Real Estate Photography - Terms and Conditions

A full set of photos to display a property in its best light. Number of photos delivered depends upon the package and options Client elects prior to the commencement of work, typically 25, 35 or 50. Photos are provided via digital link within 24-48 hours, and are delivered in both web and print resolutions.

Requests for photography appointments should be submitted via text at 412-580-2424, or via our online scheduling system, with as much detail as possible. We will reply back within 24 hours to verify the date, time and location of the shoot. Next day orders are difficult to schedule, cannot be guaranteed and are subject to an additional charge. Once both parties have acknowledged the date and time of the appointment, the appointment will be considered “booked”. 

Travel within 35 minutes (one way) from 15143 is include.  Travel from 35-55 minutes (one way) from 15143 will be at a +$25 surcharge.  Additional travel is by quote only.

Please note travel time is often sensitive to the day of the week and time of day (it is generally best to avoid rush hour traffic).

The Client is responsible for the presence of an authorized representative at the shoot to approve the Photographer’s interpretation of the project. If a Client or Brokerage representative is not present, the Photographer’s interpretation shall be deemed acceptable. The photographer will make a reasonable effort to remove minor stray objects, etc. from the rooms; however please note that this does not include things like making beds, cleaning, or arranging furniture. Photographer is NOT responsible for property staging.  

Agents are expected to have the property staging and cleaning completed prior to the photo shoot. All properties will be shot “As Is.” Your input is important when choosing the best rooms and angles to photograph. Absent of your input, the photographer will use his/her best judgment and experience to decide how best to photograph the property. 

Once the images have been made, the photographer will perform digital retouching and deliver to you within 24-48 hours. Delivery is via digtal link sent to the email address(es) you supply. All images will be delivered in both Web resolution and Print resolution. 

Full motion and Animoto videos are typically delivered in 24-48 hours but sometimes may take an extra day.  Floor plans are typically 2-3 business/week days for delivery.  Hand drawn renderings are typically one week for delivery.

If cancellation or re-scheduling is necessary, please do so with a minimum of 24 hours notice. 

  • Any shoot cancelled within 24 hours of a booked appointment is subject to a Cancellation Fee equal to 50% of rate for all scheduled services. 
  • Arriving late beyond 30 minutes to an appointment will be considered a cancellation, and will be billed at the full rate of the shoot. 

Every effort will be made to accommodate a re-scheduling. In the event of inclement weather preventing photography, a new date will be scheduled at the earliest available time. 

All images produced for an Agent or Broker [Client] may be used by the Client for any and all marketing materials and campaigns associated with the property and for the Client’s self promotion. The photos may also be used by the Client’s parent company for the sole purpose of marketing the specific property photographed. Ownership of the images remains with the Photographer, and license is granted only to the Client and Client’s parent company, and not to any third party. Any usage of the images by a third party, including but not limited to, architects, builders, stagers, designers, sellers or buyers, is strictly prohibited unless approved in writing by the photographer. 

Payment is due at time of shoot, and prior to delivery of digital deliverables (photos, videos etc).  Peter Theis Photography reserves the right to withhold delivery until payment has been made.  As a result, delayed payment may delay access to photos and/or videos.

We accept Paypal, check, and most major credit cards.

A additional $5 fee will be added to all Paypal and Credit Card payments made after the time of the shoot, in order to cover Paypal fees. 

These Terms of Service will remain in effect for all future engagements between Client and Peter Theis Photography, or until Terms or Service are edited or amended by Peter Theis Photography. Any modifications of this Contract must be in writing and signed by both parties.