The details which you provide about yourself and any information which identifies you such as your address and email are considered personal information and will be collected by Amy Schenk Photography upon scheduling. Your personal information will be held and used only for preparing your session, setting up, managing your online gallery account, and to make available to you all the information relating to us. Including future promotions and specials. Amy Schenk Photography will not pass on or sell your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law or by a government authority to do so. If your personal information changes or if you no longer wish to subscribe to Amy Schenk Photography promotions and specials, Amy Schenk Photography will endeavor to correct, update or remove your personal information provided to us as swiftly as possible.
The effective date of this agreement shall be executed when this agreement has been signed by all parties and the non-refundable reservation fee as stated herein have been received by Amy Schenk Photography.
The person(s) whose signature(s) appear on this contract, known as "Client", agree that Amy Schenk Photography, known as "Photographer", shall provide services to photograph client at their related event to the best of her abilities, in the manner described in this document.
This is a binding contract that incorporates the entire understanding of the parties, and any modifications must be in writing, signed by both parties, and physically attached to the original agreement.
Both Federal and The laws of the State of Texas shall govern this contract, and any resulting arbitration shall take place within Tarrant County, Texas. The client assumes responsibility for all collection costs and legal fees incurred by the photographer should enforcement of this contract become necessary.
In the event that any part of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall remain valid and enforceable. Any failure by one or both parties to enforce a provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any other portion or provision of this agreement.
Amy Schenk Photography, AKA: The Studio. "The Studio's Main Photographer” is Amy Schenk, DBA Amy Schenk Photography for ACTS Creative LLC. “The Client” is any person(s), firm, or company with whom the photographer enters into a contract for the sale of services and or goods by the photographer, Amy Schenk.
EXCLUSIVE POINT OF CONTACT FOR PORTRAITS
All consults, correspondences, directives, services & tangible products will be communicated & delivered to the individual that booked the portrait session.
EXCLUSIVE POINT OF CONTACT FOR WEDDINGS
For weddings, all consults, correspondences, directives, services & tangible products will be communicated & delivered to the BRIDE & GROOM before, during, and after the wedding event regardless of who the financially responsible party is. Additional person(s) may be involved at the discretion of either the Bride & Groom only.
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All contracts and transactions between the Studio/Photographer and the Client whether made orally or in writing are subject to these terms and conditions which shall be deemed to be incorporated into any contract between the Photographer and all or any of its Clients.
RETENTION OF TITLE
The Photographer reserves the right to retain all of the Client’s materials in her post-shoot until all monies owed to the photographer have been paid in full. Furthermore, the license to reproduce images created by the Photographer will also be revoked until payment has been made in full.
This contract serves as a model release giving the Photographer 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. The Photographer can grant use of the images to third parties and all compensation for use and credit for the images remain the property of Amy Schenk Photography according to US Copyright Laws. The 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, to their legal representatives, heirs, and assigns.
As a client, you acknowledge and agree that the style of photography provided hereunder is artistic, candid, and documentary with a mix of posed portraits. Please note that Amy Schenk Photography reserves the creative right to edit and release as proofs only those images deemed consistent with the Amy Schenk Photography artistic standards. Images deemed inconsistent with Amy Schenk Photography's standards are disposed of during the culling and editing process. All reservation retainers are non-refundable and non-transferable for any other service or product. Amy Schenk Photography reserves the right to make reproductions of images created during assignments for marketing, promotional, competition, and editorial purposes. The above conditions and terms constitute the full conditions and terms of any work agreement made between you (client) and Amy Schenk, dba: Amy Schenk Photography. By submitting your non-refundable reservation retainer, you agree to these terms, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Amy Schenk; dba Amy Schenk Photography, their agents, and the heirs or assigns.
Amy Schenk Photography reserves the right to refuse to photograph at requested on-location places that are illegal, dangerous, and/or put’s the photographer and any associates in harm’s way, for her safety and the safety of her clients. Such places but not limited to on live or dead railroad tracks, standing water over 3 feet that is either stagnate or is white-capping, events or gatherings that are prohibited due to a local, state, national or global mandate, and private property whereas permission has not been granted.
Unless agreed upon in advance, Amy Schenk Photography shall be the exclusive photographer retained for both portrait and wedding/events. Amy Schenk Photography may bring assistance or associates at her discretion. Videographers, semiprofessional or amateur photographers, or friends and family, must not obstruct or interfere with the official photography. It is the client's responsibility to prevent any guest, family, or friends from interfering with the photographer's duties. ASP strongly encourages clients to consider having an 'unplugged' ceremony.
