Post # 1
We have our e-pics today, and I’m not sure if I should tip her for her time today (probably 1-1.5 hours)? Or just leave it til the day of the wedding, when I’m obviously planning on tipping her. What did you all do?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
that’s a great quesion – I can’t wait to hear the answer (I am so lost on tipping etiquette)…have fun with your pictures!
Post # 4
Thanks! 🙂 And I know–I am completely clueless on what the “appropriate” thing to do is. I asked my Fiance if we should get her a gift, but he looked at me like I was crazy, lol.
Post # 5
I would hold off on the tip – at least until you see the proofs, and/or until the wedding . . . you may ultimately decide to go with another photog if you are not happy with the e-pics.
Post # 6
Wow, I didn’t even realize that you were supposed to tip photographers!! In my opinion they charge enough that you shouldn’t have to!! But if you are planning to tip i would have to agree with MissCosmopolitan & wait until you see the proofs at least!!
Post # 7
Typically photographers are the owner/operator of their businesses, so a tip wouldn’t be required, and some might even find it offensive. But, I’m curious what others might say about this.
Post # 8
We didn’t tip our photographer at all because you don’t tip the owner of a business.
Post # 9
I’ve been tipped on VERY rare occasion, and it’s always a pleasant surprise but SO not expected and not necessary. No one should ever be offended or think you made a faux pas by not tipping.
Post # 10
I read in some magazine that you were supossed to tip the photographer, but I thought that was insane so this thread makes me feel a bit better lol.
Post # 11
I’ve never tipped a photog or been tipped myself. I’d say if you’re going to then wait until after your e-pics for sure.
Post # 12
I wouldn’t tip for engagement photographs, especially if they are part of a larger wedding package you have already put a deposit down for. And you never actually need to tip at the wedding either! I was tipped once and even that was unexpected! So don’t worry about it – I’m sure the photographer isn’t (or wasn’t since this has already passed!) expecting a tip.
Post # 13
I was under the impression that if the photog is the owner of the biz, you don’t tip. If the photog is an employee of the biz than you can if you want. I would tip them at the conclusion of the wedding or waiting until you see the proofs was a good suggestion from others above.
Post # 14
our photographer owns her business and we did NOT tip her for our engagement photos.
Post # 15
Thanks for the advice guys! We had our e pics on Saturday and did not tip, and it definitely did not seem like she was expecting a tip. 🙂
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club
You’re not required to tip after the engagment photos, but Mr. Stiletto often gets invited out to lunch or dinner with his clients after shooting their e-sessions…definitely not a requirement, but always nice gesture 🙂 And, it’s a great opportunity to get to know your photographer even better before the wedding!