A. Session Fees
Client agrees to pay photographer a retainer at the time of booking to secure their appointment date and time. This is a non-refundable retainer fee that goes toward your session and holds the date agreed upon by the client and photographer. The balance is due at the time of the session. The session fee covers the time and talent of photographer, basic retouching and creative editing of images, as determined by the photographer, and images (amount depending on session) to be stored.
If an illness or situation prevents a photo session from taking place, client must notify the photographer at least 72 hours prior to their shoot without penalty and at a maximum of one (1) time to reschedule by the end of that calendar year (or at photographers discretion). Should client fail to give 72 hours notice or decide to completely cancel their slot, this session fee is forfeited and will not be refunded. Photographer reserves the right to reschedule due to illness, weather, equipment malfunction, or other circumstances beyond their control.
C. Re-shoots / Refunds
Re-shoots and refunds are determined at the discretion of the photographer. Re-shoots and refunds will not be given for poor choices of clothing, make-up, hair, cooperation of those within the session, or weather related issues, or by not following the recommendations of the photographer.
After twelve (12) 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. Half of the current session fee (at time of issue) will be applied if new thumb drives or gallery access are to be re-issued.
All payments are due in full prior to session beginning unless payment arrangements have been made. Orders will not be processed until payment in full is received. Client has up to 30 calendar days from date of session to submit final payment, if complete payment has not been made, pictures will be property of Shutter Chicks Photography dba K Very Photography and used or destroyed at their discretion. If client has arranged a payment plan, order will be placed after the final payment has been received.
For payments from Third Parties (those who do not sign the contract):
Client understands that payments will only be accepted from the client (who signs the contract). Gift Certificates may be purchased for the client and given to them for payment of services. Refunds (if given) will only be refunded to the client.
Photographer is not responsible for the damage of portraits and/or thumb drives after delivery to client, including damage caused during transit by US mail. Client assumes all responsibility for the safety of all portraits and/or thumb drives prior to and upon receipt.
G. Model Release
I hereby give to Shutter Chicks Photography the absolute and irrevocable right and permission with respect to the photographs that he/she has taken of myself and/or my minor child in which he/she may be included with others:
a) To copyright the same in the photographer’s name or any other name that he/she may select;
b) To use, re-use, publish and re-publish the same in whole or in part, separately or in conjunction with other photographs, in any medium now or hereafter known, and for any purpose whatsoever, including (but not by way of limitation) illustration, promotion, advertising and trade (unless contract box is chosen to not allow), and;
I hereby release and discharge photographer from all and any claims and demands ensuing from or in connection with the use of the photographs, including any and all claims for libel and invasion of privacy.
Further, I attest that I am the parent or legal guardian of the child or children that may be listed and that I have full authority to consent and authorize Shutter Chicks Photography to use their likenesses and names.
Photographer is not responsible for any injuries/deaths/unforeseen incidences inflicted upon any participating parties. Client(s) will be responsible for their children and for themselves and release photographer from any claims against their person, their equipment, or their business.
I. Copyright & Penalty
Shutter Chicks Photography retains all copyrights to all images created during client’s session. A print release will be included with digital files to print portraits for personal use up to designated size. The print release does not allow publication of your portraits (i.e. entering in contests), selling or altering of your images without the photographer’s written permission. It is illegal to copy, scan, download, print, share, alter, or otherwise steal any image created by Shutter Chicks Photography during client’s photo session. This applies to "sneak peek" images, images posted in an online proofing gallery, blog, Facebook, or hard copy images. If client steals images via any method listed above, or any other method, client will be invoiced for the cost of EACH digital image client has stolen, at photographer’s current price per digital file.
If I receive photos from Shutter Chicks Photography, the non-watermarked photos are for my personal use only; the watermarked are for any public display: social media, contests, etc. I will not receive any unedited photos unless under discretion of Shutter Chicks Photography.
Note from photographer: I work very hard to create images that reflect you and your family, while keeping in line with my artistic vision and creativity. I know you will want to share them and include a sneak-peek for that very reason. However, I ask that you simply link back to my blog/website/facebook page instead of right-clicking, saving, and sharing the image via your own page. I hope that you will respect not only my hard work, but the time, money, and dedication that I have put into training and equipment to capture these images for you. Please do not steal them.
J. Session Requests
*No cameras/camcorders/any type of recording device (this includes cell phone cameras) are allowed during the session unless prior arrangement has been made between client and photographer, including a written agreement. The photographer will not continue if there are other cameras or video taping during the session. The photographer reserves the right to cancel the session (and keep retainer).
*Session starts at the agreed upon time. It is strongly encouraged that client arrives 15 minutes prior to the start of session. This allows for any last-minute feeding, changing, and relaxing before session begins.
*Please do not bring any children not being photographed to the session.
*Please make sure hair is combed and face is clean and free of runny noses or eyes.
*Please avoid eating or drinking red or orange food or drinks before session, as red and orange tend to leave a stain on the face.
I further acknowledge that participation is voluntary and that neither I, the minor child, or minor children will receive financial compensation of any type associated with the taking or publication of these photographs or participation in company marketing materials or other Company publications. I acknowledge and agree that publication of said photos confers no rights of ownership or royalties whatsoever.
I hereby release Shutter Chicks Photography, its contractors, its employees and any third parties involved in the creation or publication of Company publications, from liability for any claims by me or any third party in connection with my participation or the participation of the minor children listed below.