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blog-blocking: when a bride requests/insists that her photographer does not blog her wedding, or she requests that she get's the chance to veto any image before it hits the web.
Occasionally a bride will "blog-block" us. It is frustrating, because we do have the legal right to blog the images, and our contract clearly states this. Additionally, we know that blogging images from certain high-end wedding venues will help us win more high-end bookings. For instance, if I blog about a wedding that we shoot at the nicest place in town, the next couple of brides that are looking at that venue's wedding images online will likely come across our blog post, and that puts us on their radar. At the same time, if a bride requests that we do not blog her image, we have to respect that on a personal and professional level.
Just curious, how would the photographers here respond to the following situations:
1) bride asks that her photographer remove the blog post of her wedding from their website, several months after their wedding. Not one picture, but the entire blog post. (We try to ask why, and her explanation is that her coworker used the images to pull a practical joke, and printed many of them out to hang around her office)
2) at the end of a wedding, photographer casually comments to the bride that her sneak peek will be up in a couple of days. Bride insists that she does not want their wedding images blogged, and that she wants a chance to approve and veto any image that we want to post (even though the contract that she signed says we may blog and use any and all images to promote ourselves)
3) at the pre-booking consultation, bride/groom request that their images not be blogged or used for promotional efforts.
I've had each situation come up since we started our business. It's only happened three times total out of almost a hundred weddings, but still it's an issue and I'm curious to see how everyone here would handle each situation.