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Sameer Mahan Photography Session Contract

Session Date:______________________ 
Client Name *:______________________ 
Client Address *:______________________ 
Client Phone Number *:_____________________


A. Session Fees*:

 Client agrees to pay photographer a deposit of $25 at the time of booking to secure their appointment date and time. This is a non-refundable retainer fee that goes toward your session. A balance $_______ is due at the time of the session. The $______ covers the time and talent of photographer, basic retouching and creative editing of images, as determined by the photographer, and _______ images to be downloaded by client from Additional editing is available at additional expense to be determined by photographer. Additional prints or digital images may be available for purchase.


B. Location Costs and Fees*:

 If there are any costs/fees associated with the location the client has chosen for their session, you, the client, will be responsible for those fees. The photographer will not guarantee or arrange payment on any location. Creative fee covers travel within 20 miles of photographer's home in Sammamish, WA. Any location outside of these limits will be subject to an additional charge of $.52/mile as part of the agreement.  


C. Rescheduling *:

 If an illness or situation prevents a photo session from taking place, client may reschedule their session at least 24 hours prior to their shoot without penalty. Should client fail to give 24 hours notice, or decide to completely cancel the shoot, this session fee is forfeited and will not be refunded. Photographer reserves the right to reschedule due to illness, weather, equipment malfunction, or other circumstances beyond their control.


D. Re-shoots / Refunds *:

  Re-shoots are determined at the discretion of the photographer. Re-shoots and refunds will not be given for poor choices of clothing, make-up, hair or weather related issues, or by not following the recommendations of the photographer. The $25 retainer is not refundable. The session fee is not refundable once images have been downloaded. 


E. Archive of Session Images *

 After six (6) months, all images will be purged from photographer’s hard-drive, except as needed for promotional purposes, to be determined by photographer at photographer’s sole discretion. Photographer is not responsible for loss or damage to the digital files due to circumstances beyond photographer’s control.


F. Payment *

 All payments are due in full unless payment arrangements have been made. Images will not be processed and/or prints will not be ordered until payment in full is received.


G. Damage * :

 Photographer is not responsible for the damage of portraits or discs after delivery to client, including damage caused during transit by US mail. Client assumes all responsibility for the safety of all portraits upon receipt.


I. Liability *:

Photographer is not responsible for any injuries inflicted upon 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.


J. Copywright and Penalty *:

 Sameer Mahan Photography retains all copyrights to all images created during client’s session. A print release is included with digital files to print portraits for personal use up to designated size listed on print release. The print release does not allow publication of your portraits (i.e. entering in contests), selling or altering of your images without the photographer’s written permission. It is illegal to copy, scan, download, print, share, alter, or otherwise steal any image created by Sameer Mahan Photography during client’s photo session. This applies to "sneak peek" images, images posted in an online proofing gallery, blog, Facebook, or hard copy images. If client steals images via any method listed above, or any other method, client will be invoiced for the cost of EACH digital image client has stolen, at photographer’s current price per digital file. Digital images and prints purchased from photographers can only be used for personal use and not for commercial, political, or any for-profit uses. A separate commercial release can be purchased if the images need to be used for anything other than personal use. Sharing on personal social media pages, web pages, or blogs is allowable but credit and link back to is required.


H. Model Release:

  I hereby give to Sameer Mahan Photography the absolute and irrevocable right and permission with respect to the photographs that he/she has taken of myself and/or my minor child in which he/she may be included with others: a) To copyright the same in the photographer’s name or any other name that he/she may select; 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.


* I have read and understand the terms of this portrait contract with Sameer Mahan Photography*

Signature*:_______________________________     Date*:________________________