POLICIES

COMMUNICATION POLICIES

We communicate with clients within 2 business days M-F

EMAIL is our preferred form of communication with the exception of your in person consultation, your photo day and if you’ve chosen to have an in person order meeting. We have a new (2016) software that will allow us to easily refer to past emails of each client along with notes for your photoshoot to better answer any questions.

TEXTS should only be used the day of your consultation or photoshoot to let us know if you are lost, on the way, or have an important last minute question. If you text us for something other than this we will respond to your question via Email within 2 business days.

PHONE messages are responded to within 2 business days.

SOCIAL MEDIA messages with business related questions will be redirected to use email in most cases.

COPYRIGHT POLICIES

CLIENT USAGE  Images/Media purchased are for Personal Use; the Media may not be used in any way whatsoever in which you charge money, collect fees, or receive any form of remuneration. The Media may not be used in advertising. The Media may not be resold, relicensed, or sub-licensed.

•PRINT size digital files May Not Be Posted or Emailed online, they are provided so that clients may print them for personal use. 

•WEB size files  are welcome online via emails and Social Media posting so long as the image is not altered and the SLISP Logo must be visible. 

•Media posted online without our copyright logo visible will be subject to a Commercial Use fee Starting At $60 – It’s So Easy to Avoid This Fee…want to post a photo that needs to be resized? CONTACT US 1st!! Then wait for us to give you the Web version…within 2 business days.

COMMERCIAL USE images are an additional fee and contract separate than our personal use photography prices listed in the boutique. You must Contact Us PRIOR to using an image commercially for permission. Not all photographs will be granted permission. In the event that we do grant permission here is what our typical commercial use contracts look like:

Some Like It Shot Photography grants you a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide license to use the accompanying image(s) or video(s) (collectively, “Media,”) for permitted commercial purposes, defined as:

  • advertising, promotion, brochures, packaging
  • as part of a commercial website for promotional purposes use
  • prints, posters, flyers, tearsheets for promotional purposes (not for resale)
  • prints, posters, or other commercial display of media
  • magazines, books, newspapers, other printed publications
  • video, broadcast, theatrical

Buyer may not resell, relicense, redistribute without express written permission from Some Like It Shot Photography. Use as a derivative work, and reselling or redistributing such derivative work is prohibited. Media may not be used in a pornographic, obscene, illegal, immoral, libelous or defamatory manner. Media may not be incorporated into trademarks, logos, or service marks. Media may not be made available for download.

Some Like It Shot Photography retains all rights, license, copyright, title and ownership of the Media.

SOME LIKE IT SHOT™ owns the copyright in all Media created and has the exclusive right to make reproductions with the exception of personal family printing and or pre-negotiated commercial use. The photographer shall only use reproductions for the photographer’s portfolio, samples, self-promotion, entry into photographic contests or for display. If the photographer desires to make other uses, the photographer shall not do so without first obtaining the written permission of a client.

PHOTOSHOOT POLICIES

NO GUESTS Only people being photographed are welcome to be at photoshoots (or parents of minors). With the exception of an animal handler. Friends handling animals need to be adults strong enough to handle the animal on their own that the animal is comfortable with.

NO CAMERAS/Cell Phone recordings or Other Recording Devices during photoshoots (not including weddings), No Exceptions. It is distracting for clients being photographed and for the photographer. (Photos of yourself being styled is permitted). During wedding photoshoots we do not allow other people to take photos during the posed portraiture portion of the day. We do this because inevitably someone being photographed will ruin the bride & groom’s professional photo by looking at the wrong camera while we are taking photos. 

CONTRACTS ARE REQUIRED. All clients are required to sign a SLIS contract prior to your photoshoot. This contract allows us to show our work to others looking for a photoshoot and permission to use and publish your images for promotional, advertising and any other like purpose. We cannot photograph anyone without this contract being sign. However we do respect surprise photoshoots keeping them private for a limited amount of time and boudoir photoshoots are kept private from any advertising unless otherwise permitted to share. 

PHOTOSHOOT DEPOSITS are non-refundable and reserve the date/time of your photoshoot. 

PHOTOSHOOT FEES must be paid in full at the time of your photoshoot and are non-refundable. 

PHOTOSHOOT CANCELATION & RESCHEDULING POLICIES 

WEATHER is wonky sometimes. It is up to the discretion of the photographer to reschedule (no fee) due to weather. Sometimes (especially in WA State) we find out the weather forecast has changed drastically with only 24 hour notice. We WILL be in touch with 2 days prior if weather is not certain for your outdoor photoshoot please keep in good communication with us the 2 days before your photoshoot. 

RESCHEDULING (for photoshoots other than weddings) a new date must be decided at the time of your reschedule request and must be within 30 days of the original photoshoot date. We allow rescheduling with at least 48 hours prior for a $25 fee. Rescheduling 24-48 hours prior to your photoshoot for a $50 fee. Rescheduling less than 24 hours prior to your photoshoot will result in a loss of your deposit and another deposit will need to be made to reschedule. 

LAST MINUTE (2 hours or less) CANCELATIONS AND NO-SHOWS result in a loss of your deposit and 50% of your remaining photoshoot fee. We’ve reserved this day/time just for you and declined other work, this is as fair as I can be for my loss in time and money.

SOMEONE IS SICK – If your child is sick they will not photograph well, please CONTACT US ASAP and we can discuss options. Adults with stomach flu or foodeborne illness (alcohol does not count) may also have a reschedule with fees waived, please CONTACT US ASAP and we can discuss options.

EMERGENCIESCONTACT US and we will discuss options.

ORDERING POLICIES

PAYMENT POLICIES

BLOGS & SOCIAL MEDIA POST POLICIES

IMAGES POSTED in BLOGS or on SOCIAL MEDIA are not for printing. You may save them, share them or use them as a profile image on social media IF YOU DO NOT CROP OR ALTER THE IMAGE. Cropping out our copyright is breaching copyright policy. If someone you know re-posts an image you have posted it is your responsibility to make sure they follow our copyright policies.

BLOGS are not posted for all photoshoots. Blogs are posted after images are purchased.