PORTRAIT INFORMATION + AGREEMENT

COPYRIGHT
All images are copyrighted by photographer. Deb Schwedhelm grants client a non-exclusive license to use, install, and reproduce digital files from portrait session for PERSONAL USE ONLY.

RETAINER + PAYMENT
The client shall submit a non-refundable 50% deposit with this signed contract to reserve the date and services of portrait session. This guarantees your session date and time. Remaining balance is due two weeks prior to session date. Payments can be made via cash, check (written to Deb Schwedhelm) or credit card via Paypal invoice. Checks returned by the bank for any reason will incure a service fee of $50.

TRAVEL
Sixty-mile round trip travel is included with your portrat session fee. If additional travel is required, it will be invoiced at a rate of 55-cents per mile. 

WEATHER
Overcast skies are fine but if weather is too dark or rainy, Deb will contact you the morning of your session to reschedule.

ILLNESS
If you or your family member is not feeling well, please contact photographer immediately via email or text to discuss. It is okay if a child has a runny nose but please clean his/her face prior to arriving at session and have plenty of tissues on hand. If your child has a small bump or bruise, don't worry; Deb can retouch that. When in doubt, contact photographer. Communication is key.

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOGRAPHER
Only the individuals being photographed and child's parents are allowed at the session. Camera, iphone, or other recording devices are not allowed during the photo session.

BEFORE YOUR SESSION
Please have your child(ren) dressed and ready to go for their session. This includes combing hair, cleaning faces, etcetera. Children are more likely to become irritable if they are fussed with immediately before or during the photo session. 

CLOTHING
Comfort is your best bet! Colorful, complementary, layered clothing will always make for great photographs. You can never go wrong with simple and natural. Please avoid matching colors (all white shirts, all kahki pants/shorts, etc.), large logos, and cartoon characters, as these can be distracting in photographs. Casual is best, but more importantly, be yourselves. If you are wondering about your clothing selections, feel free to email Deb a photograph of the clothes laid out and she is more than happy to offer her thoughts.

COMMUNICATION
Please advise if email is not a convenient mode of communiation. 

RETOUCHING
You will receive custom-edited, retouched digital files with your portrait session. All images have been individually, artistically processed and "touched up". Additional retouching, beyond what has arleady been done, will be charged at a rate of $200 per hour, with a $50 minimum fee.

DIGITAL FILES
Your digital files will be completed approximately two weeks after your session. When ready, you will receive an email with download links along with a link to an important digital file information sheet. It is essential to not mix up the high-resolution and web (low-resolution) digital files; they will be delivered to you in separate folders labeled 'files for PRINT' and 'files for WEB use'. It is the sole responsibility of the client to back up all files upon delivery.

USAGE
If model release is signed, DEB SCHWEDHELM PHOTOGRAPHY reserves the right to reproduce images for displays, portfolio, exhibitions, publications, website, and photo contests.

SERVICE AGREEMENT AND LIABILITY
The client agrees that DEB SCHWEDHELM PHOTOGRAPHY shall provide services to photograph to the best of her abilities in accordance with the selected portrait session. Every effort will be made to assure client satisfaction according to industry standards. Any artistic interpretations by the photographer will be deemed acceptable and correct. DEB SCHWEDHELM is not responsible for dissatisfaction due to circumstances beyond her control or loss of digital files once they are delivered to client. 

By digitally signing below, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to the above terms and conditions.

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