Terms & Conditions

Updated June 1, 2021

TERMS OF AGREEMENT

By paying the initial deposit and agreeing that this document has been read at the time of booking the client hereby agrees to all terms and conditions. 

BOOKING POLICY

At the time of booking, a $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your date and time. Payment of the deposit acts as a binding agreement between the client and Shawn Riddle Photo.

PAYMENT POLICY

Sessions are to be paid in full immediately after the session only by Credit card, cash, Paypal or Venmo. After booking, you will be send an invoice reflecting the balance minus the deposit amount and can be paid in full any time leading up to the shoot date.

LATE FEE

A $50 surcharge will be added to the invoice for clients 15 minutes late. Session end times will not be extended to accommodate client lateness. If Shawn Riddle has the availability to extend the session the client may pay for additional time within business hours. 

 

CANCELLATION/RESCHEDULING POLICY

If you are unable to make your photo session all deposits will act as a cancellation fee. If the session needs to be rescheduled for any reason a $25 rescheduling fee will be added to your open invoice.  

 

72 hours of advance notice of cancellation is required to credit the deposit towards a future session. The photographer reserves the right to deny service to any client(s) who repeatedly have a history of cancellations. If Shawn Riddle cannot perform this contract due to fire or other casualties, strike, an act of God, or other cause beyond the control of the parties, or due to the photographer's illness or emergency, then the photographer shall return the deposit fee to the client but shall have no further liability concerning the contract.

IMAGE POLICY

Following the shoot, your unedited proof images will be made available for viewing via online private gallery for selecting. You will be able to select all of the image you would like retouched; and send an invoice to cover any additional images after the # of images that are included in your session package. 

 

The proof images are unedited, watermarked, and have no access to download or use. The photographer will reach out once to follow up with the creation of your list. 

 

If you wish to have access to download RAW files for outside usage, that license fee is $100 per 25 images, in addition to any session fees. Raw or unedited photos should not be shared on any social media services without the permission of the photographer.

 

TURNAROUND TIME

Turnaround time is 3-7 business days AFTER selecting your images, so please keep this in mind when booking your session if you have a deadline to meet.

 

Rush turnaround time is up to 48 hours and requires a payment of $15 per image in addition to any other session fees paid.

 

If the client request additional edits outside of the original package, this may delay your turnaround time by 2 business days. 

 

 

MODEL RELEASE 

This photography contract serves as a model release. The client grants the photographer the right to use all images and footage without restriction for advertising, portfolios, and other lawful purposes. The client waives the right to inspect any images produced using the images or footage from the events in this contract, and the right to restrict the use of the images or footage from the listed events by the photographer.

 

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.

COPYRIGHT POLICY

All photographs and footage are and shall remain the sole intellectual property of the photographer per the United States Copyright Laws. The Client hereby waives any rights to intellectual property ownership, monetization, or reproduction of the images and footage created by the Photographer, with exception of the terms of any formal written releases provided to the Client by the Photographer.

 

By paying the initial deposit and agreeing that this document has been read the photographer does grant the Client the right to print images for personal or family use. the photographer grants the client the right to publish the photographs on social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc) and personal websites. If the client wishes to use images for commercial, multimedia advertising, sale, etc the photographer will provide the documentation and invoice for such matters. The Client may present this contract to photo printing companies if they request authorization from the Photographer.