Upload & Sell: Off
Craig Gillette wrote:
Cordell, I'm not overboard and it's not privacy, it's priorities. "You" want pictures to use for your advertising. I want my photographer to be thinking about our wedding, not his advertising. I want a pro who knows copyright does not give him permission to use my picture for his advertising. I want the pro to know that we are not his models but that he is our photographer. I want the photographer to respect that I have shelled out thousands of dollars on dresses, venues, catering, travel, formal attire, etc., etc., and not for him to use us as...Show more →
Incorrect line of thinking entirely.
If the photographer is, indeed, focused on his marketing/blogging/social media, then the likelihood is that he/she will rise above and beyond what it would normally take to get a good shot because he wants a great shot for marketing himself. I always want to make my clients happy, but when I show up to a venue that's beyond gorgeous, and I see a potentially insanely awesome lighting/posing situation, I get all giddy and can't wait to get the shot that I know I want.
On the other hand, I don't think I would do this, but I wouldn't be hard pressed to say that I would understand if someone was told that their images aren't to be shared, and the photographer decided to half-ass their work because "Who cares? No one is going to see these except the couple anyway."
Praise on wedding review sites/Yelp!, likes on blog posts with clients tagged in images - they are necessary for word of mouth marketing/viral marketing. It's invaluable to a business and industry like ours.