CONDUCT & HARASSMENT
Ensuring the appropriate behavior of all persons to be photographed, whether portrait or at an event/wedding, guests and other persons at the event covered by the Photographer shall be the responsibility of the Client. In the event Photographer or her assistant(s) experiences any inappropriate, threatening, unsafe, hostile, or offensive behavior from any guest or other person at the wedding or other event (including, but not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual or explicit nature) then the photographer and all assistants will end wedding coverage immediately and leave the event. The photographer shall be entitled to retain all monies paid hereunder and the client agrees to relieve and hold the photographer harmless as a result of incomplete wedding or event photography coverage.
Complimentary sessions (if applicable) hold no cash value and cannot be exchanged for other services or art.
IMAGE PROCESSING & RETOUCHING
Unless agreed upon prior to any editing work, high-resolution USB/discs/online gallery and/or proof sets may contain a mixture of color, black and white, at the photographer's discretion.
Wedding/event image retouching includes ASP's standard editing. IE: adjusting crop, white balance, contrast, and color correction only. In lieu of obtaining all the provided images taken at your wedding/event, retouching images for weddings/events DO NOT include ASP's Luxe editing. IE: skin smoothing, object removal, creative editing, or other additional image enhancements.
Portrait Sessions include ASP's Luxe Editing on the selected number of images as stated by the portrait session type. Luxe Editing includes skin smoothing, object removal, creative editing, or other additional enhancements. In lieu of obtaining only the selected number of digital images by session type with my full Luxe Editing, portrait sessions DO NOT include any unedited/unselected images for download. Clients may purchase additional digital images beyond the session's package for $40 each. Once the fully edited images have been delivered, additional editing to the final image(s) are $20 each.
DIGITAL IMAGE COUNT
Portrait - Due to the artistic nature of photography, Amy Schenk Photography cannot guarantee the exact number of digital proofs that will be derived from your session and revealed to you in your online proofing gallery. However typical portrait sessions yield between 15 to 50 images per hour commissioned and revealed at the discretion of Amy Schenk Photography. Amy Schenk Photography goal is to produce and deliver quality images over quantity.
Wedding/Event - Due to the nature of weddings and other events, Amy Schenk Photography cannot guarantee the exact number of digital images that will be derived and revealed to you from your wedding/event. However typical weddings yield between 15 to 50 images per hour commissioned and at the discretion of Amy Schenk Photography. Amy Schenk Photography's goal is to produce and deliver quality images over quantity.
DELIVERY OF SERVICES & PRODUCTS
Portrait – Proofing Galleries are typically presented either in-person or by an online gallery to the client no longer than 1-2 weeks after the initial session date. Your final fully edited selected images are completed and made available for download 1-2 weeks after you have provided ASP with your selection. Digital RAW files (negatives) are not included in any package and they are not for sale, please do not ask.
Wedding/Event - Images are typically presented in-person or by an online gallery to the client no longer than 8 weeks after the wedding/event and will be in JPEG format only. Digital RAW files (negatives) are not included in any package and they are not for sale, please do not ask.
The supply of products and services is provided by the Photographer on a best endeavor basis. The Photographer will not be liable for delays that are beyond her reasonable control. The Photographer shall use reasonable endeavors to meet agreed deadlines where applicable. The Photographer shall not be liable for any delays in meeting any of his obligations which were due to causes beyond his reasonable control, including but not limited to; postage/courier/lab delays, lab re-prints, war/acts of terrorism, riots, government legislation, industrial action, adverse weather conditions, acts of God, floods, pandemics, fire, loss or damage in transit, etc.
If Photographer or her agent is unable to perform any or all of the duties herein for any reason, including but not limited to, fire, transportation problems, acts of God, national or global pandemic, accident, illness, or technical problems, and if she cannot provide another competent professional, all money received by Photographer, minus expenses, will be returned to the client, and photographer shall have no further liability with respect to this agreement. This limitation of liability also applies to any loss/damage of photographs or failure to deliver photographs for any reason. Liability for a partial loss of photographs shall be pro-rated based on the percentage of the total. The sole remedy for any actions or claims shall be limited to a refund whose total amount cannot exceed the total monies paid by the Client under this agreement during the time preceding the date on which such liability arises.
