A signed contract and a 50% deposit is REQUIRED to reserve the specified coverage. 

  1. In the event of cancellation, the retainer paid is non-refundable. The client agrees to provide cancellation notice in writing and releases the Photographer from any responsibilities and liabilities.

  2. The Client 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; taking time to pose for photographs at the Photographer’s direction; providing a person to guide the Photographer to desired persons and/or scenes; pre-shoot consultations, etc. Without this cooperation, the photographer cannot guarantee that the desired product can be provided. The Photographer shall not be responsible for photographs not taken as a result of the Client’s failure to provide reasonable assistance or cooperation.

  3. The Photographer is limited by the guidelines of the location’s management. Client agrees to accept the technical results of their imposition on the Photographer.  Negotiation with the officials for moderation of guidelines is client's responsibility; the photographer will offer technical recommendations only.

  4. Until final payment for services is made, the photographs produced by the photographer are protected by Federal Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and may not be reproduced in any manner without the Photographer's explicitly written permission. Upon final payment by the client, limited copyright ownership of the resulting images will be transferred to the client under the following conditions:

    1. The negatives, slides, or digital copies of the images are the property of the client for personal use and for the purposes of the reproduction and giving of photographs to friends and relatives. 

    2. The client must obtain written permission from and compensate the Photographer prior to the client or its friends and relatives publishing or selling the photographs for profit.

The client agrees to indemnify the photographer from any suit or legal action. This includes action arising from violation of copyright laws during the event, as it is the client’s responsibility to obtain copyright clearance. Likewise, it is agreed that it is the client’s responsibility to obtain permission from all guests to be photographed. The client will be responsible for all expenses and legal fees arising from this type of action.

In the very rare case of loss of images, the total amount of liability will be the amount paid to the photographer. No additional damages may be sought.