A. Session Fees and Images
Client agrees to pay aminimum non-refundable retainer of $50 at the time of booking to secure their appointment date and time for portrait sessions, 40% for milestone packages, and $500 for Documentary Birth Sessions, which goes toward your total session investment. Balance is due at the time of the session. If client chooses to schedule a pre-booking session design consulation, this non-refundable retainer for our meeting will then become official session retainer should client choose to book their full session. The total of the session covers the time and talent of photographer, basic retouching (blemish removal, skin smoothing, light teeth whitening) and creative editing of images, as determined by the photographer, and number of digital images noted in the package, to be downloaded by client from an online gallery link which will be provided upon completion of editing. Additional editing (body shaping, braces removal, root/hair touchups, wardrobe malfunctions etc. is sent to my pro retoucher at at a cost of $15 per image. Additional digital images may be available for purchase at $35 per image. Oh My Goddard Photography is not liable to deliver every image taken at the session. Unedited/RAW images are not delivered under any circumstance as they are not an accurate representation of my art. The final post production and editing styles, effects, and overall look of the images are left to my discretion.
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. Any citations clients receive as a result of not purchasing the proper parking or location pass shall be the full responsibility of the client. The photographer will not guarantee or arrange payment on any location. Creative fee covers travel within 25 miles of Oceanside, CA 92056 zipcode. Extended travel is available as long as previously discussed with photographer and Extended Travel Option is Selected above allowing for an additional 20 minutes/20 miles of travel to desired location.
If an illness or situation prevents a photo session from taking place, client may reschedule their session at least 48 hours prior to their shoot without penalty. Only ONE reschdule is allowed before retainer is forfeited. A new session agreement will need to be completed for the new date should client need to reschedule and a new retainer will be collected to reserve the new date and time. This new retainer and the original retainer (assuming 48 notice was provided) will be subtracted from the total session balance. Should client fail to give 48 hours notice, or decide to completely cancel the shoot, this retainer 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. The Client shall assist and cooperate with the Photographer in obtaining the desired photographs, including but not limited to specifying persons and/or scenes to be photographed; taking time to pose for photographs at the photographer's direction. The Photographer shall not be responsible for photographs not taken as a result of the Client's failure to provide reasonable assistance or cooperation. Due to the digital nature of photography, a refund cannot be provided once digital files are delivered to client.
E. Gallery, Download and Archives
The proofing gallery will be available for one (1) week during which client will make their official selections based on number of files included in the session. If gallery expires with no selection made a $25 re-upload fee is invoiced and will been to be paid before a new gallery will be created. If you anticipate special circumstance that will prevent you from making your selection within seven (7) days please let me know in advance. Once final gallery is sent to client to download, it will be available for seven(7) days. During this time you are welcome to download the gallery as needed and share with friends/family for download as well. 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 prior to start of session unless payment arrangements have been made. If client has arranged a payment plan, editing will not begin untill all payments under the plan have been completed.
Photographer is not responsible for the damage of portraits after delivery to client, including damage caused during transit by US mail. Client assumes all responsibility for the safety of all portraits upon receipt.