Breach of contract with photographer, ADVICE please!

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Busy bee

I’d have her hire a lawyer to draft a cease and desist letter. Sometimes it’s effective in “scaring” people out of an activity without having to go to court over the behavior. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

edepp2010:  Hmmm…no real advice. But say your sister refuses to edit anymore and gives them to the bride. What’s to stop the bride from blocking your sister from all social networking and then editing the photos the way she wants to and posting them anyway?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 beeintraining:  Very good idea. I work as a legal assistant and a big part of a lawyer’s job is to send semi threatening letters out to people. Lol. It would probably work in this case.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  sillysillybee.
Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Without legal assistance, your sister can do nothing. “Now, don’t do it again!” clearly won’t work, and telling the bride she’ll have to edit her own photos (Which she already has, so this will not be a threat) and telling her to not post them… well she clearly didn’t listen to your sister the first time, she won’t listen the second time. Asking her clearly is not working, so your sister has to take more serious action if she is really and truly upset by this. Her next step will be a cease and desist letter. Does your sister not want to take legal action because she doesn’t have a lawyer? Every time you have a business where you sign a contract, you need a lawyer.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would 100% have a lawyer send a very seriously worded letter. Like PP said that is usually enough to scare somebody.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Hmm. this is a toughie.

Your sister can send a letter to the client requesting it again and explaining further. However, consequences comes along with that. The client could easily post and spread the word out of how ‘unreasonable’ the photographer is, for not allowing her to edit her own wedding pictures and even threaten her. (keep in mind people would tend to exaggerate things to make it sound they are being bullied) and if the client is successful, she would potentially harm your sister’s business entirely.

 

How about, your sister edits the photos, post it up on her site and facebook with her watermarks and tag the client on it, so people could see the ones with watermarks. And your sister sends the client pictures without watermarks. If the client choose to edit it on her own, it’s not related to your sister’s photos since people would see your sister’s photos online.

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