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Therena C. Art & Photography Studio Policies & Model Release

Privacy Policy:
I take your privacy very seriously. Any information collected here is for use in communication between you and me only and will never be shared with an external party other than myself.

I never tag a client on social media, unless specifically requested to do so. 

Your name will never be included on the back end of any images and so they will not be searchable by your name. Unless you share it on a public platform your identity will remain yours to put out there. To most people, you will simply be a beautiful person in an image unless they know you personally.

Copyright for all images is the sole property of THERENA C. ART & PHOTOGRAPHY and protected by Federal Copyright Law. It is ILLEGAL to copy, scan, print, or reproduce images that were not purchased in any way without written permission from the photographer. This includes taking cell phone pictures, scanning or downloading images not purchased at the reveal appointment for the purposes of emailing or printing them at home. Doing so may result in fines up to $150 000. 

The photographer has the exclusive right to make reproductions. The photographer shall only make reproductions for the client or for use in the photographer’s portfolio, advertising, samples, website, and display within or outside their studio. The photographer also has the right to enter these images into photographic competitions, art exhibitions, or publications.
No identifying names will be given in connection with the use of any image. It is understood that sometimes there are circumstances where you may wish for your images not to be used for any of these purposes. Please notify the photographer if this is the case. No fees, royalties, or payment of any kind will be owed in connection with any use made of any image captured or created by THERENA C. ART & PHOTOGRAPHY.

In the case where digital files were purchased, the client will be provided with a signed physical and digital print release, allowing them to print the images for personal use only.  Commercial use or any use resulting in the client, or some other entity, being paid is not permitted without written consent from the photographer.

Please do not bring your own camera, camcorder, phone, or any other recording devices to your session, or allow any family members to do so. If this situation occurs, the photographer reserves the right to terminate the session. If your session is terminated in this way, there will be no refund given.

If the need arises to cancel/reschedule your appointment please do so over the telephone at least 48 hours prior to your session. If you, or anyone being photographed, are feeling sick we do suggest rescheduling. Sick people generally do not enjoy being photographed and this will show in your portraits. Missing an appointment or not adhering to the 48-hour notice will incur a $150.00 rescheduling fee.  This includes, but is not limited to the styling consultation, the photo session, and the reveal and sales appointment. Session fees, once paid are non-refundable. 

Reshoots are offered at the discretion of the photographer only and will not incur an additional session fee. I do not offer to reshoot for unfortunate personal choices such as hair, clothing, etc. 

All images receive basic retouching. I only retouch temporary things such as stray hairs, spots, acne, etc. If it is permanent, such as a birthmark, tattoo, or scar I will not retouch or remove it unless specifically asked. 

The session fee is non-refundable and due upon booking to secure your session date and time.  Full payment is due at the time of ordering at the ordering session.  Orders paid for by check will not be placed until the check has cleared.  Each image is printed to order within 24-48 hours of payment and cannot be changed or canceled after payment has been made. All sales are final.  Sales tax of 12% will be added to your order total. Please allow 2-6 weeks for delivery of your portraits and products. Sales cannot be altered or changed once the client has received any digital or printed product, whether they are a part of a gift incentive or otherwise. This includes but is not limited to videos, high or low-resolution digital files, gift prints, reveal prints, or other sales incentives made available at the reveal and sales session. By accepting these products the client agrees that the sale is final and full payment is owed to the photographer based on the final amount initialed during the sales appointment.

Orders are placed individually per session and cannot be combined with other photo sessions in the same order.  For a current product price list, you can refer to this link at any time before and after your photo session.

Many images are captured during the session.  Afterward, each image is put through a careful selection process. You will see only the images that meet the high standards of the photographer. Images with eyes closed, unflattering poses, and duplicate images are removed permanently after the photographer completes this selection process. The selection process is entirely the right of the photographer and part of the custom
portrait process.

Prices are subject to change at any time. The prices in effect at the time of your session will be valid for 30 days after your session.

I keep all images on file for 30 days to 1 year after your initial order. There is a $500 minimum order on reprints, You may place a reprint order at any time.

I accept cash, check, Mastercard, Visa, and Email Money Transfer.  A $30 fee will be charged for all returned checks.  Payment plans are available upon request at the reveal session. Orders will only be placed once full payment has been made, so expect delivery times to vary accordingly. Payment plans will be written and signed separately in a binding contract with a minimum 50% non-refundable deposit due at the ordering session.  Late payments are subject to a 10% interest penalty after one month and payment plans have a 5% processing fee.  

All ordered images are archived for 30 days to one year from the date of your initial order. Images are kept on-site for 30 days and then archived. Once your archived images have been moved a $70 fee will be required to retrieve them as well as a $500 minimum order placed at the time of retrieval.

Model & Minor Model Release 

This agreement is between  (“Client”), and Therena C. Art & Photography (“Photographer”). 

I acknowledge and agree that Photographer shall have the exclusive, perpetual and irrevocable right to take, use, re-use, publish and republish photographic materials from the photographic session, which contain my image in accordance with the following permissions;

* Printed promotional materials 
* Printed portfolio samples
* Online using (including but not limited to social media accounts, website, and blog display)
* Other areas of marketability and sales by the Photographer, including printed displays and publications, gallery exhibits, print competitions, digital fine art creations, fine art books, etc.

I hereby acknowledge and agree that the photographer may modify, change, or alter such images without restriction or my approval. Further, I acknowledge and agree that the photographs created by the Photographer shall become and remain the exclusive property of Photographer and that I retain no rights to said photographs unless specified particularly in this agreement. 

I also hereby waive all rights and claims and release the Photographer from any claim or cause of action, whether now known or unknown, relating to the sale, display, license, use, and exploitation of the photos. Claims include, but are not limited to compensation. I hereby covenant and agree that I shall not bring any action or proceeding or maintain a complaint against the Photographer in any court of law, state or local, or before any administrative body, related in any way whatsoever, to the use of the photographs in accordance with this Agreement. 

I agree that I have read and understood the contents thereof and that I have the right and authority to execute this release.

MINOR MODEL RELEASE  [required for minors photographed]

The Client gives the Photographer permission with respect to photographing the minor described herein. The client hereby certifies that the Client is the [parent/legal guardian] of the minor who is subject to the foregoing release. Client certifies that they are acting both individually and on behalf of said minor, Client consents to the execution of the foregoing Release by said minor and the grant of right made therein. The Client warrants that they are the parent or legal guardian of the minor and have full right and authority to grant this consent on behalf of such minor. 

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