Group Portrait Session Photography Agreement / Minor release

This is an agreement between a photographer and a client for portrait photography to be shot during a session.

Glory Grace Photography

Glory Sheeley | | 574.518.2729

*Hey! If you're reading this right now it means we're about to book a session and make some rad photos. Yay! I'm inputing this message here to get this started on a friendly note, because what follows are a lot of very professional and legal-y sounding sentences that comprise the business end of this whole process. I know, it's boring. But it must be done. Also, at the end of the document there are some extra tips to consider when planning the timeline of the day, so even if you skim through, make sure you check those out.
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This agreement is between Glory Sheeley, hereinafter referred to as the "Photographer", operating in the State of Indiana, and the subjects (if subject is over 18 years old) or legal guardians of minors contracting the photographer for portrait photography, hereinafter referred to as the "Clients", collectively referred to as the "Parties", with the portrait session detailed below.

Date of session: 09/26/2015

Photo subjects:

Haley Muder
Guardian: Robyn Muder

Blake Fisher
Guardian: Amber Fisher

Sara Peterson
Guardian: Terri Peterson

Emily Kern
Guardian: Lori Kern

Tucker West
Braxton Day

Location Information

Bloomington, IN

Agreement Overview

This agreement contains the entire understanding between the Photographer and the Client. It supersedes all prior and simultaneous agreements between the Parties. The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by all the Parties.


Title (possession) of and copyright to all products shall remain with the Photographer until client has paid in full. All photos are copyrighted. The negatives and or digital images (hereinafter collectively the “images”) created by the Photographer and/or subcontractor(s) remain the property of the Photographer. It is illegal to copy, scan, reproduce, or post online in forums or elsewhere without the written permission of the Photographer. Violators of this federal law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties.
Permission is herby granted to the Photographer to use any images created under this contract for professional samples, displays, internet website pages, advertising, exhibitions, contests, and any other purpose.
The Photographer retains the copyright to all images produced by the Photographer and/or the Photographer's subcontractors. The client understands the images given on CD/USB cannot be used for profit or advertising and all posting of images on the internet must be acknowledged as images by the Photographer.

Creative License

Images are edited at the Photographer’s discretion, and delivered prints may not include all images shot. The Photographer reserves the creative rights to edit and release only those images deemed creditable as professional in quality and within the photographer’s artistic standards.

Force Majeure

If the Photographer or its assigns cannot perform this Agreement due to a fire, casualty, strike or other civil disturbances, Acts of God, including but not limited to, road closures, severe traffic, fire, terrorism or other causes beyond the control of the parties, then the Photographer shall return any moneys paid by the Client, less retainer fee and expenses, but shall have no further liability with respect to the Agreement. This limitation of liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged, lost
through camera malfunction, compact flash card malfunction, or otherwise lost or damaged without the fault on the part of the Photographer. The limit of liability for a partial loss of originals shall be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of total number of originals.

Cost of Portrait Photography

Package: Group Portrait Session, including up to one hour with the Photographer.
Pricing: $30 per individual
*Each paid in cash on date of shoot.

This is a contract for personal photography services to be provided by the Photographer and/or individuals subcontracted to do work for the Photographer. The Parties agree to the above and below terms and conditions.

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