Terms and important information
Any work undertaken has an expected two-week turnaround (business days only). Timings may vary during busier/quieter times, but I'll always aim to please. NB: For the most part, I work with natural light where possible as this is my preference. In the UK we are subject to changeable weather conditions and a run of dark skies/rain may hinder shooting.
I work remotely which means you send, I shoot. Your items will be returned to you safely (once you're happy with your images) via Royal Mail tracked. The cost of return is included in the shoot price (for small/light packages up to a cost of £5.00). For (heavier/large packages/boxes please inform me of the dimensions and weight of the parcel and I will arrange a courier to collect it - (at your cost). You may arrange a courier to collect your package/box at your own cost if you use a preferred company.
Shoot day specifics
Once shooting commences, and I'm happy with a shot/s I will upload them to the gallery (business days only) and notify you. This is for your approval and in terms of any amendments you might require I would need a response within a two-hour period, after which time the set up will be dismantled to make way for further shoots. If you require alterations/amendments after this time an hourly charge of £85 will be applied for re setting up and editing of the new imagery.
Paying for your photoshoot
On booking, you will be asked to pay a £25 booking fee to secure your shoot. This will be deducted from the final cost, along with any other discounts or promotions which may be running at that time.
Once the shoot is complete, your images will be uploaded to a viewing gallery watermarked, where you can review and advise of any adjustments which need to be made. I am happy to re-shoot if the brief has not been met, but any other alterations may be subject to an hourly rate.
Once satisfied, you will be invoiced for the final cost. Your images will then be made available for you to download via a pin code after payment has been received. Payment must be made on receipt of the invoice. Late payments will be liable for late fees at a rate of £4.00 per day, thereafter.
Images are not to be used prior to payment being made and I will retain the full copyright until payment is received.
For me to be able to meet your specific brief, you are asked to provide as much detail as possible. Mood boards are helpful, as are screenshots of your ideas. please give information regarding brand colour palette and any specif props/backgrounds you would like used.
Basic photo editing is included in the cost, as standard. Your images will be edited to clean up minor imperfections, blemishes, specs of dust and/or colour adjustment etc. Editing is time-consuming and any extra or intensive editing which you require will be subject to an hourly charge.
Any additional requests or alterations outside of the initial brief may be subject to an hourly charge, at my discretion.
White background images
Due to time constraints, white background imagery is not currently offered. Images requiring specialised editing is a service which may become available in future.
I retain the copyright for the imagery I produce. However, once full payment is received, you will be permitted to use the images as you wish for (but not limited to) web, print and Social Media.
You may cancel your booking prior to shooting, however, I ask for a minimum cancellation period of at least 48 hours.Your booking fee will be refunded to you.
During or after the photoshoot, I may share behind the scenes shots, or make reference to our partnership. If this isn't for you, that's absolutely fine, but please advise prior to shooting.
I love to keep up with how your new imagery is working for you and I'd really appreciate Birch & Silva being tagged or mentioned in Social Media or press promotion. Find me on Instagram: @birchandsilva.
Eligibility is subject to a minimum spend of £150 per shoot, unless otherwise stated.
Client Loyalty scheme
Birch & Silva offers an ongoing discount for return clients. 10% discount will be applied at the second shoot and any following thereafter. Only available on shoots at a cost of £150 or more, however, I'm always happy to discuss your requirements.
Birch & Silva 2019. Unauthorised use and/or distribution of any imagery or material without express and written permission from Samantha Abbott (Birch & Silva business owner) is strictly prohibited. All Images are tracked via Pixsy.com