A. Session Fees
Client agrees to pay photographer a deposit of $200 at the time of booking to secure their future session date and time. This is a non-refundable booking retainer fee that goes toward the cost of your session. The balance will be due by the day of the session via an electronic Paypal invoice or cash/check at the session. The session fee covers the time and talent of the photographer, basic retouching and creative editing of images, as determined by the photographer, and images. If you have booked a Petite Session, you will receive 10 images with the option to purchase more. If you have booked a full session, you will receive all the best images from your session as decided by the photographer with a minimum of 50 images.
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 for any location unless discussed in advance.
If an illness or situation prevents a photo session from taking place, client may reschedule their session at least 24 hours prior to their shoot without penalty. Should client fail to give 24 hours notice, or decide to completely cancel the shoot, this session fee is forfeited and will not be refunded. 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, child/family behavior issues or by not following the recommendations of the photographer.
After two (2) months, all images will be purged from photographer’s hard-drive, except as needed for promotional purposes, to be determined by photographer at photographer’s sole discretion. Photographer is not responsible for loss or damage to the digital files due to circumstances beyond photographer’s control.
All payments are due in full unless payment arrangements have been made. Orders will not be processed until payment is received in full. If client has arranged a payment plan, order will be placed after the final payment has been received.
Photographer is not responsible for the damage of portraits after delivery to client, including damage caused during transit by US mail. Client assumes all responsibility for the safety of all portraits upon receipt.
H. Model Release
I hereby give to Mandi Johnson Photography the absolute and irrevocable right 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. This includes damage to any personal items/clothing of the client(s).
J. Copyright & Penalty
Mandi Johnson Photography retains all copyrights to all images created during client’s session. A print release for printing of digital images may be requested if needed. Some printing shops require it, but most do not. The print release does not allow publication of your portraits (i.e. entering in contests), selling or altering of your images without the photographer’s written permission. For Petite Session clients, it is illegal to copy, scan, download, print, share, alter, or otherwise steal any image created by Mandi Johnson Photography from clients viewing gallery. This applies to "sneak peek" images on social media, images posted in an online proofing gallery, images posted on a blog, Facebook, Instagram or other social media platform. If client steals images via any method listed above, or any other method, client will be invoiced for the cost of EACH digital image client has stolen, at photographer’s current price per digital file.
K. Session Requests
*No cameras/camcorders/any type of recording device (this includes cell phone cameras) are allowed during the session unless prior arrangement has been made between client and photographer, including a written agreement. The photographer will not continue if there are other cameras or video taping during the session.
*All Photo sessions start at the agreed upon time. It is strongly encouraged that client arrives 10 minutes prior to the start of session. This allows for any last-minute feeding, changing, washing of faces and relaxing before session begins.
*Please do not bring any children that are not being photographed to the session.
*Please make sure all hair is combed, styles appropriately and face is clean and free of runny noses or eyes. If nails are painted, please ensure a fresh coat has been applied and the color(s) used coordinate with the colors of the outfits so it does not take away focus.
*Please avoid eating or drinking messy & bright foods before the session, as colors (especially red, orange, & blue) tend to leave a stain on the face.