Portrait/Lifestyle Session Contract

SESSION INFORMATION & UNDERSTANDING: The signing of this contract states the client’s understanding that it is their choice to participate in this session, and that the client will not hold Ashley Lauren Photography responsible for any negative actions or feelings that may commence due to the images of this shoot. By submitting this contract, the client agrees to the terms, conditions, and timeline of the session, and the delivery of images and products. The client states that they are 18 years or older. If the client is not 18 years or older, it is understood that a parent or legal guardian is required to sign this contract as well.

Deposit: This signed contract and 100% of the total session costs are required to book any session or package. In the event of a canceled session this deposit is non-refundable. The client has the option to reschedule on a date that Ashley Lauren Photography has available. Ashley Lauren Photography reserves the right to refuse services/products if the payment arrangements have not been met unless prior arrangements have been made.

Additional Fees: In the event that the client specifies a certain shoot location, the client is responsible for all location fees involved such as access fees, parking, etc. Client is also responsible for arranging the location access and any permits/passes related to doing so. There are additional fees for the following: added time, additional outfit changes, or any products/prints/services not specified in the package purchased.

Cooperation: Ashley Lauren Photography is not held responsible for behavior of parties involved with the shoot, with the exception of Ashley Lauren Photography personnel. If the desired outcome of your session is jeopardized by the behaviors of parties involved with the exception of studio personnel, Ashley Lauren Photography cannot be held responsible. We understand children can be particularly difficult. We reserve the right to suggest session rescheduling if progress is not achieved within the first 15-20 minutes of session.

Client Usage Rights/Copyrights: The photographs produced by Ashley Lauren Photography are protected by Federal Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and may not be reproduced in any manner without explicit written permission. Client will receive written permission to have photos printed at vendor of choice when photos are delivered. Client reserves the right to share images previously posted by photographer on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. It is a breach of this contract to crop/hide the Ashley Lauren Photography logo, apply filters or edit the images in any way.

Usage Rights/Copyrights: Client grants Ashley Lauren Photography unrestricted usage rights and copyrights to use and publish photographs in any manner or medium. Client grants Ashley Lauren Photography permission to use images taken within this session in samples, marketing materials, editorial, & online web presences, including but not limited to, website, social networks, blog, etc. Images may also be used in photographic competitions and for publication in which case the client will release all profits from images.

RAW Files: Original RAW files of images produced during this session will not released under any circumstances.

Limit of Liability: In the unlikely event that the photographer is injured or becomes too ill to photograph the session, a reshoot will be scheduled for the next available time slot. Although care will be taken with digital files, the photographer limits any liability for loss, damage or failure to deliver photographs for any reason of photographers non-performance caused by any force or similar circumstances, illness, accident or any cause beyond their control.

Gallery: An online gallery will be created and provided to you no later than three weeks following scheduled session. The client agrees to this method of delivery. Client agrees to the delivery method of all images.

Creative Privilege: By scheduling a session with Ashley Lauren Photography, the client agrees to the creative liberties and style Ashley Lauren Photography chooses to pursue. There are times in which an image needs a certain crop or a particular treatment. Ashley Lauren Photography will do our best to suit your tastes, but retains the freedom to take creative liberties in order to deliver the best possible image.

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By signing this contract, I agree to all the terms and conditions. Any amendments made to this contract must be agreed upon by all parties involved, in writing. *