Policies

Payment

A non-refundable session fee is required to reserve a portrait session date. This fee covers the photographer’s time before, during, and after your session. All products and images can be purchased at your viewing appointment approximately 2 weeks after your session. All digital images and prints/products are additional to the session fee. 6% Virginia State sales tax will apply to all products and services from JVP.

Newborn Sessions

All newborn sessions require a pre-consultation. These can be done over the phone or email, or in person if you are interested in seeing my studio and products beforehand. During the pre-consultation, we’ll discuss the session process, go deeper into investment information, color/theme preferences, and you can even take a peek into my prop collection if in person. This is all to ensure that we are a good fit and that our vision for your newborn photos are in sync with each other. 

When your baby is born, you’ll contact me and we’ll set up a date within two weeks of baby’s birth (unless there are extenuating circumstances regarding health, etc).  Sessions last approximately 3-4 hours allowing plenty of time for feeding and snuggles, and include photos of baby alone and with parents/siblings if desired. 

After your session, I will edit your photos and schedule you for your viewing/ordering appointment. You’ll be asked to return to my studio to view your gallery and pick out which products you would like to order.

Late Fee

Please arrive on time, sessions will begin at the agreed upon appointment time. If you arrive late to your session, your session will still end at the agreed upon time. If you are late by more than 30 minutes without calling, your session will be automatically rescheduled and a $50 rescheduling fee will be required.

No Shows

If Client and/or key individuals fail to appear to a scheduled portrait session, the applicable session fee is non-refundable. The session may be rescheduled at the original portrait session price, but with a $50 rescheduling fee.

Copyright

All photos created by JVP are copyright protected. It is a violation of federal copyright law to copy, scan, or allow photographs created by me to be reprinted, duplicated, digitally reproduced, copied, scanned, or altered digitally or otherwise, without my express written permission. The client may print (on their own) their personal photographs with the written consent of me only once in possession of the digital images. The copyright remains sole property of JVP and will never be given or sold.

File Retention

Ordered images will remain on file for one year from the date of the portrait session. Photographer will not be responsible for retaining images after that point. Unordered images will be purged after 30 days from the date of the first viewing. It is recommended that Client makes a backup copy of their images upon receiving them as digital files are highly susceptible to file corruption over time.