Portrait Session Information
￼I am pleased that you have selected Leslie Leavitt Photography for your birth photography services. Leslie Leavitt Photography is honored to photograph you in an artistic and unique style. This letter sets forth the terms and conditions of our engagement.
Please inform me as soon as you think you are going into labor. Even if it is a false alarm, I would rather be prepared than miss the event.
It is also helpful for us if you check in after doctor’s appointments in the weeks before labor and let us know how things are progressing and/or if there will be any changes to your initial birth plan. Have someone contact us again when it’s confirmed that you’re in labor (when you’re about 5-6cm), and we will start making our way to your home, birthing center, or hospital.
Leslie Leavitt Photography does maintain the right to cancel your session date and time or give it to another client if she does not receive the session fee.
BIRTHING FACILITY GUIDLINES
Please confirm that photography is allowed at your birthing facility beforehand. Please also know that we will be limited by the guidelines (if there are any) of the facility and/or the delivering doctor/midwife. Negotiation for moderation of the guidelines is your responsibility. If you’re planning a birth at home or in a birthing center, please check with your midwife AND your back up hospital in case of a transfer.
I try to be unobtrusive and document the birth as best as we can with the available lighting. No props, no flash (unless absolutely necessary and we will ask mom’s permission first), no posing, etc. Because of this, we may have low light situations and images may be more raw, perhaps with a bit of film grain or motion blur.
**Since the timing of a birth is so unpredictable, I cannot guarantee that I will be able to make the birth. If I CANNOT make it (due to reasons such as illness, out of town, etc.) all monies paid will be applied toward a newborn session or you can choose to have a full refund instead.
If Leslie Leavitt Photography is unable to fulfill this contract due to fire or other casualty, strike, act of God, or other cause beyond the control of the parties, or due to illness or emergency, than I shall return all monies to the Client but shall have no further liability with respect to the contract.
If the client, does not contact me or does not contact me with adequate time, I am not responsible for missing the birth. If I do not make it in time for birth of baby, I will photograph all events after birth. if no contact was made, I am not liable for not being able to photograph the birth and I am released of all responsibility and will not refund any and all monies paid.
Leslie Leavitt Photography shall own the copyright and exclusive property of all images created.
It is illegal to copy or reproduce these photographs or videos without Leslie Leavitt Photography’s permission, and violators of this Federal Law will be subject to civil and criminal penalties.
Photographs taken by Leslie Leavitt Photography may not be altered, edited or changed in any way, without written consent.
The Client grants Leslie Leavitt Photography permission to display selected images resulting from this assignment as an example of Photographer’s work and for the entrance into photographic competitions and release all claims to profit that may arise from use of images.
The Client is obtaining prints and or digital images for personal use only, and shall not sell prints of use in publications (such as editorial, public relations, or advertising use) without prior written consent from Leslie Leavitt Photography.
The Client grants to Leslie Leavitt Photography, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of Client, Client’s child or children, or in which Client may be included for editorial, trade, advertising and other purposes, and in any other manner or medium. Client hereby releases Photographer from all claims and liability to all images produced at session.
Photographs taken by Leslie Leavitt Photography may be used for the purpose of display, advertising, portfolio, website/blog or any other publication without any additional compensation. The signing of this contract will serve as a modeling release.
By signing this you are agreeing to all terms and conditions here stated
Photographer: Leslie Leavitt