Hawk upset photographer posted wedding photos on Web
Updated: May 22, 2007, 4:34 PM ET
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk wasn't happy that a photographer posted candid shots from his recent wedding on her Web site, but the photographer says she had permission to use the photos for her advertising.
In an e-mail to The Associated Press, photographer Amy Harcar said the couple signed a standard contract granting her permission to use photos for display or publication.
Harcar said she also had Hawk's bride, Laura, approve the shots she was going to use for her advertising -- including a wacky shot of Hawk's new brother-in-law, Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Brady Quinn, dressed up in a "Village People"-style outfit that caused a stir in the Internet sports community last week.
"Because they are public figures I also contacted Laura Hawk to request her permission to use photos for advertising and publication," Harcar said. "She reviewed and approved the photos I chose for advertising."
Although there was nothing particularly scandalous in the short series of photos posted on the site, Hawk said on Sunday that the shots were used without the couple's permission and he was taken aback by the lack of privacy.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press
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