Terms of Service
This agreement is between Danielle Marie Photography and CLIENT whom has read and agree to the terms listed.
1. Scope of Work:
This contract is for services and products related to a photography shoot to take place at the following time and place.
PHOTOGRAPHER and CLIENT are to arrive for the SHOOT at approved schedule time made during scheduling process and at confirmed location.
PHOTOGRAPHER agrees to provide no fewer than agreed selected collection amount of photos for CLIENT to view after the shoot, and is not required to provide more than this number of images. PHOTOGRAPHER will perform basic post-processing or digital image editing services on these photos where artistically necessary.
In consideration for the photography services provided by PHOTOGRAPHER, CLIENT agrees to pay the sum invoiced to CLIENT. CLIENT agrees to pay the photographer a non-refundable initial session deposit to the photography services upon signing this contract. The initial payment reserves the photographer’s time and is not a retainer or deposit. PHOTOGRAPHER agrees to not advertise availability of this same time slot to any other potential clients. If CLIENT cancels this shoot for any reason, the initial payment will not be returned to CLIENT.
The balance of the payment for photography services must be paid in full no later than 7 days after the SHOOT detailed in Section 1: Scope of Work. If CLIENT is required to purchase photos separately after the SHOOT, payment for those photos is due immediately upon delivery of photos to client.
3. Work Product
PHOTOGRAPHER will deliver edited photos to CLIENT no more than thirty days (30 days) after the date of the SHOOT. CLIENT understands and agrees that images delivered are the exclusive property of PHOTOGRAPHER and CLIENT has no right to these photos except for a license to review them, but not store the proofs, unless proper digitals are purchased and sent emailed, downloaded from gallery or uploaded on USB for downloading.
All photos delivered to CLIENT are licensed for CLIENT’S personal use only. Photos from the SHOOT to be delivered to the client will be according to the following order.
Any photos included in the collection price for photography services will be sent email, downloaded or USB. Any enhancements outside the collection scope will be an additional cost determined by PHOTOGRAPHER pricing.
If photos are included in the price for photography services, the following will constitute the entirety of photos to be delivered to client and licensed for personal use only.
CLIENT understands and agrees that prints take longer for delivery. PHOTOGRAPHER must deliver photos in a reasonable amount of time after the CLIENT has made a final order.
4.1 – PHOTOGRAPHER and CLIENT agree that PHOTOGRAPHER is under no obligation to capture any specific moment or pose or person(s) during the SHOOT.
4.2 – If PHOTOGRAPHER is unable to perform the services in this contract due to any cause outside its control, client agrees to indemnify photographer for any loss damage or liability; however, PHOTOGRAPHER will return in full all payments made by CLIENT to PHOTOGRAPHER in relation to this SHOOT.
4.3 – CLIENT agrees to indemnify and hold harmless PHOTOGRAPHER for any liability, damage, or loss related to technological failure, including data loss.
4.4 – CLIENT understands and agrees that PHOTOGRAPHER is not required to maintain copies of the photos from this shoot 60 (sixty) days after the photos have been delivered to CLIENT.
4.5 – CLIENT agrees to hold PHOTOGRAPHER harmless for any personal injury which may occur as the CLIENT poses or works with PHOTOGRAPHER.
4.6 – PHOTOGRAPHER will strive to present photos in a workmanlike manner but is not required to cater to specific aesthetic preferences of CLIENT.
5. Duty of Client
CLIENT will obtain all permissions necessary for PHOTOGRAPHER to photograph at the SHOOT. PHOTOGRAPHER has no duty to obtain permission of reception centers, churches, buildings, properties, or other locations to operate thereon. CLIENT understands and agrees that any failure to obtain these permissions resulting in fines to photographer, or which prevent photographer from photographing the event(s) is not the fault, liability, or responsibility of photographer.
6. Exclusive Photographer
CLIENT agrees and understands that no other party other than PHOTOGRAPHER may take pictures of any poses, lighting situations, or setups made by the photographer. This slows down the photographer’s work and violates the photographer’s right to take pictures of the event. CLIENT agrees to take responsibility for insisting that no person(s) get in the way of the PHOTOGRAPHER or take pictures in these situations.
7. Model Release
CLIENT grants permission to PHOTOGRAPHER and its assigns, licensees, and sublicensees, permission to use CLIENT’S image or likeness in any and all forms of media for commercial purposes, advertising, trade, personal use, or any and all other uses. Therefore, PHOTOGRAPHER may use CLIENT’S likeness and image on PHOTOGRAPHER’S website or other advertising. PHOTOGRAPHER may sell photos containing CLIENT’S likeness to third parties.
9. Assignability and Parties of Interest
CLIENT agrees and understands that, unless otherwise specified in this Contract, CLIENT is not contracting for a personal service that will be performed by any specific photographer. PHOTOGRAPHER may sub-contract or assign this contract to any second-shooter, PHOTOGRAPHER may assign any photographers associated with the PHOTOGRAPHY COMPANY to perform its duties under this contract. All photographers must be capable and competent to perform the services in a workmanlike manner.
10.Force Majeure and Safe Environment
10-1. If Photographer cannot perform or believes it may not be able to perform this Agreement in whole or in part due to a fire, natural disaster, act of war or terrorism (domestic or foreign), epidemic or pandemic (including COVID-19), action of any governmental authority (including a Government Order as defined in Section 7.3), national or regional emergency, other casualty, act of God, or other cause beyond the control of the parties or due to Photographer’s illness or injury, whether or not foreseeable (“Force Majeure Event”), then Photographer will give notice to the Client as soon as reasonably practicable after Photographer determines that a Force Majeure Event will or may prevent Photographer from performing under this Agreement. Photographer shall have no obligation to perform under this Agreement and no liability for delays or failures to perform due to a Force Majeure Event, but Photographer may, in Photographer’s discretion, work with the Client to find an alternative date for the Event that is suitable to both Client and Photographer. To the extent the Parties cannot agree on a suitable replacement date consistent with Photographer’s availability, Photographer may also, in its sole discretion, refund fees paid to Photographer under the Agreement, less any amounts necessary to cover expenses and work (based on time spent by Photographer) already performed by Photographer related to the Event, including, but not limited to, pre-wedding communications, development of timelines, and preparation of gear for the Event (the “Refund Amount”). In the case of a Force Majeure Event, Photographer shall have no additional liability to Client with respect to this Agreement beyond that described in this Section and below.
10.2 In the case of a Force Majeure Event that impacts the Photographer individually, but does not otherwise impact the Event, including, but not limited to, illness or injury to Photographer, Photographer shall make reasonable efforts to suggest a replacement photographer for the Event. Should Client not accept a replacement photographer selected by Photographer to perform Photographer’s obligations under the Agreement, Photographer shall refund the Refund Amount and shall have no further obligation to perform under the Agreement.
10.3 Client understands that Photographer works to maintain a safe work environment, including but not limited to, complying with applicable governmental laws, directives, orders, and regulations (each a “Governmental Order”). Client further understands and agrees that Photographer shall not be required to perform under this Agreement if the Event is held in violation of a Governmental Order or Photographer’s participation in the Event would violate a Governmental Order. Client also understands and agrees that Photographer is not obligated to continue to perform under this Agreement if Photographer’s personal safety or well-being has been or will be comprised or threatened at the Event, including, but not limited to, as a result of the condition of the venue for the Event, or the conduct of an attendee of the Event.