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Thank you so much for booking a portrait session with me! I'm excited and honored to be your
photographer. This contract, along with your $20-30 retainer, will officially book your session on the date you chose. And it is simply to ensure everybody is in agreement regarding the services I will be providing.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions via phone, text, email, or social media. I can’t wait for our session!


            Vanise Burton Photography

Opelika, AL 36801

PORTRAIT: This is my version of the traditional photo shoot, except there’s not much traditional about it. This style usually incorporates my Beloved Technique which includes interactive invitations and physical suggestions to encourage natural emotions and candid moments, with a little bit of tradition thrown in. The main goal is to accentuate and celebrate connections and relationships. The session will be approximately 1 hour, at one location. There is a limit to number of 5 people or outfits (more people/outfits will mean fewer final photos).


included in full balance

$20 to $30

Your retainer is due immediately. Vanise will send you a separate email with the information you need in order to pay via your preferred method of payment. Your full package fee is due on or before your session date. You may pay by credit card online, or pay in person when we meet. If you do not contact the photographer to pay the remainder of your session fee prior to your session, you will be expected to pay at the end of your session. Once paid, retainers and package fees are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another date. YOU WILL HAVE THE OPTION TO PAY THE RETAINER AND SESSION FEE SEPARATELY OR TOGETHER.



DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: This agreement constitutes an order for portrait photography services, and any additional services outlined above in Package. It is agreed to by both parties, Photographer and Client, as described above. Client agrees to pay Total Amount by the Final Payment Due by Date.

SESSION DATE, FEES, and RESCHEDULES: Your session date will be held for you, once agreed upon. Once paid, your session fee is non-refundable, but the photographer will gladly reschedule due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances; please notify the photographer at least 48 hours before your session if you must reschedule. If the weather isn't agreeable on the day of the session, we will reschedule to another date. If there is a chance of rain or snow in the forecast, you will be notified a day or two before the session. Client and Photographer are both allowed 1 reschedule for services.

CHILD BEHAVIOR: Vanise Burton Photography is not responsible for crying, tantrums or any other behavior that may prevent best image quality. Session will be completed regardless of child behavior. Full session fee is required.

RETAINER: The Amount Due at Signing, as defined above, is a Date Reservation Fee or Retainer. Upon receipt the Photographer will reserve the time agreed upon for the Event Date and will not make another reservation for the agreed upon time. For this reason, the Retainer is non-refundable.

PHOTOGRAPHER RIGHTS: It is understood that any and all images, whether proofs, digital Files, Final prints or sample prints, and all rights to them remain the property of the Photographer.

CLIENT RIGHTS: Regarding the images delivered, as digital Files or otherwise, Client’s rights are limited to personal use. Photographs may not be sold or used in advertising unless otherwise specified by the Photographer.

PERMISSIONS: All permits and permissions required for the Photographer to photograph the event, whether for location, personal release or any other cause, are the responsibility of the Client to obtain.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Although all care will be taken with these photography services and the digital photographs taken, the Photographer limits any liability for loss, injury, death, inability to perform the photography services for any reason, failure to deliver images for any reason or any other types of damages to the return of all payments already paid to the Photographer up to Total Amount defined above.

INDEMNIFICATION: Client hereby agrees to indemnify, release, discharge and hold harm less the Photographer, its heirs, legal representatives, assigns, employees or any persons or corporations acting under permission or authority of the Photographer from and against any liability or claims arising as a result of any work done related to this agreement. This includes, but is not limited to claims or injury, or claims related to the use of the likenesses of anyone captured in the images or any distortion, blurring or alteration that may occur or be produced in the taking, processing or reproduction of the photographs.

TRANSFER: This agreement cannot be transferred or assigned to any third party by either the Photographer or Client without written consent of both Parties.

DELIVERY OF PHOTOS: No part of any order, including previews, will be delivered until the balance is paid in full.

TRAVEL: Travel 30 miles outside the Opelika, AL will be charged at $10/half hour of travel. This is predetermine based on a MapQuest/Google Maps calculation of mileage and time. Hours can be prorated into half-hour increments.

SESSION DURATION: Your session will last up to 1 hour or more depending on session type and session duration is listed and detailed when booking. It is recommended that you arrive early so that the session can get started on time. If you are late, the photographer retains the right to shorten or reschedule your session. In the case that you have members of your group that request additional time from the photographer, a separate session will need to be booked.

OTHER CAMERAS: Please note that the use of cameras (still or video) other than the photographer's is prohibited during your session. Personal cameras or other photographers are not allowed during your session. Secondary cameras are distracting to subjects and interrupt the artistic flow. If any member of your group would like to purchase their own copy of the disc from your session, this can be accommodated.

PRINT RELEASE: The print release provided with your email allows you to display your photos online on social networking sites, by email, or on blogs. And it allows you to have your photos printed as you wish, according to your email resolution. Changes to the images is prohibited. Print release form can requested for printing.

COPYRIGHT: All images taken at your session will be copyrighted by Vanise Burton Photography, and are protected by Federal Copyright Law. It is therefore unlawful to reproduce this work in any manner. Please respect the photographer's livelihood and the care and attention paid to each of your images by adhering to copyright laws. Moreover, as an artist, the photographer wished to have control over the Final look of all client images. Scanned, reproduced images, or re-edited images are both illegal and a degradation of the original image quality.

SALES: Due to the nature of custom photography, all sales (sessions and prints) are Final. The photographer does, of course, guarantee that the portraits you receive meet high standards, and wants you to be more than pleased with your heirloom images.

TIMELINE: Editing will take approximately 3 weeks to complete, unless otherwise noted. Your images will be available through email.

PUBLIC PREVIEW: A preview of your session may be posted; this allows for positive advertisement on behalf of the photographer, as well as a general oohing and ahhing opportunity for friends and family to view your photos. I consent to allow a preview album on the Vanise Photography Facebook page, blog, or website; my photos may be tagged/labeled with your name.

MODEL RELEASE: I hereby consent that the photographs taken and presented by this photographer may be used by Vanise Burton or Vanise Burton Photography for the purpose of display, portfolio, advertising, blog, website or publication to promote the studio. I also agree that the images can be used without additional compensation to the undersigned. I am of full age and have the right to contract in my own name. I have read the foregoing and fully understand the contents thereof.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This is the entire agreement between Photographer and Client and supersedes all previous agreements. It cannot be altered without written consent of both Photographer and Client.

EXECUTION: Digitally signing this agreement has the same effect as manually signing a paper original.

Digitally signing this agreement has the same effect as manually signing a paper original *

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