BOOKING A SESSION
A non-refundable retainer fee of 50% + $5 is due at the time of booking. This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE. (NON-NEGOTIABLE) You must pay this at booking or your session date and time will not be held. This fee is simply to reserve my time and is non-negotiable. Booking a session will take place though the Book Now tab on www.lauragoodephoto.com
The remainder balance for the session is due in full at the beginning of the session. The photographer will not begin the session until payment is received. Currently, Laura Leigh Photography only accepts Cash or Debit. No checks will be accepted. The session cost covers the time and talent of the photographer, basic retouching, and creative editing of the images as determined by the photographer.
By booking with Laura Leigh Photography you agree to all of the policies listed. The policies of this signed agreement are non-negotiable. If a client refuses to sign this agreement, the photo session will not be booked. This agreement is required and will need to be completed within 24 hours of booking.
The client will receive only one reschedule day due to emergencies such as death, sickness, etc.
(Weather cancelations do not apply to the clients reschedule days as these are determined by the photographer and weather is not something we can control)
After you have rescheduled your session one time, a new non-refundable retainer fee of 50% + $5 will be required to book a new time and date.
The photographer will not reschedule a session due to choices of clothing, makeup, weather related issues such as wind or etc or by not following the recommendations of the photographer. The client is responsible for all wardrobe malfunctions as they should be taken care of before the session begins. The photographer will also not refund a non-refundable retainer fee due to clothing issues, weather related issues, or makeup issues, or etc. as the client is responsible for all these issues.
The photographer will not risk their equipment to shoot a session in inclement weather such as a storm, rain, or Freezing Tempetures of 35 degrees or less etc. This policy is non-negotiable. A reschedule date will be provided for the client at a later day. If the client does not reschedule the session in a timely manner (3 months), the client will forfeit their non-refundable retainer fee. It is non-refundable and non-transferable.
If the client is a no-show to your photo session, you will forfeit your non-refundable retainer fee plus pay the remaining balance of your session. If the client chooses to return to Laura Leigh Photography in the future after having a no-show against them, they will be required to pay the session cost in full and the session cost will be non-refundable and non-transferable.
If you choose to cancel your session, you forfeit your non-refundable retainer fee. This fee will be non-transferable. This policy is non-negotiable. If this becomes an issue with a client, the photographer will no longer book sessions with this client at the photographer's discretion. If you cancel your session less than 72 hours prior to the session the remaining balance is due.
LATE TO A SESSION
If the client is late to the session, every minute late is deducted from the Client's session. If you are more than 20 minutes late for your session, Laura Leigh Photography will terminate the session and you will forfeit your non-refundable retainer fee and be deemed a no show. Laura Leigh Photography will terminate the session after 20 minutes and leave the session. There will be no refunds and no transfers. If you are more than 20 minutes late to a session, full payment for the new session will be due at time of booking before the day of the new session. The client will also be required to pay a new non-refundable retainer fee of $5 + 50%. This policy is non-negotiable. Please respect my time and obey by the policy.
PHOTOGRAPHER RESERVES THE RIGHT
The photographer reserves the right to reschedule the session for camera failure, exposure problems, inclement weather, illness of the photographer or the photographer's immediate family, an emergency, a natural disaster, equipment malfunction, or other circumstances beyond the photographer's control. The photographer will reschedule the session at no additional cost to the client if a circumstance such as described in this section occurs.
There will be no refunds given to the client. Digital photography is a service that cannot be returned. As a photographer, I still showed up to capture your images and delivered them to you; I cannot possibly refund a Client after I have worked many hours on your images and communicating back and forth with the Client. ALL MONEY paid to Laura Leigh Photography is nonrefundable under any circumstances
Reshoots are only given at the photographer's discretion.Reshoots will not take place for photos that truly represent my style, wardrobe issues, photos not being, for small things that were not requested at the shoot EX, Flowers on the neck of horse, diffrent hairbow..etc
If the client is currently using the images on social media or posting the images or have downloaded them from the gallery, there will be no reshoots under any circumstances once the images are downloaded from the gallery.
The Client has 24 hours from the time that the online gallery was sent to them in order to voice complaints and request a reshoot, though the reshoot may not be granted.
