Giving family copies of professional wedding photo disc

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t see the harm in that – just make sure that you have rights to do so (which I’m sure you will as long as you have print rights, etc.). My photography package comes with three USB sticks containing all the images shot (engagements, bridals, and wedding) which I thought was really nice. That way I can keep one, and give one each to my parents and his. I just know that each of our parents are going to want to print out completely different images, so this way they can pick and chose and do as they please!

Post # 4
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

That’s what I did with our wedding pictures. I also did similarly when I shot my ds’s wedding in September. My daughter in law’s family are all in the US and it made no sense to restrict their access to the wedding pictures. Especially since if I were to insist on being the only person to do the prints it’d cost me a fortune in postage!

As a photographer, I am increasingly keen on providing DVDs of the edited, high res jpg versions of any weddings I shoot. It saves months and months of sporadic print orders coming in for starters. I do not, however, assign my copyright with any pictures. Instead, I give a picture licence that allows printing for personal use.

Post # 5
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@maganda:  We did it! Our parents and SIL were SO happy to get the pictures!

Post # 6
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

We gave parents and the wedding party a flash drive with all our engagement and wedding photos on it.  I wouldn’t try to pass it off as a Christmas present though because I think it’s something they’re kind of entitled to have.

Post # 7
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


I would only give photos that the people are actually in.

I had 2,000 wedding photos that spanned across 4 discs which would have been a huge task to make copies to give to everyone

I also did not want to give out photos that I was not happy with….

I guess you could call it quality control….. 🙂

Post # 8
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I made individual CDs of photos each group of family members would want. It was kind of excruciating but I’m glad I did so they wouldn’t have to dig through 1500 images. On the other hand, none of the recipients thanked me, now that I think about it!

Post # 9
1817 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We ended up making a wedding photo album vie MyPublisher (buy one get one free deal) and they loved it since it included the whole day. We then offered to print off any picture they’d like and if they wanted to see the full set (over 200 prints) then they could, but they ended up picking a couple of pictures from the book.

Post # 10
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

It was included in our package that the parents got discs if they wanted it. It’s pretty sweet.

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