Due to the nature of a birth and Fresh 48 sessions, rescheduling is not permitted. The client is responsible for contacting the photographer when she thinks she is in labor and with any updates about the labor, so that the photographer can plan accordingly. If for some reason the Birth or Fresh 48 session is not able to take place, the family is welcome to transfer their retainer to another session with the photographer at the full price of that session.
The parties agree to cheerful cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. Kortney Brook Photography is not responsible if key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during photography sessions or for missed images due to details not revealed to Kortney Brook Photography.
Images & Coyrights
The photographs produced by Kortney Brook Photography are protected by Federal Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and may not be reproduced in any manner without Kortney Brook Photography's explicitly written permission. Upon final payment by the client, the client has limited copyright ownership for printing only of the resulting images, which may be used only for personal use and may not be copied, or reprinted without express permission of Kortney Brook Photography. This permission is included with high resolution discs, with which the owner may make prints for personal use and sharing, as well as use for their personal blogs, sites, and social networks (as long as visible credit is given on or under each image to Kortney Brook Photography). The owner may not re-distribute the disc in any manner. The Client must obtain written permission from, and compensate Kortney Brook Photography prior to the CLIENT, or its friends/ relatives publishing or selling the images for profit. After six (6) months, all images will be purged from photographer’s hard-drive, except as needed for promotional purposes, to be determined by photographer at photographer’s sole discretion. Photographer is not responsible for loss or damage to the digital files due to circumstances beyond photographer’s control.
Limit of Liability
In the unlikely event that the photographer is injured or becomes too ill, or has an extreme emergency that prevents her from photographing the agreed upon session, Kortney Brook Photography will make every effort to assist the CLIENT in finding a replacement photographer. If the situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found, responsibility and liability is limited to the transfer of deposits to Fresh 48 Session and/or In-Home Newborn Session rather than birth and the remainder returned to CLIENT within 30 days. Due to the nature and timing of birth being unpredictable, Kortney Brook Photography cannot be held accountable or liable for a missed birth. Kortney Brook Photography takes the utmost care with respect to exposure, transportation, and processing the photographs. However, in the unlikely event that photographs have been lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons within or beyond Kortney Brook Photography's control, Kortney Brook Photography's liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the portrait package.
Kortney Brook Photography is not responsible for the damage of portraits or discs after delivery to client, including damage caused during transit by US mail. Client assumes all responsibility for the safety of all portraits upon receipt.
If I cannot provide coverage as a result of client's actions or due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, all fees paid will be applied toward a Fresh 48 and In Home Newborn Session. Examples of this include, but are not limited to: failure to provide adequate notice of the baby's birth; an unexpected transport for a c-section; a dramatic change in the birth plan. In instances like this, beyond our control, no refunds will be given.
Location Costs and Fees
If there are any costs/fees associated with the location the client has chosen for their session, you, the client, will be responsible for those fees. The photographer will not guarantee or arrange payment on any location. Creative fee covers travel within 20 miles of photographer's home in Webb City, MO. Any location outside of these limits will be subject to an additional charge of $.57/mile as part of the agreement.
If there’s ever a point when the flash becomes a problem and it’s interrupting you, just let me know and I’ll discontinue using the flash. I’ll figure out another way. You’re hiring me for great images and the flash provides really great quality images, and that’s why I choose to use it. But your comfort is the most important thing, so please let me know if it becomes an issue.