Client Contract

Terms & Conditions


  •  NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT: It is ILLEGAL to copy or reproduce negatives, digital images and printed photographs without Greta D Photography's permission, in the form of a Print Release, and violators of this Federal Law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties. The images provided to you are licensed to you for personal purposes only, including but not limited to: printing, copying, emailing, & web publishing. This license does not include use that results in financial gain, including but not limited to: advertising, stock photography, print sale profits, or resale of any nature. You may under no circumstances alter, edit or change images. Greta D Photography always retains the copyrights and ownership of all photographs produced.


  • ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This agreement contains the entire understanding between Greta D Photography and the CLIENT (named below). It supersedes all prior and simultaneous agreements between the parties. The only way to change or add to this agreement is to do so in writing, and providing the document is signed by all the relevant parties.


  • ONLINE GALLERY: After the session once all photographs have been edited, Greta D Photography will provide the CLIENT with an online gallery. This gallery will contain all edited photographs agreed upon in the chosen session package. Online gallery will be available for viewing/sharing/downloading within 21 days of session date.


  • PAYMENTS: A signed contract and retainer fee are required to reserve the dates and times of the event. If the CLIENT must reschedule, postponed, or cancel for any reason; or if there is a breach of contract by the CLIENT, the retainer fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to a different date, and shall be liquidated damages to Greta D Photography to compensate for the lost booking time. The client agrees that the balance is due in full at the time of session. Accepted payment forms are cash, check, Zelle or Venmo. The retainer guarantees that no other booking will be taken during your time slot. This retainer goes towards the balance, which is due the day of your session.


  • MODEL RELEASE: The client hereby assigns and grants Greta D Photography the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of the client or in which the client may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising or any other purpose and in any other manner and medium; the client hereby releases Greta D Photography from all claims and liability relating to said photographs. It is agreed that Greta D Photography may display and use the photos for advertising and promotions.


  • NON-DISPARAGEMENT: During the Term of contract and thereafter, CLIENT agrees to take no action which is intended, or would reasonably be expected, to harm Greta D Photography or its or their reputation or which would reasonably be expected to lead to unwanted or unfavorable publicity to Greta D Photography.


  • LIABILITY: Greta D Photography takes the utmost care with respect to exposure, transportation and processing of photographs. However, in the unlikely event of the clients photographs being lost, stolen or destroyed for reasons within or beyond Greta D Photography's control, the latters liability to the return of all payments received for the session package. The limit of liability for a partial loss of originals shall be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of total number of originals.


  • LIABILITY OF SAFETY: Greta D Photography is not responsible for CLIENT's safety. CLIENT will act on their own free will and judgement in regards to personal safety and the safety of their children. Any injuries, harm or accidents that should occur while shooting with Greta D Photography are the sole responsibility of the CLIENT, and not of Greta D Photography or any venue or location. If at anytime CLIENT does not feel comfortable, confident or safe during their shoot, they must verbally relay this and Greta D Photography will make every effort to make the necessary adjustments to the shoot, or relocate to a more comfortable location. Just as with any other day, CLIENT is always responsible for their own children, and their children's safety. CLIENT will remain close at all times to their children while shooting with Greta D Photography.


  • ARCHIVAL PERIOD: The CLIENT will have a period not to exceed one year from the day of the event to complete all downloads and exercise the option of purchasing a photo album and prints. After the initial one year period Greta D Photography reserves the right to discard the negatives and/or digital files.


  • PUNCTUALITY: Because of optimal lighting, as well as respect for the client whose session is after yours, it is imperative to be on time for your session. The CLIENT and Greta D Photography agree that cooperation and punctuality are essential to accomplish the goals and wishes of all parties. Shooting commences at the scheduled start time and ends at the scheduled end time. If the CLIENT does not arrive at the appointed time for the event, shooting will still commence at the scheduled start time and end at the scheduled end time.


  • COVID-19: CLIENT agrees to disclose to Greta D Photography immediately if the CLIENT or any members of the party test positive for Coronavirus 2 weeks prior to the date of the session. CLIENT agrees that no person will be in attendance of the session while knowingly contagious for Coronavirus. Should the CLIENT themselves receive a positive test for Coronavirus less than 14 days prior to the event, Greta D Photography reserves the right to terminate this contract, and provide up to one year of rescheduling at the same terms and rates in this contract. All payments will be credited towards the agreed upon reschedule date. No refunds or returns of payments will be provided. Greta D Photography is fully vaccinated. However, Greta D Photography agrees to immediately contact the CLIENT should the photographer receive a positive Coronavirus test 2 weeks prior or 2 weeks after the date of the session. In the unlikely event that the photographer from Greta D Photography is unable to perform to the guidelines of this contract due to being within the 14 day contagion period of Coronavirus, Greta D Photography will make every effort to reschedule the session. If the situation should occur and a suitable reschedule date is not found, responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event.


