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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

Reviews for Schenectady event photographers
Teri W.
WE LOVED EVERYTHING. His prior communication was very friendly and informative. pictures are fabulous. we could not have asked for a better photographer. Ken takes any pictures you request and he really captures every single moment of your event without even seeing him there. ken is very friendly and all our guests loved him. you get way more than you pay for when you book him for your photographer. We would recommend him for any event . thank you Ken for capturing our 25th anniversary and giving us photo memories of a lifetime to cherish. (Charles & Teri-Ann Whitbeck)
Ken Clough PhotographyKen Clough Photography
Michael J.
Ken is a consummate professional. He's very easy to work with. His prices for the event, the projector we needed and extra prints were very reasonable. Along with a $150 print credit. You will be hard pressed to find anyone who is of such excellent quality and value. My event was a, 50th wedding anniversary. My mother is the closest thing we have to a photographer in our family. And we are all very happy with everything that Ken has done.
Ken Clough PhotographyKen Clough Photography
Todd R.
We were beyond impressed with the team’s personal attention and creativity. The whole experience felt spontaneous and not forced, with the photographer urging us to be ourselves and allowing us to better experience the moment. We would recommend this team for any event. Gabriel and Stacia made our day more amazing than we could have expected. Thank you both so much.
SkyLark PhotographySkyLark Photography
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