Photo Session Expectations

Copyright Information:

It is illegal to copy or reproduce these photographs elsewhere without Tammy Leyva's permission, and violators of this Federal Law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties. All photographers, both on website and Facebook, including all potential proofs and purchased prints, are copyrighted; reproduction of any image by any means, including copying, re-printing, screen captures, and other means of print reproduction are strictly prohibited and are a violation of copyright law. Additionally, it is ILLEGAL to post any photographers work on the Internet, blogs and social networking sites, without the express permission of the photographer. The only exception to this is if you have purchased the print release CD. As an artist, Tammy wishes to have complete control over the final look of her/his client's images, and scanned images damage her reputation as a photographer by distorting and devaluing the image quality. Thank you for respecting Tammys work and livelihood by choosing not to reproduce her/his images.

Exclusive Photography:

Please only bring the people that will be photographed to the session. Also, please do not bring your own camera, camcorder, or recording device to the session.

Before The Session:

Please have your children dressed and ready to go for their session. This includes hair combing and having their faces clean. Children are more likely to become grouchy if they are fussed with too much before the session.

Retainer Policy:

A non refundable retainer of $100 is due at the time of booking your session. This guarantees the time and date allotted for you. Should payment not be received in this time frame, Tammy Leyva reserves the right to offer the date and time to another client.

Travel Fee:

There is a travel fee of $.50 per mile for portrait sessions located 30 miles outside of Odessa/Midland area.

Online Gallery:

The images will be displayed in a password-protected online gallery. The online gallery will be available for 1 month. If you wish to order prints then ordering should be completed in that time frame. If you would like to re-publish your gallery, there is a $20 fee.

Final Prints:

Tammy Leyva will contact you to arrange a personal previewing and ordering session at a time and date convenient to you. Payment for all printed products are due when ordering. Once payment is received, orders are placed. Your final print order will be delivered approximately 2 to 3 weeks after your previewing session. Canvases and albums may take up to 3 to 4 weeks.

Portrait Care:

Handle your portraits with extreme care. Damage incurred as a result of improper handling, framing or hanging is the responsibility of the client.

Sales Are Final:

Due to the custom nature of each session, all sales final - proof books that are purchased are not returnable. To receive refund, Purple Elephant photography must have a 2-week notice from the schedule session.


All ordered images will be kept on file for one year after your initial order. All images that are not ordered will be kept on file for one week only. You are welcome to place a re-print order from the images you originally purchased.


Re-shoots are at the discretion of the photographer; and are not given for regretful personal choices such as hair and clothing choices.

Under The Weather:

If you or your child is feeling ill, please call to reschedule. Tammy Leyva understands that sometimes, this happens. If you must cancel, please try to do so at least 48 hours before your session.

Payment Options:

Purple Elephant Photography accepts cash and checks; VISA, Master Card and PayPal.

Personal Checks:

Checks returned by the bank, for any reason, will be charged a $35 service charge and
all orders will be cancelled if they are not paid in full within three days of notification.


Purple Elephant Photography reserves the right to use the negatives and/or reproductions for display, publication, or other purposes. Negatives and originals remain the property of Purple Elephant Photography.

Thank you so much for choosing Purple Elephant Photography for your portrait session. Let's have fun freezing time!!