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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.

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.

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 Arlington event photographers
Guy M.
Mark was great. We love his photography. We highly recommend his services for events.
Marsh Kove MediaMarsh Kove Media
Thumbtack Customer
Laurie provided photography for a Thumbtack event in the DC area. We selected her because of her prompt, custom response, attention to detail and her great photography! Her advance communication was thorough, and she asked relevant questions. She was prompt to the event, engaged with everyone that attended and provided a quick turnaround. Most of all, she took excellent photos! She's a true professional!
Pure Light ImagesPure Light Images
Thumbtack Customer
We retained Cristi to photograph my birthday party. We were impressed by his professionalism and warm personality and thrilled with his work. He took over 700 creative photos, in both color and black and white, which beautifully display the fun, excitement, intimacy and emotion of the attendees and the event. The composition and lighting were excellent. He took multiple, excellent photos of everyone, and covered the entire event without ever interrupting the flow of the party. When we look at the photos, we laugh and smile as we relive the feelings and emotions of that wonderful event and are so grateful that Cristi was able to capture and memorialize them for us. We will hire him again for our next event! Thank you, Cristi!
Cristi's PhotographyCristi's Photography
Jessica j.
I appreciate Alysa and her husband. They helped direct the different poses for wedding photos. I appreciate the patience and friendliness of photography. I would definitely recommend her for any photo-taking event. They captured the moments that will be cherished. Thank you again :)
Alysa Segovia PhotographyAlysa Segovia Photography
Patricia M.
Nam was the photographer for the evening...my only discouraging comment regarding the night was that Nam was dressed very casually for our 'formal event'...I just expected he would dress a little more 'professionally' for this type of event?
Candidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer - DCCandidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer - DC
Heather L.
Our outdoor event fell on one of the hottest days imaginable. Jake was absolutely awesome!! Great communication before, during and after the event, super personality, easy to work with and his professionalism was superb. Jake arrived early with a great attitude despite the heat. He took candid shots of the event, staged portrait shots, along with scenery shots of the venue. Photos were ready for viewing in less then a day. Jake's work ethic is outstanding! The photos were above and beyond our expectations. Exactly what we were looking for. Recommend Two Jakes Photography! A++
Two Jakes PhotographyTwo Jakes Photography
Amy C.
Cristi is a fantastic photographer! I really can't say enough about the beautiful quality of his pictures for our wedding and going away party. The color of the pictures was outstanding! He truly captured how special our event was. I would absolutely RECOMMEND him for photography and would certainly hire him again when looking to capture a special event.
Cristi's PhotographyCristi's Photography
Katrina S.
Brandon was extremely professional in a tough situation as I had to cancel an event that he was supposed to photograph. He answered right away and helped navigate through.
Brandon R. Walker PhotographyBrandon R. Walker Photography
Lindsay G.
Nick was amazing! We're so happy with the photos for the event. He captured it perfectly and exactly as we had hoped. We'll definitely work with him in the future!
Nick Brengle Films, LLCNick Brengle Films, LLC
Sally K.
Justin was a dream to work with! We hired him as an event photographer. He came early to set up, was relaxed but professional, he got tons of shots, and the photos turned out great. He sent them even earlier than he said he would...could not have asked for a better photographer!
JustInFocus PhotographyJustInFocus Photography
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Zach of Z.Miller for a Thumbtack event in the DC area. We liked his custom response to our project. He took the time to find relevant photos from his portfolio to show us his abilities. His communication was thorough, and he asked all the right questions. At the event, he wasn't intrusive and was a true professional. Plus, his photos were wonderful! I'd highly recommend!
Zach MillerZach Miller
Jessica R.
We are so grateful to have had Steve as our wedding photographer. He arrived early, did an outstanding job scouting out great photo spots at the venue, and delivered the photos just a few days after the ceremony. He was kind, professional, and captured amazing photos of our small wedding. We highly recommend Steve for any event photography needs you may have - he's excellent! He took hundreds of amazing photos, but I've attached a few of our favorites.
Steve Broy PhotographySteve Broy Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I am extremely satisfied with Z. Miller Photography. We hired Zach for a new event on the National Mall for upwards of 700 people. Since this was a new event, we needed someone who was flexible and creative. Zach is just that. He suited up with a participant Tshirt and fit right in with the rest of the crowd. Zach and I had little contact before the event, but he is quick to get a handle on everything! I was very impressed from the first conversation with his professionalism and ability to see the full picture. Additionally, we asked for the photos (unedited) immediately following the event, and he delivered. We couldn't be happier with the results and hope to use his talent again!
Zach MillerZach Miller
Simpson Z.
She did an excellent job at the event and really made our wedding day feel special! She arrived on time, stayed to take pictures of the entire event, and was very flexible on the event details. She really went the extra mile to make sure we got the photos that we wanted! She also had her own wonderful ideas about taking pictures in specific poses and locations. She was also very nice and friendly, and she really made us feel confident in the pictures we were taking. Overall, I am extremely happy to have chosen her for our wedding. I would give her my highest recommendation to anyone wanting to find a photographer for an event.
