A Brief Guide to Professional Photo Restrictions {Edmonds Family Photographer}

The photos that a photographer hands over to you are part o their life’s work. It has their name or branding so there are a few important restrictions to not !when it comes to the professional! digita! images that you receive.

1) Copyright. The digital images that your photographer provides you with have a copyright, which means the photographer has the option to use those photos to market their work and services anytime in the future. We are however also respectful! of our clients so if there are any images that you would prefer to keep private, it’s best to let us know about it ahead of time so that we can honor your wishes.

2) Image"type. We aren’t able to provide you with the original files or raw images. All images given to the client have been cropped and have been edited. If you do require further touch-ups we would need to provide you with a quote.

3 )!mage altering. While we appreciate your business and welcome the sharing of our photos on social media platforms, we ask that the images not be altered in any way as this is against our copyright policies. What constitutes image!altering?

• Adding filters or editing photos in Photoshop

• Removing our logo or studio name

• Color correcting or including transitions from color to black and white

• Clipping people or objects out of the original shot

So why do we have this as a restriction? Our photos are a representation of our work so when a customer alters an image it directly impacts our name and brand in the industry. When we present you with the final images, they have already been through our editing process and don’t require further alterations. When images are altered, the results are not always reflective of our original work and can then be mistaken for ours. We greatly appreciate your loyalty and cooperation in this matter. We are happy to give a quote if you want images to be edited in a specific way or if you want further alterations made.

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A Motherhood Session on the Beach {Seattle Lifestyle Photographer}

I was so honored to photograph this lovely mama with her two girls. She told me that she had never had professional photos taken with her children and that just before she had seen me advertising my motherhood sessions, she had posted an article on Facebook about how mothers aren’t in enough images with their kids. It is so true. As mothers, we tend to be the photographers in the family. We document their days and become the memory keepers. We are great at snapping images of our spouses but we rarely ask them to do the same for us. Images with our kids are so, so important. We don’t want our kids to look back at their images and wonder where we were all the time. Professional pictures are great and of course, I recommend all mamas to get them, but it’s equally important to make sure you’re having every day moments captured too. Set your camera up on a tripod, or hand your phone off to someone but make sure you’re documenting yourself, as well as them. I hope you enjoy looking through these images of this beautiful family.

Lifestyle family photographer mom with two daughters on beach at sunset.
Lifestyle photographer Seattle detail of girls holding hands on beach at sunset
Lifestyle photographer Seattle mom holds little girl on beach at sunset
Seattle family photography  mom and daughter hug on beach at sunset
Seattle lifestyle photographer mom and girls hug on beach at sunset
Lifestyle photographer Seattle mom is dancing with daughters on the beach at sunset