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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 Alexandria event photographers
Kirsten S.
Jeff was quick to respond to our last minute request for photography support at an outdoor event. He was professional and easy to work with. Thanks!
Jeff Berger PhotographyJeff Berger Photography
Nandi R.
Jamie was amazing to work with. Pleasant, professional and the photos he took were amazing. We've already booked him for future events. Everyone at our conference had positive feedback after working with him. Truly great photographer.
Images By ChristianiImages By Christiani
Janet S.
Doug did an amazing job! I hired him to take photos at my mother’s 100th birthday party. He arrived on time, was very personable and proceeded to take pictures throughout the event and captured every single person! My entire family was happy with the photos. I would hire him again!!
Doug Sanford photographsDoug Sanford photographs
Jim S.
John and Jamal were wonderful to work with! We were looking for a photographer who could meet our budget and produce quality photos for our alumni reception in Alexandria, VA. John was great to work with in setting everything up and responding within just a few days with the edited photos for us to download. Jamal was excellent to work with as our photographer during our event (he was punctual, interacted so well with our guests, and produced exactly the shots we were looking for). We will definitely be reaching out to Wave 27 Photography again for our next alumni reception in the Washington, D.C. area!
Wave 27 Photography LLCWave 27 Photography LLC
Semra E.
Working with Images by Christiani was a pure delight. From the initial information call together, through the shot list of our needs for our corporate event. He was punctual, communicative throughout the entire process and always there when needed for any additional on site adjustments. The quality of his photography was excellent and he was able to provide a handful of images within 24 hours of our event so we can provide it on our social media channels. For anyone in the DC, VA, MD area looking for local talent for any photography needs, look no further. We will hire him again to use in the future as well.
Images By ChristianiImages By Christiani
Rebecca K.
Ibrahim was super excited to photograph our event, and even texted me after he left to say he had a blast. I appreciated his follow-up as well as his excitement for the work he was doing. The venue was set up such that some shots were in an extremely low-light situation, and we did not allow flash. Those shots had a higher amount of noise than I was expecting, but his pictures where a spotlight was involved turned out great. He did an exceptional job capturing the emotion of attendees and this album includes one of my favorite photos of our events to date.
Ibby PhotoIbby Photo
Thumbtack Customer
EXCELLENT!! Jose arrived earlier than expected and set up immediately, ready for our major, high level Event. His photos were awesome! All proofs were done extremely fast. We will definitely be using Jose again and would highly recommend him. If you are looking for a photographer and aren't sure where to turn rest assured with Jose and his personality, work and commitment.
Photo GenesisPhoto Genesis
Lavanya S.
Ramiz did an incredible job taking the photos for my Business Brand. He did his work before the day of the photo shoot and came up with many incredible ideas. He extended his work by including titles and taglines for few of my pictures. He is very professional, punctual and person of great value. I am looking forward to work with him in all my future work and events.
MANA Media (photo/video/creative solutions)MANA Media (photo/video/creative solutions)
Francesca E.
Professionalism and service were excellent. Mr. Michaels was able to help us out on very short notice. He is clearly experienced with kids as we were having a photo shoot with our one year old. He worked so well with our son, worked efficiently and was very clear about how the process would go. Really enjoyed working with him and would definitely refer to him again for family events!
Monumental ArtsMonumental Arts
Elena K.
I am so glad we were able to work together- you are great with people and you are an amazing professional- even though we had one of our kid crying, you managed to include him in the photos. All of our guests complimented you over and over again! Thank you is simply not enough. You have captured moments that our family will treasure forever. Such a pleasure to know you. We are looking forward to seeing you at out next family event.
Jcs photographyJcs photography
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