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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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 Philadelphia event photographers
Chris M.
Corey did a great job capturing photos of our event and was a pleasure to work with! We got the photos on time shortly after the event. 5 Stars!
Masters of Light StudioMasters of Light Studio
Thumbtack Customer
Although Robert couldn't cover our event himself, he arranged for another photographer to cover our event who was very professional to work with and his photos were excellent.
Mang PhotoMang Photo
Prajwal V.
Very professional photographer. Was patient with the kids and took excellent portraits. Will definitely recommend for any parties or events and for portrait photography.
CrispyClean PhotographyCrispyClean Photography
Vanessa L.
Elizabeth was amazing! Her photos were beautiful and she was so great to work with at the event. I’m so happy with the photos. Thanks, Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Hasier PhotographyElizabeth Hasier Photography
Rebecca Y.
Kareem was professional, came with a second photographer to really help capture our event. The photos were wonderful. We are very pleased working with Kareem.
Kareem Phipps Visuals, LLCKareem Phipps Visuals, LLC
Sofiya S.
Great experience. Punctual, listened to my directions and the photos came out great! Absolutely worth it and highly recommended for memorable photos for your special event!
CrispyClean PhotographyCrispyClean Photography
Thumbtack Customer
MLR Images provided an amazing gallery of photos of a client dinner event. The images captured the moments.
MLR Images, LLCMLR Images, LLC
Kevin J.
James Kern Photography was a pleasure to work with. He showed up on time and ready to go. He asked very good questions so as to get a pulse for what the expectations were for the event. His set up was very professional and added more of a certain elegance to our event. After the event, Mr. Kern wasted no time at all in getting the photos to me. I fully recommend this service to anyone who is looking for a photographer who is reasonable on price and top notch in skills and equipment.
James Kern PhotographyJames Kern Photography
Thumbtack Customer
John Wesley delivered great photos and shared our enthusiasm for the event's success. He has been very easy to work with and we look forward to using his services for future events.
Lilly L.
Great communication, arrived on time, great quality and photos were delivered within days after event. Wonderful service
CrispyClean PhotographyCrispyClean Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Abbe did an excellent job photographing our son's Bar Mitzvah. She was very professional and created a beautiful album. You should use Abbe for your next event or photo shoot.
Abbe Foreman PhotographyAbbe Foreman Photography
Anj N.
We hired Chris for a pre-wedding welcome event with fairly short notice in a brand new venue, and he was great! Chris was very responsive and thoughtful as we finalized the event and our desired deliverables. He was communicative in the days leading up to the event and the day itself. He promised photos with a quick turnaround and delivered high quality candid and portrait photos. We're grateful he captured memories at the start of our weekend.
Christopher Tyler StudioChristopher Tyler Studio
Jascinthe H.
John does excellent photography. He was professional and punctual. He made my son and his prom date feel very comfortable in front of the camera. They will treasure these photos forever. Thank you for making a stressful event a breeze! JMJ Photography is highly recommended!
JMJ PhotographyJMJ Photography
Shwetha K.
Dante is the best! He's so kind and professional, and the photos turned out great. I'd absolutely hire him for my next event.
Clev Photography ProductionsClev Photography Productions
Stephanie F.
We hired BlueSun Photography for a very special family memorial event. The experience was excellent from start to finish! The photographs were absolutely beautiful. BlueSun is highly recommended! We will definitely hire BlueSun again in the future.
BlueSun PhotographyBlueSun Photography
Thumbtack Customer
We have used many photographers in the past but none have reached the caliber and quality of photos we received from Nando Photography. We will be using him again for future events. Great to work with down to earth and personable. Price is right! Highly recommend him for your projects.
Nando PhotographyNando Photography
Brian L.
Shawna did a fantastic job and we are really happy with the photos. She provided timely communication and was very flexible and easy to work with for the event. Highly recommend!
Shawna Mason Photography LLCShawna Mason Photography LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great photos, prompt communication. Truly impressed with the quality of Abbe's work and would definitely use again for future events. Thank you so much!
Abbe Foreman PhotographyAbbe Foreman Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Scott did a great job at our event and produced some really excellent photos for us to use. I would definitely work with him again!
Scott Anderson PhotographyScott Anderson Photography
Shannon G.
James was an absolute joy to work with! He was super responsive, timely, easy to work with and took great photos of our event. I highly recommend James!
James Kern PhotographyJames Kern Photography
Lejai R.
Shofiyaa was awesome. She was able to cover my wedding at the last minute after my photographer canceled. She was so patient with me and did a great job directing everything. I can't wait to see the photos! Will hire again for other events!
Shof PhotographyShof Photography
Sania A.
Working with Lauren was an easy and wonderful experience. She covered our wedding ceremony which was an outdoor event and took gorgeous photos, aligned with what we hoped for. She was on time and professional and I would recommend her based on her talent in framing photos, her patience, prompt photo delivery and being such a pleasure to work with!
Lauren Suchenski PhotographyLauren Suchenski Photography
Julia S.
James made it extremely easy to work with him. He did a fantastic job setting up photo ops, and produced some gorgeous pictures for us. James exceeded my expectations, and I would hire him as a photographer again for any type of event.
James Kern PhotographyJames Kern Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Abbe was easy to communicate with. She took terrific pictures at our corporate holiday party and was very professional throughout the entire process. Quick delivery of finished photos after the event was also greatly appreciated. Without a question, will use Abbe again for any photography needs.
Abbe Foreman PhotographyAbbe Foreman Photography
Paria G.
My fiancé and I asked Crispy Clean photography to take our wedding photos in Cityhall, Philadelphia. I just can say that he really surprised us by his photography skill. It was unbelievable! I love all of our photos and I am highly recommend this photography. He is so nice and professional. He knows about color, light and models very well. He helped us to find the best position for our photos. All of my family and friends like our photos and I’ll definitely invite him for our future events.
CrispyClean PhotographyCrispyClean Photography
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