Photographer to put picutres on FB?

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

amanda.417:  I would not be okay with her posting any pictures to her website, blog, FB anywhere without me having seen all of them first. Our photographer called us when she was done editing everything and we went to her studio and looked at all of them. We made decisions on what we wanted for our STD and other items, then the next day, she posted the photos. I agree that she should not post any that you don’t want her to – especially the STD ones. She should be understanding of all of this. 

Post # 3
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2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

amanda.417:  Just ask her not to tag you– because of your concern A.  I highly doubt all of your friends are fans of hers on FB.

Post # 4
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462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Our photographer posted previews on Facebook before we’d seen them. I think that’s somewhat common.

I would just ask that she not post any of your STD ones when she does it.

Post # 5
Hostess
9831 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

amanda.417:  I think you’re totally valid asking her not to post the STD pictures (and if she has common sense she probably wouldn’t anyways…).

Ours went up on facebook & her blog before we saw them, same was true for the wedding pictures – that’s how we got our sneak peek.  It seems to be pretty standard these days.

You can ask her – it never hurts to ask, I would just make sure to be poilite about it 😀

Post # 6
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1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

It’s very common for photographers to post to facebook. It’s free advertising! That said, if you don’t want your pictures on facebook, just let her know that. You might want to make sure it wasn’t in the contract you sign, because sometimes it is. The photos she takes are considered her artistic property to do with as she wants. However, she should comply with what you want if she wants your business. If you don’t mind the pictures on facebook later on, like after save the dates, then tell her that. She would probably be just fine waiting as long as she will get her free advertising at some point. 

Post # 7
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186 posts
Blushing bee

While it is common for photographers to put the pictures up on Facebook and a few weeks ago I would have said that it wasn’t a big deal, my photographer posted a sneak peek of us. The photos were so far away you couldn’t tell it was us and the one close up was not flattering. I would speak to your photographer ahead of time to see if you can come to some sort of agreement about your concerns and if they are willing to let you see the facebook photos before posting them.

Post # 9
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2657 posts
Sugar bee

If you tell a photographer that you’re not comfortable with them posting pics before you’ve seen them, most will respect those wishes.  They would be really silly not to, since you’re their client.  But, they still have the copyright and can use the photos in any way they see fit.  All you can do is explain what you want and hope they respect that.  If you don’t like their response, you should find a different photographer.

Our photographer did this for our engagement and wedding preview (haven’t gotten the wedding photos back yet), and it was not a big deal.  She did give us a heads up in advance that she’d post preview photos on FB before she sent us the full album and we were fine with that. 

Post # 10
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3385 posts
Sugar bee

amanda.417:  What does it say in your contract?  One of the biggest reasons my husband and I have never used a photographer that isn’t a family member is they usually post to facebook, and we would like to be the ones who determine what’s get posted and what doesn’t.  But I would talk to her.  I’m sure she’ll be reasonable about it.  You could sya you’d like to see which photos she’s going to put in her portfolio before putting them up.

Post # 11
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3622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

amanda.417:  All of our photos were posted to facebook first, for both my wedding and family photography. This seems to be standard practice and was written into each of our contracts.

Post # 12
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182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ask the photographer to only post them after the wedding.

Our photographer had a picture of us in his website, but it was only one picture and we both loved it 🙂 so that was fine

Post # 13
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2377 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

amanda.417:  I would just ask her not to tag you in the photos, and also turn on tag review in both your settings so nothing tagged shows up in anyones news feed/page until you approve it. <- Really a great settings feature if you don’t already have it on…

 Unless your future guests are also friends with the photog, there is no way they will ever see the pics unless you are tagged. If you like the pics, then just accept the tags (or tag yourself) and share her gallery link on your page… 

If you are 100% against the entire idea just tell her that and she will more than likely be a little bummed, but fully understand as quite a few couples do feel like you two do!

Post # 14
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1532 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I just wanted to add that my photographer also posted public pictures with running them by me first. Just to chime in that it’s the norm. Your photographer has a business to run too.

However, I think a photographer would be understanding of not making your wedding date public knowledge. I think sending an email asking that signs with the wedding date not be posted anywhere is a reasonable request. We didn’t have a sign, so that wasn’t a concern. But it seems very reasonable.

Asking not to be tagged is also very reasonable, and makes for less work for the photographer. So that should be easy to accomodate as well.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

amanda.417:  If this photographer is breaking into weddings, and giving you a good deal because she needs the images for her portfolio, then you either need to be ok with them going on FB (and her website, blog, advertising, etc) without getting to ok them, or find a new photographer.

As a wedding photographer myself, there have been times when I’ve needed/wanted certain images or a location for my portfolio. When that happens, and I’m giving some sort of a “deal”, it’s with the stipulation that it’s my choice. I hate to use the phrase “my clients get no say” but for lack of a better way of wording it – that’s sort of the case. I would never put a bad or unflattering photo of my clients online – so it’s actually sort of offensive to think that a client would want to proof what I put online of them. I totally understand and respect if you want to choose what goes online, or if you don’t want them online at all. My point is, if that’s the case then you need to find an established photographer who doesn’t need your images.

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