Privacy Policy

We really care about your privacy. Here are our policies in simplified, real-world talk.


When you book a session with us, both of us will sign a pretty involved contract. Why so long? Because it's educational and explanatory and we value educating clients. We have a whole section devoted to our use of your images and every clause within that section is opt-in. That means, you have to say yes to allow us to display your images on our site, or social media, or to submit a session for publication, or to use in trade use or for other business purposes. Why do we do this? Because we understand that there are safety concerns for some people and no family should miss out on excellent photography because the photographer refuses to work (or charges a privacy fee) without a signed model release for all uses. We think privacy fees are un-ethical, plain and simple. Also, model releases cover a variety of uses, so why be all-or-nothing about it?


The information we collect from you is always kept to a minimum. Name and email is critical, and sometimes we need an address if we're shipping you goods. Wedding information questionnaire contain a lot more personal story-telling information, but that's all optional, and it's for publication, which you would opt-in to in the contract. We keep all information secure through our client site, our secure website and our client management service, 17Hats. 

Payments made to us are kept on Square. Only Emily has administrative access to these platforms and devices from which she could access the information are encrypted and protected from intruders in various ways. In order to provide you with excellent service, your basic information like name and email may be spread between various service providers, but we keep that to a minimum however possible. 

Our Promises:

  • We will always value your privacy

  • We will never make reasonable privacy requests a cost or a prohibitive factor to receiving photography.

  • We will never sell your information or images.

  • We will never share your information or images without your permission - including to fellow vendors.

  • We will never put your information at risk by using sketchy businesses or unsecured devices or websites.

  • We will always notify you if your information has been subjected to a data breach from one of the systems that we rely on.

  • We will only share information with law enforcement if subpoenaed or presented with a warrant and we will notify you promptly unless explicitly prohibited.

  • We will permanently delete your data from all of our systems within 30 days of a formal request in writing.

  • If safety issues arise, you may revoke a previously signed model release clause by executing a new contract with us.

  • You can un-subscribe from emails - although we'd really love to have you keep up with us!