All good relationships take work and ours is no exception. Let’s avoid any misunderstandings later by getting the adult stuff done up front. It’s pretty standard stuff but if there’s anything you don’t like let us know and we’ll see if we can work it out.

CREATIVE AUTHORITY

We own all the rights to the photos we create, retain the right of discretion in selecting which ones we release to you and we get final say on which photographs will be included in any artwork. In other words we won’t let you print anything but our very best work.

TEAMWORK & COMMUNICATION

You agree to be available by telephone for a planning discussion before your photoshoot and we’ll give you one reschedule without additional fees as long as you give us 24 hour notice. There is a 30 minute grace period for photoshoots so please arrive on time. Also budget up to 90 minutes even if you expect to only make one or two portraits so we don’t feel rushed.

PLANNING FOR ARTWORK

Right after your session we will curate your photos and assemble them into a cinematic presentation for you to enjoy and choose your favorites from. Then we will create suggestions such as albums or wall art with you.

If you think you might want wall art please help us quote you accurate prices by taking photos of your home walls and sending those photos to us. Ideas and pricing can be found on https://friendsfirstphoto.com/custom-wall-art/

Finished product takes 2-6 weeks to make. Wall art can not be shipped and must be picked up in person. Albums and table top items can be drop shipped for an additional $25.

MODEL RELEASE

You authorize us to photograph you and use those photos in any online media such as Facebook, Instagram, websites, blogs and marketing, and in printed form such as studio artwork, trade shows, festival displays and photo competitions.

We understand everyone is different when it comes to privacy levels. If you want your photos kept offline or even destroyed after your artwork is made then discuss that with us first and have this agreement amended before you sign it.

WAIVES ALL CLAIMS (Boudoir only)

You waive all rights and claims and releases the Photographer from any claim or cause of action, whether now known or unknown, relating to the sale, display, license, and use of the authorized photos. The Client agrees to not bring any action or proceeding against the Photographer in any court of law, state or local related whatsoever, to the use of the photographs.

LEGAL AGE TO PARTICIPATE (Boudoir only)

You agree that you are of legal age to participate in a boudoir photo session. You understand boudoir shoots feature implied nudity and sexuality and that you will be photographed wearing little or no clothing. You understand what a boudoir photography session is, and are signing this contract in full competency, without being coerced, influenced and of your own free will.

UNDRESS ONLY TO COMFORT LEVEL (Boudoir only)

You understand that the level of nudity you show during your boudoir photography session is at your own discretion and agree you will not do anything you are uncomfortable with, and will speak up at the time if uncomfortable with a certain level of nudity or a pose.

NO REFUNDS

All our artwork is guaranteed against defects in workmanship and print quality. Material defects notwithstanding, our artwork is custom made to order and not refundable. Studio will proof with client on final retouching, design, materials and monograms if any by sending screen grabs by text before ordering.

STUDIO SAFETY

You understand that we have video and audio security at our studio for everyone’s protection including employees, clients and guests. Clients consent to being taped for security purposes.

NO VERBAL AGREEMENTS

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Client and the Photographer and takes precedence over all prior oral and written agreements and discussions. Neither party can modify or amend this Agreement unless such modification and amendment is in writing and is signed and agreed upon by both parties.

We have read and fully understand and agree to the terms and conditions, the rights and the responsibilities, and releases therein.

PRIVACY NOTICE

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for friendsfirstphoto.com.

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to and collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email or telephone in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

CONTROL OVER INFORMATION

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

SECURITY

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

REGISTRATION

If you request a studio booking or custom quote you will be required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products and services in which you have expressed interest.

SURVEYS & CONTESTS

From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to only to notify the winners and award prizes.