(Closed) Wedding photographers

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You are not wrong at all!!  That is incredibly unprofessional of her.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s probably in your contract that she is allowed to use the pictures when and where she chooses. So, while you can ask she may not need to comply (again depends on your contract)

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

A lot of photographers post their work as an effort to get new business, and she owns the photos, so technically she can post them, unless you had it written into the contract that she couldn’t.  You can ask her to take them down, but just be aware that she doens’t have to.

I would email her and tell her you saw the Facebook photos and were wondering what her timeline on the rest of the photos looks like.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MrsWBS:  This.

So if she’s nice/professional, she may consider taking it down (although it is tricky since people have already seen them or commented on them). But generally speaking, most contracts I’ve see for photographers state that they can post whenever/wherever. If it really bothers you and she refuses to take them down, then you could technically write online reviews about her to other brides.

OP, are you sure you have the copyrights? I’ve never seen a single photographer sign away the full copyrights to the images. Normally, they only sign off printing/reproduction for personal use rights. They retain all copyrights usually. They even restrict reproduction on a blog (e.g. GWS, Style Me Pretty) unless they sign off on it personally.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@sarahbrekrahl:  You probably have full rights to print and use them.  Transferring copyrights is a complicated legal process that you likely did not go through…

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@sarahbrekrahl:  Under Federal law, any images produced by a professional photographer are automatically copyrighted by that person the moment they are created.  Federal law prohibits the reproduction or copying of said images without the permission of the owner of the copyright.

So, again, unless you filled out actual paperwork and legally went through the process, she owns the copyrights and has given you permission to use them (this is standard).

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