The description listed on each type of session are in addition to the following agreement overview. All persons being photographed must sign a model release, or in the case of a minor have a model release form have it signed by a duly authorized parent or legal guardian. It is illegal to misrepresent yourself and sign as a duly authorized parent or legal guardian.
Other than mini-sessions, all other session times are approximate and may be slightly shorter or go slightly longer than indicated.
Specialty, portfolio, and/or model wanted sessions must be discussed and details agreed upon prior to booking. This allows for all parties to gather necessary materials, etc. needed or the session.
This agreement contains the entire understanding between the Photographer and the Client. It supersedes all prior and simultaneous agreements between the Parties. The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by all the Parties. If the Parties want to waive one provision of this agreement, that does not mean that any other provision is also waived. The party against whom a waiver is sought to be effective must have signed a waiver in writing.
Coverage will begin on the contracted date, time, and approximate duration. Longer session may be discussed during coverage time.
Cancellation of Booked Session
In the event of the Client cancelling the session without notifying intent to change the date or venue, 50% of the fees paid by the Client will be refunded. The remaining 50% will be retained by Photographer for loss of possible business due to unavailable booking slots for said session time(s). In the unlikely event the Photographer must cancel session that cannot be rescheduled a full refund of any fees paid will be refunded to the Client.
Change of Booked Date or Venue
As this session is of the mutual benefit of The Photographer and Client. Cancellation or Change of date or time may have no bearing on this contract unless the Photographer paid location or other fees in advance that cannot be transferred to a new session date. Additionally, if a new date or venue cannot be mutually agreed upon the contract will be considered cancelled and subject to forfeiture of 50% of deposit.
Failure to Perform Additionally Requested Photographs
The parties agree to cheerful cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. Due to the limited and subjective nature of the event, the Photographer cannot be held responsible for requested photographs not taken or missed, lack of coverage resulting from weather conditions, or schedule complications caused by but not limited to, anyone in or at the event, or by the location’s restrictions. The Photographer is not responsible for lost photo opportunities due to other cameras or flashes, the lateness of the clients or other principles. The Photographer is not responsible for the lack of coverage due to weather conditions, scheduling complications due to lateness of individuals, rules and restrictions of venue, or the rendering of decorations of the location. It is acknowledged that any lists submitted to the Photographer will be used for organizational purposes only and in no way represent photography that will actually be produced. The Photographer will do its best to fulfill all requests but can make no guarantees all images will be delivered. The Photographer recommends that the Client point out important individuals for informal or candid photographs to the photographer during portrait shooting that they wish to have photographed. The Photographer will not be held accountable for not photographing desired people if there is no one to assist in identifying people or gathering people for photographs. The Photographer is not responsible if key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during photography sessions or for missed images due to details not revealed to the Photographer. If required, The Photographer and Clients must agree who will responsible for all location fees and permits.
Title (possession) of and copyright to all products shall remain with the Photographer until client has paid in full. All photos are copyrighted. The negatives and or digital images (hereinafter collectively the “images”) created by the Photographer and/or subcontractor(s) remain the property of the Photographer. It is illegal to copy, scan, reproduce, or post online in forums or elsewhere without the written permission of the Photographer. Violators of this federal law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties. Permission is hereby granted to the Photographer to use any images created under this contract for professional samples, displays, internet website pages, advertising, exhibitions, contests, and any other purpose.
The Client signifies they have the right to release the personal images of all persons being photographed, including all minors. In some cases, a separate Model Release form may require signing when Client is not legal guardian of minor(s) or images may be used for stock photography use, etc. The Photographer retains the copyright to all images produced by the Photographer and/or the Photographer’s subcontractors.
Client’s Written Permission of Use
This paragraphs grants Clients written release to make personal copies of images from digital delivery. The client understands the images provided via digital delivery cannot be used for profit or advertising and all posting of images on the internet must be acknowledged as images by the Photographer.
Family and friends of the clients will be asked to refrain from taking flash photographs at certain intervals of the event to ensure proper exposure of images.
The Photographer cannot be held responsible for damage to Garments due to environmental events. The client is responsible to arrange personal assistance for garments.
Images are edited at the Photographer’s discretion, and delivered prints may not include all images shot. The Photographer reserves the creative rights to edit and release only those images deemed creditable as professional in quality and within the photographer’s artistic standards.