DO I OWN ALL THE IMAGES?

No. You don’t physical own the images. They exist as intellectual property with multiple possible tangible forms. As part of your portrait, you receive digital copies and own broad copyright usage rights to them. You are paying for the performance of a professional service plus the usage rights of the image(s) you receive. As the client, you receive prepped digital images which you can use in myriad ways. Every photograph delivered to a client as a final image from my studio receives necessary prep work. My professional reputation is protected by allowing only prepped and optimized photos to be released. I do not give out second-best, runners-up, or poor looking images that would damage my professional standing. To literally ‘own’ everything is called a ‘buy-out’, can cost $3,500 and up, and must be negotiated.