In an earlier post I reported that we had selected a photographer for the wedding. Unfortunately it looks like we'll be going with someone we don't know, for a couple of reasons. The first is that the new photographer (from Fusion Photography) uses a digital format and the second is that he also has a much better Copyright policy, which enables us to make unlimited copies of the photos for our own purposes.
The standard policy for photographers seems to be that they don't provide you with negatives (in the case of film photographers) or they encrypt or provide low-res digital versions, thus making you contact them whenever you need a reprint. We weren't happy to have such limited access to the IP of photographs that we are paying for, so we sought an alternative photographer. In the meeting I was pretty impressed, especially by his commitment to detail and his friendly manner. The only downside is that we don't personally know anyone that has worked with this guy, but otherwise it all sounds good.