SIMPLE SANTA SESSIONS AGREEMENT

I am so excited for our time together. Please take some time to read over the contract, fill in the appropriate spaces and sign your name.

Cooperation. Both parties agree to cheerful cooperation and communication. Yany Photography is not responsible for a poor outcome if individuals fail to cooperate during photography sessions or disregard advice on clothing and/or location choice. There will be no re-shoots or refunds if children don't smile or cooperate.

Artistic Rights. The Photographer retains the right of discretion in selecting the photographic materials released to the client.

Copyright and Reproductions. The Photographer owns the copyright for all images created and shall have the exclusive right to make reproductions for, including but not limited to, marketing materials, portfolio entries, sample products, editorial submissions and use, or for display within or on the Photographer’s website and/or studio. If the Photographer desires to make other uses. The client signing this contract warrants that he or she has actual authority to agree to the use of the likeness of all persons included in the portrait in this manner and shall indemnify and defend the Photographer in the event of litigation arising out of such use. It is understood that any duplication or alteration of original images is strictly prohibited {Copyright Law Title 17, Appendix V. Additional Provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 2005, Section 102} without the written permission of the Photographer.

Archive. After three (3) months, all ordered 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. All photos not ordered will be deleted to make room.

Limit of Liability. Yany Photography and/or Found Realty are not liable for injury or damage to Clients before, during, or after the photoshoot. Therefore, the client(s) releases Yany Photography and Found Realty from being held responsible or liable for any injury or damage to any Client(s) involved in said photoshoot, as well as their property. No compensation in any form will be given, and it is ultimately the responsibility of the Client(s) to ensure their safety at all times.

Model Release. I grant permission for Yany Photography, to take and use; printed or electronic publications, websites, or other electronic communications, media, advertising, promotion, marketing, and packaging for any products or service. I further agree that my name and identity may be revealed in text or commentary in connection with the image(s). I authorize the use of the images without compensation to me. All negatives, prints, digital reproductions shall be the property of Yany Photography. Model Release approval must be made by a parent/guardian if any photo session participants are less than 18 years of age. I agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual. I have read and fully understand this information in this model release. I agree this model release is for everyone involved in the session.

Payment Schedule. The total session fee is due at time of booking. This is a NON-REFUNDABLE payment that secures your session date.

Cancellations. Absolutely NO refunds will be given, but you may transfer your session to another party or use your credit on file for a future session. Must use credit within the same calendar year.

Details. Your session includes siblings with an option for ONE family portrait with Santa (although not guaranteed.) You will have 4-5 minutes with Santa and will receive digital images in an online gallery that will be delivered within 14 days. Yany Photography is not responsible for printing errors or poor quality/print of products not produced through our professional printer.

PLEASE NOTE. These sessions will move quickly. Some kiddos love Santa, others NOT so much! I will not force a child to sit on Santa’s lap if they are scared or crying. I will do my best to grab a tear-free photo but I can’t guarantee that you will receive a happy, smiling photograph. Your gallery may be full of a child crying. Please understand that I can’t control their reaction to Santa. There will be no reshoots.

If you have any questions or anything you’d like me to know before our session that we haven’t yet addressed, please use the space below.

 
 
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