MIL wants all of the wedding photos and copyrights to print

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

We sent over a CD of our pictures to my parents and his parents without even thinking about it (or them asking). Why don’t you want her to have the pictures?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m also wondering why you don’t want her to have the photos?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

If she doesn’t have copyright, then she shouldn’t have the digitial files. You can have her select some pictures she likes and you can email or print them for her

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I wouldn’t give it to her. Like PP mentioned, just ask her for which photos she wants printed. 

I am assuming she didn’t pay the photographer, but you can try to use a “photographer only gave copyright/printing rights to 1 person” or something… so you can’t extend her the copyright also… sorry MIL!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@becca83:  I guess I just don’t see it as a big deal. TBH it will probably just be easier if you give her the pictures. Even if she wasn’t supportive, it’s easier to just give them to her than listen to her demand different copies. Can you imagine how many times she will probably ask you to print different pictures? Pick your battles, I think this is one you should just give in too.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I have mine everything without her asking. In your case it seems easier to just give them to her. Is there any way to just give her a CD of just some of them?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Easy – you ask her which pictures she wants and you will print them for her.  Repeat, repeat, repeat.

Just avoid the question over and over again.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@becca83:  What does your husband think? She’s his mother.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think this is a battle not worth fighting. Not being supportive is unfortunate, but really, there’s zero cost to you and no harm done if she has the pictures to print off as she wants.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

+1 for the people who said if she doesn’t have a copyright release, she shouldn’t have the images. your photographer can’t stop you from doing it, but the copyright release is usually only valid for the bride and groom…so parents who try to print from reputable printing labs will run into issues as they are not legally allowed to do so. 

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