GIVEAWAYS & MODEL CALLS
All Model Calls and Giveaway Winners will reice 5 images of their choice. The session cost will be free . The model call/giveaway will receive a 20-minute session, 5 edited images, an online gallery, and a print release. If the model call/ giveaway would like to purchase a disc, the client may purchase a disc at $5.00. If the model call does not schedule when the photographer needs the model call done, the model call will be forfeited. If the Giveaway winner does not schedule within 3 months or the alotted time described in the post, the session will be forfeited.
When the Client posts the images to social media, proper credit to Laura Leigh Photography is required.
The Photographer, Client, and Client's Guest (Anyone the client brings to the session with them) must agree to cheerful communication and cooperation with the photographer for the best possible result for the session. If the client, client's guest, or any other individual that fails to meet this policy; the photographer will not be responsible for this.
The Photographer and the Client should treat each other with respect. This guideline applies to the Client's guest as well. If at any time, the Photographer feels threatened either verbally, physically, or emotionally, or etc. The Photographer reserves the right to terminate the session with no refund of the session cost or non-refundable retainer fee to be given back to the client. The Client assumes full responsibility for their own safety, session participants, and their guest that they bring with them. The Photographer has the right to terminate the session if her or her assistant that she has with her feels threatened at any time and she reserves the right to keep the non-refundable retainer fee and the Client will also forfeit the session cost.
The Photographer, the owner of the property, nor is Laura Leigh Photography liable for any injuries that may occur during a Photography session. The client takes full responsibility for the safety of their selves and their guest. The Client shall release the Photographer from any claims against their person or their business.
Only the session participants may be present at the session, unless the session participant is a minor (under the age of 18), in the case of a minor (under the age of 18), a parent or guardian must be present. All Clients are responsible for their children and guests that they bring to the session. If the Client's children or guest break or harm in any way damage the photographer's prop, equipment, etc; the Client is responsible to replace the item(s) with the same exact item(s) or will be required to pay the full value of all item(s) damaged. others are permitted if they are at the session to help watch children, drivers ...etc
Cell Phones, Cameras, Ipads, Camcorders, etc are not permitted during the session. There will be no photos taken during the session by the Photographer until the devices are placed away. If the Client or Client's Guest refuse to obey by this policy, the photographer reserves the right to terminate the session and will not refund the client's session cost or non-refundable retainer fee. The client will forfeit the session cost and will not be refunded the non-refundable retainer fee nor will neither of these be transferable. Behind the scence photos are allowed.
TURN AROUND TIME
The Photographer's turnaround time is 1-3 weeks. If the photographer had extreme circumstances in which she would need more time, she would communicate with the client about the delays.
one to four images will be posted from a client's session as a sneak peek. These will be posted as soon as The Photographer can get them posted. The SP will be posted within 1 to 3 days of the session unless there is a delay, and the photographer will relay the information to you.
When the Client's images are completed, they will be placed in an online gallery. There will be NO CD's given with the session. You may pay an additional $5 with the session cost to receive a CD. The online gallery is only up for one week. If the client requests that The Photographer publish the gallery a second time (or multiple times), a reupload fee will be required of $10.00 each time. This fee must be PAID before the gallery will be reuploaded.
PICK UP DAY
If the Client chooses to purchase a CD, the client will first receive an online gallery. The CD will then be available to pick up at the studio from a pick up box. The Client must be willing to pick up the CD unless client pays addtional cost for shipping $5.
The Photographer is not responsible if key individuals fail to cooperate during the session or if there are any missed images due to lack of cooperation. The photographer is not responsible for missed images if there are details that have not been revealed to the photographer. The photographer will not guarantee or promise any certain image. The photographer will only release images that represent her quality of work.
If there are any additional fees associated with a location that a client has chosen, the client must pay these fees. The photographer will not pay these fees. These fees could include parking, admissions fees, etc but are not limited to these fees. The photographer will not guarantee or arrange payment on any location. To avoid additional fees, the photographer will recommend location(s) that the client may choose from.
Laura Leigh Photography will travel at no additional cost to locations within the limits of Mercer County, Kentucky. Outside of Mercer County, Kentucky; the travel fee is $1.00 per mile one way. This fee is due at the session. This fee is non-negotiable.
