Hello everyone! Just a question to ask everyone about this (slightly sticky) situation I encountered recently.
Recently, I helped my friend shoot his wedding AD, and everything went pretty well. A week after I gave my friend the photos photos, he told me that he wants "ALL the RAW photos" returned.
While I'm sure I did not shortchange him any photos, I didn't think it's part of the general photog practice to return all the raw (anything unedited) photos to the client.
Sigh, this is when my friend start all the "I got friends told me they got all their raw photos back." and go on to voice about the "lack of photos".
I must admit I'm pretty new to the wedding photog biz, but returning all raw and unedited taken on the actual day to the client? This is against my work ethics. ): I felt rather insulted.
So, I would like to ask all the big brothers out here, do you return all of your RAW photos to your client? And if so, under what circumstances?
Your guidance and enlightenment is much appreciated!