Post # 1
I’m having my engagement photo session tomorrow, with a photographer whose work we abolutely LOVE, but is unavailable for our wedding date, so we’ll be working with him just for our e-session.
I wanted to show him our appreciation in some small way, but am out of ideas. If we got him a box of cookies or baked treats, there’d be no way he could carry the box around with him for our photo shoot (and we’re meeting in Central Park!)
Does anyone have any ideas?? My FI thinks it’s unnecessary but I wanted to show how grateful we are.
Do any wedding photographers have suggestions – a drink or treat or something for after the e-session?? HELP!
Thanks bees 🙂
Post # 3
First off, you are so thoughtful. We photographers appreciate brides who think about how much we have to carry around.
As a photographer myself, the greatest reward is in a tip whether large or small. Most people don’t consider photography a service and thus there usually isn’t a tip involved; however, when it comes down to editing the images, making time for the sessions, and planning angles, we really appreciate a few extra dollars as a thank you.
I hope that helps!
Otherwise, go with a nice gift card for coffee or lunch cafe.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club
I think even the promise of great reviews on key sites (if you’re happy with the pictures/working with him/her) – since being a wedding vendor is so much about word of mouth, I’m sure that’s always appreciated.
Post # 5
That is so sweet of you! As a photographer, I think one of the nicest things it to know that you are happy with the work and also to know that you will let your friends know :-). Web reviews are also great (my brides surprised me with some nice blog comments afterwards, which was so very nice).
If you want to give something more immediate, the idea of drinks or a meal afterwards is also very nice. I did an e-session for a couple that really liked hot dogs. I do too and it had somehow randomly come up in our chat before the engagement session. After the engagemtn session, they made sure to get me a nice hotdog with the works (I was already in heaven!)… plus they added a nice tip (though the hot dog would have been plenty already :-)).
Ok, so maybe not everyone is impressed by hotdogs… but you could take them to Isabella’s near some of the nice photo spots in Central Park for a nice drink or snack.
Have a lot of fun in your shoot!
Post # 6
I agree with Ms. Stiletto, I’ve thanked my engagement photographer by linking her in my blog and posting positive reviews for her on various wedding sites. I’m pretty sure my reviews have gotten her at least one client that I know of. I think that’s the best thing you can do, positive reviews mean business!
I also plan on returning to her in the future with possible maternity and/or photo sessions with our children.