Wedding supplier photo usage

If you are reading this page, it means you are one of the amazing suppliers who make weddings look ace. If you’re interested in using my photos, all of the info you need is right here!

If couples are happy for their photos to be used, I’d love for you to make use of them too.

Do not edit or alter images under no circumstances – full stop! This includes filters, airbrushing, and cropping an image to make it look different. I spend HOURS editing and slogging away in Lightroom, and if you edit an image it no longer represents my signature style and edit (as well as being against copyright law…) If you need to crop an image to square on Instagram, that is totally fine.

Images are always provided to the couple first and this can between 8 – 12 weeks, please be aware of this when contacting me for photos – I cannot send you any images any sooner. April – October is my busy period, please don’t be annoyed if I can’t reply to you ASAP or give you a timeframe.

Copyright

I retain the copyright of all of the images I take. My couples and suppliers don’t get commercial usage rights as I, the photographer, retain the copyright. So, if you want to use any of the images for anything marketing/print related, you’ll need to come to me directly. Even if I give permission for you to use the photos, I still retain the copyright.

Obtaining photos

You must obtain express permission from the couple, and by logging into their gallery you are confirming that consent has been given.

Social Media / Online / Website use

Online usage (websites/blogs/social media) is FREE as long as there is a CLICKABLE linked credit to my website/social media on each page/post you are posting the image on and that you do not edit the image in any way (this includes text overlays and any advertising). This includes being tagged in the photo and/or credited in the caption.

Please let me know if you want an image for this purpose and I’ll send you a high-resolution version. If you can’t credit me or want to use the images for your advertising – there is a paid option, just keep reading below…

Advertising / Print / No Credit Usage Information

I’ve made it nice and easy if you want to use an image without credit in a magazine ad or for your own advertising. The cost is just £10 per image and if you want more than 5 images let me know and I can give you a discount.

My email address is hello@laurenmayphotos.co.uk – please drop me a line if you have any questions or would like the paid option. Alternatively, fill in my contact form and I’ll get back in touch as soon as I can.

These are the credits you’ll need for free image usage and they must click through to the relevant page:

My business name to use is Lauren May Photos

Websites/Blogs – www.laurenmayphotos.co.uk

Facebook – www.facebook.com/laurenmayphotosUK

Instagram – @laurenmayphotos