Booking and Rescheduling
Full payment of your session is due to book your session date. It is required of all sessions, and is nonrefundable, with the exception of bad weather dates for outdoor sessions. Rachel Photographs will be the one to decide whether or not the scheduled session will move forward in the cases of inclement weather. Clients are permitted one rescheduled session if rescheduling request is made at least 48 hours before the session. After one permitted rescheduling, any further rescheduling will require an additional booking fee of $100 to hold your spot.
Sole Photographer During Session
During your photography session with Rachel Photographs, the Photographer (Rachel) will be the only person permitted to take photos. Parents, friends, family, and anyone else attending the session is not permitted to take any photo with cameras, camera phones, tablets, etc. Doing so will result in end of session.
Facebook Sharing and Other Social Media
It is understandable that the Client might want to post their new photographs on the Internet via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and/or any other social media outlets. This agreement will serve to allow posting low-resolution or high-resolution photos to social media sites, only in the case that Rachel Photographs is credited and that photos are not altered with editing or filters.
You are permitted to click the “share” button on any photos posted to Rachel Photographs' facebook page. Sharing can not be done via screen shots of photos on Facebook or the proofing gallery.
Rachel Photographs reserves the right to edit and release only the images that are deemed creditable as professional in quality and within Rachel Photographs’ standards. The photographer enhances photos via corrections to contrast, lighting, and color, etc. Rachel Photographs does not change any inherent qualities of a person, as it is considered a "cosmetic edit." Cosmetic Edits are available at $100/photo. Cosmetic edits include, but are not limited to: removing unwanted facial hair, adding hair to balding head, changing hair color, changing shape of nose, eyes, body, etc. It is requested the client take care of all cosmetic changes before the shoot if they do not wish to have gray hair, facial hair, etc in final photos.
Once again, edits are solely made by Rachel Photographs, any edits by clients or family members to digital files will void contract and close gallery from future re-openings.
Copyright and Reproductions
Rachel Photographs(The Photographer) shall own the copyright on all images created and shall have the exclusive right to make reproductions and edits of any kind. The Photographer shall only make reproductions for the Client or for the Photographer’s portfolio, samples, self-promotions, entry in photographic contests or art exhibitions, editorial use, website, or for display within or on the outside of the Photographer’s studio.
Deposit and Payment
The Client shall make a 100% payment to retain the Photographer to perform the services specified herein. At such time as this order is completed, the deposit shall be applied and Client shall pay the balance due by the time of the session (in the case of travel fees or additional hours). Balance shall be paid in full before the session, at the time of booking, for the service to be provided. Rachel Photographs accepts cash, checks, venmo, and all major credit cards. A $50.00 fee will be imposed for any returned checks. Taxes and any travel fees are not included in the session prices and will be applied.
The Client is obtaining photography services for personal use only, and shall not sell said prints. If Client is obtaining a print for newspaper announcement of the wedding, editorial use or website, Photographer authorizes Client to reproduce the print in this manner. In such event, Client shall run a credit for the Photographer adjacent to the photograph. If Client is obtaining photography services for commercial use, Client shall give photographer credit where applicable, and agree to post advertisements and/or business cards on behalf of The Photographer at their place of business.
Client is never permitted to edit or alter any photo that is copyright of Rachel Photographs.
Client is aware that color dyes in photography may fade or discolor over time due to the inherent qualities of dyes as well as DVD or CD media which may deteriorate due to delamination and oxidation, and Client releases Photographer from any liability for any claims whatsoever based upon the deterioration due to such inherent qualities. Additionally, The Photographer is not responsible for inevitable low-quality resulting from Client printing from any and all non-professional printing labs, including, but not limited to Walmart, Walgreens, Target, CVS, etc. It is to be noted that Rachel Photographs suggests printing from professional printing labs such as mpix.com or Artifact Uprising in order to receive highest quality prints.
Failure to Perform
If the Photographer cannot perform this Agreement due to a fire or other casualty, strike, act of God, or other cause beyond the control of the parties, or due to Photographer’s illness, the Client and Photographer shall try and reschedule if possible. If a reschedule is not an option, then the Photographer shall return the session fee to the Client but shall have no further liability with respect to the Agreement. This limitation on liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera malfunction, lost in the mail, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of the Photographer. In the event the Photographer fails to perform for any other reason, the Photographer shall not be liable for any amount in excess of the retail value of the Client’s order.
Handle your portraits with extreme care. Damage incurred as a result of improper handling, framing or hanging is the responsibility of the client.
Rachel Photographs reserves to right to terminate coverage and this contract, and leave the location of the event(s) if the photographer representing Rachel Photographs experiences inappropriate, threatening, hostile or offensive behavior from person(s) at the event(s). In such circumstances, the retainer fee and any deposits paid will be non-refundable.
If any provision of this agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable under the law, the validity of this agreement as a whole shall not be affected, and the other provisions of the agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
This Agreement incorporates the entire understanding of the parties. Any modifications of this Agreement must be in writing and signed. Any waiver of a breach or default hereunder shall not be deemed a waiver of a subsequent breach or default of either the same provision or any other provision of this Agreement. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the States of Oklahoma.