Yocum Photography Business Policy 2013

Yocum Photography Business Policies

This document is intended to outline the business policies and procedures used by Bobbie Yocum Photography.

Copyright Information: All images copyrighted by photographer, Bobbie Yocum. It is illegal and unlawful to scan, copy, or reproduce Bobbie Yocum Photography’s work in any manner or medium and punishable by law.  As an artist, Bobbie Yocum wishes to have complete control over the final look of her client’s images, and scanned images damage her reputation as a photographer by distorting and devaluing the image quality.

Thank you for respecting Bobbie Yocum Photography’s work and livelihood by choosing not to reproduce the images.

Print Orders: We will set up your view and ordering session the day of your scheduled session.  You must make your print purchases at this time.  No changes can be made after your ordering session; unless you wish to add to your order.  After your ordering session is complete then I will provide you with an online gallery to share with friends and family.  The gallery will be password protected.  If other family member wish to order prints they may do so at this time; but I do not drop ship orders unless their personal order is  over $200 in print value.  If any online order is less than that; then I will order the prints and give the prints to the original client to give to their family members unless other arrangements are made by the online ordering client.   Your online gallery will be password protected and only active for 3 days.  Please have your family members orders placed within the time frame to avoid any extra time-extension fees. ($50 reactivation fee for galleries that are extended over the 3 day initial period; once inactive client must pay $50.00 to extend their gallery for an additional 3 day time period).

Digital orders:  A print release to www.mpix.com will be given to you when these files are purchased.  Due to the nature of digital photography and various labs,  mpix.com is the only lab I recommend you printing digital images from.  General stores printers are not calibrated to the standards of custom portraiture and images with lose their professional look if printed any where else.  Please understand that your reprint rights will only be given to this lab for prints.

There is a $200 minimum print order on portrait sessions and a $300 print minimum on newborn sessions. When you book a session with Bobbie Yocum Photography, you agree to this minimum.  Sitting fee is $150 for portrait sessions and newborn sessions.

Sales are Final: Due to the custom nature of each session, all sales final.

Re-Shoots: Re-shoots are at the discretion of the photographer; and are not given for regretful personal choices such as hair and clothing choices.  Please understand that with my style of photography sun-flair and sun-haze in photos are a part of my artistic imagery.  Your photos may have these aspects in your images and that it is not a defect.

Payment Options: Bobbie Yocum Photography accepts cash, credit cards via Paypal, and Paypal.

Usage: Bobbie Yocum Photography reserves the right to use the negatives and/or reproductions for display, publication, or other purposes. Negatives and originals remain the property of Bobbie Yocum Photography.

Reprints: Session images will be kept on file for one year after your initial order.  There is a $200 reorder minimum.

I, the undersigned, have read and understood the above policies. (By filling out the client form and booking your appointment, you are agreeing to this policy)

Bobbie Yocum Photography Procedures

If you need to cancel your session for any reason please give at least 48 advanced notice.

No other photographic equipment may be used during our session.

You will be shown a minimum of 20 images.  Any image that may contained closed eyes, motion blur, or does not meet the standard set forth by the photographer will not be shown.  Only your best images will be allowed for purchase.

Custom Photography takes time.  Proofs will be made available within two weeks or less of your session for viewing.

Orders must be PAID in full before prints are sent to the lab for processing.  Payments can be made in cash, check, credit card via Paypal, or Paypal.

Prices are subject to change without notice.  To benefit from current pricing or specials, orders must be placed within 30 days of receiving your online gallery.  All orders made outside the 30 days will be subject to current pricing.

Once your order has arrived you may come pick the order up from the studio.

All sales are subject to a 9.25% sales tax.

All prints are printed with a beautiful Linen texture and luster coating.

Due to the custom nature of the product; refunds are not available.

Copyright: Bobbie Yocum of Yocum Photography retains all copyright ownership of images created as a result of the portrait session.  Images may NOT be reproduced for any reason without the express written permission of  Bobbie Yocum.  Any unauthorized duplication or publication may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Facebook: Please do NOT crop out the logo, or re-edit the image in any way.  Also DO NOT take screen shots of your gallery and post the images on facebook as well as take a picture of the picture to post on facebook.  If you would like a small digital image to share on facebook  (up to 3 images that you purchased) please let me know so that I can send you a watermarked image.  Also please refrain from taking cell phone shots of your printed images to put on social media sites as well.

Thank you for understanding and following the Policies of Bobbie Yocum Photography.

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