Thanks again for sharing your personal photos with us. We love them, and we love sharing them, both on the web site and in our print edition.
Please do not submit portrait photos taken by a professional photographer to the user-submitted photo feature here on our website. I've posted this before, but it bears repeating: This feature is intended to showcase photos that you, our readers, have taken.
There are times, of course, when you'll submit a professional photo to the newspaper -- wedding or engagement photos, for example, or a head shot of yourself to announce your big promotion. You might want to make sure, when you get photos taken, that you touch base with the photographer on what rights you're purchasing, and how the photos can and can't be used.