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Jul 28, 2011 06:20 |  #1

I had an interesting first time request from one of my clients and I would like to get some opinions from other wedding pros before I give my client an answer to their question......:
Let say "Aunt Sally" took a few pics that my client wants me to put in their wedding album.
What would you do???


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Jul 28, 2011 06:25 |  #2

Give them what they want and get paid.


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Jul 28, 2011 08:10 |  #3

I would prob do it... id def put "photo by Sally Shutter" under it tho... since my name is on the album


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Jul 28, 2011 09:06 |  #4

I would not do it.
I see an album as a single piece. Not just a collection of photos. It should tell a story. So every photo needs to fit perfectly with all the others.

But that's probably just me.

Whatever you do, make sure you get the paperwork taken care of. You don't want "Aunt Sally" coming after you over copyright infringement.




  
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Jul 28, 2011 09:45 |  #5

^^^ I agree. The wedding album is a collection of MY WORK. Not of Aunt Sally or Uncle Bob or anyone else. I would tell her that Im sure walmart sells nice photo books if she wants to make her own. lol


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Jul 28, 2011 09:54 |  #6

You can always put an extra page or two at the back for "Photos from Friends and Family"


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Jul 28, 2011 09:56 |  #7

quiksquirrel wrote in post #12836988 (external link)
I would not do it.
I see an album as a single piece. Not just a collection of photos. It should tell a story. So every photo needs to fit perfectly with all the others.

This, but ...

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You can always put an extra page or two at the back for "Photos from Friends and Family"

This is a great idea!


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Jul 28, 2011 10:13 |  #8

I would do it. When she shows the album to her friends, perhaps when she comes across her Aunt's pictures, she will mention how nice you were that you even let her include other peoples pictures in it. It just shoiws that you were willing to work with her to satisfy her. In the long run, I think what you are most interested in is a happy customer.




  
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Jul 28, 2011 10:53 as a reply to  @ ndelacova's post |  #9

I am torn on the subject. I agree that it's my name on the album, but I also like the idea of putting a page or 2 for "Photos from friends and family." This might be enough to get your name out.


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Jul 28, 2011 11:07 |  #10

I still don't like it.

The idea of adding extra pages for "photos from friends and family", feels like an anticlimax to me. It's kind of like when you watch a film and the ending is just perfect and then after the credits, there is another scene that just kills that feeling.

I have on the other hand seen a few photographers do the whole "put cameras on all the tables" rutine, that alot of hosts have been doing for years.
It's more than a little cliche, but the sheer volume of photos is bound to yield enough decent (or even good) shots, to make a whole separate album.

I actually like that idea, and the guests usually have fun with it.
And considering the prices of decent compacts these days, the value for money is very good.




  
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Jul 28, 2011 13:32 |  #11

Thanks for your input. I am kind'a torn on the idea too. On one hand, do what you have to do to please the customer and on the other hand, I gotta have a copyright release to make money from 'Aunt Sally's" images... Arrggg.....


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Jul 28, 2011 13:59 |  #12

sspellman wrote in post #12837220 (external link)
You can always put an extra page or two at the back for "Photos from Friends and Family"

Great idea . . . remember, a happy client passes around the good word of mouth to your next clients, and refusing to accomodate could result in negative word of mouth . . .


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Jul 28, 2011 15:03 |  #13

I would do it for the above reason. I don't want a pissed client. Plus it's the BRIDE's album not the photorapher's after all. :)


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Jul 28, 2011 16:05 |  #14

I have done it on the odd occasion. Once there was a slideshow presentation done by the Bride during her speech. I integrated almost the entire thing into a double page special design and layout graphically designed which showed it was clearly from others. Hard to explain without showing but I can't post a link I'm afraid.

Another time the Groom had some "dancing pants" which he wore well after I had left the wedding. Florescent strips on them etc. As I had taken candid's of most of the guests I integrated it into the family and friends shots I took which can at the end of their book.

I don't think I'd do it for the main part of an book though as that is where I "do my thang".


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Jul 28, 2011 18:47 |  #15

I am fine with it. I have done it too.
Don't really see it as any different then putting in my second shooters work.


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