Intake Form and Birth Photography Contract 

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Birth Photography Contract
The purpose of this contract is to outline all of terms and responsibilities by both us, as your photographer, and you as my client. This contract can be changed to fit any needs you and your family needs. Letter of Agreement for Birth Photography Session I understand that it is my responsibility to keep Light the Way(LTW) informed throughout my pregnancy and if there are any changes after the prenatal visit. I understand that the labor may not go as planned and that LTW will do their best to accommodate any changes that may happen. This includes if there is failure to provide adequate notice of the baby's birth; an unexpected transport for a C-section; a dramatic change in the birth plan. I understand that it is my responsibility to let LTW know when I am in labor, and when I would like them to come. I understand that birth is an unpredictable, fluid event and LTW cannot guarantee any particular image. I understand that I may not hire another birth photographer and that LTW is not responsible for missed shots due to family/friends/birth workers taking pictures. I understand it may take LTW up to an hour to get to me from when I call them for photography. I understand that if LTW is unable to be present due to illness, emergency, fire, casualty, strike, act of God or causes beyond the control of the Photographer a backup photographer will attended to fulfill the contract. I understand that I can cancel this contract at any point but forfeit the $300 retainer. After 38 weeks, I understand that no refunds are given. Birthing Location Guidelines Before your due date LTW requests that you confirm that photography is allowed at your birthing location prior to labor. Please know that LTW will abide by any guidelines that the particular birthing location may have. If you have particular requests for pictures please make sure your birthing location allows for these photographs to be taken. 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. Please type name below confirming that you have read and agree to the above.
-Free initial consultation -One prenatal visit -On Call from 37-42 weeks -Full coverage of active labor, delivery, and post-delivery -Hi-res printable images delivered to you in private link within 4 weeks -Shareable watermarked images on Facebook -Shareable Video slideshow set to music Please type name below confirming that you have read and agree to the above.
Copyrights I reserve the right to use any image for display, publication, or other purposes with a signed model release, however I will honor any requests by the family for using, or not using certain images when necessary. You will receive a copyright agreement that allows you to reprint any images for personal use. However, you may not edit or change the photographs in any way. To ensure the best print quality, do not alter the images before printing. LTW is not responsible for printing errors or for quality of prints or products printed elsewhere. You may not sell these images or use them for any commercial use without the written approval of the photographer. Fees The fees for the services listed above are $900 . The first retainer payment is $300 is due as soon as you have selected LTW as your birth photographer, which is not refundable. $300 is due at the prenatal visit. The final $300 is due at/before 38 weeks. If I am on my way and the baby happens to come prior to us reaching the destination there will not be a refund given. If the above payment plan does not work for you or your family, I can create a payment plan over the rest of your pregnancy and will be stated below. All payments must be made at any time before the on call period. Please type name below confirming that you have read and agree to the above.
Any checks can be made out and sent to: Light the Way Doula Services 1066 American Drive #3, Neenah WI 54956 Any check that is returned will have a $40 returned check fee. PayPal payments are also accepted when invoice is sent from marynieland@yahoo.com