LIFESTYLE SESSION CONTRACT

This agreement is between Kati Dimoff, hereinafter referred to as the "Photographer", operating in the State of Oregon, and the signers of this portrait photography agreement, hereinafter referred to as the "Clients", collectively referred to as the "Parties", with the lifestyle photography session detailed below.

The contract terms, agreement, and price are the only legally binding documents between the Parties.

Agreement Overview
This agreement contains the entire understanding between the Photographer and the Client. It supersedes all prior and simultaneous agreements between the Parties. The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by all the Parties. If the Parties want to waive one provision of this agreement, that does not mean that any other provision is also waived. The party against whom a waiver is sought to be effective must have signed a waiver in writing.

Retainer
A retainer fee of $495 is required for this session.
This is a non-refundable retainer. In the event of cancellation, the retainer paid is non-refundable. It shall be liquidated for damages to the Photographer in the event of a cancellation, or breach of contract by the Client. No date is reserved until a retainer is received. The retainer is the total cost of the service to be rendered.

Cancellation
There shall be no refund of retainer after the signing of the Agreement and the reservation of the photography date.  Once a balance is paid, it is non-refundable. Any other arrangements shall be discussed between the Clients and the Photographer. All arrangements will be put in writing. Cancellation must be in writing even if a phone call was made to inform the Photographer of the cancellation.

Failure to Perform
The parties agree to cheerful cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. Due to the limited and subjective nature of the event, the Photographer cannot be held responsible for requested photographs not taken or missed, lack of coverage resulting from weather conditions, or schedule complications caused by but not limited to, anyone in or at the event, or location restrictions. The Photographer is not responsible for lost photo opportunities due to the lateness of the clients or other principles. The Photographer is not responsible for the lack of coverage due to weather conditions, scheduling complications due to lateness of individuals, or rules and restrictions of venue.  It is acknowledged that any lists submitted to the Photographer will be used for organizational purposes only and in no way represent photography that will actually be produced. The Photographer will do its best to fulfill all requests but can make no guarantees all images will be delivered. Clients are responsible for all location fees and permits.

Copyright
Title (possession) of and copyright to all products shall remain with the Photographer until client has paid in full. All photos are copyrighted. The negatives and or digital images (hereinafter collectively the “images”) created by the Photographer remain the property of the Photographer. It is illegal to copy, scan, reproduce, or post online in forums or elsewhere without the written permission of the Photographer. Violators of this federal law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties.
Permission is herby granted to the Photographer to use any images created under this contract for professional samples, displays, internet website pages, advertising, exhibitions, contests, and any other purpose. 
The Photographer retains the copyright to all images produced by the Photographer. If purchasing Hi-Resolution images, Clients will be given a written release to make personal copies. The client understands the images given cannot be used for profit or advertising and all posting of images on the internet must be acknowledged as images by the Photographer.

Expenses
Travel expenses such as parking, shipping, or destination fees must be reimbursed to the Photographer and will be added to the balance due after the event. Travel fees are pre-determined and will be set out in the initial payment total. Clients are responsible for all location fees and permits.

Creative License
Images are edited at the Photographer’s discretion, and delivered prints may not include all images shot. The Photographer reserves the creative rights to edit and release only those images deemed creditable as professional in quality and within the photographer’s artistic standards.

Client agrees they are hiring the Photographer for the Photographer's artistic vision and accepts decisions in regards to depth of field, exposure, focus, color correction, tilt, or any other subjective aspect of the work created. Accordingly, Client acknowledges that the photos will not be subject to rejection or unreasonable edits on the basis of taste or aesthetic criteria.

Force Majeure
If the Photographer cannot perform this Agreement due to a fire, casualty, strike or other civil disturbances, Acts of God, including but not limited to, road closures, severe traffic, fire, terrorism or other causes beyond the control of the parties, then the Photographer shall return any moneys paid by the Client, less retainer fee and expenses, but shall have no further liability with respect to the Agreement. This limitation of liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged, lost through camera malfunction, compact flash card malfunction, or otherwise lost or damaged without the fault on the part of the Photographer. The limit of liability for a partial loss of originals shall be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of total number of originals.

Returned Checks
Returned checks are subject to a $50.00 returned check fee. Client assumes responsibility for any and all collection costs and legal fees incurred by the Photographer in the event that enforcement of this contract becomes necessary. All legal action shall be taken appropriately.

Cost of Photography Session
Please make all checks payable to k dimoff photography
Package:  1 hour session time at your home + approx. 40 hi-res images

Additional notes:  

sessions at 9am . the following days only may 1st-5th may 8th-12th sept 11th-15th sept 18th-22nd . no extended family . not to be used for newborn sessions (because we wouldn't want to rush a brand new babe!)

Total Package Cost:  $495

This is a contract for personal photography services to be provided by the Photographer. The Parties agree to the above terms and conditions, and acknowledge that they have received, read, and understand the Photographer’s current pricing and terms.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH . I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOUR FAMILY . XO