The client assumes all responsibility for their animal(s) or any other subjects during the session, including any and all destruction of personal, business or public property, personal injury to pets or people or illegalities. Know your animal(s) and their behavior and limitations before bringing them to any public area. It is the clients responsibility to maintain control of their pet at all times. Dogs should be on a leash. Please disclose any behavioral or aggression issues before your session. Saftely is number one for both your pet and others. Pet owners are responsible for determining if their pet has sufficient recall abilities to be off leash in areas that don't require a leash. Giving your pet breaks is part of the session process to allow your pet to chill out, have a drink and treat or two.
ATTENDEES: Pet owners attending sessions are kindly asked to adhere to any instructions from the photographer and to refrain from interfering with the photographer's work. Absolutely no photographic, video, film, digital, tape cassette, or recording devices of any kind are permitted during a session.
MODEL AND PROPERTY RELEASE: By signing this contract, I, the client, have the legal right and authority to execute this release on behalf of the subject(s) and myself. I hereby irrevocably authorize Carla Scornavacco and its assignees, licensees, legal representatives and transferees to use and publish (with or without my name, the pet’s name, or with a fictitious name) images of the subject(s) in any and all forms of media, for the purpose of self-promotion, publicity, publishing (including electronic forms as internet websites), resale as prints or other media for commercial use, or in photographic contests or gallery shows. I waive any and all rights to review or approve any use of the images for the above mentioned purposes. Carla Scornavacco agrees to never use the images in a manner which is slanderous, demeaning, or hurtful in any way to me or any of the subjects. I, the client, warrant that I have authority to agree to the use of the likeness of all persons included in the session in this manner and shall indemnify and defend Carla Scornavacco in the event of litigation arising out of such use.
CREATIVE AND COPYRIGHTS: All images, original and processed, remain the sole property of Carla Scornavacco. It is illegal to copy or reproduce any photographs, either physically or digitally, without Carla Scornavacco’s permission. Violators of this Federal Law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties. The client may NOT submit any photos taken by Carla Scornavacco for use in contests. All images, both physical and digital, when purchased or provided to the client are for personal use only. No commercial use by the client is permitted under this contract, including but not limited to resale, promotion of personal business, or use in contests or exhibitions. Clients are allowed to share photos posted by Carla Scornavacco through social media by using the “Share” feature. Clients are not allowed to screen shot, copy, paste, or save the images to post on their walls. The client is not allowed to crop, alter, or change the photographs in any way.
PRICING DISCLOSURE: Prices are adjusted periodically and may change without notice. Orders placed during the preview session, which will be scheduled within 2-3 weeks from the photo session shall be charged the prices posted at the time this contract was signed. Future orders shall be charged at the prices in effect at the time when the order is placed.
PROCESSING POLICIES: Carla Scornavacco will strive to complete sessions, editing and orders in a timely manner. Carla Scornavacco will only present images that are the best from the session (Quantity varies depending on type of session). The day of your photo session we will schedule your "Preview Session" at which time you will select the images and products you would like to order. Once an order is placed, production can take up to 3-6 weeks, depending on the products.
RETURNS AND REFUNDS: Payments made as a donation for events are nonrefundable. Carla Scornavacco does not allow refunds or returns of any products once the order has been placed with the lab. If a client is unhappy with their session, they can choose to forfeit ALL images and one reshoot will be issued, (not including mini sessions). If any products arrive damaged through no fault of the client, the client may return the products for a refund or replacement. If a deposit is taken for securement of a session date, there is no refund for cancellation unless approved by Carla Scornavacco. No charges will be incurred due to rescheduling a session for weather changes, family emergencies, etc.
LIABILITY: If Carla Scornavacco cannot perform this contract due to fire, casualty, act of God, illness, emergency, or other causes beyond the control of the photographer, and cannot reschedule, Carla Scornavacco will return to the client any money paid, including deposit, but shall have no further liability in respect to the contract. This limitation of liability shall also apply in the event that the photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera or computer malfunction, lost or damaged in the mail, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault or intent on the part of the photographer. In the event that Carla Scornavacco fails to perform for any reason, Carla Scornavacco shall not be liable for any amount in excess of the paid session fee. It is the client’s responsibility to back up any digital files that are purchased or received. Carla Scornavacco shall not be held liable for loss or destruction of files, prints or products once they have been received by the client. No part of any order will be delivered until the required balance is paid in full.
REPRINTS: The client is aware that color dyes in photography may fade or discolor over time due to the inherent qualities of dyes, and the client releases Carla Scornavacco from any liability for any claims whatsoever based upon fading or discoloration due to such inherent qualities. Carla Scornavacco will make every effort to provide the most accurate color reproduction on products purchased through Carla Scornavacco. Carla Scornavacco has no liability whatsoever toward the quality of any prints or products reproduced by the client from digital files purchased from or provided by Carla Scornavacco. It is recommended when displaying or storing prints, to use archival materials whenever possible.
This Contract incorporates the entire understanding of the parties. Any modifications of this Contract must be in writing and signed by both parties. A paper or electronic (pdf) copy of this contract will be given to the client upon request.
Appointments are not guaranteed until this consent form is signed, submitted and retainer fee is paid. Thank you. I look forward to seeing you and your amazing pets!