(Closed) Problems with photographer using our pics advice

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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Steampunkbride:  thanks for clearing that up for them from a business and legal standpoint 🙂 In addition to that there’s also the artistic side of things, which is to say that 99% of photographers do what they do because photography is their art.

And who wants to put their heart and soul into art that they can’t share with anyone? If I’m going to do a job where I can’t share my work the job becomes entirely about money. And I’m going to make up for the loss of that artistic fulfillment with more money or take my chances that ill book another client for that date instead.

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I understand the financial standpoint, but as I’m sure the OP’s case isn’t a regular occurrence, I think a photographer or any vendor would be willing to work something out with the bride as opposed to taking such a hard line stance.

A certain level of flexibility and understanding, especially due to a bride’s religious beliefs, from a vendor will probably get them more recommendations in the future than charging extra. 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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OMGMrsW2B:  agreed. That’s why I said personally I wouldn’t charge to not post any photos without her headress on since that was the religious issue, as well as use fake names if it makes them more comfortable. As for the hubby, id call that a preference and charge to accommodate it as my DH is in the same boat so I don’t buy the work excuse as a reason he can’t have photos online… Especially since op doesn’t seem too concerned about the guest photos being on fb etc.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I agree with some previous posters. The photographer may charge more for not having the ability to use your photos. However, the photographer should not charge more or disadvantage you in any way because of your religious beliefs. There is no reason the photographer can’t respect your wishes. Further, the fake names idea sounds like a great compromise. He or she could even post without any names and merely say “this lovely couple” etc. The most important thing is that you get the agreement in writing AND you have the photographer sign it! Many photographers have generic contracts and only have space for the bride and/or groom to sign. But it is in your interest to have the photographer sign as well. Even if it is written on their letterhead.

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Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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PassionatePhotoLady:  the fake names is a nice option, and if it’s on Facebook, since the couple wouldn’t be tagged, there shouldn’t be an issue. And like you mentioned, if the bride isn’t worried about guest’s sharing photos…

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant

Ask your husband to check with some of his collagues about photographers they used possibly.  I ffel like you need to get a photographer that caters to your religion or is use to working in scenarios that require discretion.

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