TERMS & CONDITIONS
Important things about our collaboration:
I work according the NZIPP Standard Terms of Engagement, the full detail of which should be read HERE.
I will refer you to these Terms of Service as part of our Engagement process.
Payment assures me you agree to these terms.
As copyright law stands in New Zealand regarding photography, the "commissioning agent" (ie you) retains full copyright once an invoice is issued, unless explicitly stated and agreed to ahead of time. The NZIPP Terms of Service is the document I use to support my work and intellectual property and according to those terms, both you AND I own the copyright of our images.
When you pay for your photos, you agree to these terms.
This is stated on my invoice and payment guarantees our agreement.
I prefer payment in full prior to our shoot for simple headshot shoots.
Longer/more complex shoots require a 50% deposit.
Payment plans are available in certain circumstances (minimum 50% before and the remainder upon receipt of edited photographs). If this will help you, please don't hesitate to ask about it.
If you have to postpone or cancel:
Refunds work as follows and apply to the entire day of the shoot, not just the time of your session.
More than 72 hours notice = full refund.
72-24 hours notice = 50% refund.
Less than 24 hours notice = no refund.
These are the laid out in the NZIPP standard contract (2019) and reflect that the less notice you give me, the less time I have to fill your vacancy, if I'm able to at all.
If I have to postpone or cancel:
Cancellations will only happen in extraordinary circumstances. Postponements will generally happen because of (1) weather conditions, (3) lockdowns (please no!) or (2) acting work commitments I cannot change (artist life!).
(1) WEATHER CONDITIONS: Because currently, I shoot in NATURAL LIGHT, if the weather is terrible and light is low, I may ask to postpone our shoot. If an extreme weather event results in Auckland Emergency Services and we are asked to stay home, our shoot will be postponed;
(2) LOCKDOWNS: hopefully we are out of the Covid woods, but if another outbreak/force majeure means we all have to shelter in place, I will arrange a postponement date or refund you;
(3) MY WORK COMMITMENTS: the life of an actor means that sometimes jobs can happen at the last minute. I will always establish Not Available days if our photoshoot has been booked however if I am required for work, I will have to cancel or postpone.
In the event that I ask to postpone or have to cancel because of acting work commitments: I will make a date as soon as possible to re-book your session. If the new timing doesn't work for you, you can elect to receive either a full refund or can make an appointment at a time that suits us both.
RECEIVING YOUR PHOTOS:
All images are in a digital form. I do not sell physical prints.
Selected edited photos will be uploaded EITHER to an Album in my Client Gallery
Water-marking: I reserve the right to water-mark all photos during the selection process.
Selected, edited photographs will have this removed.
Please do not use - in any way - proof sheet images that you have not selected for editing/purchase.
Photos will be in your Album/Gallery for TWO WEEKS ONLY. Please download them as soon as you can and keep them somewhere safe, either on an external hard drive or in the Cloud. I am not required by licensing law to keep your photographs HOWEVER I keep all photos for one year. After that there is no guarantee that I can provide them to you if you lose them.
I export all photographs as their maximum size as high quality jpegs. The Pixieset web gallery gives you the option to download your selects at web size - I recommend this highly because full size images are over 15MB each.
I can provide TIFF files if needed.
A NOTE ON RE-TOUCHING:
My preference is to capture you as you are and to edit only in order to bring out the things I find beautiful about you. I do not retouch in Photoshop and therefore don't provide "airbrushed" images. I use Lightroom and can fix small things like zits, as well as soften skin texture.
I aim to use flattering light but if you're prone to under-eye shadows, please use make up, enlist the help of a make-up artist (I can recommend some), get a good night's sleep, and/or budget for a little retouching by a professional retoucher (I can refer you to someone who works at a reasonable cost per photo).
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