Portrait Photography Agreement
This agreement is between Ashley Marie Perry, hereinafter referred to as the "Photographer", operating in the State of Indiana, and the signers of this portrait photography agreement, hereinafter referred to as the "Clients", collectively referred to as the "Parties", with the portrait session detailed below.
The package list and price list and/or documents attached to this contract HERE are integral parts of this document. The contract terms, agreement, and price list are the only legally binding documents between the Parties.
This agreement contains the entire understanding between the Photographer 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.
Failure to Perform
The parties agree to cheerful cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. Due to the limited and subjective nature of the event, the Photographer cannot be held responsible for requested photographs not taken or missed due to location restrictions. The Photographer is not responsible for lost photo opportunities due to other cameras or flashes, the lateness of the clients, or other principles. It is acknowledged that any lists submitted to the Photographer will be used for organizational purposes only and in no way represent photography that will actually be produced. The Photographer will do their best to fulfill all requests but can make no guarantees all images will be delivered. The Photographer recommends that the Client point out important individuals for informal or candid photographs to the photographer that they wish to have photographed during the photo shoot. The Photographer will not be held accountable for not photographing desired people if there is no one to assist in identifying people or gathering people for photographs. The Photographer is not responsible if key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during photography sessions or for missed images due to details not revealed to the Photographer.
Title (possession) of and copyright to all products shall remain with the Photographer until the Client has paid in full. All photos are copyrighted. The negatives and or digital images (hereinafter collectively the “images”) created by the Photographer and/or subcontractor(s) remain the property of the Photographer. It is illegal to copy, scan, reproduce, post online in forums, or elsewhere without the written permission of the Photographer. Violators of this federal law will be subject to civil and criminal penalties. Permission is hereby granted to the Photographer to use any images created under this contract for professional samples, displays, internet website pages, advertising, exhibitions, contests, and any other purpose.
The Photographer retains the copyright to all images produced by the Photographer and/or the Photographer's subcontractors. If purchasing Hi-Resolution images on CD/DVD/USB or Digital Download, Clients will be given a written print release to make personal copies of images. The client understands the digital images purchased cannot be used for profit or advertising and all posting of images on the internet must be acknowledged as images by the Photographer.
The Photographer and/or any photographers hired by the Photographer to photograph shall be the exclusive photographer(s) retained by the Client for the purpose of the portrait photography. Family and friends of the clients and other event vendors shall not interfere with the Photographer’s duties. Guests will be asked to refrain from taking flash photographs at certain intervals of the event to ensure proper exposure of images.
Images are edited at the Photographer’s discretion. The Photographer reserves the creative rights to edit and release only those images deemed creditable as professional in quality and within the photographer’s artistic standards.
This is a contract for personal photography services to be provided by the Photographer and/or individuals subcontracted to do work for the Photographer. The Parties agree to the above terms and conditions, and acknowledge that they have received, read, and understand the Photographer’s current price list when submitting retainer payment.
Ashley Marie Perry | Owner/Photographer