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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 Columbus event photographers
Kelly D.
Adam was wonderful to work with and the photos of our corporate awards event turned out great. Thanks, Adam!
Adam Jones PhotographyAdam Jones Photography
Rachel G.
We hired Doug for a corporate networking event, and he was easy to work with, reasonably priced and took awesome photos!
Doug Melvin Photography, Video and Photo BoothDoug Melvin Photography, Video and Photo Booth
Rebecca Y.
Jonathan was excellent! He was professional and really captured our event. Provided photos very quickly afterwards. It was a pleasure to work with him.
Jonathan Michaels PhotographyJonathan Michaels Photography
Robin K.
Maria took pictures of the surprise party we had for my mom's 80th birthday. She was ready to go when we requested and took excellent photos of everyone at the event. Final pictures were returned within a few days of the event. Very pleased.
Maria Hall PhotographyMaria Hall Photography
Tyler F.
Working with Svetlana was a real treat from beginning to end! Her photos came out amazing and she was a great person to have around during our party! I highly recommend hiring Svetlana for your next event!
Svetlana - Columbus Wedding & Event PhotographerSvetlana - Columbus Wedding & Event Photographer
Brad H.
Sean was the perfect addition to our family wedding. He documented every moment of the event and added so many great touches with creative posing and backgrounds. We cannot wait to see the finished photos and to share them with others!
Sean Smith DigitalSean Smith Digital
Nixon D.
Harry is a true professional. He has knowledge of the various areas to capture the perfect ambiance, worked closely with us throughout our special day, and was on time from beginning to end. I would definitely hire Harry again for any event where a photographer is needed.
Harry Acosta PhotographyHarry Acosta Photography
Sumaiya A.
Denise did an amazing job of capturing our wedding day. She was so personable and lovely to work with - before, during, and after the event! Our family was just as impressed by her as we were. She sent us a teaser photo right away and it was so dreamy we couldn't wait to see the final package. She delivered us our photos and video highlight within the time frame she had promised which wasn't surprising given the professionalism she had already demonstrated. We absolutely LOVED the final product. Not only were the pictures beautiful but the video highlight was also incredible. We were overwhelmed and moved to tears because the videography very beautifully captured our love and commitment to each other. We would pick Denise again in a heartbeat!
Willow Ridge PhotographyWillow Ridge Photography
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