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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 Tacoma event photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Our family (in another state) put together a last-minute surprise birthday party for a family member. Everything happened so fast, and I thought a great gift for everyone would be to have someone else take photos. We don't see each other very often and it's easy to forget to take those important once-in-a-lifetime photos. I jumped on Thumbtack and hoped for the best. JB Photo responded first, was great with communication, answered all my questions, and handled the event perfectly. I wish I'd known about Jonathan before as I have traveled with family to Washington for sports events for my kids - I would have hired him to do sporting event photos, too! Great experience!
JB PhotoJB Photo
Thumbtack Customer
Professional. Great photos. quick turnaround. Easy to work with and great communication. Flexible with payments (1/2 at event with a credit card and 1/2 upon receipt of images via paypal). Thank you Katrina, we would love to utilize you and your crew again for future events!
Katrina Shelby PhotographyKatrina Shelby Photography
Jovan W.
Her style of editing is what drew me. You see a lot of wedding photos that look the same as if the photographer took a course on LinkedIN with a thousand other people. Corinna’s style is HER style, it has a vintage appeal that highlights the best features, smiles are bright, emotions are shown, and each image is subtle yet expressive. I love our photos, I hope to never re-marry, so as I sit and write this review, I’m trying to figure out what other event I can hire her for. Great work! I’m not sharing all the photos in this review, but my word is bond.
Corinna Bailey PhotographyCorinna Bailey Photography
Cathy H.
I cannot say enough good things about Emily and EH Photography. When my photographer had to cancel two days before my daughter’s wedding, I frantically started contacting new photographers. Not only was Emily responsive, she also quickly adjusted her schedule and was able to confirm before I boarded my plane. She had little to no prep time and my daughter and I were thrilled that she was still able to fit in a planning phone call. On the day itself she was on time, ready, cheerful and pleasant, and was able to capture the most stunning photos. I would HIGHLY recommend Emily and EH Photography for any event or session. -Cathy Hedge
EH PhotographyEH Photography
Shebri M.
I cannot say enough good things about Twinkle Don’t Blink photography!! I would recommend to anyone with an upcoming wedding or event!! Jessica was very comfortable to work with and very accommodating for our last minute civil ceremony that we threw together in two weeks! The pictures turned out gorgeous, and the price was great!! We are SO happy to have these wonderful memories captured of our special day, and we are forever grateful to Twinkle Don’t Blink photography! Thank you so much!!
Twinkle Don't BlinkTwinkle Don't Blink
Thumbtack Customer
My family hired Katrina to do a photo shoot for my Grandmother's 75th Birthday dinner. The event was at Indochine Restaurant in Tacoma, and lasted for about four hours. Katrina was absolutely fantastic. We have a large family, and she accommodated all of our requests (which was no small feat) without any concern or frustration. We now have a large collection of family photos, both candid and staged, that have been beautifully edited and will don the walls of our homes for many years to come. I cannot thank her enough, and there is absolutely nothing I would change from the work that she completed. I would absolutely hire Katrina again, and you should too!
Katrina Shelby PhotographyKatrina Shelby Photography
Diana N.
Anthony Gouin at AGPhotography was amazing! https://www.agphotography206.com/weddings We had a small, elopement type wedding due to the Covid pandemic, but he treated it as if it was his most important job. He showed up on time (a little early, which was nice). He was dressed very professionally, clean cut (and good looking from what I could see with his mask on). He was funny, patient, entertaining, and really knew what he was doing. He made us feel comfortable and not weird in any way. I normally hate having my photo taken, but he made me feel okay about it. His price was the deal of the century, especially after I had a couple other photographers say it would be at least $3,000 or not worth their time. His rate was about 90% less than what they wanted to charge. You could tell the others weren't interested because it was such a small wedding. Best of all, we loved the photos. He did a great job. Plus, we got married on a Saturday and we had the photos by Monday night. Anthony is a true professional, a great photography and just a really nice guy. I highly recommend him for your wedding, or any other event.
AgphotographyAgphotography
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