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Find a birthday party photographer near Chicago, IL

Find a birthday party photographer near Chicago, IL

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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 Chicago birthday party photographers
Rumya R.
Karolina photographed our daughter's 1st birthday party. She was professional and punctual, and captured the moments of our party perfectly. The photos were very candid and 'in the moment', as we had requested. She also took some family photos before the event that were lovely. Would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent event photographer!
Karolina Heggaton PhotographyKarolina Heggaton Photography
Nicole S.
I highly recommend Haley for your next photo shoot or event. She did a wonderful job capturing our daughter's first birthday party. Haley was friendly, punctual, and extremely quick in her turnaround. She listened to exactly what we wanted and produced BEAUTIFUL photos. We will treasure them for years to come!
HMeadow PhotographyHMeadow Photography
Thumbtack Customer
The original photographer for our son's birthday party had to cancel at the last minute. Lori stepped in on short notice, calmed our concerns, and did a wonderful job. She was friendly, professional, and delivered great pictures. We are very happy, thank you Lori!!
Lori Strock Photography - IllinoisLori Strock Photography - Illinois
Thumbtack Customer
It was great working with Martika for my daughter's 1-year-old birthday party AND cake smash photos. It was a lot to cram in to a short amount of time and limited space, and she was very flexible, accommodating and had great suggestions. The photos are GORGEOUS and she had a very fast turnaround time! Also, she's very quick at responding to questions/emails which is great. Would definitely recommend Martika as a photographer! Thank you!
Martika Photography, LLCMartika Photography, LLC
Amal S.
Karolina was very professional, helpful and excellent at her job! She communicated with me, showed up on time, did what we agreed on! I am so grateful for her and how beautifully she caught our daughter's 1st Birthday party! She is my photographer to go to now and recommend her to everyone I know. She did what she promised!
Karolina Heggaton PhotographyKarolina Heggaton Photography
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Rich for our son's first birthday party photography coverage. Rich did an excellent job capturing the moments from our special celebration. He is very easy to work with and everyone was very comfortable having him around taking the pictures. He is flexible to cater to your requirements. The key is to set proper expectations and you will have some great memories to keep!
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