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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.

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.

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 Long Branch event photographers
Christie E.
Susan was nice but I wouldn't recommend her as the photographer for your wedding day. Quality of the photos were really good and her videographer, Paul, was outstanding. We loved the video we received. But one of the main issues I had were that Susan never got a picture of my husband or I with either one of our grandmothers, which broke my heart. I filled out the checklist of who we wanted photo with and had an in-depth phone call with Susan about the details and timing. She never told me to make sure they were in a specific place at a specific time, and didn't get a single shot of us with either of them during the reception. That responsibility is on me too, but as the bride, I trusted her to tell me who was left on the list before the event ended. I also specifically asked if I needed to map out locations for photos or prep backup locations due to weather, and she said no because she was familiar with the area. When the day came, she asked me where I wanted to go for pictures and asked my bridesmaids as well, so one of my bridesmaids ended picked the only location outside we took shots at (which was extremely sunny and my husband is squinting in a lot of photos). She also didn't return my bouquet to the box after taking photos of it, and instead placed it on one of the hotel bedroom nightstands, so we had a panicking search for it for quite some time. She also didn't know which person my husband was for the first 10 minutes of photo taking of the boys, and didn't make sure they had their boutonnieres, etc. beforehand. Again, photos came out very well quality and Susan was very nice, but all the little issues added up and were very frustrating during an already anxiety-ridden day that you spend so much time trying to make perfect.
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