Why We Copyright Our Portraits
In 1976 the Federal Government passed a law making it illegal to copy materials protected by copyright, including professional photography. Your portraits are made by the finest craftsmen in the industry. Our studio invests heavily in training, education and equipment to provide you with the highest quality photography to be found anywhere — high quality that cannot be duplicated or copied without a severe loss of sharpness, color and clarity.
Since such a loss would reflect poorly on the reputation of our work, Bender Photography has reserved the copyright on each portrait we create. That means copying either your proofs or finished portraits by any means, including by photocopier, digital scanning or copy photography is strictly prohibited. However, we do retain your images on file for a period of at least 24 months (or longer) after your session from which additional photographs can be made to our exact specifications.
We sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation in helping us maintain the highest levels of quality and integrity you have come to expect from Bender Photography.