please fill out and review the following form to reserve your session date - many thanks!
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Please select a date for your session to take place (if you don't know the exact date, please use an approximate date) *
Please select a date for your session to take place (if you don't know the exact date, please use an approximate date)
examples: reading a favorite book before bedtime/nap time, making and eating breakfast together, child and dad have a one-of-a-kind superhero handshake, spontaneous dance parties, guitar playing, fort building, campouts in the living room, etc.? nothing is silly or too mundane, it's the little things that really make each family so special!
Please read all information carefully. If you have any questions, please let Melissa know before the session. Thank you! 1) In order to hold your session date, your session fee must be paid in full. Your session fee is a non-refundable retainer but Melissa will gladly reschedule (up to 2 times) due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances; please notify Melissa at least 48 hours before your session if you must reschedule. If the weather isn't agreeable on the day of the session, we will reschedule to another date. If there is a chance of rain or snow in the forecast, Melissa will notify you a day or two before the session. Paying the session fee secures current pricing. Credits and pricing expire 30 days after the proofing gallery is posted. Images and products are sold separately. 2) Additional fees and costs related to location choice (admission fees, parking, etc.). is the responsibility of the client. 3) Other cameras are not permitted at the photo session as this can be distracting (especially to smaller children). 4) Within 2 weeks after the session, Melissa will post your proofs in a password protected gallery online. This gallery will be hosted for 3 days, so please be prepared to place your order in that time. There is a $25 charge to upload your gallery for an extra day. 5) Be sure to inspect your images carefully in your gallery. Once images and products are ordered, all sales are final. 6) Melissa cannot begin design work or processing orders until payment is complete. 7) Please be prepared to place and pay for your order during the 3 day period when your gallery is posted. This is strictly to maintain a speedy workflow and to help prevent backlogging for other clients. There is a $100 minimum for re-orders & current pricing applies. 8) If you have a request for a small change to an image, please let Melissa know when you place your order. Melissa can address minor changes at no cost (fix blemishes), but more involved requests are billed at $35/hr. Melissa will let you know if there will be extra charges before work is begun. Once the requested changes are made, charges apply regardless if the final product is purchased. 9) If you purchase items that require design work, Melissa will consult you first to get your input on the images for the design. Additional changes will be billed at $35/hr. Again, Melissa will let you know if there are extra charges before work is begun. Once the requested changes are made, charges apply regardless if the final product is purchased. 10) If you would like to proof your coffee table book before it goes to the lab; there will be a $200 design consult fee added to your order; up to two rounds of changes are permitted and then you will be required to sign off on the book to go to print. 11) Melissa Weicker retains copyrights of all images from your session. Under no circumstances can a client use the images for profit, commercial endeavours, in competitions or contests, or for professional display. 12) Credits and special offers are non-transferable and are not redeemable for cash. 13) A new session cannot be scheduled until ordering is complete on a past session. 14) ALL SALES ARE FINAL. -- A word about copyright -- All images taken at your session will be copyrighted by Melissa Weicker and are protected by Federal Copyright Law. It is therefore unlawful to reproduce her work in any manner. Please respect Melissa's livelihood and the care and attention paid to each of your images by adhering to copyright laws. Moreover, as an artist Melissa wishes to have control over the final look of her client’s images. Scanned or reproduced images are both illegal and a degradation of the original image quality. By checking the following box you are stating that you have read and understood the information in this agreement. *
Melissa would love to include her favorite images from your session in her portfolio. By agreeing to this optional model release, you grant Melissa Weicker permission to use images from this session in Melissa's portfolio, website, blog, facebook page, marketing materials, magazine ads and displays. *