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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 Mateo event photographers
Caity C.
Julie was great to work with! Kept me update to date the day of the event, was flexible and sent the photos back quickly. Highly recommended.
JulieReichPhotoJulieReichPhoto
Sarah G.
Jeff was absolutely wonderful to work with. He photographed an event at a store opening for us and he delivered everything just as we had requested. I would definitely book him again!
Jeff Young - Motionspeed PhotoJeff Young - Motionspeed Photo
Eunice H.
Amazing shots! We worked with Christopher for our company offsite and the photos turned out so great. We had a fun team bonding activity and he captured some really fun moments, group shots, vendors, decorations, and basically everything we were looking for. So glad we decided to go with Christopher as he was very reasonably priced and the photos look very professional! It was an outdoor event and he brought several lenses to accommodate all types of shots. We will definitely be working with him again for future events!
ChristopherChe PhotographyChristopherChe Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Brian photographed my daughter's 3rd birthday party. We had about 55 people in our backyard and he captured incredible images of the children, adults, food, flowers, decor and some cute family group pictures as well. The lighting in the images is perfect. I have been looking for a good event photographer and I found him! He is also a super nice guy and great with kids! I will definitely be hiring him again for our next party!
Brian Byllesby PhotographyBrian Byllesby Photography
Lori P.
Can’t speak highly enough of DeNoise Studios. Our original photographer gave us notice that he was unable to make it to the Grand Opening of our studio, “Aikido By the Bay”, only one week before. We were so fortunate to have found DeNoise. They were incredible from beginning to end! They responded within a few hours, very simple process to hire them. Their photographer was very professional and accommodating to any of our requests and the photos he took are fantastic! He captured everything from up close action photos, to formal group photos, and everything in between. He was literally everywhere and there was a lot going on. But he was completely unobtrusive and wonderful to work with! Would hire them again in a second! Hope to use them for all our future events! Thank you DeNoise for being so wonderful to work with!
DeNoise Studios (California)DeNoise Studios (California)
Aya K.
Very grateful for the opportunity to have Kuks capture the precious moments of my cousin's engagement. He was very professional and had a great sense of humor. His "unedited" photos were high quality and truly captured the love the couple has for each other. He's aware of the small details to shoot the right poses, angles and use lighting apppropriately. The couple and immediate family took posed pictures and the rest were mostly candid photos of the guests eating, dancing etc. I will be reaching out to him for all our family events. He's that good!!
Kuks Singh Photo & Video | Top ProKuks Singh Photo & Video | Top Pro
Simone B.
William was such a pleasure to work with! Crisp colors and details, beautiful lighting and a timely delivery of our order. He coordinated with our Director to position our student dancers in poses that showed them at their best - cuteness and happiness was present in every photo! He was so easy to communicate with, came well ahead of time of the event, to test the lighting, set up equipment and converse about the details. We look forward to working with William for our next Dance Showcase!
Jack Simpson PhotographyJack Simpson Photography
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