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Kari
VIP May 2020

Photographer Tip

Kari, on August 10, 2020 at 12:35 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 1 6
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Our photographer is co-owner of her wedding photography business and our package includes a second shooter for a portion of our event. For tipping, should we give separate tips to both photographers or one cash tip to our main photographer for her to split as she deems appropriate?

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Latest activity by Kari, on August 10, 2020 at 1:47 PM
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    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    The photographer for my wedding owns his own business, and we are also having a second shooter (as an add on for our photography package). We plan on giving separate tips to both the main photographer and the second shooter.
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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    Daughter's photographer owns the business. We gave him a cash tip of two $100 bills in an envelope with a note the day of the wedding. We are virtually certain he either split it with his second shooter or gave it all to her.

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  • Kari
    VIP May 2020
    Kari ·
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    Thanks! Are you planning to tip them both similarly?

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  • L
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    We're haven't decided yet, we aren't sure what the etiquette is on that, though we were initially thinking that we would tip the main photographer a little more for a few reasons: he did our engagement photos (both shot and edited them), he will be at our wedding a few hours longer than the second shooter, and (to my knowledge) he edits all pictures regardless of if they were taken by him or the second shooter. I need to do more research to figure out if we should give them both the same amount, or if it's OK to give one a little more than the other.
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  • Molly
    Rockstar September 2020
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    I would do separate tips to each photographer.

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  • Kari
    VIP May 2020
    Kari ·
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    Yes, our situation is similar. We didn't do engagement photos but ended up doing a mini-ceremony/elopement on our original wedding day and our photographer did that for us. Also in our package the second shooter is included for two hours less than the main photographer.

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