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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.

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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 Raleigh event photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Kelley took great photos of our corporate event and got our photos back to us the same night! Very appreciative.
Kelley Bennett PhotographyKelley Bennett Photography
Naim R.
Kelley was great, she was on time and took great photos. Would use her again for future events
Kelley Bennett PhotographyKelley Bennett Photography
Corina B.
J was perfect for our baby shower. He arrived on time and took amazing photos for a very reasonable price. I have now dubbed him our family event photographer. I wouldn't hesitate to book with him again.
Jay.Omarius PhotographyJay.Omarius Photography
Alexa W.
Delia photographed our wedding! She was extremely professional and accommodating to changes in plans due to COVID-19. Having her photograph us made everyone feel comfortable and the pictures turned out fantastic. We’ll be using her again for future events
Imagination 2 Infinity, LLCImagination 2 Infinity, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Kelley was awesome to work with! She was very accommodating and efficient. Photos turned out great and were ready within 2 days of the event. I would definitely recommend her! :)
Kelley Bennett PhotographyKelley Bennett Photography
Tiffany m.
There are not enough stars to give Mark for the photography services he provided our NYE party. We had booked a photo both for the event and figured with camera phones we didn’t need a professional photographer. The night before the event and seeing my vision coming together, I knew I wanted one. I took a leap and posted my want and my budget here knowing it would be a shoot in the dark. To my surprise, Mark responded within an hour saying he would be in the Raleigh area and would be happy to capture the event for us. He agreed to shoot the event for my budget. Offered me a huge upgrade that would capture the entire evening for a very modest price that I will NEVER regret jumping on. He kept contact with me the day of the event, looked at our event details and dressed our black tie theme. Showed up and spent the entire evening into the morning of 2020 taking pictures of moments our guest will never forget. Here is what made his services not only professional but what I would say shows his enjoyment and love for what he does and how he hears his clients needs. Mark had 100’s of pictures to me the next afternoon and 100’s more the next day!!! My event was a public event and he explained to me the importance of having those images available ASAP to the attendees. I was just grateful he came, he put that timing detail on himself to assure the event maintained the positive feedback and reviews he heard that night. I can not thank Mark enough for being the skilled professional photographer he is, but also the generally good person he is for wanting the best for those he works with. I’ve already asked him to mark his 12/31/2020 schedule booked for BluBox. However before then, I hope to be able to work with him on some other events and a personal family shoot. No hesitation when I say I already have and will continue to recommend Mark East Photography. Thank you Mark!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mark East PhotographyMark East Photography
Houda J.
I hire Addie for my weeding ceremony event on September of 2019. The pictures were very nice and his work ethics were incredible. He is also patient and punctual. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to hire a professional photographer.
Addie Agarwal - Different PerspectivesAddie Agarwal - Different Perspectives
Vannesa A.
Mehmet photography services are outstanding; his professionalism showcases in the work he produces; amazing memories, an always having a keen eye for capturing the best special moments during your event. Our pictures are memories that we will never forget; thanks Mehmet for the amazing job you gave my wife and I. Regards; Alex Amo
Mehmet Demirci Photography LLCMehmet Demirci Photography LLC
Naman C.
Pros: On time Good pictures Courteous Reasonable rates Cons: Not suggested for outdoor and guest parties, didn’t took pictures of any parents in the kids birthday party Had to call text multiple time to get pictures Took nearly a month to send pictures and that too after so many calls and texts I won’t be personally recommending for birthday parties etc. possibly good for still photography but dont have ideas for beautiful pictures. My family will be finding another photographer for our next events.
Kelley Bennett PhotographyKelley Bennett Photography
Faith S.
If you're looking for amazing work with an amazing photographer, look no further. Me and my husband had to change our wedding date with little warning due to the virus, and Ayhan was incredibly kind and went above and beyond for us. He helped make my day not nearly as stressful as it could have been. What should have been a classic southern celebration of almost 100 people ended up being a ceremony of 8 people in my backyard, and Ayhan captured every moment beautifully. We will be definitely using him again for future events! He is prompt with pictures and very professional, you won't be disappointed.
Ayhan Photography - Faceinlens CreativeAyhan Photography - Faceinlens Creative
Thumbtack Customer
First, a few words of background, so that this review can be put into perspective. I am an interior designer, based in France. I work with high-end clientele, and on high-end projects. I work with very high-end French and English photographers, as well. So, in the aesthetics and creative department, this reviewer has a professional basis on which to evaluate. I say this, as I want Steven to get the real credit he deserves. I was amazed with Steven's photographs. Amazed is the right word, as I was expecting "good", or even "great", but I definitely did not think I would get "amazing". Moreover, it was of an event he had never done before, and thus likely posed at least some sort of initial challenge to him (although he said nothing). It was a horse show, and I wanted candids of my horse, the grooming, the prep before going in the ring, training and interacting with the trainer, and so on. Now Steven not only rose to the occasion, but took amazingly powerful and beautiful shots. He has a way of getting "inside", of finding the images that have flair. Just as effortlessly, he finds the fun, the charming. He can do it all. He has the eye. A very, very good eye. I would say he has the talent, but talent is a misnomer, as used in most contexts. Talent is what a Mom might say a kid has, when the kid is nine years old. Most kids end up doing nothing with that God-given talent. It is wasted, never to be known. But not with Steven. He has taken his talent and honed it, perfected it. His taste (which is knowledge and practice) is of a high caliber, and this only comes from hard work. And it shows. Moreover, he is adabtable and very, very creative, always thinking. He is a total professional, and his images show that. This was obvious the moment I opened the CD of photos of the event he sent me, and looked at the first handful of photos. Hire him, and you will see the difference between the superlative, and the ordinary and undistinguished. G. Hucek, Normandy, France.
Mantilla PhotographyMantilla Photography
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