Terms and Conditions

1. Retainer and Payment

The Client shall make a non-refundable retainer of 50% of the session fee to the Photographer. Upon payment, Some Shelly will reserve the time and date agreed upon by both parties exclusively for you. Some Shelly will not make other reservations for that time and date. The full amount of the session fee + any agreed upon additional travel fees (if applicable) must be paid the day of the event or at the event if paying with cash. No services will be made and no photos shall be received until full payment is made.

2. Cancellation, Rescheduling, Late Arrivals

If the Client requests to cancel a session or fails to show, the retainer fee is non-refundable. The retainer will NOT be refunded due to client’s error. In the event that the Client requests to reschedule their session, the retainer shall be applied to the rescheduled session if notice is given at least 2 weeks prior to scheduled event. A $50 rescheduling fee will apply if the notice is given after 2 weeks prior to scheduled event. Reschedule must be within the same month if possible. Sessions that require rescheduling due to harsh weather conditions (rain, snow, or extreme weather conditions), will be rescheduled to the closest available date without an extra fee. Any Client that is late arriving to the session will have the amount of time allotted for the session.

3. Artistic Rights, Copyright, and Reproductions

The Photographer retains the right of discretion in selecting the photographic materials released to the client. Some Shelly shall own the copyright in all images created and shall have the exclusive right to make reproductions for, including but not limited to, marketing materials, portfolio entries, for display on the Photographer’s website, social media, etc. 

4. Photographic Materials

The Client shall receive the fully edited high resolution JPEG images no later than 7 days after the session unless stated otherwise. Any images delivered by the Photographer cannot be manipulated and/or edited over unless previously agreed upon with the Photographer. Requests for changes in editing following delivery of the photos can be considered by the Photographer, but not guaranteed. Some Shelly does NOT distributed RAW files. 

5. Social Media

The Client may share blog post links, Instagram posts, and Facebook albums, etc. Client shall not copy, screenshot, or capture the photographs in any other fashion (ex. Saving or screenshotting on Facebook/Instagram). The client must credit and/or tag Some Shelly on all social media platforms in any posts or shares of their own. 

6. Indemnification

The Photographer shall be held harmless for any and all injury to the client(s) during the course of the photography session and the immediately surrounding events.