A. Session Fees
Client agrees to pay photographer A $50 Dollar Booking Fee. You can pay this by EMT (firstname.lastname@example.org Password: retainer) OR stop by the studio and pay by Cash, Credit or Debit. This is a non-refundable retainer fee that goes toward your session. This covers the time and talent of photographer, basic retouching and creative editing of images, as determined by the photographer, All images will be uploaded to an online Gallery, for Package purchase and products to be determined. Additional editing is available at additional expense to be determined by photographer. Additional prints or digital images may be available for purchase outside of the package limitations.
** In studio Sessions, Location Sessions Mini Sessions, Cake Smash Sessions, Boudoir Sessions Are All Inclusive In The Price Given. No Extra Location Or Session Fee Will Be Charged. However you can purchase packages, individual prints or products separately**
B. Location Costs & 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 30 minutes of Clarenville, NL. Any location outside of these limits will be subject to an additional charge of $.52/Km as part of the agreement. This Fee is due at the latest the day before the session.
If an illness or situation prevents a photo session from taking place, client may reschedule their session at least 24 hours prior to their shoot without penalty. Should client fail to give 24 hours notice, or decide to completely cancel the shoot, 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.
D. Re-shoots / Refunds
Re-shoots are determined at the discretion of the photographer. Re-shoots and refunds will not be given for poor choices of clothing, make-up, hair or weather related issues, or by not following the recommendations of the photographer.
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.
All payments are due in full unless payment arrangements have been made. Orders will not be processed until payment in full is received. If client has arranged a payment plan, order will be placed after the final payment has been received.
Photographer is not responsible for the damage of portraits after delivery to client, including damage caused during transit by Canada Post. Client assumes all responsibility for the safety of all portraits upon receipt.
H. Model Release
I hereby give to A2Z 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, 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.
Photographer is not responsible for any injuries 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 or their business.
J. Copyright & Penalty
A2Z Photography retains all copyrights to all images created during client’s session. A print release may be purchased with digital files to print portraits for personal use up to designated size listed on print release. 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, physically share (excluding sharing on facebook etc), alter, or otherwise steal any image created by A2Z 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 abuses images via any method listed above, or any other method, client will be invoiced for the cost of EACH digital image client has misappropriated, at photographer’s current price per digital file.
Note from photographer: I work very hard to create images that reflect you and/or your family, while keeping in line with my artistic vision and creativity. I know you will want to share them and I 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.
K. 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.
*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.
L. Additional Editing
The photographer has a particular editing style that is used for editing images, which includes skin smoothing, image composites, bruise removal, scar removal, stretch mark removal, and other light touch ups to achieve her artistic vision. Additional editing such as head swaps, tattoo removal, hair corrections, additional makeup, nail polish removal (or color change), sunburn removal, object removal and any other advance or time consuming edits will be charged an extra fee at the rate of $50 per hour (1 hour minimum).
M. No guarenteed Results
Photographer will make good faith effort to achieve Client's desired results. However, photography is a subjective art form and client achknowledges that photographer cannot and will not guarentee any partiocular results. A2Z photography is not responsible for uncooperative babies/children during the session. We have many tricks we use to get good photos, but we cannot guarentee the cooperation of your baby/child. Reshoots are available for 50% of the session price should no useable photos be obtained from the session. Newborn sessions are slightly different and if no useable images can obtained during the studio session depsite our best efforts we will try again at the soonest possible date at no extra charge.
N. Completion Schedule
Due to the nature of these sessions, completion and product delivery time may vary. Expect to rcieve your gallery preview link within 4-6 weeks from the date of session. Sneak peeks are often posted on social networking sites for the the clients to enjoy unless otherwise requested by the client. You will be asked if you would like to participate in this at your session.
O. Image Selection & Editing
The final images presented to you in your online gallery will be carefully selected by the photographer. Only the very best images will make the cut and though many more photos are taken at your session that are presented, this is due to the fact that there are multiple shots take to ensure smiles, no blinking etc. Some shots are just test shots, sometimes set-ups don't work out as planned and there are better more flattering poses to choose from. At no time will the photographer allow all images taken to be viewed and in fact all shots deemed not useable are deleted during the editing process. Unedited images or RAW files are not available for purchase. Before being presented to you, all images taken have been fully edited and retouched. There will be extra fees involved for any editing above and beyond what has already been done.
P. Photo/File Delivery
The photographer will provide clients with a link for their images which is good for 90 days. At which point it will expire. Should a new link be requested the upload cost will be $50.