Cancellations

  • A customer may cancel a session once for any reason with 48 advanced notice from the time of the scheduled shoot. If this notice is not given, the client will be required to pay a $50 reschedule fee to secure another date and time at Grace Hill's decretion. 
  •  If a customer has a verifiable emergency, they may cancel up to 4 hours prior to the scheduled session and reschedule without penalty. 
  •  Grace Hill Images may cancel the session at least 24 hours prior to the shoot and will contact the customer at that time to reschedule.
  •  All rescheduling will be done at the discretion of Grace Hill Images.

Deposits

  • All deposits are non-refundable.
  • A deposit of 50% of the session fee is due at the time of booking to hold a specific date and time. Specials require payment in full to schedule your session. 
  • The balance of the deposit is due 30 days prior to the session to ensure that specific time and date are held.
  • If the customer does not remit the full remaining balance prior to 30 days, they will be required to reschedule.
  • If, by the date and time of the originally scheduled session, the full balance has not been paid and the customer has not made arrangements with us then the customer's initial deposit is forfeit.

Online proofing gallery

  • The customer will receive a link to their online proofing gallery within 7 business days of the session.
  • The link to the gallery will expire exactly 30 days from the day it is sent to the customer.
  • Customers may retain their online gallery longer according to the following fee schedule:
    • 30 days - $35
    • 90 days - $60
    • 180 days - $80
    • 1 year - $125
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  • After 90 days, the proofing gallery will be archived from the site and there will be a $45 fee to restore it. This fee will also maintain the gallery for 30 days.  Additional time may be purchased according to the above schedule.

All clients who purchase a CD will have printing rights only unless prior arrangements have been made. No editing of any kind is allowed on any image and will be subject to all legal fees associated with this if it is done.

In simple terms, copyright for photographers means owning property. With ownership, you get certain exclusive rights to that property. For photographic copyrights, the ownership rights include:

  1. to reproduce the photograph;
  2. to prepare derivative works based upon the photograph;
  3. to distribute copies of the photograph to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;
  4. to display the photograph publicly;

Found in the U.S. Copyright Act at 17 U.S.C. 106 (http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#106)