A. Session Fees  
Client agrees to pay photographer a non refundable deposit at the time of scheduling to secure their appointment date and time.  This is a non-refundable retainer fee that goes toward your session. Your balance is due at the time of the session.  The retainer fee is an amount of your choice.    

*Deposit can be made via Cash, Credit Card or Check.  Checks can be made out to Shay Wesley {no holds on checks} *There will be a $50 fee for all returned checks and no products will be ordered until payments are made in full.  

B. Location Costs & 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.  
This should be discussed with photographer prior to session.  Creative fee covers travel within 15 minutes of Amarillo.    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.  Should client decide to completely cancel the shoot, this session retainer 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.  

E. Archive
After sixty (60) days, all images will be destroyed 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. Orders will not be processed until payment in full is received. If client has arranged a payment plan, order will be placed after the final payment has been received.      

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

 H. Model Release
I hereby give to Shay Wesley Photography the absolute and irrevocable right and permission with respect to the photographs that he/she has taken of myself and/or any other person included in photo shoot 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 republish 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. Liability
Photographer is not responsible for any injuries inflicted upon any participating parties. Client(s) will be responsible for themselves and others included in photo shoot and release photographer from any claims against their person or their business.  

J. Copyright & Penalty
Shay Wesley Photography retains all copyrights to all images created during client’s session.
A print release may be purchased 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 take any image created by Shay Wesley 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 takes images via any method listed above, or any other method, client will be invoiced for the cost of EACH digital image client has taken, at photographer’s current price per digital file.            

K. Session Requests
*No cameras/camcorders/any type of recording device (this includes cell phone cameras) are allowed during the session unless prior arrangement has been made between client and photographer, including a written agreement.  
The photographer will not continue if there are other cameras or video taping during the session.
*Session starts at the agreed upon time. It is strongly encouraged that client arrives on time to the start of session.
This allows for paperwork to be signed, balances to be collected and relaxing before makeup and hair begins.  
If client is more than 15 minutes late to session, rescheduling may be required per photographer's discretion.
*Please do not bring any children to the session or consult.
 I have read and understand the terms of this portrait contract with Shay Wesley Photography    

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