payment -client agrees to pay photographer a non-refundable deposit to retain session date. inquiries about dates remain open until deposit has been payed. balances are due prior to session.
CANCELLATION - Cancellations must be made 48 hours Prior to session date. one emergency cancellation is permitted. reschedules are subject to additional deposit. If photographer reschedules due to weather or conflict there will not be an additional deposit.
punctuality - please arrive on time and ready to begin your session. session times are scheduled for best lighting and location availability. please don't schedule makeup too close to session time. please be aware of traffic as well. arriving late will cut into your session time allotted. no session will be started if more than 30 minutes late. you will forfeit deposit and all fees paid if no call no show
reschedules - reschedules are subject to date availability of photographer. please keep in mind if you miss your session or if weather doesnt allow it may be several weeks before another day is available.
turn around time - portrait sessions are subject to a 2-3 week edit turn around time once you make your selections from online gallery. wedding turn around time is subject to a 10-14 week turn around time from the date of wedding. please be aware of processing times when booking session.
SUBSTITUTE PHOTOGRAPHER Photographer may substitute another photographer to take the photographs pursuant to this Agreement in the event of Photographer's illness or other emergencies. In the event of such substitution, Photographer warrants that the photographer taking the photographs shall be a competent professional.
LIABILITY LIMITS Although Photographer shall take due care to perform photography services pursuant to this Agreement, Photographer's liability for any loss, damage, or failure to deliver photographs (including for acts of God, terrorism, accident, illness, equipment failure, or any incident of unpredictable misfortune) shall be limited to Payments made pursuant to this Agreement.
COPYRIGHT - As the author of all photographs made pursuant to this Agreement and as provided by law, Photographer retains the copyright in and to the photographs. The parties agree that the photographs are not works made for hire in accordance with 17 U.S.C. § 101, and that Photographer retains those exclusive rights in the photographs provided by 17 U.S.C. § 106, including the rights to reproduce the copyrighted work, prepare derivative works based on the copyrighted work, distribute copies of the copyrighted work to the public, and display the work.
MODEL RELEASE - Client grants Photographer and Photographer's heirs, legal representatives, and assigns the irrevocable, perpetual, and unrestricted right to use the photographs taken pursuant to this Agreement in all forms, media and manners, in conjunction with Client's own or a fictitious name, for advertising, trade, promotion, exhibition, or any other lawful purposes. Client now and in the future waives any right to review or approve: the photographs themselves, the use of the photographs, or the matter that may be used in conjunction with the photographs. Client waives any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of the photographs. Client releases, discharges, and agrees to hold harmless Photographer and Photographer's heirs, legal representatives, and assigns from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking, processing, or publication of the photographs.
RETENTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS - Photographer will retain copies of the photographs taken pursuant to this Agreement for at least 90 days after the portrait session. weddings will be kept for one calendar year
SESSION FEES -Session fees are due in full before the start of your scheduled session. Once a session fee is paid in full it cannot be refunded. If you need to reschedule for emergency reasons, we will apply your credit to your future session.