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Studio Photo Sessions
This sections only pertains to people shooting in the studio.
Footwear: If you want to wear footwear during your photo session in the studio, please bring dry, clean shoes to change into once you arrive. Dampness, wetness and debris from walking outside may damage or degrade floor-drops and faux fur carpets used during photo sessions.
Hair & Makeup: Please ensure all hair, makeup, and nails are camera ready prior to your arrival at the studio (If Applicable).
Wardrobe: please arrive fully dressed and camera ready. Some sessions allow you to change your wardrobe mid-session but there may be restrictions on the number of changes allowed so please discuss this with your photographer ahead of time.
Photos & Videos: There are to be absolutely no cell phone pictures or videos taken inside the studio at any time. Please inform all guests of this as well.
Privacy: The door will be locked during your photo session so no one can interrupt.
Food & Drink: You may require a drink or a snack during your session so don't forget to pack something. Please nothing messy, crumbly, or that will stain clothes, hands faces or mouths.
Pets: Bring lots of pet treats.
Illness: Please let your photographer know if anyone is ill prior to your appointment.
Parking: Marked Vertigo Productions parking is at the back of the building (by the car in the photo below).
Entrance: 37 Perth St, Brockville, On. The studio entrance is at the side of the building; the door says Vertigo productions. (see photo below)
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All Photo Sessions
This section pertains to everyone.
The Retainer: 50% of your package price is due upon booking, This pays for your scheduled time slot fee, plus set up & preparation fees. This ensures your photographer gets paid for the time and work already done prior to your appointment time, even if you arrive late, cancel without proper notice or are a no-call/no-show. Preferred method of payment is email money transfer.
The Remaining Balance: The remaining 50% of your package price is due at the beginning of your session. This pays for your photographers talent, a private online gallery for choosing which digital photos you want, and a specified # of edited digital images sent via email. Preferred method of payment is cash or email money transfer.
Appointment Times: Your photographer's day is scheduled in 15 minute segments so there is no room for arriving early or late to a scheduled appointment. If the time slot you paid for starts at 10:15 am please arrive at 10:15 am because another client has already paid for the time slot following your appointment. If you miss most or all of your time slot and you still want to shoot, you will have to reschedule and pay for another time slot / set up fee.
Rescheduling: You may reschedule one time for any reason if a minimum of 48 hours notice is given. If you want to reschedule but cannot give 48 hours notice. you will have to pay for another retainer (time slot and set up / prep fee).
Rain & Snow Days: If the original plan is to shoot outside, than in the event of rain or snow we will shoot in the studio or another indoor location of your choice.
Travel Fees: locations outside of Brockville will be charged $1/km.
Locations: Most shoots may take place in the studio, Hardy Park, Blockhouse, Mac Johnson Wildlife, ST Lawrence Park, in the clients home/yard, or any other location where we are permitted to shoot. If you have another spot in mind please let me know. Cake Smash sessions and Themed Mini sessions must take place in the studio.
Style: Feel free to send your photographer photos you like that you see online, so she can get an idea of your personal style.
No Guest Photos: There are to be absolutely no cell phone pictures or videos taken at any time during your appointment. Please inform all guests of this as well.
What to expect after the Shoot: Within 48 hour following the shoot you will get a private facebook album that only you can see. If you don't have facebook email can be used. this is how you will choose your proofs to be edited. Once your images are finished they will be emailed to you.. you may wonder why your proofs have the words proof written on them. This is to ensure they are not used without authorization as all unedited proofs are the sole property of vertigo productions photography and are incomplete works. You may purchase as many images from your session as you like for $6 each.
Model Release: When booking most shoots with Vertigo Productions Photography you will be asked to sign a model release (sign = tell me you read this page in full) showing you understand that your images may be used online or in print by your photographer. If your images are intended as a gift your photographer will wait until after your gifting date to use the images, but please let your photographer know prior to photo completion. If you wish to eliminate your photographer's rights to use the photos, you will need to make an agreement with your photographer prior to shooting. Images of clients in little or no clothing will not be used unless explicit permission is given by the client in writing.
Message your photographer now: Please send your photographer a message, therefor providing your digital signature, agreeing that you have read this article in full and that you understand all the details included.