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1. Agreement: This contract supersedes any and all prior agreements, whether oral or written, between the parties. In the event that any provision of this agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to judicial decree or decision, the remainder of this agreement shall remain valid and enforceable. The section and paragraph headings used in this agreement are inserted for convenience only and shall not affect the meaning or interpretation of this agreement. If the parties wish to waive or alter one provision of this agreement on this contract and do so in writing, the other provisions shall remain unaffected.

 

2. Confirmation: A signed “Lifestyle Photography Event Contract” and payment of the non-refundable retainer are necessary to confirm the stated services from the Photographer.

 

3. Payment: Upon acceptance of the following terms and conditions set forth in this agreement, the Client shall remit payment to the Photographer. The Photographer is retained for the Client’s Lifestyle Event only when both the contract is signed and a non-refundable retainer of    is received and processed. The remaining balance    is due no later than one day prior to the Lifestyle Event. Failure to provide payment within the stated time frames shall render this agreement null and void, and the Photographer shall not be obligated to provide services, products, or to return any monies to the Client. Client is fully responsible for any returned payment or applicable bank fees. There is no penalty for early payment. 

 

4. Consultation: A meeting will occur at the time of booking and can be conducted via phone, email, or video chat. This meeting is an opportunity for the Clients to broadly outline requirements. Identify important persons and discuss the Lifestyle Photography Event. The Clients may wish to schedule a secondary consultation (about a week prior to the Lifestyle Photography date) to go over details of the Lifestyle Photography Event, they may do so at no additional charge.

 

5. Cooperation: The Clients and the Photographer agree to fully cooperate and communicate in an effort to achieve the best possible outcome within the understanding of this contract.

 

6. Schedule: The collaborative efforts of the Clients and Photographer to plan and schedule photographic coverage of the day is designed to result in the production of beautiful photographs, documenting an important Lifestyle Event. Both the Clients and the Photographer are in agreement that cooperation, communication and good faith efforts to adhere to the schedule are essential to producing the best possible results. Once the    date is finalized all parties are in agreement to the rescheduling policy. In cases where the Photography Life Event does not adhere to the schedule (whether from tardiness, acts of God, etc.) the Photographer will make every effort to compensate so as to make the best of any given circumstances, but cannot guarantee that the quantity of the work produced would be as much as it otherwise would be, absent the scheduling delays, disruptions and changes.

 

7. Rescheduling: In the event that the Client requests to reschedule a session, the retainer shall be applied to a rescheduled session if notice is given at least one week prior to the scheduled Lifestyle Photography Event. Reschedules must be within the same calendar year. Any Client that is late arriving to the session will have the amount of time deducted from the time allotted for the session.

 

8. Copyright: The Photographer retains all copyrights and moral rights, including those not expressly granted in this agreement, to each and every photograph taken by the Photographer, indefinitely. The Photographer reserves the right to use any photograph for display, publication, promotion and advertising, or other purposes. The Client agrees to waive any right to examine or approve said photograph(s).

 

9. Model Release: The Clients grant the Photographer and its legal representatives, heirs and assigns, the irrevocable and unlimited consent to use, publish and distribute the photographs of the Clients for advertising, editorial, commercial and any other purpose and in any manner, and to alter the photographs without restriction. The Clients hereby release the Photographer and its legal representatives, heirs and assigns from all liability and claims in connection with the photographs.

 

10. Limited Liability: Should a situation occur where the Photographer is unable to photograph the Client’s Lifestyle Event, the photographer will provide as much notice as possible and give ample rescheduling opportunities. In the event of catastrophic equipment failure or loss beyond the control of the Photographer resulting in a loss of digital images, liability to the Photographer is limited up to the return of the Contracted Rate. The Photographer is not responsible or liable for delay caused by unforeseeable circumstances and/or acts of God. The Photographer is not responsible or liable for accidents arising from or relating to the providing of photographic services.

 

11. Booking Fee/Non-Refundable Retainer: The booking fee is a non-refundable payment and secures your reservation for the services of the Photographer on the given date. In the event of a Client cancellation, the booking fee will constitute liquidated damages and become forfeited by the Client. We have read, understood and agreed to the terms of this contract.

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