Work Agreement


At Coastal Home Photography we are committed to top quality and friendly customer service. Our policies have been created to protect and support a professional and respectful working environment. By working with us, you agree to follow our guidelines, policies, and best practices. Policies may be further updated without notice.

Please call our office for questions or comments.

PRICING & SERVICES

We price our work by “zone”, with distance and

milage starting from downtown Sarasota.

All photography and cinematography comes with a free online hosted virtual tour. The tour allows you to change music, image order, hide and show images. Since it is hosted online, you are also able to download your photos at any time in multiple size formats. 

*All quoted email prices are not to be considered final and are subject to change without further notice.  Lower price points are for realtors only. Terms and Conditions apply, please contact our office for details.

Day Ground Photography

25-30 photos of on-site, basic interior and exterior ground photography. Vignettes or feature closeups are not included in this package price. Additional property angles, featured closeups, and photo manipulation can be purchased separately; please contact our office. Complimentary on-site amenities are taken or added when possible at no extra charge based on our stock photography availability. Amenities are strictly complimentary and are not considered part of this paid package; amenities may not always be available. Terms and conditions may apply.

Aerial Photography

Can be added on to any existing package.

4-6 exterior aerial photos of the property showcasing surrounding landscape features. Photos will be delivered with circled, and non circled photos of the main property building.

Twilight Ground Photography

25-30 On site, basic interior and exterior ground photography. Vignettes or featured closeups are not included in this package price.  Additional property angles, featured closeups, and photo manipulation can be purchased separately; please contact our office. Complimentary on-site amenities are taken or added when possible at no extra charge based on our stock photography availability. Amenities are strictly complimentary and are not considered part of this paid package; amenities may not always be available. Terms and conditions may apply.

Cinema Walkthrough

1-2 Minute video showcasing aerial and ground video footage to create a cinematic video presentation of your property.

Photo Manipulation

Photo editing beyond color correction and cropping will require a service fee. Please contact our office for current package rates. Photo Manipulation is limited to adjusting or changing portions of images. We are unable to create complicated scenery or patterns. Call our office for details on what we can do for your photos.

TURN AROUND TIME

Usually, by end of next business day

Day and Aerial:

1-2 business days*

Twilight:

2-3 business days

Cinema Walkthrough:

5-7 business days

*Typical day still photography shoot turn around time is by the end of the next business day after a shoot occurred; however, due to possible unexpected circumstances, we require up to 2 or more business days to fulfill final project delivery requirements. 

PROPERTY STAGING

PLEASE arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment!!

We do NOT stage properties. 

We are unable stage properties. Photos will be taken of the property, as is, upon our arrival. This is due to time scheduling, client requests, and liability. Photographers are only responsible to shoot photography on properties that are “shoot ready”. Because of liability reasons, photographers will not be required to help handle and position objects on site such as, furniture, small objects, vegetation.

Overtime 

Overtime fees will be charged if working over 1 working hour per appointment, if deemed necessary. Please prepare the property BEFORE we arrive so we may start as soon as the set appointment time. Please stage them in days advance.

“SHOOT READY” TIPS

Is your property “Shoot Ready”? 

Make sure, by following these guidelines:

  • All lights ON with working light bulbs
  • Still Photography: Fans OFF
  • Video: Fans ON
  • Open blinds/curtains.
  • Move Vehicles away from window viewing.
  • Turn on all water features and pool lights.
  • Hide surface clutter such as tissue boxes, counter items, trash cans, books, small every day objects.
  • Open/Close doors and cabinets as they should be. (To help avoid missing small rooms).
  • Stage all furniture, couch pillows, position rugs, make beds, arrange shelves, counter spaces, and stock bathrooms exactly how you would like them to be photographed BEFORE we arrive.
  • Prepare yard, removing natural debris and other clutter. 
  • Turn on outside lights. 

MEDIA USAGE RIGHTS

Usage Agreement

Ownership vs. Usage Rights

All media we produce is the sole property of Coastal Home Photography LLC. (CHP)

This means that when a real estate agent hires us to shoot photography, they are not purchasing the ownership rights for the photos themselves, but rather the usage rights to use the photos for that particular property MLS listing. All photography usage rights purchased by real estate agents are considered one time use, per each MLS listing for the duration of the life of the MLS listing. This helps to keep our prices low.

