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Photography Services Terms and Conditions

  1. Booking Deposit and Payment: Booking fee (session fee amount) is required to secure your date. All remaining balances are due at the time of the session. The only exceptions are Communion and Confirmation sessions, where we require full payment to book the session and Wedding photo session, in case of which we usually require 50% deposit.
  2. No photographs will be edited and presented until the session is fully paid.
  3. Photographic Materials and Copyright: All photographic materials, such as original negatives, photos, RAW files shall be the exclusive property of the Photographer. The Photographer shall own the copyright in all images created and may use the work for samples, contests, exhibition, advertising and self-promotion. Usage outside the bounds of this agreement will require the Client’s consent.
  4. Client’s Usage: The Client is obtaining prints or digital files for personal use only, and shall not sell said prints or authorize any reproductions thereof by parties other than the Photographer. If Client is obtaining a print for reproduction, Photographer authorizes Client to reproduce the print only as set forth under Special Usage Requirements. In such an event, Client shall request that a copyright and credit notice for the Photographer be placed adjacent to the photograph on publication, but shall have no liability if the publication refuses or omits to do so.
  5. Social Media: This clause applies to all social media, including Facebook and blogs. When published online it is required that a citation of the photographer be made. The client agrees that they will under no circumstances alter any photographs that are placed in public on the internet. The client agrees to be responsible for any family member or friend who posts our photographs online and agrees that they cannot be cropped (with the exception of the forced cropping for Facebook’s Timeline), altered in color, or edited in any way.
  6. Failure to Perform: If the Photographer cannot perform this Agreement due to a fire or other casualty, strike, or other cause beyond the control of the parties, or due to the Photographer’s illness, then the Photographer shall return any funds previously paid to the Client but shall have no further liability with respect to the Agreement. This limitation on liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera malfunction, lost in the mail, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of the Photographer. In the event the Photographer fails to perform for any other reason, the Photographer shall not be liable for any amount in excess of the retail value of the Client’s order.
  7. Permits: The Client is responsible for acquiring all permits and necessary permission for all locations on which the Studio 54 will be performing services.
  8. Archives: Studio 54 Photography keeps client files for up to1 year after the photography session, and is not liable for any claims after this period. All client files will be deleted and backups will be purged after this period.
  9. Liability: It is the client’s responsibility to take care of the children or pets; Studio 54 Photography  will not accept any responsibility due to any accident to children or damage to public or private properties during the photo shooting or consultation session.
  10. Indemnification: The Client hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless  Studio 54 Photography parties from all liabilities, losses, claims, costs (including attorney’s fees and court costs), damages or expenses of whatever nature that may result from injury to or death of persons, or damage, loss or destruction of property arising out of or in connection with the photography session or any products related thereto.
  11. Session’s time: Photography sessions are often scheduled back to back and the Photographer is on a limited time frame. Each appointment includes a designated amount of time and assumes the client will be on time and prepared for the shoot. The photographer will not wait more than 15 minutes and arriving late to your appointment will result in loss of session time in this case Client’s session will be cancelled and rescheduled.
  12. Completion Schedule. Studio 54 Photography will make every effort to complete the client’s order in 2 weeks time.  A few samples are often available on Facebook or Instagram in the first few days after the session.
  13. Exclusivity: It is understood that no other photographer, amateur or professional, shall be allowed to photograph at the venue (wedding, portrait, family photography , etc.) while Studio 54 Photography is working, and that any breach of this agreement will constitute a reason for non-completion of the job with no liability to the Photographer and loss of initial deposit by the client. That also includes taking pictures by the client during any studio photo session.
  14. Artistic Rights: By scheduling a session with the Photographer Client  agrees to the creative liberties and style Studio 54  chooses to pursue. Client accepts that all photographs will be taken and edited at the photographer’s discretion based on the photographer’s experience and artistic view. If the client has special requests shall create a shot list of all shots that they require. The Photographer retains the right of discretion in selecting the photographic materials released to the Client.
  15. Editing: All deliverable images as per contract will have standard image editing (including: light skin retouch, light and colour adjustments). Any extra edits requested by the client will cost the client € 35 per image if accepted by the Photographer. extra image adjustments include (change the size of the body or parts of the body, replace parts of the body from another image, change the colour of parts of the body, extra skin retouch, replace or swap background). It is also understood that unless hair and makeup is included in the contract, The Photographer is not responsible to fix hair or skin, or makeup problems.
  16. Communication: It is understood that it is the client’s responsibility to inform the Photographer by email for any date or location changes (including but not limited to wedding dates, baby delivery for birth or hospital photography). Studio 54 Photography is not liable for any claims for messages sent by mobile text messages or social network websites.
  17. Photo Cooperation: In the event that the family/guests are taking photos, Studio 54 Photography is not responsible for obstructed photos or photos ruined due to separate flashes going off or due to any other behaviour from guests. Forever Yours Photography is not responsible for obstructed or ruined photos due to activities by other vendors and venue staff.