Policies & Procedures

Session Fees/ Deposits

  • All deposits|session fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. No exceptions! This fee covers initial communication, all planning, location hunting, and block off a specific time frame for your session and it also covers the time and skills invested by The Female Shoota prior to the scheduled session day and time. 
     

  • Your deposit is due within 24 hrs after the proposal email is sent. 
     

  • We will not reserve a date or time without payment.
     

  • Non-refundable deposits and sessions will be forfeited if:

    • Clients cancel more than one time for the same session

    • Cancellation is made less than 48 hours prior to a session

    • Session is not rescheduled within the same calendar year. 
       

  • We require full payment on or before the scheduled session day (via cash or credit) before release of any digitals, prints or products. Online galleries, blog posts and social media sneak peeks will not be posted until all payments are made. No order will be designed or submitted until paid in full. No Exceptions!
     

 Rescheduling/cancellation

  • If you need to reschedule for any reason, we ask that you give a 48 hrs notice. One cancellation is allowed per session and non-refundable deposit will be applied. After that you will not receive credit for deposit and will need to fill out a new contact form. 
     

  • We as that you arrive 10-15 min early for your scheduled session. 
     

  • Please plan enough time to get to your session. Whether that be getting the kids ready or navigating through rush hour traffic. If you are running late please call us. 
     

  • If you have a 60 minute session scheduled and you are 20 minutes late, you will then have a 40 minute session. If you are more than 30 minutes late without calling, you will forfeit your booking fee and we will have the right to cancel the session.
     

  • If you no call no show, you are forfeiting your booking fee and we will not schedule with you again. Please be mindful that when we block off a time spot for you, we are holding that spot for only you. Therefore, we are not able to schedule someone else. We will not tolerate no call no show clients.
     

  • The Female Shoota reserves the right to reschedule any session due to photographer illness, personal emergency, or inclement weather. If we are late, we will communicate that with you and your session time will not be affected.

 

Digitals

  • All sessions include a watermarked digital proofing gallery. These images are the RAW images and have not been retouched. They will remain in the proofing gallery for a year from the session date and later deleted. Clients select their favorites from the proofing gallery for retouching almost the same they would for prints. The favorites are added to the Final image gallery and can be downloaded by the client. 
     

  • Additional retouching is $25 per image.
     

  • The Female Shoota cannot guarantee the results or quality of prints made by clients or by clients' chosen labs. For consistent, quality results made to last a lifetime, please purchase your prints directly from The Female Shoota and/ or gallery that is sent.
     

  • Please back up all digital copies of your photographs. We recommend an external hard drive or flash drive. 
     

  • The Female Shoota will make every effort to retain your files for up to 1 year from the date of your session. There will be a $50 gallery upload fee in the event the clients gallery expires and they need need a gallery re-uploaded.

 

Portrait sessions

  • A proofing gallery will be sent out 3 days after your session unless the client stayed after the session to select the images for the proofing gallery. The Female Shoota strives to have your final images/ gallery ready to view within 2 weeks after your session. However, due to the level of attention we provide to your images, your wait may be longer but that will be communicated. We appreciate your patience!
     

  • Same day or next day turn around time is NOT AVAILABLE. So please be sure to book your session day with enough time in between to receive the final digitals and or prints.
     

  • My goal is for your 100% satisfaction with your session and images. In the event the photographer has any technical issues (equipment malfunction, computer malfunction, etc.) there will be no charge for a re-shoot. However, I cannot offer free re-shoots for any of the following reasons: dissatisfaction with clothing, facial expressions, hair, wind or other reasons out of my control. 
     

 Copyright

  • Copyright is a property right. Under the Federal Copyright Act of 1976, photographs are protected by copyright from the moment of creation. According to the U.S. Copyright Office, the owner of the “work” is generally the photographer or, in certain situations, the employer of the photographer. Under copyright law, the photographer owns the copyright and can use it for any editorial use without permission of the person in the picture. This includes using the images for marketing and branding. 


Privacy Policy

  • The Female Shoota is committed to your privacy. Information collected from clients over the phone, in person, or through the website is kept confidential. Information will not be shared or sold to third parties. 


Updated 01|26|22