  • SOCIAL MEDIA: CLIENT will give photography credit, tag and mention Greta D Photography on any photographs posted to social media.


  • POST PRODUCTION AND EDITING:  The final post production and editing styles, effects, and overall look of the images are left to the discretion of Greta D Photography. Please familiarize yourself with Greta D Photography's editing style prior to booking.

CLIENT will not edit over, crop or alter their delivered photographs in any way.

The final delivered photographs are edited and enhanced. Further Photoshop editing will be billed additionally per edit request.


PRE-SESSION CLIENT GUIDE


My photographic style is fun, romantic, laid-back and bohemian. Being on the same page as my clients in regards to wardrobe is essential to create a successful session. Here are some tips to help you select your wardrobe.

PRE-SESSION CLIENT GUIDE


My photographic style is fun, romantic, laid-back and bohemian. Being on the same page as my clients in regards to wardrobe is essential to create a successful session. Here are some tips to help you select your wardrobe.

These are suggested color tones to look for. Avoid very bright red, orange and anything neon.

Think about the colors in your home, and what will look good hanging on your walls.

Patterns


If in doubt, stick to one bold pattern on one person within your family group. Smaller, more subtle patterns are more neutral and easier to mix.

Sometimes multiple patterns can be fun, but it can be tricky and easily overwhelming.

Do not match your whole family's outfits. Everyone in matching color shirts and jeans isn't the best look.

WOMEN

Rule #1- Be comfortable and feel good about what you choose.

Pick out your outfit first, and build everyone else's wardrobe around yours.

If there is something in particular you do not like about your outfit- 'muffin top' from your sweater, visible bra straps or underwear lines, your top is too low-cut, these are not easily fixable and may require advanced retouching and may mean additional charge to hand edit. Try your outfit on ahead of time.


DO


Whatever makes you feel GOOD!

Small prints

Soft colors

Muted plaid

Long, full, flowy dresses

Lace

Fringe

Anything that shows movement

Texture

Layers - leather or jean jacket

Hats

Closed-toes shoes, boots

Keep it simple and natural

DON'T


Bright red, pink, orange

Bulky sweaters and coats

Very large prints

Stipes

Anything with a logo or saying

Business-style dresses

Athletic styles

Waiting until day-of to try on outfit

Exposed bra straps

Visible body shapers

Chipped nail polish

Apple watch / Fit trackers

Hair worn down, blowing in the wind, is best. Keep your makeup similar to a nice date night. You want to still look like you! False eyelashes are great, if you are comfortable with them.


Leave fitness trackers, Apple Watches, and sunglasses in the car. Avoid bringing unnecessary things with you, like your purse, water jugs, large diaper bags. We move around several times, so you will be lugging it around with you and setting it on the ground, which also takes valuable time.

MEN

Collared shirts are great, but avoid suit-dress shirts. Look for casual collared shirts, flannels, and chambray button-downs.


I will be photographing your entire body. You will be sitting down, as well. Your shoes and socks will be visible. Do not wear athletic sneakers or socks. Depending on the location, closed-toe shoes may be necessary since we will hike a bit. If your session is at the beach, I suggest not wearing shoes at all. Your feet will be in the water and sand anyway.


Leave Apple Watches, rubber bracelets and sunglasses in the car.

** Please be sure PRIOR to the start of your session- you do not have your keys or phone in any of your pockets. **

KIDS


Keep your kids comfortable. They will be better behaved and more smiley if they are happy in what they are wearing. Avoid having them wearing athletic shoes or sport socks. Plain t shirts work great, as long as there is no graphics, logos or words.

I love rompers and jumpsuits for toddlers.


Little girls- wear shorts or bloomers under dresses. Diaper covers, etc. Underwear and diapers easily show when we are sitting on the ground, swinging and dancing. Full, long flow dresses are GREAT for little girls, as well.


Remove band-aids, when possible. Small ouchies are easier to retouch than a band-aid.


Give the face and nose a wet-wipe swipe right before the start of your session, and bring a back-up, if needed. Booger, drool and spit-up happen.

DOGS


I love dogs! I encourage you to bring them whenever possible. Change out the leash, however. A simple black leash, or even a rustic rope. is better than a retractable leash with poo bags. If their collar is bright, or has reflective bands, remove that for our session, as well.