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BEAR FLAG

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Bear Flag Photography is a boutique style photography business based in Laguna Beach, CA, and is ran by photographer, Jeannie Hersh 

One day my best friend and photographer of twenty years asked me to be her second shooter at a wedding she was hired for. I had been her photo subject for the length of our friendship.  So I knew how to be in front of the camera and had been her posing & styling assistant for many years.  I had never really thought of being behind the camera.  After spending the day following my brilliant photographer friend and the bride & groom, capturing their story… I fell in love with it.  It was so exciting knowing that the photographs that we took were going to be cherished by this couple forever.  Not to mention the generations after them that would also treasure these images.  Since then, I started my own photography business with my amazing husband who has become my partner and talented second shooter.  The rest as they say is history.  I think this knowledge and experience is what sets my approach apart from other photographers. 

How did you become a photographer? 

After spending the day following my brilliant photographer friend and the bride & groom, capturing their story all day… I fell in love with it. It was so exciting knowing that the photographs we took were going to be cherished by this couple forever. Not to mention the generations after them that would also treasure these images. Since then I started my own photography company with my amazing husband who has become my partner and talented second photographer. The rest as they say is history. I think this knowledge and experience is what sets my approach apart from other photographers. 

 WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

I am most inspired by my client’s personal stories!  Bottom line, I want to see beautiful photographs hanging on my clients walls and then passed down from generation to generation for their legacy to live on. I have wedding photographs and portraits of my parents, grandparents and great-grandparents that I will treasure for all of my days and pass on to my child.  I want to help tell my clients stories too. 

One day my best friend and photographer of twenty years asked me to be her second shooter at a wedding she was hired for. I had been her photo subject for the length of our friendship so I knew how to be in front of the camera and had been her posing & styling assistant for many years and had never really thought of being behind the camera.

BRIDES SAY YOU ARE REALLY EASY TO WORK WITH, DO YOU HAVE A SECRET?

I don’t think I have a secret.  I love working with my couples, in fact I see myself as a good friend to the bride on her wedding day.  A bride has a lot on her plate during her wedding day so I try to do the absolute best for her – just as I would for a good friend.  Whether it is capturing her from her most flattering angle, or making sure every important shot is covered.

WHAT IS YOUR BOOKING PROCESS FOR WEDDINGS?

After speaking with the bride and groom, going over their wedding details, I require a signed agreement and a 30% retainer to reserve their date.  No date is reserved unless both of these have been received. Next, we go over engagement shoot dates and locations.   I also give the bride and groom some information on how to make their engagement shoot successful.

HOW SOON BEFORE OUR WEDDING DATE SHOULD WE BOOK YOU? 

Usually eight months to a year in advance is a safe bet.   However, certain dates/months are very popular.   So, if you want to be sure you get your date, I would suggest booking immediately after you get engaged or after you secure your venue.  Any changes to your schedule on your wedding day can be made later.   For example, if you need an additional hour of coverage, that can be added on later.

HOW MANY HOURS OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY COVERAGE DOES THE AVERAGE COUPLE BOOK?

8 to 9 hours of coverage is typically what a couple books. That is usually the perfect amount of time to photograph: the bride getting ready, detail shots of the rings, personal items, the ceremony, family shots,  wedding party shots, the grand entrance, first dance, and other dances, toasts, cake-cutting and any other traditional customs.   Many times I customize packages for couples – so please let me know if you have any special requirements.  I can put something together for you.

WE LOVE THE STYLE OF YOUR WEDDING AND ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS.  DO YOU EDIT THEM AND TOUCH THEM UP FOR US?

Thank you! Yes, I color correct and edit all of your photos.   Some will be edited more than others.  Based on your style, I create post-processing treatments for each photo.  Some examples of post-processing treatments would be: changing photos into black and white, de-saturating the colours to give them more of a vintage look, and so forth.  Body shaping, slimming, skin softening and wrinkle removal is not included.  If you are interested in any of these extras, please inquire about the extra charge.

DO WE GET A DISC OF IMAGES? CAN WE PRINT THEM ANYWHERE? 

Yes, most wedding and portrait packages include your digital images. You can print any and all of the photos.  Please note, we cannot guarantee the quality of the printer you choose!  For the best printing results, we suggest ordering through us.  We use a professional print lab where the results are museum quality on archival paper.  Yes, that means much higher quality and longer lasting images than Costco.

ARE THE DIGITAL PHOTOS HIGH-RESOLUTION?

Yes.  Your collection includes the digital images, that are all high-resolution.  This means they are of the highest quality for printing sharp, crisp photos.  This is important, because low or medium resolution images are of poor quality and you will have fuzzy looking photos when printed – especially if you are printing something larger than a 4x6!

