Studio Policies


Session, Fees and Charges

A non-refundable Session Fee is due in order to secure the session date and time. GG Noir has the right to give the session date and time to another client if the session fee has not been received one week prior to the session.

The Session Fee includes up to 6 people in the session. Additional people will be an extra $25 per person unless specifically negotiated.

The client acknowledges that they have received, read and understood GG Noir price list.
Acknowledgement of this is confirmed via payment of the session fee.

In the event that the client needs to reschedule the date, GG Noir requires 24 hours notice.
The rescheduled session must be held within 6 months. In the event of changes to the studio price list, prints and product pricing and availability for sessions will apply as at the newly booked date.

GG Noir may reschedule the session if weather conditions will hinder the shoot (such as heavy rain). All attempts will be made to avoid this, however sometimes it is in the client’s best interest to postpone to another date with better conditions.

GG Noir will schedule an in-home ordering session or will provide an online gallery of proofs within 2 weeks of the session date unless otherwise notified. Orders are to be placed at the viewing session or online within 7 days. The gallery automatically deactivates on the 7th day.

The gallery can be reactivated for free for one additional 7-day timeframe. Any further reactivations will charged a Reactivation Fee of $50 per 7 day times lot, payable prior to reactivating the gallery.

Additional editing & Photoshop Work: Images shown in the client gallery include basic retouching (removal of blemishes, skin smoothing, reduction of dark lines under eyes). Further custom or client directed retouching is an additional $20 per image

Due to gallery limits and cost of storage, where an order has not been received and paid for within 30 days of first gallery expiry date, the images will be deleted.

All orders must be confirmed in writing and accompanied by full payment before any order will be placed. Payment plans are available with administrative fees being applied.

Use of Images and Copyright

GG Noir owns the Copyright in all photographs. The client gives permission to

GG Noir to use any image of the session for industry competitions and as required subsequent usage and for reasonable general promotional advertising for GG Noir Studios. The usage for any other purpose (such as use on social media sites) can be negotiated and noted on the Portrait Release form.

As GG Noir owns the Copyright, it is illegal to copy, cause to be copied or allow anyone else to copy, photocopy, laser copy or computer scan any images. If clients purchase digital negatives, clients are granted authorization to obtain unlimited reprints for personal use only. The photographs provided may not be sold, edited, altered (other then resizing for print) or used for any commercial purpose under any circumstances, without written permission.

Watermarked low resolution images may be provided on social media sites and GG Noir websites. The client is welcome to tag themselves and share these images; however altering the image in any way, including cropping out the GG Noir watermark is a direct breach of Copyright.

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