POLICIES

RUTHIE STARK PHOTOGRAPHY (henceforth referred to as “RSP”) reserves the right to post any photos taken for clients on our website, emails or social media platforms. RSP owns and retains the rights to all of our photos.

BLOG SHOOTS

-Defined with the sole purpose of photographing content to be posted on a blog or social media account of an influencer.
-ALL CONTENT MUST BE TAGGED/ATTRIBUTED APPROPRIATELY ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND PRINT: Instagram: @RuthieStarkPhotography must be credited in the caption and tagged in the photo. Blog: credit “Ruthie Stark Photography” at the top or bottom of post linking to www.ruthiestarkphotography.com.
– Blog shoots are booked on an hourly basis. Typically you can get 4 outfits in one hour. Topics can include outfits, recipes, health/fitness and other sponsored content.
– Please book 1-2 weeks out. Locations are up to the influencer, but RSP is always happy to consult.
– We do not share RAW files.
– Third party interest is incredibly exciting and flattering. If a business, brand, company, website or any other third party outside you, the blogger, or RSP, the photographer, wishes to use our photos please contact RSP directly and we will either share or sell the photos with the interested party.
– Professionally processed images will be provided within 3-5 business days after the shoot.
– Professional processing includes selecting the usable images (which is usually about 60-70% of the shots taken) cropping and correcting color, light and tone.
– Photos will be delivered via Dropbox at 2000 pixels wide + 72 dpi unless otherwise requested.
– An invoice will be sent the day of the shoot via QuickBooks and must be paid within 7 business days. It can be paid online via credit card, or via a check made out to Ruthie Stark Photography. It can be mailed to the address on the invoice.
– Rush turn around is available for an additional fee. 24-hour turnaround is an additional $200. 48-hour turnaround is an addition $100. Rushes must be discussed at time of scheduling.
– Retouching including touch-ups to skin, hair, clothing, etc. and are subject to an additional $10 per photo.
– Blog photos are sent to the blogger with a print/publishing release that gives permission ONLY to the blogger to use the photos. Sharing photos without consent of the photograph is a breach of contact.

COMMERCIAL SHOOTS

– Defined with the sole purpose of photographing content to be used for promotion and commercial benefit. This includes businesses booking directly with RSP and PR/advertising firms booking on behalf on their clients.
– Cooperation: RSP recommends that all clients identify important products and details that need to be captured. RSP cannot be held accountable for not photographing desired products if there is no one present at the shoot to assist in identifying these particular details and photographs. RSP is not responsible if key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during photography, or for missed images due to details not revealed prior.
– Images and Copyrights: photographs/images produced by RSP are protected by Copyright Law (all rights reserved). Upon final payment by the client, they are allowed to display resulting images for personal and commercial use. Said images may not be altered, filtered or reproduced in any manner without prior written permission of RSP.
– Client will receive a Dropbox of the edited images within 1-4 weeks of the shoot. Photos are delivered to the company with a print/publishing release that gives permission ONLY to the company to use the photos. Sharing photos without consent of the photograph is a breach of contact. – If photos are being delivered to a PR firm or adverting agency instead of directly to the client, the PR firm or advertising agency is responsible for sharing and upholding the policies listed here.
– When publishing the photos socially or commercially, proper credit must be given. Instagram: @RuthieStarkPhotography must be credited in the caption and tagged in the photo. Blog or Print: credit “Ruthie Stark Photography” or ruthiestarkphotography.com.
– Model Release: the client hereby grants to RSP and successors, heirs, executors, administrators, attorneys, representatives and agents, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of the clients or in which the clients may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising or any other purpose and in any manner or medium. The clients hereby release RSP and all associates representatives and assigns from any and all claims, actions, demands, suits, liabilities, damages, expenses, and obligations of any kind arising from, or related in any manner to RSP’s use of said images.
– Pricing is determined by an estimate of hours, booked in quarter days, half days or full days. Please give RSP a complete scope of work upon reaching out to get an accurate estimate of time. RSP shoots efficiently and with the client’s best interest and bottom line in mind. RSP asks for clients to respect the time estimated and not try to rush through work for the sake of cramming more into their booked time.
– Limit of Liability: In the unlikely event that RSP are injured, become too ill, or has an emergency that prevents them from photographing the event, RSP will contact the client as soon as possible, to arrange another suitable date and time, and if necessary (if an event), will try to find a replacement photographer. If this does not suit the client the client agrees that responsibility and liability of RSP to the client is limited to the return of all payments received for the event. RSP takes the utmost care with respect to the processing and storage of photographs/images, but cannot and does not, guarantee that photographs/images of the event will not be lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons within or beyond RSP’s control. Client agrees that RSP’s full and complete responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event.
– We do not share RAW files.
– Third party interest is incredibly exciting and flattering. If a business, brand, company, website or any other third party outside you, the blogger, or RSP, the photographer, wishes to use our photos please contact RSP directly and we will either share or sell the photos with the interested party.
– An invoice will be sent the day of the shoot via QuickBooks and must be paid within 7 business days. It can be paid online via credit card, or via a check made out to Ruthie Stark Photography. It can be mailed to the address on the invoice.
– Rush turn around is available for an additional fee. This will be quoted based on the volume of photos needing to be turned.
– Retouching including touch-ups to skin, hair, clothing, etc. and are subject to an additional $10 per photo.

PORTRAITS

– A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Remaining balance is due the day of the shoot. An invoice will be sent that day and can be paid online or via check made out Ruthie Stark Photography.
– The price includes delivery via an online gallery called Pixieset. Your Pixieset gallery will have all the edited and lightly retouched photos for you to download or order prints. You can expect about 50 photos to be delivered for a 1 hour shoot.
– Photos will be delivered at full resolution within 2 weeks of the shoot.
– There is no obligation to mention or tag RSP, but credit is always appreciated. Instagram: @ruthiestarkphotography. Website: www.ruthiestark.com

PROJECT ARCHIVES: Are defined as completed projects that will remain accessible to the client for one month after the completion of the project. Small revisions must be requested within a couple days after being delivered to the client, but extensive edits and revisions may not be guaranteed after that time. RAW images may be deleted after one month.