Portrait Session Terms and Conditions
IMAGES: Photographer shall provide photographic services for Client. Sessions last 40 minutes. Time per session can depend on several factors, including Client participation, weather, Client's late arrival and other unforeseen issues outside of Photographer's control. Unless otherwise noted, photographs will be taken using digital camera equipment, producing digital images in high-resolution, JPG format. Client will receive the number of edited images included in the collection chosen by Client. Photographer will use his/her professional judgment to determine which images will be included. Photos may contain a mixture of color, and black and white images. The photographer's editing process will consist of color correction, light and natural skin softening, and adding a filter consistent to what is shown in the Photographer's portfolio. Additional touchups such as object or blemish removal, heavy skin softening, head swapping, or altering the subject or scene in any way is not included, but may be made available at an additional charge. The edited JPG images will be the only photos made available to Client. The RAW, unedited images are not an accurate representation if the Photographer's work and will not be available to the Client. Images will be edited and completed within I month after your session date. Unless otherwise agreed upon, digital images will be delivered to Client electronically over the internet (an internet photo gallery site). Photos will be taken offline three months after the session.
FEES MANDATORY RETAINER: A $100 fee is due upon booking a photo session and signature of Agreement. It is to reserve the day and time and is NON-REFUNDABLE. Payment is due in full at the time the photos are taken.
EXPENSES: Client agrees to pay the fees set forth below. Digital images will not be provided to Client until full payment has been made.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
SESSION: In the event Photographer is unable to perform the duties stated in Agreement for any unforeseen reasons or circumstances beyond the control of Photographer, the session will be rescheduled as soon as possible. If it is not possible for the parties to reschedule to a later date, an attempt will be made to obtain the services of another professional photographer to fulfill the obligations of Photographer. If he/she cannot provide another competent professional, all fees will be returned including the initial deposit.
SAFETY: Client has the right to refuse any pose or location. It is the responsibility of Client and/or guardian(s) of Client, to refuse to stand or be placed in any position or location where they feel uncomfortable or endangered. If Client and/or guardian(s) of Client, agree to stand or be placed in any position or location during the session, they assume all risks associated with the position and location. Photographer will not be responsible for any personal injury and/or property damage that might result from Client and/or guardian(s) being injured during a session.
IMAGES: Entire liability for any theft, loss, injury or failure to deliver digital images, is limited to the return of any fees paid by Client under this contract. Once the images are delivered to Client, Photographer will not permanently archive the images. It is Client's responsibility to back-up and protect the photographs. PRINT LIFE: Client is aware that color dyes and inks in prints may fade or discolor over time due to the inherent qualities of dyes and inks, and Client releases Photographer from any liability for claims whatsoever based upon the fading or discoloration of any images.
CANCELLATION: In the event of cancellation, the retainer is NON-REFUNDABLE. Retainers will not be applied toward rescheduled events.
NO SHOWS: Photographer is not responsible if Client and/or key individuals fail to appear during photographic session, or for missed images due to details not revealed to Photographer. If Client and/or key individuals fail to appear at a scheduled session, the retainer is NON-REFUNDABLE.
WEATHER: If it is not possible for a session to take place on a scheduled day due to weather, Photographer and Client will reschedule on the earliest date possible, with no additional charge.
LIMITATION ON REFUNDS: In the event that Client is dissatisfied with the final results based solely on personal preference, Photographer will not offer refunds. Retakes will be offered for an additional, discounted price; however, Client will receive images from the second session only.
COPYRIGHT: It is understood that Photographer owns the copyright to all images. Client agrees not to edit, adjust, scan, copy or reproduce images in any manner. Client also agrees not to supply images to any businesses or publications of any kind without Photographer's written permission.
LICENSING: Upon receipt of final payment, Client is granted a usage/print release to use digital images for noncommercial purposes, such as printing, exchange with family and friends, or display on the internet.
MODEL RELEASE: Client hereby grants to Photographer unrestricted rights to use and publish photographs. Photographer reserves the right to use images for display, trade, publication, advertising, photographic competitions, or other purposes. Client releases all claims to profits that may arise from use of images.