Maternity Session Contract
THIS AGREEMENT IS MADE EFFECTIVE FOR ALL PURPOSES IN ALL RESPECTS BY AND BETWEEN LIZ DIAZ PHOTOGRAPHY, HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS “THE COMPANY,” AND INGRID CABADAS & ANTHONY CABADAS, HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS “THE CLIENT,” RELATING TO THE EVENT(S) DETAILED BELOW, HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS “THE EVENT(S)".
THIS AGREEMENT IS SUBJECT TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OUTLINED BELOW.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This agreement contains the entire understanding between the COMPANY 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 parties. In the event that any part of this agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this agreement shall remain valid and enforceable. Any agreement to waive one or more provisions of this agreement or any failure by one or both parties to enforce a provision of this agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any other portion or provision of this agreement.
RESERVATION: A signed contract and a non-refundable fee of $50 are required to reserve the dates and times of the EVENT(S). If the Client cancels the terms of this contract more than 90 days prior to the EVENT(S), the remaining charges will not be owed and all payments already made beyond the down payment will be refunded. If the Client cancels less than 90 days prior to event date, all payments agreed upon in this contract will still be owed to the COMPANY by the CLIENT. If the CLIENT cancels the event with the intent to reschedule, the COMPANY extends the option to re-book a new date and apply the retainer fee towards that booking.
EVENT SCHEDULE: The client agrees to confirm the schedule one-week prior to the EVENT(S). Notification of any changes in schedule or location must be made in a timely manner and confirmation of receipt must be obtained from the COMPANY by the CLIENT.
SAFETY: The COMPANY reserves the right to terminate coverage and leave the location of the EVENT(S) if the photographer from the COMPANY experiences inappropriate, threatening, hostile or offensive behavior from person(s) at the EVENT(S); or in the event that the safety of the photographer from the COMPANY is in question.
SHOOTING TIME / ADDITIONS: The CLIENT and the COMPANY agree that cooperation and punctuality are essential to accomplish the goals and wishes of all parties. Shooting commences at the scheduled start time and ends at the scheduled end time. If the CLIENT does not arrive at the appointed time for the EVENT(S), shooting will commence at the scheduled start time and end at the scheduled end time. All additional time beyond the scheduled end time will be billed to the CLIENT.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The COMPANY is not responsible for compromised coverage due to causes beyond the control of the COMPANY including but not limited to obtrusive guests, lateness of the CLIENT or guests, weather conditions, schedule complications, incorrect addresses provided to the COMPANY, rendering of decorations, or restrictions of the locations. The COMPANY is not responsible for backgrounds or lighting conditions which may negatively impact or restrict the photo coverage. The COMPANY is not held liable for missed coverage of any part of the EVENT(S). The COMPANY will not be held accountable for failure to deliver images of any individuals or any objects at the EVENT(S).
VENUE AND LOCATION LIMITATIONS/PERMITS: The COMPANY is limited by the rules and guidelines of the location(s) and site management. The CLIENT agrees to accept the technical results of their imposition on the COMPANY. The CLIENT is responsible for acquiring any necessary permits and/or permission for all locations in which the COMPANY will be performing services.
FILM and COPYRIGHTS: The photographs produced by the COMPANY are protected by Federal Copyright Law (all rights reserved). The COMPANY grants the CLIENT permission to share the images on social networking websites, with family and friends, and on vendor websites as long as the images remain unaltered and textual credit is explicitly given to the COMPANY.
MODEL RELEASE: The CLIENT hereby assigns the COMPANY 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, educational and any other purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same without restriction. The CLIENT releases all claim to profits that may arise from use of images.
LIMIT OF LIABILITY: In the unlikely event that the assigned photographer from the COMPANY is unable to perform to the guidelines of this contract due to an injury, illness, act of God, act of terrorism, or other cause beyond the control of the COMPANY, the COMPANY will make every effort to secure a replacement. If the situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found, responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the EVENT(S). In the unlikely event that digital files have been lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons beyond the COMPANY’s control, including but not limited to camera, hard drive, or equipment malfunction, the COMPANY liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the EVENT(S). The limit of liability for a partial loss of originals shall be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of total number of originals. The COMPANY is not liable for the loss of images beyond the lesser of the final delivery of all products included in the package or one year.
CAPTURE AND DELIVERY: The COMPANY is not liable to deliver every image taken at the event. The determination of images delivered to the CLIENT is left to the discretion of the COMPANY. The CLIENT will receive all COMPANY chosen, full-resolution, edited shots on an online gallery, allowing the CLIENT the freedom to print, share on social media, download, etc.
POST PRODUCTION AND EDITING: The final post production and editing styles, effects, and overall look of the images are left to the discretion of the COMPANY. Image processing and gallery creation take approximately 2 to 3 weeks.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE: The aforementioned retainer fee of $50 is due at the time of signing of this agreement. The remaining balance of $125 is payable in full no later than 1 WEEK prior to the day of the EVENT(S). In the event the CLIENT fails to remit payment as specified, the COMPANY shall have the right to immediately terminate this agreement with no further obligation, retain any monies already paid, and not attend the EVENT(S). Returned checks will be assessed a $30 non-sufficient funds fee. If you desire a payment plan, the CLIENT and the COMPANY can create a payment plan that works for both parties.