Due to the artistic nature, limited, and subjective nature of a portrait session or wedding/event, Amy Schenk Photography cannot be held responsible for requested photographs not taken or missed. The photographer is not responsible for lost photo opportunities or lack of coverage. This includes nut not limited to any kind of equipment malfunction, the lateness of the client, event guests, weather conditions, location restrictions, Acts of God, national or global pandemics, or schedule complications caused by the client, or anyone in or at the portrait session/wedding/event. The photographer is not responsible for existing backgrounds or lighting conditions that may negatively impact or restrict the photography coverage. Furthermore, the photographer is not responsible for compromised coverage due to causes beyond her control.
COMPLETION OF WORK
Work is complete when the photographer provides the client with agreed services and/or all tangible items purchased or included in any original portrait or wedding package or amended agreement. This includes, but not limited to a CD, DVD, USB, digital images, online web-based gallery, prints, wall art, albums, gifts, or other art and keepsakes.
ADDITIONAL ART PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Additional art products and services provided by the Photographer beyond the scope of the original contracted wedding package/collection must be paid in full at the time of the request/order. Due to the artistic nature of the photographic services, print and products are non-returnable.
PRINTING USING 3RD PARTY LABS
ACTS Photography is not responsible for and cannot assist with any prints or art products that are not directly ordered/purchased from Amy Schenk Photography.
Returned checks will be assessed a $55 non-sufficient funds fee, and all future purchases/payments must be paid by cashier’s check or credit card.
USE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES
Amy Schenk Photography WILL NEVER sell clients images to third party entities. Amy Schenk Photography will not use any of your images for marketing purposes without your written consent.
Upon receipt of a photo USB/CD/DVD/ALBUM/PRINTS/ART, the Client accepts all responsibility for archiving and protecting the photographs. Photographer does not permanently archive image files. The photographer is not responsible for the lifespan of any digital media provided or for any future changes in digital technology or media readers that might result in an inability to read discs provided. It is the client's responsibility to make sure that digital files are copied to new media as required. Amy Schenk Photography is not responsible for assisting the client with the ordering of prints products from 3rd party vendors and cannot guarantee the quality of such prints/products if the client does not order directly from Amy Schenk Photography.
In accordance with the United States Copyright Laws, the copyright of all images created by the Photographer is owned by the Photographer. Amy Schenk Photography retains all copyright benefits for all images created forever. Copyrights for art (including photographs) do not expire. Unless the Photographer gives written authorization, the Client is forbidden by law to copy any images created by the photographer and agrees that all digital duplication, or copies of any type made from images created by the Photographer, shall only be carried out by the Photographer. Learn more about US Copyright Laws Here: https://www.copyright.gov/title17/title17.pdf
Amy Schenk Photography will never sell images taken of you to third parties or enter them into any contest without your written permission. Should you not want images of you used for ASP's marketing materials such as but not limited to printed marketing materials, website, or social media accounts, please express your desire in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRINT RELEASE & REPRODUCTION | PRIVATE USE
A Print Release must be presented when printing digital images from 3rd party labs. The printing release provides the 3rd party labs permissions to reproduce such images for personal use only. A print release is provided along with all digital images purchased.
USAGE RELEASE | COMMERCIAL USE
A Usage Release must be obtained from ASP for any images you may use for commercial purposes for financial gain. At this time a complementary Usage Release is provided upon request for small individual sole proprietor businesses only. For larger commercial entities, please reach out to ASP to learn more about Commercial Usage Release pricing.
If the client wishes to own the copyright of images created by the Photographer, an additional fee will be paid by the Client to the Photographer for transferring the copyright. This fee will be at the photographer’s discretion. The transfer of copyright will only become applicable after this payment has been made in full.
PAYMENT TYPES ACCEPTED
ASP accepts cash, personal check, Visa, MasterCard, Amex, American Express. Mail personal checks to Amy Schenk Photography C/O: Amy Schenk 409 Commerce Street, #113, Azle, TX 76098. At this time, ASP does not accept payments through Paypal, Venmo, ApplePay, CashApp, or other apps.
Amy Schenk Photography and its associate photographers specialize in artistic & candid, photojournalistic portrait event photography. Due to the artistic nature of portrait and event photography, Amy Schenk Photography does not guarantee any specific image will be captured nor does Amy Schenk Photography guarantee a set number of images taken.
No refunds shall be made for services and goods rendered, provided based upon the CLIENT's dissatisfaction with such style of photography, wardrobe choices, delivery delays, lighting, venue/location choice, or because the client does not like the "way" they look in pictures.
PRICES AND TERMS
All prices shown within the Photographer’s price list on her website(s) or other marketing materials are subject to change without prior notice. The Photographer reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions without prior notice.