of this data. I got no answer (though the second half of the files I received were not stripped). When I did get files with EXIF information, the problems began to reveal themselves more systematically. Virtually everything was shot at 1/60th and 1/100th, which would be totally fine if she weren’t at 70mm and 200mm so often. This explains why there are so many shots showing camera shake. The data shows that at minimum more than 200 images were shot at a focal length requiring more than 1/100th sec shutter speed (everything shot at >100mm), which she never used. The files show that the event was shot almost exclusively at ISO1600 (again, manual aperture changes but virtually no changes in shutter speed). This meant that almost everything in the ballroom was underexposed and almost everything in more well lit areas was overexposed.  As for what I would expect in post, nothing had been done. Albert admitted that he hadn’t actually done the work and later sent an edited batch. The “edited” versions had no exposure fixes, and in many cases were worse than the original. The white balance was often a severe problem. Auto white balance meant that every single image had to be edited manually. Sample taken from the exact same podium sign under the exact same lighting had radically different temperatures and hues, even in sequential images. This is not the level of photography I expect for $2400. It’s unprofessional, and shows little skill. Any one of these problems could probably have still left us with plenty of usable images but all of these problems converging left us with a couple dozen that could be used in a pinch but nothing for us to be proud of. That’s out of the ~1000 he gave us, who knows how many he held back! Albert indicated that he had personal matters that prevented him from doing his side of the work but claimed that complaints about the quality of the work was irrational. He indicated that this is illustrative of the work he does and that he stands behind it. I have worked with countless photographers and have become friends with many of them following events. I hold their work in the highest regard and have never, ever worked with a photographer as incompetent, nor a photography studio owner as unwilling to put in the minimum effort for a job.
DeNoise Studios (please read profile)DeNoise Studios (please read profile)
Lolian Melissa B.
My experience with Angie was one of the best. As a person she is so kind, calm and easy to work with, and as photographer she is so talented. She captured so many perfect candid moments, and all the posed pictures came out so well. When I received the pictures I couldn’t believe how beautiful they were. She took her time with getting to know us and made both my husband and I feel so comfortable in front of the camera. I highly recommend Angie for any event or photoshoot you may have coming up!
Mindful Media PhotographyMindful Media Photography
Stevan D.
Joi and Michael were photographers at my wedding and I'd highly recommend them to everyone. Communication with Joi before event was super easy, she quickly responded to my emails and phone calls with no delay. Also they traveled from San Leandro to Sacramento for my wedding. They were there on time, even before us :) Very knowledgeable, professional, reliable, patient, easy to cooperate. They were giving us suggestions the whole time so we could just relax and let them do their job. Once again, they make great team and I'm sure you'll love their work.
Joi Conti PhotographyJoi Conti Photography
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