Terms for a photography session

A still life photograph by Peter Pauley of 4 yellow Cala Lillys.

An outline of our general handshake...


• It is understood Peter Pauley is the exclusive official photographer retained to perform the photographic and/or video services requested. 

• Upon acceptance, Peter Pauley shall reserve the time and date agreed upon, and will not make other reservations for that time and date. For this reason, unless the Peter Pauley Photography is able to fully replace the cancelled reservation, all retainers are non-refundable, even if the date of the session is changed or the session is cancelled for any reason. 

• No part of any order, including previews, will be delivered until the balance is paid in full. 

• Peter Pauley Photography reserves the right to use photographs and/or reproductions for advertising, display, publication or other purposes. Negatives, digital files and previews remain the exclusive property of Peter Pauley Photography. 

• Peter Pauley Photography may substitute another photographer to take the photographs in the event of Peter Pauley’s illness or of scheduling conflicts. In the event of such substitution, Peter Pauley Photography warrants that the photographer taking the photographs or video shall be a competent professional. 

• If Peter Pauley Photography cannot perform the agreed upon session  due to fire or other casualty, strike, act of God, or other cause beyond the control of the parties, or due to Photographer’s illness or emergency, then the Photographer shall return the deposit to the Client but shall have no further liability with respect to the agreement. 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 the Peter Pauley Photography fails to perform for any other reason, Peter Pauley Photography shall not be liable for any amount in excess of all monies paid. 

• Client is aware that color dyes in photography may fade or discolor over time due to the inherent qualities of dyes, and Client releases Photographer from any liability for any claims whatsoever based upon fading or discoloration due to such inherent qualities. 

• The charges in an agreement are based on Peter Pauley Photography’s Standard Price List. This price list is adjusted periodically and future orders shall be charged at the prices in effect at the time when the order is placed. 

• NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT: It is ILLEGAL to copy or reproduce these photographs or videos elsewhere without Peter Pauley’s permission, and violators of this Federal Law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties. 

• An agreement incorporates the entire understanding of the parties and is governed by the laws of Eufaula/Barbour County, Alabama.