DEPOSITS: A 50% non-refundable deposit (plus a 5% credit card service fee) is required for all sessions. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Deposits will be applied to your final session fee.
REMAINING BALANCE: The balance of your fee will be due at the end of your session. We accept cash, check and credit cards. A 5% fee will be added to credit card payments. Stylists are paid separately.
WHAT YOU'RE PURCHASING: When you hire us, you're purchasing a license to use the images we deliver for an agreed upon length of time and in a specifically defined manner. We retain ownership of and reserve all copyrights on our images. We encourage posting of FINAL images on social media provided we are given credit. Posting of screen shots or unedited images, with or without watermarks, or images that have been colorized, distorted, filtered or changed in any way without our permission is not allowed.
RESCHEDULING: We understand sessions sometimes need to be rescheduled. We allow one reschedule (to be completed within 60 days of your original session date) provided you give us 2 business days (48 hours) notice prior to your session. Business days are Monday-Friday. If you give us less than 48 hours notice, we’ll consider it a cancellation and your deposit will be sacrificed. We allow only one reschedule per session.
Our 48-hour rescheduling policy does not apply to special events such as Headshot Days, Portfolio Days, Fun & Fashion, Rockstar Sessions and Mini-Sessions. Deposits for special events are not refundable. Bookings for special events made less than 72 hours before the event may require payment in full and are non-refundable.
WEATHER RESCHEDULING: In most cases, we shoot no matter the weather. But if that’s absolutely not possible, we’ll gladly reschedule with no penalty.
LATE ARRIVALS: If you arrive late, we shoot less. If you arrive more than 30 minutes late, we’ll consider it a cancellation and you forfeit your deposit.
RESHOOTS & REFUNDS: Photographs are artistic creations and interpretation is subjective. Because of this, we do not offer reshoots, revisions or refunds other than for technical failures or malfunctions that prevent us from delivering the agreed upon number of technically proficient images in clear focus. In the extremely rare case we can’t deliver as promised, we'll refund or reschedule but we are not liable for any amount in excess of deposits and fees that have been paid.
FOR PARENTS OF YOUTH CLIENTS: We require a parent or guardian to be present in-studio or on-location for all shoots with kids under 18 years old, including seniors. There are no exceptions to this policy. We do ask, however, that parents or guardians stay to the side of the set, not behind the photographer. And, please, do not coach your kid while on set. Your job is to hang out and watch us work.
DELIVERABLES: The number of the images we deliver depends on the type of shoot. We always deliver final images as high resolution JPGs.
RETOUCHING: Basic retouching is included with your session fee. Basic retouching includes light blemish removal, removing stray hairs from the face, light skin softening, teeth whitening, color correction and cropping, as needed. Premium retouching such as wrinkle removal, extensive beauty retouching and altering large areas of hair will incur a fee.
TURNAROUND: Depending on the time of year and the scope of your shoot, you can expect proofs within two weeks of your session. Retouched images are usually delivered 1-2 weeks after you've made your selects. Rush processing is available for a fee.
PHOTOGRAPHER USAGE: Unless specified in writing, client gives Michael Verity Photography permission to use all images from your session (without or without name identification) in all media formats for advertising and marketing purposes.
Please CONTACT US for more information.
Michael Verity Photography | 360-513-1399