Photography Session Terms and Conditions
What forms of payment do you accept?
The retainer or session fees may be paid by cash (with a receipt provided), USPS money order, and credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) only.
Your Session date and time are 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 LLC.
Portrait photography payment/retainer fee:
(This includes: engagement, families, seniors, maternity and boudoir sessions)
A retainer of 100% of total fees is paid at the time of reservation and signing of the portrait photography agreement.
Since we will reserve the time agreed upon and will not make another reservation for the specific period, retainers are non-refundable even if the date is changed or cancelled for any reason.
Location Access and Fees:
If the Client wants to do a session at a location that charges for access, the Client will be responsible to cover fees associated with photographing there, and you will also responsible for organizing the access and any permits (if required) related to doing so.
Client is also responsible for any parking fees or tolls including but not limited to bridge and ferry tolls. These fees will be in addition to your session fee.
Due to the nature of digital photography Abigayle Ray Photography LLC 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.
Upon acceptance of these terms and payment of the retainer, Photographer shall commit to attending the Event at the specified date and time, and shall make no other reservations for that date and time. Client understands that by entering into this agreement, the Studio is foregoing other photographic jobs for the date & time retained, therefore there shall be no refund of retainer or any other fee(s) paid to the Studio in the event of cancellation after the signing of the Contract and the reservation of the photography date and time. Please see your contract for more details.
Cancellation of Session by Studio:
In the highly unlikely event of cancellation of your session by Abigayle Ray Photography LLC, the Studio’s liability shall be limited only to a full refund of any retainer fee(s) paid by the Client to the Studio at the date/time of Cancellation.
It is agreed to by all parties that the Studio will have up to sixty (60) business days from the date of notice of the cancellation to refund the retainer fee(s) to the Client. This is the only exception to the refund policy of Abigayle Ray Photography LLC.
Limits of liability:
If Studio can’t 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 reschedule the Session at a date and time that is convenient to both parties for up to one (1) year from the original session date. The limitation of liability also applies in the event that photographic materials are lost or damaged in processing, lost or damaged through camera malfunction, lost or damaged 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 prior 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.
Artistic Image Selection:
Abigayle Ray Photography LLC 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 LLC 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.
Copyright of Images:
Copyright for all images is the sole property of Abigayle Ray Photography LLC 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 LLC. If you are a multiple session Client, any remaining sessions will be forfeited without compensation or refund.
Studio’s Standard Price List:
The charges and prices are based on Abigayle Ray Photography LLC'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 - January 13th, 2019