• Standard Portrait Session Contract

  • Session Fee/Scheduling/Rescheduling:

    Client’s session fee is due in full within ten days of signing this contract, or the date will not be held. Monson Photography accepts check or online by credit card via PayPal (must request an invoice). If, due to short-notice scheduling (7 days or less before session), client is unable to mail a payment, the session fee must be paid, in cash, before the session begins.

    Session fees hold your session date and are non-refundable. Up to two non- weather-related reschedules are permitted. However, Monson Photography does not guarantee availability for the same timeframe or day of the week as originally committed to. Upon the third rescheduling, a $25 reschedule fee will be issued. Clients who do not show up for a session and do not call at least two hours before the scheduled session time to cancel or postpone will not be rescheduled and the session fee will not be refunded.

  • Children

    It is the Client's responsibility that any children involved in the photography session arrive in the following condition:

    1. Healthy (Free of illness)

    2. Full belly (Hunger = unhappy children!)

    3. Well rested (Fatigue = unhappy children!)

    4. Clean (Face, clothing, etc.)

    Monson Photography reserves the right to postpone a session to which the Clients bring a child who appears/acts ill, hungry, or tired.

    Monson Photography will provide the Client with guidelines for a successful children's session, and it is the Client's responsibility to follow these guidelines.

    The Client agrees to not yell at or threaten misbehaving children for not sitting still or not smiling, as it is counterintuitive to seeing a happy child in their photographs. However, the Client is responsible for their Child's safety during the session, as well as assuring that their child is not destructive toward the photographer or to Monson Photography property.

  • Retouching:

    It is Monson Photography’s policy to not remove any permanent scars or birth marks unless directed to do so by the Client.

    "PROOF" images posted to Client galleries will NOT be edited, other than minor technical corrections if necessary. Monson Photography may perform Basic Portrait Editing (see below) on select images to demonstrate what purchased images will look like.

    Basic Portrait Editing (backdrop retouching, blemish/scratch retouching, teeth whitening, softening of the under eye area where necessary, contrast/sharpening and long stray hair removal) is included with any image the Client orders, whether electronic or print form. Editing of ordered images begins once payment is collected for the order.

    Extensive editing is available for purchase at a price of $25.00 per image at the Client’s request. This includes, but is not limited to: Braces removal, excessive tan line removal, and subtle face or body slimming.

  • Proofs/Portrait orders:

    Clients will not see "every" image taken during their session. Monson Photography reserves the right to "cull", or discard, any image that does not meet quality standards. Monson Photography agrees to post "Proofs" to the client’s online gallery within 7-10 days of the portrait session. (Please see note above regarding editing of those images.)

    The Client will have a two-week window in which they must place their portrait order before the gallery expires. If the Client requests the gallery to be re-posted, a $25 re-posting fee will be issued and the gallery will be reposted for an additional 2-week period.

    If the Client places and pays for their order within five days of proofs being posted online, the client shall receive a 10% discount on any a la carte portraits within their order.

    The Client’s portrait order shall be delivered in no more than four weeks of receiving the order and payment. If the order is required sooner, arrangements may be made to expedite the order. If expedited shipping is required, the client shall be issued a $25 shipping charge, regardless of order size.

    A $10 shipping fee will be issued for any order placed totaling less than $100.00

  • Copyright/Digital images/Social Media:

    Scanning and printing of images or copying ("screen shot captures") images, including screen captures from the Monson Photography website or Facebook page is unlawful due to copyright protection. If a client has purchased digital images from Monson Photography, the client agrees to the reproduction terms outlined in this document and agrees to follow terms of the print release. The Client understands that low-resolution images purchased are only released for social networking, personal digital photo frames, and greeting cards. Full-resolution disks may be purchased with a full print release, and only the Client(s) named on the print release are authorized to print images from the disk.

  • Portrait Order Payment Plans

    Monson Photography understands that unexpected expenses happen, and wants to see all Clients able to enjoy seeing their professional portraits hanging in their home. Should a Client be unable to pay for a portrait order immediately, payment arrangements may be made with Monson Photography.

    Payment Plans require signing a contractual agreement agreeing to pay for their order in full within 6 (six) months of signing the Payment Plan Agreement. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to enter this agreement, and is payable toward the cost of the session fee.

  • Liability

    Monson Photography would never put a Client in danger of any way. However, Monson Photography shall not be held responsible for any injuries obtained by any participating parties. Client(s) will be responsible for their children and for themselves and release photographer from any claims against their person or their business.

  • Model Release

    In exchange for consideration received, the undersigned hereby give permission to Bethany Monson, Monson Photography, for the unrestricted use of their names and photographic likeness, as well as any and all photographic images of their session created by Bethany Monson, Monson Photography, in all forms and media for advertising, marketing, trade, and any other lawful purpose. Permission is granted for images to be combined with other images, text, and graphics, and cropped, altered, or modified. Client(s) and/or parent/guardian further forever release Bethany Monson, Monson Photography, from any and all claims or actions arising out of or in conjunction with the use of said images.

    Client hereby gives to Monson Photography the absolute and irrevocable right and permission with respect to the photographs that he/she has taken of the Client and/or minor child in which he/she may be included with others:

    a) To copyright images in the photographer’s name;

    b) To use, re-use, publish and 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 photographer from all and any claims and demands ensuing from or in connection with the use of the photographs, including any and all claims for libel and invasion of privacy.

    If Client does not wish for Monson Photography to use their likeness for advertising, they must put this request in writing.

  • Signature

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