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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 Santa Clara event photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Fahim is excellent awsome photographer i have ever worked with..I recommend everyone to go with fahim for event photography..He has taken perfect pictures and perfect editing too...Thanks fahim for your photography
Irene S.
Meeta was so easy to work with and provided great service day-of as well as following the event. Her photos were beautiful and I am very pleased with her work. She was communicative and took great candid and posed photos. I look forward to hiring her for photography again!
Meeta AhlawatMeeta Ahlawat
Thumbtack Customer
Highly recommended! Patrick was very helpful, easy going and nice to everyone. He did a great job and now we have wonderful photos to remember our beautiful event.
Patrick T. Power PhotographyPatrick T. Power Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Larry photographed at my kids first birthday event over this weekend.He was very patient, professional and stayed through the end of the late event and took time to review every picture carefully.He took all the photographs that we asked for, and even made guests feel comfortable approaching him.We haven't received the pictures yet,and believe them to be great like his attitude. Shall try updating this post later,otherwise thanks Larry. Rao
Lawrence GeraldLawrence Gerald
Nakul D.
We hired Marlon for our daughter's birthday event. It was a last-minute plan and we didn't have time to give all the details or completely understand what we should expect from Marlon. I am happy to say we were highly satisfied with Marlon's photography and professionalism. From the beginning to the end, my experience everything was very smooth. 1. Marlon arrived before the start of the event and was happy to use that time to take shots of the decoration and a few solo photos 2. Marlon is very personable and made our guests comfortable. He shot both candid and posed photographs 3. The edited photos were delivered in 2-phases. A sneak peek and all clubbed together 4. The quality of the photos was sharp and had a nice natural look I am not uploading any samples due to privacy reasons but I am happy to refer Marlon to my friends and family!
Marlon Moments - (100+ Hires 👑 SF Top Pro)Marlon Moments - (100+ Hires 👑 SF Top Pro)
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff was awesome, extremely professional. I also appreciated the fact that his schedule was flexible - that really helped with planning my event. His photos came out amazing and were used on various websites to promote our business! Highly recommended.
Jeff Rumans PhotographyJeff Rumans Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I would highly recommend 1shotphotography! We had Fahim as our photographer at our son's first birthday party and he was amazing! We love the pictures, they are beautiful. We were very happy with the service we received. Fahim was extremely helpful and always quick to respond to emails. He definitely knew what he was doing. His photos turned out great! The photos are the most important part of any special event, because they are a treasure you will have forever. Kudos for making my son's first birthday wonderful & memorable! :):)
Kamaldeep K.
I visited thumbtack to search for photographer near me, couple weeks before my event (bridal shower). I received quote from Ruben (Sybex Studio) within few hours the same day. Ruben’s very friendly, and professional. He understood my needs and made the process easy and headache free. Ruben’s fabulous: I did not have to call/text him after the first call; he reassured me to be stress free and I did not have to worry about my photographer any more (you can absolutely trust his words, no doubts!). German (photographer assigned for the event by Ruben) arrived right on time on the day of event, communicated effectively, and knew exactly what to do. We received pics with in less than a week, and all of my friends loved the pics, praised German’s moment catching skills/ Ruben’s pic editing skills. German is genius and captures emotions, details, and fun memories in a unique way that everyone just “awwww” about! :)
Pross F.
It was great working with SweetEms. The quality of photos were amazing. Nice and crispy. We just briefed her quickly on what shots need to be taken and she quickly adapted. This gig was a bit challenging since it’s outdoor at night, lighting was so so. But she got it done. Thank you and we will hire you soon for other events.
SweetEmms (650)7031439SweetEmms (650)7031439
Kazim Z.
We had a pathetic experience with them. They charged full amount in advance for the event booking but at the last moment didn’t turn up rather sent a text showing inability to come as their camera was broken. So poor handling of customer that they didn’t even bother to call up to discuss the situation and come up with some alternate for the same. We could have offered our own SLR camera for the event. But they just dropped the ball like that at the eleventh hour leaving us frustrated with no way to get another photographer. We could only take few snaps as one if our friends offered to take some otherwise we would have lost the events memories completely. I will not recommend them due to their lack of professionalism and responsibility.
Candidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer San JoseCandidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer San Jose
Thumbtack Customer
Michael Keel was very punctual to the venue and is a very friendly person. He had a lot of patience when he did our photoshoot. We hired him for two events and one outdoor photoshoot. He captured the colors very well. Especially his outdoor photoshoot was amazing. His special quality is his editing. He ensures when he edits there is no artificial colors. His photos look exactly like how one would see the surroundings with their own eyes. On top he responds to your messages immediately. We got our photos in about 40 days (we had 3 sessions).
Michael Keel Weddings/Events PhotographyMichael Keel Weddings/Events Photography
Shilpa K.
I reached out to Stavan for photography/video for my sister's wedding. I can easily say it was the best decision. He was very responsive during our conversations about the dates/times and venue. He was right on time on the day of the wedding. He was extremely patient during the entire event. Even when there were delays, he was very patient and very well prepared for the day and type of venue. He was wonderful to work with. Above all, his work definitely did shine when he sent the photographs after the wedding. They were just beautiful, I could not believe he managed to get such great angles. I would highly recommend him for his quality of work. It is very hard to find easy to work with, responsive, punctual, professional and good photographers like him. I am very glad I was able to find him in time. Kudos to Stavan as well as his videographer !
Vision infinie by StavanVision infinie by Stavan
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