RETAINERS - SESSION FEES
All portrait, beauty, lifestyle, headshot and portfolio sessions require a 50% retainer to book and hold session appointment.
Elopements/Wedding Coverage requires a 30% non-refundable retainer and a signed contract to hold day/time. The remaining balance must be paid in full 14 days prior to your wedding date.
Any session that has been custom quoted to meet your specific needs is good for 30 days.
All services and sales are subject to 6.25% sales tax. Lisa Mita Photography accepts cash, paypal or credit card. Absolutely no checks will be accepted.
RESCHEDULING & CANCELLATIONS
SESSIONS- In the unfortunate event of an illness, injury or other unforeseeable events I do allow one reschedule without penalty. However if you reschedule for the second time, the retainer is absorbed and you will need to start the booking process over. If you decide to cancel your session entirely without reschedule, your retainer is absorbed. Any additional payment you have made toward your session is 50% refundable. Refunds take 6-8 weeks to process and issue.
There are no refunds for prints however if a print is unsatisfactory, you may request a reprint or exchange for another image printed in it's place.
WEDDINGS- In the unfortunate event that your wedding day is canceled, your retainer is absorbed by Lisa Mita Photography and any payment you have made toward your wedding coverage is 100% refundable.
Lifestyle and weddings are given online viewing/proofing/downloadable galleries and do not require an ordering session unless requested by the client.
Beauty galleries are active for 10 days during your ordering period
Lifestyle galleries will remain up and active for 30 days
Elopement galleries will remain up and active for 6 months
Wedding galleries will remain up and active for 1 year
COPYRIGHT and PRINT RELEASE
All images remain copyrighted by the artist, Lisa Mita. A copyrighted image can not be edited or resold under any circumstance. Doing so is a violation of Federal Copyright Law. All images may be used in promotions for the artist and Lisa Mita Photography. They may be submitted to blogs, magazines and contests. They may be used on the artists social media accounts, portfolio and website. The artist will respect a clients privacy if requested that the images not be shown.
If you've been given a print release, this simply means you are permitted to reproduce the image for personal use only.
Lisa Mita Photography is based out of East Hanover, NJ and serves the greater New Jersey area. Travel fees are required for any session outside 30 miles. Any sessions taking place 30 miles outside of zip code 07936 is subject to a $1.50/mile (round trip) travel fee.Destination weddings/elopements in desirable locations may be available at a discounted rate - flight and accommodations will be required however.
Do you shoot natural light or studio?
I prefer natural light 100%, however I am professionally trained and have full working knowledge of studio lighting. There are times when I can/do use artificial studio lights as a stand alone light source or in addition to the natural ambient light available.
How long before I receive my edited images?
This all depends on the type of session we did together. Obviously a portrait or a lifestyle session turn around time is much shorter than a wedding but the general wait time is 2-4 weeks.
Will you give me my unedited images at a lower cost?
No. Under no circumstances will I give any client unedited images. I consider this to be unfinished art and this is against my artistic integrity.
What kind of gear do you have?
I use professional Canon gear when I shoot digital
Will you travel?
My bags are already packed!
Have anymore questions?? I'd love to hear from you - CONTACT ME!