A. Session Fees
Client agrees to pay photographer a retainer at the time of booking to secure their appointment date and time. This is a non-refundable retainer fee that goes toward your session. The balance is due at the time of the session. The session 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) to be stored through Pixieset. Additional editing is available at additional expense to be determined by photographer.
B. 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. Creative fee covers travel within 30 minutes of Vernon, BC. Any location outside of these limits will be subject to an additional charge of $.52/km as part of the agreement.
If an illness or situation prevents a photo session from taking place, the client may reschedule their session at least 24 hours prior to their shoot without penalty. Should the client fail to give 24 hours notice, or decide to completely cancel the shoot, this session fee is forfeited and will not be refunded. The photographer reserves the right to reschedule due to illness, weather, equipment malfunction, or other circumstances beyond their control.
D. Re-shoots / Refunds
Re-shoots are determined at the discretion of the photographer. Re-shoots and refunds will not be given for poor choices of clothing, make-up, hair or weather related issues, or by not following the recommendations of the photographer.
All payments are due in full unless payment arrangements have been made. Photos will not be available to the client until payment is received in full.
F. Model Release
I hereby give to S. Rowat Photography the absolute and irrevocable rights and permission with respect to the photographs that he/she has taken of myself and/or my minor child in which he/she may be included with others:
a) To copyright the same in the photographer’s name or any other name that he/she may select;
b) To use, re-use, publish and re-publish the same in whole or in part, separately or in conjunction with other photographs, in any medium now or hereafter known, and for any purpose whatsoever, including (but not by way of limitation) illustration, promotion, advertising and trade, and;
I hereby release and discharge photographer from all and any claims and demands ensuing from or in connection with the use of the photographs, including any and all claims for libel and invasion of privacy.
Photographer 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.
J. Copyright: S. Rowat Photography retains all copyrights to all images created during the client’s session. The client may not sell, alter or publish (ie entering contests) the photographs.
Note from photographer: I work very hard to create images that reflect you and your family, while keeping in line with my artistic vision and creativity. I know you will want to share them and include a sneak-peek for that very reason. However, I ask that you simply link back to my website/facebook page instead of right-clicking, saving, and sharing the image via your own page. I hope that you will respect not only my hard work, but the time, money, and dedication that I have put into training and the equipment to capture these images for you.
K. Session Requests
*Session starts at the agreed upon time. It is strongly encouraged that the client arrives 15 minutes prior to the start of session. This allows for any last-minute feeding, changing, and relaxing before the session begins.
*Please do not bring any children, not being photographed, to the session.
*Please make sure hair is combed and face is clean.
*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.
*Please avoid clothing with logos, words or busy patterns. It is also advisable to not wear black tops.