Provided that the photos are clear, I can capture a good likeness. If need be, I will contact you to clarify anything that I am unsure of. Photos can be emailed to me here at The House Of Genista or sent in the post. Emailed photos need to be of a high enough resolution for me to print a clear close up to work from. Photos sent in the post will be treated with care and returned to you in the condition you sent them, along with the finished portrait.
The Approval Process
Portraits will usually take 2 - 3 weeks to complete, maybe a little longer if I am in the midst of completing several other portraits when you commission yours. The lead up to Christmas will normally be a particularly busy time so please try to give me as much notice as possible to avoid disappointment. If you have a particular date in mind then let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your needs. Remember to always allow a few extra days if you are posting photos, arrange payment, approve the portrait and send it out.
Framing Your Portrait
I will however be offering a framing service in the very near future should you require it, so please do ask if you are interested.
When you have paid for the portrait and taken ownership of it, the copyright transfers from me to you - commissioned portraits only. This means that I cannot reproduce the portrait for profit. For instance, I would not be allowed to produce and sell prints of your portrait. I can however, use the image for marketing purposes such as including it on a brochure or posting it on this website or my blogs.
In terms of photographs or images supplied to The House Of Genista "Genista Pawtraits", it is the customers' responsibility to make sure these images are either copyright free or that the customer has had permission to use and supply the images to The House Of Genista. In simple terms it is the responsibility of you the customer to ensure that no photographs supplied to The House Of Genista are in breach of copyright laws. If you have taken these photographs yourself, that is fine. The House Of Genista warrants that the customer either owns or has obtained copyright(s) or copyright permission to use any image which is supplied to The House Of Genista for use and the customer agrees to assume full legal and financial responsibility for any copyright suit or action which may take place regarding materials supplied by the customer.
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