Post # 1
Am I suppose to tip the photographer? I’m doing wedding day photography with a local photographer, and I’m also doing a boudoir session with a different photographer. I’m not sure about the etiquette on this – help!
Post # 3
We didn’t because they were the owner of their own business and you aren’t required to tip the owner of their business.
Post # 4
I agree we are not tipping our photographer because it’s her business.
Post # 5
I’ve read if the photographer is the owner of the biz – no tip. If it’s an associate of the biz then to tip at your discretion.
Post # 6
we did both with the same person, the owner of her own business and still tipped
Post # 7
I don’t think you tip a photographer. You pay their fees and wouldn’t even know if they did an exemplary job until long after the event. Of course tips are something that you can always do, but it shouldn’t be expected. My videograqpher put a tacky line in an email (we hired him through a service) that said tips were appreciated. I think some wedding vendors take advantage of folks and try to get an extra piece of the wedding cash-flow.
Post # 8
I think you can tip if you feel like it, but it’s not “standard” the way tipping your caterer/meal servers/bartenders is.
Post # 9
No, I don’t think that is required.
Post # 10
you dotn have to because its their business (as previously stated) but i feel that anyone that goes above and beyond their call of duty deserves a tip of some sort – even if its not cash. i worked with a designer/coordinator for my sisters shower, and she owns her own business, but went so over the top with everything that i wanted to show my appreciation for all her hard work. i got her a gift certificate for a foot massage and pedi. not super expensive, but htoughtful.
Post # 11
I did not tip our photographer because she was the owner of the business.