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MINI SESSION FEE: The mini session fee includes an optional pre-session consultation via phone or email to cover details in advance, up to 30 minutes of the photographer's time and talent at the location, and editing/retouching of your final images. Payment in full is the non-refundable retainer is due at booking.
PAYMENT: Aurora Photography and Design shall reserve the date and time agreed upon, and not make any other reservations or accept any other clients for said date and time. For this reason, in the event that the client cancels the contract (session) for any reason, all monies paid shall be retained by Aurora Photography and Design in order to offset its loss of business. There are no refunds for mini sessions.
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOGRAPHER: Only bring those people being photographed for the session. There is no other photography allowed from family and friends during the portrait session. Please refrain from using your cell phone as a camera during the shoot.
COPYRIGHTS: the photographs produced by Aurora Photography and Design are protected by Federal Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and may not be reproduced in any manner without Aurora Photography and Design explicitly written permission. A print release is provided for this session.
DIGITAL FILES: The CLIENT understands Aurora Photography and Design still owns the copyright to all photos that are downloaded. The photos must not be edited, cropped or change in any way without written permission from Aurora Photography and Design. Photos are to be used for personal use only. The CLIENT accepts all responsibility for archiving and protecting the photographs. It is CLIENT'S responsibility to make sure that digital files are backed up and saved. Aurora Photography and Design does hold images for 1 year and charges a $50 archival fee to relist old galleries.
MODEL RELEASE: I hereby give Aurora Photography and Design the irrevocable right to use my picture, portrait, or photograph in all forms and in all media and in all manners, without any restriction as to changes or alterations for advertising, trade, promotion, exhibition, or any other lawful purposes, and I waive any right to inspect or approve the photograph(s) or finished version(s) incorporating the photograph(s), including written copy that may be created and appear in connection therewith.
LIMIT OF LIABILITY: In the unlikely event that the photographer is injured or becomes too ill to photograph the session, she will make every effort to secure a replacement photographer unless otherwise specified by the client. If the situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found or accepted, a reshoot will be scheduled for the next available time slot. In the unlikely event that photographs have been lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons within or beyond studio control, studio liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the portrait session. The limit of liability for a partial loss of originals will be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of the total number of originals. In the event of a dispute, the client agrees to arbitration.
ARBITRATION: Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this contract, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration, administered in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association, administered by a licensed Arbitrator in the jurisdiction closest to the Photographer’s office and the arbitration award may be entered for judgment in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may refuse to arbitrate when the dispute is for a sum less than $200. In no event shall an award in an arbitration initiated under this clause exceed the contracted price of the controversy in dispute.
INDEMNIFICATION: The Photographer and the property owner shall be held harmless for any and all injury to the client during the course of the photography session and the immediately surrounding events. The photographer and owner of the mini horse cannot be held responsible in the event the child or parent is injured while interacting with the mini horse.
MISCELLANY: This Agreement incorporates the entire understanding of the parties. Any modifications of this Agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties. Any waiver of a breach or default hereunder shall not be deemed a waiver of a subsequent breach or default of either the same provision or any other provision of this Agreement. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Missouri.
WEATHER: In the event of snow/ice a reschedule date will be offered. This will ONLY be utilized in the event of a winter storm on your session date. We are shooting Indoors so rain dates are not reschedulable.
I have read and understood the terms above. I hereby agree to the terms of this agreement.
Session Location: Aurora Photography and Design - 3015 Salena St. Saint Louis MO 63118 Suite 106