BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY CONTRACT

 

 

Photographer:                    

AJ Waltz

329 Arch St.
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025    

 

Client:


  This Contract is between the Client, whose name is listed below, and A.J. Waltz

 

The services to be provided under this Contract are as follows:

 

FOR ME $249

This package includes a 45 minute photo shoot and $50 worth of prints. 

 

FOR MY LOVER $399

With the For My Lover package, you will get your hair styled and makeup done by our in-house professionals.  This includes a 60 minute shoot, and $75 worth of prints.

 

SPOIL MY HUSBAND $549

Before this 90 minute shoot, have your hair and makeup done by our in-house professionals.  With this package, you will receive $150 worth of prints and 20% off a leather-bound photo album from your session. 

 

Retainer and Booking..  The Client shall make a non-refundable retainer in the amount of $100 for the Photographer to perform the services specified herein. Upon payment, the Photographer will reserve the time and date agreed upon by both parties.  The Client agrees that this retainer is earned by the Photographer when paid, and is remitted in consideration of the experience, reputation, skill of the Photographer, and in consideration of the inability of the Photographer to schedule other clients during this time.

 

 

Cancellation.  If the Client requests to amend or cancel this Contract 30 or more calendar days before the agreed upon photographic event date, the retainer SHALL  be applied to a mutually agreed upon reschedule date.  If the Client fails to show or cancels 15 or less calendar days before the agreed upon photographic event date, the retainer shall be forfeited.

 

Rescheduling/Late Arrivals.  In the event that the Client requests to reschedule a photographic event, the retainer shall be applied to a rescheduled event if notice is given at least 30 days prior to the scheduled event.  Reschedule must be within the same calendar year.  Any Client that is late arriving to the event will have the amount of time late deducted from the time allotted for the event.  Clients shall not be compensated for the time deducted from the event due to late arrival of the Client.  

 

Completion Schedule.  Completion schedules and delivery of products shall be determined from the date of final approval by the Client.  Third-party manufacturing laboratories are utilized for products and may provide restrictions on an order not outlined in this Contract.

 

  • Prints shall take 2-3weeks from time of print order to be processed and delivered to the Client.   
  • Albums shall take 3-4 weeks from date of final design approval by the Client to be received by the Photographer.   

 

The Client should place orders with sufficient time to allow for normal delays and notify the Photographer at the time of the order if there are any extenuating circumstances requiring a quicker turn around.  An expedited fee of 30% shall be applied to expedited product requests.  The Photographer shall not be held responsible for delivery delays due to the fault of manufacturing and/or delivery services.

 

Location Choices.  The event shall occur at

 

Shoot Location:

 

 

Styling. The Client shall retain full responsibility for styling choices, including but not limited to wardrobe, makeup and hairstyle.  Photographer discussion and comments shall only be construed as professional recommendations for consideration and not be deemed final choice.  All styling choices made by Client at the event are final and no reshoots shall be available due to styling choices.

 

Use of Independent Contractor.  In the event a Photographer furnishes an Independent Contractor (such as a hair and/or makeup artist and/or massage therapist), the Photographer shall not be liable for any application or services by this Independent Contractor.  This includes, but is not limited to, allergies as a result of use of the products by the Independent Contractor.  It is the Client’s responsibility to convey all allergies and pertinent information to the Independent Contractor.

 

Recordings.  The use of all recordings, including but not limited to video, phone, digital camera or audio is strictly prohibited by any individuals at the event.

 

Attendees.  The event shall be restricted to the client, hair and/or makeup artist, and photographers assistant(s).

 

 

Use of Alcohol.  The use of alcohol IS NOT permitted on the Photographer’s premises.  The Client understands that consumption of alcohol prior to and/or during the session may negatively impact the results of the images.

