Booking Policy

Juodis Photography Booking Policy


Agreement: This Photography Agreement (referred to in the remainder of this document as the Agreement) contains the entire understanding between Juodis Photography and the Client. It supersedes all prior and simultaneous agreements between the parties. 


Reservation: 

A signed Agreement and full session payment are required to reserve the specified coverage. If the session is rescheduled or cancelled by the client less than 48 hours prior to the session, the fee will not be returned or applied towards the rescheduled session. If the client arrives late to their session time slot or fails to appear for their time slot ther session fee and session time is non-refundable or transferable. Clients are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes prior to their scheduled time in order to guarantee full use of their time.

Payment:

The total balance due must be paid in full prior to any work beginning. Full Payment/Retainer is required to book your session- non refundable , 48h  notice of cancellation a 75% credit is applied to future sessions- Photographer will not arrive without Full Payment.  Customer's are responsibility to confirm session prior to session date. Clients are responsible for all location fees and permits.


Shooting:  

Juodis Photography may end the session at their discretion according to our determination of having captured adequate images both in terms of quality and quantity. If the session is ended prior to the maximum amount of time, there will be no refund or credit for unused time. If additional hours are required or requested for your portrait session, they will be billed at $75.00 per hour. Juodis Photography reserves the right to refuse a requested location for any reason.


Editing: 

Online Gallery takes approximately two to four weeks from time of shoot. Express 48h editing may be purchased for $175. All good images will be individually corrected for color balance, density, contrast, etc. There may be light retouching applied to images. Retouching means correcting various elements in an image such as: litter, distracting elements, and minor physical imperfections (bags under eyes, teeth whitening, eyes whitening, clearing of skin, major stray hairs, etc.). We do not change body size, skin color, head swaps and we don’t use digital backgrounds. Juodis Photography is granted total artistic control over the final image and the client understands that these are the steps we will take when referring to retouching. Any requested retouching over that specified above will be billed at $100 per hour.
Due to the large amount of storage space required for digital imaging technology and the large quantity of images created per year Juodis Photography guarantees storage of digital images for 90 days after shooting. After that time Juodis Photography may delete those images at their discretion.


Cooperation: 

The parties agree to cheerful cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. Failure to Perform: The parties agree to cheerful cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. Due to the limited and subjective nature of the event, the Photographer cannot be held responsible for requested photographs not taken or missed, lack of coverage resulting from weather conditions, or schedule complications caused by but not limited to, anyone in or at the event, or by the church or location restrictions. The Photographer is not responsible for lost photo opportunities due to other cameras or flashes, the lateness of the clients or other principles. The Photographer is not responsible for the lack of coverage due to weather conditions, scheduling complications due to lateness of individuals, rules and restrictions of location, or the rendering of decorations of the location. The Photographer will do its best to fulfill all requests but can make no guarantees all images will be delivered. The Photographer recommends that the Client point out important shots for informal or candid photographs to the photographer during portrait shooting that they wish to have photographed. The Photographer will not be held accountable for not photographing desired people if he wasn’t notified in advance. 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. 


Copyrights and Use 
Photograph Copyrights: 

Until final payment for services rendered is made, the photographs produced by Juodis Photography are protected by Federal Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and may not be reproduced in any manner without written permission. Permission is herby granted to the Photographer to use any images created under this contract for professional samples, displays, internet website pages, advertising, exhibitions, contests, and any other purpose. Upon final payment by the Client, limited copyright ownership of the Photographs will be transferred to the Client under the following conditions: 

Retouching or putting filters on final product without permission may attempt to preempt an infringement lawsuit.

Juodis Photography is not liable from bad print quality if customers haven’t fallow download and printing instructions or tempering will files by using filters or any other retouch. 
Any concerns that the client may have regarding the functioning of their flash drive or the quality or nature of the images contained therein ("images") must be reported to Juodis Photography in writing within 60 days of client’s receipt of the flash drive. After 60 days Juodis Photography holds no liability for the function of the flash drive or the quality or nature of the images therein. 

Juodis Photography holds no responsibility for the quality of any print or photo product incorporating these images purchased through a third party print lab or service other than those designated and used by Juodis Photography. 
The Client agrees not to make copies for sale or for the purpose of circumventing sale of the images by Juodis Photography. The Client must obtain written permission from and compensate Juodis Photography prior to the Client or its friends and relatives publishing or selling the photographs. 


Limit of Liability:

 

The Photographer reserves right to cancel session due to any reasons, casualty’s. 

In the unlikely event that the photographer is injured or becomes too ill to photograph the event at the designated time, Juodis Photography will make every effort to reschedule the shoot. If the situation should occur and a suitable date and time for rescheduling cannot be arranged responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event package. Juodis Photography takes the utmost care with respect to exposure, transportation, and processing the photographs. However, in the unlikely event that the Photographs have been lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons within or beyond Juodis Photography’s control, liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event package. The limit of liability for a partial loss of originals shall be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of total number of originals. Every effort will be made to assure the Client’s satisfaction according to industry standards. Any artistic interpretations by the photographer will be deemed acceptable and correct. If the Client is not satisfied with their images through fault of Juodis Photography the images will be retaken. If the Client is not satisfied with their products through fault of Juodis Photography they will be replaced. Notification of dissatisfaction must be received in writing within one week of receipt of images or upon receipt of product(s) for replacement. Juodis Photography cannot be held responsible for dissatisfaction due to circumstances beyond their control. In the event that photographic materials are damaged or lost through camera or computer malfunction the photographer liability will be limited to a retake of the session whenever possible or a refund of the cost of session fee if images cannot be retaken. If the session fee must be refunded, Juodis Photography will have no further obligation to the client.
The client agrees to relay the details of this contract to any and all subjects involved in the session.

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