WILL YOU PUT OUR PHOTOS ON YOUR WEBSITE?

Yes.  I usually put some photos from every photo shoot on my website.  I am flexible with each client’s needs.  Feel free to let me know your thoughts and we can work something out.

WILL YOU BE PERSONALLY SHOOTING MY WEDDING?  DO YOU BRING A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?

Yes.  I will be photographing all of the creative moments of your wedding.   I am always accompanied by my amazing husband and experienced photographer Edward.  When needed we bring an assistant for our lighting, equipment and additional needs. 

DO YOU BRING BACK-UP EQUIPMENT?

Yes, definitely! We carry extra camera bodies, lenses, and flashes.

DO YOU HAVE LIABILITY INSURANCE?

Yes!

DO YOU BOOK MORE THAN ONE WEDDING PER DAY? 

No.  Occasionally, couples book a couple of extra hours of coverage at the last minute.   Once you have booked your date, we keep the entire day available for you!

WILL YOU TRAVEL?

Yes.  We love to travel!  Depending on the distance, there may be a travel cost involved. Please inquire for more information.  For Southern California weddings there is no travel fees. 

CAN WE PAY IN INSTALLMENTS?   

Couples usually pay in 2 installments.   The first installment is 30% to reserve your date.  The remainder is paid within 30 days of the wedding or on the wedding day.  If you would like to make all of your payment prior to the wedding day we can arrange that.  It’s true, weddings are crazy expensive and in many cases it’s about finding ways to save money.  But, I will tell you that after your wedding day is over you are left with two things: your new spouse and your wedding photographs. You will be happy that you picked a good one in both categories.  Do you know when your entire family and friends will be gathered in one place again? In my opinion, photography is not one of the areas you should leave up to chance.   It really is an investment for future generations to look back on and enjoy.

WHAT IS A BRIDAL SESSION? 

I’ve started to include a Bridal Session into most of our Wedding Collections. What is it? Simply put, it’s a portrait session for the Bride (a gift from – yours truly) where the bride does a portrait session in her full wedding day attire (hair, makeup, jewelry, veil, bouquet, and of course, the dress). The bridal session can be before or after your wedding day.  Though pictures from this session can be used for many things during your wedding planning process. For instance, a large portrait from the session can be displayed at the reception, smaller prints can be given to the bridal party. In some cases, a large photo is given as a gift to the Mother and Father of the Bride after the wedding or smaller pictures can be incorporated into the table place settings.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE UNTIL WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS? 

For weddings the post processing of your photos will take approximately 3-5 weeks.
For portraits the post processing time is less, please inquire for approximate times.

My goal is not to rush through your photos, but instead to take the time and care each photo deserves to be edited beautifully. However, I will put a teaser blog post online very soon after your wedding so you can glimpse a sneak peek while the rest of your photos are being edited!

WHO DETERMINES WHICH PHOTOS GO INTO THE HEIRLOOM WEDDING ALBUMS?

The couple chooses which photos will be included in their Heirloom Wedding Album. Once, you view your images in your online gallery, or on your usb drive, we request that you email us the filenames of the photos you would like included. Albums begin with 30 pages and have 40-50 images per album.  Upgraded albums with additional pages are available.  Please select the number of photos according to the number of pages in your book:

30 page book > 40-50 images
40 page book > 55-65 images
50 page book > 60-75 images
60 page book > 85-95 images
70 page book > 95-110 images
80 page book > 110 – 120 images
90 page book > 125 – 140 images
100 page book > 140 – 155 images

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH FAMILIES, BABIES AND HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS?

Yes, yes and yes! I usually photograph these in the comfort of the client’s home or at an interesting location of their choice.

HOW ABOUT MATERNITY AND BOUDOIR PHOTOS?

Yes, I usually photograph maternity photos in the comfort of your own home. And Boudoir photos are usually done in a luxury hotel suite.

IF I CHOOSE A PORTRAITURE (family/kids, senior, glamour, generation) PACKAGE WHERE I GET TO SELECT A CERTAIN NUMBER OF PHOTOS, DOES CHOOSING THE PHOTO IN BLACK-AND-WHITE AUTOMATICALLY MEAN I WILL RECEIVE THE PHOTO IN COLOR ALSO?

No, each image you select is counted as one image. The reason being is, each image is post processed for color, exposure, toning, and artistic styling individually. Similarly, if you select an image with artistic text embedded in it, it also counts as a separate individual image choice. I like to give my clients choices because everyone has a different vision of how they will display their photos.

DO YOU DONATE TO CHARITIES? 

Yes!  We are the a "OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS" of the LAGUNA BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE! Through working with LBCC we have become volunteers for many local events in our beautiful town including GRAPES FOR GRADS!  We have proudly covered events for SHARE OUR STRENGTH on the NO KID HUNGRY campaign.  We are a proud supporter of our most unique local radio station KX93.5 a non-profit Human Crafted Radio station. 

