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birth + beyond
birth photography contract + agreement
birth photography + apprentice doula support: $700
birth photography: $500
maternity + motherhood + newborn photography: $150/hr
Estimated Due Date
Estimated Due Date
Price of Services
Birth Location & Address
List any and all the persons you anticipate being a part of your labor and birth.
By checking the boxes below, you understand, acknowledge, and agree:
This agreement has been freely negotiated and contains the entire understanding between Elli Hodge (Elli) and myself, the client.
The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by Elli and the client. If either want to waive one provision of this agreement, it does not mean that any other provision is also waived. Likewise, if any provision of this agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable under the law, the validity of this agreement as a whole shall not be affected, and the other provisions of the agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
This signed agreement AND full payment of the package fee are required to reserve Elli's on call time of the 4 weeks surrounding your due date. (2 weeks before + 2 weeks after)
Payment is made to Elli through Venmo or Paypal.
No refund is given for services canceled after 36 weeks gestation.
Services canceled prior to 36 weeks gestation may or may not receive a partial refund. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Both Elli and the client agree to a pre-birth consultation via phone, email, or in person during the third trimester to discuss the birth plan and clients request list for specific photographs and preferences.
Elli is not to be held responsible for images missed due to family, friend, or circumstantial interference.
Photography coverage begins at active labor (5-6cm dilation) and continues until 1-2 hours after the birth.
Elli is on call 24 hours a day during the 4 week time frame surrounding client's estimated due date.
The client is responsible for contacting Elli Hodge during early stages of labor, and once again when active labor is confirmed by a doctor or midwife.
Every reasonable effort will be made to take requested pictures, but no specific pose or photograph can be promised.
Elli is limited by the guidelines of the hospital policies. And negotiation with the staff for moderation of hospital guidelines is client's responsibility.
Any photo wishlist supplied will be used for organizational purposes only.
Elli will use her professional judgment and sole discretion to select which photos to deliver. Images determined by Elli to be substandard or duplicated may be edited out.
Such selection shall constitute all images that will be made available to client via dropbox..
In the unlikely event that Elli is unable to photograph the birth, due to illness, injury, or unforeseen emergency circumstances, Elli will make every effort to assist the client in providing a replacement photographer.
If the situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found, responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the birth photography package.
Elli takes the utmost care with respect to exposure, transportation, and processing the photographs. However, in the unlikely event that photographs have been lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons within or beyond Elli's control, liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the birth photography package.
The photographs produced by Elli are protected by Federal Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and may not be reproduced in any manner without Elli's written permission.
Upon recieving the dropbox file, the client accepts all responsibility for archiving and protecting the photographs.
Elli does not permanently archive image files for the client, and therefore she is not responsible for the lifespan of any digital media provided or for any future changes in digital technology or media readers that might result in an inability to read the files provided. It is client's responsibility to make sure that digital files are copied to new media as required.
Digital processing may take up to one month to complete.
Some births happen very, very fast and although the Elli will do everything she can to ensure she will make it to the birth within 30 minutes from the initial phone call confirming labor, traffic can/does happen.
If Elli Hodge misses the actual labor and birth, once she arrives she will still capture all those great family moments at the hospital and will offer the newborn session as well as digitals from the session in exchange. No refund will be given.
I understand that checking this box constitutes a legal signature confirming that I acknowledge and agree to the above Terms of Acceptance.
Yes, I agree.