2018 Portrait Session Agreement


Thank you for choosing Melissa Zimmer Photography to capture your family's special moments. I am very excited to work together.

Below you will find the agreement for our upcoming session. Please review all fields and fill out as appropriate. By completing this agreement you are agreeing to participate in a portrait session with Melissa Zimmer Photography. This agreement is set to ensure all expectations have been communicated as well as explain the process of the session.

Please be sure to review this agreement carefully and if you have any questions regarding any of the terms, let Melissa know as soon as possible. Upon receiving your completed form with all terms agreed to, you will receive an invoice for the retainer fee. Once the retainer fee is paid, your session is officially reserved. 

Thank you and I can't wait to see you soon!

Name *
Mobile Phone *
Mobile Phone
Please list the names, gender and ages (ages for children only) of all family members participating in your session.
Scheduled Session Date *
Scheduled Session Date
Scheduled Session Time *
Scheduled Session Time
For studio sessions please arrive 10 minutes early.
Session Location *
Please indicate your ideal session location. If a set location has already been agreed upon, please skip this question.
Display *
How do you plan to display your images?
Please indicate your goals for your upcoming session.
Please indicate your desired session. By selecting "I Agree" you are agreeing to the fees listed for the selected session.
Outdoor - $650
1 hour session 25+ digital images Prime sunset booking Up to 6 people Weekend dates add $100
Lifestyle - $500
1 Hour Session in your home 25+ Images in online gallery All files included Up to 6 people Weekdays only
Studio Session - $450
1 Hour Session 25+ digital images Up to 6 people included Pets welcome Monday and Wednesday's Select weekend dates - add $100
Weekend Session - $100 (add-on)
If you are reserving a session on Saturday or Sunday a $100 premium booking fee applies. *Please confirm with Melissa before selecting.
Expedited Images - $150 (add-on)
Standard turnaround time for images is 2 - 3 weeks. Expedited images (ready within 5 business days) are available for a $100 rush fee. Please click, 'I agree', if you would like to add this to your package.
Prints - $350 (add-on)
5x7 Matte Prints of all images in your gallery. Presented in an heirloom quality print box.
Travel Fee - $50 (add-on)
For travel 10 miles outside the 60521 zip code, up to 50 miles.
Please read each of the following statements carefully and provide your response.
Melissa Zimmer Photography retains the copyrights to all images created during your session(s). The images provided are for any reasonable personal purposes, including but not limited to: printing, copying, emailing, and web publishing. A print release will be provided with package and/or image purchases for personal printing purposes. These images will not be watermarked. The print release does not allow publication of your portraits (i.e. entering into contests), selling or altering your images without the Photographer's permission. Portraits and digital images may not be scanned, copied or edited in any way.
Melissa Zimmer Photography has the right to use and publish images and photographs taken during your photography session to further promote its service, including portfolio, website, display, advertisement, and editorial use. If you wish to keep your images private, please discuss your concerns with the photographer prior to your session.
Clients are permitted to share their purchased images on social media at their own discretion. Please give Melissa Zimmer Photography credit when sharing.
Melissa Zimmer Photography will be the only photographer at any photo session(s) that are booked. No other cameras (including cell phones) or videotaping is allowed. The Photographer will not continue if there are other cameras or videotaping during the session.
A retainer fee of $200 is required to reserve your spot. An invoice will be emailed to you after you complete this form. Payment in full is required 24 hours before the start of your session. We assume payment will be made via online invoice unless you specifically tell us differently.
If the Client needs to reschedule, a 24 hour notice is required. The Photographer retains any payment made if the Client does not provide 24 hour notice and is not obligated to provide a rescheduled session. The Photographer reserves the right to reschedule due to illness, weather, equipment malfunction, or other circumstances beyond her control. In such events, the Client will be fully reimbursed or is permitted to reschedule without penalty.
The Photographer is not responsible for any injury to the Client or Client's photographic party. Clients will be responsible for their children and themselves and release the Photographer from any claims.
Client galleries remain open for 30 days following image delivery. After 30 days, all Client images will be archived. Images can be retrieved for a $100 fee.
Additional Questions
Were you referred to MZ Photography? We offer a $50 print credit for you and your friend who referred you to us. Please note you will be eligible for this referral bonus for one year after your session.
How excited are you for your session? *
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Thank you for choosing Melissa Zimmer Photography!