Below is a sample of a standard Castle Photo Art Contract. These contracts are personalized for each shoot and circumstances for each client. Elements of this contract are negotiable prior to the contract being signed. A client under contract with Castle Photo Art may back out of a contract at any time prior to the scheduled shoot. At that time a cancellation contract must be signed by the client.
Castle Studios General Photoshoot Contract and Terms of Service
CONTRACT: This agreement constitutes an order for your portraiture services, including the taking of portrait photos as agreed to both parties: Castle Studios and contracting party (client). A photo release will be issued for Client’s personal use. The originals remain the property of Castle Studios. Castle Studios reserves the right to use the negatives and/or reproductions for display, publication, or other purposes.
COPYRIGHT: Individual Clients: Private individuals (clients) retaining the services of Castle Studios for private photo sessions, such as Senior Pictures, Family Photos, Engagement Photos, Wedding Photos Etc… are permitted to copy and distribute their photos as they see fit, excluding the use of such photos for commercial purposes.
Commercial Clients: It is Illegal to copy or reproduce these photographs for commercial use elsewhere without Castle Studios’ permission and violators of this Federal Law will be Subject to Its civil and criminal penalties. All photographs, on all social media accounts and websites, including all potential proofs and purchased prints, are copyrighted; Additionally, it is illegal to post any photographers work on the internet without the express permission of the photographer. The only exception to this is if you have received the digital copies of these with the photo release signed by Gary Carter, or an authorized representative of Castle Studios.
BEFORE THE SESSION: Please have all children fed and dressed for their photography session.
PRICING: Castle Studios price list is adjusted periodically and future orders will be charged at current pricing of that time.
OFFICIAL BOOKING: A non-refundable Initial payment of $50 for shoots under $250 or %50 of the price of the shoot for shoots over $250 is due at the time of booking your session. This contract is signed & returned to the photographer as well. This guarantees the time and date allotted for you. Should payment not be received in this time frame, Castle Studios reserves the right to offer the date and time to another client.
PAYMENT: The full payment, minus the aforementioned initial booking payment, is due the day of the shoot. The amount agreed upon covers the photographer’s time, talent, proofing and editing. It also cannot be changed or altered by any means.
PAYMENT OPTIONS: Castle Studios accepts cash, credit card , Venmo and PayPal. Checks are not accepted.
TRAVEL FEE: $1.00 / mile over the 60-mile radius of Provo, Utah with a minimum of $50.00
FINAL PICTURES: Castle Studios will choose the best images from your session for retouching. All of the selected images including those not edited will be uploaded into an online gallery ready to be downloaded with a code. Additional unedited photos may be retouched at the client’s request for an additional charge.
RE-SHOOTS: Re-shoots are at the discretion of the photographer; and are not given for regretful personal choices such as hair and clothing choices.
UNDER THE WEATHER: If you or your child is feeling ill, please call to reschedule. Castle Studios understands that sometimes this happens.
CANCELLATION: In case of a cancellation at the clients request, the initial payment of $50.00 is nonrefundable. In the event of an extenuating circumstance on the photographer’s part, Castle Studios will find and hire an alternative photographer or reimburse the full amount paid to the customer, including the deposit or will re-schedule for a different time. Castle Studios will not be held liable for services not rendered.
USAGE: Castle Studios reserves the right to use the negatives and/or reproductions for display, publication, or other purposes. Originals remain the property of the photographer.
DAMAGE: If photographer, Castle Studios, cannot perform this agreement in whole or in part due to fire, or other casualty, acts of God or nature or terror or other cause beyond the control of the parties due to further liability with respect to this agreement. This limitation on liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera malfunction, or otherwise lost or damaged with fault on the part of the photographer. Client(s) agree that an entire session cannot be replicated, reenacted or repeated for the purpose of a re-shoot and limits Castle Studios’ liability to the amount paid under this contract.
REVISIONS: Castle Studios reserves the right to update and modify these terms of service at any time.