In the following Contract, the 'Photographer' shall mean 'Paulina Bieleninik' trading as 'Paulina Bieleninik Photography' or 'Paulina Be Photo'. The 'Client(s)' shall be those persons who will fill out booking form.
The client(s) will agree to this digital contract and image release prior to the photo session booking, this agreement must be signed and submitted before any session can begin.
The laws of England and Wales shall govern this agreement. These Terms and Conditions shall not be varied except by agreement in writing. In the event of any conflict between these terms and conditions (including those relating to the time of payment) and those issued or submitted by the Client and in the absence of any contrary agreement in writing these Terms and Conditions shall prevail.
A deposit of 50% (1st hour in case of event photography) session fee and a signed copy of this agreement is required to reserve any portrait /wedding/event session date. The remaining balance of the portrait fee is due on the day of the Client’s session and is payable before shooting begins. The Photographer will not hold any dates open without booking fee payment. The proofing gallery (after the session) will be not released if the balance payment is not fulfilled. 
The Client may cancel a session at any time but Photographer will keep all money already paid. If you or your children are sick, please give 24 hours notice to reschedule your session. If 24 hours’ notice is not given or the client is a no-show, the session fee will need to be paid again in order to re-book the session.  If a newborn shoot that the appointment cannot take place due to premature birth or a bad situation of the mother and/or baby, then of course no costs will be involved. If Client(s) is more than 30 minutes late for your appointment the appointment will be cancelled. 
If Photographer cannot fulfill the appointment due to her illness, it will be agreed with you free of deposit fee charge at a different time. If the appointment cannot take place due to a technical problem of the equipment, Paulina Bieleninik Photography will make another appointment with no extra booking fee and give you a 10% discount for this session.
Session fees include digital images only (JPG/JEPG). The edited digital images will be transferred via a download link or email with a print release form.  Additional JPEG files can be ordered up to 3 months after the photo shoot for £15 per photo. It is NOT possible to receive the raw or original files. Once digital files have been transferred either via transfer, email or USB they are non-refundable. All products offered including the packages are in the basic versions (may vary): 
- album 20x20cm (8x8") with 5 spreads; 
- prints size 15 x 21cm (6x8") or smaller if requested
- mini accordion books in the small 7x7 cm (3x3") with 10 spreads

The travel cost within is added to the session cost from the Studio (NE30 1JA) location.  Additional distances  for a photo session apply travel costs of £1 per mile (for example the distance between Studio and Newcastle Cental Station priory is 10 miles so:
 10 [miles] x 2 [both sides]= £20 extra to the session fees) 
All images from portrait sessions and events photoshoots will be delivered via a download link. Portrait photos within 3 working weeks of the date when the photos were picked. Event photography will be delivered up to 2 working weeks after the event date. Wedding photography will be delivered up to 3 months after the ceremony date. 
All images are deleted from the online Client's private gallery after 28 days from the creation date. The date will be attached to the gallery.  After 3 months from your session/event date, Paulina Bieleninik Photography will no longer be responsible for storing your image files. Client(s) is responsible to make a copy of delivered photos in case of damage or deleting photos.

I hereby give to Paulina Bieleninik Photography the absolute and irrevocable right and permission with
respect to the photographs that she has taken of myself, my family members and/or my minor child in which may be included with others:
- To copyright the same in the photographer’s name or any other name that she may
- To use, re-use, publish and re-publish the same in whole or in part, separately or in
conjunction with other photographs, in any medium now or hereafter known, and for any
purpose whatsoever, including (but not by way of limitation) illustration, promotion,
advertising and trade, and;
I hereby release and discharge photographer from all and any claims and demands ensuing from
or in connection with the use of the photographs, including any and all claims for libel and invasion
of privacy.
The photographer is not responsible for any injuries inflicted upon any participating parties. Client(s) will be responsible for their children and for themselves and release photographer from any claims against their person or their business (Paulina Bieleninik Photography). Photographer is not liable for any damage that has arisen for the other party. Unless there is gross negligence or intent on the part of the Photographer or persons engaged by her. The liability is in any case limited to the amount of the invoice or, if and insofar as there is insured damage, to the amount actually paid out under the insurance. Photographer is not liable for colour deviations or photo prints on products that are not supplied by her. Photographer is not liable for the delivery of less or less good photos than normal due to unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control of the photographer. Think of children who do not cooperate, instructions that are not followed, weather conditions, illness or injury. The Client understands and accepts that the photographic coverage will be as Photographer professional expertise determines. Special requests are not binding instructions although every effort is made to comply with the Client’s wishes. In the unlikely event of total photographic failure or cancellation of the contract by Paulina Bieleninik liability shall be limited to a full refund of all monies paid. 
Paulina Bieleninik Photography retains all copyrights to all images created during the client’s session
(including cooperating artists, they will have the right to share and use photos taken during the
photo session). A print release will be given to Client with digital files to print photos for personal use. The
print release does not allow publication of your portraits (i.e. entering in contests), selling or
altering of your images without the photographer’s written permission. 