CAN WE HEAR WHAT PAST CLIENTS HAVE SAID ABOUT YOU? 

Yes, of course.  I have a testimonial page where you can read about what my amazing clients have said.

Jeannie

with love, 

QUESTIONS ANSWERED

PRIVACY POLICY


Bear Flag Photography, LLC, doing business as “Bear Flag Studio”, “we” or “us”) is sensitive to concerns that personal information collected from its customers (“you” or “your”) be handled respectfully and appropriately. This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) discloses the privacy practices for Bear Flag Photography and applies solely to information collected by the web site www.emilylondonportraits.com including any related domains and subdomains (the “Site”). This Policy is intended to notify you of the following:

What personally identifiable information Bear Flag Photography collects from you through the Site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
What Information Is Collected?

Internet Traffic Data 

Internet traffic data includes but is not limited to internet service provider information, collection of IP addresses, entry and exit pages, various operating systems and other such information. We collect no personally identifying information through this process, and it is used to help analyze user traffic with respect to various services available through Bear Flag Photography to allow for a more customized and enjoyable user experience.

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Personal Information

Bear Flag Photography must collect some information from you (“Identifier Information”) to allow you to use and access services, products and materials. Identifier Information is only collected by your personally providing such information to Bear Flag Photography via e-mail, by phone, or otherwise through Bear Flag Photography website pursuant to making a purchase or requesting service.

Testimonials

Bear Flag Photography may display personal testimonials of yours from time to time received via email or as otherwise received from you by Bear Flag Photography. By accepting the Terms of Use, which incorporate this Privacy Policy that you may access here, you give Bear Flag Photography specific consent to use such personal testimonial. If you would like Bear Flag Photography to remove your testimonial or customer review at any time, please simply contact us at info@bearflagphotography.com, and we will promptly do so.

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We are the sole owners of the information collected on the Site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell, rent or otherwise share this information with any other individual or business entity, except as reasonably necessary to provide products, materials, or services to you.

We will use your information to respond to you, and will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us or request that we discontinue sending of email and other communications at any time at any time by contacting us at info@bearflagphotography.com.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the Site, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us by secure servers. We have included common indications of such secured features when appropriate such as a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

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Orders

We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (such as your name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.

Third Parties

Please be aware that some of our business partners may use cookies or other methods of tracking and targeting use on our site (advertisers, for example). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies and this Privacy Policy does not extend to such third parties. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other Site. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects Identifier Information.

Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore whether or not to disclose information sought by such surveys or contests. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Updates

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

If have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us via email at info@bearflagphotography.com 

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TERMS OF USE

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Please read these Terms of Use (“Terms”) carefully. The following is a legal agreement between you (“user”) and Bear Flag Photography (defined below), which governs your use of Products (defined below) obtained by purchase through this website at bearflagphotography.com, or any related domains or subdomains (the “Site”). In these Terms, use of the words “you”, and “your” refer to each individual user who may interact with this site, and “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Bear Flag Photography, LLC, doing business as Bear Flag Photography.

“Products” referred to by these Terms include but are not limited to: contract forms, templates, communications, workshops, and any other documents provided for paid purchase or for which you supply personal information in exchange, including free downloaded material or other information available through the Site, obtained from Bear Flag Photography. All such Products are the intellectual property of and are owned by Bear Flag Photography.

By purchasing any Product, you agree to be bound by these Terms, without any other conditions or declarations. If at any time you do not agree with these Terms or find them otherwise unacceptable, please discontinue use of Bear Flag Photography’ Products immediately.

Understand that by using the Site, any Products, services or applications for which you tender payment or otherwise obtain through the Site, you warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and are otherwise legally able to enter into a valid contract.

WHAT WE DO

Bear Flag Photography is a resource through which you may obtain portrait photography services, business mentoring, and downloadable templates for photographers. 

 PRIVACY POLICY

Bear Flag Photography permits you to control management of your personal information and invites you to read the complete statement of its current Privacy Policy available here: http://www.bearflagphotography.com/privacy-policy which is incorporated herein by reference.

Bear Flag Photography will only collect and otherwise access information you voluntarily provide via email or through other direct contact initiated by you. Bear Flag Photography will not sell or otherwise distribute this information any other individual or entity, except its duly authorized agents, contractors, and other third parties that assist it in its business operations. Bear Flag Photography is the sole manager of such information collected on the Site. Bear Flag Photography will use such information to respond to you as necessary. You grant Bear Flag Photography a worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, publish and translate this personal information solely as necessary to fulfill your request(s) or to enable your use of a particular Product or service, such as for shipping of Products.

