Terms & conditions

When booking Val Tannuzzi Photography, LLC, the client agrees to the following terms:

Session Fee/Payments

A non-refundable retainer of $50 is required for all portrait sessions. The retainer shall be applied towards the total cost of the service to be rendered. The remaining Session Fee balance is due at the time of your photoshoot. This fee covers the time of photographer, retouching and creative editing of images, a gallery of images and ONE appointment rescheduling.

All payments are due in full at the time of the photo shoot. Orders will not be processed until payment in full is received. 

Methods of payment accepted for deposit: PayPal, Venmo, Zelle & Cash App. Also accepted on shooting day: Cash & check.

Late Arrivals.

Any Client that is late arriving to the session will have the amount of time late deducted from the time allotted for the session. This may also result in a reduction of the number of proofs and edited images (please keep in mind that I might have someone scheduled before and/or after you).

Rescheduling & Cancellations. 

If an illness or situation prevents a photo session from taking place, client may reschedule their session at least 2 days prior to their shoot to be able to use the same retainer. (Rescheduling does not apply for out of town sessions, but all efforts will be made to meet at the photographer's location). 

Weather

Although I do not mind shooting while overcast and light raining, storm clouds will affect the quality of the pictures (since I shoot in a studio but with natural light/artificial lights combined). I only cancel due to inclement weather when I know it is going to affect your safety and/or the quality of images.

Re-shoots. 

If for any reason you are not entirely satisfied, please communicate with me immediately so the issue can be resolved. Re-shoots are determined at the discretion of the photographer. Re-shoots will not be given for poor choices of clothing, make-up, hair or by not following the recommendations of the photographer. Re-shoots will be taken place at the photographer's location.

Proofs & Archive

You will have the opportunity to review images directly from the camera as we shoot. I will show you your images throughout the shoot, to ensure we are getting exactly what we need from the session. 

 

Gallery of all client’s images will be available for viewing within 24 hours of session date (48 hours for out of town events). These images are high resolution without watermarks and yours to keep. All images will be available for one (1) month following client viewing date. After one (1) month, all images will be purged from photographer’s Google drive. Please make sure you download all files to your drive or device.

All editing choices MUST be made within 90 days of the date of your photoshoot. After 90 days, the photographer will no longer keep your raw files.

Photo Release.

Client gives permission to Val Tannuzzi Photography, LLC to use the images (or variations of the images) from this session for publication in websites, blogs, portfolios, displays, or other promotional methods for Val Tannuzzi Photography, LLC without compensation for such. Val Tannuzzi Photography, LLC will not sell these images to any third party without consent from the client.

 

Failure to Perform.

If the Photographer cannot perform this Contract due to fire or other casualty, strike, act of Mother Nature, or other cause beyond the control of the parties, or due to Photographer’s illness or emergency, the Photographer and Client shall make every attempt to reschedule the session. If a reschedule is unable to be agreed upon, Photographer shall return the retainer to the client and shall have no further liability. This limitation on liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera or media malfunction, lost in the mail, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of the Photographer. 

In the unlikely event that photographs have been lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons within or beyond photographer's control, photographer's liability is limited to scheduling a new session in order to complete services paid for. The photographer is not responsible for refunding any fees or any other expenses or fees paid by the client to any third party such as a makeup artist.

Copyright 

Val Tannuzzi Photography, LLC retains all copyrights to all images created during client’s session, but shall grant permission to the client to reproduce and publicly display their images.

This release does not allow selling or significantly altering (including but not limited to social media "filters") of your images without the photographer’s permission. Editing not performed by Val Tannuzzi Photography will be considered a violation to copyright.

Indemnification.

The Photographer and Val Tannuzzi Photography, LLC shall be held harmless for any and all injury to the client during the course of the photography session and the immediately surrounding events. Photographer is not responsible for any injuries inflicted upon any participating parties. Client(s) will be responsible for their children and for themselves and release photographer from any claims against their person or their business.

Covid-19 WAIVER

  1. Client and members of Client’s party assume all risks associated with potential COVID-19 transmission or exposure in relation to the photography services being provided and accept sole responsibility for an illness, injury, damages, claims or expense arising therefrom regardless of the identity of the person alleged to be at fault for such transmission or exposure.

  2. Studio agrees to waive any liability or claim against Client or members of Client’s party for COVID-19 transmission or exposure. 

  3. Waiver shall not be interpreted to prohibit actions or claims against persons who knowingly participate in the photography services while exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or who knowingly participate while having an active COVID-19 infection.