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Commercial Photography Terms and Conditions


This agreement contains the entire understanding between Darrell Fraser Photography (“the photographer”) and the CLIENT. It supersedes all prior and simultaneous agreements between the parties. The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by all the parties.


This confirms my contracting agreement: I agree that the photographer shall provide services to photograph you to the best of our abilities in accordance with the package selected. Every effort will be made to assure your satisfaction according to industry standards. Any artistic interpretation by the photographer will be deemed acceptable and correct. Due to the nature of the business, all sales are final. Although every care possible will be taken to produce photographs of all important and special moments during the session, the Photographer cannot place an un-conditional guarantee on the above. If you are not satisfied with your images through fault of the photographer your images will be retaken. If you are not satisfied with your products through fault of the photographer, they will be replaced. Notification of dissatisfaction must be received in writing within one week of receipt of images or upon receipt of products in order to receive refund or replacement. We do all we can to ensure that you are satisfied with your images and products. We cannot be responsible for dissatisfaction due to circumstances beyond our control.


The parties agree to cheerful cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. The photographer is not responsible if key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during photography sessions or for missed images due to details not revealed to the photographer. The photographer shall use its own judgment regarding style and input in the production of pictures. This includes but  is  not  limited  to  locations,  poses  and  number  of  images  taken.


Photographs/images produced by the photographer are protected by Copyright Law.  Upon final payment by the CLIENT, the CLIENT is granted limited license to use and or display resulting images as outlined in the Usage Rights on p2 of this document. Said images may not be altered or used in any manner outside what is prescribed in this document without prior written permission of the photographer. The CLIENT must obtain written permission from and compensate the photographer  prior to the CLIENT, its associates, friends or relatives re-distributing or selling the photographs for any reason not prescribed in this document.


The CLIENT(s) & SUBJECT(s) hereby grant to the photographer, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of the CLIENT or in which the CLIENT may be included for the promotion of its business and services, including editorial, trade, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner and medium.


In the unlikely event that the photographer is injured or becomes too ill or has an extreme emergency that prevents them from photographing the event, the photographer will make every effort to reschedule the event. If for whatever reason this is not possible, responsibility and liability is limited to the rescheduling, or return of all payments received for the package purchased. The photographer takes the utmost care with respect to exposure, transportation, and processing the photographs. However, in the unlikely event that photographs have been lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons within or beyond the photographer’s control, the photographer’s liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the portrait package.


The CLIENT(s) understands and accepts that the photographic coverage will be as our professional expertise determines and that not one photograph be deemed more important than another. Every effort will be made to comply with your wishes. Any additional requests not notified on this booking form must be made by the CLIENT in writing.


Any proofing product viewed are individually corrected for colour balance, density, contrast, etc. No retouching will be applied to any proof image. All prints that are subsequently ordered or used will receive individual attention in the form of retouching, enhancement, selective area adjustment, textures, etc. Retouching means correcting various elements in an image such as litter, distractions and minor physical flaws, and the photographer is granted total artistic control over the final image and the CLIENT understands that these are the steps the photographer will take when referring to retouching. Advanced retouching and editing will be invoiced separately.


If the photographer has to cancel the session for reasons beyond their control and the contract has to be completely cancelled their liability is limited to a full refund of all monies paid to us.


The CLIENT shall pay 50% of the full session fee at the time of signing this agreement. This is A NON-REFUNDABLE RETAINER. In the event of cancellation, the retainer paid is non-refundable. It shall be liquidated for any loss of earnings incurred. The CLIENT shall also be responsible for payment of any of the photographer’s materials/charges incurred up to the time of cancellation.  The retainer shall be applied towards the total cost of the services rendered. The remaining charges are payable in full within 10 working days after the shoot.