By ordering photography packages from Emily John Photography, you agree to the following Service Agreement for Digital Imagery. I hope these policies are helpful as we work together to create beautiful photographs for your marketing!

Limited Licensing Release:

In order to provide you with the best service and support at reasonable pricing, I do not sell my photographs. I license their use. So the fee quoted is especially dependent on (1) payment of the invoice in full, (2) using the photographs only as indicated, and (3) protecting them with proper copyright notification.

This service agreement is a limited license photo release. Images delivered are licensed to the “licensee” for:

  • The purpose of listing a property only.

  • Term of the listing, not to exceed 1 year. (A primary photo can be used for a longer duration and for additional “sold” marketing materials.)

  • Only the “licensee” has permission to use the delivered images on electronic or printed forms of advertisement and only for the promotion of the property.

  • For image integrity and quality control I ask that Images not be altered once delivered.

  • Images cannot/will not be made available to another agent who takes over an expired or withdrawn listing.

  • Unauthorized use of images is a copyright violation, and will result in termination of this contract.


Photo Sharing

  • You will have access to download high quality image files, but please do not share these files with third parties. 

  • Any third party (builder, stager, interior designer, cabinetry maker, landscaper, etc) must contact me directly if they would like access to any images paid for my the realtor. Usage fees may apply.

  • If the home owners would like copies of the files, please ask me before sharing.

  • I appreciate that photography credit be given to Emily John Photography when used on any and all social media sites.

  • Please contact me for an additional release for any/all printed publications for the promotion of your business not directly related to the listing.

Copyright Notice:

  • The photographer who has taken an image is the copyright holder of the image. Emily John Photography retains all copyrights expressed and implied otherwise for all images taken.

  • Copyright cannot be transferred to a third party unless agreed upon in writing.

  • Licensing may be obtained for various applications of images. Please contact me for more details.

Shoot requests:

  • To ensure quality in your images, please be sure the home is ready prior to the scheduled shoot time. We work on a set time schedule for every shoot. Time is a precious commodity, both yours and mine.

  • For liability Emily John Photography does not handle any cleaning, dusting, or moving of furniture.

  • The homeowner shall ensure that there are no hazards to the photographer’s safety.

  • Please ensure that pets are properly taken care of when I enter the home and during the shoot.

  • Generally I will be photographing through the entire home. I do not usually include utility rooms or closets, but if you would like those included please let me know prior to the shoot.

  • Amenities are not included on/in a property shoot, and fall under separate pricing and licensing. If you are requiring amenities to be photographed please contact me prior to the shoot for additional information.


Cancellation/postponement Policy:

  • Emily John Photography understands that homes may not be ready for shooting as expected. It is the responsibility of the agent to inform me as soon as possible for rescheduling.

  • A photo session that is rescheduled or canceled after 8pm the day before will be charged a 50% rescheduling fee.

  • Once a photographer has arrived at a property, the order may be canceled, however there will be no refund.

  • Reschedules will be subject to the photographer’s availability.


Weather Policy:

  • There will be times services cannot be completed due to weather. In those circumstances, the decision about shooting is up to the agent. If the agent chooses to proceed with photography we will provide the best images we can. If additional outdoor photos are required on a better weather day, our standard re-shoot fee will apply.

  • No reschedule fee will be charged in the event of bad weather.

  • Reschedules will be subject to availability.


Payment Policy:

  • No Payment is necessary at the time of scheduling or photography. Once images are processed and ready for you, you will receive an email prompting you to make a payment for the service. After payment is processed you will receive another email with access to the photos.

  • The photo release is not authorized until payment is received in full.

  • Failure to pay for the images will result in a copyright infringement. You will be asked to remove the image from any electronic or printed form of advertisement. Failure to stop using them will result in legal action.


Thank you for taking the time to read our terms and agreement.

If questions arise feel free to contact me directly.

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