(Closed) Photography/Invitation question

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wouldn’t worry about it.  If they ask, explain just as you did here. 

Good luck!

Post # 4
3374 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Why do they want an invitation?  Can you just send them a pdf of it with the watermark?

Post # 5
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you are going to find that your photographer is going to notice and comment on it.  You may have ordered the hard copy (print) but you likely didn’t have permission to use it in your wedding invitation.  You also cropped out the watermark, which is a no-no. I personally sell files in my business, but most of my collegues do not, and this issue comes up quite a bit. 

I might admit that you were unaware of the legality involved in using the photograph without permission, and see if there is a fee for licencing the one image that you did use.  Your photographer may not make you pay, but you should be prepared that this is a possibility.  :S


Post # 7
994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Well, honestly what you did was illegal. I’d call them and explain the situation — did they have you sign off on policies? And did it say anything about digital files or reproduction rights? Even if you had left the watermark on, what you did is still illegal as you do not have reproduction rights to the image (even if you bought a printed copy).

I think the photographer is asking so they have a hard copy of the exact start time and date so nothing gets mixed up.


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