SUPPLIER IMAGE USE
Hello! I’m so glad that you loved my photographs so much that you’d like to use them to promote your business!
I’m really happy for suppliers to use my images and I absolutely understand how useful great quality images from real events can be.
The last few years has seen a rise in request for images from weddings; increasingly suppliers recognise the value associated with images from real weddings. However, some months I’ve received as many as ten emails from suppliers who’d like to use my images. As I’m sure you can imagine, this extra admin time adds up, so I’ve put together a simple guide related to image use and charges for suppliers.
I retain the copyright of all my images. My couples are given personal use of their images which doesn’t extend to supplying their wedding suppliers with image for marketing; permission to use images has to come from me. This is because too often images were being used for excessive marketing campaigns with filters applied, not paid for, credited or even appreciated. I found that charging a small amount for image use really changed the perception of the value of images. When I give you permission to use my images, I still retain the copyright.
Images cannot be released to suppliers before they are delivered to the couple. It is safe to assume this will be within 10 weeks of the date of the wedding, but certainly not before 8 weeks.
18 weeks after the wedding date, we remove excess images from our backups - so please keep this in mind if you would like a copy of the photos.
You must obtain express permission from the couple and by logging into their gallery you are confirming that consent has been sought.
Between May and October, my time is focused solely on my clients and editing, so please don’t be offended if I take a little longer to come back to you during this time.
Images are supplied for free for social media use only. Images being used on websites, advertising or print are £20 per image to suppliers. You will be able to choose which images you’d really like from the couple’s online gallery. These images are subject to strict usage rules, which are listed below. Do chat to me if you want several images as I offer a reduced rate for multiple images.
A polite reminder that screenshotting images and using them without permission, even if credited, isn’t cool and most importantly is illegal.
Rules for Image Use
Images must not be edited in any way. This includes things such as converting to black and white, applying Instagram filters, sharpening and cropping (although cropping to a square on Instagram is absolutely fine!)
I understand that crediting isn’t always possible in print, but credit should be provided wherever images are used online. On websites a link should be provided to www.rosebainbridgephotography.com and on social media the relevant tag should be included in the text caption in addition to being tagged in the image: Instagram & Facebook @rosebainbridgephotography
Couples must have agreed to you using their images, so please make sure you’ve got permission from them first!
If you have any questions or would like to gain access to gallery to purchase your images, please pop me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org