A.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. The photographer will not choose a location that has a cost unless arranged prior to the session with the client.
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, the session fee is forfeited and will not be refunded, except in the case of a true emergency. The photographer reserves the right to reschedule due to illness, weather, equipment malfunction, or other circumstances beyond their control in order the make the session as productive as possible. Initials: eh
C. Re-shoots Re-shoots are determined at the discretion of the photographer. Re-shoots will not be given for poor choices of clothing, make-up, hair, or by not following the recommendations of the photographer.
D. Receiving Images
Images will be ready to view in an online gallery in 2-3 weeks after the session, your gallery will be live for one week when at that time you will need to place your order with me. If the order is not placed within the week the gallery will no longer be live and there will be a payment of $25 per week to view it again. Your images will be delivered via dropbox.com within 1 week after the order is placed and any prints ordered will be delivered shortly after.
Retainer fee payments are due in full after signing the contract before the session can be officially locked in place, unless payment arrangements have been made.The retainer 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.) Additional editing is available at additional expense to be determined by photographer. Additional prints or digital images may be available for purchase. The retainer fee is applied to final package pricing and is not in addition.
Payment for packages and prints must be paid before the order is placed, orders cannot be placed until payment is made in full and must be made within 7 days or receiving gallery unless previously arrnaged.
G. Liability Photographer
Rachel Dale Photography 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.
H. Copyright Rachel Dale Photography retains all copyrights to all images created during client’s session.
I. Altering and Editing Any altering or further editing is not preferred as this takes away from my work. All files should be kept in their original form. Each photo I edit is carefully processed and any further alterations could misrepresent Rachel Dale Photography.
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. Client is responsible to download, back up and be responsible for images from when they are recieved.
K. Copyright & Penalty
Rachel Dale 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. 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 Rachel Dale Photography during client’s photo session. This applies to "sneak peek" images, images posted in an online proofing gallery, blog, Facebook, or hard copy images. 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.
L. Session Requests
*No cameras/camcorders/any type of recording device (this includes cell phone cameras) are allowed during the session unless prior arrangement has been made between client and photographer, including a written agreement. The photographer will not continue if there are other cameras or video taping during the session.
*Session starts at the agreed upon time. It is strongly encouraged that client arrives 15 minutes prior to the start of session. This allows for any last-minute feeding, changing, and relaxing before session begins. Please keep in mind that being late minimizes the time in our session and can effect the amount of images recieved.
*Please do not bring any children not being photographed to the session.
*Please make sure hair is combed and face is clean and free of runny noses or eyes.
*Please avoid eating or drinking red or orange food or drinks before session, as red and orange tend to leave a stain on the face.
M. Photo Release
Rachel Dale Photography sometimes uses the images taken during your session on her website, for stock purposes or for advertisement. By signing this contract you agree that these images may be used as such. If you have a specific request in this area I am happy to make arrangements with you.