ADS Photography | Policies & Copyright


Policies & Copyright Information


ADS Photography reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.

Clients refusing to adhere to this contract will have no access to any finished images.

If you have any questions about these policies, please do not hesitate to ask Amber.


{ Copyright Information }

All images are copyrighted by ADS Photography.

It is illegal to copy or reproduce these photographs in any manner.

If you wish to print images, you must purchase a CD & Print Release from ADS Photography.

Violations include, but are not limited to, making illegal copies, scanning, printing from home or at any other photo processing site, downloading from our website or Facebook, using images as a screensaver or desktop background, uploading images to websites including Facebook, putting images on photo products, making your own announcements/invitations, etc. Violators of this Federal Law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties. ADS Photography is a member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and retains legal representation to handle any copyright infringement crimes carried out by any person in violation of ADS Photography’s legal Copyright. ADS Photography reserves the right to use any image for display, publication, or other purposes. ADS Photography retains all Copyrights to all images. You may purchase printing rights. See pricing for details.


{ Session Fees & Booking Sessions }

The session fee pays for Amber’s time and talent. It does not include any finished portraits, unless otherwise stated. Your appointment cannot be reserved until the session fee is paid.  Your session date is guaranteed to you for 24 hours following issuance of Payment Invoice. If payment is not received within 24 hours, your session date may be purchased by another client willing to make a speedy purchase. Invoice will automatically be canceled after 1 week. Session fees are non-refundable but may be applied toward a rescheduled session with a 48-hour cancellation notice. The session fee will be forfeited if a session is cancelled without rescheduling. No-shows will not be refunded, nor will they be rescheduled.  A client arriving more than 15minutes late is considered a no-show. The session will be cancelled and the client will forfeit the paid session fee to ADS Photography.
Watch Me Grow sessions must be held within 30 days of the child turning 3, 6, 9, 12 months old. If the session is not booked to be shot within 30 days, the client forfeits that session. It is the client’s sole responsibility to book Watch Me Grow sessions in a timely manner.  

You may not use your own camera/phone to take pictures during the session.
If you or another person in your party takes pictures, the session will end immediately and the session fee will be forfeited to Amber without any photographic rendering of images. Be respectful of the photographer’s time and energy setting up a pose and allow her to take the pictures.


{ On Location Sessions }

Please be aware that outdoor sessions may need to be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Locations outside of a 20-mile radius of the studio are subject to a travel fee beginning at $50. Keep in mind that lighting and structure location change the ability to photograph properly at an outdoor location. Please contact Amber for details or any questions or concerns you may have. Clients are responsible for the behavior of their children during sessions.


 { Viewing Your Images }

Images will be ready for viewing within 1-3 weeks after your session. You will have the option to schedule a private presentation viewing or you may choose to view your session online. While we do capture many images during your session, you will see only those edited images selected by the photographer to ensure maximum artistry and technical perfection. All other images will not be shown and are removed from our archives permanently. Viewing galleries are online for up to 1 month. After that, a $25 gallery fee will be charged to reopen the gallery for viewing. This online storage fee cannot be waived for any reason.


{ Photography Rendering & Delivery }

Please allow 2 weeks for your order to be completed after payment has been made in full. Specialty items may take longer for shipping. You will be notified by telephone or email when your order is ready for pickup. Print/CD orders will not be mailed; no exceptions. If the print/CD order is not picked up within 30 days of client notification by photographer, prints/CDs will be discarded by ADS Photography. Prints/CDs may be reordered at Full Price cost to the client.


{ Print Order Payment }

All portrait orders must be paid for in full at the time of ordering. A 6.75% sales tax will be added to your order. Acceptable forms of payment include cash or debit/credit via Paypal. Checks will not be accepted. All Sales Final: Due to the custom nature of this work, all sales are final. No substitutions, exchanges or refunds are available after placing your order. Replacement will only be given in the case of damage caused by the studio.  Prices Are Subject To Change Without Notice: Prices are guaranteed for a period of 30 days following the date of the portrait session. Orders after that date will be priced at current pricing.


{ Satisfaction Guarantee }

If you are not satisfied with your images, please notify Amber at the time of your presentation session or the first day you view the image gallery. A re-shoot will be scheduled at no cost to you. Subjects must wear the same clothing and be photographed at the same location. If a re-shoot is desired, images from the first session will be deleted and no longer available for ordering. If you are displeased with the re-shoot, your session fee will be refunded with no reschedule obligation. After a session fee is refunded, all images will be purged and will not be available for client-purchased photographic rendering.