Terms and Conditions - John Taylorson Photo
  • Terms and Conditions

• A retainer of 50% of the session/event fee is required to reserve a date for all sessions or events. The retainer shall be applied towards the total cost of the service to be rendered. The balance of the complete package price must be paid before or on the day of event. If final payment is not received, I will not be expected to attend the event. Additional custom orders (reprints, enlargements, albums) must be paid in full at the time of order before any display of photos on the website or prints are delivered.

• There is no refund of retainer after the signing of the Agreement and the reservation of the photography date. If the event is canceled within two weeks of the date, you shall pay the balance of the contract due to the high probability that I will not be able to further book that date. Once a balance is paid, it is non-refundable. Any other arrangements shall be discussed between you and I. All arrangements will be put in writing. Cancellation must be in writing even if a phone call was made to inform me of the cancellation.

• Notification of any changes can be made by phone along with written notice sent via email for documentation. If an email is sent, a confirmation of receipt must be sent back by me or an agent of JTP in writing or via email. It is your responsibility to confirm all arrangements at least 7-10 days prior to the event. In the event of change of address or contact information (time, etc.) as listed, you must notify me.

• I kindly ask that you contact me two weeks prior to the date of the event to review last minute details. I will make every effort to contact you, but it is your responsibility to contact me to confirm all events and times.

• I asked that you communicate with me for the best possible result within the definition of the shoot. Due to the limited and subjective nature of the event, I cannot be held responsible for requested photographs not taken or missed, lack of coverage resulting from weather conditions, or schedule complications caused by but not limited to, anyone in or at the event, (or by the church) or location restrictions. I cannot be responsible for lost photo opportunities due to other cameras or flashes, the lateness of the clients or other principles.

• Please understand that any lists submitted to me will be used for organizational purposes only and in no way represent photography that will actually be produced. I will do my very best to fulfill all requests but can make no guarantees all images will be delivered. I recommend that you point out important individuals for informal or candid photographs to me during portrait shooting that you wish to have photographed.

• Title (possession) of and copyright to all products shall remain with me until you have paid in full. All photos are copyrighted. The negatives and or digital images (hereinafter collectively the “images”) created by the John Taylorson Photo and/or subcontractor(s) remain the property of John Taylorson Photo.

• I may use any images created under this agreement for professional samples, displays, internet website pages, self-promotion, advertising, exhibitions, contests, and any other purpose.

• John Taylorson Photo retains the copyright to all images produced by the Photographer and/or the Photographer's subcontractors. If purchasing Hi-Resolution images on CD/DVD/Download, you will be given a written release to make personal copies of images from CDs/DVDs/Download.

• The Photographer and/or any photographers hired by the Photographer to photograph shall be the exclusive photographer(s) retained by the Client for the purpose of the portrait photography. Family and friends of the clients and other event vendors shall not interfere with the Photographer’s duties. Guests will be asked to refrain from taking flash photographs at certain intervals of the event to ensure proper exposure of images.

• All clients are responsible for all location fees and permits. Travel expenses such as parking, shipping, or destination fees must be reimbursed to the Photographer and will be added to the balance due after the event. Travel fees are predetermined and will be set out in the initial payment total.

• Images are edited at my discretion, and delivered prints may not include all images shot. I reserve the creative rights to edit and release only those images deemed creditable as professional in quality and within my artistic standards.

• Returned checks are subject to a $50.00 returned check fee. Client assumes responsibility for any and all collection costs and legal fees incurred by the Photographer in the event that enforcement of this contract becomes necessary. All legal action shall be taken appropriately.