A. Session Fees
Client agrees to pay photographer a deposit of 50% of the session fee at the time of booking to secure their appointment date and time. All mini session payments are due in full upon booking due to limited availability. This is a non-refundable retainer fee that goes toward your session. The fee can be used on another session if you need to reschedule but it will not be refunded for any reason. The session fee 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 images to be downloaded by client from link sent via email.
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 miles of Valley City, OH. Any location outside of these limits will be subject to an additional charge of $45 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. I will do my best to keep the session very positive and fun but poor behavior is out of my control and will not issue a refund or reshoot.
After 1 year, 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.
G. Final Product
Client understands and agrees that Client is hiring Danielle Fantis Photography to perform her services in Danielle's own discretion and style. Client has no authority to control the manner in which Photographer takes photos or edits the final images. Danielle does not accept special requests for heavy editing i.e. but not limited to, clothing color swaps, background swaps, and body modifications. Client has no right to rescind this Agreement in any way if Client is not satisfied with Photographer’s photography or final product. Danielle Fantis Photography has at least 30 BUSINESS DAYS to email completed photos. If additional time is needed, Danielle Fantis Photography will contact you within this time frame to keep you updated. .
H. Model Release
I hereby give to Danielle Fantis 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
Danielle Fantis Photography retains all copyrights to all images created during client’s session. A print release is included in your session fee.
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.
*Reminder: Retainer Fees to book a session are non-refundable if you cancel or reschedule your session. Due to my busy schedule you may not get your first choice date in rescheduling but I will do my best to accommodate you. Please take your appoinment as serious as I do, my time is just as important as yours.