Terms & Condtions

Booking a Session With Laura Leigh Photography

My Session Agreement is listed below and ALL terms are non-negotiable

When Booking a session you check a box that says "I Agree to all of the terms and conditions" and all of those are listed here.

Retainers, Refunds, Rescheduling, No-shows & Cancellations

  • A non-refundable retainer fee due at the time of booking. This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE. (NON-NEGOTIABLE) You must pay this at booking or your session date and time will not be held. This fee is simply to reserve my time and is non-negotiable. Booking a session will take place though the Book Now tab on www.lauragoodephoto.com The retainer is the fee paid at booking on the Booking Site.
  • The remainder balance for the session is due in full at the beginning of the session. The photographer will not begin the session until payment is received. Currently, Laura Leigh Photography only accepts Cash or Debit. No checks will be accepted. The session cost covers the time and talent of the photographer, basic retouching, and creative editing of the images as determined by the photographer.
  • By booking with Laura Leigh Photography you agree to all of the policies listed. The policies of this signed agreement are non-negotiable.
  • There will be NO refunds under any circumstances
  • Client will get one reschedule due to emergency, illness, etc Things that out of the clients control
  • Sessions will not be rescheduled if the client just "forgot" or for choices of hair and makeup or clothing
  • The photographer will not risk their equipment to shoot a session in inclement weather such as a storm, rain, or Freezing Tempetures of 35 degrees or less etc. This policy is non-negotiable. A reschedule date will be provided for the client at a later day. If the client does not reschedule the session in a timely manner (3 months), the client will forfeit their non-refundable retainer fee. It is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • If you choose to cancel your session, you forfeit your non-refundable retainer fee. This fee will be non-transferable. This policy is non-negotiable. If this becomes an issue with a client, the photographer will no longer book sessions with this client at the photographer's discretion. If you cancel your session less than 72 hours prior to the session the remaining balance is due.
  • If the client is a no-show to your photo session, you will forfeit your non-refundable retainer fee plus pay the remaining balance of your session. If the client chooses to return to Laura Leigh Photography in the future after having a no-show against them, they will be required to pay the session cost in full and the session cost will be non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • If the client is late to the session, every minute late is deducted from the Client's session. If you are more than 20 minutes late for your session, Laura Leigh Photography will terminate the session and you will forfeit your non-refundable retainer fee and be deemed a no show.
  • The photographer reserves the right to reschedule the session for camera failure, exposure problems, inclement weather, illness of the photographer or the photographer's immediate family, an emergency, a natural disaster, equipment malfunction, or other circumstances beyond the photographer's control. The photographer will reschedule the session at no additional cost to the client if a circumstance such as described in this section occurs.
  • There will be no refunds given to the client. Digital photography is a service that cannot be returned. As a photographer, I still showed up to capture your images and delivered them to you; I cannot possibly refund a Client after I have worked many hours on your images and communicating back and forth with the Client. ALL MONEY paid to Laura Leigh Photography is nonrefundable under any circumstances

Re-shoots, Complaints, Editing Request, RAWS,

  • Raw files will not be released to the client under NO circumstances
  • Once the Gallery has been delivered and 24 hours has passed ALL RAW editable files will be deleted from the photographers computer and hard drive
  • Clients have 24 hours from the time the gallery is delivered to voice any concerns or complaints about any images
  • Editing included in a session is basic editing or color, temperature, lighting ETC
  • Editing that is NOT included are extensive edits including but not limited to : Adding or Removing people or clothing, removing dirt or other substances from clothing or the skin, excessive acne, body modifications, face swaps, and flyaway hairs.
  • once a gallery is downloaded no editing request will be granted
  • Any extensive edits are $25 per photo
  • re-shoots will not be granted under any circumstances
  • As an Artist, the Photographer reserves the right to artistically interpret what the Photographer sees and what ways the Photographer chooses to Photograph a scene. This may mean that the Photographer chooses some images in color and some in black and white or all images in color. The Photographer reserves the right to use professional judgement to select which photos to deliver. Such selection shall constitute all images that will be made available to the Client and others will be purged from the Photographer's hard drive immediately. The images that are presented to the Client are the only images available and any other images that did not fit the Photographers standard work has been purged from her hard drive. The Photographer will not edit images in any way that would make the client not look natural. The Photographer only edits to enhance the images, not to change the way a Client looks. If the client requests additional editing that is not in the Photographer's basic editing process, the Photographer will require an additional fee of $25 per image.
  • The raw images are deleted from the photographers computer and or hard drive after 24 hours from delivering the gallery. These are the Editable files
  • Jpeg files will be remain for 90 days, but these files are not suitable for editing

