Post # 1
There are a few photographers we are considering. I notice both of them have a LOT of pictures from previous weddings on their website. That’s good, because I can see their work, but at the same time, I don’t want our wedding pictures to be displayed to the public. I understand that photographers need pics for their portfolios but it just seems to me like an invasion of privacy. What do you all think?
Post # 3
I like it! I’m proud of our wedding and I was flattered that our photographer liked it enough to put so many photos of us on his site. He’s also mentioned that he might submit us to some bridal magazines and I think it would be super cool if that came through!
Post # 4
As long as I can have some type of say in the photos they display, I would be fine with it. As an AA bride, it’s already hard (at least IMO) to find a photographer that is really good at capturing the varying shades of African American skin tones. You just don’t see a whole lot of sample work on a lot of the photography sites. My wedding party varies from very dark to very light. If a photographer is able to capture all of us together and make us look fabulous then I definitely would be more than happy to have our photos on his/her site. I don’t view it as an invasion of privacy at all.
Post # 5
i am excited and can’t wait to see my wedding on my photog’s blog!
Post # 6
I am flattered that my photogs love our pictures enough to display them. I’ve heard that my/our pictures are on display at some bridal shows. Everyone compliments them, and I have even spoken to a few potential clients on the phone to help them book.
Post # 7
we’re on our photographer’s site, I love it!
Post # 8
I love our photographer, so if our pictures help her get more business, I am all for her using them to help her grow her business. Plus, I loved seeing which of our engagement photos she liked the best when she put up the blog post.
Post # 9
My photographer put some of our engagement photos on his blog, and I don’t mind at all! Infact, it made it easier to show family members and such since I could just send them a link to it or get them to pull up the site.
You could perhaps request that your photos do not end up on your photographer’s site?
Post # 10
Most wedding photographers these days blog almost every single wedding and engagement shoot they do – it’s standard.
Keep in mind that your photographer owns the copyright to any images they take of you. Having “rights” to the images for you typically means just having printing rights. The photog retains the right to use the image – and your contract will contain a release for them to use the photos on their site.
Post # 11
Do you mean on their blog or part of their portfolio?
Post # 12
I would also be flattered, if our photographers posted our pictures on their site. Unless someone is in the witness protection program or have other extenuating circumstances, I don’t see it as an invasion of privacy.
Post # 13
@Sandythepoet – I can see where it can be flattering that a photographer would post your pictures on the site. However, i am also a private person and would prefer my picture not be used.
A friend is photographing my wedding so I thankfully won’t need to worry about this.
Post # 14
@SandyThePoet: Unfortunately, if you don’t like the idea of these, the only way around it is to buy the actual copyrights to the photos, which I would venture to guess 95% of photographers won’t sell or even give you a price for. I just don’t think it’s worth it to limit your options to the 5% of crappy photogs would actually sell you their copyrights. I only include usage/printing rights in my packages, and would never sell Copyrights. Sorry, I know it’s a tough spot to be in.
Post # 15
We’ve been in situations were some of our clients need to have their privacy due to their jobs and we usually will only blog their details and not faces and never include their names. When you find a photog you like just ask how they feel about not blogging it or only posting images that don’t identify anyone.
Post # 16
I hope actually mine does put us on her website. I would be so flattered!