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HomemadeLasagne Fri 05-Apr-19 18:05:39

My DD is in her final months of Nursery, in the Preschool room.

In the next few weeks they will be doing preschool “graduation” photos with a cap and gown. Plus they do a class photo of them all.

Every child is issued with one copy of their graduation photo and one copy of the class photo, paid for by the Nursery. We don’t have the option of buying any more like we did with previous Nursery photos as the photos aren’t done by a professional company (this is all I’ve been told not told by who they’re taken).

I am separated from my DDs Dad. He sees her 1 night a week and EOW but has nothing to do with Nursery. I pay the bill, I do all events, I do parents evening. He’s not even had any input in what schools I applied for as when I asked him he said it was my job as DD lives with me. He never picks her up from Nursery and is unlikely to pick her up from school. He however has bought a copy of every photo she’s ever had done at Nursery (we’ve always sorted out payments between us).

I have asked Nursery for a 2nd copy of at least the graduation picture but they’ve said no as it wouldn’t be fair to all those other parents who want a 2nd copy for grandparents or whatever – fair enough I understand. I asked if they would allow me to buy a 2nd copy for her dad so it’s fair they said that the people who do the graduation photos don’t usually sell the photos (assuming it’s some sort of agreement with Nursery that they do the photos for free in exchange for advertising and/or free childcare).

WWYD? I feel awful for her dad, but part of me selfishly thinks “well I pay for it and do everything for it so why shouldn’t I get the last ever “professional” photo?”

milkysmum Fri 05-Apr-19 18:08:40

I would stop over thinking it to be honest. There is one photo. There are two of you. You get it. He can take a photo of it on his phone if he wants. End of the matter.

LostInShoebiz Fri 05-Apr-19 18:09:20

Just take the photo to Snappy Snaps and have them make a copy. No need for any drama.

PaddingtonMare Fri 05-Apr-19 18:09:45

When you have the photo take it to a proper printers/reprographics. They should be able to do a great copy for him or you on durable paper.

JustMarriedBecca Fri 05-Apr-19 18:09:55

If you take the photo in Boots they can scan it in and copy it. You can't have it larger but the same size

KissMeBunty Fri 05-Apr-19 18:10:13

Just scan it and print another!

sweetsaltypopcorn Fri 05-Apr-19 18:10:24

Photocopy them.

Di11y Fri 05-Apr-19 18:10:41

find someone with a good home scanner printer and buy a pack of photo paper and copy it. won't be good as the real thing but good enough.

BarrenFieldofFucks Fri 05-Apr-19 18:10:50

Take it too boots and copy it, they have a kind of photo photocopier you do yourself.

Cokezeroisyummy Fri 05-Apr-19 18:11:11

Well firstly I think it's fair you get to keep the photo but to avoid an argument I think I'd bring it into a photo/photographers shop and ask them to do a copy and get him to pay.

SaltSpoon Fri 05-Apr-19 18:11:59

Just scan it. This is a non-problem.

HomemadeLasagne Fri 05-Apr-19 18:12:57

I don't know anyone with a scanner or printer, but will look into taking it into a shop for them to do.

ScreamingValenta Fri 05-Apr-19 18:13:25

Missing the point, but why do they put the children in a cap and gown?

kaytee87 Fri 05-Apr-19 18:13:52

Just copy it yourself. I know someone will be along to talk about copyright but it's only a picture for a dad so not a big deal (especially as they don't sell them).
Scan it in, save on a memory stick and go to timpsons or the like to get it printed.

Peterpiperpickedwrong Fri 05-Apr-19 18:13:56

Max spielmann will also scan and reprint a photo for you, you may need written permission from a professional photographer though (I know you used to have to when Kodak were in Tesco).

LostInShoebiz Fri 05-Apr-19 18:15:02

ScreamingValenta it’s non stop graduations now. From pre school, from juniors to seniors within primary school, from primary school. A money making opportunity.

HomemadeLasagne Fri 05-Apr-19 18:15:30

There's a max spielmann in my local tesco so will ask there next time I'm in as if they need written permission I can speak to the Nursery about that.

Chloemol Fri 05-Apr-19 18:16:08

What’s the problem, just take it and get a copy done

Ginger1982 Fri 05-Apr-19 18:17:43

ScreamingValenta it's in everything now!

ScreamingValenta Fri 05-Apr-19 18:19:18

A money making opportunity

Ah! Say no more. I'd never heard of graduation pictures for anything but university degrees and American high school leavers, but I can see that where there's a photo-opportunity, there's a cash potential.

SaltSpoon Fri 05-Apr-19 18:22:31

You don't need permission from nursery. Jesus, why are you making such an issue out of a very simple to resolve problem?

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Fri 05-Apr-19 18:22:39

Its been mentioned but many photo shops copy pictures boots certainly do although this is a snappy snaps link www.snappysnaps.co.uk/photo-services/photo-scanning.html

You wont know the difference between the orginal and the copied print and probably cheaper than paying the photographer for a second print.

Or if quality doesn't matter you could scan it in and print it off on paper

Or you could go to the liberary and ask for a colour photgraph

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Fri 05-Apr-19 18:24:00

They wont need written permission its your child in the pucture

Also just dont tell them some one else yook the picture they wont ask

Yabbers Fri 05-Apr-19 18:37:26

What’s the problem? Make a copy confused

NorthernBirdAtHeart Fri 05-Apr-19 18:40:04

Take a photo on your phone, then go to one of those print machines and bingo!

Thingsthatgo Fri 05-Apr-19 18:46:20

Won’t you be going to the graduation? Just take some photos yourself!

BarrenFieldofFucks Fri 05-Apr-19 18:47:53

Literally just take it into boots or any photo shop, put it on the machine and print out a copy. This really isn't an issue.

HJWT Fri 05-Apr-19 18:49:11

Do you not have a boots or a max spielmann nearby you could probably get 10 copy's for £5

MerlinsScarf Fri 05-Apr-19 18:54:31

Do get written permission from the photographer (or nursery if relevant?) if possible if you'll be handing it over in a shop. Our wedding photos were issued on CD with permission to print them (we paid the photographer for this) and Boots asked to see proof re: copyright each time.

HomemadeLasagne Fri 05-Apr-19 19:27:08

There is no actual graduation ceremony or anything, they literally just take the photos of them in a cap and gown.

SaltSpoon Sat 06-Apr-19 12:16:48

We repeat: What's the actual problem? A shop will scan it an print a copy. Drama llama.

sweetmolly Sat 06-Apr-19 12:21:34

I actually don't think YABU, OP. Yes you can scan it or go to a shop but families do come in all shapes and sizes now and it's not uncommon for a child to have two houses.

rainbowunicorn Sat 06-Apr-19 12:26:27

Bloody hell talk about making your life difficult just take to a shop and get a copy done.

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Sat 06-Apr-19 14:20:56

Yes you can scan it or go to a shop but families do come in all shapes and sizes now and it's not uncommon for a child to have two houses

The reason shes being unreasonable isnt because of the shapecof her family though its the drama she is making of it.

My parents split over 30 years ago even and never spoke, if they had to talk it was done at full volume over a half hour peripd ie a full scale blazing row. And even they managed to work out how easy it was to get things copied etc if the school only provided one copy.

They didnt go oh i feel sorry for the ex , my mum justvroutinely provitely got a copy made

OKBobble Sat 06-Apr-19 14:28:48

Will he even want such a naff photo?

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