Liability & Cooperation

  • The Photographer, the owner of the property, nor is Laura Leigh Photography liable for any injuries that may occur during a Photography session. The client takes full responsibility for the safety of their selves and their guest. The Client shall release the Photographer from any claims against their person or their business.
  • In the Unlikely event that the Photographer is unable to perform this agreement due to any act of God, a casualty, a weather event, or act that is outside of Laura Leigh Photography's exclusive control, the Photographer's illness or family illness or family emergency or etc. Laura Leigh Photography responsibility and liability will be limited to the Laura Leigh Photography Gift Card This limitation on liability shall also apply if the photographic materials are damaged, lost through camera, or computer malfunction, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of Laura Leigh Photography. In the event, Laura Leigh Photography fails to perform for any reason, Laura Leigh Photography shall not be liable for any amount more than the retail value of the client's order minus the non-refundable retainer fee. With my signature on this agreement, I agree and understand this paragraph.
  • The Client releases the Photographer, Photographer's employees, Photographer's assistants, and the Property Owner of any responsibility regarding the personal injury that may be obtained during a photo session. The Client agrees to waive, release, and discharge from all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities, or persons related for mine and my family's disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or any actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my travel to and from this activity. In addition, I hold harmless and agree not to sue the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in any activity related to the photography session. With my signature on this agreement, I agree and understand this paragraph.
  • The Photographer is not responsible if key individuals fail to cooperate during the session or if there are any missed images due to lack of cooperation. The photographer is not responsible for missed images if there are details that have not been revealed to the photographer. The photographer will not guarantee or promise any certain image. The photographer will only release images that represent her quality of work.
  • Only the session participants may be present at the session, unless the session participant is a minor (under the age of 18), in the case of a minor (under the age of 18), a parent or guardian must be present. All Clients are responsible for their children and guests that they bring to the session. If the Client's children or guest break or harm in any way damage the photographer's prop, equipment, etc; the Client is responsible to replace the item(s) with the same exact item(s) or will be required to pay the full value of all item(s) damaged. others are permitted if they are at the session to help watch children, drivers ...etc The Photographer, Client, and Client's Guest (Anyone the client brings to the session with them) must agree to cheerful communication and cooperation with the photographer for the best possible result for the session. If the client, client's guest, or any other individual that fails to meet this policy; the photographer will not be responsible for this. The Photographer and the Client should treat each other with respect. This guideline applies to the Client's guest as well. If at any time, the Photographer feels threatened either verbally, physically, or emotionally, or etc. The Photographer reserves the right to terminate the session with no refund of the session cost or non-refundable retainer fee to be given back to the client. The Client assumes full responsibility for their own safety, session participants, and their guest that they bring with them. The Photographer has the right to terminate the session if her or her assistant that she has with her feels threatened at any time and she reserves the right to keep the non-refundable retainer fee and the Client will also forfeit the session cost.

Delivery, Social Media, Model Release, Copyrights, Print Release

  • Print releases are included in all purchased sessions and can be found in the client Area
  • Copy rights remain with Laura Leigh Photography as all images are her intellectual property
  • The Photographer will retain the full copyrights on all images (including digital images) and reserves the right to display, publish, etc. images for any reason. The Client is prohibited from further editing of the images, this means Instagram or Facebook filters as well. This also means that the client is prohibited from letting another photographer edit or alter the Photographer's images. The Client is prohibited from using the images in contests without prior written consent from Laura Leigh Photography. It is illegal to copy, scan, print, share, etc. if the images have not been purchased from Laura Leigh Photography. The Client must purchase digital images to have the printing rights and to be able to post to social media. In the event you manipulate any photo from laura leigh photography you will be charged a copyright infringement fee of $200 PER image manipulated. In the event you post photos on social media that are "PROOFS" you will be charged for the digital image.
  • When the Client's images are completed, they will be placed in an online gallery. There will be NO CD's given with the session. You may pay an additional $15 with the session cost to receive a CD. The online gallery is only up for one week. If the client requests that The Photographer publish the gallery a second time (or multiple times), a reupload fee will be required of $25.00 each time. This fee must be PAID before the gallery will be reuploaded.
  • Clients JPEG files are only kept for 30 days
  • when posting images on social media please #lauraleighphotographyKY
  • Turn-around time is up to 21 days for sessions and up to 120 days for events
  • I hereby give to Laura Leigh Photography the absolute and irrevocable right and permission with respect to the photographs that he/she has taken of myself and/or my minor child in which he/she may be included with others: a) To copyright the same in the photographer's name or any other name that he/she may select b) To use, re-use, publish, and re-publish the same in whole or in part, separately or in conjunction with other photographs, in any medium now or hereafter known, and for any purpose whatsoever, including (but not by the way of limitation) illustration, promotion, advertising, and trade, and; c) I hereby release and discharge Photographer from all and any claims and demands ensuing from or in connection with the use of the photographs, including any and all claims for libel and invasion of privacy. The Photographer (Laura Leigh Photography) has the right to use and publish images taken during the Client's photo session to further promote services, including portfolio, web site, display, advertisement, editorial use, etc. If the Client wishes to keep their images private, please discuss concerns with the Photographer prior to your photo session.
  • delivery of images will be VIA online gallery sent to the clients email listed when booking
  • Laura Leigh Photography suggest ordering Prints and Products in addition to your session, if the client chooses to order from another printing company can not guarantee the quality of the print

Additional Fees & Travel Fees

  • New Gallery $20
  • Mailing $5
  • USB / Flash Drive $20
  • Travel - $1 per mile outside of Mercer or Boyle county KY
  • Any fees associated with the location you choose are required to be paid by the client {shooting fees,etc}