DANCE PHOTOSHOOT TERMS & CONDITIONS
PREPPING FOR YOUR SHOOT:
You should arrive for your photoshoot 15 minutes early to check in hair/wardrobe and makeup ready with a few wardrobe choices. We will go through this with you and prep your child for his or her shoot!
Full payment is required to book your shoot with your balance of any add on’s due the day of the shoot. We accept Cash, Visa, Mastercard & American Express. There are NO refunds on Session Fees.
Unfortunately – due to time constraints, we are unable to accommodate rescheduling unless there is an open time slot available if you switch with another booked dancer and only at the booth during your convention or time at the studio.
It is VERY important that you show up 15 minutes PRIOR to your scheduled shoot time in your wardrobe and with hair & makeup ready “Camera Ready”. If you show up more than 15 minutes late, then your session will need to be rescheduled and a $50 change fee will apply – Only if space is available. If you show up late and we do not have any available time slots, we reserve the right to charge you for extra studio time or cancel your shoot without a refund.
We’ve never had someone not show up to their shoot – but if this does happen – You will lose your time slot and session fee and have to re-book your shoot. At that point, we will let you know if we have any time slots available for you.
Unfortunately – Due to the heavy cost involved to bring People By Marcus to your Competition, Convention or Studio, we do not allow cancellations. If you need to cancel you will lose your session fee.
We at Marcus Roy Hoffman Photography strive to give you the best possible images of your dancer. Our proven system works and it’s important that you follow all the steps necessary to ensure a successful shoot. You will be given videos on how to prep your wardrobe and how to prep your dancer to come ready with dance poses. In addition, to help ensure a successful shoot, we will also have a choreographer with our “Look Book” – so your dancer will have correct posing direction during the shoot. We can guarantee our work, but can not guarantee your dancers performance and can not do reshoots or extend the time frame of a photoshoot due to lack of preparation.
We do not do any reshoots under any circumstances unless the fault is our own (technical reasons etc…).
Marcus Roy Hoffman will own the copyrights to all images.
In order to keep your session fees down, I’ve worked very hard over the past several months to provide high quality prints and wall art at very competitive prices. You want your child to look beautiful – and I want my art to look beautiful as well! You will be given our top selected images that are WEB READY and will NOT be printable.
But you are more than welcome to use the images in any digital format you would like to use such as Instagram, Facebook, Online Casting etc.
Thanks so much and we look forward to having you at the studio!
******BELOW IS A GENERIC MODEL RELEASE. PLEASE READ THROUGH THIS TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE. IT BASICALLY GIVES MARCUS ROY HOFFMAN THE RIGHT TO USE THE IMAGES WE CREATE TOGETHER IN OUR PORTFOLIO & ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA. IT’S VERY SIMPLE AND VERY GENERIC*****
The undersigned (or client’s parent/guardian as the case may be) (“Client”) has agreed to participate in a photo session (the “Session”) with Marcus Roy Hoffman (“MRH”). In consideration for the opportunity to participate in the Session and for the images of Client (“Images”) created during the Session, and for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, Client hereby grants to MRH, and its affiliates, successors, designees, assigns and licensees, the irrevocable and perpetual right and permission, on a royalty-free basis, to use Client’s name, voice, image, likeness, appearance or performance, in connection with the promotion of MRH and/or the products or services offered by MRH, including, without limitation, on or in connection with the websites of People By Marcus and Marcus Roy Hoffman Photography, and any and all promotion and/or advertising therefor (the “Promotional Materials”)
Client further acknowledges and agrees that MRH and/or a third party hired by MRH may be filming, recording (both audio and visual), and photographing him/her in connection with his/her participation in the Session. Client hereby consents to such filming, photographing and recording and to the use, distribution and other exploitation of said films, photographs and/or other recordings, or any part thereof, containing Client’s voice, image, appearance, performance, likeness, and/or name by MRH, or its affiliates, successors, designees, assigns and licensees, in any manner or media, in connection with the Promotional Materials.
Client, on behalf of himself/herself and on behalf of Client’s personal representatives, assigns, heirs and executors, hereby fully and forever releases and discharges MRH and its respective employees, managers, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, attorneys, representatives, successors, contractors, designees, assigns and licensees (the “Released Parties”), from any and all actual or potential, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected claims, causes of action, liabilities and damages based upon or arising out of Client’s participation in the Session, the Images, or the use Client’s name, voice, image, likeness, appearance or performance in connection with the Promotional Materials (the “Claims”), including without limitation any and all Claims arising from, based upon, relating to, or on account of injury to the Client, whether cause by the active or passive negligence of all or any of the Released Parties or otherwise, and, any and all claims that Client has or may have for defamation, invasion of privacy or violation of the right of publicity or notoriety.
Client represents and warrants that he/she is in good physical condition and is able to safely participate in the Session. The Client is fully aware of the risks and hazards inherent in participating in the Session, including without limitation, in connection with performing dance and/or strength and flexibility movements, and hereby voluntarily elects to participate in the Session, knowing the risks associated with the Session. Client hereby assumes all risks of loss(es), damage(s), or injury(ies) that may be sustained by him/her while participating in the Session.
CLIENT HEREBY SPECIFICALLY WAIVES THE PROVISIONS OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542 WHICH PROVIDES: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
Client acknowledges and agrees that, as between Client and MRH, MRH is the sole owner of any and all rights in and to the Images, including the copyright therein. MRH hereby consents to Client’s personal use of the Images, including without limitation the personal promotion of Client. However, Client hereby agrees not to sell or otherwise commercially exploit the Images, or copies thereof, in any format whatsoever.
This Release, which shall be governed by the laws of the State of California applicable to agreements wholly executed and performed within such state, constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between the parties in connection with the above matter and supersedes all prior agreements whether written or oral in connection therewith and may not be modified or amended except by written instrument executed by Client and MRH. All disputes between Client and MRH shall be resolved exclusively by the State or Federal Courts of California, located in Los Angeles, and Client hereby submits to the exclusive jurisdiction thereof.
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