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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for San Diego event photographers
Sally B.
Captured the feel of the event, great photos, easy to work with
Gregory BergGregory Berg
Thumbtack Customer
We booked Desert Rose for a company event, and couldn't be more happy. Will was professional, on-time, and stayed in communication leading up to the event. The photo booth was a big hit, and the pictures came out great. We loved the added company logo to the photos. We also booked Desert Rose to have a photographer for the event as well, and cannot wait to get the photos back. This was a last minute booking, and so happy with our decision.
Desert Rose PhotographyDesert Rose Photography
Tola J.
Chuck was excellent. Very communicative from our initial contact, open to my ideas and desires for the photography for the event. He was very professional while shooting the photos and had great rapport with the people at the event. And the photos are stunning- even better than i had hoped
Wingman Photography - Chuck HunterWingman Photography - Chuck Hunter
Stephanie D.
Brad was SO very helpful. The photos from our event turned out great and our executive team was very happy with the photos. Brad was very responsive and positive. I would highly recommend Brad for corporate events.
Brad Zangwill PhotographyBrad Zangwill Photography
Emerald M.
Great to work with, I was not at the event and she made it very easy and made me feel like the photography was in good hands. Photos turned out fantastic!
Jane CatoJane Cato
Thumbtack Customer
Susan's photographs did full justice to the mood & tone of the occasion. The pictures bring to life the event's happy moments and tell the story well when it comes to the prominence of the event.
Otto Kelly PhotographyOtto Kelly Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Desert Rose Photography was wonderful to work with for our corporate event in San Diego. On time, friendly, professional. The photos were available to us to download less than 2 weeks afterwards.
Desert Rose PhotographyDesert Rose Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Brad is a nice and easy going photographer. He arrived early on the day of my event. He photographed my twin daughters' first birthday. I paid him cash on the day and waiting for my photos still. Looking forward to seeing them.
Brad Zangwill PhotographyBrad Zangwill Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Lluvia and her team did a great job. Everyone at our event had a great time and enjoyed all the photographs. All the guests were thoroughly impressed with the slow motion option on the photo booth. It was so much fun and and a unique aspect of the event. She was very good with communication and I would highly recommend her company to anyone!
Eris Flash PhotographyEris Flash Photography
Jesse P.
Alicia was great! She was extremely helpful in coordinating and very easy to work with. The photos turned out amazing and I highly recommend her for your next event.
Alicia Jeanne PhotographyAlicia Jeanne Photography
Anna K.
Really amazing photographer. Captured exactly what we wanted. Was early to the event, did great job working the room, and very professional. Would hire again.
Jimmy Wu PhotographyJimmy Wu Photography
Thumbtack Customer
My daughter was in need of a photographer for her small military wedding. Originally my daughter asked my wife to take photos. Since we were coming from out of town for the event, I found Born Beautiful Photography off the Internet. I sent the info to my daughter. My daughter and son inlaw met Jessica and were extremely impressed. Jessica went above and beyond expectations. Prior to the ceremony, she went on the base and visited the chapel and also found an amazing spot on the beach for photos. On the day of the wedding, it was evident that Jessica is very passionate about her profession, and she made it enjoyable to have photos taken. I would encourage anyone to hire Jessica for their special event.
Born Beautiful PhotographyBorn Beautiful Photography
Divya R.
Dan was great and beautifully captured all the candid moments of my daughter during her 4th birthday party recently. Would definitely recommend him for event photography
Dan Ituarte PhotographyDan Ituarte Photography
Helen Y.
Jesse and his staff were professional and courteous. Event day ran smooth and the photos requested were printed out at the end of the night. The price quoted was fair and reasonable.
ArroyoPhotos - SDArroyoPhotos - SD
Peter K.
Paula is a total pro. I DJ a lot of exclusive events in San Diego. Our original photographer got sick last minute for our NYE event and Paula came in to save the day. She was easy to work with, got some great angles and truly captured every minute of our event. Thank you and I can't wait to use your services again. Peter -GE Productions-
Paula Luna | lunaphotoPaula Luna | lunaphoto
Mayuri K.
Hazel Photography is absolutely great- she ensured that we get the best possible photos during a large family wedding event by taking the time to communicate her thoughts on what would look best. She has a passion for getting it done right, which all of the guests appreciated.
Hazel Moments Photography and VideoHazel Moments Photography and Video
Diana C.
Michael is phenomenal- I don’t think you can find a nicer, more skilled, or easier to work with photographer for any event. This man is so awesome he even drove me and my husband to our second venue! He was an anchor for me through the entire event and listened to exactly what we hoped for. The pictures he takes are timeless, classy, and very skillfully taken. I hope he’s available for my next event because he’s now my first and only choice for photography. Thank you for memorializing the most important day of my life and doing it so well, Michael. I can’t thank you enough!
Michael & Dia PhotographyMichael & Dia Photography
Erin O.
I enjoyed working with Vera. We wanted to do something different at our event. She found the technology to support what we wanted. She was great with each group she took photos of.
Vera Pash PhotoVera Pash Photo
Ashley T.
Jesse and his team were highly professional and accessible leading up to our event and throughout the night. We had two photographers total; one at the photo booth with lighting and one roving the party. this was a perfect set up for what we required. Will definitely book Jesse next time my company comes to town for a party!
ArroyoPhotos - SDArroyoPhotos - SD
Alison C.
Dan was wonderful, showed up early and ready to go. So professional and personable. We had an art show opening and he took professional photos of the art work and then for the party, he took photos of guests and circulated. It was a wonderful night and I was so pleased with Dan. If I have future events, I will absolutely use him.
Dan Viescas StudiosDan Viescas Studios
Melissa B.
Stephen was wonderful to work with!! Our event had a lot of moving parts and he somehow managed to capture everything - all with high quality photos. He was easy to communicate with prior to the show, and was professional throughout. Highly recommend Stephen!
Stephen Odom PhotographyStephen Odom Photography
Ace M.
Throughout the whole process, Storm was terrific. He captured the aesthetic of our brand and truly brought out what we covet in our event photos to visually depict what our networking series is all about. He responds quickly, provides great value, is easy to work with, and even more importantly - takes terrific photos! I highly recommend! He brings the *ahem* perfect storm of qualities you'd want in a photographer - quality, professionalism, creativity, value, and responsiveness just to name a few. Holla at Storm for all your photography needs!
Caught By Storm PhotographyCaught By Storm Photography
Ace M.
Throughout the whole process, Paula was terrific. She captured the aesthetic of our brand and truly brought out what we covet in our event photos to visually depict what our networking series is all about. She responds quickly, provides great value, easy to work with, and even more importantly - takes terrific photos! I highly recommend!
Paula Luna | lunaphotoPaula Luna | lunaphoto
Thumbtack Customer
Dennis took absolutely gorgeous photos for our wedding. My husband and I look like movie stars. He was fabulous on the day of and wonderful to work with all the way up to our day. You should definitely hire him for your event.
Dennis de Jesus PhotographyDennis de Jesus Photography
Kathy F.
I hired Jimmy to photograph my Mother's 80th surprise party. I live in Portland and the party was in San Diego, so my only contact with Jimmy was through email prior to the event. I was the one bringing my Mom to the party so he had to meet with my cousin at the event. I was SO impressed with him. He was punctual and professional. He took both indoor/outdoor photos for us and some really good ideas of how to "pose" a large party to get a good picture. He was very pleasant and willing to do whatever it took to get the pictures we needed.
Jimmy Wu PhotographyJimmy Wu Photography
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