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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Oakdale event photographers
Thumbtack Customer
We asked Rory to photograph us at several favorite Twin City locations to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We had an excellent experience working with him. He helped us pick some ideal locations, came up with new ideas that worked really well and he was really good at his job. It was a four hours shoot but he was enthusiastic and professional to the very end. I warmly recommend Rory for any similar photography events!
Rory Thomas ProductionsRory Thomas Productions
Pamela B.
I would & already have recommended Lou3. Lou is right there for the customer & gets to know you before the event. Lou captured images that are priceless yet his price was easy on this Momma's pocketbook. I will continue to brag about Lou3 Photography forever. Lou is not only professional but personable & a joy to work with.
Lou3 PhotographyLou3 Photography
Matt G.
Matthias was awesome! Literally hours before we needed a photographer I hopped on Thumbtack to see if anyone was available to shoot our band's shopping trip. Matthias responded within an hour and his quote was reasonable. He joined us only a few hours later on our wacky, out-of-the-box, photo shoot. Not only were his pictures great, but his punctuality, good eye, and sense of humor made for an absolutely unforgettable event. Thank you again!
Orfield PhotographyOrfield Photography
Thumbtack Customer
By far the most energetic photographer I have ever met! The photos are amazing, our ceremony (a pagan ritual, circular and hard to shoot) was fully captured in every way possible and he was still running joyfully around capturing moments at the reception late into the night. Hire this man! Not only does he know what he is doing, he is willing to augment his pattern to fit your event and give you everything you need, even if the request is on the spot. He makes you feel like the most important person he has ever met, and that is a treasure!
Lou3 PhotographyLou3 Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Rory was awesome. He followed up quickly after I posted for a photographer on Thumbtack. He was genuine and really was interested in knowing the occasion and what was important to me regarding the photo shoot. He seemed to be very flexible and laid back and did 100% thorough work! We went to Capital Grill downtown Minneapolos for a post wedding celebration and he took some amazing shots! He brought top notch gear, wasn't intruding and many of my guests were very complimentary of his skills and sense of humor. Thanks Rory! We will call you next time we have an event! Danielle & Chris
Rory O'Neill PhotoRory O'Neill Photo
Ariel F.
Yen was great to work with! She responded timely to my questions. She was very flexible and willing to work with my situation. The morning of our plans changed. She provided suggestions and worked with me on getting a new location. We had a tight time schedule we needed to follow, Yen was with us and on time to all of the events. She told us where to stand to get the best shot! I would hire her again!!! And the photos turned out great!
Olympus PhotographyOlympus Photography
Julie L.
This was the first time I had ever used Thumbtack and truly just threw this event/need out on a whim hoping I would find one person willing to meet us in less than two days, in December, right before Christmas, in the freezing cold.... The response was fantastic! We had 6 folks respond! I selected Stephie because she seemed to grasp what we were looking for and illustrated in her proposal how she would/could capture the moment. Stephie did not disappoint! We were taking pictures outside and the temps were hovering around 0 - Stephie and her husband never balked or tried to rush the photo shoot, in fact they both seemed oblivious of the cold temps! The turn around time was great, we were provided with a few shots early so that we could share with friends & family the news of the engagement and she was able to turn the balance of the photos around in a very reasonable time frame. I will definitely recommend Thumbtack and Welcome Love Photography to my friends! Thanks Stephie!
Welcome Love PhotographyWelcome Love Photography
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