Policies


USE OF IMAGES

In 1976, the Federal Government passed the Copyright Law to prevent the copying of protected materials, including books, sheet music, and professionally-created photographs.

The portraits you have commissioned us to create are fro one fo the most celebrated custom boutiques in the industry. April Peebles Photography invests heavily in education and training in order to provide the highest level of quality photography. As such, duplicating, scanning, or copying images creates a severe loss of color, clarity, and permanence in the portraits. Since such losses reflect poorly on the reputation of our professional work, April Peebles Photography has reserved the copyright on each portrait we create. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation in helping us continue to provide the highest levels of quality and integrity for which we are known.

THE US COPYRIGHT ACT

The Copyright Act protects photographers by giving the author of the photograph the exclusive right to reproduce your photographs, including the right to control the production of copies. It is illegal to copy or reproduce these photographs elsewhere without our express written permission. Copyright infringement is a felony and is punishable by civil and criminal penalties. The law also specifies damages at $150,000 per infringement.

STUDIO POLICIES

In order to provide an attentive experience to all our clients, please note the following policies.

  • In case of rain or severe weather, the studio reserves the right to postpone the session.

  • Sessions may be rescheduled by the client once with at least 48 hours notice, otherwise the retainer will be forfeited.

  • Due to the custom nature of portraits, all orders are paid in full at the ordering appointment unless participating in our payment plan. If you're participating in a payment plan, a 50% payment will be required before I can order your products.

  • Our studio accepts all major credit cards, as well as cash or check.

  • Prices are subject to change without notice, but current pricing at time of booking is honored for one month after your session occurs.

  • To make room for new client images, all unordered images will be purged from our system 30 days after your ordering appointment. Ordered images will be archived in our system for at least one year for holiday cards and reorders.

Printing, copying, downloading, scanning, and editing images without express written consent is strictly prohibited. Commercial use of images, including photo contests and modeling submissions, is also strictly prohibited. A print release (for personal printing rights only) is issued with the purchase of digital files.