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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.

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.

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 San Jose event photographers
Lenore A.
Chris was a fantastic event photographer! He was punctual, professional, polite, and his photos are beautiful. He got a ton of great shots both portrait style and candid photos. Love it!
WOWza PhotographyWOWza Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Damon was such a pleasure to work with. Communication before the event was open and smooth and the day of our event, he arrived on time, very professional, and very friendly. Turnaround time for our photos was quick, and they turned out exactly how I hoped they would. Just amazing. Would absolutely recommend, and I will definitely be contacting Damon for any other events I need a photographer for.
D. Tarver PhotographyD. Tarver Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Nick and his team were amazing and the photos from the event turned out great! Nick was communicative, punctual and his team worked very independently which was so helpful from the event planner's perspective.
Nick Otto PhotographyNick Otto Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff Carnie did an AMAZING job for our Brazilian-themed event photos!! We are soooo happy with our photos and how quickly he got them to us! He was on time, very professional, and really made our guests feel special. He truly saved the day when our photo booth broke down and somehow he managed to take tons of event photos and jump into our photo booth to take pictures before our guests could even figure out that our personal photo booth was broken. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and if our company wasn't based in NYC, then we would definitely make Jeff our go-to photographer.
Jeff Carnie PhotographyJeff Carnie Photography
Janina L.
Lazaro and team did a wonderful job at my event. Very responsive, professional team with charming personalities! Receive lots of beautiful photos super fast.
1Shot1Pic Photography1Shot1Pic Photography
Parisa M.
Chris was extremely professional during my event and provided high quality photos within one day. I will definitely be working with him again and highly recommend him.
WOWza PhotographyWOWza Photography
Gowri K.
Chris arrived on time and captured very good memories from my daughter's birthday. He also delivered the photos as promised without any delay. I recommend him for your event.
WOWza PhotographyWOWza Photography
Merrin K.
Meeta arrived ahead of time and was ready to shoot for my son’s birthday party. I didn’t have a lot of time to pay attention to what she was doing, just made sure some group photos were clicked. I’d checked earlier on what would be covered and trusted her judgement. And I was prepared to wait for a week for the photos to be ready. To our surprise, our photos were ready the next day and we are all so happy with the outcome!!! She has a very keen eye and captured everyone’s natural selves including the guests! She was very patient with my one year old and captured a variety of his expressions. So glad I hired her for the event. Highly recommend her services for similar events.
Meeta AhlawatMeeta Ahlawat
Thumbtack Customer
Stavan was very professional and prompt in following up. The night of the event I had some last minute issues arise and he was very understanding and accommodating. As a professional photographer myself his work was everything that I expected it to be. I couldn't be any happier with his services!
Vision infinie Photography by StavanVision infinie Photography by Stavan
Uyen L.
I hired Chris for my traditonal wedding. He was excellent, very prompt with his responses. He was very professional and punctual. He started taking photos as soon as he arrived and continued on throughout the event. He managed to get very good photos in even though my apartment was very crowded. And his pricing can't br beat. I would defintely hire him again in the future!
WOWza PhotographyWOWza Photography
Kailash B.
Quick review: It was a great pleasure to have Kenneth capture the special moments of our first baby shower. I highly recommend Opened Shutter Photography to anyone looking for professional photography services. For those interested in the specifics: We first reached out to Kenneth three weeks prior to our event to schedule a 10 min phone call to go over the specifics of the event and what his services entailed. On confirming, we were promptly asked to sign a contract and make a small deposit to confirm the appointment. On the day of the event, Kenneth was there dot-on-schedule with all the gear he promised to carry with him. The way we had the event location set-up, we had a photo-booth near the entrance, the center piece was set a little away from the photo-booth and there were guest spread all over. Given this setting, it was necessary for Kenneth to continuously juggle back and forth between the photo booth and capturing other moments and I think he managed so splendidly and effortlessly. He was always easy to locate for anyone who wanted to request a shot near the booth or somewhere else, while also making sure that he was there to capture all the key moments of the day. A lot of our guests were so pleased with his work and demeanor that they have already reached out and asked me for his contact information. The few pics we have got our hands -on, have come out really really well and I cant wait to see the whole lot once he is done working on it.
