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stevez32
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Getting a tip after an engagement session?


A friend is going to get an engagement session (different photographer from the wedding) and asked if she is supposed to tip. I've never heard of tipping after an e-session as expected or normal. Weddings yes sometimes. Lunch, food, drink etc, during an engagement session, of course. But cash?

How often are you getting tips after an engagement session?



Jul 28, 2012 at 09:34 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Getting a tip after an engagement session?


Never.

That's not to say it never happens, but I've never received a tip. Every E-session I've done has been under contract, so there's no exchange of money the day of anyways.

Food / drink during the shoot is perfectly normal...

And for weddings, sometimes the FOB or FOG will slip me a few bills if they're having a great time. However, even that's quite rare.



Jul 28, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Getting a tip after an engagement session?


Out of my last 7 e-sessions, I've received three tips. But to be fair and to give full disclosure, these were special offers through the Wedding Channel. Still, it was a nice surprise each time. In all three cases, I think they did it because they had already hired their wedding photographer.


Jul 29, 2012 at 05:32 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Getting a tip after an engagement session?


I shot one this week and they took my assistant and I out to dinner and offered to tip but I declined it since they paid for our dinner.


Jul 29, 2012 at 05:54 AM
 

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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Getting a tip after an engagement session?


Sounds like it isn't quite as rare as I originally thought?


Jul 30, 2012 at 08:01 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Getting a tip after an engagement session?


I had a couple give me a Thule roof rack and ski rack after an engagement session. We got to talking about how I had been looking around for one and they said they get them in all the time at their dealership. I suppose it was kind of like a tip, but better


Jul 30, 2012 at 08:06 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Getting a tip after an engagement session?


my last Session tipped me at the end. But it was a deal like Ron stated.


Jul 30, 2012 at 09:09 PM





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