The following is a sample client contract to give you an idea of what yours will look like. When you book your session and leave your deposit, I will send you your own customized version depending upon what we had discussed.
This written agreement is between the parties of Jane Doe,”client”, and Little Love Studios, “photographer”.
Your session deposit in the amount of $x is due at the time of booking and is nonrefundable. The remaining balance of your session fee in the amount of $x is due on the date of your session XX, XX XXXX prior to shooting.
Your total session fee in the amount of $x includes the following:
-time and talent of photographer during your session
-time spent digitally enhancing images from your session
-studio lighting setup
-a DVD with approximately x high-resolution, digitally enhanced images in .jpg format suitable for printing from your session & these same images in a low-resolution watermarked .jpg format for use on the web.
-the rights to print these images at the location of your choosing
Any additional products, prints, or services will require an additional fee.
The photographer does not, in any event, provide or display raw or unedited images from the session to the client. The client understands that though the photographer may take many images during the session, the photographer alone reserves the artistic right to select the best images to enhance and present to the client. The client understands that this is industry standard and the nature of digital photography.
Location Costs & Fees
If there are any costs and/or fees associated with the location the client has chosen for the session, the client will be responsible for those fees.
If client’s chosen location is further than 30 miles from the studio (21836 Bellcroft Dr., Lake Forest, CA 92630), an additional travel fee will be charged in the amount of $x. This fee will be due on the date of the session, prior to shooting.
Rescheduling & Cancellation
If an illness or situation prevents a photo session from taking place, the client may reschedule the session at least 24 hours prior to the session without penalty. Client may reschedule session only once.
In the event of a complete cancellation, the session deposit will be forfeited.
Photographer reserves the right to reschedule due to unforeseeable bad weather for an outdoor shoot, illness, equipment malfunction, or personal emergency.
Photographer kindly asks that no cameras or video equipment be used during the session. Client understands that the photographer uses her time and talent to stage every scene and owns artistic rights to said scene.
Photographer also asks that only subjects of the session and their parents and/or guardian be present in the session. Client understands that this is to produce the best images and eliminate distraction.
Delivery of Images
Due to the time consuming nature of digitally enhancing images, the client understands that the photographer has up to thirty days from the session date to deliver images to the client.
Re-shoots will not be given for poor choices of wardrobe, make-up, hair, or nature (example: lack of sunset that evening). Re-shoots are given solely at the discretion of the photographer.
All Sales are Final
Due to the custom nature of photographic products, all sales are final. Orders are placed immediately with our professional lab and cannot be cancelled. Client should be sure about their order before placing it.
All images are available for ordering for one month following the client viewing date. After one month, all images will be purges from photographer’s hard-drive, except images photographer chooses to keep for promotional purposes. Photographer is not responsible for loss or damage to the digital files.
Release of Liability
Client is solely responsible for the safety of themselves as well as their children. Client accepts the responsibility to keep their child and self safe and supervised at all times during the session. Client hereby releases photographer from any claims against their person or business.
Is is illegal to copy, scan, download, print, share, alter, or otherwise steal any image created by Little Love Studios. The images that come on the included session DVD may be printed by the client at the location of their choosing. Client understands that when sharing their images anywhere on the web, they are to use the provided watermarked web-sized images and give credit to the photographer.
The Photographer’s Rights
The photographer is the exclusive copyright owner of all images and reserves the right to alter them as well as use them for promotion, advertising, and sale of fine art. This includes, but is not limited to: using images on business and personal Facebook page, Instagram, Blog, Website, Personal Portfolio, Printed Literature, Pinterest, etc.
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