Find an event photographer near Rockford, IL

Find an event photographer near Rockford, IL

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Find an event photographer near Rockford, IL

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 Rockford event photographers
Nicole J.
Rob was an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only did he help us out when our previous photographer canceled only a few weeks before our wedding but his professionalism and photo quality was absolutely amazing. We have only seen our proofs thus far but I was so blown away already, I had to write this review. Don't waste your time with any other photographers. Rob is punctual, professional, great at communicating and takes beautiful photos. I would definitely hire him for any future event photography.
Moments Photography by Dr. RobMoments Photography by Dr. Rob
Dia V.
My family wanted to hire a photographer for my sister’s wedding and have a hardbound book made. Julie Kay was our first choice. She was prompt, professional and we loved her portfolio. Her photos are gorgeous! Unfortunately, I put the wrong email into the paperwork, a careless error that cost us our first choice. Julie was kind and lovely to us despite the misunderstanding. We will definitely hire her for the next big event in my sister’s life. Don’t be like me. Fill out your paperwork carefully. Book Julie Kay! You won’t regret it.
Julie Kay PhotographyJulie Kay Photography
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