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#1 cocoalover

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    Posted 16 July 2010 - 03:56 AM

    Hello, follow brides

    I have a question regarding to the privacy of the wedding photos. Do the photographer post the pictures by default unless you told them not to? Could we ask the photographers not to post our pictures on their blog? or password protect it at least? or use fake names?

    The idea of someone is able to google me with my name and see all my wedding pictures is kinda... I am not sure how to feel about that, although I do realize that's how a photographer will show case his or her work.

    Any ideas?


    #2 DWbridetobe

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      Posted 16 July 2010 - 06:51 AM

      In my experience of shopping around for a photographer, most of them will put a clause in their contract about permission to use your photos for their portfolio(s). You may be able to negotiate with them about the removal of that clause, but I'm not positive. From looking at galleries, we didn't see many names, so it doesn't seem to be too common for them to list that. I guess it's on a case by case suggestion?

      Good luck!

      #3 knitgirl13

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        Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:12 AM

        I never see full names listed on photographer websites - either first names only or none at all. Most photographers are willing to work with you though and be flexible about what you want.

        #4 cocoalover

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          Posted 18 July 2010 - 02:28 AM

          Thank you ladies for your response. I'll pay attention to the contact wording then

          #5 rodent


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            Posted 18 July 2010 - 08:51 AM

            Photographers will usually have you sign a model release which gives them permission to post your pictures on their website/ blog or use in materials like their business cards or a print ad. They should also give you the option to opt out or state if you don't want your name used. Very rarely do you see full names posted on websites.

            You might have to pay more for a photographer if they will not be able to use any of your images on their site (or they might be less willing to work with you on prices/ packages). Often you can get a good deal if someone is excited about adding a hawaii wedding to their portfolio, but they would not give you the same deal if they can't use the images. Be sure to tell them up front.

            I would think the easiest thing is to make sure they know you don't want your images easy to google (no names on them.) And make sure they know you wouldn't want to be tagged on facebook.

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