Jcs photographyJcs photography
Belinda F.
I reached out to Paul on the same day about 7 hours before the event. Wow, what an amazing professional and person. He showed up and showed out with his personality and work ethnic. We can not wait to view the photos we took on rooftop venue surrounded by the Pentagon, Washington Monument, the Capital building, etc. Paul will be our #1 point of contact for all future photography/videos requirements. I also will write and post reviews on Goggle, etc. I would definitely recommend Paul / ACB Precision Focus Photography to anybody for any event. His number is in my contacts!
ACB Precision Focus PhotographyACB Precision Focus Photography
Pepper r.
Mr. Halling was wonderful! He was very responsive to any questions I had prior to the event. During the event he was so easy to work with, kind and friendly. He got all the shots I requested and many, many more. The images were gorgeous and available in less than a week after the event. One of my guests was so impressed with his work during the event that she asked for his information. I would highly recommend Mr. Halling if you need a professional photographer. I would definitely use him again.
Jim Halling PhotographyJim Halling Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Cristi is an amazing photographer... he was very kind and patient throughout the event and took a lot more pictures. he covered the whole event thoroughly. he even stayed much longer then our fixed time. he had no tantrums. all the pictures were great :) And also his charges were very reasonable. I would totally recommend him.
Cristi's PhotographyCristi's Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Clyde did an amazing job with capturing our company holiday party. He was professional from the beginning to the end. It was our first time using Thumbtack to hire a photographer and would be happy to use Clyde again for future events!
Marsh Kove MediaMarsh Kove Media
Adam L.
When reviewing photographers at his price point, he was by far the most professional and artistic. He was very easy to work with, communicated in a friendly fashion, sent the photos to us within 10 days of the event, and the quality of his work is top notch. I am already considering using him for another project. He’s fantastic all-around! Highly recommend him!
Andre Mags PhotographyAndre Mags Photography
Veronica N.
We are so incredibly happy to have gotten Jinsang to photograph our daughter's one-year birthday party. Jinsang was extremely responsive, timely and flexible. He made sure to have clear and open communication from the start. On the day of, he arrived 20 mins early to set and to get familiar with the area/venue. Then he took photos for us, helping to capture beautiful moments and memories. He delivered a couple sneak peak photos just 3 days after the event and then delivered the entire album in less than a week. And the photos are just gorgeous. His photography caught beautiful candid moments, amazing light and overall, we feel very lucky to have found him! We would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a photographer!
Jinsang Hong PhotographyJinsang Hong Photography
Sandra S.
I truly can’t say enough great things about MacroHype! I booked with them 24hrs before my event, YES you read that correctly! I know nothing about photography lol. I told Romain what I needed done and he and his team delivered. If you’re looking for photographers, don’t even look twice just book with them! You won’t regret it!
MacroHype PhotographyMacroHype Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Absolutely a great partner to work with! Even last minute we had to change the date and Two Jakes was able to accommodate. Not only was he a great photographer, but he was fun and personable too. everyone at the event was pleased with the shoot and just held their breath awaiting the images....well TWO days later all the images were completed and emailed to us. The event participants were astounded at the quality and the speed. If we could give more stars we would!!!
Two Jakes PhotographyTwo Jakes Photography
Violet S.
Daniel is an incredible photographer! I originally hired him to shoot my engagement party and loved his work so much that I now hire him for all of my events. He is genius at what he does. He somehow makes you look like the person you’ve always wanted to be. There is definitely some hidden magic there. I highly, highly recommend him for events both large and small. He is my go-to!
Park and LangleyPark and Langley
Thumbtack Customer
We hired the "Two Jakes" to capture our daughter's Quinceañera party and we were not disappointed. Jake and LaKaisha were absolutely phenomenal!!! We couldn't be happier with their level of professionalism and creativity. They were sincerely invested in making sure the pictures captured the joy of our special day. Not only was Jake punctual but he had a gallery of pictures ready 2 days after the event. WOW! A delight to work with them, from booking to the event day, to our final photos. They were the perfect team to entrust with something as precious as our only daughter's Quinceañera celebration.
Two Jakes PhotographyTwo Jakes Photography
Jarred B.
Can’t say enough good things about Emily! We originally had her for a full 7 hours for our wedding, when it became clear we couldn’t do the event we had planned she was extremely understanding after first canceling and then agreeing to do a significantly scaled down event. She was great about directing our first look as well as corralling all of our relatives (and dog) for family photos. During the event she was great at making sure we got important shots without being a bother or getting in the way. The end product turned out amazing and the quality couldn’t have been better! I highly recommend Emily and would certainly use her again in the future! Thank you Emily so much for capturing the special day in the best way possible!
EmmiClaire Photography, LLCEmmiClaire Photography, LLC
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