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Christine Hamrick Photography Studio Policies

Clients, please review the studio policies below to help answer many of your FAQ’s.  Didn’t find the answer you needed?  Click on “contact” above to shoot me an email!

Fees

Session fees include the time and talent of the photographer, a pre-session consultation to help plan an amazing session, basic retouching of images, and a Session Premiere. The session fee is not inclusive of any images or finished products. This nonrefundable session fee is due at the time of booking to reserve your date and time.

Travel fees starting at $50 will be incurred for any travel required outside 30 miles of the studio’s 29482 zip code.

Cancellations & Rescheduling

We understand that life happens and that sometimes a session must be rescheduled due to illness or injury. Please contact us at least 48 hours prior to your session if you must reschedule, and we will be happy to reschedule your session for the next available date.

Likewise, we reserve the right to reschedule a session for illness, injury, family emergency, extreme weather conditions, and other extenuating circumstances. We truly value your time and will do our utmost to notify you of such circumstances if they should arise as soon as possible. We will be sure to reschedule your session for the next available date.

Payment

We accept cash, personal checks and major credit cards. South Carolina sales tax of 8.5% will be added to all applicable sales.

Session Premiere

To provide clients with my undivided attention, we will meet approximately three weeks after the completion of your session for your Session Premiere. At this time you will be presented with your final images for viewing, and I will be available to help answer any questions you may have about your images and available product options.

The purpose of this Session Premiere is to make your purchasing decision, so it is important to have all decision-makers involved. It is helpful to have reviewed the Product & Pricing Guide prior to this event to help you create your wish list!

Ordering

Ordering will only be available during the scheduled Session Premiere – online galleries are not offered.  Images purchased during the Session Premiere will be archived for a period of one year. If images are desired after this period, a $250 fee will apply to reopen the archived gallery.  Images not purchased during the Session Premiere will be purged and no longer available after the Session Premiere.

Products will be ordered only when payment is received in-full.  Due to the custom nature of these products, all sales are final.

Retouching

Basic retouching is included in your session fee. Basic retouching includes blemish removal, color correction and polishing of your images. Any extensive retouching requests will incur a $50 per hour fee (one hour minimum). We will evaluate any of your desired requests during the Session Premiere.

Turnaround Time

Please allow 4 weeks for your order to be completed (occasionally some labs require even longer turnaround times during peak holiday periods). You are making an investment in heirloom-quality pieces, and quality cannot be rushed.

Product Delivery

You will be notified by phone and/or email when your products are ready. If you are local to the Charleston area, I would be delighted to deliver them right to your doorstep once all products arrive in the studio.

If you are not within the Charleston area, I will package your products with love and ship them to you via FedEx or U.S. mail for an additional shipping fee.

Product Guarantee

We make every effort to ensure your complete satisfaction with every ordered product. If there are any defects in workmanship, they will be swiftly corrected.

Copyright

Christine Hamrick Photography owns and maintains the copyright on all images. Printed images may not be copied, scanned, reproduced, or otherwise published. Screen captures and downloads from the web are prohibited. If digital images are desired, they may be purchased. A limited print release is granted to a purchaser of digital files.

Only watermarked and properly credited images may be shared on social media platforms (including, but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or personal blogs). If you choose to share images from your session on social media, please do not crop out the watermark or edit the images in any way. Any deviation from this policy will result in copyright infringement.

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