(Closed) Is it rude to ask your photographer not to do certain edits?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
3522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think it’s perfectly fine for you to ask her to limit the amount of photos with selective coloring–it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, and you are well within your rights as a paying customer to make that request.

Post # 4
4151 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I don’t know if it’s right or wrong, but I would mention it.  Diplomatically of course 🙂

(ps – you seems to have copied it three times into your post, may want to edit it 🙂 )

Post # 5
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

As long as you are polite, I think it is appropriate to talk to her about it. 

You say that you like some of the selective coloring she does, so I would just mention that while you like certain selective coloring she does (showing her specific examples of the ones you like would help) you were hoping that she could also include the full color photo in the files you recieve. It shouldn’t be a problem to include both. 

You could even skirt the truth a bit and say your mom (or whoever) isn’t a fan, and you want to make sure you have some that aren’t edited that way. 

Post # 6
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think it’s fine to ask her to limit that.  You are paying her, after all.  It may save her extra work as well.

Post # 7
4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it’s fine… as a photog I wouldn’t be offended at all, it’s not everyones cup of tea! 

Post # 8
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yep, I’m paying for him to deliever what I want… so I need to tell him what I want (and what I don’t want…)

Post # 9
2951 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think its fine. Your paying them for a service so i think your a little entitled to what you do and dont want.

I asked my photographer not to do certain effects to mine and she was perfectly fine with it!

Post # 11
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I see no harm in telling your photographer what you want, after all your paying them to take the photos that you are 100% happy with, no good accepting an edit you know you won’t really like in a few months time.

Post # 12
415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You can tell her to not do it.  Or if she does, ask for the un-edited version because you aren’t a fan of that.  She should be professional about it. 

Post # 13
26 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

The photographer doesn’t want to do extra work. She should gladly not edit any photos you ask. If she’s a seasoned photographer, she’s dealt with much, much stranger requests.

As a side note, the retouching will happen after the wedding, so there’s no need to hurry, if you don’t want to.

Post # 15
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

yeah, I am with the ” i pay you for a service” so i am allowed to request what i want, politely of course!

Post # 16
1278 posts
Bumble bee

You are paying for their services, so she should be able to accomodate that request!  

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