This is can often be misunderstood; I actually own and retain the copyright of all the photographs I take (both prints and digital files).
For my professional clients, where the images are going to be used as part of your business or promotional material you’re provided with the license to use the photographs as you wish both privately and commercially.
For private portrait clients, you’re provided with a non-commercial license to use the digital photographs as you wish and as many times as you wish; including printing, copying sharing with family and friends. However, they cannot be used commercially without written consent.
There are some very rare circumstances where copyright may be required by the client however, please get in contact to discuss.