I know it is long, but please make sure to read the entire paragraph
A. Session Fees
Client agrees to pay photographer a retainer at the time of booking to secure their appointment date and time. This is a non-refundable retainer fee that goes toward your session. The balance is due at the time of the session. The session fee covers the time and talent of photographer, preparing for the session, shooting time, cleaning up, culling thru all images, detailed hand retouching and creative editing of images, as determined by the photographer, and images (amount depending on session) to be stored for 2 week through Pic-Time. If the client needs Nicole Calore Photography to re-upload the Images onto the gallery, there will be a fee of $50- non-negotiable. Additional editing/digitals is/are available at additional expense to be determined by photographer. Additional prints or digital images may be available for purchase. RAW Images- Unedited Images- are NEVER given/or for sale/ or released to a client. As I am the owner of copyright and it is my photograph. I only release finished edited work done by myself.
Any request or demand to purchase/acquire the RAW images will NOT be granted.
If you/the client is late over 15 minutes I will cancel the session and you will loose your deposit- no exceptions! My time is valuable as is yours. Please respect this.
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 Congers, NY Any location outside of these limits will be subject to an additional charge of $50
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. If your child/children are out of control and damaging my equipment and or items in my studio, you will be asked to leave immediately and there will be no refund given. Please respect other peoples property for your safety and mine.
After twelve (12) 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 US mail. Client assumes all responsibility for the safety of all portraits upon receipt.
H. Model Release
I hereby give to Nicole Calore 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.
Nicole Calore Photography is not liable for dissatisfaction of Images due to poor clothing choice, including color, fit or style. Hair style or hair color, including uneven hair dye, or visible grey hairs. Not liable for cosmetic, hygiene issues or choice of foot wear. This is why I give a prep-guide prior to family sessions with suggestions on what to wear and I, Nicole Calore also re-emphasize this in our consultation prior to session.
Also not liable for transition lenses, orthondontia or braces of any kind.
J. Copyright & Penalty Nicole Calore Photography retains all copyrights to all images created during client’s session. A print release will be included 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, share, alter, or otherwise steal any image created by Nicole Calore 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 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. Please do not steal them.
While I capture many images during your session, you will only see images selected by the photographer for previewing. Images with eyes closed, blurred, heads turned, duplicates etc are removed from my archives permanently.
Client cannot alter images in ANY way. Photographer will edit photos for color correction, exposure and basic retouches including blemishes, stray hairs and minor wardrobe malfunctions if possibly needed. Extensive editing at the request of the client can be purchased at an additional fee of $50 per photo.
All photos are shot in color but may be available in black and white upon request of NCP thinks the images is best presented that way.
Final images are individually edited at the full disctretion of the photographer (NCP) and based on her artistic style !
L. 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 make sure your nails on your hands and feet are clean and if wearing polish that it is fresh. I will not be responsible for fixing nail polish in Photoshop.
*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.
*You are coming at your own risk and we do not take responsibility for any sickness and acknowledging that I nor my family/staff have been sick. If however you or I are not well, I will or will ask you to reschedule our session prior your appointment and you will NOT loose your downpayment!!! We will simply reschedule.
*If you or the baby/child show up ill, you will be turned away and you will loose your downpayment and I will not reschedule you.
*SAFETY FOR MY CLIENTS IS MY TOP PRIORITY.