Media Rights

Rights per listing are non-transferable and non-tradable. Media delivered from CHP may not be sold, resold, traded, or exchanged in any way without first consent from CHP.

Additional Usage

If you would like to use the photos for another listing or agent, you or another agent will need to contact our office and purchase the rights to use those photos for the new property listing. All rights not expressly granted hereunder are reserved to the CHP, including but not limited to all rights in preliminary materials and all electronic rights. For purposes of this agreement, electronic rights are defined as rights in the digitized form of works that can be encoded, stored, and retrieved from such media as computer disks, CD-ROM, computer databases, and network servers.

Reservation of Rights

All rights not expressly granted hereunder are reserved to the CHP, including but not limited to all rights in preliminary materials and all electronic rights. For purposes of this agreement, electronic rights are defined as rights in the digitized form of works that can be encoded, stored, and retrieved from such media as computer disks, CD-ROM, computer databases, and network servers.

Credit

Credit in the name of Coastal Home Photography LLC. shall accompany the Work when it is reproduced. If the Work is used as a contribution to a magazine or for a book, credit shall be given unless specified to the contrary in the preceding sentence. Photos used in publications such as magazines (print/online) must be accompanied with the following photo credit:

“Photo(s) by www.chpteam.com”

Complimentary On-site Stock Amenity Photography

Only when possible, will on-site stock amenity photography be automatically added to your photography tour as a complimentary, free bonus. Stock photography does not count against your total photo amount delivered. Our stock amenity photography is not guaranteed, and may not always be available. Aerial photography is not considered stock photography. Complimentary, free, bonus amenity stock photography only counts toward on-site amenities. Amenities off-site from the original property appointment will require a service charge. Terms and conditions apply. Please contact our office for assistance.

Aerial Photography Usage Rights

When the Client purchases Aerial photography, they are purchasing the rights to use them for that one listing. Rights do not transfer to other listings, even if they are in close proximity to the original listing location, such as being in the same building.

Aerial photography is not considered stock photography. The free, and complimentary amenity stock photography that we provide from on site amenities are a bonus as part of our tour packages.

Aerial photography is generally not reused for secondary purposes. Each aerial session that is added on to ground photography sessions, are generally re-shot as new photography; this is due to the nature of updated environmental features. At Coastal Home Photography we strive to provide our customers with the most up to date documentary photographs that will reflect current environmental features.

If the Client would like to use Aerial photography again for another listing, the usage rights may be purchased upon request for usage on their new MLS listing. Terms and conditions apply. Please contact our office for assistance.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Scheduling

If you need to move or cancel your appointment, please email or call the office. Cancelation fees could be charged if the appointment is canceled same day as the shoot occurs. 

Schedule Reservations

You are allowed to reserve in advance one (1) appointment per listing, per appointment type.

Photographer Requests

We are unable to hold requests. The photographer schedule continuously changes based on new appointments set and driving distance.

Inclement Weather

We will confirm your appointment the day of the photoshoot around 9am. We will either approve or recommend to move the photoshoot to another day based on weather conditions. 

Appointment Cancelation

We can cancel appointments up until the day of the shoot upon request for no additional cost. However, if our photographer drives to the appointment and it is canceled on site, or while the photographer is in transit to the appointment, there will be a $25 cancelation fee to cover their travel expense.

On-site photography requests

Please provide the office with any special requests you may have regarding your property photography so we may meet your highest expectations.

Service Fees

We can color correct and crop photos for free up to ten (10) photos per listing, per appointment type (day, twilight, aerial). Work beyond this might require a service fee. Please call our office for details. Terms and conditions apply.

Payment

We only accept debit and all major credit cards. Call our office to set up your billing profile. We do not accept checks, cash, or other forms of payment.

Project Delivery

Work we do, will need to be paid in full, before project files can be released, unless given written consent by CHP.

Your referrals are greatly appreciated

We appreciate your business and the continued support of our company vision. 

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Updated: 3/23/2017