Has anyone ever had an agreement with a photographer to not post pictures on Social Media? We are asking out guests not to post, but I don't want the photographer to. Can we put this as part of the contract?
At the end of the day its your wedding and your hiring the photographer to do what you want for your day so if you dont want anything posted just tell them. Its very rare they do without permission.
I'd check the contract as I think they will have copyright to your photos regardless. You could still ask them not to though I'm sure they'll understand if you don't want them up x
There would a contract you would sign regarding the images, although you pay for the photographer the photographs belong to them, that's why a lot of them will be copyright or watermarked to stop people taking their images from online and using them as advertisement elsewhere. I'm sure if you ask they will not share them if you didn't want to, on the other hand they may have a clause that states they will place them on their website as advertisement but not share them elsewhere. I have seen the modern thing of people setting up a hashtag so guests share images online but all in the one place. No matter how many times you ask guests not to share you will get a friend of a friend or relative who shares a selfie with the bride.. I know a few friends who had this problem
As far as I understand, because the photographer owns the copyright for the photos technically they can do what they like with them. A lot of photographers upload images to their portfolios and social media pages to show their up to date work to potential customers. You can politely ask them whether it would be possible to request that they do not share the photos on social media etc but I don't know if they are legally obligated to do as you wish if you know what I mean....but I could be wrong, maybe check your contract and see if it mentions anything about your permission for sharing your photos and just have a chat with your photographer.
My photographer asked if we minded them using our photos on social media and the website and we said no. They were fine with that x
We are photographers and have a clause in our contract that while we retain copyright we can use images for our marketing etc "model release" clause - however, we have had brides ask us to remove that from the contract for whateveer reason and we are more than happy to do that
My photographer asked us to sign a separate bit to allow them to use our pics online etc...we were happy for this but we asked to alter it so that no pictures of children are used. Both parties are happy with this agreement x
To be honest a good photographer wouldn't without asking anyway but if you're concerned then mention it. I'm sure they will have been asked the same lots of times.
Do you mean on social media before the wedding is over or do you mean in general after the wedding for their business advertising purposes? If you say to them you'd prefer if there weren't any uploaded until you've put your ones up first then I'm sure they'll oblige. After all you are paying them x amount to do a job
Most photographers won't put on social media if you ask them not to. You own then images.
Copyright would say that they are the property of the photographer so they can use as they please. I do however know of a friend who had a child guest in foster care who could not be in any photos shared on social media, photographer was more then happy to get bride approval of photos before using.
All our suppliers who had photos of us asked if we were ok using our photos on social media xx
A photographer shouldn't do.this anyway. They have a contract with you. But mention it to them anyway. Also DO ask your guests not to
Our photographer asked us if she could or if we didn't want to she wouldn't. We said no because we wanted to do it ourselves and she was lovely about it x
I have a consent form for social media in my photography booking forms. Some photographers have this or something similar.
Not all photographers own the copyright. The couple doing my daughters this December don't. Copyright belongs to the Bride & Groom. X
Thank you for all the comments 😊 It has certainly given me cause for thought and I will certainly be mentioning this when we discuss contracts!
I asked my photographer to wait to post on social media until my husband(to be) or I had done it. We didn't want anyone else seeing any photos potentially before us and from something we didn't post x
You can always strike up a deal where you pick a couple they can use to promote their business and that's it? That seems fair to both parties xxx