Maternity Contract

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please read thoroughly. Then fill out the session agreement form at the bottom and hit submit.

The session fee of $225 includes the session time of 30 minutes outdoors in Farmington, CT or in your home. The session fee secures your session date in Melissa's calendar and covers Melissa’s time and talent to capture a variety of hand edited images for your online viewing gallery. Melissa will determine the number of proofs provided and reserves all artistic control to discard images that do not meet her standards.

*Travel fees apply if session is held outside of the greater Farmington Valley area.

The remainder of the investment ($350) is due at least 24 hours prior to the session date. Failure to pay this invoice will result in a cancellation of your session. The $225 session fee is not refunded in this case.

The total investment of $575 includes all edited images as high-resolution digital files, delivered via download from your online gallery.

** optional: You may add up to 12 maternity images to your newborn session book for an additional $300. Melissa will invoice you this additional fee should you choose to add maternity images to your album.

No later than 2 weeks after the session, your images will be ready. You will receive a link to an online viewing gallery.

The online gallery will remain online for 3 days for you to view your edited image proofs. You may purchase additional products a la carte. The gallery will expire after 3 days. If you need the gallery to be re-uploaded after it expires, there is a $100 fee to rehost your gallery, so please any orders before gallery expiration to avoid additional fees.

If you need a payment plan, please email or call Melissa BEFORE gallery expiration to set this up.

Subsequent orders are welcome but unordered images will be purged after 30 days, ordered images are archived for one year. Print prices are guaranteed for 30 days from the time of your session and not negotiable.

The session fee is due to officially book your session and is non-refundable. In the event you need to reschedule, the fee may be applied to a future date provided you give at least 24 hours notice. Session fees are not refundable for uncooperative children.

All prices are subject to 6.35% CT sales tax.

Due to the custom nature of the products sold, ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

Reproduction of images without express consent from the photographer is unlawful and strictly prohibited. Scanning, screen capturing, and printing of said images are all considered copyright infringement. All images taken at your session are copyrighted by Sweet Melissa Photography and are protected by Federal Copyright Law. It is therefore illegal to alter Melissa's work in any way. This includes scanning, screen prints, or use of digital images online without watermark or credit to Sweet Melissa Photography. Scanned or reproduced images are both illegal and a degradation of the original image quality.

Images placed on Facebook or sweet-melissa-photography.com are formatted for online sharing ONLY and are watermarked for protection. These images are too pixelated for printing. Downloading, saving, printing or screen capturing of these online images is against copyright and is illegal. Clients may use facebook images as profile pictures, however the images may not be cropped or edited in anyway and client must leave logo intact.

No other camera or equipment other than the photographer’s is allowed in the photo session.

Sweet Melissa Photography takes the utmost care with respect to exposure, development and delivery of portraits. However, due to any event or act outside the control of Sweet Melissa Photography for loss, damage or failure to deliver portraits for any reason, Sweet Melissa Photography limits any liability solely to the refund of the amount of monies paid on this agreement.

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 competition. By signing this contract, I give my consent to allow images of myself/my child to be used for promotional purposes for Sweet Melissa Photography as well as be placed online.

Melissa will hand-edit each image she chooses to place in your online gallery including proper exposure, contrast, and skin retouching. Edits beyond her typical workflow can be requested at an additional $50 per image. 

I have read, understood, and agree to the terms and conditions listed above. *
Name of paying client *
Name of paying client
Name of partner/spouse: *
Name of partner/spouse:
Phone Number (where you can be reached day of session) *
Phone Number (where you can be reached day of session)
I will not hold Sweet Melissa Photography liable for any accident or injury that might occur at or during the session. Client is responsible for their own safety, the safety of those who accompany them, and the safety of each minor child accompanying them. Client agrees to retain custody and control of each child at all times during the session to avoid injury. On behalf of themselves and such children, Client releases Sweet Melissa Photography from all claims and liabilities of any kind *
I have read the pricing information. I understand that the session fee is non-refundable but can be rescheduled provided you give at least 24 hours notice. I understand the $225 session fee is required to book the session. I understand that the remainder ($350) of the total investment of $575 is due at least 24 hours prior to the session. I understand that failure to pay this invoice results in a cancellation of the session with no session fee refund. *