PHOTO PACKAGE INFORMATION
6. COPYRIGHT LAWS & SHARING IMAGES WITH YOUR BIRTH WORKERS // The photographs, digital prints or paper prints, and motion film produced by the Photographer are protected by International Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and the Photographer retains the copyright to all photos and images produced. The Client may print any photos given in the final USB drive/digital download for personal purposes only. Publishing, using for self- promotion and marketing, or selling the photographs for profit is not allowed. Sharing the photographs with your birth team for their own use is not allowed, unless the photographer gives her permission. Editing, altering, removing watermarks, applying Instagram filters, and cropping the final photographs is not allowed and breaches copyright laws. Cropping is only allowed when printing in a different size. The Client understands and agrees that the Photographer reserves the right to use and/or publish the photographs obtained at the Photography Session for (but not limited to) the Photographer’s portfolio, samples, self- promotions, website, or for display. *
10. COMPLETION SCHEDULE // Digital processing for birth photography/videography takes up to eight (8) weeks from the day of your birth. Paper prints/ albums/ enlargements take two (2) weeks, from the order date, to arrive at the Photographer’s address. A digital proof of the birth photographs will be made available to the Client in the form of an Online Viewing Gallery, assuming the Outstanding Balance has been paid, in the timing mentioned above. A sneak peek is made available within 48 hours of the birth via email or text message and also via The Sophia Co’s Facebook page, unless the client declines. The Client is welcome to share the image, tag themselves and make the image their profile or cover image. The same sneak peek will also be posted on our Instagram account. If applicable, upon completion of the digital processing, and proofing and printing of any products; all images in high resolution and web-sized will be mailed in a USB drive, along with the album, to the Client’s address specified in this contract. A digital gallery of the images will be made available in the same time frame for clients who are not upgrading with printed products where images can be downlaoded from. *
By completing the model release portion you are giving me permission to share images and clips on my social media and website, as well as entering images into competitions. When sharing birth stories, i always ask your permission first, even with a model release signed.
Please type the names of all known people participating in the birth that will be photographed (you, your partner, doula, mother, etc)
PERMISSION // I hereby grant THE SOPHIA CO the absolute right and permission to copyright and use, re-use, and publish, photographic portraits or pictures of me or in which I may be included, in whole or in part, or composite or distorted in character or form, without restriction as to changes or alterations from time to time, in conjunction with my own or a fictitious name, or reproductions thereof in color or otherwise, made through any medium at their studios or elsewhere, and in any and all media now or hereafter known, for art, advertising, trade or any other legal purpose. I also consent to the use of any printed matter in conjunction therewith. I hereby waive any right that I may have to inspect or approve the finished product or products or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied. I hereby release, discharge and agree to hold harmless THE SOPHIA CO from any and all liability that has or may occur or be produced in the taking of said pictures or any subsequent process thereof, as well as any publication thereof. I acknowledge that I am at least 18 years old, and have the right and ability to consent to the terms herein, and further, that I have am authorized and able to sign on behalf of all persons listed above as Model(s). I have read, understood, and agree to the terms of this Release. *