Opened Shutter PhotographyOpened Shutter Photography
Dhwanit S.
I must say its a huge disappointment. 1) Not a single pic of birthday boy alone. 2) Birthday boy was in great mood but hardly couple of smiling pic. 3) We explicitly asked couple of times to take max pic of birthday boy and all decorations. But fail to cover all decorations and birthday boy. 4) No natural moments captured for birthday boy with parents We really regret our decision of picking Daniel as photographer for capturing memories of the most memorable event of our life. We hired a professional photographer so that we don't have to worry about covering/capturing event and birthday boy. a huge huge disappointment.
West Coast Real Estate PhotographerWest Coast Real Estate Photographer
Mahsa K.
Chris is simply AMAZING. He is super responsive and professional. Our son's birthday party photos turned out great. He captured all the key moments and items from his birthday. We would surely consider him for all our future event and recommend to all our friends.
WOWza PhotographyWOWza Photography
Isabel F.
We worked with Chris on our 20th Anniversary Party, and all I can say is he did a great job! Excellent! The photos of our guests and the event space came out beautifully. He was always snapping pics capturing as much as he possibly could. (the sign of a photographer who loves his job) The only regret I had was not having him stay longer to capture more of the evening. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone.
WOWza PhotographyWOWza Photography
Parika B.
We hired Chris for covering birthday celebration of my kids. The photographs came out so well. Chris made sure he captured every tiny detail that included decoration and moments. He is very professional, patient, punctual and responsive. We will definitely call him for covering our future events and we highly recommend him.
WOWza PhotographyWOWza Photography
Ankita T.
We are so happy that we went with Teal for our quarantine wedding photography. Teal wore protective gear and was SO patient during the entire ceremony. Indian ceremonies usually take time but Teal was so pleasant to work with. He had great ideas for the pictures and was responsive after the event. We received the pictures earlier than expected and our families can’t stop raving about how awesome of a job Teal did. We already know who we’re hiring for our next event 😊 Can’t go wrong with Teal. Thank you, Teal!
Teal Mandzik PhotographyTeal Mandzik Photography
Vickie W.
Meeta photographed my husband’s 70th surprise birthday party. She captured the essence of the affair with beautiful, memorable, candid and group pictures. It was wonderful that I was free to enjoy the party knowing that Meeta was taking great shots of this important event. She is very professional, easy and assessable to talk with, and I would hire her again without hesitation. Thank you Meeta!
Meeta AhlawatMeeta Ahlawat
Namitha B.
I worked with Stefan for my daughters christening. He was super responsive and made sure he understood what exactly we wanted in terms of photography coverage on the day of the event. He is really personable; this helped us all be at ease and in turn we got some great family portraits. We were super happy with his pictures and will be working with him for sure in the future!
Stefan A. PhotographyStefan A. Photography
Kitty H.
I hired Brian for my husband's 50th birthday party. It was milestone celebration so I wanted to capture as many memories. Brian was very responsive from the get go. He requested a quick chat with me prior to the event to make sure he understood what I wanted. He arrived early to the venue and took some great venue shots. Once the guests arrived, he was on top of his game. He took candid shots and many posed shots on request. He was super friendly and easy going. I received a link to the photos after only a few days. The photos are amazing! They exceeded my expectations. I shared some of the photos with our party guests and even they were impressed with the quality of the shots. I would hire Brian again in a hearbeat. Thanks Brian!
Brian Byllesby PhotographyBrian Byllesby Photography
Prithvi N.
We had a wonderful experience working with Meeta for an engagement party we hosted. She was very responsive during our initial correspondence, and showed up at the venue 15 minutes before our requested time. Her work was top notch. The lighting at our venue was a little low, but it did not affect the quality of the photographs. We received our copies within 2 days of the event. Very nice experience overall, and highly recommended.
Meeta AhlawatMeeta Ahlawat
Thumbtack Customer
I am so glad I used Thumbtack! It was last minute I decided to hire a photographer and just found this tool on line. Brian was awesome! On time, professional and reasonably priced. I love my pictures! The pictures came out beautiful. I will now have a wonderful keepsake to look back on from my birthday party. I would use Brian again at the next big event I have in my life.
Brian Byllesby PhotographyBrian Byllesby Photography
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