Post # 1
So if your photographer owns the studio, then I’ve read that you don’t have to tip the photographer, and get a nice gift instead. But what about his assistant and the second photographer? Should I tip them?
Post # 3
No clue, but good question! I thought I’d bump it, so you’d get a better answer.
Post # 4
My photographer owned her own business and we didn’t tip or give a gift. We did serve her and her assistant the wedding dinner, per our contract. I think gift giving by the bride is WAY over done. People should be giving gifts to the bride.
*steps off of soap box*
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington
You are not required to tip your photographer. You are already paying for their service. I would definitely plan on serving them a meal at the reception. They spend their entire day with you and probably don’t get a chance to eat, so it is important to include them on that end.
Only if you want to get a gift or tip, then it’s your call.
Post # 6
I actually read somewhere on the boards that it’s rude to tip the owner of a photography studio (though personally, I think receiving extra money is nice, not rude, but whichever). I’m really curious about the second photographer and assistant though. I don’t mind tipping, but I have no idea how to handle the non-owners in this scenario. (I am definitely feeding them too.)
Thanks for the responses so far and the bump KateMW!