Session Details
Thank you for the chance to photograph this season of your life with those you love most!  We’ll chat soon to work out the perfect plan for our time together!  Cute images are going to be headed your way!!  I LOVE what I do and ADORE the people I work with so seeing notes like these in the inbox are one of my favorite things!  I can’t wait to pow-wow so we can make your session extra great!  Below are some details with regard to copyright, ordering, liability, etc.

COPYRIGHT AND MODEL RELEASE
All photos created by M.M.P. are copyright protected. It is a violation of federal copyright to copy, scan or allow photographs we have created to be reprinted without our express written permission. Images posted on social media should have a photo credit accompany them (example – photo: melaniemauer.com) except for commercial projects.
You agree to purchase prints from us unless you purchase the digital negatives. Even though the images may be of you or your child, the photographer owns the copyright to the image. Prints will be made for the client or for M.M.P.’s portfolio, self-promotion, entry in photography contests and art exhibitions, editorial use, trade, advertising and display.
Clients give M.M.P. permission to use likeness in media for lawful purposes. I also agree that images can be used without additional compensation to the undersigned. If as a parent or public figure, you would prefer to not have your images or images of your children on our website or blog, kindly let us know.

PORTRAIT AGREEMENT
The parties agree that Melanie Mauer Photography (M.M.P.) will furnish photographic coverage on the above date & time for up to one hour (unless otherwise contracted). Approximately 20 images per hour of time M.M.P. is hired for will be shown. These will be available 30 days after your session.
A $425 session fee reserves your session time. In case of cancellation or rescheduling to a date we are unavailable for, monies received are non-refundable. Rescheduling may be done once within 60 calendar days of the original session date. If weather isn’t agreeable, we’ll gladly reschedule.

CHARGES
The session fee is $425 and covers the following:

  • a pre-session planning call, if desired
  • up to one hour of coverage on your session date
  • post-session custom image preparation with attention to each image.
  • 20 images presented to you in a private online slideshow/gallery. Images will be available within 30 days of your session.

In order to hold your session date, your session fee must be received within seven days of submitting this agreement. All prints will be purchased in addition to the fee. Print rates are adjusted periodically. Extra charges will be billed if and when incurred at the request of the client. Such charges include but are not entirely limited to location fees, rush service and travel outside Lexington, KY. Travel charges are billed only if the location is greater than 25 miles from Lexington, KY

ORDERING
Once images are available, we ask that you try to make your order within 7-9 days to keep our workflow even. A 1 week ordering window extension is available for $50. All purchased images will be archived for a year. Unordered images are not kept on file. All products are paid in full at the time of order. Orders (excluding items like books) will be ready in approximately 6-8 weeks.

LIABILITY
If M.M.P. cannot perform on the date agreed upon, M.M.P. will return all monies collected but shall have no further liability. In the unlikely event that during the exposure, transportation, processing & printing, the images become damaged, liability is limited to a return of all payments received for this letter of agreement.
By submitting this, you agree to the terms of the portrait agreement and it serves as your electronic signature