Getting to Know You

We’d like to get to know you, and we ask all of our clients to kindly fill out our “Getting to Know You” form. It is your chance to share with us some info about you, your family, your goals, your vision, and anything else you want us to know. The more we know about your objectives, your kids’ personalities, interests, fears, the better prepared we will be. By knowing your child’s favorite characters, the faster we can connect with you and your children. 

This form also contains a wee bit of lawyer-speak. (OK, maybe not a wee bit. Lawyers are not known for being short and to the point.) But there’s nothing in there that should cause you any concern. Just some studio policies, as well as your consent (or lack thereof) for us to share favoriteimages in our blog or our facebook– no names. We know we’ll be excited about your images and we’ll be eager to show them off, but only with your OK.

 

Please complete the form below

Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
Session Type *
Birthdate *
Birthdate
Birthdate
Birthdate
Birthdate
Birthdate
Birthdate
Birthdate
Birthdate
Birthdate
Product Planning
Ah, shopping--the fun part! Of the following custom portrait products, which appeal to you most? Please check all that apply. *
Which of these is closest to the color palette of your home? *
The Legalities
Studio Policies *
~~~~Soben Studios Business Policies~~~~~ Session Fee: The session fee is non-refundable. The session fee must be paid as a deposit in order to secure your session date. The session fee is for the time and talent of our Soben team, and does not include any products or a disc of images. Re-Shoots: Re-shoots are at the discretion of the photographer and are not given for regretful personal choices such as hair and clothing choices. Cancellation Policy: Kids get sick. Emergencies happen. If your child is feeling ill, or you must reschedule, please let us know as soon as possible. Your session fee will apply to the rescheduled session as long as you give us appropriate notice. Cancellations without notice forfeit their session fees. After two scheduled appointments are rescheduled, a $75 reschedule fee will apply. Studio reserves the right to cancel for illness, emergencies, and inclement weather. Images: Within 2-3 weeks of your session, you are provided with a private online gallery showcasing your images from your session. This gallery will be available to you (and your friends and family) for three days. We will also look at your images together during your post session consultation. Consultation: Unless prior arrangements have been made, you will receive your online gallery password only after your ordering consultation is scheduled. In all cases, your ordering consultation must take place within 14 days of your gallery going live, or you order will be subject to a 5% late fee. Because all prices are subject to change, prices at the time of the session are always honored for 30 days. Due to space constraints, ordered images are archived for one year while unordered images are purged four weeks after your order is fulfilled. Products and Payment:Payment of your portrait order is due in full when you place the order. Your final print order will be delivered approximately 4-6 weeks after you order. Canvases, albums, and painted portraits may take up to 6-8 weeks. Soben Studios will contact you by phone or email in order to set up a convenient time for you to pick up your order. Custom Design Work: For products requiring custom design work, including cards, books, collages, image boxes and the like, Client receives one proof, with one round of revisions. Revisions after the first round are billed at a rate of $85/hour. All Sales are Final: Due to the nature of custom photography, all sales are final. We do, of course, guarantee that the portraits you receive meet the highest standards in every respect and want you to be more than pleased with your heirloom images. Payment Options: At this time, Soben Studios accepts cash, checks, Visa and Mastercard. Checks returned by the bank, for any reason, will be charged a $45.00 service charge. Images purchased on CD/DVD: Images that you purchase on CD/DVD from Soben Studios are guaranteed for 30 days. It is the Client’s responsibility to back up their CD/DVD, and to maintain that all images are safe and protected over time. Purchasing the images on disc is equivalent to buying the negatives, and shall be treated as such. Soben Studios warrants that a purchased image is the same in all respects, including size and resolution, as that utilized by Soben Studios for purposes of fulfilling a Client’s order. However, Client acknowledges that printing/production quality of digital images varies among labs, and Client acknowledges that his/her chosen consumer lab, a third party, may not be able to create image(s) that match those produced by Soben Studios. Variations may include, but are not limited to, color, tint, resolution and cropping and degradation based on these elements. Soben Studios is not responsible for third party printing and production. Further, Client acknowledges that purchasing digital images does not guarantee his/her ability to produce, or contract for the production of professional grade images. Failure to Perform: If Photographer cannot perform this agreement due to fire, casualty, act of God, illness, or any other cause beyond the control of Photographer, then Photographer shall return all monies paid, including the retainer, and shall have no further liability with respect to this contract. This limitation of liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera or memory card malfunction, lost in the mail, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of Photographer. In the event that Photographer fails to perform for any other reason, Photographer shall not be liable for any amount in excess of the value of Client’s package. Safety: Clients are responsible for their safety, the safety of those who accompany them and the safety of each minor child accompanying them. Clients agree to retain custody and control of each child at all times during the photography session to avoid injury. On behalf of themselves and such children, clients release Soben Studios from all claims and liabilities of any kind. Portrait Care: Handle your portraits with extreme care. Damage incurred as a result of improper handling, framing or hanging is the responsibility of the client. Copyright: All images taken at your session will be copyrighted by Laurie Levitt and are protected by Federal Copyright Law. It is therefore unlawful to reproduce her work in any manner. Please respect Laurie's livelihood and the care and attention paid to each of your images by adhering to copyright laws. Moreover, as an artist Laurie wishes to have control over the final look of her client’s images. Scanned or reproduced images are both illegal and a degradation of the original image quality. NOTE: reproduction rights are allowed when purchased with proper package (ie headshots). By checking the following box you are stating that you have read and understood the information in this agreement.
Pricing & Collection Information *
By checking the box below, you indicate that you have read our pricing and collection information. The session fee is for the time and talent of our Soben team, and does not include any products or a disc of images unless otherwise specified.
We would love to include our favorite images from your session in our portfolio. By agreeing to this model release, you grant Laurie Levitt and Soben Studios permission to use your images from this session in Laurie's portfolio, website, marketing materials, magazine ads, books, competitions, vendor promotion and displays. More formally, by checking the box below you agree to the following statement: I give permission to Laurie Levitt of Soben Studios the right to use my photographic likeness in all forms and media for advertising, trade and any other lawful purpose with no time limitations. I hereby warrant that I am eighteen years of age or over (or I am authorizing the use of this photography for a minor in my custody), and have every right to contract in my own name in the above regard.