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All retainer fees are due at the time of signing and submitting this contract with the remainder of your session fee due on or before the day of your shoot. No dates will be reserved without a retainer fee, payable by PayPal or cash (if you’d like to meet in person prior to your shoot). Tony Simons Photography does not suggest sending cash by mail, nor will they be held responsible for any payments lost if sent by mail.

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TONY SIMONS PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO SESSION CONTRACT

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Tony Simons Photography

515-771-9475

A. Session Fees

Client agrees to pay photographer a retainer of $50.00 at the time of booking to secure their session dates and times. This is a non-refundable retainer fee that goes toward your session. At the time the contract takes effect, Tony Simons Photography shall reserve the date and time agreed upon, and not make any other reservations or accept any other clients for said date and time. For this reason, in the event that client cancels the contract for any reason, all monies paid shall be retained by Tony Simons Photography in order to offset its loss of business. Multiple rescheduling will lead to additional retainers or refusal of service. Session time is not guaranteed without contact/ paid retainer.

The cost of session covers the time and talent of photographer, basic retouching and creative editing of images, as determined by the photographer. Additional editing is available at additional expense to be determined by photographer. Additional prints or digital images may be available for purchase. Please note images are selected by photographer, unless noted differently on package purchased.

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Turn around for sessions is typically 2-3 weeks depending on demand with photographers schedule. Gallery will be available for up to 30 days to download. Once galleries have expired there is a $25.00 fee to reload session. Images are kept for 6 months.

HIGH RES DIGITAL FILES WILL BE PROVIDED ON A GALLERY INCLUDED IN SESSION. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A CD OR USB WITH YOUR IMAGES PLEASE CONTACT TONY SIMONS PHOTOGRAPHY AHEAD OF TIME TO BE BILLED FOR WHICH PRODUCT YOU WOULD LIKE. CDS ARE $35.00 includes shipping, time and supplies. USBs are $50.00 includes shipping time and supplies.

B. Location Costs & Fees

If there are any costs/fees associated with the location the client has chosen for their session, you, the client, will be responsible for those fees. The photographer will not guarantee or arrange payment on any location. Creative fee covers travel within Des Moines,IA Any location outside of these limits will be subject to an additional charge agreed upon during consultation.

C. Rescheduling

If an illness or situation prevents a photo session from taking place, client may reschedule their session at least 24 hours prior to their shoot without penalty. Should client fail to give 24 hours notice, or decide to completely cancel the shoot, this session fee is forfeited and will not be refunded. Multiple rescheduling will lead to additional retainers or refusal of service. Photographer reserves the right to reschedule due to illness, weather, equipment malfunction, or other circumstances beyond their control.

SICK POLICY: PLEASE DO NOT BRING FAMILY MEMBERS SICK TO SESSION. IF CHILD HAS A FEVER, STOMACH FLU SYMPTOMS, OR OTHER SYMPTOMS THAT CAN LEAD TO THE SPREAD OF ILLNESS YOU MUST RESCHEDULE IF IT IS WITHIN 24HOURS OF YOUR SESSION. NO EXCEPTIONS. IF YOU BRING YOUR CHILD ILL TO YOUR SESSION YOU WILL BE ASKED TO RESCHEDULE IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS TO PROTECT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS/ASSISTANTS AND OTHER CLIENTS COMING THAT DAY. PLEASE HELP BY FOLLOWING THE RULES TO AVOID SPREADING SICKNESS. TONY SIMONS PHOTOGRAPHY WILL DO THEIR BEST TO RESCHEDULE FOR A TIME THAT WILL WORK FOR BOTH PARTY.

D. Re-shoots / Refunds

Re-shoots are determined at the discretion of the photographer. Re-shoots will not be given for poor choices of clothing, make-up, hair or weather-related issues, or by not following the recommendations of the photographer. Photographer is not responsible for missed moments. Photographer is not responsible for child's cooperation. The cost of packages only covers the photographers time and talent. No refunds will be given on any packages. Once client receives images they may not exchange them for others.

E. Archive

After six (6) months, all images will be purged from photographer’s hard-drive, except as needed for promotional purposes, to be determined by photographer at photographer’s sole discretion. Photographer is not responsible for loss or damage to the digital files due to circumstances beyond photographer’s control.

F. Payment

All payments are due in full the day of the session. Orders will not be processed until payment in full is received. If client has arranged a payment plan, order will be placed after the final payment has been received. If client fails to make payment with 30 days of session there will be a late charge of $25.00 per month add to amount due which must be paid before images are processed and client will be able to receive. Please note there is a $50.00 charge for any returned checks.

H. Model Release

I hereby give to Tony Simons Photography the absolute and irrevocable right and permission with respect to the photographs that he/she has taken of myself and/or my minor child in which he/she may be included with others:

a) To copyright the same in the photographer’s name or any other name that he/she may select;

b) To use, re-use, publish and re-publish the same in whole or in part, separately or in conjunction with other photographs, in any medium now or hereafter known, and for any purpose whatsoever, including (but not by way of limitation) illustration, promotion, advertising and trade, and;

I hereby release and discharge photographer from all and any claims and demands ensuing from or in connection with the use of the photographs, including any and all claims for libel and invasion of privacy.

I. Liability and Damages

Photographer is not responsible for any injuries inflicted upon any participating parties on location or on photographers property. Client(s) will be responsible for their children and for themselves and release photographer from any claims against their person or their business.

The client is responsible for any damage caused to photographer's property and equipment caused purposefully or accidentally by client.

Photographer is not responsible for the damage of portraits after delivery to client, including damage caused during transit by US mail. Client assumes all responsibility for the safety of all portraits upon receipt.

J. Copyright & Penalty

Tony Simons Photography retains all copyrights to all images created during client’s session. A print release is included with digital files to print portraits at any size for personal use. The print release does not allow publication of your portraits (i.e. entering in contests), selling or altering of your images without the photographer’s written permission. It is illegal to copy, scan, download, print, share, alter, or otherwise steal any image created by Tony Simons Photography during client’s photo session. This applies to "sneak peek" images, images posted in an online proofing gallery, blog, Facebook, or hard copy images. If client steals images via any method listed above, or any other method, client will be invoiced for the cost of EACH digital image client has stolen, at photographer’s current price per digital file.

Note from photographer: I work very hard to create images that reflect you and your family, while keeping in line with my artistic vision and creativity. I know you will want to share them and include a sneak-peek for that very reason. However, I ask that you simply link back to my blog/website/Facebook page instead of right-clicking, saving, and sharing the image via your own page. I hope that you will respect not only my hard work, but the time, money, and dedication that I have put into training and equipment to capture these images for you. Please do not steal them.

K. Session Requests

*Session starts at the agreed upon time. Clients that are more than 30mins late will forfeit their deposit and must reschedule.

*If bringing children who will not be photographed it is recommended to bring a helper.

*Please make sure hair is combed and face is clean and free of runny noses or eyes.

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