Cindy Drako Photography retains the copyright of all original images and reserves the right to use and reproduce them to promote her business including, but not limited to, website images and marketing displays.
As a client of Cindy Drako Photography, I understand that the images taken by Cindy Drako are protected by Federal Copyright Laws and that I will not make ANY copies or reproductions in any form (print or electronic) without the express written permission of Cindy Drako. Reproduction includes, but is not limited to scanning, downloading, right-clicking, e-mailing, saving to harddrive, posting on websites or blogs, photocopying, printing screen shots, or printing in any manner. I understand that this is punishable by law with fines starting at $150,000. As an artist, Cindy wishes to have complete control over the final look of her client's images, and scanned images damage her reputation as a photographer by distorting and devaluing the image quality. Thank you for respecting her work and livelihood by choosing not to reproduce Cindy's images.
Session Fee: A non-refundable retainer for your session is due at the time of booking your session. This guarantees the time and date
allotted for you.
Exclusive Photographer: Please only bring the people that will be photographed to the session. Also, please do not bring your own camera, camcorder, or recording device to the session.
Please be on time: Please arrive at the session location at your scheduled time (not too early/not too late). If you are going to arrive early or be more then 10 minutes late, please call ahead to let me know.
Before the Session: Please have your children dressed, fed and ready to go for their session. This includes hair combing, and having their faces clean. Please be sure children are well fed before you leave your home for the session.Children are more likely to become grouchy if they are fussed with too much before the session.
Cancellation: In the case of cancellation, Cindy will reschedule your session if notice of 24 hours is given. If no reasonable notice is given, or you do not show up for your session, you forfeit your entire session fee and another will be required to reschedule. Session fees are non-refundable but may be used toward a rescheduled session in the event of an emergency with 24 hours notice.
Online Gallery: The online gallery expires after 14 days. Please place your order within those 14 days of proof posting. There is a $50 fee to repost or extend the gallery past that time.
Print Orders: Print orders must be made and paid in full at the time of ordering and your final print order will be ready approximately 2-3 weeks after the order is placed and paid for. Print orders not paid for after 7 days will be cancelled. Canvases and Cards may take up to 3 weeks. Order pick ups are by appointment only. Not responsible for orders left past 30 days.
Portrait Care: Handle your portraits with extreme care. Damage incurred as a result of improper handling, framing or hanging is the responsibility of the client.
Sales are Final: Due to the custom nature of each session, all sales are final. Please examine your order carefully upon pick-up.
Retouching: Any retouching beyond the basic retouching we automatically do (small facial scars, blemishes, eye circles) will be charged a fee of $25 per image. Extensive retouching includes braces, removal of logos/words on shirts, head-swapping etc. If your child has any temporary tattoos, please remove them prior to your session to avoid the retouching fee.
Under the Weather: If you or your child is feeling ill, please call to reschedule. We understand that sometimes, this happens. If you must cancel, please try to do so at least 24- 48 hours before your session.
Payment Options: Cindy Drako Photography accepts Checks, Cash, and Credit Cards via Paypal.
Reprints: All ordered images will be kept on file for one year after your initial order. All images that are not ordered will be kept on file for one month only. You are welcome to place a re-print order from the images you originally purchased.
In the interest of fairness to all of my clients, I am unable to offer special deals or discounts except for those that may run occasionally as promotions. For this reason, please understand that session fees, print prices and business policies are non-negotiable.