Regard d’auteur, a mark of confidence for the client
Regard d’auteur was created to allow future brides and grooms, future parents and parents to choose their photographer with their eyes closed. We guarantee that each of our photographers is professional, experienced and respects all the principles that we believe are essential to achieve a photo service that meets your requirements, whether it is a wedding photo report or a portrait photo session.
This label was created in a collaborative way by professional photographers recognized by their peers. They have written together a quality charter, signed by each of our members. We also require supporting documents from each photographer to guarantee their professionalism and the quality of their services.
Each photographer member of Regard d’auteur commits to his clients to provide them with a service that meets the requirements of the quality charter validated by the community.
Regard d’auteur and the photographers: we commit ourselves, you commit yourself
By joining Regard d’auteur, each photographer becomes part of a community based on human values such as respect, equity and tolerance. Within the community, each photographer can express himself freely, while respecting these values and proposing new avenues of development to Regard d’auteur. The Regard d’auteur team is listening to the photographers to continue to improve the community.
The mutual respect of commitments and human values is the guarantee of the satisfaction of the photographers, Regard d’auteur and our customers.
Our photographers commit to:
1 – A declared photographer
Working legally by being professionally declared in your country.
2 – A professional insurance
Guarantee the protection of goods and people by being insured via a Professional Civil Liability (or equivalent).
3 - A contract to protect you
Sign a contract with your customers stating the terms of the service and accompanied by General Conditions of Sale.
4 - Services in complete safety
The photographer respects the rules of hygiene and safety adapted to the persons photographed, (babies, children, adults) and to the animals in order to guarantee the good progress of the session / the reportage.
5 - Always a plan B
Announce to clients the photographer who will do their photo shoot / reportage before signing the contract (yourself or one of your employees).
When the scheduled photographer can no longer provide the service due to force majeure (serious illness, injury, etc) and up until the day before the D-day, propose an available photographer of an equivalent level to the clients or postpone the service (when possible, especially on a photo shoot).
6 - Professional equipment in duplicate
Have professional equipment and spare equipment in case of breakdown (especially on a photo shoot).
7 - A reliable backup system
Backup duplicate digital files until photos are delivered (whenever possible), in prevention of possible data loss.
8 - A sufficient experience
Have completed 20 or more stories/photo shoots in their specialty, as the lead photographer.
9 - A knowledge of the profession
Know the main rules of usage for the ceremony/moment or subject that will be photographed (e.g. wedding ceremony, newborn portrait, etc).
10 - An adapted work outfit
Have the right outfit on the day, depending on the time and place photographed.
11 - High-quality memories
Deliver quality image media, produced by a professional photo lab (when printed media is offered).
12 - Continuous training courses
The photographer has proven technical expertise for the service(s) offered and trains regularly to maintain a high standard.
13 - Honesty and transparency
Attest to the ownership, authenticity and accuracy of the information disseminated, whether it is information disseminated to Regard d’auteur or to clients, including content on the photographer’s website.
Keep at Regard d'auteur's disposal any information requested to verify the quality of its services and the truthfulness of its statements.
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