(Closed) do photogs always post your wedding pics on their sites?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

If they do post their photos to their website, you can request ahead of time that they put yours in a locked gallery. Just express your concerns and any reputable photographer should oblige.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Good question!

Post # 5
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Honey bee

No, not always. You can request that they don’t.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I don’t know if it’s a bad sign, definitely let him know that it freaks you out and you’d prefer they not be shown for publicity reasons.  Is it just your faces that you don’t want shown?

Post # 8
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Worker bee

Experienced photogs will usually more than likely be able to honor your request. However, if it’s a photog just starting out, and your venue is particularly pretty, they might be disappointed not being able to do so because showing actual wedding photos is the only way they can get more exposure and business. If you are dealing with someone who is more new, it might help to negotiate a little, like maybe letting them publish photos without your faces or identifiable features, which still gives them some opportunity to show some photos, or publish the photos without referring to your names. Some photographers might charge you a privacy fee for doing so.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Vegan, I think it depends on the photographer and how built their portfolio is/how well-established they are. For example, if you find someone on Craigs list offering discount or more affordable photography because they are “building their portfolio” then I wouldn’t expect them to be too happy about that request.

It’s possible that they would oblige, but it does kind of go against why they would be offering you the deal. A well-established photographer should have no problem with this if it’s a concern for you, but from a photographer standpoint in general, it is always going to be a bit of a sacrifice, as we build new business off our portfolios.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hey Shang! You beat me to that comment lol.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

It was written in my contract that she would post them on her site, but NOT that she would post them on Facebook – and she did. Plus, she gave some to our florist who posted them on HER site and her facebook page. I found out when I saw a picture of ME as my florist’s profile pic!!! And she gave her pics that had nothing to do with flowers, like of our invitations, with our full names, that she posted! I threw an absolute fit.

Post # 13
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Honey bee

@Laylabelle, you should at the very least report those vendors to the BBB since they violated their contracts. Also, a fair warning review on Projectwedding for example would be a good idea to warn other brides in your area of those shady practices.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@Ember – I am planning on doing that once I get the corrected photos from the photographer. She totally screwed them up and has to post process the crap out of them to make them even sort of printable. I’m really angry.

But you’re right, I need to warn others of this.

Post # 15
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Honey bee

From what I understand, if you were to report them now, then the BBB can expedite the process so she gets them done quicker. I could be wrong though but that is what I have heard that they will do to help you out. Either way, they need to be reported asap.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My contract states that I can use images for promotional use; this covers online and print media.  I can submit them into competitions and editorial use.  This would also cover if I was to promote my business by giving a watermarked image to the florist, etc…

When your images are given, the florist isn’t going to show the picture and be like look a Susie Smith’s wedding… it’s more than likely just a close up of the bouquet and even if your face was in the image then it’s anonymous.  

Now, just because I “can” do all this, I don’t.  I only use first names “John and Susie” and I don’t tag images on Facebook.  I lock galleries and as I mentioned, while I blog all my clients, It’s only their first names.  I’ve had clients ask that I not name them and that’s fine.  I’m ok with honoring that request.

 

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