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I.

BOOKING SESSIONS / DATES; DEPOSIT POLICY

A.

To guarantee date reservation for your wedding, or for your portrait session, a deposit is required.

1.

a deposit of $300.00 USD is required to book 7:10 studio photography for an entire day, such as for a wedding, company event, or other event that will require a photographer to be on site for 2 hours or longer.

2.

a deposit of $50.00 USD is required to book 7:10 studio photography for a portraiture sessions, such as family portraits, head shots, high school senior portraits, or pet portraits.

3.

a deposit of $75.00 USD is required to book 7:10 studio photography for any other type of photographci services, such as real estate photography, and commercial/product photography.

4.

no deposit or retainer is required for custom photographic art assignments.

B.

When a deposit is paid to 7:10 studio photography, the deposit will be credited toward the final total of your package or purchase amount.

C.

The deposit paid to 7:10 studio photography is refundable, per the following deposit refund schedule:

1.

the deposit is 100% refundable if cancellation is received within 15 days of receipt of the deposit.

2.

the deposit is 50% refundable if cancellation is received between 16 and 30 days of receipt of the deposit.

3.

the deposit becomes non-refundable if cancellation is received after 30 days of receipt of the deposit.

C.

Requesting a refund of the deposit paid to 7:10 studio photography cancels any scheduled photography services and all responsibilities pertaining to the canceled event.

II.

7:10 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY'S RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE CLIENT

A.

The Photographer (herein referred to as: we, us, or The Photographer, or The Studio) will arrive on location upon the time agreed.

B.

If an unforeseen issue arises that will make The Photographer tardy, a phone call will be placed to communicate the issue to the client, promptly.

C.

Our job is to ensure that we take the photographs you want us to take. We will do everything in our power to not only take the requested photographs, but do so in a high-quality way with great artistic and aesthetic value. We cannot, however, guarantee, due to reasons beyond our control - whether technical, mechanical, or otherwise - that we will get every photograph on the Mst Have Photo Checklist (if applicable). If, by chance, we do miss a photo on the Must Have Photo Checklist, we will do our best to recreate that photo, if time permits.

D.

If shooting film, we will have all film images developed and scanned into digital format within 48 hours of the photography assignment (wedding, portrait session, etc.).

E.

If shooting digital, we will have all digital images transferred to the post-production computer within 24 hours of the photography assignment (wedding, portrait session, etc.).

F.

All images - film or digital - will undergo post-production within 2 weeks of the photography assignment (wedding, portrait session, etc.).

G.

The digital proof DVD/CD will be mailed via USPS in a timely manner, so that the proof DVD/CD is in your hands no later than 3 weeks after the photography assignment (wedding, portrait session, etc.).

H.

Once the image order is received by us, from you, the order will be sent to our printing lab for final print. This process usually takes no longer than 1 week. You can expect to have your order no later than 10 business days after submitting your order to us.

III.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CLIENT

A.

7:10 studio photography requires an emergency contact phone number that we can call, in the event of an unforeseen circumstance that may have an adverse effect on the established plans.

B.

Extra work that is above and beyond the purchased package will be billed at a rate of $50 per hour. This includes hours of wedding coverage that extends beyond what is covered within the purchased package, special photo processing (such as composite edits, or other artistic embellishments to a photograph), or any other activity that rises above and beyond what is included in the package that the Client purchased.

C.

The remainder of the total amount due (total cost of package, minus deposit amount) is due no later than 1 week before the date of the event (wedding, portrait session, etc.).

D.

The final print order is due no later than 3 months after receipt of the proof DVD/CD. If the initial order is placed later than 3 months after receipt of the proof DVD/CD, an Image Storage Fee may be added to the final order price at the rate of $20.00 USD per month.

IV.

COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP AND TRANSFER

A.

7:10 studio photography owns the copyright to all images taken, during the photography assignment (wedding, portrait session, etc.).

B.

Unauthorized printing, duplication, or editing of images taken during the photography assignment (sedding, portrait session, etc.) is strictly prohibited, without prior written permission from 7:10 studio photography.

C.

Unauthorized printing, duplication, or editing of images taken during the photography assignment (wedding, portrait session, etc.) may result in penalties amounting to 4x the value of the specific infringement. For example, unauthorized printing of an 8x12 can result in penalties amounting to 4x the cost of an 8x12 print.

D.

The Studio grants you permission to use photos from the proof DVD/CD to post on the Internet, send via email, or use as your desktop wallpaper. Printing of images on the proof DVD/CD is prohibited as explained in section IV-C.

E.

Copyright ownership can be purchased at a rate of $75 per image you wish to have full copyright ownership of. If you wish to purchase a copyright-free DVD of all full-resolution images taken during your session, or wedding, full-copyright DVDs are available at a rate of $499.99 if purchased by itself, or $249.99 if purchased with a package.

F.

7:10 Studio Photography retains partial copyright ownership of all images, including images which were purchased under "copyright control" agreements, such as under section E - Copyright Ownership. This allows 7:10 Studio Photography to use your images for any purpose, including but not limited to: promotions, advertisements, and print.

V.

7:10 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY USAGE OF PHOTOS

A.

Although 7:10 studio photography holds ownership of all copyrights, we value your privacy.

B.

Permission to use the photos taken at your session (wedding, portraiture, etc.) for purposes such as advertising and promotions will be assumed, unless you opt out, in writing.

VI.

USAGE OF PHOTOS BY OUR PRINT LAB

A.

Photographs are printed by Miller's Photo Lab, with locations in Pennsylvania and Missouri.

B.

Photographs containing your likeness may be used for promotional purposes by Miller's Photo Lab. Miller's Photo Lab's terms and conditions grant Miller's Photo Lab the right to use photos submitted to them for print, without explicit permission. Though unlikely, Miller's Photo Lab may use photographs containing your likeness for promotional purposes.

VII.

EXECUTION OF THIS CONTRACT

A.

This contract is binding from the time it is signed by both parties.

B.

If both parties are not available to sign the contract, the contract becomes binding upon receipt of the deposit.

C.

Failure to adhere to this contract may result in termination of the transaction, at the studio's discretion.

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