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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 Providence event photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Matt was the photographer for our corporate event and he was great at responding and dealing with the craziness before the event in a very professional manner. He took amazing photos of all the action at the party and really made sure each photo was memorable. He was personable and easy to talk and plan with what exactly we wanted done at the event. We would definitely hire him again!
Safari PhotographySafari Photography
Joyce E.
Rocco went out of his way to photograph my event with short notice. He provided photos for me very quickly and sent me all of them soon after. He was very dependable, arrived early and did a great job. Plus he's a nice guy!
Rocco's Photo TavernRocco's Photo Tavern
Thumbtack Customer
It was wonderful to work with Matty. He was very personable and did a great job mingling inconspicuously among the guests. He seems to have a good eye for composition, I am waiting to see the online photos so cannot give a full review. I would definately reccommend him based on his personality, and performance at the event.. Once I see the photos he could be a 5 star. He was early for the event at a restaurant in Providence and stayed later than arranged.
Matt Viens PhotoMatt Viens Photo
Angela b.
What luck for us that we were able to have John photograph our daughters sweet 16 party!!! He was amazing. He worked so well with all the kids, and they all loved him! John has a wonderful personality and demeanor. As a photographer he was punctual, professional, open to suggestions, and always providing insight for a fabulous shot! I’ll add a few photos here but I hope he puts our event on his thumbtack page! We are so happy with his work and can’t wait to work with him again! Also, I am a wedding officiant, you can be sure that I will suggest John for wedding events as they come up! I am very confident in his work! Thank you John!!
John Klippel Photography ColoradoJohn Klippel Photography Colorado
Christena C.
Bruno was extremely professional and approachable and was great about communicating before the event. He also took beautiful, bright and clear photos and was able to capture some really special moments. He, along with one of his team members, managed to take great photos of various activities, performances, and interactions at a festival with several hundred people at the Roger Williams Park Casino (inside and outside of it) in RI. Needless to say, we are very pleased with his work! And we'll definitely be reaching out to him again in the future. Five stars!
Miami Pro Photos & VideosMiami Pro Photos & Videos
Thumbtack Customer
As the director of a church I deal wth a lot of contractors and I can honestly say that Matty is in a class of his own. We hired him to shoot a church event and he was extremely professional, friendly with everyone he shot, and respectful of the 100-year old building and sanctuary. The photos are AMAZING and will be a cornerstone to all of our outreach projects. He captured the event in a way that truly demonstrates the joy and happiness of all that attended. Matty exceeded any expectations that we could have hoped for and I would highly recommend him.
Matt Viens PhotoMatt Viens Photo
Jessica C.
Great pictures and experience on the day of the event! Her prices were reasonable and she was super sweet. She arrived at the agreed-upon time (which I had easily changed from the original contract). She communicated well with the DJ to be sure to capture some of the special moments within her timeframe. We even asked her to stay longer than we planned. I would hire her again- with an understanding of two things that would have helped to know in the beginning. From our experience, we learned not to expect timely responses to calls or messages. After a couple of messages/emails/calls over a span of multiple days, we were able to finally connect with Jess. Another thing to potentially anticipate is longer than the projected processing time. The original estimate was 10 days max for a couple of hours of photos (under 150 photos). I received the photos just before 6 weeks after the event. On one of the calls to check-in on the progress (about a week past the original estimate), she did tell me that she had a computer crash- so that complicated her estimate for the project completion. In our final conversation, she did share that she is building the business side of the work but certainly stands behind the quality of her photos.
Jess Lee ImagesJess Lee Images
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