Post # 1
I have always thought boudoir photos would be great to either get for a wedding gift for SO, Valentine’s Day, or just a keepsake so I remember what I used to look like in about 40 years 🙂
I was wondering though if you think this is a bad idea for teachers. I just got a bit worried about it today when I read that photographers have the right to use your photos for advertising, blogs etc. Also, a teacher in my union was fired a while back because his wife posted a picture of their vacation and he happened to be suntanning in the background (far in the background) with his white bum showing.
I would absolutely die if I lost my job because my photographer posted a pic of me in my bra online. Or if a student got ahold of some photo. Any teacher bees have any ideas about this? Suggestions? I suppose it’s better safe than sorry but it’s something I would really like to do.
Post # 3
I would think you could discuss those concerns with a photog, and if they weren’t willing to sign something saying they won’t post your pics, you wouldn’t have to work with them!
Your concerns sound VERY valid, but I think if you do your legwork and find the right photog, you could probably still make it work.
Post # 4
Great question Madem! I look forward to seeing responses. I, too am a speech-language therapist in the schools, and would HATE to jeopardize my position in the future.
P.S. What do you teach?
Post # 5
I would specifically request that the photographer NOT use any of my photos in ANY advertising/public view type way. They would have to respect your wishes, I would think, and I would just find a photographer that would agree to it and put it in your vendor contract.
Alternatively, you could DIY (there are a few tutorials floating around the Bee), or ask a friend/sister you feel comfortable with to help. If you have a friend who also happens to be into photography, that would be even better.
I am a teacher too, and it is definitely better to be safe than sorry!! I am planning on doing a boudoir shoot for my Fiance while he’s away doing Navy training. He won’t be allowed to take them with him on any kind of deployment/training, but it’ll be still fun to have them around!
Post # 6
In that circumstance, don’t do it.
If your heart is set on boudoir pics, find a friend who is good with a camera and who will turn over to you all the pics for safekeeping.
Post # 7
@MademoiselleL: For the photographer to post your image publicly they need a model release form from you. Without this form, you can go after them for damages if they were ever to post your images. If you do get them done, review the contracts carefully, especially the release forms and the photographer’s rights. Use a well known professional.
This being said, murphy’s law says something can still happen, the photographers computer can be hacked, they can be careless with image security, an employee can take the images, anything can happen. Most likely though, if you use someone reputable and review the contracts carefully, you should be fine.
I have done a few glamour based portrait work with some teachers and employees of higher education with no issues.
Post # 8
You can contract for exclusive rights. But if you are super worried don’t do it. Or go to a trusted friend.
Post # 9
Someone can correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t know too many reputable photographers who would share B-pics online without the client’s consent. As long as this is clearly specified in the contract, I think you would be fine. I don’t believe anyone has seen my B-pics except for myself, my husband and the few girlfriends I showed them to (the more tame photos).
Post # 10
@MademoiselleL: The photographers usually get the clients permission first. At least that’s what all of the photographers I’ve been looking at. But definitely talk to the photographer of your choice first.
Post # 11
I would be really, really careful. My district has sent around articles lately about Facebook and the things you post on it. I don’t even like posting pictures of me with an alcoholic drink in my hand! I know that this isn’t FB related, but there are some similarities.
Definitely talk to the photographer, though. I am sure you aren’t the first–or the last–to come across this :-).
Post # 12
@meliss: Don’t forget your photographer and possibly his staff, or any labs that you used to get prints or albums made. If you use some photosharing sites and have them posted there, read the fine print, some of them have right to use the images as stock photos.
Post # 13
I agree that your best bet is finding a reputable photographer. I am getting some done, and because of DH’s job, this is definitely something I will be discussing ahead of time with our photographer.
Post # 14
When I did my boudoir pics, my photographer offered me three options: do not use any of my photos, use only select photos that I approve, or use any of my photos. Of course photographers like to use their work in their portfolio, but with boudoir photos, most are very good with discretion. I am sure if you talk with your photographer beforehand, you will be able to make arrangements so that none of your photos are used publicly.
I had a lot of fun with my boudoir photos, so I hope you get that chance to do them! It really makes you feel so beautiful and sexy!
Post # 15
I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to see someone with a responsible head when it comes to being a teacher. I am working on my bachelors in education now, and I made my facebook completely private from the very moment I found out some of my course-work would involve being in a classroom this semester. I know a few people I went to highschool with that went into education that are so irresponsible with what they put out on the internet.
I agree with some of the other posters. Just talk to your photographer and make sure they are completely in understanding that the pictures cannot be used by anyone but you.
Post # 16
Good suggestions! Thanks everyone. Keep them coming.
It sounds like there are photographers out there who will respect privacy, but I also didn’t think of the idea of getting a friend to take them. I just don’t know if the quality would be great or if I could get comfortable in front of someone who knows me.
@melisslp: I teach a Gr.6/7 French Immersion class in a middle school.