Terms and Conditions
As an artist it is important that my work be represented as I envisioned it. To ensure that, I will give all clients a Copyright Notice and Acknowledgement Form to reivew and sign before their session.
A. Scheduling / Deposit
I require a $100 deposit at the time of booking to secure a client’s appointment date and time. This is a non-refundable retainer fee that goes toward the session. I accept deposits via credit card (via website) or check. Please contact me before making a deposit. You must complete your session within one year from the time the deposit is placed otherwise the deposit will be forfeited. If you cancel the session more than twice, your $100 deposit will also be forfeited.
If client illness or other unforeseen situation prevents a photo session from taking place, you must reschedule at least 24 hours before his/her session to avoid the forfeit of your deposit. Should you fail to give 24 hours notice, or decide to completely cancel the shoot, the $100 deposit is forfeited and will not be refunded.
I reserve the right to reschedule for any reason, including illness, weather, equipment malfunction or other circumstances beyond my control.
Your session balance is due at the time of the session. The fee covers my time, talent and technical resources, and I determine basic creative editing of images. At the studio, I accept cash or check (not credit card). If you decide to pay for the session with cash you must bring the exact amount; I will not have change for you at the studio. Orders will not be processed until payment in full is received. If you want to pay for your session balance with a credit card you must make arrangements with me prior to the session and pay online prior to the session.
Unless it’s a group package being purchased, session packages are for individuals only and are not to be shared.
C. Location Costs & Fees
You are responsible for any applicable costs and/or permit fees associated with the location chosen for a session that is not held at my studio. I will not guarantee or arrange payment at any location. You must choose a location that is no more then a thirty-mile drive from my studio address. Any location outside of these limits will be an additional charge of $.50 / mile as part of the agreement.
D. Re-shoot Policy
Throughout your session I will show you the proofs so you can see your images in process. If you want to make a change (i.e. backdrop, posing, hair, wardrobe), you must state your requests during your session. Re-shoots and refunds will not be given for poor choices of clothing, or by personal choice with hair & makeup, weather-related issues, or by not following my recommendations.
E. Ordering /Archiving
Proofs from individual sessions will be delivered in 2-4 business days. Proof galleries will be online and available for viewing for 30 days from the time of the session. You are expected to place your orders within that 30-day period. After 30 days, if you have not contacted me and have not ordered, your gallery will be removed and the session deleted. After you place your order I will archive your session for up to one year from your session date. After that year your session will be deleted from my archives. I’m not responsible for loss or damage to the digital files because of circumstances beyond my control.
F. Copyright & Penalty
All images appearing on the Sarah Morreim Photography web site, unless noted otherwise, are the exclusive property of me and are protected under the United States and International Copyright laws. The images may not be reproduced, copied transmitted or manipulated without my written consent.
Minnesota state and federal copyright laws give me the exclusive rights to the photographs, including but not limited to the right to sell, print, copy, edit, display and distribute the images. These exclusive rights make it illegal for clients to copy, scan, edit, publish or share photographic images and digital media without my permission.
Sale or use of the portraits taken by me for profit is strictly prohibited. Use of the photographs in films or videos is also not allowed. I reserve all rights including the right to refuse service to anyone who disregards copyright laws. Thank you for respecting me, and my profession.
Sarah Morreim Photography is not responsible for any injuries inflicted upon any participating parties during a session.
H. Session Requests
No cameras / video cameras / any type of recording device (this includes cell phone cameras) are allowed during the session unless prior arrangement has been made between clients and I, including a written agreement. The session starts at the agreed upon time. If a client is more then 20 minutes late to a session, it will need to be rescheduled.
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