Photography Session Agreement

Contract Terms


The above-listed client (the "Client") and Photographer (Photographer) agree that the Photographer will provide photography services as outlined in the tables above. This is a legally-binding contract.


This contract represents the entire understanding of the requirements, schedule, and payment terms for the photography services listed above.


Clients accept sole financial responsibility for any legal fees or related costs incurred by the Photographer in enforcing the terms of this photography contract. Any failure by one or both parties to uphold or enforce a provision of this contract shall not constitute a waiver of any other provision of this contract.




The Client agrees to agrees to pay the photography at the time of completion of the photo sessions. All additional fees associated with prints and edits are not included in the photography session unless otherwise stated.


The Client may cancel this contract at any time up to 1 week prior to the scheduled session. To do so, Clients must send a written cancellation notice via either email or certified mail.


The Client hereby forfeit their initial deposit in case of cancellation, and agree to pay the full amount for the services listed above should they cancel this portrait photography contract after the date 1 week before the session.


Client may reschedule the date of the portrait shoot listed above no later than 5 days prior to session with the written approval of the Photographer. Should the Photographer be unable to accommodate the Client's rescheduled date, the Client will not be held responsible for the remaining balance of this portrait photography contract, but will forfeit their initial deposit.




If the Photographer should be unable to provide the goods and services outlined in this contract for any reason, Photographer agrees to refund any fees paid by the Client, minus applicable expenses, and shall have no further liability with regards to this contract. This limitation of liability also applies to any loss or damage to footage, photographs or other materials after the events listed in this contract. The sole remedy for any actions or claims resulting from the Photographer's inability to deliver the goods and services listed in this contract shall be limited to a refund of monies paid by the Client to the Photographer.


Digital Media


The Clients acknowledge that the Photographer does not maintain archives of images and footage after delivering requested images and other goods to the Clients. It is the Client's sole responsibility to request any desired prints, products, or files within 30 days of the session




Any additional goods or services not included in this portrait photography contract will be sold at then-current rates. Photographer makes no pricing guarantees outside of the terms of this contract, and the Client acknowledges that prices for additional goods or services are subject to change suddenly and without notice.




Dustin Dale Barlow will be the sole and exclusive photographer for the above listed photo shoot. Photographer is responsible for bringing any equipment or assistants necessary to conduct the services outlined in this contract.

Client agrees to prevent any other photographers or videographers at the shoot listed in this contract from interfering with the Photographer's performance of their duties. This

includes guests and other amateur photographers or videographers.


Photographer will not be held liable for compromised event coverage due to interference from other parties, including interfering traffic in public spaces. Likewise, Photographer is not responsible for degraded coverage due to environmental issues, such as poor event lighting, space, or backdrops.

Client agrees to confirm the event's date, time, and location no later than 1 week prior to

The event.


Photographer will provide the goods and services listed in this portrait photography contract, including event coverage for the listed hours at the venues listed. If additional coverage hours are requested on the day of the events, Clients agree to pay the Photographer in full for those additional hours at the hourly rate listed in this contract.

Photographer agrees to make every effort to provide satisfactory coverage, but cannot make any guarantees as to specific photos, poses, etc during the event.


Image Processing


Photographer will perform limited color correction and retouching prior to delivering any physical copies of images to the Client. If the Client requests a digital copy of their images, the Photographer will provide three image sets: black & white, original color, and corrected/retouched copies. Photographer is not responsible for the printed copies of images delivered to the Client as electronic files. The Client may request additional physical copies of images and footage from the event within 30 days of the session


Model Release


This portrait photography contract serves as a model release. This grants the Photographer the right to use all images and footage without restriction for advertising, portfolios, and other lawful purposes. The Client waives the right to inspect any images produced using the images or footage from the events in this contract, and the right to restrict the use of the images or footage from the listed events by the Photographer.


All photographs and footage are and shall remain the sole intellectual property of the Photographer in accordance with National Copyright Laws. The Client hereby waives any rights to intellectual property ownership, monetization, or reproduction of the images and footage created by the Photographer, with exception of the terms of any formal written releases provided to the Client by the Photographer.


Unauthorized Reproduction


Client agrees not to reproduce or modify the images or footage provided by the Photographer without first obtaining a formal written release signed by the Photographer. Should the Photographer discover any violations to this agreement, the Client agrees to be held financially responsible at a rate of $150 per violation.




By accepting this scheduled session you are confirming that you have read, understand, and agree to abide by the terms of this portrait photography contract as they are listed above.