head shot mini Contract


A. Payment-Session fee is $225 (+ 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

-15 minute session at a location we choose together

-relaxed, lifestyle head shots

-Time and talent of photographer to hand edit your images

-A private online viewing gallery with at least 10 edited images

-rights to download, print and share your images online

A. No later than 24 hours prior to the session date and time, the remainder of the investment must be paid in full. After initial booking, you will receive an invoice to make this payment. It can be paid in increments or one lump sum but must be paid in full in order to session to take place. Failure to pay the remaining balance will result in a cancellation of your session with no session fee refund.

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 at the discretion of Melissa and her availability. 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 back up your digital downloads once you download them to your computer (ex: on a USB thumb drive, another online place such as the cloud, etc.) You will need a computer to download the files. Please download your files BEFORE the download link expires. After this time, your images will no longer be available.

E. 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.

F. 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.

G. Copyright -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 use up to designated size listed on print release. Client receives commercial rights to share images online or in print as well as use for promotional purposes for his/her brand. Client may add text, etc to images to suit the needs of the business and be able to promote his/her brand and tell his/her business story.

H. 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.

I. 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.

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Sweet Melissa Photography retains the copyright and ownership of all images created during the portrait session and has the right to make reproductions of images for portfolio samples, display, professional competition and self-promotion on her website and Facebook, Instagram and professional social media presence. By signing this contract, I give my consent to allow images of myself/my employees to be used for promotional purposes for Sweet Melissa Photography as well as be placed online. *