Post # 1
…posted on a website for that company’s marketing purposes?
I’m in the process of reviewing contracts for the photobooth. There is a clause basically releasing all photos taken at the event to be used for whatever marketing the company wants. Seeing their website, I know they aren’t doing anything distasteful and just showing various events their photobooth is at.
My issue is – if I were a guest, would I want my silly/crazy photo booth photo possibly on the internet for all to see? My answer is a big, fat NO. I don’t care if the bride/groom would see it, but I wouldn’t think that my image would go on the company’s website for any reason.
I’ve asked the company if I can strike that clause, and am waiting to hear their response. Do you think I’m being unreasonable?? Am I overthinking this, on behalf of my guests?
Post # 3
I don’t think this is right. They do plenty of weddings and have plenty of pics to use for marketing. They should always ask permission fiirst. The guest has no idea about the clause in the contract and herefore did not agree to having their picture posted on the internet.
Post # 4
I think I might get a little upset if I look completely ridiculous in whatever photo they are using, but honestly I doubt as a guest I’d ever even know it was up there. It’s not like I’d be trolling the internet for random pics of myself on a company web site.
Post # 5
I voted Yes, that I don’t care if my photo is posted, but thats just me. I’d actually like it if my photographer used our picture as part of his site.
But, I don’t think your being unreasonable. You do have a valid point, not everone would want their photo online. I’m sure you can find a company that wouldn’t mind your request. And if the one you contacted doesn’t agree, then their not the vendors for you. Just do what you feel is comfortable, its very nice of you to look out for your guests.
Post # 6
You aren’t being unreasonable at all. See if they’ll strike it from the contract, if not, then see if they’ll put in a clause to where you/your guests are compensated if pictures from your wedding are used.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I don’t really care, personally, but I know a lot of people might take issue with it.
Post # 8
Maybe it’s just me, but I figure I’m not going to do anything that I wouldn’t want the bride and goom seeing so I wouldn’t do anything that I wouldn’t want the world to see. That and who is really going to know it’s me??
Post # 9
This is such a valid question and good for you for worry about how your guests would feel!! I personally would not care if my picture was posted, but I know there are alot of people who might mind it… I think if you decide to do this, you might want to put some kind of cute sign near the photobooth that lets people know if they take pictures, some might end up online. Honestly I think people will be cool with it for the most part!
Post # 10
Really, who is ever going to see a photo of me on a photbooth website and actually recognize me – my guess is no one!
Post # 11
I personally would be really upset. I don’t post any pictures at all of myself on the internet and I would expect that everyone will respect my wishes …
Would your guests know that their photo may be public? I mean … is that even legal? The company didn’t actually ask the guests…
Post # 12
I don’t think you’re being unreasonable, I think you’re doing a great job of looking out for your guests. There are people who feel very strongly about this sort of thing.
Post # 13
I think you’ve done the right thing by trying to have the contract amended– No one at a wedding thinks ‘I wonder if this picture will end up on the internet’ before they hop in a photobooth–
Post # 14
Personally, I might care. I think I’d at least want to know ahead of time that it would be done, that way I could make a decision on if I wanted to have a photo taken or not. At the very least, I wouldn’t do anything too crazy (or hold alcohol) in the pic because I wouldn’t want that out on the internet. I think it’s smart of you to try to protect the privacy of your guests.
Post # 15
- Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club
Legally, the photographers own the copyrights and may use them (mostly) as they see fit. However, most of them will take the images down if you ask them to. Sometimes they amend the clause to say that they can post the pictures as they see fit and will remove them upon request.
Post # 16
I don’t care personally….BUT, I will say that usually the clause dictates the photos be “tactful and in good taste” because i know my friends took some inappropriate photobooth pictures that no way in heck should they ever end up on the internet for marketing purposes. They’re viewable in our folder of wedding pics, but for marketing? no no no. i agree with the “removal upon request” just in case some get out of hand and/or someone isn’t comfortable having their picture on the internet. They can’t psosibly expect you to be able to speak for all your ugests, just in case