A: RETAINER/SESSION FEE
The Client will pay the Photographer the $25 retainer at the time of booking to secure their appointment date and time. The remaining balance is due the day of the to the photo session. Additional prints and products are available at an additional cost as per our current pricing guide.
All retainers are subject to New York sales tax.
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Client understands that by entering into this agreement, Photographer is foregoing other photographic jobs. In the event of a cancellation or postponement of the portrait session/ agreement by Client, the retainers paid are non-refundable. Forty-eight hours (48) notice of postponements or cancellations is appreciated. If it is not possible for a session to take place on a scheduled day due to weather, Photographer and Client will reschedule on an agreed date at the earliest date possible, with no additional charge. If session fee is paid in full at time of booking, client may reschedule their session at least 24 hours prior to their shoot without penalty.
C: COOPERATION/NO SHOWS
Photographer is not responsible if Client and/or key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during photo sessions, or for missed images due to details not revealed to Photographer. Photographer’s camera is the only camera allowed at the photo session because of the distraction it causes, and hinders Photographer’s ability to obtain quality shots.
D: IMAGE STORAGE
Ordered images will remain on file for one year from the date of the portrait session. Unordered images will be purged after 30 days from the date of the first viewing. It is highly recommended that Client backs up any digital images on another media format other than the USB and/or DVD. Photographer cannot be held responsible for the failure of USB and/or DVD due to mishandling. It is Client’s responsibility to keep several copies of any CDs/DVDs in more than one location, and back the images up on another format such as a hard drive. Once the images are in the hands of the client, it is the client’s responsibility to save the images. Backing up your images is very important.
E. DIGITAL NEGATIVES, PRINTS & COPYRIGHT
All images and copyrights are the property of SARISSA MELISSA PHOTOGRAPHY by Melissa Tousley. In exchange for services provided, Photographer retains the exclusive right to copy, edit and distribute any/all images created under this agreement, to the general public, for any reason, including but not limited to: advertising, marketing, sales, print competitions, educational seminars, and monetary gain. The mediums for display could include newspapers, magazines, books, television, and the internet, but are not limited to only those mediums. The Photographer retains these rights even if image files are turned over to the Client. The RAW/unedited images remain sole property of Photographer and will never be given or sold.
The Copyright Act protects photographers by giving the creator of the photograph the exclusive rights to copy, edit and distribute the image by sale or transfer. These exclusive rights make it illegal to copy, scan, edit or share photographic prints and digital media without the photographer’s permission. Violators of this Federal Law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties.
The images that are being provided to you are licensed to you for any reason personal, including but not limited to: printing, copying, emailing, and web publishing. Your license does not include use that results in financial gain, including but not limited to: advertising, stock photography, print sale profits, or resale of any nature. Photographer may revoke this license at any time and for any reason. Photographer retains all copyrights to the images and derivative works thereof.
If you are posting any of the digital files to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram etc.) OR if you share or use any digital files from either Facebook or my website, you may not alter the image in any way (no words or filters added) and you must give credit to Sarissa Melissa Photography