REGULAR SESSION CONTRACT - CHERIE PEARSON


PAYMENT SCHEDULE: A non-refundable retainer booking fee is due upon booking in order to reserve your time and date of your photo session. Your time and date is not reserved until the non-refundable retainer is received full and clear. Your booking fee covers the time and talent of photographer, basic retouching of images (as determined by Cherie Pearson Photography), and an online gallery for you and your family members to view your proof images. Unless otherwise stated , prints, digital images, and other products are sold separately. You can purchase fully edited high resolution digital files from your proof gallery. Digital and Print orders will not be processed until payment in full is received. Any Returned checks will be assessed a $25 non-sufficient funds fee. Retainers payments will be forfeit if not used within a year.

CANCELLATION POLICY- REGULAR SESSION: CLIENT may reschedule your regular photo session up to 2 times before your retainer is forfeit. Please allow at least 24 Hours’ notice whenever possible. Please contact Cherie Pearson Photography immediately if you need to reschedule your photo session. If CLIENT cancels with less than 24 hours’ notice, CLIENT will need to pay the session price in full before rescheduling.

LOCATION FEE: A location fee may apply for areas outside the Iron County Area. The base fee is billed according to the distance outside of the 10 mile radius at a rate of .58 per mile round trip to cover gas and travel time. Please contact me for a quote on the location fee for locations 200+ miles.

CAPTURE AND DELIVERY: The Cherie Pearson Photography is not liable to deliver every image taken at the event. The determination of images delivered to the CLIENT is left to the discretion of the Cherie Pearson Photography. & Design. Digital images purchased from the gallery will be delivered fully edited. Clients will not receive RAW files under any circumstances. Your proof gallery will only be available to view for a limited time before it will expire. There will be a $10 charge to reactivate your gallery once expired. Purchased gallery download links expire 7 days after delivery, so don't forget to complete the download to your computer or device. After six (6) months, all images will be purged from the photographer's hard-drive, except as needed for promotional purposes, to be determined by photographer at the photographer's sole discretion.

POST PRODUCTION AND EDITING: The final post production and editing styles, effects, and overall look of the images are left to the discretion of the Cherie Pearson Photography. Re-editing of any images is strictly prohibited which includes adding filters. Only cropping for printing is allowed.

COPYRIGHT: Cherie Pearson Photography & Design grants the CLIENT permission to share purchased images on social networking websites, with family and friends, and on vendor websites as long as the images remain unaltered and textual credit is explicitly given to Cherie Pearson Photography & Design. The CLIENT must obtain written permission from the Cherie Pearson Photography & Design prior to publishing or selling the photographs. As a client of Cherie Pearson Photography & Design, I acknowledge and understand that the images taken by Cherie Pearson Photography & Design, PHOTOGRAPHER; Cherie Pearson, are protected by Federal Copyright Laws. I understand it is ILLEGAL to copy or reproduce these photographs elsewhere without the PHOTOGRAPHER's permission, and violators of this Federal Law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties. A limited PRINT RELEASE is supplied with the purchase of my session digital files to print your portraits for your own personal use. The print release does not allow publication of your portraits (i.e. entering in contests), selling or ALTERING YOUR IMAGES without the PHOTOGRAPHER's permission. If you would like additional edits please contact me.

PORTRAIT AGREEMENT & MODEL RELEASE: I have read and agree to the following statement: I commission Cherie Pearson Photography & Design, the photographer, to photograph myself and/or my underage children. I hereby grant Cherie Pearson Photography & Design and her legal representatives and assigns, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of myself, family, and/or child(ren), or in which myself, family, and/or children will be included for editorial, trade, advertising, and any other purpose and in any manner or medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same. I hereby release Cherie Pearson Photography and her legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability relating to said photographs.

AT OWN RISK: Client agrees to all on-location sessions being at their own risk and fully understands that at any time when working outdoors there are risks involved with terrain and elements. Photographer is not responsible for any injuries that may occur while shooting in any location. For any cake smash sessions Photographer must be made aware of any allergies prior to session.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Cherie Pearson Photography is not responsible for compromised coverage due to causes beyond the control of the Cherie Pearson Photography & Design including but not limited to obtrusive guests, lateness of the CLIENT or guests, weather conditions, schedule complications, incorrect addresses provided to Cherie Pearson Photography & Design, rendering of decorations, or restrictions of the locations. Cherie Pearson Photography & Design is not responsible for backgrounds or lighting conditions which may negatively impact or restrict the photo coverage. The Cherie Pearson Photography & Design is not held liable for missed coverage of any part of the EVENT(S).

LIMIT OF LIABILITY: In the unlikely event that the assigned photographer from the Cherie Pearson Photography & Design is unable to perform to the guidelines of this contract due to an injury, illness, act of God, act of terrorism, or other cause beyond the control of the Cherie Pearson Photography, the Cherie Pearson Photography will make every effort to secure a replacement. If the situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found, responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the EVENT(S). In the unlikely event that digital files have been lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons beyond the Cherie Pearson Photography & Design's control, including but not limited to camera, hard drive, or equipment malfunction, the Cherie Pearson Photography & Design liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the EVENT(S) or if possible the session can be repeated for no additional cost. The limit of liability for a partial loss of originals shall be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of total number of originals. The Cherie Pearson Photography is not liable for the loss of images beyond the lesser of the final delivery of all products included in the package or 6 months.


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