A. Session Fees
Client agrees to pay photographer a 20% deposit at the time of booking to secure their appointment date and time. This is a non-refundable deposit fee that goes toward your session. The balance is due at the time of the session fee. The session fee covers the time and talent of photographer, basic retouching and creative editing of images, as determined by the photographer, and images (amount depending on session) to be stored in a digital backup. Additional editing is available at additional expense to be determined by photographer. Additional prints or digital images may be available for purchase. The cost of product is not included in the session fee.
B. Overtime Fees and Being Late
Each session has a designated amount of time and it is blocked off in Photographer's calendar to give Client undivided attention and make sure Photographer gets all the details out of the time together. Please be considerate of the time and the other appointments and sessions that may be scheduled for the same day of the session. Please ensure to arrive on time to begin promptly.
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 15 mile radius of Old Town, San Diego. Any location outside of these limits will be subject to an additional charge of $1.75/mile as part of the agreement.
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. Should client fail to give 48 hours notice, or decide to completely cancel the shoot, this session 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. Photographer has full creative control over final images.
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 Ali Brown 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
Ali Brown 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 Ali Brown Photography during client’s photo session.
Note from photographer: I work very hard to create images that reflect you your family, your business, while keeping in line with my artistic vision and creativity. 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 no copying of my images.
K. Print Fees
Prints are available either individually or in print packages. All prints are available on www.alibrownphotography.com and shipping through U.S. Postal Service or Fed Ex for expedited print orders. Rush printing and priority shipping can reduce delivery times by one to two weeks. All print fees are subject to CA 7.75% sales tax. Print and Print package pricing is available in the "add to cart" feature.
L. Viewing Images
Images will be delivered between 10-30 days after the date of the session. Images are revealed via online gallery link sent through email. The content of the gallery is in discretion of Ali Brown of Ali Brown Photography. Ali will select the best images and edit them to her discretion. Any further editing or culling will be subject to a fee.
M. Independent Contractor
This contract is not to be construed as an employment agreement in any way. The Photographer functions as an independent contractor.
Entire Agreement : This agreement contains the entire understanding between Photographer and Client. It supersedes all prior agreements between the parties. The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by all the parties. If the parties want to waive one provision of this agreement, it does not mean that any other provision is also waived. This contitutes an order for one portrait session with Stars and Strobes Photography by Susana Toledo.