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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.

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.

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 Alexandria event photographers
Awet A.
James was wonderful. It was a very rainy day and the lighting was not optimal at all for photography. We were pleasantly surprised to see the beautiful photos James took of our event. He was punctual, professional and will be my go to person for any important event for my family and myself. Thank you so much James! You were spectacular!!
James Newton PhotographyJames Newton Photography
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
Thumbtack Customer
Dave was extremely professional and committed to the project. He was always on time, made individuals feel at ease while being photographed, asked for iterative feedback to ensure he was on track and provided beautiful photos that captured the emotion of our event.
David Keith PhotographyDavid Keith Photography
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
Thumbtack Customer
Outstanding photographer!!!!!...words and adjectives cannot do justice to this guy's work!......Our's was an Indian religious baby shower and Joe captured all the moments of the ceremony perfectly!!.....Would definitely hire his services in a heartbeat for future events!!
Party Favor Photo | DCParty Favor Photo | DC
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)
Trish F.
They were great people to work with but the qualify of the photos was not what we were hoping for. They were not very many photos at all (even though it was a 3-hour event). I asked for all the pictures but never got a response. In the family pictures, people were cut out of the picture! There were people who we didn't even have one picture of. Wish I had checked them out further. Really disappointed.
Party Favor Photo | DCParty Favor Photo | DC
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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