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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 Bellevue event photographers
Michele T.
We hired Jonathan for a company event and we were pleased from the beginning. He was quick to communicate with us regarding our needs, showed up early to our event, was present during the entire event, and took excellent photos. Would definitely recommend him!
JB PhotoJB Photo
Jennifer S.
Jessica came on time, dressed appropriately, understood the type of photos we needed, and everytime I saw her, was snapping away! Photos turned out great, and my Auction Director was very pleased with the breadth and quality of photos she captured at our event. Would absolutely use her again!
Twinkle Don't BlinkTwinkle Don't Blink
Che t.
Tim is incredibly talented at finding shots and taking beautiful photos. He captured the energy of my event so well and I'm so grateful for the memories.
Timmothie Media ServicesTimmothie Media Services
Thumbtack Customer
Professional, navigated through a big party very well, and a prompt turnaround time in providing great photos of our event. Great communication from beginning to end.
Rob Pleas Photography, LLCRob Pleas Photography, LLC
Bowen Y.
We hired Amber for our wedding photos and we're very happy with the results! She was punctual, and friendly right off the bat. She provided great poses and took beautiful photos throughout the event. Her price is very fair and I would definitely recommend her to my friends!
Wince & PuckerWince & Pucker
Krissy K.
Jenny was friendly, creative, and genuinely helpful. She knocked it out of the park at our event; she captured great moments and the photos looked beautiful. And all for a super reasonable price! Would definitely recommend to anyone who will listen.
Jenny JamesJenny James
Whitney B.
Carlos was an excellent photographer for our nonprofit event! He was very attentive, and posed our team to capture great shots that could be used on various platforms, including social media, our website, etc. We appreciate how much thought and care was put into our photographs, and the time he took to show up ahead of schedule and scope out the area. He is very professional, kind, and overall a great photographer. Thank you Carlos!
Edge Light StudioEdge Light Studio
Thumbtack Customer
We had hired Alex to cover our Son's first bday celebration. It's a very special occasion and we are sooo happy and satisfied that we hired him for it. He was at the venue right on time and covered the event clicking both formal and candid pictures. The final photographs are super beautiful - just how i'd have liked them to be! I'd recommend him to all my friends whoever wishes to capture such an event...he'd never disappoint you!
Alex Levine PhotographyAlex Levine Photography
Alexandra D.
Booking Candidly was easy, and communication was timely. We were assigned a photographer whose work we loved. The week of the event, however, we got a late-night text saying we were assigned someone new. I looked up his work, and it was bad. The photos were dimly lit and heavily color saturated. I expressed my concerns to Candidly who assured me the new photographer (Quinton) would do excellent work. With such little time until the event, I could not book with someone else. Quinton was on time, though dressed very unprofessionally. We did one hour of photos outside with no guidance. The background of most of our photos had construction equipment in it. When someone pointed that out, he did not move us. We had to find another location. We asked about poses or ideas but were given no guidance. Next, we moved to one hour of indoor shots. None of them were posed, which made the majority of the photos unusable. They were mostly shots of food or unflattering candids. We had offered the photographer some food after his shift, but he chose to eat during the paid time. Then when the clock ran out, he told us he had to go because his parking expired. When we got the photos, they were low resolution and color saturated. I was surprised that I had to ask for edits several times. After being told that I received the final edits, the indoor shots remained purple-tinted and dark. I would not recommend or rehire.
Candidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer SeattleCandidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer Seattle
Deepti D.
Cristal was our photographer for my baby shower and I can’t say enough about how professional Cristal is and the quality of work that she provides.She has an amazing eye and was so easy to work with.I loved all the pictures taken;she captured all the love,joy and emotion felt during the event beautifully.
Cristal BennettCristal Bennett
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