Hi everyone, I'm getting married tis year and have taken my wedding photo.
The bridal shop owner want to use my photo as a sample portfolio to show his customer.
But I turn him down. He said that my wedding photo is very different from his portfolio and hope that I aggred to let him use it. To tell the truth, I have look through all their portfolio and find that 90% of the background and probs are the same except for the bride and bridegroom. So I did my own research and did some special effect and bring my own probs for the shoot.
For personal reson, I am the type that does not like to expose both my wife and my face to the public. After a long talk before we call it a day, he finally show his evil side. He review to me that his Bridal shop got the right to use my wedding photo for his shop's portfolio. I was shock that he said that, but nevermind, I shut my mounth and talk no more cos I have sign up the package and only half way done. If I play head to head to him, I will sure loose out to him as he still got to clean up my image and develope my image and produce my wedding album. If I fight with him, he will sure do a bad job for it.
1) Do any one got the same situation as me before?
2) Do I the copyright for my wedding photo since I paid for the service?
3) Do the Bridal shop owner got the right to use my image as I did not sign any terms and condition with them?
4) Can he use my image as a display to help him draw sale for his wedding exhibition at Suntec City or ...ect?
5)What is the actual rate for additional wedding photo?
*eg: I am entitled to choose 30 wedding photo out of 100pc. So, I choose 50pc at the end and have to pay for the extra 20pc. He charged me $65/Photo. But later I read a wedding forum that there are people paying $50/photo at my same Bridal shop! Am I being cheated?
I hope this thread can make a good knoweldge to those who plan to take up any wedding package or act as a guide line for them to start with.
Any reply will be greatly thankful.
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