(Closed) Etiquette question: Tipping Photographer on Engagement Pics?

posted 13 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

Here was another thread on that:


Honestly, I think tipping has gotten out of control. It’s tough to tip photographers because you won’t really know how they did until you get the photos back. What would make them feel great is a hand written note of thanks for their service and time spent together, but only if you really enjoyed it. Or you could wait until you get your e-pics back and then send the note of thanks. If you really want to spend money to tip, you could include a gift card to a local coffee shop or something you think they may like. It doesn’t have to be much…and the note is something vendors really like.

Post # 5
41 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

Um, no.

We’ve never been tipped for engagement sessions and I think we might be kind of weirded out by it.

Like Angel said, a note is great. Your photographer will appreciate that more than anything else. Bonus points for writing something that quotes well, because they’ll want it for their website and brochure.

Post # 6
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Photographers are merchants.  No tipping is required or even normal for that matter.

Post # 7
2 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yes, that’s what I heard also. My sister happens to be a photography assistant for this one company based in Chicago, and they usually don’t expect tips but do one in a blue moon get gift cards to Starbucks or something.

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