Please read through this policy that is set in place to protect all of us. When you book a session with us, this is the policy you are agreeing and are contractually binding yourself to. This covers what to expect from us and what we expect from you. We appreciate your understanding that this is a business that only survives with structure. All clients must sign the CONTRACT, POLICY & RELEASE FORM at their session, however, payment of session fee is Client's acceptance of terms and conditions as outlined in Luigi Crespo Photography's policy as indicated by your initials at the booking checkout.
RETAINER AND CANCELLATIONS
Booking a session means you agree to the non-refundable deposit. Please respect the time we have reserved for you. You will be able to review our legal fine print right before you book your session. If you are 10 minutes early you are on time; If you are right on time, you are late. If you are late... you may be canceled and your session fee may be forfeited. Sessions can be rescheduled with at least 5 days advance notice. Please understand postponing a session a week, 72-hours or even 48 hours before your session leaves us a with an empty prime spot that was reserved exclusively for you (this means significant loss of time and business). Any postponements less than 72 business hours prior to your session date/time will have a $125 rescheduling fee. A second postponement will cancel your session and the deposit will be forfeited in full.
We require that all Clients electronically sign this CONTRACT, POLICY & RELEASE FORM before any session is scheduled. This Contract ensures that we are all on the same page and that there is never confusion as to who, what, when, why, & how We do business. By booking a session, BY booking a session and placing a deposit, you agree that you have read, understood, & agreed to the policies & procedures listed on this page.
All sessions require a non-refundable 50% deposit/retainer. The balance of your session fee is due the day of your session. We accept cash and credit/debit cards.
We offer full privacy, anonymity, and password-protected proofing services. We do not post your pictures unless you authorize us to use for publicity purposes.
The Client shall be responsible for his/her behavior during a photo session. Luigi Crespo Photography reserves the right to terminate the session without notice if we deem the Client's behavior to be unruly or unsafe. In such instances, Luigi Crespo Photography reserves the right to retain the full session fee and collect the minimum order as damages. The Client will reimburse Luigi Crespo Photography for any loss/damage caused to property or equipment.
If you are traveling for your session, Luigi Crespo Photography recommends booking your session and securing it with payment before booking your airfare and hotel. Sessions cannot be held and are only secured on her calendar with payment. Without a secured booking, Luigi's schedule may change and he only schedules his calendar around paid clients. Luigi Crespo Photography is not responsible for any fees associated with airline or hotel schedule changes. Please fly in the day before your session, refunds/reschedules will not be given due to same day flight cancelations/delays.
We do not offer refunds or replacement sessions if a client claims he/she is not happy with his/her images. Every client is shot in the same way as the work shown on Luigi Crespo Photography's website in Luigi's style. Hair and makeup is offer as an an additional option. If this option is chosen, and if the client is unhappy with hair and makeup she must express herself PRIOR to being photographed so that our makeup artist can perform corrections.
Because of some photography business practices, a lot of people now expect access to their images immediately after their session. We do things a little differently. Instead of burning the images just shot onto a CD or flash drive and waving you goodbye, we take the time to sift through your entire shoot with a fine-toothed editing comb. We sharpen, color balance, smooth skin tones, and tweak & re-tweak all of the images to look the way We want them to look... which just so happens to be fabulous! Digital photography, when done correctly, requires time in a digital darkroom to make the images look their best. We are all about quality! ”We never let an image leave the studio that doesn't meet Luigi's high standards. Your final prepped images will be accessible via password protected site within 72 business ours after your session. We appreciate your patience. It will be worth the wait. Your images can be viewed by you on your home computer or any other computer in the world that it is connected to the Internet. Your gallery can also be viewed by anyone YOU give the password to. You can view your images online and pick your final selection.
Retouching is applied to all proofs and NO image leaves the studio without processing. Digital photography, when done correctly, requires time in a digital darkroom to make the images look their best. We are all about quality! Client will trust Luigi's talent and vision to produce the same outcome on images selected. Luigi does not retouch to specifications although Client is welcome to make requests. We DO NOT change you. We polish you. You WILL look like YOU. Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to Luigi but all art is subjective. All images will be edited with Luigi's professional artistic vision, and, by choosing him as your photographer, you choose the style of his work and trust his judgment through the creative process. It is our goal to make you look like a polished you! We will clean up skin and give you the subtle nips and tucks that improve an image however we do not offer aggressive changing of shape of face, shape of body, the removal of large tattoos or difficult scars, perfect skin tone matching or removal/changing of venue decor.
PRICES & TERMS
All prices shown within Luigi Crespo Photography price list are subject to change without prior notice. Print price changes will affect packages offered in seasonal promotions to reflect new pricing in total value of packages offered. Luigi Crespo Photography reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions without prior notice.
By signing this agreement you agree that you have no rights to the photographs, and all rights to the photographs belong to Luigi Crespo Photography - Crespo Events LLC. You also understand that in no form can Luigi Crespo Photography sell prints or rights of your photographs without your permission.
You may post, reproduce, and submit these photographs to social media outlets and interviews, auditions, contests, magazines , websites, reports, etc. Please credit Luigi Crespo Photography when appropriate.
Proofing gallery images are for viewing purposes only! Any reproduction or screen grab downloads are a direct violation of Luigi Crespo Photography's policy and a violation of artist copyright and client contract! In other words, it is stealing, is illegal and not very nice! All violations will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. In layman's terms: you may not copy images from your viewing gallery. You may not scan prints and post the copies online. If you want digital images to post online, you must purchase them. In the event we find you posting unauthorized copies of our work we will charge your credit card on file the retail value of a digital web image at $70 per image posted. Your proofing gallery expiration date is based on the date the proofing email was sent. It is Client's responsibility to schedule their time to accommodate proofing from their session.
IT IS ILLEGAL TO REPRODUCE THE COPYRIGHTED WORK OF AN ARTIST. YOU MAY NOT SCAN OR PHOTOGRAPH YOUR PRODUCT OR COPY, SCREEN GRAB OR PHOTOGRAPH IMAGES FROM YOUR PROOFING GALLERY. VIOLATORS WILL BE CHARGED THE VALUE OF THE DIGITAL IMAGE/S BEING POSTED. *We love that you want to share your images online but you must purchase any additional images not included in your package like everyone else.*
To the fullest extent allowed by law, you agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY Luigi Crespo Photography and Crespo Events, LLC, its owner, employees, and contractors, from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from Injuries and Damages, even if caused by negligence of Luigi Crespo Photography and Crespo Events, LLC, its owner, employees and contractors, in any way connected with this photo-shoot. You further agree to HOLD HARMLESS Luigi Crespo Photography and Crespo Events, LLC, its owner, employees and contractors from any claims, damages, injuries or losses caused by my own negligence while participating in the session. You understand that this assumption of risk and release is binding upon your heirs, executors, administrators and assigns. You agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws (excluding the law of conflicts) of the country/state from the following list that is nearest to the address given.
This contract shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland without regard to any conflicts. All claims, disputes, and lawsuits arising out of or in connection with this Contract from either party shall be resolved or adjudicated in the city of Frederick in the State of Maryland.
You understand that all the information required by this document is true and you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full capacity to execute this release/contract. You have read this release before signing it and you fully understand the contents, meaning, and impact of this Contract, Policies and Release Form.
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