This agreement contains the entire understanding between the Client and Monique Dao Photography, hereinafter referred to as the "Photographer".
The session time starts when the Client and the Photographer meet at the pre-determined shoot location. Session time includes any amount of time it takes to walk to various shooting spots and change outfits. If the Client arrives late to the session, the session time will be reduced by the number of minutes they are late.
Session rates do NOT include any fees imposed by certain shoot locations. It is the Client's responsibility to ensure all fees required are paid for prior to the session.
LIMIT OF LIABILITY
In the event the Photographer becomes ill, injured, and under uncontrollable circumstances cannot perform the session, the Photographer reserves the right to reschedule or provide an Associate Photographer with similar style. The Photographer will take over the editing of the images and deliver the photos as normally scheduled.
The Photographer is not responsible for any injuries inflicted upon any participating parties during the session. The Client will be responsible for their own safety as well as safety of anyone else involved in the photoshoot, and release the Photographer from any claims against the Photographer and her Business.
IMAGE SELECTION & DELIVERY
Monique Dao Photography does not provide RAW images or "all images" taken. The Client will receive only the best images carefully selected and edited by the Photographer. The images will be edited with stylized enhancements, exposure, color, crop, etc. The Photographer does not provide "beauty" enhancements or appearance-altering edits. Final images will be delivered to the Client in 2-3 weeks, via an online photo gallery for downloading and sharing.
All images are copyright of the Photographer. Changing images in any way including, but not limited to cropping, converting color, adding filters, or any other means of changing the original artwork, is in direct violation of the copyright. Images may not be used for financial gain including, but not limited to, modeling portfolios, magazine/online submissions, contests and resale without written consent. If images are found to have been in violation of copyright, the Client will receive a bill for the digital file at double the current high resolution file rate. If this bill is not paid, the Photographer has the right to pursue further methods of obtaining compensation.
The Client grants the Photographer and her legal representatives, heirs and assigns, the irrevocable and unlimited consent to use the photographs of the Client for editorial, competition, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner, to alter the photographs without restriction; and to copyright the images. The Client hereby releases the Photographer and her legal representatives, heirs and assigns from all liability and claims in connection with the images.
SOCIAL MEDIA / ONLINE POSTING
All images are copyright of the Photographer. The Client is required to properly credit the Photographer in all photo postings by copying/pasting the following into the post description:
Photo Credit: @moniquedaophotography
FOR FACEBOOK, BLOGS, ETC:
Photo Credit: Monique Dao Photography
RETAINER FEE & FINAL PAYMENT
A 50% non-refundable retainer fee is required to book and secure session date/time. It also serves as a cancellation fee. The remaining balance is due immediately after the session is complete.
In the event of the Client cancelling the session or failing to show up to the session, for any reason, the retainer fee is non-refundable. No exceptions. It will be considered as liquidated damages to the Photographer.
If the Client needs to reschedule a session, the Client must notify the Photographer at least 48 hours in advance. Failure to do so may result in forfeiting of the retainer fee.
*Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.