(Closed) FI being difficult about copyright issues/ image release (long, sorry!)

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hmmm….I think my Fiance would be the same way as your Fiance. I think my Fiance feels this way after a picture (of him) I used to have up on Facebook, he swears he was watching TV one day and saw it in a commerical. (He never saw it again).

Luckily, he didn’t ask too many details about our wedding photographer.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@GreenGables: My Darling Husband had very similar concerns, and didn’t like the idea that our wedding photos could appear somewhere without our knowledge. So what we did is have something put into our contract stating that any use of our photographs could not take place without our permission (excluding her blog/website, but including any publications, other blogs, etc). Our photographer was totally fine with this, and I would imagine most are–they don’t want to make you upset, and to be honest, I’m doubtful that any one set of wedding photos is SOOO AMAZING that they JUST HAVE TO use it for advertising, you know? If they can’t use your wedding photos, they’ll use others. 

The issue of you wanting the photos in blogs and him not wanting that is a separate thing. On that, I think you guys just need to compromise. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We signed that they have the rights to the photos, but nicely asked them not to post them on their website due to our concerns with having my husband and his friends that attended in police uniforms images on the internet.  We did meet with one photographer that refused because they were very new and building their portfolio, but managed to find a fabulous photographer that was willing to work with our “rules”.

I don’t know if this was due to our specific issue and that it really was a matter of personal safety, but I would imagine that most photographers have enough photos that losing the ability to post ONE wedding isn’t a huge issue.  As you can see even from just the bee, there’s plenty of couples that are super excited to be blogged and posted all over ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@GreenGables: Oh I totally understand–I personally would have been OVER THE MOON if our photos showed up on stylemepretty or something. But Darling Husband was against it, so that was that ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure you’ll be able to work something out with your photog. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Your thinking is correct.  Unless you get full copyrights ( I don’t know any photographer that would do this for any price that would be affordable), all you can get is your photographer’s word that they won’t post them.  I don’t think this should be an issue, but you may have to go through a few photographer’s to find one willing.

As for your Fiance thinking, think of a music album or a painting.  Someone hired them to create it, is the artist going to sign over ownership to the buyer?  Hell no!  They get a copy…..

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Nobody cares about any one wedding enough to hunt down whoever is in the pic if it is used in the photogs ads or whatever. Do you have any concept of how many staged wedding photos are available on stock photo sites for use? About a gazillion. Your wedding won’t even register on top of the heaps and heaps of weddings that are photographed every single day. So if it is a matter of privacy, I think it’s pretty silly.

As a matter of copyright, the person who makes the art owns it – always. Short of making a precedent on that, it’s just the way it is – in all types of art.

I did not have this problem with my husband – mostly because he understood that life is just TOO SHORT to dwell on things that nobody else will care about but us – ie our wedding pics!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

@GreenGables:  I think it’s fair to amend the release to say that the photographer can use the images for promotional purposes, blogs, websites, advertisements, contests,etc, but can’t use them for commercial gain without your permission.  There may be a fee for this.

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