POLICY

Your Session

Your investment in a photo session with Garry G Photography is one you will cherish for many years to come. These photos will be some of the most meaningful art you own, and I strive to provide heirloom quality products to my clients to ensure these memories are passed down for generations.

This is a time for you to relax and enjoy yourself while I capture you in a natural and authentic way. You will have access to a private online gallery within two weeks of the session date, where you will be able to view, and select your images. You will also be given the option to purchase archival quality prints and wall art pieces such as canvases, metals, and other products directly from my professional lab.

Your final price only includes your photo session and the agreed upon number of final edited images and any other items listed specifically on your invoice. Additional digital files, as well as professional quality prints & wall art are available for purchase directly from your gallery.

IMAGE RELEASE POLICY
Client understands that under no circumstances will any un-watermarked, unedited, RAW / NEGATIVE digital image file formats be released.
All copyright, moral rights, and all other intellectual property rights to the Photos / Video Footage belongs to Photographer / Videographer and/or his or her heirs, licensees or assigns, with full right of lawful disposition in any manner. To obtain full copyright and ownership of any and all works created from your session, a separate charge shall apply and must be paid in full before the release of the entire collection of images from Client’s session.

UNEDITED IMAGES POLICY
Client agrees that unedited images will not be shared for any reason. The only unedited images the Client will receive are the thumbnails for the proofs to choose for retouching. Client agrees not to post or otherwise share unedited photos. Only your retouched images will be released. If Client would like to purchase additional images, you must buy each pose separate from your package.  All outtakes and unedited images are the property of Photographer and are not to be shared, distributed or posted under any circumstances.

PAYMENTS
A deposit in the amount of 50% of the agreed upon session fee is due at the signing of this agreement, unless exceptions are described in writing and signed by both parties, with the remainder of the fee to be paid to Photographer 3 days before the scheduled shoot time. The deposit is required to book the session, therefore, the session is not considered booked until the deposit has been received by Photographer. The deposit can be in the form of cash, e-transfer or paid via credit card with 3% convenience/processing fee. No photography will take place and no rights are granted until payment is made in full. A late payment fee will apply for any payments not received before the scheduled time described herein. The deposit is non-refundable in case of cancellation or date change by client within 7 days of the scheduled shoot. The photographer is not obligated to adjust the price of any future shoot in the case that the client decides to reschedule, but is in the photographers discretion. Promotions, and specials need not apply to rescheduled shoots, but is left to the discretion of the Photographer.

Returned checks are subject to a $35.00 USD charge. Client may not downsize to a smaller package after Client has paid the deposit for that package. However, Client may upgrade to a larger package at any time, though it excludes any outfit/wardrobe changes. Separate charges will apply for that specified package.

A further payment of all necessary expenses (unless otherwise specified) such as parking, fuel, travel, taxi, hotel charges, etc., MUST be paid at least 14 days before the date of the session. Client shall reimburse Photographer for any additional costs the Photographer may incur for travel, meals, parking, and other reasonable costs necessary to the performance of these services.

REFUNDS
If Client is not satisfied with photos, Client may be refunded half of the total package if the issue stems on the photographers end. Client will only be eligible if Client has made this known to the photographer before any retouching is made and only if the photographer agrees that it is appropriate. If Client chooses to re-do the session for any reason, it will be considered as a new session and Client will need to purchase a new package as the payments are non- refundable. In the event of an emergency, equipment failure or other unforeseen circumstance, the Photographer will return any money given up to that point but claims no further liability.

CLIENT’S USAGE
The Client is obtaining images and-or prints for personal use only, and shall not sell said images or prints. It is not permitted to give images to vendors having their products or setups photographed in order to use for advertising or promotion. No commercial use is granted by the issuance of print or digital images / photos.  Prints can be purchased via the UniiQe Impact | GGP website. Any additional prints or edited photos ordered are non-refundable, whether or not client decides to keep them. Any other  printing or reproduction can not be guaranteed for quality.

We work hard to exceed the value of your investment by producing the best high quality body of work for you to enjoy. Client is welcome to share and post final images online. Photographer encourages that Client’s online posts include proper credit and social tags of the Photographer ( @garrygphoto ). Client may also request (at no additional cost) for a separate set with the photographer’s watermark signature placed tastefully in the lower right hand corner of Client’s final images. In the case of an online post that requires a unique size (such as a square or rectangular shape) Photographer may provide a version that satisfies the photographer’s reputation, or suggest an alternative that both parties are satisfied with. The web ready images are just that, web ready. They are not up to the same standard as a print, and for those reasons should NEVER BE PRINTED or SUBMITTED for any print or publication.

The Client shall also not transfer, license, sell, lease, or otherwise confer either permanently or temporarily any reproduction rights to any images to any third party. The client shall affix Photographer’s copyright notice and photo credit to any images posted by the client. This includes the posting of Images on any and all Internet websites used by Client. Copyright notice/photo credit to read: © 2019 Garry G. Photography / @garrygphoto. If reproduction rights are given without permission, the client is in breach of this contract.

PHOTO CREDIT

We encourage you to share the final product with your family, friends, community and network. Please properly credit, tag the actual photo and mention the photographer within your captions as: @garrygphoto | #ggpnyc

 

Additional

Some on-location sessions may require an additional fee for travel and permits.

All physical product purchases are subject to a 8.8% NY sales tax.

 

If you would like more information on sessions or pricing, you may contact me here, email info@garrygphoto.com Thank you!