(Closed) What if your photographer refused to take an “unclassy” photo?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: What if your photographer refused to take "inappropriate" photos?
    I would be mad & post bad reviews/ try to get a partial refund : (13 votes)
    16 %
    I would be mad, but leave it at that : (26 votes)
    32 %
    I wouldn't care enough for it to affect me : (37 votes)
    46 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    98 posts
    Worker bee

    I would not be happy. He was hired to take images of what I WANT, not only what he wants.

    If he doesn’t like the picture he doesn’t have to use in his portfolio, but should still take the shot because I want it in my wedding pictures.

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I don’t know how I feel about this. I would NEVER ask a photographer to take a crude picture, so I can’t imagine the actual refusal. It could hurt his business. If something was THAT questionable, I would say discuss it beforehand to see if the photographer would be willing to take the picture.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1537 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @wanderer: I agree completely.

    As a paying customer I would be more than upset by a photographer judging my wants and needs as a bride. The photographer dosen’t need to use those photographs in a portfolio etc. so it shouldn’t be a big deal.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Hmmm…I think there was something in my contract about “Artistic vision”…but I’m not sure! I can’t see myself as being too offended though. I mean, yes the photographer can choose to not put the photo in her portfolio, but what if you post it on facebook, weddingbee, all over the internet as her work when she was just doing it to be nice and it’s not a good representation of her work? It could offend other clients. Especially if it were a distasteful pic like the others shown.

    Post # 7
    Member
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think if a photographer was put in this position, asking the B/G to have a friend take the photo might be a good compromise? 

    Post # 8
    Member
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I can’t picture myself coming up with a photo idea this controversial but I agree that it’d be better to just have a friend take the photo.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1537 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @jo.lee: In all honestly when it comes to BJ photos I think you have the best idea. I’d be mad if my photographer didn’t take the photos I wanted, but at the same time I don’t think I’d even have the guts to do a BJ photo in the first place! lol.

    Post # 10
    Member
    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    I don’t know about the photographer, but I sure would not have agreed to be IN the picture if I were one of the bridesmaids in that second one. But I guess I don’t really have friends who would think that was a good idea.

    Post # 11
    Member
    209 posts
    Helper bee

    Seriously?  You really want to have photos of giving a BJ?  Or other questionable things?  Seriously?  I would pass on this and say if you really want that shot, ask your friend.  

    Post # 12
    Member
    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @TedNghiem: Dude chill out. The OP is already married and not looking to get pics like that taken. She’s just looking to see where other people’s opinions are. Geez!

    Post # 15
    Member
    5262 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I wouldn’t take it if asked. Like someone else said, a friend can take it if they really want the shot. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    209 posts
    Helper bee

    @canthugallcats: lol!  I wasn’t meaning to make it sound, you know, serious.  I am just saying, if I was asked that.  I would have that same reaction.  Seriously?

    I never meant any harm in that.  

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