Retainer: The retainer is the minimum requirement to book the session. The retainer is $75.00 and applies to the total session fee. In the event of a canceled session this retainer is non-refundable.
Payment Arrangements: The retainer of $75.00 is due at the signing of this contract. The remainder of the session fee is due the day of the scheduled session, prior to the start of shooting. The studio reserves the right to
refuse services/products if the payment arrangements have not been met unless prior arrangements have been made.
Payment Stipulations: There is a $25 fee for any returned checks. In the event of a previous returned check by client, studio reserves the right to refuse payment of checks in the future, in which case cash, money order, cashier’s check, and debit/credit will be accepted.
Schedule Arrangements: Due to the nature of the session a strict timeline will be enforced to ensure the session 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. The client is responsible for providing any props or outfits that are to be used within the session. Studio will not be held responsible for additional sessions needed due to forgotten items.
Additional Fees: 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 session purchased. Reference the a la carte pricing menu for specific pricing amounts.
Additional fees may be assessed for the adding of more than one person within this session.
Cooperation: 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 Instagram and Twitter. It is a breach of this contract to crop/hide studio logo.
Commercial use of these photos is prohibited. These images are for personal use only. In the event that these photos will be published, sold for profit or used within marketing materials, the client must obtain written permission from -- and compensate studio -- prior to the release. An additional commercial contract will be needed at that time along with applicable usage fees.
Studio Usage Rights/Copyrights: 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 client wishes the images to be kept private and not displayed anywhere publicly, on the Internet or otherwise, please notify the studio.
Reshoot Policy: 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, 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 session.
Completion Schedule: 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.