commercial photography BUSINESS POLICIES

BOOKING RETAINER & PAYMENT DETAILS
Elyse Rowland Photography requires a non-refundable booking retainer (30% of the total session fee) to secure the date, time, and services requested.  In the event of cancellation, the retainer paid is non-refundable. Failure to pay the retainer within three (3) days of booking will result in a loss of securing the booking time.

FINAL PAYMENT
The remainder of your investment is due on or before the day of services, or if the work is being billed to corporate headquarters, payment is due within 14 days of services. Companies requiring an invoice will receive an emailed invoice once final images are selected. Cash or check is preferred, or you may pay via my online credit card processor if requested. In some cases, payment will be required before final digital files are released. Checks may be made out to Elyse Rowland Photography, 11124 S 27th St, Vicksburg MI 49097. 


CANCELLATION
Cancellation less than one (1) week before the photo-shoot will result in payment in full. All cancellations must be in writing. Photo-shoots that are postponed to a later date will retain the fee as long as the photographer can reschedule for the new date and time.

DISPLAY
Elyse Rowland Photography may use any images included in this contract in their website, portfolio, literature, display areas, exhibitions, competitions, advertising, slide shows or commercially.

IMAGE QUALITY
All image sizes are hi-resolution. The photos will be edited in Lightroom and/or Photoshop for optimal color, brightness, contrast, clarity, and white-balance. Light blemish retouching (if needed) is also included. Additional editing requests beyond what is listed above will be billed at $75 per hour. 

IMAGE DELIVERY
Images will be delivered via digital download through an online gallery within 1-2 weeks unless another timeline is determined prior to the session. Images downloaded by the Client should be backed up in atleast two other locations for safe-keeping (ex: external hard drive, thumb drive, disc, etc). Elyse Rowland Photography will retain the images for one year. 

EXPENSES
The agreed estimate will detail the cost of services to be provided by Elyse Rowland Photography & will be based on specific requirements of the Client, e.g. type of photography, images requested, additional mileage traveled, etc. Please note should agreed orders subsequently change, Elyse Rowland Photography reserves the right to charge for additional services provided/time incurred.

CLIENT CONFIDENTIALITY
The Photographer will keep confidential and will not disclose to any third parties or make use of information communicated to her in confidence for the purposes of the photography, save as may be reasonably necessary to enable the Photographer to carry out her obligations in relation to the commission.

USAGE & COPYRIGHT NOTICE
All images are copyright of Elyse Rowland Photography, all rights reserved. Elyse Rowland (Elyse Rowland Photography) grants perpetual usage rights to the person(s) listed above to use the images provided for promotional and marketing use. This includes use on printed material such as letter heads, business cards, newspaper or magazine ads and digital usage on websites, email, etc. The images may not be edited or altered in any way.

ACCIDENT WAIVER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Elyse Rowland Photography is not responsible for any injuries incurred by any of the members of the party being photographed or anyone else who may be attending a session as a guest, including pets. Clients will be responsible for their children, their guests, and themselves, and release the photographer from any claim. 

(A) I, THE CLIENT, WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my traveling to and from this event or activity, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: Elyse Rowland Photography, Elyse Rowland and / or their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, assistants, representatives, and agents, the activity or event holders, activity or event sponsors, activity or event volunteers; 

(B) I, THE CLIENT, INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this activity or event, whether caused by the negligence or release of otherwise. I acknowledge that Elyse Rowland Photography, Elyse Rowland and / or their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, assistants, representatives, and agents, the activity or event holders, activity or event sponsors, activity or event volunteers are NOT responsible for the errors, omissions, acts, or failures to act of any party or entity conducting a specific event or activity on behalf of Elyse Rowland Photography. I acknowledge that this activity or event may involve physical activity, and may carry with it the potential for death, serious injury, and property loss. I hereby consent to receive medical treatment that may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this activity or event. This Accident Waiver and Release of Liability shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law. 

LIMIT OF LIABILITY
While every care is taken at every stage of the photographic process, in the event of a camera failure, operator error, material failure, or process machine failure, Elyse Rowland Photography can accept no responsibility for any losses however incurred as a result of any such failure beyond a full refund of the original purchase price.

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