Should you Feed the Photographer at Your Wedding?

Should you Feed the Photographer at Your Wedding?

Ooh, good question. If it’s me, no. But that’s not true for all photographers.

For me, when you sit down for your meal, that’s my time to put my feet up (it’s a 12 hour plus day for me remember), I do some equipment checking / cleaning etc as required. I will snack from your evening buffet if you’re having one. For me – I always love a good pudding and a coffee at the end of your meal though 🙂

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For others some do like to be fed, normally you would provide the same meal as you are having, but they would eat somewhere else. From the photographers viewpoint, he/she probably wants to chill a bit and not feel like a bit of an awkward guest on a family table.

If the photographer is only there for the service, and not covering reception events or post-meal events, then no you wouldn’t normally feed them.

If you’re not sure, check with your photographer in advance. If you don’t want to feed them – don’t feel obliged, but make sure they know.

All photographers like being offered a drink though – for me it’s Coke (never drink on duty) because seriously it is thirsty work doing this photography.