(Closed) Photographer has dress code in her contract for bride and bridal party?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 31
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492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

This is insane.  I’ll be damned if any VENDOR is going to dictate how anything happens on my wedding day.  I’m paying you, you show up and do what I’m paying you to do and leave your personal issues at home.  She is in the wrong business!

Post # 36
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900 posts
Busy bee

Fuck her. She’s policing women’s bodies. Would not sign with her just on principle. I have never heard of this ever. 

Post # 37
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3247 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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paintitblackcat9:  ” I did ask also just ask if she has had an experience photographing inter racial couples. I am white and pretty fair skinned my fiance is Mexican and he is rather dark skinned and we have a rather diverse wedding party from a pale ginger to darker skinned people in our wedding party and an inexperienced wedding photographer. :-/ “

I wouldn’t sign her contract with that clause either, but…what does this mean? Dark skinned people aren’t any more difficult to photograph than pale people. Not sure your photographer has to be experienced with interracial couples. 

Post # 38
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834 posts
Busy bee

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carolinabelle:  I don’t want to be argumentative at all but actually very dark skinned people are incredible hard to photograph when they are standing next to light skinned people. It is very difficult to get the correct lighting and exposure to photograph both in a flattering light. I am not a photog but I have lots of friends that are and photographing interracial families is almost an art form haha! 

 

Eta: sorry I completely misread your post! I need sleep. My apologies. 

Post # 39
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3108 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

I’m a photographer and I’ve never heard of such a thing in my life.

Post # 40
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268 posts
Helper bee

Yeah, no, I wouldn’t sign that.

This would give her cause to leave mid-wedding if she”didn’t like your dress” or one of your bridesmaids, or not deliver photos, because you violated the policy.

Basically seems like a REALLY easy way for her to cop out of her responsibilities, and blame it on something subjective as appropriate dress!

Post # 41
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Nope nope nope. 

In addition to everything PP said, what if your sister/SIL/cousin/someone that you want in the photos shows up in a backless dress or *gasp* a dress five inches above her knee? The photographer leaves? 

Post # 43
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53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Martin\'s Valley Mansion

I would NOT choose her! She does not have any authority to dictate what you or the bridal party should or shouldn’t wear.  You’ll have enough things to deal with on your wedding day, and a photographer with boundary issues shouldn’t be one of them!

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I wouldn’t want to support her business.

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