I just need a place to vent for a moment. I am VERY open with everyone when setting up a session. I tell them that I'm trying to build up my portfolio, since some day, I plan on going into business. Well, I just got a phone call from one of my good friends who I had the family session with last weekend. She wanted me to take all the photos off my FB page, and my blog, and that she was "disappointed" that I didn't ask first. It all took me by complete surprise. I mentioned to her that the photos were property of me, and that I thought she was aware of the fact that they would get posted. She has the print release which I spelled out that the images were copyrighted by me, and that I reserve the right to post them. I guess she doesn't want them "public" because she's a teacher (though she currently doesn't have a teaching position...). I didn't see anything incriminating in the photos, and don't see the big deal.
There was no arguing or anything, and I took them down, but I'm very disappointed. The whole point of doing them was so that I could display them as my work, not to keep them private. And then, of course, I feel bad that there was the misunderstanding, and that it had to be with a friend. I don't want things awkward between us, and I fear that they will be. I have taken steps to avoid this in the future, and have now spelled it out in my client information that the photos may be posted publicly.
So I guess I'm wondering if anyone has anything else that I need to do to cover my butt. I thought I had, but it seems I didn't.