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Mar 28, 2014 11:28 |  #1

I just learned that an friend of mine and fellow photographer passed away yesterday. He had shot another friend of mine's wedding a month ago and hasn't delivered the photos yet.

The bride is wondering how to go about getting the photos and what the best process for that would be. I am not sure on any contract details or what she was expecting for photos or product. I am inclined to offer to process them (if that hasn't been done yet), but I am not sure if that is appropriate to offer or if I should even offer that at all.

Anyone been through something similar to this at all? Could use some suggestions on how to proceed.

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Mar 28, 2014 11:32 |  #2

I think your assistance would be taken in the spirit its intended. Reach out to both the bride and the photographers family so that its not seen as meddling but just a sincere offer of assistance.




  
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Mar 28, 2014 11:57 |  #3

gonzogolf wrote in post #16792872 (external link)
I think your assistance would be taken in the spirit its intended. Reach out to both the bride and the photographers family so that its not seen as meddling but just a sincere offer of assistance.

What Gonzogolf said!

OP, if i were you, I would do it just for the love of your Friend! Sorry to hear about your Friend!!!


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Mar 28, 2014 12:11 as a reply to  @ Tigerkn's post |  #4

I'm sorry to learn about your friend.

Having been through something a little similar, but in a different industry (tattooing), I would suggest that you wait for a few days, and then reach out to the photographer's family. Ask them if they would like any help with processing your friend's work and ensuring that the final deliverables reach the clients. If they resist and don't have another plan, I would try to nudge them into agreeing by enforcing the importance of his photographs and of his legacy. If they're not ready to deal with it, ask them when you can get back in touch with them to get everything sorted out.

But, I'd try to get everything and not just the photos that were taken of the bride that you're friends with. There could be many people who are waiting on deliverables. If it is too much work for one person, hopefully you could organize your local photographic community and spread the (volunteer) work among them.


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Mar 28, 2014 12:41 |  #5

neacail wrote in post #16792945 (external link)
I'm sorry to learn about your friend.

Having been through something a little similar, but in a different industry (tattooing), I would suggest that you wait for a few days, and then reach out to the photographer's family. Ask them if they would like any help with processing your friend's work and ensuring that the final deliverables reach the clients. If they resist and don't have another plan, I would try to nudge them into agreeing by enforcing the importance of his photographs and of his legacy. If they're not ready to deal with it, ask them when you can get back in touch with them to get everything sorted out.

But, I'd try to get everything and not just the photos that were taken of the bride that you're friends with. There could be many people who are waiting on deliverables. If it is too much work for one person, hopefully you could organize your local photographic community and spread the (volunteer) work among them.

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Mar 31, 2014 07:47 |  #7

Thanks guys, appreciate it. Going to wait until after services are over with before I proceed.


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Mar 31, 2014 20:09 |  #8

neacail wrote in post #16792945 (external link)
I'm sorry to learn about your friend.

Having been through something a little similar, but in a different industry (tattooing), I would suggest that you wait for a few days, and then reach out to the photographer's family. Ask them if they would like any help with processing your friend's work and ensuring that the final deliverables reach the clients. If they resist and don't have another plan, I would try to nudge them into agreeing by enforcing the importance of his photographs and of his legacy. If they're not ready to deal with it, ask them when you can get back in touch with them to get everything sorted out.

But, I'd try to get everything and not just the photos that were taken of the bride that you're friends with. There could be many people who are waiting on deliverables. If it is too much work for one person, hopefully you could organize your local photographic community and spread the (volunteer) work among them.

This is such fantastic advice!

OP, sorry about the loss of your friend and I commend you for trying to help out and make things right for his customers.

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