Portrait Agreement

  • A. Session Fees

    A deposit of $100 is due at the time of booking. Balance is due by the day of the session. An invoice will be sent via email and can be paid with a card. Checks are accepted, but not preferred. Session will not be held until check has cleared the bank.   The fee covers the time and talent of photographer, basic and creative editing of all images, with a print release, Three mini photo albums and an online gallery for sharing, downloading and ordering additional products, if desired. 

    B. Location Costs & Fees

    If there are any costs/fees associated with the location the client has chosen for their session, you, the client, will be responsible for those fees. The photographer will not guarantee or arrange payment on any location. Creative fee covers travel within 40 minutes of Boulder, WY.   Any location outside of this limit will be subject to an additional fee.

    C. Rescheduling

    If an illness or situation prevents a photo session from taking place, client may reschedule their session at least 24 hours prior to their shoot without penalty (depending on the situation). Should client fail to give 24 hours notice, or decide to completely cancel the shoot, this session fee is forfeited and will not be refunded. Photographer reserves the right to reschedule due to illness, weather, equipment malfunction, or other circumstances beyond their control. If photographer completely cancels the session, the session fee will be refunded.

    D. Re-shoots / Refunds

    Re-shoots are determined at the discretion of the photographer. Re-shoots and refunds will not be given for poor choices of clothing, make-up, hair or weather related issues, or by not following the recommendations and education from the photographer.

    E. Archive

    After six (6) months, all 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.

    F. Payment of prints and products

    All payments are due in full unless payment arrangements have been made. Orders will not be processed until payment in full is received. If client has arranged a payment plan, order will be placed after the final payment has been received.

    G. Damage

    Photographer is not responsible for the damage of portraits after delivery to client, including damage caused during transit by US mail. Client assumes all responsibility for the safety of all portraits upon receipt.

  • H. Model Release

    I hereby give to Grateful Heart Photography the absolute and irrevocable right and permission with respect to the photographs that he/she has taken of myself and/or my minor child in which he/she may be included with others:

    a) To copyright the same in the photographer’s name or any other name that he/she may select;

    b) To use, re-use, publish and re-publish the same in whole or in part, separately or in conjunction with other photographs, in any medium now or hereafter known, and for any purpose whatsoever, including (but not by way of limitation) illustration, promotion, advertising and trade, and;

    I hereby release and discharge photographer from all and any claims and demands ensuing from or in connection with the use of the photographs, including any and all claims for libel and invasion of privacy.

    I. Liability

    Photographer is not responsible for any injuries inflicted upon any participating parties. Client(s) will be responsible for their children and for themselves and release photographer from any claims against their person or their business.

    J. Copyright & Penalty

    Grateful Heart Photography retains all copyrights to all images created during client’s session. A print release will be given with digital files to print portraits for personal use up to designated size listed on print release. The print release does not allow publication of your portraits (i.e. entering in contests), selling or altering of your images without the photographer’s written permission. It is illegal to copy, scan, download, print, share, alter, or otherwise steal any image created by Grateful Heart Photography during client’s photo session. This applies to "sneak peek" images, images posted in an online proofing gallery, blog, Facebook, or hard copy images. If client steals images via any method listed above, or any other method, client will be invoiced for the cost of EACH digital image client has stolen, at photographer’s current price per digital file.

    Credit must be given to Grateful Heart Photography for all photos used on social media, the web or on personal documents. The credit should be given as a link to the Grateful Heart Photography facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/gratefulheartphotography) or website www.gratefulheartonline.com

    Digital files do not give you the right to use images commercially.Contact Stephanie Mullen directly for written permission and how the images may be used

    Note from photographer: I work very hard to create images that reflect you and your family, while keeping in line with my artistic vision and creativity. I know you will want to share them and include a sneak-peek for that very reason. However, I ask that you simply link back to my blog/website/facebook page instead of right-clicking, saving, and sharing the image via your own page. I hope that you will respect not only my hard work, but the time, money, and dedication that I have put into training and equipment to capture these images for you. Please do not steal them.

    K. Session Requests

    *No cameras/camcorders are allowed during the session unless prior arrangement has been made between client and photographer, including a written agreement. The photographer will not continue if there are other cameras or video taping during the session.

    *Session starts at the agreed upon time. It is strongly encouraged that client arrives 15 minutes prior to the start of session. This allows for any last-minute feeding, changing, and relaxing before session begins.

    *Please do not bring any children not being photographed to the session.

    *Please make sure hair is combed and face is clean and free of runny noses or eyes.

    *Please avoid eating or drinking red or orange food or drinks before session, as red and orange tend to leave a stain on the face.

  • Copyright 2019 Grateful Heart Photography

Thank you for contacting us!

Thank you for signing my Portrait Agreement and Model Release.

I look forward to our time together and capturing some amazing portraits.


Thank you so much!

Stephanie @ Grateful Heart Photography

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