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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.

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.

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 couple photographers
Thumbtack Customer
I worked with Jake for an engagement photo-shoot a couple of weeks ago. It was my first time doing a professional photo-shoot so I was pretty nervous going into it. However, Jake made the entire process a really enjoyable one as he is a pleasure to work with! The pictures also turned out really great which I am very excited to use and print out. He is friendly and very professional. He was also very flexible with a couple of requests that I had. I would recommend working with Jake!
Photography by Jake PreedinPhotography by Jake Preedin
Jake H.
I hired Bill from W. Biederman Photography to photograph my proposal in Chicago. I contacted him from overseas & his responses were prompt and he was very helpful. We are a couple who have never been photographed and he made us feel at ease. He took the time to talk to us & made the experience even better. We had a preview album sent to us within 24hrs & the entire edited album (with around 200 photographs) was available within about a week. He took great photographs & we can't wait to get them printed! We would highly recommend Bill to anyone in Chicago. Jake & Shruti
W. Biederman PhotographyW. Biederman Photography
Kaley S.
Sean is AMAZING! He took photos of my friends before a gala and they came out beautiful! He did a great job working with a large group (30+) and made sure everyone got the photos they were looking for. There were hundreds of great group shots, couple photos, individual photos and candids. He is so nice and made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. He made our event feel extra special and everyone is so happy with how the photos came out. I really appreciate the time he took to edit so many pictures so that everyone had great options, he definitely went above and beyond. If I need a photographer in the future I will definitely hire Sean again, 100% recommend!!
Suite 27 ProductionsSuite 27 Productions
Estrella L.
Joshua is an amazing photographer! We scheduled a couples photoshoot with him and we cannot be happier with the photos he took! He not only made us feel super comfortable during the photoshoot he also made it really fun! He was professional, friendly, and super responsive. He answered any questions we had and gave us great location suggestions for the shoot. I would definitely recommend his services and will book him again for future shoots!
Joshua Tatro PhotographyJoshua Tatro Photography
Erik S.
I've rewritten the first sentence of this review a couple of times now because my words kept failing me. That said, I'll keep it simple ... Emma was our dream photographer. I can't believe how freaking lucky we got in finding her. I hired Emma to photograph my proposal to my girlfriend and not only did she capture the moment beautifully, but she made us both feel incredibly comfortable. In sharing the final gallery with family and friends, I've had multiple people say they were brought to tears. Great experience, person and result. We'd highly recommend her for any kind of shoot.
Emma Mullins PhotographyEmma Mullins Photography
Aubrey M.
Ryan was awesome to work with! He went out of his way to make sure we met a couple times before the wedding and had all the details worked out. He was very good at including all our guests and wedding party in pictures but also making sure that we took a few minutes to ourselves to take everything in. He was present but also made it feel very natural. Over all very nice to work with. Was early for photos and always responded promptly.
Bringas Productions INC 🎥 📷Bringas Productions INC 🎥 📷
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