I have come across something that I haven't dealt with before, and wanted to get thoughts on it. I apologize if this is somewhere else in the forum - I couldn't find it.
I am about to book a wedding for next year (check in hand), and after meeting with the bride, she emailed me and asked me to include in the agreement that I am going to send her, a section stating that I will not display her photos anywhere (online, public portfolio, etc). Typically I have a section that states that I DO have rights to do such a thing.
I am not about to make a federal case out of it, and if this is a normal thing, I will just say "No problem". However, as a relatively new wedding photographer, not being able to display anything from a given wedding really hinders my ability to continue growing my client-base. A perfect example is that this bride in particular got in touch with me after seeing photos I did for one of her old friends.
Anyway, I just wanted to get some advice from those who have dealt with this in the past. Do you just say "Ok, no problem", do you try and loosen those reigns a little for some flexibility (maybe stating "No wedding photography will be displayed in a public area without prior consent by the client"), or you do stand firm and say that is part of the package? Should something like this affect the price at all?