(Closed) When do pro photographers draw the line and just say no?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Sick! I would like to hear these stories as well. I can’t believe it! Not sure if I should laugh or cry 🙂

Post # 4
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

There was a thread about the bj photos awhile ago, and everyone had some really interesting points. It would definitely be great to have pro responses too :).

Post # 5
1000 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I can only advise. I advise on locations, what shots I consider to be tasteful/classy/fun, I provide explanations as to why I recommend for or against certain things. From there, I do whatever the client decides. However, I would NOT display that photo anywhere in association with my company. If the B&G insisted on a photo that was really that distasteful, I would make them sign an agreement saying they would not display it online in association with my company or have it included in their album.

Post # 6
2742 posts
Sugar bee

I think it was Bailey (I’m not sure) who stumbled on a website that has these horrific pictures… horrific in a funny ugh kinda way. I don’t know why a pro would do that. I’m sure it was a friend who took it… I’m hoping.

Post # 7
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Ah!  My dad is a photographer and I’m trying to picture him taking a picture of such a thing. Embarassed


I’m all for creative pics but…eck!!

Post # 8
3126 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@soon2bhis: OMG I read that as you are trying to get him to take that kind of picture. I just about dropped my laptop on the ground. I think its time for me to go to bed.

I agree with @PassionatePhotoLady:. That way the client still gets what they want but the photographer doesn’t have to sacrafice their reputation.

That being said, I can’t imagine being involved in a picture like that. We laughed like idiots when we had to KISS for engagement pictures.

Post # 10
739 posts
Busy bee

+1 to LB. I’m not there to judge, just give my opinion. But I wouldn’t even put that up on their proofing gallery it would only be something for them to have. Luckily I have never and hope to never be put in that situation.

Post # 11
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

OMG! haha. Sorry, this thread just cracks me up. Why would someone do that?!

Post # 12
1405 posts
Bumble bee

Yeah, I saw one pro picture once where the bride and bridal party where in a field, and lifted their dresses and all had their names embroidered on their panties.

Post # 13
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I was asked once to take a tasteless photo. Not wanting to argue on the spot, I laughed, said yes, snapped it super fast with no regard for the settings, then promptly left it out of the gallery and the disc.

A lot of alcohol had been consumed and I was never asked about the photo. 🙂

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