(Closed) Tipping photographer

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t know it would be kind of weird to just hand him a fifty. I think if you do it send it in a card, have you thought perhaps of offering to pay for gas and taking out to dinner after?

Post # 5
790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Im a photographer and I dont think its weird.. Im sure they will be very excited you gave a tip. Ive been tiped a couple times, it was very nice surprise and unexpected. 🙂


Or even get a $50 gas card.

Post # 6
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

I had a bride hand me a $100 bill at the last wedding.  Typically if we’re tipped it’s the wedding coordinator that hands them out, but it’s kind of sporadic when that happens.  We’ve been tipped anywhere from $100-600 for weddings but never for an engagement session.  In your case I would most definitely cover the cost of gas and a meal for this person.

Post # 7
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2003

Tipping is always nice. We get them about 50% of the time, and it is just a personal preference thing. There is no “proper etiquette”. No photographer ever expects it. If you are going to do it, just put it into an envelope. That takes most of the awkwardness out of the situation.

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