Deposits & refunds
Upon signing this contract, JAY NIC PHOTOGRAPHY will reserve the time agreed upon and will not make another reservation for the specific time frame. For this reason, all deposits are non-refundable even if the date is changed or becomes canceled for any reason. Deposit may be used towards a separate session ONE time before it is expired.
If you are not satisfied with your photos, you may be refunded half of the total package if the issue stems on the photographers end. You will only be eligible if you have made this known to the photographer before any retouching is made and only if the photographer agrees that it is appropriate. If you choose to re-do your photos for any reason, it will be considered as a new session and you will need to purchase a new package. The deposit is non- refundable. In the event of an emergency, equipment failure or other unforeseen circumstance, the photographer will return any money given up to that point but claims no further liability. Client(s) agree that an entire wedding/event cannot be replicated, reenacted or repeated for the purpose of a re shoot.
Payments towards the remaining amount owed is required the day of shooting. You will not receive any prints, nor will an order for prints be placed unless full payment of the entire package is made. Cash, online payment (paypal) or personal checks are accepted forms of payment. For checks, no retouching or work will be done until funds have been cleared. Returned checks are subject to a $35 charge. You may not downsize to a smaller package after you have paid the deposit for that package. However, you may upgrade to a larger package at any time, though it exclude any of the outfit changes. Separate charges will apply for the specified package.
A further payment of all necessary expenses (unless otherwise specified) such as parking, fuel, travel, taxi, hotel charges, etc., to be paid at least 14 days before the date of the event. The Client shall reimburse Photographer for any additional costs the Photographer may incur for travel, meals, parking, and other reasonable costs necessary to the performance of these services.
The Client is obtaining prints for personal use only, and shall not sell said prints. It is not permitted to give photos to vendors having their products or setups photographed in order to use for advertising or promotion. No commercial use is granted by the issuance of print or digital photos
proofs & timeframe
Proofs are not meant to be full resolution and only should be used as a reference for the photos to choose for retouching. Photos from the proofs are unedited and may not be posted online for any reason. The posting of an unedited photo online in any place will result in a breach of contract.
Proof selection is sent digitally only and poses must be chosen within 7 days of receiving your proofs. Failure to do so will result in delayed process for your photos. After 30 days of no proof selection your order will be deferred. You will not receive any extra proofs other than the ones chosen by the photographer to be your “top” photos from the session. Proof selection must be sent through by photo number only and must be sent through email.
The retouching process begins once proofs are selected. The time taken to choose proofs will serve as a factor in the retouching process. Clients who choose their proofs first will get their photos retouched first, regardless of when their photos were taken and which package they have. Any approved retouched photos may not be considered for re-editing. All changes are final once approved and any extra retouching desired by the client is subject to separate charges per revision.
You may reorder more photos from your session by purchasing your digital files. To keep organized and conserve space, your photos may be deleted or unavailable 120 (6 months) days after your session has taken place, and you waive any and all claims against JAY NIC PHOTOGRAPHY for the unavailability of such photos, even if you must replace them at your own cost. Therefore, it is recommended you pick your poses out and finalize your choices with the photographer as soon as possible.