(Closed) tipping photogs?

posted 10 years ago in Money
Post # 3
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If an photographer owns their own business, they are not expecting a tip. Most do not recieve a tip, either. I think a thank you card is enough; that is all I am planning on giving my photographer. If they do work for a larger company, though, I do believe some people tip.

Post # 4
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

It’s been said here before, so I will be concise and say that a tip is (truly) never expected, but it’s a very pleasant surprise.

For your particular situation, a glowing review in a thank you card would be most appreciated. If you want to go the extra mile, get them a pass for a massage. We photographers can really use a good massage after a wedding!


Post # 5
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

We did tip our photographers because they were so great, and they traveled to our wedding and got hotel rooms without charging us.  Our photogs own their own business, so I don’t think the tip was expected, but we had budgeted for it from the very beginning, so we had the money available.  You can send them a nice thank you note, and make sure to offer to give them referrals, and go online to places like wedding wire and give them good reviews.  Reviews and referrals are the lifeblood of these kinds of businesses, so they will appreciate it.

Post # 6
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

So if the photographer is an employee, how much should you tip?

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