WEDDINGS & EVENT POLICIES
* Your reservation is not final until YM Photography receives a signed contract and a $500 non-refundable retainer.
* Retainers are non-refundable as once your date is booked as our studio declines all other work for that date.
* The retainer will be credited toward your total package. Wedding must be paid in full two weeks prior to your event. A $200 late fee will be applied to any package not paid in full at this time.
* YM Photography only accepts payment in the form of credit card or cash for retainer and final payment.
* Complimentary Engagement sessions do not carry monetary value. A credit will not applied towards your wedding if you decline this service. Engagement sessions offer us an opportunity to work together prior to the wedding during which we can offer you posing tips, drink coffee and laugh (the last two being way important).
* Travel fees may apply depending on location for weddings ($100 travel fee plus $0.56 per mile beyond 50 miles of Glens Falls or Bolton Landing. Mileage fee is in accordance with IRS and NY state mileage rates and subject to change).
* For weddings outside 50 miles or more from service area, hotel stays may be required and will be included as part of package pricing at time of booking. YM Photography will handle accommodation reservations.
* Engagement galleries are online within three weeks of the portrait session.
* Wedding galleries are online within 8-12 weeks of the wedding date.
* Wedding slideshow preview/sneak peek/blog post.. Typically we like to post sneak peeks the next day, slideshow preview within 1-2 weeks of the wedding date and blog post the day we deliver your final gallery but this is not guaranteed.
* Initial album design proof is delivered 2-3 weeks after receipt of photo selections from client.
* Although typically provided in less time, we make every effort to provide album edits within 3 weeks. YM Photography will provide up to two album drafts (original draft and one revision). Each revision will add 2 weeks processing time to album ordering timeline. Dependent on your album size, all photos selected may not be included. Complex revisions may incur a $25 fee per page for complete design changes after included revision. Client will be notified of any design changes that may incur additional rates before they are charged. Examples of complex revisions: Additional complete album redesigns after original or revision. Swapping photos after included revision, changes in multiple page layouts, etc
* Once final album design has been approved, albums are delivered within 1 month as we have albums delivered directly to us for a print quality check, packaging and forwarding to client.
* Image touch ups are only done by request and incur a fee. Basic touch ups are complimentary on enlargements (larger than 8x10) and any images in albums. Beauty touch-ups (slimming, hair recoloring, etc) or extensive retouching (removing people or objects) will be done by an outside professional retouching company and can incur a rate of up-to $25 per hour. A quote will be provided to client prior to retouching for approval/payment.
* Album designs or revisions not approved within 30 days of receipt or no response to album requests within 60 days, will be deemed as a closing of your account and YM Photography will no longer be held to the terms of our agreement in regard to product.
* NY sales tax of 7% is applied to all wedding packages that include product.
* Images are archived after 90 days. They may be retrieved for a $25 fee per instance after that time. Galleries have a guaranteed archival time for five years post wedding date.
* Once event is over and photos have been delivered, YM Photography does not assume any liability if any portion of the work is lost, stolen, damaged, or otherwise unavailable to the client.
* Unedited or RAW images are not provided at any time.
* Print credit issued by YM Photography expires 30 days after gallery delivery and may only be used for the purchase of 10x13 prints and below. Products are not included.