Post # 1
I don’t know what the standard is for E-pics, but getting them done this Wednesday and I wasn’t sure if it was typical to tip the photographer or not. Its the same photographer as our wedding, but its not included in the price for our wedding (I dont know if this makes a difference or not) so I just wasnt sure if I should tip or not. The session is going to be $75, so if I should tip, what would be appropriate? Twenty bucks, or more? Thanks!!
Post # 3
Hhhhmmm, I really don’t know about this one. I’m using the same photog for my wedding and my e-pics.
Are you giving this photog the $75 at the session or mailing it? I’d probably wait until after you get your photos back and if you really like them then send a little extra something in the mail.
Post # 4
I didn’t even think about this. Good question.
Post # 5
Is your photographer the owner of his/her own company or does he/she work for a larger studio? If the photographer is the owner, you do not tip… they set their rates and expectations as a small business owner, so there is nothing else owed. (Of course, you can always tip if you feel you receive excellent service, but you are under no obligation to do so.) If the photographer works for a larger studio, you are still under no obligation to tip, but it’s nice to do so (even something small). If this is the case, however, you might want to tip separately from your bill (either at the time of the photo shoot or send the person a thank you card with a tip after you get your pictures), to make sure that the tip gets to the intended recipient.
Post # 6
As someone who shoots quite a few engagement sessions, I never expect a tip from my clients. While I have received a reasonable amount of tips for all sorts of different sessions (family, kids, engagements, etc.), I don’t think any photographer expects it.
As septcabride said, if you feel you received exceptional service, feel free to show your thanks monetarily. However, it might be wise to wait until you’ve received any prints/products to do so.
Post # 7
Thanks so much everyone!! I do think I’ll probably wait until after we receive the photos to send a thank you card with a little cash in it, unless of course something goes wrong and I hate the photos (fingers crossed wont happen, I love our photog!!)