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Policies & Value

Contract, Guidelines and Policies: Please read

Purpose:
This agreement contains the entire understanding between the Photographer and the Client. It supersedes all prior and simultaneous agreements between the parties. The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by all the parties.

Reservation | Retainer: 
Upon your signature, the Photographer will reserve the time and date agreed upon, and will not make other reservations for that time and date. For this reason, the Reservation RETAINER of $600- Wedding, or $100 Other session is non-refundable, even if the date is changed or cancelled for any reason, including acts of God,Fire, strike, and extreme weather. TheReservation Deposit is to be paid at time of signing the contract. The Reservation Deposit is applied towards the contracted Package.

CANCELLATION FEE | WEDDING:

IF THE WEDDING WAS CANCELLED FOR ANY REASONS 4 WEEKS BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY, THERE IS A $250 CANCELLATION FEE. DUE THE DAY OF CANCELLATION.

SESSION FEE:
PAYS FOR THE TIME AND TALENT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER ONLY AND DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY FINISHED PORTRAITS UNLESS SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED.

SALES/ PRE- CONSULTATION :
You will view your portraits in my Studio, approximately 1-2 weeks after your portrait photo shoot. Please be sure everyone who is involved in making the final decision in your portrait investment is present. Children are always welcome in my studio, however; they may become restless during the preview appointment, which may last up to an hour. Please plan accordingly for your child, as only you know how they will handle this time.  

OUT OF TOWN | SALES/ PRE- CONSULTATION : 
You will view your portraits via Online Gallery., and will be talking to Over the phone or via Skype  OR Face time. 

Digital Files : 
ALL Hi-Resolution Files are NOT included with your session fee, but can be purchased with Flo BretzPhotography collection, or on their own.


SHOOTING TIME | ADDITIONS: 
If the CLIENT does not arrive at the appointed time for the EVENT(S), shooting will commence at the scheduled start time and end at the scheduled end time. All additional time beyond the scheduled end time will be billed to the CLIENT.


TRAVEL EXPENSES: 
All travel expenses are based on the distance between the EVENT location(s) and Flo Bretz Photography studio address. For all EVENT(S), the first 50 miles roundtrip of travel are included. All miles in excess of 50 miles roundtrip are charged at .50 c per mile.


COPYRIGHTS: 
The photographs produced by Flo Bretz Photography are protected by Federal Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and may not be reproduced in any manner without Flo Bretz’s explicitly written permission.

MODEL RELEASE: 
The CLIENT hereby assigns Flo Bretz Photography theright to use and publish photographs of the CLIENT or in which the CLIENT may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising, educational and any other purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same without restriction. The CLIENT releases all claim to profits that may arise from use of images.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: 
Non-refundable retainer fee is due at the time of signing of agreement. The remaining balance is payable in full prior to or the day of the EVENT.

FINAL IMAGES:
While we do capture many images during your photo shoot, you will see only those images deemed selected by Flo for previewing. Each image is carefully rendered by Flo’s artistic eye to ensure maximum artistry and technical perfection. Images with eyes closed, heads turned, duplicates, etc. will not be shown and are removed from our archives permanently after the artist rendering is complete. We always strive for excellence! 

PRINTING | OTHER LABS, RETAIL LABS:
If you are using high resolution images you have purchased from Flo and getting them printed elsewhere – We can't control how other labs print. We, unfortunately, CANNOT and DO NOT guarantee the quality of their work. Printing beautiful digital files is an extremely complicated process to achieve when not working with a specific lab. Every lab is different. If you go somewhere to get cheap prints, then that's what you'll get... cheap prints. Some labs aren't necessarily cheap, but have their system set up completely different than what was intended, and the prints will end up looking washed out, too contrasty, green, blue, red, etc... (you get the point). It's important to know that Flo Bretz Photography cares about the quality of your images dearly. We guarantee top-notch quality with our prints but understand that there are circumstances you want to use another lab. And if you've purchased the digital images and copyright release, you're free to do so, but we just wanted to make sure you understand.

Retention of Delivered Files.
Once the JPEG files are delivered to the client, it is the client’s sole responsibility to protect and retain their images for the future. It is highly recommended that CD| USB be stored in a cool | dry place . (Technology can be fickle; one of the best ways to ensure the client’s images will last for generations is for the client to print them or on a Canvas.) If client requires old files to be duplicated by the photographer, and they are still within the photographer’s possession, a restocking fee will be applied. ($99.00 ) 

ALL SALES| FINAL

Due to the custom nature of the products and services provided by Flo Bretz Photography, All sales are final. Items cannot be returned or exchanged. You may add-on to your order at any time, but a sale is considered final at the time it is made.

 

FOR ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR INQUIRY :  PLEASE E-MAIL FLO @ FLOBRETZPHOTOGRAPHY@ICLOUD.COM


On The Value of Professional Photography 

Why do professional photographers charge so much? 

by: David Bickley Modelmayhem.com

As with any other job, we get paid for our time—but not just the time behind the camera. Truth be told, that’s only a third or so of what we put into a shoot.  After the session, we have to go through the images and not only select the best out of hundreds of shots, but also edit them.  The quality of the equipment  which you are being photographed does matter as well.

 The demand for high-resolution, high-quality images is simply too great today to be able to get away with less.  

What you are really paying for are the years of practice it takes to make the images that you receive possible. Not to mention the sheer talent that many photographers bring to the table.  

As the saying goes " YOU get what you pay for" In the end YOU are paying for their VISUAL TALENT =) 

**** CHECK OUT THIS BLOG FROM MY FRIEND DANA OF DANA J PHOTOGRAPHY. 

Editing

Doesn’t always consist of spot-removing blemishes, often times it is more about alterations in color and exposure of the shot. Those things are vital.

“ I take a lot of time to shoot, edit, and process images to show a certain style. I take pride in my images, and I stand behind my work. It’s an art, not a “shoot and burn” rampage. If a client comes to me for their photos, it’s because they want special images High quality prints and wall art. And I intend to deliver just that. “