TERMS OF SERVICE of ART BY ROXANNE PHOTOGRAPHY
A. Session Fees
Client agrees to pay photographer a retainer fee at the time of booking to secure their appointment date and time. This is a non-refundable retainer fee that goes toward your session. A full balance is due at the time of the session. The session fee covers the time and talent of photographer, Inspiration Board, private proof gallery,deluxe retouching and creative editing of images, as determined by the photographer, and the images according to the chosen package. Additional digital images may be available for purchase.
***Due to the high demands the session fee for Special Offers incl. Mini Sessions is due IN FULL at the time of booking***
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 46394 or 48103 (depending on Chicago, Indiana or Michigan location). Any location outside of these limits will be subject to an additional charge of $25.00 as part of the agreement.
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, or by not following the recommendations of the photographer.
The retainer paid at booking is non-refundable. If the session can't take place due to weather, illness or other unforeseen circumstances the session will be re-scheduled or the client will keep the retainer as credit with Art by Roxanne Photography to be used for a different session type or package at any time. The retainer will not expire.
After six (6) 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 at the time of the session unless payment arrangements have been made. Images will not be processed until payment in full is received. If client has arranged a payment plan, images will be handed out 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 the mail. Client assumes all responsibility for the safety of all portraits upon receipt..
H. I hereby give to Art by Roxanne 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, 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 the photographer from all and any claims and demands ensuing from or in connection with the use of the photographs, including and 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 themselves and release photographer from any claims against their person or their business.
J. Copyright and Penalty
Art by Roxanne Photography retains all copyrights to all images created during client’s session. A print release may be attained with purchased digital files to print portraits for personal use up to designated size listed on print release. 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. It is illegal to copy, scan, download, print, share, alter, or otherwise steal any image created by Art by Roxanne Photography during client’s photo session. This applies to "sneak peek" images, images posted in an online proofing gallery, blog, Facebook, or hard copy images. 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.