Post # 1
Hi! I’m wondering if any of you have used David Edwards (or Rohas) and Jack Roman from J O V O N photography? I’m thinking of booking them but wanted to get some more person info on them. any advice would be great! 🙂
Post # 3
sorry i don’t have any info but i’m bumping in case someone else has used them. 🙂
Post # 4
Ask for referrals and check them
Post # 5
I would ask for referrals. Also, make sure your contract with the photographer defines his job as "work for hire" and not as "independent contractor". Especially if you are dealing with a studio or an old style photographer. It’s an archaic copyright issue. In pre-digital era photographers would keep your negatives claiming their copyright and this would force you to make prints though them only. (Imagine if they move out of your town!) They would have the right to use your photos in their portfolios but you couldn’t publish them on FaceBook without their permission. I did some research on that. Digital photographers are usually easier to deal with in this respect. They agree to to do "work for hire" and give you the CD with all your photos, normally for no extra charge. Then you can get these photos retouched through online services like PhotoHand.com or PicWash.com and order photo book design.
Post # 6
I am searching on JOVON too! My friends have used them and have been happy. One of them said she used a David, but did not give a last name. I do know that I was actually in the bridal party for a couple of occasions where they were hired and they seemed to be really good. They were all cute guys who seemed to be really into what they were doing. I’ve heard no complaints, and I loved how the pics that I saw came out! I would just like to be sure, and so far I think I am. I met with David personally, but he said there was also another David so I am not sure if he is your guy! lol He was really cool, my fiance really liked him too. If anybody has heard anything, please let us know. So far I think I am going in this direction, but I am nervous!!! lol Congratulations to all!!
Post # 7
Copyright is not archaic, it still exists today to provide creators of "original works of authorship" protection for their livelihood. Just because someone commissions a photographer (or painter, writer, musicion, filmaker, software company, etc) to create a work from them does not mean they have the right to do whatever they want with it. The creator, photographer in this case, grants a license for specific usage. What photographers offer can vary from full copyright (meaning they no longer own it and themselves aren’t legally able to provide a copy to even your mother) to restricting the size of the prints you make. Couples really only need personal reproduction rights and most photographers, if they’re offering digital (or film) negatives, provide that. You should be clear on what you’re allowed to do.