(Closed) (Vent) My Photographer Used My Inspiration Photos For Another Bride

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 46
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

But you don’t even know the other bride??! And anyone can use photo’s off pinterest, or anywhere off the internet, your ideas weren’t original. I can kind of get that it’s obnoxious but it really isn’t a big deal. You’ll never see this girls photos again.

Post # 47
9540 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Who, exactly, do you think would think that you were “copying” her because you both happened to have some of the same poses in photos? Unless you have a lot of shared guests, I don’t know why this would be a problem. But then I generally appraoch weddings thinking that everything has already been done and nothing is really unique, so don’t worry about being a special snowflake.

You liked the poses when you sent them to the photog. You presumably still like them. So do them. The fact that another bride used some of them has absolutely nothing to do with you. Don’t stress. There are so many other things to worry about, I wouldn’t even see this as a blip on the radar! Nobody else will ever know or care, unless you point it out to them.

Post # 48
2836 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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SerendipityBride:  First of all– if she’s an awesome photographer, she probably has done all sorts of different shots and poses– and obviously if you’ve collected images to put on Pinterest, no offense, but your ideas aren’t literally original.  They are certainly original to you, but I hope you understand what I mean.

Second of all– you have never met the other couple– so hands down, your wedding photos will be unique to you.  The good news is, I’ve never, ever heard of someone saying– oh, so-and-so’s wedding photo poses are so similar to X’s…..blah”  

If you’ve ever looked at wedding photogs blog– they each have thier own style.  So even if each wedding they do is at a different venue– if you were really into photography, and really kept up on someone’s work, you might recognize.  Wether it’s thier shooting style, the posing, or the editing– you might recognize it.

Your wedding photos are for YOU.  They are for your, your friends, your family– 

the people who see this photographers blog will never think twice about the fact the your wedding might have some of the same shots as another wedding at the same venue.


Ya know how you mentioned the bridal party jumping in the air photo?  Well someone had to think of that, right?  And now a lot of people enjoy that LOL– but either way, your wedding, and any other wedding on the planet will never look the same.


You have plenty to think about with a wedding coming up; I would suggest investing your energy elsewhere ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 49
11735 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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SerendipityBride:  fresh concepts? You got the ideas from someone else, which isn’t exactly fresh (sorry!) this is really not something to be upset about in the grand scheme of life. No one really will see (or care that much about) your weddig photos anyways so no one will be comparing them to anyone else’s. 

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Post # 50
1219 posts
Bumble bee

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SerendipityBride:  I am sorry that you can not get any empathy on wb.  It seems like a bit of a betrayal by your photographer, however small.  But if one more person says “first world problem” to undermine someone elses feelings, I think I will scream.  I haven’t read anything on wb that isn’t an f’ing first world problem.

Post # 51
1359 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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SerendipityBride:  I am so sorry OP ๐Ÿ™ that sucks. I believe wedding photos are probably the most important aspect of the wedding (besides the getting married part) and I know I don’t want to have the typical bride and groom next to each other pose. Slaving hours on pintrest is difficult and it blows that the photog used your inspiratiom for another bride’s wedding :'( Do you think maybe you could contact the photographer and ask her what went on, or if you’re worried about her using more of your inpiration pictures change the location to the link until closer to your wedding date and then resend. Sorry people on wb are giving you a hard time. I would be annoyed too, mainly because I would feel like its a lack of professionalism and specially if some of my favorite shots were used for something as big a deal as the ceremony ๐Ÿ™ 

Post # 52
421 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Our Castle

Maybe she used this bride as practise for yours?!..

Post # 53
4239 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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a_day_at_the_fair:  I was only saying people didn’t get it because the very first comments (when I initially commented) kept bringing up the fact that the OP didn’t “create or invent” the poses and “borrowed” them from another site, something the OP acknowledges in her blog. My saying that people “didn’t get it” were directed towards those comments. The whole point of this post wasn’t that she was claiming the photographer stole her poses, just that she used them with another bride. The vent post stems from that action, thus my reply.

Post # 54
1981 posts
Buzzing bee

Unless you know the other bride personally, I don’t see a reason for you to be upset. Yes they were your Pinterest boards, but not your poses. You like the poses, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be used by anybody else, including your photographer for other brides. I would feel flattered that she used my ideas for other brides. That means I have good taste. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 55
1244 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

You borrowed someone else’s ideas and are now upset at them being re-borrowed by someone new? Clearly you have good taste; just take it for the compliment it is and save your emotional energy for real problems.

Post # 56
584 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I agree that it’s not a huge deal, but I can get why you’re upset. She asked you to do all of the legwork and then banked off of your research to photograph another wedding. I’d mostly be irritated that you’re having to do her job for her in regards to other brides. 

Post # 57
1245 posts
Bumble bee

Sad to say I agree with the others… however I also wanted to add that if your photographer asks you to send them poses you want, then I’d be looking for a new photog.

If your photog has his or her own style, and you picked them because that style speaks to you… that photographer shouldn’t need your inspiration. I know mine said I’m sorry but I wont do posed photos unless its family formals and the bridal party shots, but I will guide you or make suggestions to capture you at your best throughout the day. 

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