- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
I paid a friend who is a hostess at the restaurant I work at, who takes photos for a hobby $40 to take photos of us for our “Save the Date” cards. So, I am calling them engagement photos. She took the photos, edited them, gave me the originals and the edited ones, they turned out great!
Sometime this afternoon, I decided to print some 5×7 to give to a few close family members as little additional Christmas presents. My fiance LOVED the photos, and he asked me to print some 8x10s for our apartment. So, this evening I log back into my Walgreens account-send the SAME photos to the store and go to pick them up.
THEY WILL NOT SELL ME THE PHOTOS.
First the manager said “You need to have a release form to buy professional photos”
I said “Professional photos?”
He said “Yes they look professional”
I said “I paid my friend $40 to take these.”
He said “Then you should have no problem getting a release form”
I said “Are you joking? I just bought these same photos a couple hours ago, here. There is no watermark, there is no copyright, there is nothing on the photos that tell you they belong to someone else. I own these photos”
He said “Sorry, the photographer could sue us”
SERIOUSLY!??!?!?!!?!? What is with this store policy? If there was a watermark, or copyright mark, or anything on the photos I could completely understand why they would have a store policy to not sell them to me.
So I did what any normal, sane, rational, woman who was holding super tampons and a Toblerone would do. I had a melt down in the middle of Walgreens and still left with no photos.