Post # 1
So, we just got our photos back and we love them…except for one thing. We had a very formal candlelit dinner and banquet tables. The flowers and long rows of glass were my favorite part, and what I actually worked hardest on (DIY, and each arrangement had different flowers in coordinating colors). The photographer was busy photographing the bridal party while the dining room was being set up, though, and although he got a few shots, none really capture the details I really wanted.
My husband’s father, however…it looks like he skipped out on cocktail hour and went to town, judging by the number of photos HE took of those details! I just like his shots better.
We got asked to submit some photos for promotional shots to blogs for the venue & the planner, and I’d really like to include FIL’s instead of the photographer’s for that stuff. Can I mix them in and credit both photogs?
What do I do about our official album? Is there a nice way to ask to include some of his shots? The photog is great, I love his shots of US, but he just really didn’t take any good pictures of this stuff. :- And I hired him because I loved his details shots!
Thanks a lot, guys.
Post # 3
Certainly for the venue’s photos you should be able to send both as long as you make it clear who has taken which shot. As for the album, if you are getting it done through your photographer I don’t know how this works, I’m not sure if they HAVE to all me their own photos.
Hopefully one of the photographers on here will be able to tell you. I’m sorry that your photographer didn’t get the shots you wanted, but at least you got the other ones!
Post # 4
I dont’ see why you can’t submit photos from both photographers? We’re having two different photogs, so this would be the same situation, except one of yours wasn’t really a photog, just got some awesome shots you wanted! Don’t stress 🙂
As far as your album, I’m not sure about that. Maybe tell him you’d like to mix in some candid shots from some of your guests, and see how he handles the news?
Post # 5
My aunt is a photographer and will be doing detail shots at my wedding, however she also offered to do our engagement photos. For our wedding website (which is being hosted on my actual paid photographer’s site) I wanted to use some of our engagement photos. So I asked our photographer how he felt. He said that I was welcome to use them but that I should watermark them with my aunt’s logo.
My thought is that it will be a decision that your photographer can make, but I’m not sure how he will react. I’d say that it’s worth asking to see if he is willing to put some shots into the book.
Post # 6
I say submit both but make sure you credit them properly.
As for your album, if they don’t want to include your shots maybe you could make that into an “us” album and then go on photobox (or another site) and have another printed, they’re pretty cheap if you just want a standard album.
Post # 7
I would make sure to give your photographer a heads up about having photos from 2 sets of photographers on the blogs so she’s not surprised by it.
She may want to link to the blogs to show her work and show that her photos were blogged, but you want her to know ahead of time that there was another “photographer” at the wedding.
As for the professional album, I’d first see how she responds to the fact that you are going to use someone else’s shots on the blogs first before broaching putting another person’s work in her albums.
Did you ever ask her if she had more detail shots? I know my photographer took over 1,000 photos and we got about 800, so your photog may have some that she didn’t show for some reason and may be willing to show you if they are good and she knows how important those details were to you.
Post # 8
I see nothing wrong with providing images from both your photographer and your Father-In-Law to the venue for promotion. So long as you credit them correctly, there should be no issue.
If your photographer is offended, well, too bad. It’s not like you have to use him ever again if you don’t want to.