(Closed) Hair & Makeup contract demanding access to all wedding photos – normal?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Contact them to clarify before you get excited.  I read this as meaning if THEY take photos (the hair and makeup people) then thay can use them.  I think it would be unreasonable for them to hijack ALL of your photos.  If they are saying this, tell them you aren’t comfortable with it but will give them permission to use a few that you select after the day. 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

That seems really weird to me, unless they’re just referring to photos THEY take that day. I don’t even think it would be legal for them to use your photographer’s images for their promotional use without permission from the photog.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Westwood:  I agree.  Im a makeup artist and I had my clients sign a consent for me using their image for photos I took for weddings.  But when I worked with the photog I had their permission to use their pics for my Portfolio.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@hopestruck:  Right, and personally I can say I loved it when the Brides or clients i worked with would send me a pic so i could use it too!  Meaning a pro one…. with permission.  Normally photogs are ok as long as you credit them… its more advertising and placement for them afterall!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Tell them you’re striking that line out.  There’s no rule saying that the contract they sent you is the only one they’ll accept your signature on.

I’d do the same with the photographer, if it’s not too late.  Pay THEM for free reign to use my image for their marketing purposes?  No way–they can ask like a real professional would.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My contract had a signature spot for the actual makeup and hair services and another spot that I could sign if I would allow them to use my images for their portfolio. I don’t remember if I signed it or not… but the fact that they let me choose makes me fel better.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That seems weird to me I have never heard that and agree with pp maybe its thier photos they take ? 

Post # 13
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561 posts
Busy bee

Even if the make-up company refers to the professional photos-they have no legal standing here. They are making a contract with YOU, not the photographer and you can’t just give the photographer’s copyrights away. The pictures on the website were proabably given to the make up company by the brides-not the photographers. If you don’t want them to use your pics-cross it out. If you don’t mind then refer them to your photographer because he is the one who owns the rights. I would just be a little careful, sounds like they “demand” it regardless of their right.. 

Post # 14
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1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@hopestruck:  did you ask them about the clarifiation for which photos?

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@hopestruck:  Yeah… i never had that in my contract but on a separate paper because i would take my own before and afters.  Then id say if they wanted to send me a pro pic id be flattered.  most people forget about me after their day is through!  I also told them id never give any names or locations so you couldnt be searched or googled.

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