Photography contract


AGREEMENT Overview: This agreement contains the entire understanding between LAURA OLSON PHOTOGRAPHY and the CLIENT. It supersedes all prior and simultaneous agreements between the parties. The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by all the parties. If the parties want to waive one provision of this agreement, that does not mean that any other provision is also waived. The party against whom a waiver is sought to be effective must have signed a waiver in writing.

COOPERATION: The parties agree to CHEERFUL cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. LAURA OLSON PHOTOGRAPHY is not responsible if key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during photography sessions or for missed images due to details not revealed to LAURA OLSON PHOTOGRAPHY. LAURA OLSON PHOTOGRAPHY provides continuous photographic services.

MODEL RELEASE. The CLIENT(s) & Subject(s) hereby grant to LAURA OLSON PHOTOGRAPHY and its legal representatives and assigns, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of the CLIENT or in which the CLIENT may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same; and to copyright the same. The CLIENT hereby releases LAURA OLSON PHOTOGRAPHY and its legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability relating to said photographs.

LIMIT OF LIABILITY: In the unlikely event that the photographer is injured or becomes too ill, or has an extreme emergency that prevents her from photographing the event, LAURA OLSON PHOTOGRAPHY will make every effort to reschedule the event. If for whatever reason this is not possible, responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the package purchased. LAURA OLSON PHOTOGRAPHY takes the utmost care with respect to exposure, transportation, and processing the photographs. However, in the unlikely event that photographs have been lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons within or beyond LAURA OLSON PHOTOGRAPHY's control, LAURA OLSON PHOTOGRAPHY's liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the portrait package.

SOCIAL MEDIA: This clause applies to all social media, including Facebook and blogs. When published online it is required that citation of photographer be made. The client agrees that they will under no circumstances alter the photographer’s photographs that are placed in public on the internet. As a photographer, I need photographs that are placed online to be accurate representations of my work so that future clients have a good understanding of the type of photographs that they’ll receive. The client agrees to be responsible for any family member or friend who posts our photographs online and agrees that they cannot be cropped (with the exception of the forced cropping for Facebook’s Timeline), altered in color, or edited in any way.

SATISFACTION AND ACCURACY: The client agrees that the work delivered will be of a similar style and caliber to those photographs on our website and blog, and that the photographer will have complete creative control during the photographs and in post-processing. The images will be delivered in JPEG format with a mix of color and black and white images, and deemed appropriate by the photographer. No re-editing will be done after the final edited copies are presented to the client.
The client agrees that the photographer can only capture the wedding that happens; weather, location, schedule complications, time restraints and subject’s ability to cooperate, are all factors in the quality of the photographs. The photographer will not edit for physical size, hair, nor any other physical appearance issue other than blemishes.

INTERFERENCE/OBSTRUCTION: The Client acknowledges that the Photographer shall not be held liable for missing photograph opportunities due to interference from wedding guests, videographers, and/or other people not employed by the Photographer.

WEDDING MEAL: The photographer(s) will be allowed one 20 minute break at their own discretion, and bathroom breaks when necessary. Each photographer will be provided a full guest meal for weddings lasting longer than 5 hours. If no meal is provided, the photographer(s) reserves the right to go off-site for a meal for 45 minutes.

RETENTION OF DELIVERED FILES: Once the JPEG files are delivered to the client, it is the client’s sole responsibility to protect and retain their images for the future. It is highly recommended that DVDs or USB drives be duplicated and stored in multiple locations that are cool and dry. (Technology can be fickle; one of the best ways to ensure the client’s images will last for generations is for the client to print them.) If client requires old files to be duplicated by the photographer, and they are still within the photographer’s possession, a restocking fee may be applied.

RETAINER & PAYMENT SCHEDULE: 50% of the total cost is due at time of signing this agreement. This is a NON-REFUNDABLE RETAINER. In the event of cancellation, the retainer paid is non-refundable. It shall be liquidated for damages to LAURA OLSON PHOTOGRAPHY in the event of a cancellation, or breach of contract by the CLIENT. The retainer shall applied towards the total cost of the service to be rendered. The remaining charges are payable in full on the date two weeks prior to the session.

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