Lifestyle Photography Policies & Procedures

Booking Policy:
A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking to secure J. Saunders Photography's services at the agreed upon time and location. Once the deposit is received, a session confirmation will be sent. The remaining balance is due on or before the day of the scheduled session.

Cancellation & Refund Policies:
Client agrees to appear at the selected location at the agreed upon date and time. If Client does not appear at the scheduled location and time, client will not receive a refund of any monies paid for their session. If Client cancels their session with less than 48 hours’ notice to J. Saunders, Client will not receive a refund of any monies paid for their session. If Client cancels their session with more than 48 hours’ notice, any monies paid will be attributed to their next session with J. Saunders Photography. No refunds will be given once your scheduled session has taken place and your photographs have been delivered.

Archive & Storage:
J. Saunders Photography archives all photographs produced as a result of the Session for a period of 30 days after the final photographs have been delivered. After that time, J. Saunders Photography deletes all photographs from its storage. J. Saunders Photography is not responsible for the photographs once they are delivered to the Client. The Client is solely responsible for keeping the photographs in a safe place and for making back-up copies of any photographs that are delivered to the Client.

Editing Policy:

J. Saunders Photography offers light editing. Light editing includes brightening/darkening photographs and changing the vibrancy. J. Saunders Photography and it's photographer, Jada Saunders, does not do any body modifications including, but not limited to, slimming or removing stretch marks/cellulite/birthmarks.

Payment Methods:

At this time, we accept payment via Visa, Discovery, Mastercard, American Express, and cash. All deposits must be paid with a debit or credit card. The remaining balance can be paid with a debit card, credit card, or cash.

 

If payment is made using a credit card or debit card and the charge is later disputed, your session will be put on hold until the dispute is resolved. If the charge is disputed and your session has already taken place, your album link will be made invalid and you will no longer be able to schedule future sessions with J. Saunders Photography.

Model Clause:

This paragraph serves as a model release for all subjects listed above, giving J. Saunders Photography the irrevocable right to use the photographs in all forms and in all media and in all manners, without any restriction as to changes or alterations, for advertising, trade, promotion, exhibition, or any other lawful purposes. Company can grant use of the images to third parties and all compensation for use and credit for the images remain the property of J. Saunders Photography. Client waives any right to inspect or approve the photograph(s), finished version(s) incorporating the photograph(s), or the use to which it may be applied, including written copy that may be created and appear in connection therewith. This release is binding on the Client, their legal representatives, heirs, and assigns.

Print Release:

J. Saunders Photography hereby grants (client) and his/her/their photo laboratory of choice permission to make reproductions of the work from the photography session for personal use only. Client understands and acknowledges that J. Saunders Photography is the copy wright owner and that any unauthorized use and/or sale of the above-described work causes damage to J. Saunders Photography and that client may be held liable for such damages. This permission is for personal use only. It does not include use that results in financial gain. The purchase of the digital files releases the photographer from any liability due to loss of or damage to the images, and releases J. Saunders Photography from any obligation to maintain copies of any digital files. Client hereby grants J. Saunders Photography the right to use and publish images and photographs taken during the photography session(s) described above to further promote its service. J. Saunders Photography retains all copyrights to the images and derivative works thereof. If you are posting any of the digital files to social media, you may not alter the images in any way such as adding filters, re-editing the photos, etc. You must also give credit to J. Saunders Photography.

Brand Photography Policies & Procedures

Agreement Overview:
By scheduling a brand photoshoot with J. Saunders Photography, client is agreeing to cheerful cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. J. Saunders Photography is not responsible if key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during photography sessions or for missed images due to details not revealed to J. Saunders Photography

Retainer & Payment Schedule:
50% of the total cost is due at the time of the signing of this agreement. This is a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit. In the event of cancellation, the deposit paid is non-refundable. It shall be liquidated for damages to J. Saunders Photography in the event of a cancellation, or breach of contract by the Client. The Client shall also be responsible for payment of any of J. Saunders Photography materials/charges incurred up to time of cancellation. The retainer shall applied towards the total cost of the service to be rendered. The remaining charges are payable in full on the date of the session. No photography will take place and no rights are granted until payment is made in full.

Images & Copyright:

The photographs produced by J. Saunders Photography are protected by Federal Copyright Law. Upon final payment by the Client, the photographer grants a limited license to the Client to make copies, use on their website, social media platforms, and standard size print promotional and marketing materials solely for personal and commercial use, not for economic gain. The Client shall not transfer, license, sell, lease, or otherwise confer either permanently or temporarily any reproduction rights to any images to any third party. Client may not crop, distort, manipulate, reconfigure, mimic, animate, create derivative works or extract portions or in any other manner, alter the final edited digital images. The Client shall affix J. Saunders Photography's copyright notice and photo credit to any images posted by the Client. This includes the posting of images on any and all internet websites and social media platforms used by Client. Copyright notice/photo credit to read: (c) 2022 J. Saunders Photography.

 

The final post-production and editing styles, effects, and overall look of the photos are left to the discretion of J. Saunders Photography.

Archive & Storage:

J. Saunders Photography archives all photographs produced as a result of the Session for a period of 30 days after the final photographs have been delivered. After that time, J. Saunders Photography deletes all photographs from its storage. J. Saunders Photography is not responsible for the photographs once they are delivered to the Client. The Client is solely responsible for keeping the photographs in a safe place and for making back-up copies of any photographs that are delivered to the Client.

Model Clause:

The Client(s) & Subject(s) hereby grant to J. Saunders Photography and its legal representatives and assigns, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of the Client(s) and Subject(s) or in which the Client(s) and subject(s) may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same. The Client(s) and Subject(s) release any and all interests and rights in said photographs.

Limits of Liability:

In the unlikely event that the photographer is injured or becomes too ill or has an extreme emergency that prevents her from photographing the event, J. Saunders Photography will make every effort to reschedule the event. If for whatever reason this is not possible, responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the package purchased. J. Saunders Photography 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 J. Saunders Photography's control, J. Saunders Photography's liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the portrait package.

Indemnification:

Each party agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the other Party, its employees, and permitted successors against any losses, claims, damages, penalties, liabilities, punitive damages, expenses, reasonable legal fees of whatsoever kind or amount, which result from the negligence of or breach of this policy by the indemnifying party, its employees, and permitted successors and assignees that occurs in connection with this policy. This section remains in full force and effect even after the termination of the working relationship between J. Saunders Photography and client.

Confidentiality:

All confidential information that is communicated to or obtained by either of the Parties in connection with the above-mentioned services, shall be held by them in full faith. At no time shall the Parties use any such confidential information obtained through this Association, either directly or indirectly, for personal benefit, or disclose or communicate such information to any third-party. This provision shall continue to be effective after the termination of the working relationship between J. Saunders Photography and client.