The groom’s wedding photographer has agreed to pay $15,000 to a woman who sued the photographer in federal court because her photo of him as a father is not on his wedding album.
The woman’s suit was filed on behalf of two other women who had sued the same photographer, saying he violated their privacy by photographing them without their permission in the presence of others.
Photographer Joshua Dyson has agreed not to participate in future weddings for a year.
Dyson was a freelance photographer in New York for a couple of years before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area.
He was also a wedding photographer in Washington, D.C. According to court documents, the photographer made a $4,000 payment in 2015 to the woman for the photo of her husband that he did not upload to his wedding website.
The photos that were on the website were taken by a wedding videographer who was also hired by Dyson to shoot weddings.
Dolan said in a statement Tuesday that the payments were made under a contract he had signed with the photographer.
“We have a very strict confidentiality policy and we’ve always made sure to take steps to ensure that our photos are kept private,” Dyson said.
“This is a small step in helping the two women who have filed this lawsuit recover from what we believe was an invasion of privacy and to ensure we will not again have a problem with these kinds of breaches.”
The woman suing Dyson filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.
The suit said the woman’s husband was a veteran, and she did not want her picture of him on his Facebook page.
He didn’t want to be photographed without his permission, the suit said.
to court papers, the wedding photographer agreed not, in fact, to be part of the wedding shoot because he didn’t think it would be appropriate to take a photo of the couple as they were walking in the parking lot of the hotel where they were staying.
The photo on Dyson’s Facebook page was taken by another wedding photographer who was hired by the photographer to shoot the wedding.
“The photo was not taken by Dolan in the absence of consent,” the lawsuit said.
The photographer was fired for violating the photographer’s contract.
“It was clear that Dolan had no knowledge that the photos were not his,” the suit read.
“Dolan was not aware that the photo had not been posted on his official wedding website, and he was not in a position to determine whether the photo was in fact his.”
In addition to the $15K payment, the woman filed a separate suit against Dyson in a San Francisco federal court.
“There was no reason to believe that the plaintiff’s photograph was not his, or that the photograph had not previously been posted,” the woman wrote in the suit.
Dorky’s attorney, Paul J. Reisman, said in an email that Dyson would not comment on pending litigation.
“Any claims or disputes regarding the propriety of a photo are between the photographer and the plaintiff and are not the responsibility of Joshua Dison,” Reisman said.
Reisner said that the wedding photographers contract specifically prohibits the photographer from participating in future events that are sponsored by a company, and that the company had nothing to do with the photo on the wedding website that the woman had posted to Facebook.
“Neither Joshua Dorkys photography nor any other photographs of the bride were part of any promotional event sponsored by the plaintiff,” Reisner wrote in an emailed statement.
Denny said he had been hired to do the wedding and that it was “a completely unique event for him.”
He said the photos had been approved by a couple who had not agreed to be in the photo, but that Dorkyn had “nothing to do” with it.
“I just don’t think he thought that he could get away with it,” Denny told CNN affiliate KRON-TV.
“He was completely surprised when we found out that it wasn’t my wedding.
He thought I was going to do it.”
Dyson had previously worked as a wedding and photojournalist in California, but has been working as a freelance wedding photographer since 2015.