The session fee is due at time of booking to secure your spot. Should you need to cancel your session, a refund will be given only if the session slot is filled by another client. Requests to reschedule will be honored at the discretion of the photographer and the retainer will be applied to your new session date. Sessions may be rescheduled one time only. Further rescheduled sessions will be subject to a $50 rescheduling fee.
Digital images will be delivered between 7 and 21 days from the session date. Following digital delivery, the original unedited files will be archived by the photographer for 4 weeks. Completed galleries will be available for 7 days for clients to make their selections. Clients are permitted to share their purchased images and allow family and friends to download the images as well. Clients are prohibited from taking screenshots of watermarked images for social media use.
If absolutely necessary, and at the photographer's discretion, a 30-minute re-shoot will be offered free of charge in the event we are unable to capture deliverable images due to a child's behavior challenges.
The photographer reserves the right to re-schedule due to inclement weather. Sessions will not be rescheduled due to drizzle or overcast skies.
The photographer reserves the right to reschedule due to a late client arrival if it will impact the start of another session or if available light will be comprised.
Please do not use your own camera, camcorder, or recording device at the session. This includes use of your iPhone/smart phone camera. Use of personal cameras during the session can be distracting to both children and the photographer and may compromise the quality of work.
The photographer reserves the right to select the images deemed high in quality for editing. Editing includes: color correction and enhancement, exposure adjustments, minor blemish removals, and a subtle film-like finish. If an image is offered in black and white only, it did not work well in color due to lighting conditions and will remain in black and white. In-depth re-touching is NOT included. This includes: hair fixes, wrinkle removal on clothing, skin smoothing, body alterations, object removal, etc. EDITING RIGHTS BELONG SOLELY TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Additional editing or use of Instagram filters is strictly prohibited.
Sharing session photos is essential to the photographer for attracting future clients. Photos may be used for the purposes of display, portfolio, advertising, website/blog or publication. Melissa Rabbitt Photography will not sell the images to a third party.
Clients are given printing rights with their digital images. While they are able to print through a vendor of their choosing, the photographer is not responsible for print quality beyond her own professional print lab.
The photographer retains the copyright and ownership of all images from the photo session. Clients are prohibited from using their images for profit, commercial endeavors, in competitions, or for professional display. They may, however, share them and post them at their discretion.