• Terms and Conditions


COPYRIGHT/WATERMARK

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.  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.  Doing so may result in fines up to $150,000.  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 First Year or multiple session Client, any remaining sessions will be forfeited without compensation.

We ask that you please not upload any image that does not bear our watermark, and to always give credit to your photographer.  For your protection and ours, all images posted on the internet must carry our watermark.  If you are in need of a different crop of an image which would result in cropping of the watermark, please notify us and we will send you a new file.  It is a violation of copyright to screen shot or scan your images and upload them to social media sites.  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.


REFUND POLICY

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 to “not liking a photo” or “not getting the pose I wanted”, selecting an incorrect location/background, or any other reason.


CANCELLATION POLICY

Client acknowledges that in the event that there is a Cancellation of the session, 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.

ARTISTIC IMAGE SELECTION

Abigayle Ray Photography will capture many images during the 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 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 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.



WHAT ARE YOUR RATES AND ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR THE DATE THAT WE WANT?

Please see the Pricing or Book Now section on the website for current up to date pricing. Please be advised that our prices are subject to change at anytime (once you have booked your date your price is locked in at the rate published at that time).

How do we reserve the date?

· For Weddings (except Engagement Sessions), Maternity and Newborn Sessions: Your date is reserved once we receive your signed contract and a retainer for 30% of the contract total.

· For all other Sessions including Portraits, Senior and Student Portraits, Boudoir and Engagement Sessions: Your date is reserved once we receive your signed contract and full payment of the contract total unless otherwise stated.

· Please be advised: Dates are booked on a first come, first served basis. Dates are not held pending a scheduled meeting, after a meeting, or a phone call/email stating you want a specific date. Your date is booked/reserved only after your retainer (or full session such as portraits has been paid for in full), until then, other clients may book the date that you wish to have if they submit their contract and retainer/payment in the meantime.

How do we make payment?

The retainer or session fees may be paid by cash, USPS money order (only), and credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) only. We do not accept any checks (personal or business) for any payments of our services.

Is there a charge for going over the Session time?

Yes, all sessions have a time limit on them, please see the Pricing Section of our website for details on all of our sessions we offer including the amount of time per session.

· For all Portrait Sessions including Engagement Sessions: We charge a flat rate of $65.00 per hour over the allotted time of Session.

· For all Wedding Sessions except Engagement Sessions: We charge a flat rate of $175.00 per hour over the allotted time of Session.

Client Referral Free Session:

A Client Referral Free Session will consist of up to a one hour session with approximately 35 high resolution, fully edited photographs available on Digital Download only.   A DVD of the session is available for an additional $35 charge to cover processing cost and mailing. Editing/turn around time for a Client Referral Free Session will be the same as any other Portrait Session (please see below for time tables).

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.


DELIVERY OF FINISHED PRODUCT:

All finished products will be placed on a CD/DVD or a USB Flash Drive (available at an additional cost) if that is the method selected by the Client.  If Client is ordering Digital Downloading of the Session, then the link and password to their gallery will be provided to the Client when the Session is finished being edited and uploaded to our website. CD/DVD Clients will receive their finished session either by in person delivery/meeting with Client at a mutual location or via US Postal Service Mail (Priority Mail with a tracking number). Any other shipping method that the Client prefers needs to be discussed with the Studio prior to the session and approved. 

All Sessions except Weddings:

All Portrait Clients will receive their session no later than thirty (30) business days after completion of assignment unless otherwise agreed to in writing by both Client and Studio. As session is being edited we may choose to post preview photographs on either social media such as facebook, our website, or our photo hosting site. Unless specified in this contract there is no set time table to provide these previews and will be done as the Studio has time to do so.

Wedding Session Clients:

All Wedding Session Clients will receive their finished session no later than sixty (60) business days after completion of assignment unless otherwise agreed to in writing by both Client and Studio. As session is being edited we may choose to post preview photographs on either social media such as facebook, our website, or our photo hosting site. Unless specified in this contract there is no set time table to provide these previews and will be done as the Studio has time to do so.

Website/Internet Hosting of Client Sessions:

Client's Sessions will be placed on our website (http://www.abigaylerayphotography.com) under the year of the session (IE: 2013 client session's) and then scroll down from there to find your session (IE: John Doe Family Portrait Session 1-1-13). On our website there will be a select few photographs from your session displayed (public view).

Gallery Password:

The Gallery on the photo hosting website will be password protected and the Client will be given the password and the Client will also have the opportunity to change the password (you must notify the Studio if you want the password changed as we have to do that on our end).

Length of time to display Session on any Website/Internet Location:

All Client's who receive a DVD or Digital Download of their Session will have their photographs displayed on our website for a duration of Thirty (30) days from the date Client was notified that the Session has been uploaded to our website, after that time the Studio can choose to remove the Session from any website at anytime without notice to the Client.If you would like the Gallery up longer than the 30 days, it can be extended for an additional 30 days at a cost of $25.00 per 30 day period.

Removal of Client Password: 

After Thirty (30) days the studio can remove any password from any session (with the exception of Boudoir Sessions which will always remain password protected due to the nature of the session and Client privacy) so that the Session would become public. This is so that the Studio can show its work to other prospective Clients (use as a Portfolio). If Client does not agree to having their Session made public then they must contact the Studio by any means possible to notify the Studio of their wishes. It will then be up to the Studio if we continue the password protection. If the Studio does not wish to keep the password after notification the Client will be advised that the Studio will remove the Session in its entirety from the website/internet.


FREE ENGAGEMENT SESSION WITH PURCHASE OF WEDDING PACKAGE:

All Clients that purchase a Wedding Package from Abigayle Ray Photography, with the exception of "The Simplicity" Package, will also receive a free Engagement Session. The Engagement Session will be up to one hour in length, allows unlimited outfit changes during the session, and will include approximately 30 High Resolution, Fully Edited Images available on Digital Download. If Client would like a DVD of this Session there is an additional charge, please inquire for pricing.  

In order to receive your Free Engagement Session, your Wedding Package that you have chosen needs to be at least 50% paid for prior to receiving your Free Engagement Session.
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