head shots: $200

  • consultation
  • 1 hour photo shoot (~250-500 images)
  • online photo gallery of unretouched proofs (~25-50 proofs)
  • © copyright licenses (sample agreement below)
  • 7-10 day turnaround
  • final work delivered electronically
  • print packages available for performers/actors/musicians

         please note: 50% deposit required to book your photo shoot, doesn't include              travel and expenses.

© copyright licenses: (sample agreement)





Whereas, Michael Kerner, the Photographer, is a photographer who desires to create one or more photographs in accordance with the terms set forth below (the Work); and
Whereas, the Client desires to have the Photographer create the Work for the Client;
Now, therefore, in consideration of the mutual covenants set forth in this Agreement, the parties agree as follows:

Description of the Work:
Due Date:            Please allow 7-10 days for the online digital proofs to be made available, or otherwise committed to by the Photographer. Other Work deadlines are subject to Client/Photographer communications.

Proofs and Final Work: Copies of the watermarked digital image files shall be made available in a gallery on the Photographer’s web site. You (the Client) shall receive an email with a link when the gallery is ready. Final Work shall be in the form of unwatermarked copies of digital image files delivered electronically. Photographic prints are available separately.

Terms:   Agreed price:
Deposit: 50% of shoot to book date

Remainder Due: at shoot             
Retouching services: due upon delivery of final work

Grant of Rights. Upon receipt of the services in-kind, Photographer grants to the Client the following rights in the Work:

For use as:
For the business and related services named:
In the following territory (please circle):        SF  /  NorCal  /  CA  /  USA  /  Northern Hemisphere  /  Global
For the following time period (please circle):  6 months  /  1 year  /  3 years  /  5 years  / other:                       
Other limitations: The Client agrees not to sell the Work for profit or other compensation.

With respect to the usage shown above, the Client shall have (check one)   □ exclusive   √ nonexclusive rights. This grant of rights does not include electronic rights, unless specified to the contrary here: Client’s self-identification profiles, Client’s social media profiles in which event the usage restrictions shown above shall be applicable. For purposes of this agreement, electronic rights are defined as rights in the digitized form of works that can be encoded, stored, and retrieved from such media as computer disks, CD-ROM, computer databases, and network servers.

Model Release: Client grants Photographer the right to use Clients’ name and likeness in connection with the display of the Work for Photographer’s promotional purposes, for inclusion in Photographer’s portfolios, including distribution in print and electronic form (including social media accounts), and for any other purpose Photographer deems appropriate. Client releases and discharges Photographer, his/her agents, employees, officers, successors and assigns from any and all claims and demands arising from or in connection with such use.

Copyright Notice: Copyright notice in the name of the Photographer (check one)  □ shall √ shall not accompany the Work when reproduced. (e.g.: ©2015 Michael Kerner Photography)

Photo Credit: Photo credit in the name of the Photographer (check one)  √ shall □ shall not accompany the Work when reproduced. Exceptions: when the Work is published in print or electronically in the media for public relations purposes. (e.g.: Photo by: Michael Kerner)

Watermarks: Watermarks on the copies of the image files of the Michael Kerner Photography logo (check one) □ shall √ shall not accompany the final Work when reproduced. Watermarks are used for proofs and images in the Photographers portfolio.

Releases; Arbitration and Miscellany: The Client agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Photographer against any and all claims, costs, and expenses, including attorney’s fees, due to materials included in the Work at the request of the Client for which no copyright permission or privacy release was requested or uses which exceed the uses allowed pursuant to a permission or release.

All disputes arising under this Agreement shall be resolved out of court via a mutually agreed upon
third party.

This Agreement shall be binding upon the parties hereto, their heirs, successors, assigns, and personal representatives. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the parties. Its terms can be modified only by an instrument in writing signed by both parties. A waiver of a breach of any of the provisions of this Agreement shall not be construed as a continuing waiver of other breaches of the same or other provisions hereof. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have signed this Agreement as of the date first set forth below:

Client’s Signature:                                           Date:                                                    

Photographer’s Signature:                             Date:    

                                                THANK YOU!

commercial photography: $350 per day (2 day minimum)

  • business meeting(s)
  • 1 day of shooting: in studio or on location
  • 1 day of image processing work
  • online photo gallery of edited proofs
  • © copyright licenses
  • turnaround times depend on the project and deadline

         please note: 50% deposit required to book your photo shoot, doesn't include              travel and expenses.


reception/event photography: $300

  • 3 - 4 hours of coverage
  • online photo gallery of unretouched proofs and/or social media album
  • © copyright licenses
  • 4-7  day turnaround

         please note: 50% deposit required to book your photo shoot, doesn't include              travel and expenses.

additional services:

  • professional portrait retouching: $50 per image
  • custom watermarking: $100
  • lighting assistant: add $100 or more
  • rush 48 hour turnaround: $100
  • rush 24 hour turnaround: $200
  • private password protection for gallery: $25
  • thumb drive of digital image files: $50
  • 8” x 10 “ color or black and white prints: $21 each

head shots
city hall weddings
commercial photography
event photography
additional services
copyright licenses

city hall wedding: $500

  • consultation
  • 3 - 4 hours of coverage
  • online photo gallery of unretouched proofs
  • © copyright licenses
  • includes print or album package worth up to $150
  • 3-6 week turnaround

         please note: 50% deposit required to book your photo shoot, doesn't include              travel and expenses.

© 2015 Michael Kerner Photography  |  All rights reserved. Images appearing on this site may not be used without written permission from the photographer. To inquire, please send an email to the address on the contact page. Thank you for your time and interest in my work!