1a) SESSION FEES The session fee covers the photographers time and talent only, does not include any images (unless stated in session info) and is due at time of booking. Session fees taken for any portrait photography session are non-refundable except in the event Cara Shindler (photographer) cancels the booking. 1b) BOOKING DEPOSIT Should you win a competition, due to the increase in people booking and then just not showing up, or booking and cancelling last minute, this costs my business money for such things as hiring the studio space, and I often have to turn clients away because of the demand in services. There is a £20 non refundable deposit to secure your session, however this can be taken off image collections you purchase, Should you cancel less than 24 hours before or not attend the session, this booking deposit is forfeit and another will be required to rebook your session. 1c). FACEBOOK NEWBORN COMPETITION Booking a session is subject to availability. I highly recommend penciling in a session to move accordingly as due dates can be unpredictable. Please give 5 days notice before the session, should baby have not arrived on time. In case of being unable to attend for any other reasons please give 48 hours notice. If you have cancelled with less than 24 hours your booking deposit becomes non refundable. YOUR FREE IMAGE IS LOW RESOLUTION and you do not have any copyright for the image and you will not be able to print the free image. Printable / high resolution images which you have the right to print can be purchased with packages, They can be shared on social media. Your prize includes this along with the photographers time and talent for the duration of the session in the studio for free (normally £45) along with £50 discount from any package. You do not have the right to sell your images and should you have any printed for any articles, blogs etc. please inform Cara Mia Photography for permission. Cara Mia Photography must also be credited in any publications and as copyright holder, and has the right to take legal action in any case where permission is not given or has received no recognition.
2). CLIENTS WITH PHONES/CAMERA'S - YOUR SESSION IS A PHONE FREE ZONE I feel it is important to stay present in the moment and enjoy the experience so please limit the use of your mobile phone. TAKING PHOTOS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED and if seen taking photos the free image and £50 discount if you are entitled to it will be forfeited. You can still purchase your images at the full price however should you continue to take photos during the session the photographer has the right to end the session early.
3) DIGITAL IMAGE PACKAGES Digital Image Packages cannot be split between multiple shoots (ie bump and baby photos). If booking two or more shoots you will be expected to select your favourite images from each gallery at the time that gallery goes live and then purchase the appropriate package, the same process is followed for each shoot thereafter. The minimum package is for a set of 10 digital images. 4) SICKNESS We understand that children can be unpredictable and fall ill at any time. In the event of sickness prior to the session, the Client agrees to make every possible effort to inform Cara Mia Photography no later than 4 hours prior to the start time of the photography session. The session can be transferred to a new date which will be at the convenience of both parties within a maximum 4 week period. Cara Mia Photography reserves the right to re-schedule outside of this time limit due to any existing commitments. If the Client fails to reschedule within the 4 week time period, Cara Mia Photography has the right to cancel the booking with the session fee payment made non-refundable. If a client is a no show, there will be a rebooking fee charged or any deposits paid will be made non-refundable. 5)SESSION Cara shall be entitled to use her judgement regarding the style and flow of the session. This includes but is not limited to poses, props and number of images taken. Due to the willingness of subjects it may not be possible to capture all the pictures requested, or images to the client’s full expectations. In the event of uncooperative children at a session of any kind, for any reason, Cara may not be able to capture any, or all the images the Client may have requested or expected. It is at the photographer discretion to offer a reshoot free of charge if she feels it would benefit. The Client is responsible for all children at all sessions. 6) PRICE OF PRODUCTS Session fees do not include any images or products (unless stated in the info or offer details). Cara Mia Photography is not responsible for storing the files once you make a purchase Please store them safely. Should you lose your images Cara is not liable for any loss of images but will try to send them again only if they are still available on her hard drive. Should you not choose to purchase images at the time of your session then Cara Mia Photography is not liable for any loss of images there after. 7) ONLINE GALLERY AND ORDERS There is no guarantee that any particular number of proofs will be produced. Proofs will be available for your viewing in an online gallery up to 2 weeka after your session. Proofs will have basic editing done. Further editing will be done when you choose your favourite images. This can take up to two weeks after payment has been made. All orders are due no later than 2 weeks after this and the gallery will remind you 5 days before and then expire on the date expressed in the email. As a creative artist, Cara will aim to select a minimum of 25 images for your gallery presentation. Cara is not obligated to provide the client with any images that are not already presented to them. The client is responsible for viewing and ordering from their online gallery within 2 weeks of the images being ready for viewing. For all orders, payment is due in full at time of order. All portrait orders are final and cannot be changed or refunded for any reason. Should Cara Mia Photography have to make the gallery live again there will be a fee of £10 per week to do so.
8) COPYRIGHT & REPRODUCTION Copyright is retained by Cara Mia Photography at all times throughout the world. No image can be copied, scanned or reproduced in any form whatsoever without the prior consent of Cara. The Client may not alter or add to or manipulate a picture by any means or reproduce a picture in whole or in part as another picture without Cara's written permission. Permission to reproduce a picture for personal use (not commercial) is granted to the Client by Cara only when digital images jpegs are purchased and paid in full by the Client to Cara Mia Photography. No photos are to be taken on phones in the duration of the session and no photos are to be used on social media without tagging Cara Mia Photography. You do not have the right to sell your images and should you have any printed for any articles, blogs etc. please inform Cara Mia Photography for permission. Cara Mia Photography must also be credited in any publications and as copyright holder, has the right to take legal action in any case where permission is not given or has received no recognition.
9) USE OF PICTURES Cara retains the right in all cases to use any pictures for the purposes of social media and website portfolio. For advertising or publication usage, However Cara will always gain written permission from the client via email or in person first. You do not have the right to sell your images and should you have any printed for any articles, blogs etc. please inform Cara Mia Photography for permission. Cara Mia Photography must also be credited in any publications and as copyright holder, has the right to take legal action in any case where permission is not given or has received no recognition. 10) RECEIPT OF DIGITAL IMAGES, PRINTS OR WALL ART All orders are presumed to have been received in good condition unless the Client notifies Cara in writing of any discrepancy or error within 48hrs of receipt.