Terms & Conditions:
A. Session Fees
Client agrees to pay photographer an agreed retainer at the time of booking to secure their appointment date and time agreed prior. This is a non-refundable retainer fee that goes toward your session. The balance is due at the time of the session. The session fee covers the time and talent of photographer, basic retouching and creative editing of images, as determined by the photographer, and images (amount depending on session) to be stored passed through media format in acceptable JPG format that can be used for digital photo albums and online social media. Additional editing is available at additional expense to be determined by photographer. Additional prints or full size digital images may be available for purchase unless already agreed prior to this form.
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 30 minutes of Guernsey, Channel Islands. Any location outside of these limits will be subject to an additional charge of flights and/or hotels as part of the agreement.
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. Photographer reserves the right to reschedule due to illness, weather, equipment malfunction, or other circumstances beyond their control. If the photographer cannot fulfil a reschedule at this point, then your full deposit shall be refunded.
D. Re-shoots / Refunds
Re-shoots are determined at the discretion of the photographer. Re-shoots and refunds will not be given for due to choices of clothing, make-up, hair or weather related issues, or by not following the recommendations of the photographer.
After twelve (12) 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. The photographer shall send you the agreed images in the agreed format to keep and use but not to make profit.
All payments are due in full less deposit already paid, unless alternative payment arrangements have been made. 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.
Photographer is not responsible for the damage of portraits or prints after delivery to client, including damage caused during transit if forwarded to another party. Client assumes all responsibility for the safety of all portraits/prints upon receipt. However, if your order does arrive damaged, please contact PC Photography as soon as possible as this can be quickly resolved.
H. Model Release (applies to all photo sessions)
I hereby give to Paulo Caetano Photography the absolute and irrevocable right and permission with respect to the photographs that he has taken of myself, my family and/or my minor(s), my property such as vehicle or place of dwelling, or my vision 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 unless all copy rights have been purchased for copyright ownership;
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.
Paulo Caetano Photography is not responsible for any injuries inflicted upon any participating parties. Client(s) will be responsible for their children and for themselves and release photographer from any claims against their person(s) or their business.
J. Copyright & Penalty
Paulo Caetano (PC) Photography retains all copyrights to all images created during client’s session. A print release will be included with digital files to print portraits for personal use up to designated size listed on print release. 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 unless all copyrights have been purchased for copyright ownership. It is illegal to copy, scan, download, print, share, alter, or otherwise steal any image created by Paulo Caetano Photography without written permission 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. Please note that in most cases, you are granted free posting and sharing of your images and no action will be taken. This rule applies to large entities that make profit. Note from photographer: I work very hard to create images that reflect you, your family and vision, 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.
K. Session Requests
*No cameras/camcorders/any type of recording device (this includes cell phone cameras) are allowed during the session unless prior arrangement and agreement has been made between client and photographer, including a written agreement. The photographer will not continue if there are other cameras or video taping during the session. *Session starts at the agreed upon time. It is strongly encouraged that client arrives 15 minutes prior to the start of session. This allows for any last-minute feeding, changing, and relaxing before session begins. *Please do not bring any children not being photographed to the session. *Please make sure hair is combed and face is clean and you are how you want to look. *Please avoid eating or drinking red or orange food or drinks before a session, as red and orange tend to leave a stain on the face and shows up in the photos.
PC Photography will never sell or share your details with any third party, marketing company, or amongst other users. Your privacy is my priority. Exceptions are made when approached by professionals such as the law but only under a warrant and where I would have to legally supply the details held.
Cancellations are accepted within 12 hours from purchase for printed images from the Online Gallery Store. Cancellations for booking must be done with a minimum of 48 hours notice. Refunds will be given minus a deposit given during the time of booking and agreement. Returns are also accepted if products are faulty of printed in error. In most cases a replacement or corrected/fixed version will be offered. Unfortunately PC Photography cannot refund personalised photo shoots such as in booked sessions due to the nature of the personal images. Your consumer rights are not affected....