Chicagoland, NW Indiana | picturesbygg@gmail.com

Deposit and Payment

Everyone is required to pay a deposit of $50 in order to book a session with Pictures by GG ($100 for the Weddings).  The remaining balance is due at the day of your photoshoot. All retainers and payments are non-refundable.

 Orders will not be processed until payment in full is received.

 

Session Policies

Please show up promptly at the designated time. Many times sessions may be scheduled after yours. Arriving late may cut into the time devoted to your session. For most sessions, it is best to arrive 10 minutes early.  Arriving  more than 20 minutes late for a mini session may cause you to loose your booked spot. 

Pictures by GG does NOT give or sell ANY unedited RAW files, only jpeg. Client only gets the number of photographs that he/she ordered. Original images are not included, only edits. Photographer retains the right to edit the photographs and omit any image. It is understood that Photographer will not deliver every exposure taken. Client agrees to abide by Photographer’s editing decisions.

Client is responsible for making a backup of all photos from the digital download/USB/CD. Photographer will make every attempt to keep archival copies of photos, but does not guarantee that they will be retained indefinitely. Backup copies are for client use only and may not be distributed to others.

 

Please allow 2-3 weeks for your pictures to be sent to you.

 

Rescheduling

Photographer understands weather, illness, or other reasons may cause Client to reschedule a session. Client will not be charged a penalty rescheduling a session provided at least a 24 hour notice is given. Client may reschedule the session, at the convenience of Photographer, without being charged a fee. No show or rescheduling within 24 hours will incur a $50 reschedule fee at the discretion of Photographer.  Photographer reserves the right to reschedule or cancel due to illness, weather, equipment malfunction, or other circumstances beyond her control. 

 

Re-shoot/Refund

Re-shoots are determined at the discretion of the photographer. Re-shoots will not be given for the children or baby not cooperating, poor choices of clothing, make-up and hair.

 

Liability

Photographer is not responsible for any injuries inflicted upon any participating parties. Client(s) will be responsible for their children and for themselves and release photographer from any claims against their person or their business. Client will not hold Photographer or the owner of the property liable for any injury that may occur during the session.

 

Model Release

I hereby give to Pictures by GG the absolute and irrevocable right and permission with respect to the photographs that she has taken of myself and/or my minor child in which he/she may be included with others:

a) To copyright the same in the photographer’s name or any other name that he/she may select;

b) To use, re-use, publish and re-publish the same in whole or in part, separately or in conjunction with other photographs, in any medium now or hereafter known, and for any purpose whatsoever, including (but not by way of limitation) illustration, promotion, advertising and trade, and;

I hereby release and discharge photographer from all and any claims and demands ensuing from or in connection with the use of the photographs, including any and all claims for libel and invasion of privacy.

 

Notice of copyright

It is ILLEGAL to copy or reproduce these photographs without Photographer’s permission, and violators of this Federal Law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties.

 Photographer retains copyright to the photographs.

Photographer reserves the right to use negatives, RAW images, edited images and/or reproductions for advertising, display, publication or other purposes, not restricted to use on the web, social media, business cards, or posters.

 Client will receive photos on digital download/DVD/USB Drive with print release for personal use. Digital download/DVD/USB Drive includes images for printing and may be used on the web, social media, or email.

 Client understands that when publishing photos on websites, i.e. personal website, Facebook, etc., client will not edit the photos in any way, i.e. editing the watermark, cropping, filters, etc.