Terms & Conditions
Deposit and Payment.
The deposit must be paid at the time of booking. The remainder of the session fee must be paid at the time of the session. Forms of payment accepted for sessions, digital, and printed photographic products are cash, checks, and credit card. If a check bounces, there is a $35 fee added.
In the event that the Client requests to reschedule a photographic session with more than 7 day notice, the deposit will be applied to a rescheduled session. Rescheduled sessions must be within the same calendar year as the original scheduled session. Any client that is late arriving to the session will have the amount of time late deducted from the time allotted for the shoot. Arriving 10 minutes early is recommenced to chat with the photographer and refresh expectations as well as chat about ideas for the shoot. Clients shall not be compensated for the time deducted from the session due to late arrival by the client.
All photographic materials, including but not limited to proofs and previews, shall be the exclusive property of the Photographer. No products, including digital files, will be released until the agreed upon amount is paid in full per the payment agreement.
The photographer shall make gallery proofs available through an online gallery proofing website. These proofs shall be available to the client within the agreed upon time. (2 weeks.) After the online gallery is delivered, it will be open for 2 weeks. Clients will be able to view the photos to choose prints from or to order digital files. Photographer is not responsible for lost images once given to the client. Photos not kept/purchased by client will be permanently deleted after 30 days.
The Photographer retains the right of discretion in selecting the photographic materials released to the Client. The Client shall receive a gallery of a minimum of 10 photographs to select from and shall not receive any photographic materials not presented to the Client. Only edited images will be delivered to the client. No unedited images will be delivered to the client. The photographer has the right to decline any requests by the client to edit any specifically requested images that the photographer deems not up to par with the rest of the work. The photographer has the right to decline any "extreme" editing requests, such as but not limited to background changes, added effects, and body modification. The photographer also retains the right to make adjustments to the photographs in post-processing as the Photographer deems within their creative control. Additional processing may be requested for $20 per image.
Satisfaction & Accuracy.
The client & photographer agrees that the work delivered will be of a similar style and caliber to those photographs on my Facebook page and website, and that the photographer will have complete creative control during the photographs and in post-processing. The images will be delivered in JPEG format with a mix of color and black and white images, deemed appropriate by the photographer. No re-editing will be done after the final digital files are presented for download to the client. No refunds or reshoots granted for clients who don’t like their images due to reasons out of photographer’s control, including but not limited to wardrobe, hair and makeup, location, self-esteem, etc.
Copyright and Reproduction.
The Photographer shall retain copyright ownership of all works created in the course of this contract, including but not limited to all images in their original and processed formats. **It is understood that any duplication or alteration of original images is strictly prohibited without the written permission of the photographer. Alterations include, but are not limited to, application of filters, cropping, or modifications of any kind. If any of these actions are performed, the photographer reserves the right to contact you and request the photo(s) be removed as they would no longer be accurate representations of the photographer’s work.** The Photographer does provide the client permission to resize photographs for Internet-based usage. When un-watermarked photos are posted online or on social media, photos must be captioned to give Springberg Photography credit.
The client shall only use the photographic prints, including digital files, in accordance with the permissions within this contract. The client's prints are for personal use only and shall not be submitted to contests or reproduced for commercial use without written approval by the photographer. Additional prints and/or digital files may be purchased between third parties and the Photographer with the permission of the client. If the photographer provides a digital file print release, the client must act in accordance with the release.
The client may share web/blog post links and social media albums through the use of the share functions and direct links. The client shall not copy, download, screen shot, or capture the photographs in any other fashion. If such actions occur the photographer reserves the right to request the photo(s) be removed as they would no longer be accurate representations of the photographer’s work. When uploading to a Facebook or Instagram social media account, the client shall "tag" the photographer’s business in the album or photo of the uploaded file.
Retention of Delivered Files.
Once the JPEG files are delivered to the client, it is the client's sole responsibility to protect and retain their images for the future. It is highly recommended that the digital files or USB drives be duplicated and stored in multiple locations that are cool and dry. (Technology can be fickle; one of the best ways to ensure the client's images will last for generations is for the clients to print them.) If the client requires old files to be duplicated by the photographer, and they are still within the photographer's possession, a restocking fee may be applied. The photographer only guarantees that the photographs originally delivered as digital download files to the client will be available for up to three months from the delivery of the online gallery. After the three-month mark, the photographer no longer guarantees that the photographs will be available.
By scheduling a session with Springberg Photography, I hereby warrant that I am of full age and have the right to contract in my own name. I have read the above authorization, release, and agreement, prior to its execution, and I am fully familiar with the contents of this document.