(Closed) Would you submit your own engagement/wedding photos to a blog? poll!

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Would you submit your photos online?

    No, never even thought about it

    Thought about it, but never did

    Yes, I submitted ours

    Yes, my photographer submitted ours

    No way, that's only for narcissists

  • Post # 2
    862 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I sent mine to Brides Magazine even though I doubt they will even look at them since they get pictures from like 1,000 weddings a month! You should definitely give it a shot. You should be fine if your photographer gave you rights to do so along with their signature on the pictures. Have fun! 🙂

    Post # 4
    862 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I just sent them in. She let me post them on social media, so I assumed that was okay. However, I would just ask if it’s bothering you! 🙂 Most photographers would love to get their work out there to show other people.

    Post # 5
    1023 posts
    Bumble bee

    Usually couples retain personal print rights, but it’s the photographer that retains the copyright – It’s usually the photographer who submits to blogs. Perhaps mention the idea of submitting to the photographer and see if (s)he would like to do that. Nice to hear your photos are so awesome!

    ETA: Another thing to consider is that photographers may prefer to decide which blog(s) to submit to to attract a certain type of wedding if they have a niche style. For example some blogs attract couples planning more traditional weddings while others may be more about boho/rustic weddings. Your internal voice wondering about running it by your photographer first is correct 🙂

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by  lorelai.
    Post # 6
    123 posts
    Blushing bee

    It’s very likely submitting them to any kind of blog or publication will violate your contract. I would ask your photographer first.

    Post # 7
    7401 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    magnoliabee:  Blogs are usually very specific in their submission requirements, and unless it’s a really random publication typically only take submissions from the photographer directly. Each blog has it’s own style and type of submission they accept.

    There’s a big difference between a personal print release, and copyright – unless it’s a photographer who is confused themselves (which is actually quite a few these days) photographers always retain the copyright and that actually prohibits you from doing things like submitting to publications. One of the main reasons is that publications are also VERY specific about their exclusivity clause, and will not publish something that has been published somewhere else. It’s always really important to ask your photographer before doing anything like that, because if they’ve already submitted your wedding someone else it will automatically disqualify their submission and can affect them for submitting to that particular publication in the future.

    Post # 8
    2177 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Definitely check with your photographer and doublecheck your contract. Our contract clearly labels what we can and cannot do with our photos. Our photographer phrased it as a joint copyright, we owned our photos and could distribute them as we saw fit privately, but are not allowed to submit publically without consultation with the photographer. On the other hand, she has free reign to publish our photos as she sees fit. While you may think your wedding photos are awesome, your photographer may not think it’s his/her best work and would rather it not be attributed to him/her.

    Post # 10
    267 posts
    Helper bee

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    magnoliabee :  wow! Can you post a link? I would love to see. Thinking of submitting my wedding to a blog but not sure if it’s good enough to be accepted anywhere. But its

    worth a try!

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