Post # 1
So last week I posted an album on Facebook of a few wedding photos and in the album title I credited my photographer – name and business name.
Today while playing on my phone I clicked on one of them and made it my profile picture. Literally 2 minutes later I get a PM from my photographer saying when I post pictures I need to put her business name.
while I completely understand that, I felt the message was borderline rude. I have rights to all the photos and already put her name out there. I have not responded and I have not edited the photo caption yet.
Am I wrong? FWIW, I did not get along with her at all throughout my entire wedding day and I had multiple family members and bridal party members comment on her rudeness. So maybe I’m not being fair.
Post # 2
I would oblige her request and post on all my photos Dont hire XYZ. She was hard to get along with and rude to me and by guests. Send her a link to each photo posted.
Let her know that you give credit where credit is due.
Post # 3
Pretty sure you DO need to credit her [I know I do, according to my contract], but it sounds like you already did – you didn’t upload a new photo, you used one that was already uploaded and gave her credit already.
Post # 4
sporting: I’d love to do that! Haha
jenilynevette: thanks for your reply. It is not in my contract. all it says is that we have rights to the copyright. She sent a card with the cd disc of images that says posting her name helps her business. So I don’t believe we are under contract to do so
Post # 5
It might be in your contract. I love my photographer so I credit her everywhere I possibly can. When I uploaded pictures her credit was there automatically but I tagged her in the album as well so it shows wih every picture. i have printing rights but she retains the copyright which is pretty standard. She can’t use them in published promotion in a magazine etc without our permission but she can use them on her website and in her own promotional material at her will.
Post # 6
KatesTheWord: I have posted my wedding pictures on FB, and I don’t think I credited the photographers. I guess in your situation, you should do it just to avoid any potential issues.
Post # 7
MsGinkgo: LBeeLove: Thanks. I agree I should probably just do it to avoid issues. however I do think I will message her back and suggest she add it to future contracts. I will probably unfriend her after I receive my album!
Post # 8
The way she handled it wouldn’t make me want to credit her. If you’re not obligated to, and you gave her credit on the album, I don’t see a problem. On another note, why are you still friends with her on facebook? Remove her and she won’t know what you do with your page.