(Closed) Photographer used same location for mutual friends e-shoot

posted 10 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Who would you be more upset with???



  • Post # 17
    651 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t see what the problem is?

    Post # 18
    893 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would be mildly irritated that someone copied me, but I wouldn’t be angry at either party. There wouldn’t be any recourse from the photographer for sure, and you could maybe get an apology out of the friend, at best. But probably not.

    Post # 19
    140 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Unless this is your own private land, which I doubt it was because you mention sneaking around yourself, you don’t have the right to be mad at either IMO.

    Post # 20
    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

    I would take it as a HUGE compliment that your friend like your photos so much that she wanted to be like you.  

    And I wouldn’t be angry at the photographer.  If a client comes in and says “I want to go there for our pictures” I would see how that could put him/her in a tough spot as a business person.

    Post # 21
    1205 posts
    Bumble bee

    I completely agree with Meerkat.

    Post # 22
    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I don’t see the problem either? Most photographers use the same locations and poses over and and over.

    Post # 23
    10357 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think you are overreacting in a major way. This doesn’t matter. It’s not like you’re hanging their picture up in your house. And there’s only so many ways to pose two people together. It’s chill pill time!

    Post # 24
    11324 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    chiming in to say… i dont see the big deal? Its not like you’re each entering your e-pics into a photo originality contest ya know? Your pics are great and significant to you, who cares what theirs looks like? 

    Post # 25
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    The photographer is not to blame. I also agree with others who have said that if you don’t own the land used, you have no say. You do have the right to be upset with the friend for copying poses, which is uncalled for and only proves they have no creativity, but that’s all you can be mad about.

    Post # 26
    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I don’t think that you should be mad at either … its a public beach.

    Post # 27
    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’d speak with the friend!!  The photographer was just doing her job and probably thought it was a great shoot considering 2 people requested it!  I would still mention it to the photographer just so she’s aware, but try not to down talk her other client too much.

    Post # 28
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I’d pick “other” in this case. Sure, she might have copied you, but what does it really matter? They’re your personal pictures for yourself, friends, family…I’m not sure it matters if you had them taken in the same place.

    We took our pictures at places that many other couples have taken their pictures…some people we know, many that we don’t. They’re beautiful places and I doubt anyone that I know would be offended by it! And I certainly wouldn’t care if someone I knew went and used some of our ideas for their pictures…it wouldn’t make me love our pics any less.

    Post # 29
    13094 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I honestly don’t see what the big deal is and I wouldn’t be mad at either.

    Anyone can take any photos in whatever spot they want.  Just because you and your friend both like the same spot (maybe for different reasons but still), there is no reason why you both can’t have pictures there.  Nor is there any reason to not use the same photographer if you both like her work.  The shoots have similar styles and poses because that is the photographers style – that’s why you both chose her!

    I got my e-pics done on my and DH’s college campus.  Another one of our good friends also did their e-pics there with the same photographer.  And I have other friends who did them there with different photographers.  No one cares and none of our pictures look the same because there are different people in them!

    Post # 30
    2588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I think you’re overreacting…it’s not like you had a claim to the spot or anything. It’s not worth freaking out over. Just chill out.

    Post # 31
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Countless photographers film several people in the same location and the poses are always different with each subject (be it an individual or couple) so you can’t say that the choice of photographer is the sole reason that the poses are the same. Several decades ago, that would not have been the case, since everyone posed the same no matter what. But that is not the case today at all unless you have a photographer from those eras, which most don’t. If anything, the friend likely saw the pictures, and liked them so much that they decided to copy the poses and possibly insisted on such, in which case, the photographer is bound to please the client if they want their money. The friends’ choice to copy the poses is not right but unfortunately nothing you can do. The photographer will not pose two separate subjects in the exact same manner, therefore they are not the ones to blame in this mess unless they were unethical to begin with.

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