Archiving: Our Policy
First, a quick caveat:
This is our Policy, not a Guarantee
With that out of the way, with a mutual understanding that bad things can happen to good data, you can be assured that to the best of our ability we archive all the work we produce.
In the days of film we saved negatives. When we made the transition to digital we saw no reason (or justification) for discarding images.
In the specific case of portraits, we also archive the additional images in addition to the selected images.
The images we produce for you are still yours – we don’t release them to outside parties or stock agencies.
However, it does now and then happen that months or years after a picture is taken, a need arises for a different size or crop. It does occasionally happen that a subject wants to review his or her options later, after the portrait sitting. It does sometimes happen that a client will accidentally delete, misplace, or overwrite a file.
For those reasons and others, we do our best to maintain copies of the images we produce for you.
We don’t charge extra for this service. We feel it’s a professional courtesy. We don’t have to reach into our archive every day, or even every week. But when we do it’s usually in response to a distress call, and the party on the other end of the phone or email is grateful and relieved when we can produce the missing or damaged resource.
This is one important advantage to having and maintaining a long term relationship with a vendor such as FayFoto Boston. We want the best for you and your marketing/communication efforts.