When hiring a wedding photographer, couples should make sure that the contract or agreement clearly outlines the ownership and use of the images. This type of agreement is essential to protect the rights of both the photographer and the customer. Without it, the customer could use the photos however they wanted, which would result in the photographer not being paid for their work. Each wedding photographer will have their own specific contract and the details will vary between them.
The client also has the right to confidentiality and can negotiate how the photographer uses the photos. If a photo is distorted or treated in a way that harms the photographer's honor or reputation (for example, downloading a low-resolution photo or taking a screenshot and then uploading it to your Facebook page or putting an Instagram filter on it), then action should be taken. The most common type of right of photographic use is the right of use, which gives the owner of the image the right to use the photograph for personal and non-commercial purposes.