Session Contract
Thank you so much for booking Impressions by Sarah! I am so excited for your upcoming session!

Please be sure to read ALL of the contract below. Contract must be signed (and understood) before starting your session.

Thanks for your cooperation! Looking forward to seeing you soon!


Deposit and Payment.
Full session payment is due on or before the date of your scheduled photo session.  No photo will be posted to Facebook and proofs will not be available to view until session fee has been paid in full. Order payments are required within 30 days of order. No part of the order will be available for pick up or shipment until the balance is paid in full. Payments are made payable to Impressions by Sarah. Late payments may incur additional charges. Bounced checks will incur fees equal to the penalties suffered by the photographer(s). Prices do not include Minnesota sales tax. 

Payment Plans.
Payment plans are available. Products will not be available for pick up or shipment until full payment is made. Payment plans are subject to interest and penalty fees if payment agreement is not completed.
Cancellations.
Deposit is non-refundable. All additional payments are non-refundable if cancellation is made less than 10 days prior to session. This includes (but not limited to) postponement, cancellation or rescheduling of the session. Payments may be transferable subject to availability if the session is rescheduled.

Rescheduling. 
Sometimes children have off days. If we start the session, but need to reschedule due to this, there will be a $75 fee applied for the second session.  If your child is not feeling well the day before your session, please let me know so we can reschedule ahead of time. 
Production.
Allow 3-4 weeks for online proofing and print orders during months of May-December. Allow up to 2-3 weeks for months of January-April.
Orders.
Impressions by Sarah shall not be held accountable for any unforeseen delays in the order(s). Print orders must be made within 30 days after online proofing album is posted. After time is expired, prints may still be purchased. To have online album re-posted, an additional fee of $25 will be applied. The product pricing is adjusted periodically and orders will reflect the current product pricing at the time of order. Order discounts/credits expire 10 days after album is posted and will not be accepted after that date. Digital files are kept on file for one year from session date. An in-person ordering session may be scheduled to purchase your products.

Print Release.
Digital Collections include a print release which allows printing products with vendor of client's choice. Impressions by Sarah recommends printing with Mpix.com, as the quality is greater than one hour photo labs. Impressions by Sarah will not be held responsible for any printing or product issues from other vendors.

High resolution images are printable as 16x20 and smaller. If digital proofs are added to a collection, the proofs will be added as they appear in the online proofing album. They will not have final touch ups. Proofs are printable as 4x6s and smaller. Proofs are intended for personal use only (scrapbooking, keepsakes, etc) and should not be shared on social media, as this is not a true representation of final product.

Copyright and Reproductions.
This constitutes an agreement for photographic services. The photographer shall own the copyright in all images created and shall have the exclusive right to make reproductions. The photographer shall only make reproductions for the client or for the photographer's (virtual or printed) portfolio, samples, self-promotion, entry in photographic contests, editorial use, or for display within or on the website of Impressions by Sarah. Client must properly request images to be removed from website if he/she does not wish to have images on display.

Copyright of Online Proofs.
Proofs will be posted to an online gallery to view for ordering. Watermarked images should not be saved, manipulated, copied, printed, shared on social media or photographed (using phones or any other equipment). Impressions by Sarah holds the right to remove online gallery and request in person ordering if copyright is violated. In person ordering will be requested for all future sessions.

Cameras and Video Recording.
It is understood and agreed that no other photographer or person(s) will be allowed to photograph or take pictures of poses setup by Impressions by Sarah. This includes cameras, recording equipment and cell phones.
Failure to Perform.
If the photographer cannot perform this contract due to fire or other casualty, theft, refusal to allow photography on premises, act of God, or other causes beyond the control of the parties, or due to photographer's illness, then the photographer shall return the deposit to the client but shall have no further liability with respect to the contract. This limitation on liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera or equipment malfunctions, lost in the mail, computer or digital media location or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of the photographer. Although all care will be taken with the digital media and photographs taken at the session, the client agrees that the photographer limits any liability for loss, damage, or failure to deliver pictures, for any reason, to no more than the return of all payments made to photographer by effected client.
Agreement.
This contract incorporates the entire understanding of the parties. Any modifications of this contract must be in writing and signed by both parties. Client is aware that color dyes in photography may fade or discolor over time due to inherent qualities of dye. Client releases photographer from any liability for any claims whatsoever based upon fading, discoloration or warping of images/products/CD/DVD over time or any claims made after product has left the possession of Impressions by Sarah.
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