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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 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
Cotton C.
Was able to book me last minute and get photos back quickly! Great for Corporate events. Stan thank you from everyone at Capital One Auto Finance.
S2 Photography LLCS2 Photography LLC
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
Tracey P.
Justin was our events photographer for our Financial Capability Summit in Tacoma, WA. With minimal directions from a simple shot list, Justin was able to capture the essence of the day. Throughout the day, I noticed participants engaging in deep conversations during the breakout sessions, and the photos he captured absolutely reflected that! The entire staff enjoyed his presence as well, saying his he had a relaxed, fun vibe. Justin is excellent photographer, and very professional. Would recommend!
the integrated agencythe integrated agency
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
Jessica T.
He is amazing!! I couldnt have asked for more in a photographer!! He was kind, professional and great with my daughters. We plan to hire him for many more events in the future. You will be so pleased with your experience if you choose to work with Stan. Thank you again, Thomas family
S2 Photography LLCS2 Photography LLC
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! 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.
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