Nicole Curran Photography | Cake Smash Questionnaire and Contract
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  • Session Fees

    A $50 deposit is due at the time of this contract submission. Deposit can be made a cash or check. Check/cash can be mailed to-

    Nicole Curran Photography

    91 Vallaro Rd.

    Boston MA, 02136

    Payment is also available via Paypal, but all Paypal payments require an additional $10 fee to cover fees.

    The remainder of cost must be paid in full start of session in form of cash or check.

    No images will be delivered until payment has been made in full.


    All payments are due in full unless payment arrangements have been made. Orders will not be processed until payment in full is received.

    If client has arranged a payment plan, order will be placed after the final payment has been received.


    If an illness or situation prevents a photo session from taking place, client may reschedule their session at least 24 hours prior to their shoot without penalty. Should client fail to give 24 hours notice, or decide to completely cancel the shoot, this session fee is forfeited and will not be refunded. Photographer reserves the right to reschedule due to illness, weather, equipment malfunction, or other circumstances beyond their control. If client chooses not to reschedule in these circumstances they will recieve 50% of their deposit back.

    Re-shoots / Refunds

    Re-shoots are determined at the discretion of the photographer. Re-shoots and refunds will not be given for poor choices of clothing, make-up, hair or weather related issues, or by not following the recommendations of the photographer.

    Sales Meeting & Archive

    Roughly 3 weeks following the photo session the photographer and client will have an in person sales meeting, where clients will be shown their photos and hear ordering options. Following this meeting clients will have 1 month to place their orders. After this month any print credits will expire and their gallery will be closed. There is a $50 fee to reopen any session gallery.

    Photo Storage

    After six (6) months, all images will be purged from photographer’s hard-drive, except as needed for promotional purposes, to be determined by photographer at photographer’s sole discretion.

    Photographer is not responsible for loss or damage to the digital files due to circumstances beyond photographer’s control.

    Please feel free to ask for recommendations for photo storage! Google Drive and Amazon Unlimited are both very highly recommended.


    Photographer is not responsible for the damage of portraits after delivery to client, including damage caused during transit by US mail. Client assumes all responsibility for the safety of all portraits upon receipt.

    Model Release

    I hereby give to Nicole Curran Photography the absolute and irrevocable right and permission with respect to the photographs that he/she has taken of myself and/or my minor child in which he/she may be included with others:

    a) To copyright the same in the photographer’s name or any other name that he/she may select;

    b) 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.


    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. If the Photographer cannot perform this Agreement due to a fire or other casualty, strike, act of God, or other cause beyond the control of the parties, or due to the Photographer’s illness, then the Photographer shall return the retainer 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 computer malfunction, lost in the mail, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of the Photographer. In the event the Photographer fails to perform for any other reason, the Photographer shall not be liable for any amount in excess of the retail value of the Client’s order.

    Copyright & Penalty

    Nicole Curran Photography retains all copyrights to all images created during client’s session. A print release may be purchased with digital files to print portraits for personal use up to designated size listed on print release. The print release does not allow publication of your portraits (i.e. entering in contests or to magazines), 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 Nicole Curran Photography during client’s photo session. This applies to "sneak peek" images, images posted in an online proofing gallery, blog, Facebook, or hard copy images. If client steals images via any method listed above, or any other method, client will be invoiced for the cost of EACH digital image client has stolen, at photographer’s current price per digital file.

    Session Requests

    *No cameras/camcorders/any type of recording device (this includes cell phone cameras) are allowed during the session unless prior arrangement has been made between client and photographer, including a written agreement. The photographer will not continue if there are other cameras or video taping during the session.

    * If there are going to be other children in attendance, other than siblings also being photographer, please make the photographer aware before start of session.

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