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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 Virginia Beach event photographers
Thumbtack Customer
All around great service, was at event in plenty of time, interacted well with everyone, took some amazing photos, stayed until the last person left and had the photos ready two days earlier then expected. Would highly recommend and will use again!
MFS PhotographyMFS Photography
Charie W.
Lyric was amazing!! She captured my first workshop and the pictures couldn't have come out better! She will now be my go to photographer for my future events. Thanks Lyric!!
Lyric SampsonLyric Sampson
Ariane M.
Thank you so much for photographing us for our elopement! I highly recommend using Viki Frey, she is everything and more you want from a photographer to capture your special day. I automatically felt comfortable with her - she has a great energy and greets you with a big smile. Loved working with her, she was such a delight before, during, and after the event!
Viki Frey PhotographyViki Frey Photography
Dina V.
We haven’t received the photos yet but I am sure they will be great. He came in earlier than time set and left later and spent the time taking all the photos he can capture and did not waste time. He was very professional and takes his work seriously. He called and verified our vision of the shoot and asked many questions to know what we want and he delivered. Very happy we chose him and will certainly hire him again for any event. Highly recommended!
XtraOrdinary Images PhotographyXtraOrdinary Images Photography
Thumbtack Customer
My husband and I hired John and his assistant to photograph and videotape our wedding ceremony and reception after seeing his reviews on Thumbtack. During the wedding and reception, the service that we received was impeccable. The professionalism was great and the turn around for receiving everything afterwards was very quick. Every photo that I wanted and then some were taken to perfection. He was on time and very active in the activities throughout the day. I was amazed at the fact that we were able to receive both photos and video for the entire event! And the price was awesome. After looking over the final products from our wedding day, I can truly say that I am in awe by the work that was put into capturing our day perfectly. I can't say enough about out delight and satisfaction with everything. Even with the time crunch that we had for the private photos after the ceremony, John never batted an eye or made us all feel rushed. Thank you so much, John! We will definitely use his company again in the future!
Crystal iPhotos LLCCrystal iPhotos LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Chuck photographed our family reunion this summer including a surprise 50th anniversary celebration for my parents and the pictures are wonderful! We had lots of different family combination to capture and we are all very happy with the results. We have the posed family portraits we wanted as well as fun candids that captured the festive atmosphere on the beach. Even with the possibility of rain, Chuck was flexible and full of good suggestions to maximize our time. We were a total of 20 people with lots of different personalities and Chuck worked well with everyone. Chuck was a pleasure, the results are just what we wanted, and we enjoyed having him there. We are very grateful that he could so expertly photograph our special family event. Thanks, Chuck!
Chuck Gerloff PhotographyChuck Gerloff Photography
Prashant B.
horrible experience overall !!!! i hired Dennis for an event . my photos where i was wearing a white shirt was blue in most of the photos ( so were othe rpeople suits etc white was blue , it was as if a dye had leaked from a carpet ). i contacted him and he agreed to try to change it . i had mentioned i was suprised he had send Paula another phtographer to take picture since he gave me an impression he was tgoing to be there ,and that was all i had said . i was displeased with the quality of photos and he mentioned that i would have to pay more to to get them edited because the 400 i paid did not include such editing . i gave him a one star by accident as i was not intending to post it since he was willing to work wih me after that he started to contact me everyday to try to get the one start removed even calling me at my work , i even called thumbtack and asked for their help to get it removed for him but somehow they were not able to . finally today it seems his ego could not handle that and he posted a really long nasty reply on thumbtack saying i was a sexist and was mad because he sent a girl and on and on .when in fact i told him and Paula who i think is his wife how we enjoyed having Paula at the party and how nice she was this man is a liar is willing to stoop to that level . it seems he is overwhemled with doing mass photography at least thats what he said he was very very busy to go over all my photos (you have to wait a month to get your photos) i seriously his and his staffs ability to produce good photos that depict true color of peoples clothing . i wish the state required some basic professional standard certificate for people to charge for photos so people like his company wont deliver sub par photos to people after taking their money my advice stay away . if you look at scotts photography he is clearly a better choice i was not able to hire him but will hire him next time from thumb tack . i might press legal charges for publily accusing me as a sexist i am sure that how he feels about women not me .
Menjivar PhotographyMenjivar Photography
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