Post # 1
Hey ladies! So I need some opinions…just had my makeup trial done for my engagement photo shoot, and the pics look amazing! My makeup artist asked me to send her pics when I got some..I sent her one, and then she asked if she could use some of our photos on the website that she’s going to be making soon to promote her makeup… I have no problem with this, but should I be negotiating some sort of discount for the wedding makeup?? She’s charging quite a bit, and I was under the impression that if vendors are starting out and want to use their work on you as a promo for themselves, you generally get a discount. I also don’t want to be rude/presumptuous and I really don’t know how to broach the subject with her!!!
Any advice/opinions are welcome – both from vendors and/or brides/brides-to-be who may have had a similar experience!
Post # 3
@lowen_2014: I would say no. I think it would be nice of her, but she doesn’t have to, and you have the right to decline your makeup ohots posted on her website. It’s probably better for her to have you say no than to have you say yes and give you a discount. She’d probably just end up not putting them up.
Post # 4
Everything is negotiable. What’s it going to really hurt to ask?
Post # 5
I say it doesn’t hurt to ask. Position it like “Oh wow, I’m flattered! Will I l get a discount in exchange for doing that?” Or, “Oh wow I had a friend who did that and she got 15% off in exchange – do you offer that as well?” You can do it politely and you should. The golden rule of negotiation – if you dont ask, you don’t get!
Post # 6
I’ve been doing bridal makeup for 10 years, I’ve always asked brides to use their pictures for my portfolio/websites and I’ve never had anyone ask me for a discount. On the other end of the spectrum as a future bride, when my MUA asked me to use one of the pix from our engagement shoot I was flattered and of course didn’t have a problem with that. But when it comes down to it, its up to you if you want to ask…the worst she can say is no, however; I wouldn’t get my hopes up for that discount since changes are you will not get it.
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
@lowen_2014: you need to check with the photographer whether they are okay with their photos being used for someone else’s advertising
Post # 8
@lowen_2014: I’ve never heard of getting a discount for letting vendors use your photos. If you feel like you’re getting taken advantage of you should talk to her or find a new artist.
Post # 9
@lowen_2014: Who took the photos? Do you have the photographer’s permission to use the images?
Post # 10
- Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant
As a make up artist, I take my own photos and use them or I put it in the contract and speak directly with the photographer about it. People generally do not give you a discount for that so dont get your hopes up too much.
Post # 11
Thanks for your advice guys! I don’t think I will ask her for the discount… I’m happy with her work and I don’t want her to feel taken advantage of. As for the photographer, the pic has her logo on it anyway, so she would still have the credit for the photo, and I would ask that her name be put at the bottom 🙂