Session Fee is determined by chosen package. 50% non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking and the remaining balance is due upon receiving your gallery. Please keep in mind that time slot is not guaranteed until deposit fee has been paid.

Fee includes: Duration of your session, & the number of images included in your package.

Note: Photos will be delivered via online gallery, your digitals are chosen by you from your completed "Proof" gallery.

Retainer and Payment. (Photography Sessions) Client agrees to pay photographer a retainer of 50% at the time of booking to secure their appointment date and time. This is a non-refundable retainer fee that goes toward your session. If there is a balance, it is due at the time of the session. 

(Weddings/event photography) Client agrees to pay photographer a retainer of 25% at the time of booking to secure their event date and time. This is a non-refundable retainer fee that goes toward your package. If there is a balance, it is due 30 days prior to your event. Graceful Moments Photography has the right to cancel with no refund owed if payment is not sent on time. (Unless otherwise discussed at the time of booking. If payment plan expectations are not met there will be a late fee of 10% to keep your scheduled service.) In the event of a date change or cancelation, you must give at least 90 days notice in order to receive a refund of your paid balance minus your 25% retainer, & a cancellation fee of 10% as we are charged to process a refund. The photographer will have 90 days to submit the refund if sufficient notice is given. 

Wedding photography packages. Packages are priced to be a lesser cost than to purchase all that is included separately. Choosing to decline any services/ products included does not change the price. Additionally: services cannot be transferred or used in any other way than intended (cannot make an engagement session into an anniversary session.) If all services are not completed you will have 30 day past your event date to use (boudoir) When albums are included you will have 30 days to choose your selected images for your book/ or any other print products before the credit for the products will expire.

Cancellations. You may transfer your session to a friend or family, or use your credit on file for a future session within (60 days). There will be no refunds. In case of inclement weather, Client and Photographer must agree on a re-shoot date within 60 days, re shoot will require a 50% session fee, non refundable retainer. No Call No Show clients will owe the remaining balance of their no-show session, & be unable to book without paying full balance up front after the first offense. After any client has canceled or rescheduled twice the photographer is not liable for any refunds and may refuse to book that client in the future.

Lateness. Any Client that is late arriving to the session will have the amount of time late deducted from the time allotted for the session. Up to 15 minutes, there will be a $25 fee for being more than 15 minutes late. Planning to arrive 10 minutes early can often ensure you will have enough time to prepare prior to your start time. If the session runs late due to unforeseen circumstances there will be a $50 fee billed per 15 min past appointment time.)(For weddings/ events there will be a $150 fee per 30 min gone over that the photographer is asked/ requested to stay.)

Artistic Rights. The Photographer retains the right of discretion in selecting the photographic materials released to the client. Editing style is to the discretion of the photographer. The photographer will never under any circumstances release raw files. There will be a $10 photoshop fee per image for any requests to remove blemishes, skin retouching, stain removal, etc. There will be a $100 fee for an entire session re-edit. (See fee schedule for weddings) Photographer can refuse re-work. If re-work is agreed upon, the work will fall in the back of the queue and will be delivered within the turn around time for new work. 

Archive. Your ordered images will remain in the photographers archive for 90 days. All not-paid-for images will remain in your gallery for 30 days, after which you will no longer be able to purchase the additional images, and it is at this time they will also be removed from the photographers archive. (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 post delivery. So please ensure you have downloaded and backed up your photos.

Photographic Materials. All photographic materials, including but not limited to negatives, transparencies, proofs, and previews, shall be the exclusive property of the Photographer. Gallery proofs shall be available to the Client within 2-4 weeks of the session. With final completed images being delivered within 2-6 weeks of your session. There is a $50 rush fee if you require your images sooner than the above turnaround time. There is a $100 rush fee if you require your images within 48 hours of your session. (This must be discussed prior to your session date) (Wedding photography will be a 6-10 week turn around time depending on the season.)

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. (No filters on any images, re editing, etc.)

Client’s Usage. The Client shall only use the prints, including digital files, in accordance with the permissions within this agreement. The Client’s prints are for personal use only and shall not be submitted to contests, reproduced for commercial use or authorize any reproductions by parties other than the Photographer. If the Photographer provides a digital file print release, the Client must act in accordance with the release.

Failure to Perform. If the Photographer is unable to perform this agreement due to illness, emergency, fire, casualty, strike, act of God or causes beyond the control of the Photographer, the Photographer and Client shall make every attempt to reschedule the session. If a reschedule is unable to be agreed upon, Photographer shall return the retainer to the client and shall have no further liability. Further, if the Photographer is unable to deliver photographic materials due to technological malfunctions, including but not limited to camera and processing, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault of the Photographer, liability shall be limited.

Photographer’s Standard Price List. The charges in this agreement are based on the Photographer’s Standard Price List. This price list is adjusted periodically and future orders shall be charged at the prices in effect at the time when the order is placed. 

Model Release. I grant permission for Graceful Moments 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 authorize the use of the images without compensation to me. All negatives, prints, digital reproductions shall be the property of Graceful Moments 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 including any and all minor children).

By booking or participating in any services provided by Graceful Moments Photography you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. These terms and conditions apply to all clients, and materials 2019- Present, & Future. Regardless if additional forms, contracts, or consents are signed.