C O N T R A C T
This signed contract constitutes an order for photography in the form of high-resolution digital images and/or prints. There are no oral or other agreements of the parties hereto, and this contract constitutes full and complete understanding and agreement between the Client and Photographer.
Although care will be taken with the digital files, the Photographer limits any liability for loss, damage, or failure to deliver photographs for any reason of photographer's non-performance caused by any force or similar circumstances, illness, accident, or any cause beyond their control. In any event, the limit of Photographer's liability shall not exceed the contract price stated herein.
It is understood that no other photographer, amateur or professional, shall be allowed to photograph at the session near the Photographer while she is working due to reasons of the photographer delivering the quality of images as expected. Any breach of this agreement (including iPhone photography) can constitute a reason for non-completion of the job with no liability to the Photographer.
Upon signature and payment of the session fee, the Photographer reserves the time and date agreed upon and will not make other reservations for that time and date. For this reason, the session fee is non-refundable, even if the photo-session is cancelled for any reason. In the event of sickness, every effort will be made to reschedule the session for another time that is convenient for both parties.
Reschedule Policy: Sessions can only be rescheduled one time at no cost. If you must reschedule your session for any reason other than weather your session must be rescheduled 24 hours BEFORE your session’s time & date. If you fail to contact me or are more than 30 minutes late to your session, (10 minutes if mini session) your retainer will be forfeited. If you wish to re-schedule at that point, a new retainer will be required.
Sessions may be subject to rescheduling due to weather. Photographer will make wise judgments and will take your best interest in mind when determining weather. Weather forecasts are checked reguarly. If poor weather is predicted, you will be contacted 24-48 hours prior to your session to discuss situation and best method of contact. Final decision regarding weather will then be made 2-3 hours prior to your session.
50% as the retainer fee is non-refundable and due at booking. When booking mini sessions total cost is retainer and due in full at booking. If the retainer is not submitted within 24 hours, this contract will be null/void and the session will be cancelled. The remaining portion of the session fee is due at or before the session. If the session fee is not submitted at the time of the session, a 24 hour window will be granted for Client to submit the balance. No images will be edited prior to balance being submitted. After such time, the images from the session are subject to being ermenantly deleted if balance is not paid.
Proofs will be delivered 2 weeks after the date of the session.
Digital images cannot be downloaded to cell phone or tablet. If you do not own a computer, you can order your images to be delivered on a custom USB flash drive for an additional fee of $25
The content of the gallery is in descretion of Katie Ostarly. Katie will select the best images and edit them to her descretion. Any further editing or culling will be subjected to fee.
Please be aware of your artist's style and aesthetic before booking. A complete portfolio demonstrating this stlye and aesthetic can be viewed here: https://katieostarlyphotography.pixieset.com , if you have not reviewd them already.
Katie Ostarly Photography will retain the full copyright on all images (including digital files) and reserves the right to display, publish/etc. for any reason. Client is prohibited from further editing of images. This includes but is not limited to: turning color images to black and white, adding text, cropping, or color accenting. Client is also prohibited from using photos in contests without written consent from Katie Ostarly. Client may not, for any reason sell their images to any third party. Client will be granted printing rights in writing for the images and is allowed to download and use digital files for printing purposes and their chosen vendor. The photographer is not responisble or liable for the quality of prints or print products purchased outside of Katie Ostarly Photography by the client.
The Photographer does NOT guarantee archival of the digital files past a period of six months after the session/event date and will not be held responsible if loss occurs. Gallery retrival or download requests outside of 90 days from day are subject to a fee.
Unedited images will not be given to the client or third party under any circumstance.
Photographer will choose a location for each session based on proper lighting conditions, session style, and time of year. Locations will fit the photographer’s shooting/photographic style.
Client agrees to cheerful cooperation and communication. If subject is moody or unresponsive, photographer can not be expected to get the best images possible. Please plan for children and bring water/snacks and/or a favorite toy.
Photographic Limitations: Katie Ostarly shall not be held liable for photographic opportunities lost or photographs deemed to be of less than superior quality due to inclement weather, man-made hazards or eyesores, lack of cooperation by the photography subjects, interference by guests, other vendors or any other persons, or venue-imposed limitations on photo shoot locations, times, and/or Photographer's full use of equipment.
Client agrees to all sessions being at their own risk and fully understands that at any time when working outdoors there are risks involved with terrain and elements. Photographer is not responsible for any injuries that may occur while shooting in any location.
All session sneak peeks are posted on facebook or website.
Client has 30 days from the date of your session to voice any concerns with images. After 30 days, it will be agreed that client is 100% satisfied with session and images.
Although Katie Ostarly Photography strives for 100% customer satisfaction, photographer makes no guarantees to image quality or specific shots and or poses. Every session is unique by location, setting, lighting, and situation.
By signing below, Client agrees to the terms listed above: