This document is a contractual agreement made between: Ruddshots, LLC (referred to hereafter as “Photographer”) and Client.


CLIENT SESSION: Client is guaranteed a reasonable amount of shoot time per session. Photographer is not responsible if client and/or key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during portrait sessions. Photographer’s camera is the only camera allowed at the photo session because of the distraction it causes.

CANCELLATION/POSTPONEMENT: Client understands that by entering into this agreement, Photographer is foregoing other photographic jobs. In the event of a cancellation or postponement of the portrait session/agreement by Client, the amounts paid are non-refundable. Deposits are transferable if a date change is necessary. Twenty-four hours notice of postponements or cancellations is appreciated.

WEATHER: If it is not possible for a session to take place on a scheduled day due to weather, Photographer and Client will reschedule on an agreed date at the earliest date possible, with no additional charge.

COOPERATION/NO SHOWS: Photographer is not responsible if Client and/or key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during portrait sessions. If the photo session must be rescheduled due to client’s cooperation where the photographer has traveled to reach the destination, additional travel fees will apply.

COPYRIGHT: All images are copyrighted to and remain the property of Ruddshots LLC.

CLIENT’S USAGE: Client is obtaining digital files and a print release. Client understands that Photographer is not responsible for color and print quality for prints obtained through vendors outside of Ruddshots. Prints obtained through Ruddshots are for personal use only. Client shall not sell said prints or authorize any reproductions by parties other than Photographer. Prints for publication (such as editorial, public relations or advertising use) require prior written consent from Photographer. A credit line which reads “Ruddshots” in type no smaller than that of the related text must appear adjacent to or within all permitted published photographs.

Images received from Ruddshots may not be altered from their original version in any way. This includes but is not limited to: turning color images to black and white, adding text, cropping, or color accenting. Photographs are hand edited to Photographer's standards and reflect on the artist. Unedited images will not be given to the client or third party under any circumstance.

EXHIBITION: Client grants Photographer permission to display selected images resulting from this assignment as an example of Photographer’s work and for entrance into photographic competitions and releases all claims to profits that may arise from use of images.

LIMIT OF LIABILITY: Ruddshots takes the utmost care with respect to the exposure, retouching, and transportation of digital captures, proofs and prints. However, in the unlikely event that all the originals are lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed within or beyond Photographer’s control, Photographer’s liability is limited to the refund of all payments received, or a reshoot can be scheduled at no additional cost. The limit of liability for partial loss or damage of originals shall be a prorated amount of the total amount, based on the percentage of originals lost or damaged. In the unlikely event that Photographer is injured or becomes too ill to attend the portrait session, Photographer will make every effort to reschedule to the earliest possible date.

RETOUCHING, CONVERSIONS, AND DIGITAL FILES: Standard retouching includes light blemish and stray hair removal. Complex retouching includes such changes as the removal of scars or heavy blemishes. Tonal conversions include converting color images to black-and-white. Files are automatically lightly retouched and available in color and black and white for no added fee.

Hi-resolution digital files are delivered via an online site. You may download via computer only through this site. You have the option to purchase a flash drive with your selected digital files only for an additional fee. The price for the digital files is not refundable once delivered, and is not adjustable per client. Additional prints outside of your digital purchase can be viewed and ordered through and fulfilled by SmugMug. These albums are available in a 30 day window following your shoot. Reopening of the gallery at a later date may result in additional fees.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This agreement contains the entire understanding between Photographer and Client. It supersedes all prior agreements between the parties. The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by all the parties. If the parties want to waive one provision of this agreement, it does not mean that any other provision is also waived.

MODEL RELEASE: I hearby grant Ruddshots full permission to use any and all photographs taken and presented by such for the purpose of display, portfolio, advertising, website or publication to promote Ruddshots. I also consent that images may be used without additional compensation to the undersigned. I am of full age and have the right to contract in my own name. I have read this model release and fully understand the contents thereof. I have legal authority to grant these permissions and I accept all responsibility for such. I am at least 18 years of age. If my children are photographed, I am the parent/legal guardian of the child(ren) being photographed, and am signing on his/her behalf. This constitutes an order for a session with Ruddshots, LLC.

*This webpage is not an official document. Clients will have the opportunity to review the agreement with the photographer and obtain a copy of their signed agreement prior to the photo session.