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client contract
families + individuals

Jess McShane Photography (The Photographer) agrees to make every effort to provide satisfactory coverage, but cannot make any guarantees as to specific photos, poses, groups, etc. Her photography is candid in nature and her strength is in capturing authentic moments that evolve naturally through activities enjoyed by the Clients.

​SHOOT DAY: The Photographer will not be held liable for compromised coverage due to interference from outside parties. Likewise, The Photographer is not responsible for degraded coverage due to environmental issues, such as poor weather, event lighting, space, or backdrops.​

DELIVERY: Delivery of images will occur upon receipt of fees agreed upon by The Client and The Photographer. Images will be in high resolution, jpg format. All the best captured images from the day will be selected and edited at the discretion of The Photographer. The Photographer does not offer a guaranteed delivery timeline but does ensure they will make every effort to get them to the Clients in as timely a manner as possible.​

IMAGE USE & COPYRIGHT LAW: Copyright of photographs remains with The Photographer. The Photographer grant the Clients the rights to make copies (digital and physical) of the images under the following conditions; 

• The images taken by The Photographer are for personal use by the Clients and their friends and relatives.

• The Clients cannot under any circumstances edit or crop images without written and signed permission from The Photographer. 

• Sale, Publication or any Commercial use of the photographs are not allowed without prior written permission from The Photographer.


MODEL RELEASE: This photography contract serves as a model release for all photo shoot participants. This grants The Photographer the right to use any and all images without restriction for advertising, portfolios, resale and other lawful purposes. The Clients on behalf of themselves and their dependents waive the right to inspect any images from the events in this contract, and the right to restrict the use of the images from the listed events by The Photographer though requests will be thoughtfully considered. 

HARASSMENT: The Clients acknowledge that they are responsible for ensuring appropriate behavior by all parties involved in the photo shoot, In the event that The Photographer identifies any inappropriate, threatening, hostile, or otherwise offensive behavior directed at them, their assistants, or their equipment, The Photographer reserves the right to end coverage of the events, retain all fees paid by the Clients, and hold no further responsibilities to the Clients. The Photographer agrees to notify the Clients of any of the above listed behaviors, and give them an opportunity to correct such behaviors, or remove the offending individuals from the venue prior to ending event coverage. 

LIABILITY: Should The Photographer be too ill, become injured or otherwise cannot supply the services agreed upon, the Photographer will attempt to reschedule. If an alternate date is not acceptable, they will attempt to book a replacement. If unsuccessful, liability is limited to a refund of any payments received. 

The Photographer has working methods in place to prevent loss or damage to your images. However, in the unlikely circumstance that images may be lost, stolen or destroyed for reasons in or beyond their control, liability is limited to the return of fees paid for the service or part thereof according to the percentage of images supplied. 

CANCELLATION: In the event of cancellation by the client, the booking fee is non-refundable. 

FEES: The Client agrees to pay The Photographer in full for the services agreed at the rate agreed upon by e-transfer to prior to digital delivery of the images. Additional hours of photography service can be added on the day of the shoot if mutually agreed upon by The Photographer and the Client at a rate of $100 per hour. Payment for “extra” items shall be due prior to production of the product (prints, albums, etc.).

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