(Closed) Do you tip the second shooter?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We didn’t. He was part of our upgraded package and therefore, we figured we paid for him upfront. And we also had oodles of issues with our photographer so that we didn’t feel like we SHOULD tip. In fact, we feel like they should refund us some money! Ha!

Post # 5
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I plan on tipping my second shooter at least $50, but maybe up to $100 if I feel he’s really spectacular. (The second shooter costs an additional $750 on my photography package)

Post # 6
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa

I tipped the second shooter. $50-$100 sounds about right.

Post # 7
216 posts
Helper bee

Very nice to tip. I hope I don’t get in trouble for saying this ( other photog’s may feel differently ) , but it’s isn’t neccessary at all.        Your photographer will already have worked the money out with the 2nd shooter.     As a photographer,   I only get tipped occassionally and it really isn’t needed.      

On the rare occassions I’ve been tipped, it was because I either stayed a little extra without charging or drove a really long way for the wedding without charging.

Amanda Bowers Photography


No travel fee for the western U.S.

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