 

 

 

Photographic Materials.  All photographic materials, including but not limited to negatives, transparencies, proofs, and previews, shall be the exclusive property of the Photographer.   All orders must be placed within the outlined schedules within this Contract.   No products, including digital files, will be released until the agreed upon amount is paid in full per the payment schedule outlined in this Contract. All photographic materials should be handled with card and in accordance with Photographer recommendations.   Any damage or alterations to materials made outside of Photographer recommendation as a result of improper handling, including but not limited to framing or hanging, is sole  responsibility of the Client.

 

 

Photographic Orderings.

 

    The Photographer shall make gallery proofs available through an agreed upon in-person     product consultation.  These proofs shall be available for viewing by the Client within          1 week of the photographic event.  All orders shall be placed during the in-person             consultation.

 

    The Photographer shall make gallery proofs available through an online gallery proofing website.  These proofs shall be available to the Client within 1 week of the photographic event.  If an online proofing gallery delivered, it shall remain open for 1 year from delivery.  

 

Copyright and Reproductions. The Photographer shall retain copyright ownership of all works created in the course of this Contract, including but not limited to all images in their original and processed formats.  It is understood that any duplication or alteration of original images is strictly prohibited {Copyright Law Title 17, Appendix V. Additional Provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 2005, Section 102} without the written permission of the Photographer.  Alterations include, but are not limited to, application of filters, cropping, or modifications of any kind.     

 

 

Client Usage.  The Client shall only use the photographic materials, including but not limited to delivered digital files gallery-displayed files and printed proofs, in accordance with the permissions within this Contract.  The Client’s prints are for personal use only and shall not be submitted to contests or reproduced for commercial use. The Client shall not make, or provide authorization to a third-party to make, reproductions of works resulting from this Contract without express permission of the Photographer. Additional prints and/or digital files may be purchased between third-parties and the Photographer with the permission of the Client.  Accordingly, if the Photographer provides a digital file print release, the Client must act in accordance with the release.  

 

Social Media.  The Client may share web/blog post links and social media albums through use of the share functions and dissemination of direct links.  The Client shall not copy, download, screen shot, or capture the photographs in any other fashion.

 

Failure to Perform.  If the Photographer is unable to perform this Contract due to illness, emergency, fire, casualty, strike, act of God or causes beyond the control of the Photographer, the Photographer and the Client shall make every attempt to reschedule the session. If a reschedule is unable to be agreed upon, the Photographer shall return the retainer to the Client and shall have no further liability.   Further, if the Photographer is unable to deliver photographic materials due to technological malfunctions, including but not limited to the equipment operation and image processing, or photographic materials are otherwise lost or damaged without fault of the Photographer, liability shall be limited.  

 

Substitute Photographer.  The Photographer reserves the right to substitute with another photographer.  The substitute photographer is chosen at the discretion of the Photographer and does not constitute a breach of this Contract.  The Photographer warrants the substitute photographer to be of comparable quality and professionalism.

 

Photographer’s Standard Price List.  The charges in this Contract are based on the Photographer’s Standard Price List. This price list is adjusted periodically and future orders shall be charged at the prices in effect at the time when the order is placed.  

 

 

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 $500.   In no event shall an award in an arbitration initiated under this clause exceed the contracted price of the controversy in dispute.

 

Miscellany. The Photographer shall be held harmless for any and all injury to the Client and the Client’s property during the course of the photography session and the immediately surrounding events.

 

This Contract incorporates the entire understanding of the parties.  Any modifications of this Contract 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 Contract.  This Contract shall be governed by the laws of the State of Indiana.

 

If either party to this Contract brings a legal action against the other party to this Contract to secure the specific performance of this Contract, collect damages for breach of this Contract, or otherwise enforce or interpret this Contract, the prevailing party shall recover reasonable attorney’s fees and all costs, premiums for bonds, fees, and other expenses expended or incurred in the action in addition to any other relief that may be awarded.

 

Any rule of construction to the effect that ambiguities are to be resolved against the drafting party shall not apply in interpreting this Contract. The language in this Contract shall be interpreted as to its fair meaning and not strictly for or against any party.

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