Model Release

For valuable consideration, I do hereby give Kelly Bennema (the Photographer), the irrevocable right to use my and/or my children’s pictures, portraits, or photographs in all forms and in all media and in all manners, without any restriction as to changes or alterations for the advertising, promotion, exhibition, or any other lawful purposes of Hop Skip Photography, and I waive any right to inspect or approve the photograph(s) or finished version(s) incorporating the photograph(s), including written copy that may be created and appear in connection therewith. I agree that the Photographer owns the copyright in these photographs and I hereby waive any claims I may have based on any usage of the photographs or works derived therefrom, including but not limited to claims for either invasion of privacy or libel. I agree that this release shall be binding on me, my legal representatives, heirs, and assigns. I have read this release and am fully familiar with its contents.

Portrait Agreement

A session deposit is due at the time of booking and secures the date for your session. This session fee includes: *Minimum 1 hour photography session. *The photographer’s time and talent during the session as well as the editing of images. *Proofing of 20-30 images, which will be available for viewing within 2-3 weeks of our session. LOCATION COSTS/FEES: *If there are any costs/fees associated with the location of the session you have chosen, you, the client, will be responsible for those fees. The photographer will not guarantee or arrange payment on any location. RESCHEDULING & CANCELLATIONS: *If an illness, weather, or other situation prevents a photo session from taking place, you may reschedule your session and your deposit will be held for your new agreed upon date. *The deposit will not be refunded for session cancellations and is non transferable between parties. SESSION REQUESTS: *No cameras/camcorders/any type of recording devices (this includes cell phone cameras) are allowed during the session unless a prior arrangement has been made, INCLUDING a written agreement. *Only the subject(s) of the session and their parent(s) and/or guardian should be present at the session, unless extreme circumstances require otherwise. *Your session begins at the agreed upon time. It is strongly encouraged that you arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your session when on location. This allows for any last minute feeding, changing, and relaxing before your session begins. However, breaks during the session for these things will be taken when needed and are encouraged. RE-SHOOTS: *Re-shoots are determined at the discretion of the photographer. They will not be given for poor choices of clothing, make-up, hair, or for not following the recommendations of the photographer. ALL SALES ARE FINAL: *Due to the custom nature of each session, all sales are final. Please be absolutely sure of your purchase when placing your product order. PAYMENT: *All payments are due in full unless payment arrangements have been made. *Orders will not be processed until payment in full is received. *Payments are accepted via PayPal (credit card) or checks made out to: Hop Skip Photography. PROOFING & PRINT ORDERS: *Your private and password protected online proofing gallery will be up within 2-3 weeks of your session and includes 20-30 fully edited images, no less than 20. *Once your gallery is posted it will be online for two (2) weeks for your review. You may share your password with friends and family. If you would like your gallery to remain on online there is a $20 charge per each additional 2 days of hosting. *All print and products orders are subject to Illinois sales tax, as required by law. COPYRIGHT & PENALTY: *It is illegal to copy, scan, download, print, share, alter, or otherwise steal any image created by Hop Skip Photography during your photo session. This applies to ‘sneak peak’ images, images post in an online proofing gallery, blog, Facebook, or hard copy images. *If you steal images via any method above, or any other method, you will be invoiced for the cost of EACH digital image stolen, at my current price per image.