Christ is risen!
Christ is Risen!
So we've found a photographer for our wedding. We both like her and her work. For x amount, she'll give us x amount of pics of various sizes. So far, so good. But here's the thing that's new to me; for a hefty fee, we can take possession of the copyrighted CD of our pictures. I've never heard of that before. I figured once we paid the photographer, we could just make copies at Walgreen's if we wanted/needed to. Apparently that ain't the case. This doesn't make a lick of sense! Am I being taken?
Sort of, but it's legal and from what I've seen, standard. Technically, you don't own the photographs, the photographer does. I'd love to see a wedding guest sue over permission to being photographed someday, but I'm sure you have better plans than being dragged into a case of first impression.
Btw, if she showed you her work, that's how she can without getting the permission of prior couples: she owns the photos, and the negatives (which is why you never get negatives (did they even have cameras anymore with negatives?) with wedding pictures or graduation pictures).