We generally will set up prior to your social hours and stay right up until dancing begins. We always have the DJ announce a last call for photography prior to tearing down. Stays beyond this time can be accommodated if requested in advance. For larger events we have stayed until we have accommodated all wanting our services. We will not close down if we have patrons still requesting portrait sessions.
We take cash, MasterCard, and Visa
Yes, a package choice and payment is required prior to being photographed. In some cases we have made special arrangements for parties to remit payment afterwards but this will be on a case by case basis. If payment is not received the images will not be available.
Yes, if you pay for a minimum event package ($25) fee you can take advantage of ordering after the event online. You can always choose to order more than the minimum and pay the difference online but the fee paid at the event is non-refundable.
No. We have looked into onsite printing and found the quality and longevity of the image to be poor. In addition, the logistics and staffing requirements would cause the cost of packages to increase. All our images are produced at a professional lab on photo archive papers.
Yes, our images are printed at our chosen professional lab, Millers professional imaging. They are not produced at Wal-Mart’s.
In most cases images will be posted on our website between 3-5 days after the event. They will be immediately available for ordering and all coupon codes will be active.
Yes! We do offer the option of purchasing the digital file with some of our print packages. The digital file comes with personal and web usage rights but can not be used for commercial purposes. At this time we do not offer image licensing for commercial use in marketing, mass media and web publications.
No, all images must be purchased from www.GatheringPixels.com, www.RyanRodneyPhoto.com, or contact the owner of copyright to the images; Ryan V. Rodney. Reproduction or scanning of images is a violation of federal copyright law and is subject to a fine of $250,000.00.
Copyright is the right of ownership granted to the creator of a work, which may include, art, photos, music, books, sculptures, and other creative outlets. The use of or reproduction of without the explicit permission of the creator is illegal.
Yes, we preview all the images taken immediately after they are taken. The images are displayed on a monitor for you to initially preview but all final images will be available for your viewing on on website when uploaded.
Yes, we allow limited retakes of three more images to make sure clients are satisfied with their pose or in cases of closed eyes, crooked ties, or other undesirable issues in the image.
Yes, if requested we take a minimum of 3 separate posed of each couple. You can choose from a single image package or multiple image packages. Single image packages allow for only one pose/image to be included in your order. Multiple image packages allow for multiple poses/images to be included in your order. You can purchase additional images packages or add on images of a different pose.
No, for medium to large units there is not charge. The only exception is for low volume events, less than 75, in these cases we may charge a small coverage fee if the minimum number of packages purchases are not meant. That amount is currently 40 packages.
We maintain a minimum purchase level to make sure our cost are covered for the event. Because we usually do not charge to be at your event.
Yes, we provide a Package Purchase Card. This card provides you a receipt for the amount paid, the package contents, and the website address to redeem your photos. We also can send you a receipt via email for both credit card and cash purchases if an email address is provided.
Yes, there is a small fee, $15,00 per image for retouching, which includes blemish removal, Cosmetic facial softening, and minor retouching. More extensive work will require a quote.
Images are generally delivered through the mail using either USPS, UPS, or Fed Ex. There are exception for large group orders and or special orders. Digital images are available for down load immediately after the online gallery is published.
Yes. All orders are fulfilled using the U.S. Postal Service, UPS, or Fed Ex. There is a fee for shipping and handling with minor restrictions to mail your images. Payment for shipping and handling will be added to the order during the checkout process. In special circumstances direct delivery/ hand carry to a client can be provided.
A minimum shipping & packaging charge applies on all orders and packages that include color prints or products. Orders containing ONLY digital images do not require any additional charges.
I am an amateur photographer and an active duty U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who shares the passion for quality photography as well as a passion for service to his country. I have over 8 years of portraiture and other photographic experience and all the equipment and skills to properly cover events.
We have photographed U.S. Army , Air Force, and Navy Balls; Company, Brigade, and Command level events.
Yes, we use only the best in Nikon photographic equipment and lenses.
Yes, images can be ordered online anytime you wish. We will archive our images after the current year but will always be available for purchase. The image cost will be higher and all images will be sold separately because it is an after the event order.
As the copyright owners, we have used select images for use in advertisement, self promotions, and in print or electronic media.
We will keep images archived for a limited period of time, usually from 2-5 years.
Yes, your options are full length, ¾, ½, and head and shoulders. This can be done via our online ordering process, you crop the image anyway you want. We check each and every order prior to delivery to ensure highest quality.
Our background set width limits us to small group shots of no more than two rows and no wider than 5 people standing close at a 45 degree angle. Large shots can be done, but will not be on the background and thus will require prior coordination.
Since we are an active duty military family we are always moving about the world with the call of duty. Currently assigned in the Oahu, Hawaii Region.
Yes, if the unit request special titling, it can be overlaid on images of 5x7 in size. We do however give patrons the right to ask for no titling. In most cases units only ask for titling for special events.
Yes, we have made such arrangements in the past and negotiated a better rate due to the large number of images to be purchased.