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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 San Francisco event photographers
Brianna H.
Diane is wonderful! It was so great having her photograph our event and I'll definitely use her for event photography in the future.
Diane Bentley Raymond Photography/VideographyDiane Bentley Raymond Photography/Videography
Kristal B.
I was in a bind and needed a photographer to attend our event take photos of our participants. They responded quickly, were very professional and responsive. On event day, even though it was raining they showed up on time and took some wonderful heartfelt photos!
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff was the photographer at a corporate event for our team. He was easy to work with - communicated quickly and well and was very professional...and his photos were fantastic. He captured the environment of the event and the emotion of our team perfectly. The lighting in the photos was perfect and we received great candids and posed shots. The team had a blast at the event, and you can really see it in the photos. I look forward to working with Jeff again in the future!
Jeff Rumans PhotographyJeff Rumans Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Nick did a great job photographing our charity donation event. We will continue to use him in future events in the area.
Nick Otto PhotographyNick Otto Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I hired him to take photos at a 5k fundraising event this past Saturday. Chris showed up early, prepared on his bike to take photos along the route and obviously did his research about the event before arriving. I received the photos the day after the event and they are all amazing. I am so happy with the outcome and would definitely recommend him!
WestBoundary PhotographyWestBoundary Photography
Lukens O.
Excellent quality photos of my event that were exactly what I wanted
DeNoise Studios (please read profile)DeNoise Studios (please read profile)
Ana A.
Andre was awesome! He photographed our corporate event in San Francisco. Great photos, very easy to work with. Great turnaround time!
Andre Soto ProductionsAndre Soto Productions
Thumbtack Customer
Jacob is an excellent event photographer! He was hired for a children's birthday party and he did a really great job. He was able to capture the aura of the event by taking photos of all important things such as family photos, the performers, the guests and the decorations as well. He was also able to get those adorable photos of the celebrant and the other kids having the time of their lives. If you're looking for a photographer, a recommend Jacob!
Jacob Allen MediaJacob Allen Media
Chris C.
Shaun was a great photographer and got along very well with everyone at our event!
Shot by Shaun (Top Pro)Shot by Shaun (Top Pro)
Kate H.
Photos or our corporate event were great and Shaun was flexible and accommodating on timing
Shot by Shaun (Top Pro)Shot by Shaun (Top Pro)
Thumbtack Customer
We are so pleased we partnered with Kuks for our event. From first inquiry to delivery of images communication was prompt, clear and professional. He did a great job capturing a corporate broadcast for us and being able to get the photos right after the event was great. We didn't need touched up photos for this event or any editing due to the nature of the event and everything was flawless. Thanks Kuks!
Kuks Singh Photo & Video | Top ProKuks Singh Photo & Video | Top Pro
Tricia T.
Quick response to initial request. Quick photos back after the event and easy payment.
DeNoise Studios (please read profile)DeNoise Studios (please read profile)
Thumbtack Customer
Stavan was great! He was very responsive via email, professional and friendly on site and very easy to work with. The turnaround time to receive our photo's was quick and the photo's of our event are excellent. We'll book Vision Infinie next time we have an event in SF!
Vision infinie by StavanVision infinie by Stavan
Miranti O.
I've hired many photographers in the past for various events such as wedding, corporate parties and other events and William J Simpson trumps all of them by far! I knew I would enjoy his artistic take on photography and I love his eye for great moments and angles. Who knew it would take a first birthday party to finally find the right photographer! :) He was very punctual, responded quickly to my emails, and such a joy to work with during the event. Professional and personal at the same time. You won't regret hiring him for your next project or event. I know I'll be coming back to him for future events!
Jack Simpson PhotographyJack Simpson Photography
Jaclyn V.
William has photographed two corporate events for us and we could not be more pleased with his work. He got exactly what we were hoping to capture, always arrived early, communicated throughout the planning and event, and turned the photos around very quickly. Highly recommend!
Jack Simpson PhotographyJack Simpson Photography
Natalie H.
Albert was professional and took beautiful photos of my event. I would hire him again! Thanks!
DeNoise Studios (please read profile)DeNoise Studios (please read profile)
Dana R.
I hired Meeta to photograph a company event for about 55 people. She arrived early and began photographing the area. She took charge of my team for a group photo, and she took a ton of great candid photos! I'd definitely recommend her.
Meeta AhlawatMeeta Ahlawat
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff was excellent--very professional, and flexible both in terms of planning and on date of event. His communication was excellent. The event was a bar mitzvah, which is not always easy, and included a party in the evening. Jeff was on time, very polite, and the quality of his photos was excellent. The event required some discussions with various parties, and he was always responsive and quick to adapt to the needs and requirements of the various venues. I would highly recommend Jeff and would definitely use him for any local event that requires photography.
Jeff Rumans PhotographyJeff Rumans Photography
Anjuli P.
William was great to work with - I had a last minute photography need for an upscale corporate event we were hosting in San Francisco. I'm based out of NYC and would not be onsite, but going into the event I felt confident William understood what we were looking for and would be able capture the event appropriately without me being present. His turnaround time was incredible, and the photos turned out great. I would definitely recommend William to anyone looking for a photographer in San Francisco!
Jack Simpson PhotographyJack Simpson Photography
Danny C.
The pictures turned out great and the photographer was polite and made sure to get all the important pictures for our event.
DeNoise Studios (please read profile)DeNoise Studios (please read profile)
Thumbtack Customer
We requested wedding photography from Eddie. Our request was different because we wanted candid shots all throughout the event day. Pros: Eddie delivered exactly what was asked. Showed up at event promptly and delivered photos promptly. Communicated well at meeting and between meetings. Cons: None.
Eddie Hernandez PhotographyEddie Hernandez Photography
Beth E.
William did an excellent job with our event. The lighting was less than ideal and our event requires the photographer to go fairly unnoticed to not disturb discussion. I'm very happy with the quality of the photos, his professionalism, and the way he accommodated our particular needs. Will definitely use William again if I have the chance.
Jack Simpson PhotographyJack Simpson Photography
Lisa F.
Jeff was professional, easy to work with, and took beautiful photos of my event. I would definitely work with him again!
Jeff Rumans PhotographyJeff Rumans Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I am an events planner and work with many different vendors on all different types of events. Never have I worked with such a talented and professional photographer as Nick. I would highly highly recommend him as his photos are amazing and truly capture our events. I'd also like to add that his turnaround speed is incredible. I had a dinner one night and a conference the next day and before the conference started, I had photos from dinner in my inbox. Hire Nick and you won't regret it.
Nick Otto PhotographyNick Otto Photography
Brady C.
Shaun was quick to respond and easy to coordinate with. The photos turned out great too! Will definitely consider using him again for future events.
Shot by Shaun (Top Pro)Shot by Shaun (Top Pro)
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