Maryann Newman Photography

Portrait Photography Contract



Client Name:   


Phone:                                                      Email:       


Date of session:                                         Time:       




Persons to be photographed:

                                                                  __ group          __ individual        __ minor

                                                                  __ group          __ individual        __ minor

                                                                  __ group          __ individual        __ minor

                                                                  __ group          __ individual        __ minor 

                                                                  __ group          __ individual        __ minor

                                                                  __ group          __ individual        __ minor

                                                                  __ group          __ individual        __ minor

                                                                  __ group          __ individual        __ minor

Pets (specify name, breed, size):       


Clients wishing to include more than one pet in their portrait session must bring an additional person (not to be photographed) to help with their pets.  This should be someone the pets are familiar with. 

Additional comments, special requests






     Terms and Conditions


1.  It is understood that Maryann Newman Photography, LLC is the exclusive official photographer retained to perform the photographic services requested on this Contract.

2.  Studio/Photographer may substitute another photographer to take the photographs in the event of Studio/Photographer’s illness or of scheduling conflicts.  In the event of such substitution, Studio/Photographer warrants that the photographer taking the photographs shall be a competent professional.

4.  Studio/Photographer reserves the right to use images created under this contract for advertising, publication, or other purposes.  The client signing this contract warrants that he/she has actual authority to agree to the use of the likeness of all persons included in the portrait in this manner and shall indemnify and defend the Studio/Photographer in the event of litigation arising out of such use.  Clients will receive a Photographer’s Release for unlimited personal use of digital images.  Original digital files and any other work product remain the exclusive property of Maryann Newman Photography, LLC,

5.  If, in the opinion of the Photographer, inclement weather or other adverse conditions prevent the creation of a portrait meeting the artistic standards of the Studio/Photographer, the photographer may elect to use an alternative location or reschedule the portrait.

6.  If the Studio/Photographer cannot perform this contract due to fire or other casualty, strike, act of God, or other cause beyond the control of parties, or due to Photographer’s illness or emergency then Studio/Photographer shall return any deposit to Client but shall have no further liability with respect to the Contract.  No other Contract, express or implied, shall supersede this contract.  This limitation on liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost in the mail, lost due to computer malfunction or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of the photographer.  In the event that the Studio/Photographer fails to perform for any other reason, the Studio/Photographer shall not be liable for any amount in excess of the retail value of the client’s order. 

7.  Client is aware that photographic prints vary in quality based on choice of photofinisher.  Although Maryann Newman Photography, LLC does release digital files to clients and clients for unlimited personal use, we urge clients not to use mass market consumer photofinishers to print their professional images and we will not be responsible for image quality received from them.  Prints ordered through the professional lab affiliated with Maryann Newman Photography, LLC come with a satisfaction guarantee.

8.  Charges are based on the Studio/Photographer’s Standard Price List at the time of booking and any specials or discounts in effect exclusively at that time.  

9.  NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT:  It is ILLEGAL to copy or reproduce photographs without the permission of Maryann Newman.

10.  This Contract incorporates the entire understanding of the parties.  Any modification of this contract must be in writing, addendum to this form, and signed by all parties.


I (we) understand this contract, including terms and conditions, and agree to be bound by them.


Client signature:                                                                                        Date     



Photographer:                                                                                            Date