CONTRACT FOR PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES
PHOTOGRAPHER: LINDSEY KLEPPIN (LINDSEY COLE)
Cooperation- The Client(s) shall assist and cooperate with the Photographer in obtaining the desired photographs, including but not limited to specifying persons and/or scenes to be photographed and taking time to pose for photographs at the Photographer's direction. The Clients and the Photographer consent to happily cooperating and communicating with each other to achieve the best possible result within the understanding of this contract. The Clients also agree to give the Photographer sufficient warning of key events at the wedding to give the Photographer time to prepare i.e. bouquet throwing, first dances, speeches etc. The Photographer shall not be responsible for photographs not taken as a result of the Client's or Guest's failure to provide reasonable assistance or cooperation.
Venue Conditions- Lindsey Cole Photography is not to be held accountable for dissatisfaction of images regarding results of weather or venue conditions. Lindsey Cole Photography specializes in Natural Light Photography- Clients agree and understand these circumstances and agree to plan events to plan accordingly to obtain natural light availability. Photographer will do all in their power to successfully work with indoor lighting or night consitions, but cannot be held accountable for dissatisfaction. Note the Photographers are sometimes limited by rules imposed by registrars, ministers and venue management as to what can and cannot be done. In such circumstances the Clients agree to accept the technical limitations that may be imposed on the equipment used. We advise the Clients to make themselves aware of the rules of the venue concerned and if necessary negotiate with the personnel concerned.
Image Delivery- Images will be delivered as an online download unless otherwise specified. Post processing of an entire gallery from an event may take up to 4 weeks before final delivery. A “sneak peek” preview may be available the first week after the event. Should you choose to share images in any social media capacity, Lindsey Cole Photography asks for proper recognition and credit to any images shared as you will be provided with watermark-free images.
Location- Location travels are restricted to locations within 20 miles of each other. Lindsey Cole Photography specializes in Natural Light Photography; location must be either outdoor or well-lit with natural light. Please note that venues or locations may charge a fee for photography, which will be at the client’s expense. Specific restrictions may apply. Client is liable for their own presence in each location. Location shooting time as well as travel time must be accounted for in session duration. Desired locations must be discussed prior to session date. Not all locations will have available changing facilities.
Unforeseen Circumstances- In the event that an unforeseen circumstance, including but not limited to; an act of God, misfortune, disaster, ect. occurs while Photographer and Client(s) are working, traveling, ect., each individual will take responsibility for their own presence in the circumstance. Photographer is not liable for Client’s safety. If either party is uncomfortable in a certain situation or location, that party is responsible for communicating this. Photographer agrees to avoid any known situation in which Client(s) is/are not comfortable with.
Final Images- Client(s) is/are not granted rights to any RAW images of which have not been processed by the Photographer. Not all images taken will be acceptable to be delivered. Photographer reserves the right to decide upon which photos as well as the number of acceptable photos that are to be delivered. Post processing of images includes basic retouching of images. Basic retouching includes adjusting lighting, contrast, and coloring, eliminating obvious blemishes, minimal fly-away hairs, ect. Basic retouching does not include things like physically changing body shapes, altering clothing/hair/makeup, removing or adding people or objects from the photo, ect. Extensive retouching will be an added expense. Photographer is not to be held responsible for any styling or cosmetic issues of any party involved. Parties involved are to be responsible for being satisfied with their own overall appearance. All images are to be edited and retouched in the aesthetic of Lindsey Cole Photography, including but not limited to, posing, lighting, or editing. Final images are to be selected by the Photographer. Digital images will be delivered via online download. Post processing of an entire gallery from an event may take up to 4 weeks before final delivery. A “sneak peek” preview may be available the first week after the event. Should you choose to share images in any social media capacity, Lindsey Cole Photography asks for proper recognition and credit to any images shared as you will be provided with watermark-free images. It is the client's responsibility to download all images promptly. Gallery will expire after 10 days and is not guaranteed to be available after the 10 day period.
Duration- Client and photographer are to agree upon hourly coverage of event prior to event day. Photographer reserves the right to start and end at exact start and end time. Requests for Photographer to continue any longer than 10 minutes past regular end time will result in additional $200/hour coverage invoice to be sent and paid prior to delivery of images. Photographer reserves the right to decline additional coverage time. Images not taken due to lack of coverage time are not to place fault on Photographer.
Storage- In order to maintain available photo storage for future clients, files may be removed or deleted 2 months past the session date. Client remains responsible to download files immediately after receiving them. Photographer is not to be held responsible for loss or damage to files at any point in time.
Payment- Session fee payment to the photographer is subject to the photographer’s time and expertise; payment to the photographer is required whether or not expectations are met. Photographer reserves the right to cancel or end session at any time for any reason. Payment remains due even if session is cancelled or ended before expected end time. Down payment and session fee are non-refundable.
Cancellation Policy- In the occasion that Client needs to cancel, cancellation must be made 24 hours prior to session start time otherwise payment will not be refunded for any reason.
Copyright Law- The copyright of photographs remains with the Photographer. The Photographer grants Client(s) permission to make copies of the images for personal use only. Sale, Publication or any Commercial use of the photographs is prohibited without permission and credit given to the photographer. Clients are prohibited to alter, edit, or change the images in any way, including but not limited to: photo filters, excessive cropping, ect.
Limit of liability- If a photographer is too ill or becomes injured and cannot supply services specified the Photographer will try to book a replacement photographer. If a replacement photographer cannot be found then liability is limited to a refund of any payments received. The Photographers have working methods in place to prevent loss or damage to your images. However, there is the unlikely possibility that images may be lost, stolen or destroyed for reasons in or beyond our control. In these circumstances liability is limited to the return of fees paid for the service or part thereof according to the percentage of images supplied.
Model Release- The Client(s) grant the Photographer and its legal representatives, heirs and assigns, the irrevocable and unlimited consent to use the photographs of the Client/Guest(s) for editorial, competition, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner, to alter the photographs without restriction; and to copyright the images. The Client(s) hereby release the Photographer and its legal representatives, heirs and assigns from all liability and claims in connection with the images.