Schedule Your 2021 Session | Non-refundable Retainer Fee
Non-refundable retainer fee for a photography session with Rikki Shepherd. This initial payment is applied to the overall price of your session package.
All sales are final. Please contact Rikki to book your date prior to paying your non refundable retainer fee.
By Scheduling your session, you are agreeing to the terms/conditions/policies as stated on the policies page of her website as well as stated below.
This contract is written for the purpose of family or personal portraits. The scheduling of a session with Rikki Shepherd states the client understands that it is their choice to participate in these photos and the client will not hold studio responsible for any negative actions or feelings that may commence due to the images of this shoot. The client understands that they will decide whether or not these images are made public and will make studio aware of these preferences. Based off the print/product agreement, the client is agreeable to the terms, conditions, and timeline of the session, and the delivery of images and products. The client states that they are 18 years or older. If the client is not 18 years or older, they understand a parent or legal guardian is required to sign this contract as well.
Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change at any time without client notification. This contract solidifies the package contents and price at the time of booking. This contract is specifically for services and products purchased on purchase date.Any addendum is made to this contract must be agreed upon, in writing, by all parties involved.
Retainer: A non-refundable retainer deposit is required to book the portrait session and purchased package. In the event of a canceled session this retainer deposit is non-refundable.
Payment Arrangements: The retainer deposit is due upon booking. The remainder of the package amount is due the day of the scheduled session, prior to the start of shooting. The studio reserves the right to refuse services/images if the payment arrangements have not been met unless prior arrangements have been made.
Payment Stipulations: Cash, or debit/credit will be accepted.
Schedule Arrangements: Due to the nature of the session, a strict timeline will be enforced to ensure the package obligations are met. The session will start at the scheduled start time even if the client is tardy or unprepared. The session end time will remain the same. If additional time is needed, client will have the option to purchase based off the a la carte pricing menu for additional time. If you have more than one location for your session, the travel time going from destination A to destination B so forth does count towards the total amount of the session time. The same applies for outfit changes; changing from one outfit to another does count towards the total amount of the session time. The client is responsible for providing any props or outfits that are to be used within the session. Studio will not be held responsible for additional sessions needed due to forgotten items.
Additional Fees: In the event that the client specifies a certain location to be used during the shoot, the client is responsible for all location fees involved such as location access fees, parking, etc. Client is also responsible for arranging the location access and any permits/passes related to doing so.
Cooperation: Studio is not held responsible for behavior of parties involved with the shoot, with the exception of studio personnel. If the desired outcome of your session is jeopardized by the behaviors of parties involved with the exception of studio personnel, studio cannot be held responsible. Please not that babies/children are unpredictable and I always try my absolute best to get you the best possible outcome for your session, but I can not promise specific poses, photos or cooperation.
Client Usage Rights/Copyrights: The photographs produced by studio are protected by Federal Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and may not be reproduced in any manner without studio explicit written permission. It is a breach of this contract to reproduce the images in any form unless rights were purchased within the package for those images.
Client reserves the right to post images on social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram Twitter. It is a breach of this contract to crop/hide studio logo.
There will be limited copyright ownership of the images delivered through Shootproof under these conditions: Commercial use of these photos is prohibited. These images are for personal use only, and may be reproduced for the purpose of sharing with friends and family.
In the event that these photos will be published, sold for profit or used within marketing materials, the client must obtain written permission from -- and compensate studio -- prior to the release. An additional contract will be needed at that time.
Studio Usage Rights/Copyrights: Client grants Studio unrestricted usage rights and copyrights to use and publish photographs in any manner or medium. Client grants Studio permission to use images taken within this session in sample albums, marketing materials, editorial, online web presences, including but not limited to, website, social networks, blog, etc. Images may also be used in photographic competitions and for publication in which case the client will release all profits from images.
In the event that client wishes the images to be kept private and not displayed anywhere publicly, on the Internet or otherwise, please contact the photographer prior to your session.
Reshoot Policy: In the event that studio is required by the client to reshoot the session without 2 days prior notice, the client will be responsible for an additional retainer deposit to secure that date.
In the event that the weather conditions are not desirable for the shoot based on studio recommendations, the session will need to be rescheduled and the fee will be waived. Due to liability and equipment damages, this decision will be at studio discretion.
In the event that a reshoot has been scheduled due to the nature of the client appearance in the previous session, the client is held responsible for purchasing an additional package.
Limit of Liability: In the unlikely event that the photographer is injured or becomes too ill to photograph the session, studio will make every effort to secure a replacement photographer unless otherwise specified by the client. If the situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found or accepted, a reshoot will be scheduled for the next available time slot. In the unlikely event that photographs have been lost, stolen or destroyed for reasons within or beyond studio control, studio liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the portrait session. The limit of liability for a partial loss of originals will be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of total number of originals.
Digital Files: all completed sessions will be delivered via a password protected online gallery. The galleries will be available for three weeks. It is your responsibility to download and backup your images. I only keep images for up to 6 months from the date of your session, so please back up your photos.
Completion Schedule: Due to the nature of these sessions, completion and image delivery time may vary.
Gift Certificates: All sales are final. If won in a giveaway, purchased through a promotional sale or delivered in paper form, they do have an expiration date. If you fail to use your gift certificate by the expiration date, you will not be refunded. It is your responsibility to schedule your session before the gift certificate expires.
Illness & COVID19: In the event that the state of Michigan has to revert back to a lower phase on the Covid 19 stay safe plan for Michigan and the studio is legally unable to resume open, your initial payment will be credited toward a session to use at a later and safer date. The studio is not responsible for what the state decides in terms of businesses. Current studio policies for Covid 19 (and illness in general). Due to new safety protocols, those attending must all live in the same household. With the exception of outdoor sessions. There is a limit of two adult guests per newborn session and one adult guest per baby milestone session. Siblings are encouraged to not attend unless absolutely necessary. All attending must be fever and symptom free (runny nose, cough, sore throat, sneezing) for 72 hours leading up to your session date/time. If you’ve recently been exposed to Covid and have been quarantined, you must wait an additional 5 days from when your quarantine date ended and everyone in your home must have a negative test. If you have a pending Covid test or were recently exposed to someone with Covid and you need a test, you must reschedule. I will be wearing a mask the entire session and using proper sanitation methods. I myself have been staying home and only leaving for work. My kids are also attending school virtually, so they aren’t bringing any germs into the home. My husband also only leaves to attend work and works alone all day. All adults attending a studio session must also wear a mask. Kids 2 & older are also required to wear a mask at a studio session. The mask can be removed for photographs only for a total of ten minutes max for a family photo. I will be 6 feet away with my mask still on. Please only bring guests that are participating in the photos. Immediate family only. No grandparents, cousins, extended family or friends allowed at studio sessions. I do have a daughter who is high risk (immune compromised), so I take safety extremely seriously & cooperation is very much appreciated.
By booking this session, you agree to all the terms and conditions.