27. Usage Rights: Client hereby grants TRADEMARK the absolute right and permission to take and use a photograph(s) and or video(s) of Client in its promotional materials. Client releases TRADEMARK, the photographer, their offices, employees, agents, and designees from liability for any violation of any personal or proprietary right Client may have in connections with such use.
This is what my venue had in the contract. My fiancé and I have not signed anything as we need to revise this into something more approving to us.
It doesn't seem fair for them to receive high resolution quality pictures and video from our photographer as we will be the ones paying for them and our photographer spending his time in working on them and making them perfect. Seems fit for me that if the venue wants to use them for promotional purposes they should hire their own photographer and pay them to do so with approval of the bride and groom.
No ONE likes to work for free and photographers are not always given the credit and pay they rightfully deserve for all their hard work. How can I ask them to change it or simply take it out without coming off as rude or offensive?