Photo and video policies

It is understood that any and all proofs, sample prints, digital photography/videography media and negatives remain the property of Gatlinburg Photo. All photographs created by the photographer are copyright protected. It is a violation of federal copyright law to copy, scan, or allow photographs the photographer has created to be re-printed, duplicated, digitally reproduced, copied, scanned or altered (dig

tially, or otherwise) without the photographer's express, written permission.

The client agrees to purchase wedding photography prints directly from the photographer unless in possession of the digital negatives which may be purchased seperately. The negatives/digital files are our sole property, unless purchased by the client.

YOUR IMAGES ARE ONLY KEPT FOR A MAXIMUM OF SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN SENT TO YOU VIA EMAIL OR PHOTO CD

After copyrights have been purchased, we are not longer responsible for archiving your imagery. 

Our guests should also be made aware that we do not allow outside photography vendors at our locations. Guests, however, may take photos during the reception.  This process is in place in order to maintain a high quality end-product for our couples and business image. The sanctity and ambiance of your ceremony is very important to us. This policy eliminates excessive noisy camera clicks, winding camera noises and prevents guests leaving their seats for photography during your wedding ceremony. We only ask that our guests be considerate and not interrupt the professional photography services that our brides and grooms have paid us to perform.  Imagine 12-20 of your family members standing alongside your professional photographer saying: "Wait a minute!  Can you do that again, I missed it!"  Not only is this frustrating for every bride and groom, but is very interrupting to the thought process of your photographer.  Your photographer has a short period of time to capture the amazing photos that our couples expect.  This day is happening one time. 

It goes like this and is best said in a quote from our lead photographer, Casie Raines, who has been photographing events for over 18 years now:

"We made the decision a long time ago to provide the best services and make the necessary sacrifices for the benefit of our clients instead of apologizing for poor quality over and over again."
Providing our couples and their families the highest quality photography and wedding services is our company vision, that is reflected in our mission statement.

Providing our couples and their families the highest quality photography and wedding services is our company vision, as reflected in our mission statement.

ALL WEDDING/PHOTO SALES ARE FINAL, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER SALE IS COMPLETED.  ALL PRICING QUOTES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BEFORE THE INITIAL SALE.  OF COURSE THIS IS DUE TO THE FACT THAT PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO INFLATION AND INCREASED PRODUCT COST WITHOUT NOTICE.  THIS POLICY IS BY NO MEANS MEANT TO SCARE YOU.  IT IS SIMPLY TO PROTECT US–THE PHOTOGRAPHERS–OF PRICING CHANGES BY OUR VENDORS AND MANUFACTURERS.