Post # 1
We are having a family member shoot our wedding photos. He is a great photographer, and has offered to do this as a gift. We would like to show our appreciation with something other than just a thank you note, possibly a monetary gift or an actual gift. He is saving us about $2000.
Any ideas? Monetary gift? If so, how much?
Post # 3
a gift card to b&h photo or adorama 🙂
Post # 4
If he’s saving you about $2000 I might gift him with $300-500.
Post # 5
Okay. I was thinking somewhere between $250 and $500, so I guess I’m on the right track. Now to decide whether cash or some kind of specialty gift card.
Post # 6
I would recommend cash unless you could find out which retailer he buys most of his supplies from
Post # 7
Will he even take your money? I find that people don’t want to take my money or check, but they’ll take a gift card more readily
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
Yeah, I think I would at least include a gift card as part of it bc like EJS said, if he’s a friend, he might not even take your money at all! A gift card, tho, since it’s already bought and paid for, is hard to turn down…It could even be to like, Starbucks or maybe a nice restaurant in the photographer’s town?
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2010 - Stage 6 Steiner Studios
That’s so nice of your family member to help out! If he’s willing to take your cash gift, you might consider giving him what you would have tipped a $2k photog $300-$450. Then again if he’s considering this a gift, he might not take anything so I think the other ideas like going out to a really nice restaurant are also good!
Post # 10
I agree with the gift card, especially from B&H Photo like Razvan said. I got the FI’s Nikon from there and its a great place, very HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for any photographer!
Post # 11
These are all good ideas. Maybe an Amazon.com gift card since he could buy whatever he wanted would be a good compromise, too.
I think you’re right, MissEdamame. I don’t want to spend a bunch of money only to find out that he would have liked a card to a different store.