Nicole Curran Photography | Newborn Photography
  • Nicole Curran Photograph Portrait Session Contract

  • A. 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 at start of session. No images will be delivered until payment has been made in full.  

    B. Rescheduling

    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. 

    C. 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.

    D. 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. 

    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.

    E. Payment

    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.

    F. Damage

    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.

  • G. 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.

    H. Liability

    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. 

    I. 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), 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 Bonnie Iris 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.

    J. 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.

    *Please do not bring any children not being photographed to the session. If there are going to be other children in attendance please make the photographer aware before start of session. 



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  • Newborn Photography Questionnaire

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    Newborn Session Suggestions!

    Thank you for booking me to take your newborn photos! I cannot wait to work with you and share the beautiful images of your new little one with you! 

    About Your Session

    • I ask that someone contact me regarding scheduling as soon as you go into labor, this helps me to look ahead at my schedule a bit. I like to have my sessions planned as close to the time of birth as possible, when babies are still teeny, new and sleepy. 
    • Newborn sessions are done within the first 14 days of being born for several reasons: They are more likely to stay asleep and cooperate during their poses, they still like to be curled up and don’t mind being posed and their flaky skin or baby acne is usually not too prominent yet! After 14 days old, they are more alert and less cooperative. 
    • Newborn sessions are done in your home, so I know I need to be flexible with space but there are some things that I'll need when I get there.  I need outlets and a minimum of 10 ft of open space and as much natural light as possible. I do bring lighting with me but sessions are easiest when this is used as a suppliment and not the mail light!
    • Babies sleep best when the room is nice and warm. I will have you turn up your heater to approximately 80 degrees in the area we are shooting, and in summer I will shut off any air conditioning. I will also bring a small space heater to warm blankets and alleviate air drafts.
    • I book my newborn sessions around 10am generally and am free until about 2. Usually set up and break town take about a half hour on both sides. 

    Before the Session!

    • One of the most imperative things is to keep baby awake 2-3 hours before their session so that they are nice and sleepy. Do not feed them until right before we begin the session, usually while I am setting up. This will keep baby nice and full during their session.
    • Please have a pacifier handy. Even if baby does not intend on using one permanently, it is often convenient during pictures to keep baby calm and soothed for the 2-3 hours they will be taking photos. They also make adorable pouty faces when you take them out!  If you do not have one, I have new ones I keep on hand.
    • Please have some extra diapers, wipes, burp cloths and rags handy, as babies will have accidents during their sessions. I'll have some as well! Newborn sessions are often in the nude so messes are normal! I use a lot of Dreft in this job! 
    • Please prep baby in the easiest to remove clothing prior to the session, preferable button down or zip down pajamas, this will make it easier to transition to the outfits we have planned for the session and leave less lines on the babies skin. 
    • I always use a beanbag for newborn shoots, so I’ll bring this along with a couple of clean blankets. If you have any blankets on hand that you think might work well or any other props you want to incorporate, please let me know.
    •  If you’re breastfeeding and are open to having bottles with breast milk on hand, great!  If you are exclusively breast feeding then please be ready to feed if necessary. 
    • If you have older siblings that you would like photographed with your newborn we will do these shots FIRST. Cream, ivory or white and other neutrals are recommended for older siblings, either dresses or with solid color pants. The more texture the better (knit, lace, etc). They’ll be barefoot, so no need to look for clean shoes.
    • After the older siblings are photographed I will ask that children be removed from the room we are working in if possible, as they can have a hard time being patient and quiet while I work with their siblings!
    • I usually suggest that we begin or end with portraits of the family/parents with the newborn. A white/cream short sleeve shirt is suggested for Dads and a white/cream tank or blouse top is suggested for Moms. I am also open to more artistic poses and outfits, if you'd like them!
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