Session Information & Understanding:
This contract is written for the purpose of family or personal portraits. The signing of this contract states the client’s understanding that it is their choice to participate in these photos, and the client will not hold studio responsible for any negative actions or feelings that may commence due to the images of this shoot. The client understands that they will decide whether or not these images are made public, and will make studio aware of these preferences. Based off the print/product agreement the client is agreeable to the terms, conditions, and timeline of the session, and the delivery of images and products. The client states that they are 18 years or older. If the client is not 18 years or older, they understand a parent or legal guardian is required to sign this contract as well.
50% is due at the time of signing as a non-refundable retainer to hold all dates applicable to this contract in the photographers calendar. The remaining 50% is due at the time of the final session prior to shooting.
Any addendum to this contract, must be agreed upon by all parties involved, in writing.
This signed contract and the retainer are required to book the session. The retainer is 50% of the purchased package. In the event of a canceled session by the client this retainer is non-refundable.
Due to the nature of the session a strict timeline will be enforced to ensure the package obligations are met. The session will start at the scheduled start time even if the client is tardy or unprepared. The session end time will remain the same. If additional time is needed, client will have the option to purchase based off the a la carte pricing menu for additional time. If you have more than one location for your session, the travel time going from destination A to destination B so forth does count towards the total amount of the session time. The same applies for outfit changes; changing from one outfit to another does count towards the total amount of the session time. Studio will not be held responsible for additional sessions needed due to forgotten items.
In the event that the client specifies a certain location to be used during the shoot, the client is responsible for all location fees involved such as location access fees, parking, etc. Client is also responsible for arranging the location access and any permits/passes related to doing so. There are additional fees for the following: added time, additional outfit changes, any products/prints/services not specified in the package purchased. Reference the a la carte pricing menu for specific pricing amounts.
Studio is not held responsible for behavior of parties involved with the shoot, with the exception of studio personnel. If the desired outcome of your session is jeopardized by the behaviors of parties involved with the exception of studio personnel, studio cannot be held responsible.
Client Usage Rights/Copyrights:
The photographs produced by studio are protected by Federal Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and may not be reproduced in any manner without studio explicit written permission. It is a breach of this contract to reproduce the images in any form unless rights were purchased within the package for those images.
Client reserves the right to post images on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. It is a breach of this contract to crop/hide studio logo. There will be limited copyright ownership of the images delivered on cd/dvd under these conditions.
Commercial use of these photos is prohibited. These images are for personal use only, and may be reproduced for the purpose of sharing with friends and family.
In the event that these photos will be published, sold for profit, used within marketing materials the client must obtain written permission from and compensate studio prior to the release. Additional contract will be needed at that time.
Client grants studio unrestricted usage rights and copyrights to use and publish photographs in any manner or medium. Client grants studio permission to use images taken within this session in sample albums, marketing materials, editorial, online web presences, including but not limited to, website, social networks, blog, etc. Images may also be used in photographic competitions and for publication in which case the client will release all profits from images.
In the event that studio is required by the client to reshoot the session without 7 days prior notice, the client will be responsible for an additional retainer deposit to secure that date. In the event that the weather conditions are not desirable for the shoot based on studio recommendations, the session will need to be rescheduled and the fee will be waived. Due to liability and equipment damages this decision will be at studio discretion. In the event that a reshoot has been scheduled due to the nature of the client appearance in the previous session, the client is held responsible for purchasing an additional package.
Limit of Liability:
In the unlikely event that the photographer is injured or becomes too ill to photograph the session, studio will make every effort to secure a replacement photographer unless otherwise specified by the client. If the situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found or accepted, a reshoot will be scheduled for the next available time slot. In the unlikely event that photographs have been lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons within or beyond studio control, studio liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the portrait session. The limit of liability for a partial loss of originals will be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of total number of originals.
Due to the nature of these sessions, completion and product delivery time may vary. Please refer to the product/print order contract for specific completion times and dates for your purchased products.
By signing this contract, I agree to all the terms and conditions.