1. Retainer and Payment
Photoshoots: The Client shall make a non-refundable retainer of 50% of the session fee to Some Shelly. 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. No services will be made and no photos shall be received until full payment is made.
Design Work: Upon receiving the design notes, Some Shelly will give the Client an estimated time frame for how long the design project will take. The Client shall make a non-refundable retainer of 50% of the hourly rate estimated by Some Shelly. All design work is timed through a client management site (Bonsai) where Some Shelly distributed invoices. The remainder of the payment will be invoiced through Bonsai. All final files will be distributed once the full invoice is paid.
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 1 week prior to scheduled event. A $50 rescheduling fee will apply if the notice is given after 1 week prior to scheduled event. Reschedule must be within the same month if possible, if not as soon as possible. Rescheduling is only allowed within 1 year of the original scheduled date. 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
Photography: Some Shelly 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 material, for display on the Photographer’s website, social media, etc. The Client may use the images however they would like for personal use. Resizing + cropping is allowed but color manipulation is frowned upon. If the image is manipulated to look different than the original distributed work, do not credit Some Shelly. Images cannot be sold.
Design Work: Some Shelly shall own the copyright in all work created and shall have the exclusive right to make reproductions for, including but not limited to, marketing material, for display on their website, social media, etc. The Client may use the work however they would like, unless stated otherwise.
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 Some Shelly cannot be manipulated and/or edited over unless previously agreed upon with Some Shelly. Requests for changes in editing following delivery of the photos can be considered by Some Shelly, but not guaranteed. Some Shelly does NOT distributed RAW files.
5. Social Media
The Client may share blog post links, Instagram posts, 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.
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.