The Photographer will retain the full copyrights on all images (including digital images) and reserves the right to display, publish, etc. images for any reason. The Client is prohibited from further editing of the images, this means Instagram or Facebook filters as well. This also means that the client is prohibited from letting another photographer edit or alter the Photographer's images. The Client is prohibited from using the images in contests without prior written consent from Laura Leigh Photography. It is illegal to copy, scan, print, share, etc. if the images have not been purchased from Laura Leigh Photography. The Client must purchase digital images to have the printing rights and to be able to post to social media. In the event you manipulate any photo from laura leigh photography you will be charged a copyright infringement fee of $150 PER image manipulated. In the event you post photos on social media that are "PROOFS" you will be charged for the digital image.
The Client will be given printing rights (print release) in writing for the images that have been purchased and the Client may print and use the digital files for personal use only.
The Client may order prints through the Photographer will recommend a lab to get the best quality images. The Photographer is not responsible for printing errors or for quality of prints or products printed not by her professional lab. To ensure, the best print quality; avoid altering the images before printing.
Under no circumstances will unedited images or RAW images be given to the client. Requests for such images will be denied.
After 3 months, all images will be purged from the Photographer's hard drive, except as needed for promotional purposes; to be determined by the Photographer and the Photographer's sole discretion. To receive these images after three months, there will be an archive fee of $25 if they are retrivable. The Photographer will not guarantee any retrieval of images after the images have been delivered to the client. The Photographer is not responsible for loss or damage to the digital files due to circumstances beyond the Photographer's control such as camera malfunction, computer malfunction, etc.
After the Client's images have been downloaded from their online gallery, Laura Leigh Photography is no longer responsible for delivery of the images.
After the Photographer mails the Client's images, The Photographer is no longer responsible for the damage of portraits after delivery to the Client, including damage caused during transit by US mail. The Client assumes all responsibility for the safety of all portraits upon receipt.
I hereby give to Laura Leigh 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 the way of limitation) illustration, promotion, advertising, and trade, and;
c) 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.
The Photographer (Laura Leigh Photography) has the right to use and publish images taken during the Client's photo session to further promote services, including portfolio, web site, display, advertisement, editorial use, etc. If the Client wishes to keep their images private, please discuss concerns with the Photographer prior to your photo session.
As an Artist, the Photographer reserves the right to artistically interpret what the Photographer sees and what ways the Photographer chooses to Photograph a scene. This may mean that the Photographer chooses some images in color and some in black and white or all images in color. The Photographer reserves the right to use professional judgement to select which photos to deliver. Such selection shall constitute all images that will be made available to the Client and others will be purged from the Photographer's hard drive immediately. The images that are presented to the Client are the only images available and any other images that did not fit the Photographers standard work has been purged from her hard drive. The Photographer will not edit images in any way that would make the client not look natural. The Photographer only edits to enhance the images, not to change the way a Client looks. If the client requests additional editing that is not in the Photographer's basic editing process, the Photographer will require an addtional fee of $10 per image.
LIMIT OF LIABILITY
In the Unlikely event that the Photographer is unable to perform this agreement due to any act of God, a casualty, a weather event, or act that is outside of Laura Leigh Photography's exclusive control, the Photographer's illness or family illness or family emergency or etc. Laura Leigh Photography responsibility and liability will be limited to the Laura Leigh Photography Gift Card This limitation on liability shall also apply if the photographic materials are damaged, lost through camera, or computer malfunction, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of Laura Leigh Photography. In the event, Laura Leigh Photography fails to perform for any reason, Laura Leigh Photography shall not be liable for any amount more than the retail value of the client's order minus the non-refundable retainer fee. With my signature on this agreement, I agree and understand this paragraph.
ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF PERSONAL LIABILITY
The Client releases the Photographer, Photographer's employees, Photographer's assistants, and the Property Owner of any responsibility regarding the personal injury that may be obtained during a photo session. The Client agrees to waive, release, and discharge from all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities, or persons related for mine and my family's disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or any actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my travel to and from this activity. In addition, I hold harmless and agree not to sue the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in any activity related to the photography session. With my signature on this agreement, I agree and understand this paragraph.
Please sign below if you agree to these terms and conditions as stated above.