AFFILIATE LINKS

Links on the Site may be affiliate links controlled by parties other than Bear Flag Photography to help support the maintenance of the Site. Bear Flag Photography does not assume responsibility for or endorse any contents, products, services or use of any of these affiliate Site and makes no guarantees as to the quality or content of the same. You acknowledge that you bear all associated risks regarding access to and use of affiliate links and release Bear Flag Photography from any loss or damage incurred from dealing with such affiliate.

STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

Stock photography may be used on the Site – all images are being used under license through the company providing the stock images.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LICENSE

Bear Flag Photography owns all intellectual property rights in (a) all text, logo, images, headers, trademarks, service marks, design elements, and all other protected elements on the Site (except those licensed from others); (b) any Products and portions therefore; (c) all things otherwise provided to you as a part of Bear Flag Photography’ services, and; (d) any other intellectual property rights afforded to Bear Flag Photography, either through state or federal registration or as otherwise available at common law (“Intellectual Property”). Except as stated below, Bear Flag Photography does not grant you any rights to any Intellectual Property contained within the Products or as may be available to you generally through the Site.

You agree not to make unauthorized use of or otherwise infringe upon Bear Flag Photography’ Intellectual Property in anyway, and understand that it is your responsibility to ensure you refrain from doing so. Bear Flag Photography will take whatever legal action is necessary to protect its Intellectual Property in the event of such infringement and asks that you carefully manage your use of the Products, and any other downloaded materials or services to ensure compliance with these Terms.

So long as you comply with this Terms of Use, Bear Flag Photography grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to download, view, copy and print the Digital Template Products you purchase solely for your personal use with respect to your photography clients or similar business use, and which is not to include any reproduction, copying, or any other use of the Products or free downloadable material for resale or distribution (“Permitted Use”), provided that you:

(1) abide by all copyright protections afforded to the Products, both as formally registered with the U.S. Copyright Office and as otherwise provided by law;

(2) abide by all trademark protections afforded to the Products, both as formally registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a state trademark authority, or as otherwise provided by common law;

(3) do not use the Products or otherwise offer them on any other website, through a networked computer environment, or otherwise offer them for distribution or sale or in any manner inconsistent with Permitted Use as provided by these Terms; and

(4) do not modify the Products in any way beyond edits and completions necessary to complete template forms and other Products consistent with Permitted Use provided by these Terms. Such permission to modify Products consistent with Permitted Use in no way expands the limited license provided herein, nor does grant you intellectual property ownership in, or provide a general right to modification of, the Products..

Please remember that it is your responsibility to download the Product immediately and securely back up all purchases. Bear Flag Photography is not liable for any loss or damage to Products that occur after download or any customer’s inadvertent or mistaken download of a Product or free download such customer did not intend to purchase or download, and Bear Flag Photography will not reimburse you for such downloads. Bear Flag Photography will, one time, at your request, send a 24 hour access link to purchased products if you request a new download link after a prior purchase, having otherwise misplaced the download link originally supplied by Bear Flag Photography.

 CONTACT

By using the Site and entering personal information, you give Bear Flag Photography permission to contact you via email, telephone, and by any other method for which you include contact information to provide you with information regarding specials, new Products and services or changes to the terms of the privacy policy. Should you prefer not to be contacted by e-mail, please let Bear Flag Photography know by emailing us at info@BearFlagPhotography.com and we will kindly refrain from doing so.

RETURN/REFUND POLICY

You acknowledge that all Products and materials are non-refundable and not returnable, under any circumstances. All sales are final. 

NO WARRANTIES

PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”. BEAR FLAG PHOTOGRAPHY OFFERS NO WARRANTY, EXPLICIT OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY FORMS OR TEMPLATES, THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION, OR ANY RIGHTS OR LICENSES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION

EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, EMILY LONDON PORTRAITS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY GENERAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR LOST PROFITS OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, COSTS OR LOSSES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, MATERIALS OR PRODUCTS, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES AND RELATED EXPENSES OF LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION. EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED AS LAW, TO THE EXTENT THERE IS LIABILITY FOUND AS TO BEAR FLAG PHOTOGRAPHY, SUCH RECOVERY IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR MATERIALS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.

GOVERNING LAW; VENUE

These Terms shall be construed in accordance with, and governed in all respects by, the laws of the state of Utah. Any dispute between the parties concerning this Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and/or federal courts for the city of Santa Ana, CA. Bear Flag Photography reserves the right to change or modify these Terms at any time without notice to You. Again, it is your responsibility to review these Terms prior to use and periodically throughout your use of Bear Flag Photography’ Products, Materials and services.

Any questions regarding the above Terms may be directed to:

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