(Closed) Should I tip my photographer in a few months?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: How should we tip the photographer?
    No tip, you paid what he asked for, so everything is good! : (3 votes)
    11 %
    Write a good review for him/ send him a thank you note, but no additional money : (10 votes)
    36 %
    Tip him $40-$50 : (4 votes)
    14 %
    Tip him $60-$90 : (4 votes)
    14 %
    Tip him $100-$130 : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Tip him $150 plus : (5 votes)
    18 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    174 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think that what you could really do to assist him is to recommend him and get more business for him. If I was him, that would mean the most to me.

    Post # 4
    Member
    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Even at a newbie, never done a wedding rate, he should have charged closer to $500. At $150 he LOST money. And actually, probably breaks down to around $3.75 an hour for his work…. 

    No matter what, if you love his work, you should give him awesome reviews and spread the word. ANYONE should do that for their vendor if they like them, regardless of payment given.

    I do think you should give him more based on what you think he’s worth. If you are that pleased with his services, you obviously see that you “should have” paid him more for what you received. I voted for $150+ and you will also make his world by doing this. It will also help boost hist confidence and self worth.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    This year, I’m a newbie to the wedding industry, and I’ve worked for literally nothing, and yes, lost money on weddings. But, I did it for the experience and the future word-of-mouth those clients would eventually pass along. I’ve never really expected tips from clients because I’m technically owner of my own business (and you don’t tip the owner!), BUT, many of my clients have (probably because they knew how little money I was making, and how much work I put into the event). Not all did, and I most definitely do NOT look down on those clients at all. But the ones who did definitely made my day 🙂

    Average tips for services ranged from $50-$200.

    Post # 8
    Member
    541 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I would not mention it. If you’re gonna tip him. Just send it to him later on. I was gonna suggest sending him a thank you gift. But sounds like he deserves a cash tip rather than a gift. Either way he’ll be thankful and suprised! You can always spread this word here too! 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    463 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We just met with our photographer to get our photos and we just took her out for drinks and dinner. that way we could discuss photos, viewing gallery, etc.  i will send her a thank you card when we have made them.  i also told her i would pass on her photos to our florist and venue to see if they’d like to use them and give her credit. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    90 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2000

    As a photographer, I’d much rather have a really good, detailed and well thought review than a tip.  But in this case, I’d throw him a few extra dollars along with the review.

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