CONTRACT FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES
Thank you for choosing Sara Marlow Photography as your family's photographer. Below you will find a contract form you can fill out online. It's Easy! Make sure you read through carefully before signing and ensure that you understand the terms and conditions associated with your session. Ultimately, it is a legally binding contract you are agreeing to. Some of the key points to focus on:
DO YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO APPEAR ONLINE?
When signing you have the option of selecting if you're happy for me to use your family's images to grow my business. These photos are used exclusively by me to promote myself both online and in print format. It also let's potential clients see my work and decide if I'm the right photographer for them. You DO NOT have to agree to all uses if you feel uncomfortable doing so. Simply select the options you prefer not to share. However if you select no to social media, previews will NOT be shared online before the viewing appointment.
If you are volunteering for a Model Call or have won a free giveaway, you will have to give full permission or pay for the session fee. Why? Because these are the times we purposely hold a giveaway or model call to advertise something in particular that we wish to promote and to provide new content on our page.
WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY A RETAINER FEE?
When booking, you pay to reserve your time allocation. Why? As we are a small business, we have limited availability for potential clients. So to make it fair for all and ensure you're committed, we request that you invest financially to reserve your time with the balance remaining to be paid at the beginning of your scheduled session. We understand life gets in the way and sometimes you are unable to make your session. As long as you let us know ahead of time and not right before your session, we're usually happy to reschedule.
WHAT ARE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS?
When hiring us to be your photographer, you are paying us to create beautiful portraits of your family. We as photographers, create an art form which we spend a lot of time and effort ensuring it's perfect for you. Images are cropped to ensure they're aesthetically pleasing. Colour is adjusted to create a perfect representation of our style that drew you to our brand in the first place. So when we release the image to you, we give you the rights to print and share at your choice of location but retain copyright to the image.
What does this mean? It helps to protects our art form. Which means you can't use the latest filters on Instagram or Facebook. You also can't crop out watermarks on images created by us. When we release the image to you, you are agreeing to keep it as it's given to you. If you have any issues with any of your photos, talk to us! We can help edit the photo to ensure you love it as it is!
RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY?
Ultimately it means you can't sue us! **insert laughing emoji.** Sara Marlow Photography make every effort to ensure that you are safe and enjoy your experience with us! We want you to be happy with our services. The last thing we would ever want is for someone to hurt themselves, however these things can happen. As a lot of our sessions are outdoors, the environment is often out of our control so we can't be held liable for any accidents that may occur during your session. Any participation in our sessions is at your own risk.