HEY THERE, YOU TALENTED BEAN
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 weddings 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 weeks 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 images; permission to use images has to come from me. This is because I was finding too often that my images were being passed to suppliers who didn’t look after the photographs and that made me really sad and very frustrated. 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 12 weeks of the date of the wedding, but certainly not before 8 weeks.
- Between June 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 at £15 per image to suppliers and high resolution, unwatermarked digital downloads can be bought directly from the full gallery. This allows you to choose which images you’d really like rather than me guessing what you’re after. This fee covers my admin time and I hope encourages suppliers to recognise the value in images they are being allowed to use. These images may be used in print and on websites and social media, subject to 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 is actually 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.hannahhallphotography.co.uk and on social media the relevant tag should be included: Instagram & Facebook @hannahhallphotography Twitter @hannahhallsnaps
The final caveat is that our 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, drop me a line.