TERMS OF SERVICE
Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are implementing the following procedures:
Though it is preferred that the home is empty during the shoot, please ensure that no more than one person be present. If this will not be possible, please contact us.
Photographer will wear a mask during the shoot and sanitize hands prior to and after shoot. We request that anyone present during the shoot wear a mask and maintain a minimum 6 foot distance at all times.
Photographer will not move personal items and will touch minimal surfaces. Please ensure home is photo-ready prior to arrival. Home will be shot AS-IS!
If anyone in the home has tested positive or been in contact with someone that has in the 14 days prior to the shoot, or if anyone is currently exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you please cancel the shoot and reschedule. We will waive any cancellation/reschedule fees for this reason.
PROPERTY CONDITION AND PHOTO-READINESS
Appointments are typically booked “back-to-back,” and preparation prior to our arrival will ensure you get the most photographs taken during your appointment time. It is your responsibility to ensure the property is in photo ready condition. I’ll make minor adjustments to improve the shot, but we cannot move furniture or make significant changes, clean the home, etc.
Please ensure that there are no hazards to my safety and that pets are confined out of view. Each image will be edited, but we cannot retouch images to disguise known defects and/or physical structures such as wall/floor blemishes, driveway/drywall cracks, power lines, etc.
In the event of unfavorable weather on the day of the shoot, you may opt to reschedule for the next available opening or proceed regardless of weather conditions. Please understand that your photos will reflect the weather conditions at the time of the shoot. If weather conditions are too severe for sensitive camera equipment (heavy rain, high winds, etc), I may, at my sole discretion, reschedule your shoot for the next available appointment time.
Appointments may be booked by contacting Elevations Real Estate Solutions directly, but the online appointment scheduler offers the most up-to-date photographer availability and is very easy to use.
If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please give at least 24 hours notice for rescheduling. Cancellations or rescheduled appointments (other than those due to unforeseen weather conditions) with less than 24 hours may be subject to a $50 cancellation fee.
Payments may be made securely online, or by check on the day of the shoot. Failure to make payments voids any license granted and constitutes copyright infringement.
As the author of all photographs made pursuant to this Agreement and as provided by law, Elevations Real Estate Solutions retains the copyright in and to the photographs. The parties agree that the photographs are not works made for hire in accordance with 17 U.S.C § 101, and that Elevations Real Estate Solutions retains those exclusive rights in the photographs provided by 17 U.S.C § 106, including the rights to reproduce the copyrighted work, prepare derivative works based on the copyrighted work, distribute copies of the copyrighted work to the public, and display the work.
USAGE RIGHTS FOR REAL ESTATE SALE & MARKETING PURPOSES
The CLIENT is granted a license to use property images, for which they have paid, for the promotion of that property while CLIENT manages the listing. License expires once property has Sold, Expired or is Withdrawn. Images must not be edited/altered by anyone other than Elevations Real Estate Solutions with the exception of minor cropping and/or resizing only.
CLIENT may NOT give or sell images to anyone. This includes the property owner, other broker/agent/Realtor, builder, architect, stager or any other 3rd party. Elevations Real Estate Solutions recognizes that CLIENT does not control how images are shared by the local MLS systems and syndicated to other property listing sites (Zillow, Trulia, et al.) and CLIENT is not liable for such use beyond license expiration. Disregarding these terms will result in copyright infringement/violation and may result in legal action.
USAGE RIGHTS FOR BUILDERS, DESIGNERS, ARCHITECTS, PROPERTY MANAGERS, AND OTHERS
Licensing terms for commercial clients or other photography projects are defined in the contract for each particular project. Please contact Elevations Real Estate Solutions if you have any questions.