It is illegal to copy, scan, download, print, share, alter, or otherwise steal any image created by Paulina Bieleninik Photography during the client’s photo session. This applies to images posted in an online proofing gallery, blog, Facebook, Instagram, hard copy images, 
removing a watermark or any existing way. If Client(s) steals images via any method listed above, or any other method, the Client will be invoiced for the cost of EACH digital image client has stolen or snap of the title of copyright infringement fee of £1000 will be applied to avoid court action, and must be paid within 28 days.
Personal cameras, camera phones, camcorders or any other recording equipment is NOT permitted during any session, either in the studio, your venue/home or on location , without the express permission of Paulina Bieleninik Photography.
Client is obtaining prints for personal use only, and shall not sell said prints or authorize any reproductions by parties other than Photographer. Guidelines for personal usage are contained within the print release form provided when final prints are delivered. Prints for publication (such as editorial, public relations or advertising use) require prior written consent from Photographer. A credit line which reads 'Photo by Paulina Bieleninik Photography' in type no smaller than that of the related text must appear adjacent to or within all permitted published photographs and can be used for publication on social networking sites and other websites (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, blog, vlog etc.)
Gift vouchers/certificates are only available after contacting and confirmation with Paulina Bieleninik Photography and are valid 365 days after the issue date. Gift cards cannot be returned, they are not transferable too. Gift cards are valid for photo shoot only.  A gift card and discount coupons cannot be exchanged for cash. Discount coupons are not valid in combination with promotions/offers. Discount coupons are valid before set up time frames. If you cancel or do not attend your appointment there is no rearrangement and no refunds.
Requirements in terms of props, backdrops, colours or positions will be discussed before the photoshoot. Photographer shall be entitled to use its judgement regarding the style and artistic input in the production of pictures that are meant by booking a session with Paulina Bieleninik Photography you agree to receive the edited pictures with specific, personal to the photographer's style. This includes (but is not limited) to locations, poses and the number of images taken. Due to the willingness of subjects, it may not be possible to capture all the pictures requested or images to the client’s full expectations. In the event of uncooperative children at a session of any kind, for any reason, Photographer may not be able to capture any, or all the images the Client may have requested or expected. The Client is responsible for all children at all sessions.

Professional re-touching and artist finishing is included. Standard retouching included in all sessions fee. I do not give any NOT edited photos. Standard retouching includes wedding/event photography are limited to white balance, exposure corrections, cropping, styling and other general/basic adjustments. Portrait retouching include standard retouching and more detail as light blemish, bruises, scars and scratch removal, skin may be smoothed to look soft, body and body shaping. Any of retouching are not included: hair colour changes or adjustments, extreme changes, laugh lines, nail colour/filing etc. Photographer has the right to refuse any requested edits to the images.  Photographer can do Portrait retouch to any photos from wedding/events packages for fee £15 per chosen photo.  
All bookings made from 24th March 2021 onwards are subject to government guidelines regarding Covid 19. 

While every safety precaution is taken to minimise risk, by placing a booking Client accepts that Paulina Bieleninik Photography will not be held responsible for any infection of COVID-19 after Clients session of any kind.
The Photographer will store the Clients data and session information private and will not share these with any other business or organisation for more information please refer to my privacy notice. 
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