Just wanted to know how you all deal with that. Do you have a specific Help-Portrait website/blog where you post them? Do you let each photographer post the photos that they took?
The way I see it no photographer should be able or allowed to publicly claim one photo. The reason I say this is because some photographers never got to shoot and would have liked too, and other photographers shot the entire day. To keep it fair there should be one location where all photos are displayed with regards to the specific event. So for instance we will only allow the pictures with releases to be displayed on our help-portraitnewhaven.com website.
So how do all of you do it? I know that not all of you have a specific location website.. what do you do then?
The people who had their pictures taken. We took a portrait of a woman and her husband and their daughter. It was their daughter's first XMAS and she was so excited to have this portrait to give as a gift to her family because otherwise they wouldnt have money to give gifts.
She contacted me literally the DAY after the event because we had been talking via email before the event. Before the event she had a LOT of questions because as I have said previously, people were sadly very skeptical that there was no catch. She sent me an email saying that she wants to tell her story about how she found Help-Portrait and how AMAZING her experience was in hopes that it will tell other people what we are doing and that there really is no "catch"
So I was just curious as to guidelines or etiquette for doing it
You can totally share her story, and encourage her to share her story too! If she has the ability to set up a blog, encourage her to do that on her end.
Firstly, you need to check out this blog post on "Why we don't share event photos, with one exception."
You're right, posting photos of the people that come to the events is a very sensitive topic, and that's why we've said across the board not to post them. People everywhere want to tell their stories, and they are so excited about their experience, and its wonderful and moving. However, we need to be respectful of the community as a whole.
A couple ideas: Perhaps you can call up the local tv station that you had an interview with and see if they would be willing to tell her story. It could be a cool follow up for them. You can also go this route: http://help-portrait.com/blog/category/h-p-tips/.
Hope that helps!