Hi there! If you're here, you're either about to hire me for a photo session, or are considering me. Either way, thank you! Please scroll below to understand what you will be receiving for your price, and what I need from you.
If you've already reviewed my price page, you'll know that my pricing model is based on an hourly rate; $100 for a 30 minute session, $200 for a 60 minute session, and so on. I also have a $50 mini session for 15 minutes, which is available exclusively to select locations in New Haven (and Hamden).
Excluding the $50 mini session, my price includes up to 25 miles of travel from my home in New Haven. For distances outside this range, travel fees may apply; for example, for 25-40 miles, I charge an additional $15. Travel fees may vary for distances beyond this range, and I will discuss with you on a case by case basis. (Wondering where to have your photoshoot? Check out this post for ideas, and you can always ask me for suggestions! Need inspiration on what to wear? Click here!)
As well, my price includes your chosen session time, of course, as well as fully retouched images. I guarantee roughly 25 photos per 30 minutes, or 50 per 60 minutes, however I often over-deliver more than my promised minimum. Note that these numbers are guaranteed for time of continuous shooting; time spent with multiple outfit changes, etc, may alter the final number of photos. Also included with your price is a beautiful online viewing gallery on Pixieset like these. This album allows you to share your gallery with friends and family online, and you can also download all images with your PIN number for high-res image files to print as you like!
While I do my best to deliver your photos as soon as possible, I cannot guarantee exact delivery dates, as they are based on how many clients are currently in my queue. If there are currently no clients ahead of you whose photos need to be processed, turnaround time is usually only 1-2 days. However, if I have had many appointments that week, I process and edit photo sessions in the order I receive them. Thank you for your patience!
I give you permission to print your photos for personal use and I reserve the copyrights. Of course, you can still share them on social media. If you do remember, I always really appreciate being tagged/credited (Please don't put filters over them!)
Refer a Friend! To receive 15% off a future session, you can now refer a friend! To be eligible, your friend must tell me that you referred them to me, and they must officially book a session date with me.
Next up: Boring legal stuff that I want you to read and understand anyway!
First and foremost, in order to book with me I require a retainer fee upfront, which you can read all about here. The retainer fee is half of the final total (excluding the $50 mini shoot, which is paid in full), which reserves the Client's appointment in my calendar, and prevents me from scheduling any other customers for their slot. The retainer fee is non-refundable if cancellation occurs 7 or less days before the appointment, to account for monetary loss to the business.
Postponement and date changes are based on future availability at the time of notification, and also require a $30 fee if notification is under 8 days (for standard sessions). For weddings, postponement requires a $50 fee if notification is under 30 days. After the first postponement, retainer fee is no longer viable for refund due to cancellation.
The Client will obtain all permissions necessary for Photographer to photograph at the event location (i.e, churches, cathedrals, museums where photography is sometimes not prohibited). Photographer has no duty to obtain permission of reception centers, churches, buildings, private properties, or other locations to operate thereon. Client understands and agrees that any failure to obtain these permissions resulting in fines to photographer, or which prevent photographer from photographing the event(s) is not the fault, liability, or responsibility of photographer.
The Client agrees to reimburse the Photographer for any necessary parking fees or entrance fees if the photoshoot location requires them, which will be added to the final balance for the session.
The Client agrees to be no more than 15 minutes late to appointed shoot. In the case that Client does not arrive on time Client will be subject to a late fee of $30 if the Client still desires the full shoot time. If the Client is more than 25 minutes late, the session will be cancelled and the retainer fee forfeited by the Client. If the Photographer fails to appear at the photoshoot appointment, the retainer fee will be refunded to the Client.
I the Photographer, retain the copyright to all photographs taken, and allow the Client limited and non-exclusive, rights to use and print said photographs for personal use. I retain the right to use said photographs within my own portfolio and advertising. I do not provide RAW files or unedited files to the Client.