boudoir session contract


A. Session Fees -Session fee is $250 (+ CT sales tax) and is required to officially book your session. The session covers: -The time and talent of photographer to properly pose and guide you to look your best -45 minute session in a rented studio space -Champagne and/or water and light snacks -Guidance on wardrobe selection -Time and talent of photographer to hand edit your images -A private online viewing gallery. The session fee does NOT include prints, products or digital files. All prints, products and digital files will be purchased from your online viewing gallery.

B. Rescheduling -If an illness or situation prevents a photo session from taking place, client may reschedule their session at least 24 hours prior to their shoot without penalty. Should client fail to give 24 hours notice, or decide to completely cancel the shoot, this session fee is forfeited and will not be refunded. Your session would be rescheduled during the next available boudoir session event. Photographer reserves the right to reschedule due to illness, weather, equipment malfunction, or other circumstances beyond their control.

C. Re-shoots / Refunds -Re-shoots and refunds will not be given for poor choices of clothing, make-up, hair or weather related issues, or by not following the recommendations of the photographer. Failure to arrive on time will not result of refunds of any kind. Your session starts and ends at the time specified with Melissa.

D. Archive- After the online gallery expiration, all images will be purged from photographer’s hard-drive, except as needed for promotional purposes, to be determined by photographer at photographer’s sole discretion. Photographer is not responsible for loss or damage to the digital files due to circumstances beyond photographer’s control. Please place your order BEFORE the online gallery expires. After this time, your images will no longer be available.

E. Payment -Melissa will select the best poses and properly exposed images to edit. No later than 2 weeks after your session date, you will receive a link to your online viewing gallery of edited proofs. You will place an order directly from your online gallery. All payments are due in full unless payment arrangements (payment plan) have been made. Orders will not be processed until payment in full is received. The online viewing gallery will remain online for 3 days. Any orders must be placed while the gallery is online. You must place your order before the gallery expires. There is a $100 fee to re-upload a gallery after it expires.

F. Damage -Photographer is not responsible for the damage of any products after delivery to client. Client assumes all responsibility for the safety of all portraits and products, including digital files upon receipt.

G. Liability -Photographer is not responsible for any injuries inflicted upon any participating parties. Client(s) will be responsible for themselves and release photographer from any claims against their person or their business.

H. Copyright & Penalty -Sweet Melissa Photography retains all copyrights to all images created during client’s session. A print release will be included with digital files to print portraits for personal use up to designated size listed on print release. The print release does not allow publication of your portraits (i.e. entering in contests), selling or altering of your images without the photographer’s written permission. It is illegal to copy, scan, download, print, share, alter, or otherwise steal any image created by Sweet Melissa Photography during client’s photo session. This applies to "sneak peek" images, images posted in an online proofing gallery, blog, Facebook, or hard copy images. If client steals images via any method listed above, or any other method, client will be invoiced for the cost of EACH digital image client has stolen, at photographer’s current price per digital file. Note from photographer: I work very hard to create images that reflect you, while keeping in line with my artistic vision and creativity. I know you will want to share them and include a sneak-peek for that very reason. However, I ask that you simply link back to my website/facebook page instead of right-clicking, saving, and sharing the image via your own page. I hope that you will respect not only my hard work, but the time, money, and dedication that I have put into training and equipment to capture these images for you. Please do not steal them.

I. Editing -Melissa will choose only the best images from your session to edit and include in the online gallery. Images that are out of focus, poor composition, and/or not up to Melissa's standards will be deleted. All gallery images receive standard beauty retouching including exposure and color correction, skin softening, and blemish removal. Photoshop requests made by the client above and beyond what is provided as part of this contract will be provided at an additional $50/image.

J. Albums -If purchasing an album, you will choose your favorite images to be included. Melissa will use her creative expertise to design the album. You will receive a preview/proof of the album design. You are allowed ONE design change before the album goes to print. Any design changes thereafter are completed at $100 per design change.

K. Session Requests -*No cameras/camcorders/any type of recording device (this includes cell phone cameras) are allowed during the session unless prior arrangement has been made between client and photographer, including a written agreement. The photographer will not continue if there are other cameras or video taping during the session. *Session starts and ends at the agreed upon time. Please do not be late. *Please do not bring any children to the session. *Please avoid drinking red wine before session, as it tends to leave a stain on the lips and teeth. *Champagne will be available for you to enjoy. Drinking during the photo session is allowed, however, please refrain from getting intoxicated. Doing so will result in a cancellation of your session with no refunds.

Melissa earns a great deal of business from posting her work online via Facebook, Instagram and her website. Doing so drives traffic to her site and helps her to book more clients. Please consider allowing Melissa to share some of your captured images for promotional purposes only. Please choose below how or if you would like your images used by Sweet Melissa Photography: 

Camera Ready Boudoir Session

Name *
Address *
Cell Phone (where you can be reached day of session) *
Cell Phone (where you can be reached day of session)
Melissa earns a great deal of business by using client images online. Please consider allowing Melissa to use your images online (for marketing and promotional purposes only). Please indicate your preferences below: *
If you would like a light drink before and or during your session, please indicate your preference: *