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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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Pittsburgh event photographers
Chelsea M.
Working with Mark has been a very positive experience. He is professional, punctual, and a quality photographer. We would highly suggest him to anyone looking for an event photographer and will be using him for our events in the future.
Mark Simpson PhotographyMark Simpson Photography
Jacob M.
Gary did a great job for our event setting up a backdrop, taking portrait photos while capturing our event. I would rehire him in a heartbeat.
Gary Yon PhotographyGary Yon Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Beth is an excellent photographer.She photographed my son's life event .She captured every moment and the pictures were extraordinary.I strongly recommend her for any special event.
Kukucka PhotographyKukucka Photography
Marco M.
Super nice engaged and passioned photographer with an eye for the details. It was a lot of fun and I can highly recommend Amy for any event.
Amy Jennings PhotographyAmy Jennings Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I needed a photographer at the last minute and she came through! Turnover of pictures was very quick as well. Very personable and helpful at event.
DJD PhotosDJD Photos
Thumbtack Customer
50th birthday party photos done the right way. Very pleasant to work with & i will be using mike for any event that i have from hear on out
M4J PhotographyM4J Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Adam Wilson photographed a happy hour event at Thrill Mill and did a remarkable job. Timely and enthusiastic, he quickly proved to be an asset to the attendee experience and took amazing, press-worthy photos. We will definitely work with him again next time we are in Pittsburg.
Adam Wilson PhotographyAdam Wilson Photography
Taylor M.
Heather was great! She was very responsive, checked with us about the preferred dress code ahead of time, and then produced great pictures. We got access to the photos within 3 days of the event.
Heather Hope PhotographyHeather Hope Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Showed up early, took instruction well, took amazing photos for a long day of work on our event, and delivered them on time, with a short deadline. Would absolutely hire her again!
Allie Wynands PhotographyAllie Wynands Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Christopher proved to be a very reliable and skilled photographer when I needed last minute help for a nonprofit event. I booked him just the day before and he came on time, and was thoughtful and made great pictures. He followed up quickly with photographs. I'd definitely hire him again.
Human City CreativeHuman City Creative
Hannah B.
Amazing! She showed up early to set up, she captured all of the photos I asked for, she was always quick to respond and always super professional, the photos she took are perfect! I would absolutely hire her again the next time I am hosting an event in Pittsburgh.
Vivid Memories By: Edisa KelsoVivid Memories By: Edisa Kelso
Lauren H.
Chris was great! The final photos we received from him were just what we were looking for. Chris was also very flexible, as our event was delayed for inclement weather. He returned the photos to us within 24 hours and was extremely easy to work with. I would definitely use Chris again.
Human City CreativeHuman City Creative
Thumbtack Customer
I needed a photographer to do my son's Bar Mitzvah. The two photographer's that I knew were either booked or out of my price range. I turned to Thumbtack and Shawn Mertz had the best proposal. I wanted someone to come out Friday afternoon to do mock photos in the synagogue for about an hour and then to shoot the Bar Mitzvah party Saturday night for about 3 hours. Shawn gave me the amazing price of $450. Not only did the photos come out great but the service was amazing. I gave him a memory card and he shot a copy of all the JPEGS for me to have immediately. On Saturday he had an mobile album of the Friday photos for me to share and on by Sunday he had edited all the photos, updated the mobile share photos, had the edited photos for me to download on a zip file and had the only gallery available to share. By Monday everything was complete. There was a fair amount of editing to do, as the hall we used had some ripped wall paper, unsightly objects, and scuff marks, which were all removed from the final photos. The quality of the photo's were great and everyone commented on how good they were. He brought off camera lighted, which I was expected, but mad the photos look real good. For this type of event it was everything I wanted and more. Also, Shawn is a real nice guy, very honest, easy to work with an accommodating. He did not even ask for security deposit to book the event.
Shawn Mertz PhotographyShawn Mertz Photography
Tatiana D.
Best photographer experience I have ever had. Always responsive, was punctual to my event and ready to go above and beyond my expectations. His professionalism was unmatched! Well worth his value. Can’t wait to see what he is able to produce
Mike Christ PhotographyMike Christ Photography
Tony V.
I just got the photos back from a Casino Night event I threw, and they look amazing! Jill did quality work, delivered on the shot list that my corporate office requested, and even threw in some creative shots that I would have not thought of on my own! Very pleased with the work that Jill did for us!
Jill Farrar PhotographyJill Farrar Photography
Taylor C.
Amy was absolutely amazing to work with. First of all, her quality of work is wonderful, we absolutely loved all of the pictures and it really captured the magical feeling that we all felt on the day of the proposal. She also thought of so many creative pictures and ideas that we all loved. She was so willing to to take as many pictures and go with as many ideas as we had. She was also great at communicating prior to the event and has such a quick turnaround with pictures after the event. Amy is fantastic and I would be sure to recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer.
Amy Jennings PhotographyAmy Jennings Photography
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