BOOKING: For all regular sessions, a $100 non-refundable session retainer is required to book and hold the date for your session and serves as a cancellation fee. The remaining balance is due prior to the session date. If paying by mail, the booking retainer MUST be mailed within 5 days of deciding on a date. If the booking retainer has not been received after one week, the date will re-open at Michelle Rae Photography's discretion. It is the clients sole responsibility to abide by the terms of this contract, therefore Michelle Rae Photography is not responsible for telling the client the date has been re-opened to the public and has the right to book another client for the date.

PAYMENT: All retainer fees must be paid within 5 days via money order, certified check, electronic payment or cash. If agreed to by Michelle Rae Photography for the client to pay by check, checks must first clear and any uncleared check will have an additional charge of $35 to cover bank fees plus whatever balance is due must be paid by cash or money order immediately. Please note, check must clear prior to reserving and booking session date.

CANCELLATION POLICY: For regular sessions, client forfeits their session retainer paid to book the session date which will act as a cancellation fee. The fee can be credited towards a future session if the client reschedules the appointment by calling 48 hours prior to the date of session and re-booking at an agreeable date and time. If Michelle Rae Photography cannot   perform this contract due to fire or other casualty , strike, act of God, or any cause beyond the control of the parties, or due to the photographer's illness or emergency, then the photographer shall return the retainer fee to the client but shall have no further  liability with respect to the contract. This limitation on liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera or other media malfunction, lost in the mail, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of the photographer. In the event Michelle Rae Photography fail to perform for any other reason, Michelle Rae Photography shall not be liable for any amount in excess of all monies paid.

COPYRIGHT: Please  credit "Michelle Rae Photography" when posting images online (social media, blogs, etc). If you submit any images to magazines, websites etc., the photos must have my logo present and credited to "Michelle Rae Photography". Failure to do so is a copyright infringement. If you do not have a logo copy of the photo you are submitting, please ask for one.

PRINT RELEASE: In addition to high resolution digital images, delivered via an online gallery, client will receive a Print Release. The print release grants permission to reproduce the images and make an unlimited number of prints, for personal use only. This permission applies worldwide.

WEATHER: (for outdoor sessions)- In the event of rain, the session will be rescheduled to an agreeable date and time.

Please complete the form below to certify you have read and understand the contract.  I look forward to working with you!!

Michelle Rae Photography


After agreeing  and replying to the booking contract, retainers and balances may be settled via the PayPal link below. For check, money orders or other forms of payment contact Michelle Rae for details. Thank you!

Retainer and balance
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