So, we are due to sign the contract with our photographer pretty soon.
I have a question about a portion of the contract I feel a bit uneasy about. It is under 'model release' and it says the following:
Client’s guests at the wedding shall be deemed to have consented to the use of their name, image, or likeness by Client, Studio and Photographer for the duration of the Assignment, and Client shall defend and indemnify the Studio and Photographer from and against any claims that any of Client’s guests may assert against the Studio or Photographer arising from, or related to, the use of any name, image, or likeness of Client’s guest[s] by the Studio and Photographer Client during the Assignment.
I am not sure about this. Am I being paranoid? I am sure they would probably not use my pictures or pictures of my guests for anything other than advertising. However I am not sure I can sign a release to say that my guests consented to the use of their name and likeness, isn't this presumptuous?
Another thing is my fiance does not want pictures of us on their website for strangers to see, and I am not sure if more of our guests feel the same way. However another part of the contract says that they can do pretty much what they want with our pictures (including selling them). I am not sure I am ok with this.
Is this unreasonable of us? I am a little annoyed that I am paying for someone to take pictures of me and I have basically no control of what they do with those pictures. Is this a normal practice, was this included in your contracts as well?