(Closed) Did you tip your photog for e-session?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

We did not. Our photographer runs her own business, though, and we paid for the session. I think the only situation where I would tip would be if the engagement session was free with booking the wedding, etc. She was a wonderful photographer, but I didn’t think it was really necessary!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I didnt…the e-pics were included in the package we got…so we didnt tip

Post # 6
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Newbee

Tipping is never expected (or shouldn’t be) by your photographer. I offer free engagement sessions when booked for a wedding- if I travel for the complimentary engagement session a tip is always appreciated (but again- never expected). If a couple pays for the engagement session tipping is unnecessary. In your case, I would say a tip is unnecessary. If you’d like to show your appreciation write her a thank you note after you recieve your photos and refer your friends (that she’ll really appreciate 🙂

Post # 8
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Newbee

As a wedding photographer I’ve never asked or expected to get tipped, but I did get tipped a few times by the couples who really appreciated the effort I was putting into their wedding, and in those cases I gratefully accept it.  

Some photographers actually lock it in the contract that they receive a “service charge”, so make sure to check your contracts and terms so that you don’t tip them twice!

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