I did a newborn session recently, and found out tonight that the client took every single image (over 20) from her online proof gallery and posted them to her Facebook page. My website has right click disabled, so I can only assume she did a Snag It. My contract (which she signed) explicitly states that clients are NOT allowed to do this:
J. Copyright & Penalty
Photographer retains all copyrights to all images created during Client’s session. A print release will be provided by Photographer for digital files to print portraits for personal use only up to designated size listed on print release. The print release does not allow publication of your portraits (i.e. entering in contests), selling, or altering of your images without the Photographer’s express written permission. It is illegal to copy, scan, download, print, share, alter, or otherwise steal any image created by Memories in a Flash Photography during Client’s photo session. This applies to "sneak peek" images, images posted in an online proofing gallery, blog, Facebook, or hard copy images. Client may share social media posts but shall not right click and save the image locally and then post
They are a young couple, and I have just started gaining exposure in the portrait market in my area. I don't want to start off my having a reputation for being a hard ass, but my price did not include 20+ photos to share. They are watermarked, so at least my name is on them, but this bothers me tremendously.
Thoughts? Experience? Advice? Thanks in advance.