Happy Friday JSP readers! Thanks for tuning in to yet another post in my “Ask Me Anything Friday” series. Today’s question is something I don’t get often but have gotten a few times in the past so I thought it was worth answering. Many people are familiar with photoshop or are graphic designers. Sometimes, they ask, “Can I edit the photos you deliver on your final disc?”
I definitely understand that as a creative, we have the desire to make things beautiful in our eyes they way we see it, however, when you hire me as your photographer, you’re hiring me for my photographic interpretation of your wedding day, which includes how I choose to edit my art. So while I do not allow my images to be edited, I am certainly open to clients emailing me their edits to look over to see if I’m ok with having my name attached to the image. Again, going back to the post about culling images, I don’t want people to look at work that has been edited by someone else and misconstrue my talents, style, and photographic voice. I am an artist, and as such, I would hope that other artists would understand that just like them, I don’t want someone changing my vision for the art that I’ve created. This could not only misconstrue to others what my work really looks like, but it could also reflect poorly on my company.
Until next Friday, I hope you have a beautiful weekend!