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This agreement is between Myra Stone Photography (herein referred to as “MSP”) and Client  (herein referred to as “Client”).

Copyright Information: All images are copyrighted by photographer, Myra Stone Photography. It is illegal and unlawful to scan, copy or reproduce MSP's work in any manner or medium and is punishable by law. 

Agreement/Jurisdiction: The person(s) whose signature(s) appear on this contract, known as "Client", agree that MSP shall provide photography services to the best of her abilities, in the manner described in this document. This is a binding contract which incorporates the entire understanding of the parties, and any modifications must be in writing, signed by both parties, and physically attached to the original agreement. In the event that any part of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall remain valid and enforceable. Any failure by one or both parties to enforce a provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any other portion or provision of this agreement. This Agreement is to be for any and all sessions reserved by Client.

Payment: Client shall reserve the time and date of services by MSP. In order to do so, a minimum payment of $50-$100 (depending on the session type) is due to secure your time and date, and the remaining balance is due the day of your session. By sending your payment to reserve the services of MSP, you are agreeing to the terms of this contract and will be considered a binding agreement. Due to the nature of your custom session, payments are non-refundable. In the event Client fails to remit payment as specified, MSP shall have the right to immediately terminate this Agreement with no further obligation and retain any and all photographs. If the Client is paying by check, a copy of his/her valid driver’s license is required. Checks must be made payable to Myra Stone Photography. Returned checks will be assessed a $50.00 non-sufficient funds fee, and all future purchases/payments must be paid via cash. Payments for session are to be used only for session. Print credits are not available. If Client is purchasing a special session (15 or 30 minute sessions, Holiday Sessions, etc.), the payment must be made in full to reserve the specified date and time. Any props broken or dirtied by client must be paid for or cleaned. If your session is free of charge, MSP will provide a copy of this contract for you to sign at the time of your session. By signing or sending your payment, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of this contract.

Photo Storing: Client accepts all responsibility for archiving and protecting the image files or photographs. All images will be delivered via online gallery with an expiration date assigned at the time of delivery. If Client fails to download prior to the expiration date, there will be a “re-upload fee” of $25 for a new gallery. Galleries must be downloaded to a computer as mobile devices are not supported by this platform. If you do not own or have access to a computer, please inform MSP before proceeding, as you may need to purchase a disc or thumb drive separately. MSP does not permanently archive image files and is not responsible for the lifespan of any digital media provided or for any future changes in digital technology or media readers that might result in an inability to read digital files provided. It is Client's responsibility to ensure that digital files are copied to new media as required.

Image Processing/Printing: MSP will choose the best images to edit and will only release the most artistically appealing images. Unless agreed upon prior to any editing work, high-resolution images may contain a mixture of color or black and white images. Limited color correction and/or retouching are included at MSP discretion. MSP will include blemish corrections at no additional cost. Please note that sometimes it's difficult to differentiate between blemishes and some scars, so if you have any scars that you'd like left, please advise MSP prior to your session so we can ensure we're not changing your appearance unknowingly. Client may request further changes for an additional charge. A print release will be provided, at no cost, upon request, however, MSP is not responsible for any prints that are not ordered directly from her. MSP will not release RAW, unedited images. Please allow up to 2 weeks to receive your photos (high volume may prolong editing time further, please discuss wait times prior to scheduling if time is a factor).

Locations: Sessions will be held in Scotland County, North Carolina. If client requests a location outside of Scotland County, North Carolina, travel fees may apply.  

Usage: MSP reserves the right to use the negatives and/or reproductions for display, publication or other purposes. Negatives and originals remain the property of Myra Stone Photography.

Sales are Final: Due to the custom nature of each session, all sales are final.

Re-Shoots: Re-shoots will be given at the discretion of the photographer and are not given for regretful personal choices, such as hair or clothing choices. Please review portfolio photos to ensure the style I offer suits your preference. In case of rain or extenuating circumstances, we will decide on another date that works for both parties. MSP is not responsible for misbehaving children. If a child is uncooperative, you may request a reshoot for 25% of the initial fee.

Cancellations: If Client must reschedule, please be courteous and do so at least 48 hours prior to your session. If Client chooses to cancel their session completely, they will forfeit all payments to MSP. If Client chooses to cancel any part of their session, they will not be reimbursed, given a print credit or discount for future sessions or products.

Weather Related Reschedules: If photographer advises against a shoot for anticipated inclement weather conditions, Client must respect this judgment call. If Client insists on proceeding and the weather causes an interference, a reschedule will not be permitted without payment of 50% of the initial session fee assessed.

Photographer Vacation & Sick Time: Due to the nature of illness being unplanned, it is understood that the Photographer may not be available without notice due to illness to herself or her immediate family members. When possible, a studio assistant will conduct business during the Photographer's extended time away due to severe illness.

Before Your Session: Please have your children dressed and ready to go for their session, including combing their hair and faces clean. Children are more likely to become grouchy if they are fussed with before the session. Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early as MSP will schedule photo sessions back to back. Late arrivals can result in clients not receiving the full session time requested. Please be sure to bring wipes for young children as they do tend to get things on their face.

Exclusive Photographer: Only bring the people that will be photographed to your session. Use of personal cameras, camcorders or recording devices are strictly prohibited and can result in immediate cancellation of your session with no refund.

I hereby, grant Myra Stone Photography, all rights and permissions:

a) The unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use, re-use, publish, and republish photographic portraits or pictures of me or in which I may be included intact or in part, composite or otherwise, all media now or hereafter known for illustration, art, promotion, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever.

b) I permit the use of any printed material in connection therewith.

c) I hereby relinquish any right that I may have to examine or approve the completed product or products or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used in conjunction therewith or the use to which it may be applied.

d) I hereby release, discharge and agree to save harmless Myra Stone Photography, his/her heirs, legal representatives or assigns, and all persons functioning under his/her permission or authority, or those for whom he/she is functioning, from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of said picture or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication thereof, including without limitation any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

e) I hereby affirm that I am over the age of maturity and have the right to contract in my own name. I have read the above authorization, release and agreement, prior to its execution; I fully understand the contents thereof. This agreement shall be binding upon me and my heirs, and legal representatives. 

By signing below, you agree to terms stated above: 

Client Signature:__________________________________Date:_____________

Photographer Signature:____________________________Date______________

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