What are Wedding Photography copyright parameters?
Copyright can get complicated, and it's important to have "the talk" with your photographer before hiring him or her. It may come as a surprise, but the person taking the photo actually owns the image.
Brides shouldn't be thrown off by the photographer retaining the copyright. That's standard for the industry and allows the photographer to keep the rights to show the photos in albums and submit them to magazines and blogs.
The devil is in the details, so make sure that there's an agreement in place that works for both of you.
Many photographers offer provisional releases, so that you can print images, make books, or even post on social media. All of this should be done with the permission of the photographer. Remember that most photographers want you to have amazing prints, canvases, heirlooms and be able to share their images with your friends and family. They are most likely willing to work with you to ensure that you have options to share where it's most important to you.
Cathy & Jenn of CatsMac Photography, Peterborough, Ontario.