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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 Naperville event photographers
Cicily M.
I had a great experience. Antonio was our photographer, he took good pictures and was very pleasing person to be at the event.
Enevole IncEnevole Inc
Sandy H.
Beautiful pictures impressed we received our event photo gallery next day! Photographer was punctual, respectful and professional beyond thankful to Candidly Chicago! Outstanding work, and we will be using your services in the future! Thank you!
Candidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer  ChicagoCandidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer Chicago
Vicki M.
Christina is an excellent photographer that was able to intuitively capture my event even with last minute changes. 5 stars in all categories!! Thank You!!
Candidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer  ChicagoCandidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer Chicago
Mallory C.
Bill photographed the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation's annual Take Steps walk in Naperville. He was punctual, professional and overall a delight to work with. We provided Bill with a shot list prior to the event and he fulfilled every request we had. The pictures were gorgeous and delivered very fast via a downloadable gallery. We could not be more impressed with Bill's work and we are grateful that we found him. We have already booked him to work at two more special events for our Foundation.
W. Biederman PhotographyW. Biederman Photography
Jaiseka H.
Dane was an absolute pleasure to work with! In his photography you can see that he really pays attention to detail, great at directing you when you’re not sure how to pose, and overall provides quality content. Even when my event felt somewhat chaotic, he was so sweet and accommodating. Really went above and beyond to provide great service. I would not hesitate to book him again in the future. 10/10 recommend :)
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