Contract terms in effect for all shoots beginning January 2017 - Last Updated AUGUST 2019
I. Session Fees*
Client agrees to pay photographer a deposit (30%) the session pricing 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 remaining 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. Payment methods and information can be found in the “Booking FAQ’s” page.
*Session Fees are to be made as stated above, unless other arrangements are made between yourself, the client, and the photographer. 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.
II. 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.
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, the booking fee will be forfeited and will not be refunded. A new appointment will be subject to a new booking fee.
Photographer reserves the right to reschedule due to illness, weather, equipment malfunction, or other circumstances beyond their control.
*If a deposit was not made due to any prior arrangements between yourself and the photographer, and client fails to give 24 hours notice of a reschedule, an extra “rescheduling” fee of $20 will be added to your total.
IV. 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, weather related issues, contract violations or by not following the recommendations of the photographer.
*If severe weather related issues occurs, such as rain/storm/sleet/snow/ice a re-shoot can and will be rescheduled free of charge, your original booking deposit will still apply.
After one (1) month, 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 any physical or digital files due to circumstances beyond the photographer's control. Images will be purged immediately if a contract violation occurs.
Unless otherwise noted in Permissions Page, I hereby give SHOTS BY LC the absolute and irrevocable right and permission with respect to the photographs that he/she has taken of myself, my minor child, my company/event in which he/she/it 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.
VIII. Copyright & Penalty
SHOTS BY LC retains copyrights to all images created during session. By verifying in the permissions page. A purchased print release through SHOTS BY LC will allow publication of your portraits (i.e. entering in contests, or using for company/brand promotion purposes, etc.). Release does not allow selling or altering of your images without the photographer’s written permission. It is illegal to alter, or otherwise steal any image created by SHOTS BY LC during client’s photo session.
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. To secure any person(s), company, brand, etc. from legal action please remember to credit edited photos back to SHOTS BY LC via facebook, twitter, instagram, or personal shotsbylc.com web address.
VIII. Editing Process & Requests*
Keep in mind that I work very hard to create images that reflect you/your family/your brand, while keeping in line with my artistic style and creativity. Please refrain from making requests that stray too far from the SHOTS BY LC brand. If you believe the SHOTS BY LC portfolio does not fit your specific needs, wants, and/or vision I encourage you to find another photographer.
*Please refer to your “Booking FAQ’s” page for specific information on the editing process, timing/turn around information, and photographer suggestions.
***NOTE: All contract details pertain to all sessions including, but not limited to all portrait and event photography, free shoots, collabs, "just for fun", last minute, meet ups, unplanned/creative shoots, and any photos taken by photographer regardless of payments and fees being waived unless otherwise stated in writing***