Terms and Conditions of Abigayle Ray Photography
HOW DO WE MAKE OUR PAYMENT FOR OUR SESSION?
The retainer or session fees may be paid by cash, USPS money order, and credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) only.
Your Session is not reserved until we receive your retainer fee or payment in full for the session.
**Please note** We DO NOT accept checks of any kind for payment of sessions with Abigayle Ray Photography.
Copyright for all images is the sole property of Abigayle Ray Photography and protected by the Federal Copyright Law (Title 17 of the U.S. Code). It is ILLEGAL to copy, scan, print or reproduce these images in any way without written permission from the photographer. This includes scanning or downloading images for the purposes of emailing or printing them at home. It is a violation of copyright to screen shot or scan your images and upload them to social media sites. Cropping a "screen shot" of images which is then used in cards, announcements, collages, or any other use are a direct violation of your agreement. Please also inform family members of these rules. These rules are NOT negotiable and will be enforced. If you are found to be in violation of this agreement, you will be sent a written notification and the appropriate actions will be taken. Only those clients who purchase their digital files may use images to create their own cards, announcements, etc.
PLEASE NOTE: ANY violation of Copyright will result in IMMEDIATE PURGING of all your files and you will be removed as a client of Abigayle Ray Photography. If you are a multiple session Client, any remaining sessions will be forfeited without compensation.
Due to the nature of digital photography Abigayle Ray Photography has a strict NO REFUNDS POLICY. If a Client is dissatisfied with the work they receive, the Client must notify the Studio so that a re-shoot of the session (at no additional charge) can be scheduled at the Clients convenience and also the Studios schedule as we normally book weeks and months in advance. Refunds will NOT be given due cancellation of the Session, not liking a photo(s) (Specific Image), not getting a specific pose you wanted, selecting an incorrect location or background, or for any other reason whatsoever. Please see your contract for further details including how to reschedule your Session if needed.
Client acknowledges that in the event that there is a Cancellation of the session by the Client, the Studio will be harmed, and that Client will notify the Studio of a Cancellation as soon as possible in order to minimize the Studio's damages. If there is a Cancellation, the Studio and Client agree that the Client shall be responsible for the payment to the Studio within 10 days of any Cancellation as liquidated damages and not as a penalty, the full sum of the package that was requested and retained. This represents a compromise portion of the actual damages sustained by the Studio due to a Cancellation. This sum shall be in addition to the nonrefundable deposits.
LIMITS OF LIABILITY
If Photographer cannot perform this Agreement in whole or in part due to a fire or other casualty, acts of God, acts of Nature (including but not limited to weather), acts of terror, or other cause beyond the control of all parties or due to Photographer's illness, injury or death, then Studio will either reschedule the session at a date and time that is convenient to both parties and/or return retainer fees to the Client(s), this will be the only exception to the refund policy listed above. Also if retainer is to be refunded all parties agree that the Studio will have 90 business days from the date both parties agree to the retainer refund in which to refund the retainer to the Client. This limitation on liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera malfunction, lost in the mail, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of Photographer.
The Studio cannot perform the Assignment without the cooperation of the Client(s). If Client fails to communicate with the Studio (ie: changing Session dates, times, locations etc), fails to show for Session, arrives late to session without contact, then the Studio will deem said actions as a cancellation. If the Studio contacts the Client for any reason it is expected that the client will communicate back as soon as possible (not waiting days or weeks to do so) and it is understood that it is not the Studio's responsibility to “chase down” a Client. If after 2 weeks of attempting to contact a Client and there is no response, then the Studio will deem said actions as a cancellation.
ARTISTIC IMAGE SELECTION
Abigayle Ray Photography will capture many images during your Session. After the session, the photographer exclusively puts each image through a careful selection process. You will see only the images in an online gallery and your DVD that meet the high standards of the photographer. Images captured of eyes closed, people talking, unﬂattering poses and duplicate images are removed permanently after Abigayle Ray Photography completes this selection process. The selection process is done at the sole discretion of the photographer and is part of the custom portrait process. A few images will be presented in black and white. These are produced at the photographer’s discretion. If you would like additional images presented in black and white, there is an additional fee.
STUDIO'S STANDARD PRICE LIST
The charges and prices are based on Abigayle Ray Photography's Current Standard Price List. This price list is adjusted periodically and future orders shall be charged at the prices in effect at the time when the order is placed. If you reserve and pay for a Session and then we change the Pricing, what's included in the Package, or Both, you will receive the Session you paid for originally and NOT the new Package or Pricing.
Last updated - August 11th, 2015