Terms and Conditions

Schedule Arrangements: The 60 - 90 minute session will start with in 10 minutes of the scheduled start time even if the client is tardy or unprepared. If you have more than one location for your session, the travel time going from destination A to destination B so forth does count towards the total amount of the session time. The same applies for outfit changes; changing from one outfit to another does count towards the total amount of the session time. The client is responsible for providing any props or outfits that are to be used within the session. Studio will not be held responsible for additional sessions needed due to forgotten items.

Additional Fees: In the event that the client specifies a certain location to be used during the shoot, the client is responsible for all location fees involved such as location access fees, parking, etc. Photographer will arrange the location access and any permits/passes related to doing so.

Cooperation:  Studio is not held responsible for behaviour of parties involved with the shoot, with the exception of studio personnel. If the desired outcome of your session is jeopardized by the behaviours of parties involved with the exception of studio personnel, studio cannot be held responsible.

Client Release & Usage Rights/Copyrights:  The Client acknowledges that the Photographer has all rights to the images, for perpetuity unless explicitly noted in this Agreement.  The Client acknowledges and agrees that the Photographer is not liable for any further consideration or accounting, and further claims for any reason. The photographs produced by Lea Photography & Design are protected by Federal Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and may not be reproduced in any manner without studio explicit written permission. It is a breach of this contract to modify or reproduce the images in any form unless rights were purchased within the package for those images (modification including but not limited to social media colour enhancements, cropping of watermarks, etc.) Images may be shared and/or tagged through social media from the studio’s Facebook page unless otherwise stated.

In the event that these photos may be published, sold for profit, used within marketing materials the client must obtain written permission from and compensate studio prior to the release. Additional contract will be needed at that time.

***Studio Usage Rights/Copyrights: For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, the client releases the photographer and assigns permission to license all images and the use of images in any media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.  The client agrees that any images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, cropped, altered and modified. Images may also be used in photographic competitions and for publication in which case the client will release all profits from images. Client will inform photographer if they wish to not have images displayed on the internet. (i.e. this website, facebook, instagram, etc.)

Reshoot Policy: In the event that studio is required by the client to reshoot the session without 7 days prior notice, the client will be responsible for an additional retainer deposit to secure that date.

In the event that the weather conditions are not desirable for the shoot based on studio recommendations, the session will need to be rescheduled and the fee will be waived. Due to liability and equipment damages this decision will be at studio discretion.

In the event that a reshoot has been scheduled due to the nature of the client appearance in the previous session, the client is held responsible for purchasing an additional session.

Limit of Liability:  In the unlikely event that the photographer is injured or becomes too ill to photograph the session, studio will make every effort to secure a replacement photographer unless otherwise specified by the client.  If the situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found or accepted, a reshoot will be scheduled for the next available time slot. In the unlikely event that photographs have been lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons within or beyond studio control, studio liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the portrait session.  The limit of liability for a partial loss of originals will be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of total number of originals.