Post # 1
Is it typical for photographers to retain the rights to the wedding photos? Should I argue the point that we want to own the intellectual rights to the designs or images?
I think we’re going to end up with a pretty pricey photog and we’re not looking to scrapbook our album, but we will want reprints of our favorite photographs. Will it cost just as much to have reprints made at a good lab as it would to have our photographer do it, or do photographers tend to take you for a ride when you hire them for reprints?
Is this a major deciding factor for anyone?
Post # 3
Usually when photogs take pictures for you at the wedding, they give you a disclosure document of some sort that lets you print your own pictures as well as give you full rights to your pictures. This is common. I wouldn’t recommend having them print your pictures because they tend to jack up the prices of the individual photos and you can print the pictures out yourself for a lot cheaper. Shutterfly, vistaprint, etc.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens
I only considered photographers that gave me a disk with all of my photos on it. If they didn’t offer it, then I moved on! It’s been my experience that it costs A LOT to get reprints from the photographers.
Post # 5
I moved on as well if they didn’t give me the rights to my photos. I wasn’t going to have to contact them every time I wanted pictures for the next 50 years and neither was I going to pay their prices. There were plenty of photogs who gave us the rights. I think only 1 out of 10 that we looked at didn’t offer that.