This agreement is between ,Client Name hereinafter referred to as the "Client(s)", and Gale Photography, hereinafter referred to as the "Photographer(s)".

Date of Session: Date
Start Time: time
Other Times/Arrangements and Services agreed on: other

Address: address
Email: email

Type of Session session type: family, reunion, etc.
Name of Location: location
Address: location address
Phone:location phone

Location 2: location 2 name
Address: loca 2 address
Phone:loca 2 phone

Addtional Contact 1
Name: contact 1(other than client) name
Mobile Number:contact 1 phone

Additional Contact 2
Name: contact 2 (other than client or contact 1) name
Mobile Number:contact 2 phone

Additional contacts must be able to be contacted on the day of the session.

Amount agreed:$

Booking fee/deposit: 25% of agreed total amount$

The booking fee is due on signing this agreement (Booking Fee is 25% of the amount agreed, with the balance of the amount agreed due 7 days before the day of the session.

Entire Agreement: This agreement contains the entire understanding between the Clients and the Photographer.

Confirmation: A signed “Contract for Session Photography Services” and payment of the booking fee are necessary to confirm the stated session services from the Photographer.

Pre-Session Consultation: This normally happens at the time of booking. The Clients will outline broadly what is required and the Photographer will advise on planning, logistics and timings where needed. If required the Clients are welcome to contact me for an additional consult closer to the time of the session to iron out the remaining details. In any case I will contact you by phone a few days before the session to ensure that there have been no last minute changes.

Cooperation: The Clients and the Photographer consent to happily cooperating and communicating with each other to achieve the best possible result within the understanding of this contract.

The Schedule: My shooting schedule, style of working and experience are designed to achieve a great set of photos for the Clients, accomplished with good humor and enjoyed by all concerned. Both the Clients and the Photographers therefore agree that punctuality and cheerful cooperation are essential to producing outstanding photographic results. In cases where the session does not run on time (for example, extreme lateness by one of the Clients arriving to the location) I cannot guarantee to take the normal set of photos although in such circumstances I will do my absolute best to compensate.

Paparazzi Guests: Occasionally Clients bring guest with them to watch or help out during the session. Guests may not bring cameras or take photos of their own during the session. The Photographer reserves the right to politely remind guest(s) of above if necessary.

House Rules: Note the Photographer(s) are sometimes limited by rules imposed by registrars and venue management as to what can and cannot be done. For example some insist that no flash photography is allowed, and others will insist that the Photographers shoot from a specific location. In such circumstances the Clients agree to inform Photographer of such before session, and accept the technical limitations that may be imposed on the equipment used. I advise the Clients to make themselves aware of the rules of the venue concerned and if necessary negotiate with the personnel concerned.

Copyright Law: The copyright of photographs remains with the Photographer. The Photographer grants the Clients permission to digitally share the images under the following conditions.

** Logo embedded limited resolution digital files will be provided at the close of contract for this purpose.

  • The images taken by the Photographer are for personal use by the Clients and their friends and relatives.
  • Images may not be edited or logo removed in any way.
  • Images may not be (re)printed from outside source.
  • Sale, Publication or any Commercial use of the photographs is not allowed without prior written permission from the Photographer.

Model Release: The Clients grant the Photographer and its legal representatives, heirs and assigns, the irrevocable and unlimited consent to use the photographs of the Clients for editorial, competition, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner, to alter the photographs without restriction; and to copyright the images. The Clients hereby release the Photographer and its legal representatives, heirs and assigns from all liability and claims in connection with the images.

Limit of Liability: If photographer is too ill or becomes injured and cannot supply the session services specified above, the Photographer will offer to re-schedule. If a re-schedule is not possible due in part to with the Client or the Photographer, 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, there is the unlikely possibility that images may be lost, stolen or destroyed for reasons in or beyond the photographer's control. In these circumstances liability is limited to the return of fees paid for the service or part thereof according to the percentage of images supplied.

Booking Fee/Deposit: In the event that the Clients cancel the session for whatever reason the booking fee is non-refundable. It will be considered as liquidated damages to the Photographer.

Photographer Will Provide:

  1. A digital gallery of edited images for preview and consideration for purchase.
  2. Print and package purchasing information prior to signing of contract.
  3. Logo embedded digital file images disc for sharing (not intended for image printing) at completion of contract.

We have understood the contents of this contract and agree to the terms therein.