Should I do this boudoir shoot?
August 27, 2013 5:11 PM Subscribe
I recently purchased an online deal for a boudoir photo shoot after checking it out on Yelp and seeing that the company had decent reviews. I have some privacy concerns.
posted by shipsthatburn to grab bag (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've exchanged a few emails with them, and in the last one I asked if there was some sort of contract between the company and clients stating that none of the pictures would be reproduced or posted without the client's consent. Their answer was: "We never post or share any images with out clients permission. We do not need to use your photos. There is no contract to sign."
Is this something I should insist on drafting and signing? Is it enough that they wrote it in the email, or does that carry no legal weight whatsoever?
The main reason I'm taking these pictures is for posterity and for a nice reminder of what I looked like during my (relative) youth, and I'm still debating on whether to present a picture or two to my boyfriend for a special occasion. In any event, I am going to let the photographer know that I only want him to take pictures of my body and not my face. However, I also know that I cannot control every snap he takes, and I also cannot force him to erase everything off his camera/computer after the session. But the ones I choose as prints will definitely not have my face or only the lower half of my face.
Also, I'm not dead set on doing this shoot, either. I thought it'd be a fun (and out of character) thing to do, but I'm feeling increasingly uncomfortable about it and wanted to hear from the hive mind.