-Collections chosen include the photographer’s time, talent, and artistry, and private online gallery of images.
Applicable taxes will be applied to your session at the rate of 5% ( GST)
-Retainer fees are due at time of booking to secure the session date. In order to reserve the date and time of your session, this retainer is required. It is due prior to your session and will be credited towards any collection that you choose. Late or incomplete payment can result in loss of the your session time slot as Alicia reserves the right to offer unsecured session slots to other inquiries. Retainer Fees are non-refundable under any circumstances, but are transferrable should illness or other scheduling issues arise. Collection choices must be decided upon and paid prior to or on the date of the session.
-Please contact Alicia as soon as possible upon noting your child or family members’ illness so that the session can be rescheduled to a mutually convenient alternate date. 24 hours notice is appropriate, however Alicia also understands that some illnesses can occur with short notice. Rescheduled shoots must occur in the same calendar year as retainer fee payment.
-Re-shoots are at the discretion of the artist and are not available for circumstances due to regretful choice (such as hairstyles, clothing options or unhappy children, fussy babies etc).
-Please note that Alicia will NEVER comprimise safety for the sake of an image, and composites are a large part of Alicia’s newborn workflow. All poses/images will be done at the discretion of the photographer.
-Alicia‘s cameras are the only cameras allowed at your session whether newborn, maternity, baby, child or family. Any and all types of recording devices including smartphones, cameras, video cameras etc. are strictly prohibited. Please respect the time, talent and skill that goes into creation of final images and support Alicia’s livelihood by respecting this policy.
-Alicia understands that, at times, we all run a bit behind. This is never more true than when working with babies and children. The photographer will happily wait up to 20 minutes from your scheduled session time for your arrival. All minutes late will be deducted from the length of your session. After 20 minutes, Alicia reserves the right to leave the session meeting place and/or cancel your session. Please contact Alicia PRIOR to your session start time if you are running late. At this time the retainer may be lost. If less than 12 hours notice is given to reschedule a session, a $50.00 rescheduling fee will apply
- With mini sessions, it is imperative that you are on time for your session. Your time will not be held if you have missed your time slot entirely, as this interferes with the sessions scheduled after yours and for the rest of the day. For each minute late, you will be deducted that amount of time from your session.
GALLERY OF IMAGES
-Your gallery will be ready for viewing within 3 weeks of your scheduled session date. Facebook sneak peeks will be shared within one week of the session. The proof images are chosen at the artist’s discretion. Files not shown are purged from the system and are not available for viewing. Images will be kept on an external harddrive for up to 6 months after the session has been completed.
RATIOS and IMAGE SIZING
-Please note that images may be presented in an 11 X 15 aspect ratio. Images ordered with a different cropping or aspect ratio will be cropped at the artist’s discretion unless otherwise noted. Many factors are considered when cropping images including the rule of thirds, creative display and artistic license. Images are sized to print up to 16 x 24.
MINOR AND MAJOR RETOUCHING
-Minor retouching is completed at the discretion of the artist and is included in the package for most sessions. All major retouching (such as braces removal, teeth whitening, and multiple or large scale skin enhancement / cleaning) is available at a rate of $50 / hour. Payment for retouching must be completed in full before work may commence.
CUSTOM DESIGN WORK
-Custom products such as announcements, cards and storyboards include 2 rounds of minor revisions. Revisions are due by email within 2 business days of receipt of the sample design. Further revisions are completed at a cost of $25/revision.
-Full payment of the chosen package must be paid prior to or on the day of the session (unless a payment plan has been arranged). Alicia Nicole Wopereis accepts payment by credit card or interac online through EMT or Quickbooks. Payments can also be made through cash or personal cheque either through the mail or through a drop off appointment. Please contact Alicia upon order submission to arrange for payment drop off. NSF cheques will be charged a $35 fee.
-Due to the custom nature of custom photography prints and products, all sales are final. Refunds will not be issued. Reprints will be ordered if there are major defects in any prints or products.
-Alicia Nicole Wopereis reserves the right to use the negatives, digital files and / or reproductions of such for display, publication or other. Negatives, digital files and originals remain the property and copyright of Alicia Nicole Wopereis.
Alicia Nicole Wopereis reserves the right to include a blog & Facebook posting of your session, as well as submitting galleries for blog/magazine publications.
-All images remain copyrighted by Alicia Nicole Wopereis. Images may not be cropped, altered or edited in any way.
-As with any business, my hours and working days offered are the days that I have available at the time of booking. These will vary depending on the week, and work around previously booked appointments as well as my personal schedule. Please note that in booking with me, this does not guarantee that I am available on any given date and time, but I will offer all possible appointments I do have to try and best work within your schedule. Refunds will not be given based on the photographer's availability, as long as there have been numerous options and times given.
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