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. The 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 culled selection of edited digital images in full resolution .jpg format. Additional editing is available at additional expense of $50/hour. Additional prints or physical products may be available for purchase.
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 Gloucester, MA. Any location outside of these limits will be subject to an additional charge of $.52/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 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.
After six (6) 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. The Photographer agrees to replace defective products, or products damaged before receipt.
H. Delivery of Images: The image gallery will be delivered no later than 3 weeks after the date of the session. The Photographer will use artistic license to select images that meet their standards. The Photographer reserves the creative rights to edit and release only those images deemed creditable as professional in quality and within the photographer’s artistic standards. Selected images will be edited for color correction, cropping, and minor aesthetic details.
I. Online Viewing/Ordering Gallery: An online gallery will be available for only 3 weeks. Expired galleries will be subject to a reinstatement fee of $50.
J. Custom Products Ordered: The Photographer agrees to place the product order no later than 7 days after payment has been received, and deliver the product no later than 7 days after the Photographer’s receipt of the product. In the event the Clients purchase custom print products (albums, collages), the Photographer will submit a draft to the Clients for final approval. No products will be ordered without the Clients approval, unless the draft is outstanding for at least 6 months. If the draft is outstanding for longer than 6 months, the Photographer reserves the right to place the order and conclude the transaction between the Clients and the Photographer.
K. Returned Checks: Returned checks are subject to a $50 returned check fee. Client assumes responsibility for any and all collection costs and legal fees incurred by the Photographer in the event that enforcement of this contract becomes necessary. All legal action shall be taken appropriately.
L. Print Release: Clients are given full printing rights for their digital images. A physical print release may be provided upon request.