A. Session Fees
Client agrees to pay photographer a deposit of $50 at the time of booking to secure their appointment date and time. This is a non-refundable retainer fee that goes toward your session. A 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 a predetermined amount of images to be downloaded by client. Prints or additional digital images may be available for purchase.
RAW/unedited photos will not be delivered under any circumstance. All images are edited at the photographer's discretion and will be consistent with her portfolio. Additional editing is available at additional expense to be determined by photographer. This includes any editing that is outside of photographer's style. If this is requested, client can not post those photos on social media without permission from the photographer. Only original edits will be used for the photographer's portfolio/social media accounts.
B. Location Costs & Fees
Sessions take place at photographer's studio. If travel is required, there is an additional $100 fee to cover extra time and travel fees.
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, the session deposit 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.
Clients have 2 weeks to choose their images, and then another 2 weeks to download final images after delivery. There is a strict $25 fee to have your gallery uploaded again after each 2 week period. All proofing galleries are uploaded within 48 hours after the session, unless otherwise stated by the photographer. After six (6) months, all images may 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 on the date of the session. Orders will not be processed and photos will not be delivered until payment in full is received.
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.
H. Model Release
I hereby give to Little Loves 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
Little Loves Photography retains all copyrights to all images created during client’s session. A release is provided with digital files to portraits for personal use up to designated size listed on release. The 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, , share, alter, or otherwise steal any image created by Little Loves 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.
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 website/facebook page instead of right-clicking, saving, and sharing the image via your own page. You may share your final digital images any way you please. 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.
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. If you are late, please be aware that the time comes off your session.
*Please do not bring any children not being photographed to the session.
*Please read the Newborn Preparation Guide in full
I acknowledge the contagious nature of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and that the CDC and many other public health authorities still recommend practicing social distancing.
I further acknowledge that Little Loves Photography has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
I further acknowledge that Little Loves Photography can not guarantee that I will not become infected with the Coronavirus/Covid-19. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to and/or infected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, the photographer herself or any other staff, and other photography clients and their families.
I voluntarily seek services provided by Little Loves Photography and acknowledge that I am increasing my risk to exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. I acknowledge that I must comply with all set procedures to reduce the spread while attending my appointment.
I attest that:
* We are not experiencing any symptom of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
* We have not traveled internationally within the last 14 days.
* We have not traveled to a highly impacted area within the United States of America in the last 14 days.
* We do not believe we have been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
* We have not been diagnosed with Coronavirus/Covid-19 and not yet cleared as non contagious by state or local public health authorities.
* We are following all CDC recommended guidelines as much as possible and limiting my exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
I hereby release and agree to hold Little Loves Photography harmless from, and waive on behalf of myself, my heirs, and any personal representatives any and all causes of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses and compensation for damage or loss to myself and/or property that may be caused by any act, or failure to act of the salon, or that may otherwise arise in any way in connection with any services received from Little Loves Photography. I understand that this release discharges Little Loves Photography from any liability or claim that I, my heirs, or any personal representatives may have against the salon with respect to any bodily injury, illness, death, medical treatment, or property damage that may arise from, or in connection to, any services received from Little Loves Photography. This liability waiver and release extends to the salon together with all owners, partners, and employees.
In the case of another non essential business shut down, all deposits will be held for future sessions. Deposits will never expire.