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+ Non-Payment- A retainer is required for all shoots. This retainer reserves your date and time so I will not seek to book anyone else during your reservation. Because of this, your retainer is NON-REFUNDABLE. If a retainer is not received by any time deemed by me before your shoot, your shoot will be canceled. I will only ask up to 2 times for you to please send your retainer before your intended reservation is open to the next client.
Digital images will not be delivered until complete full payment is received.
+ Unforeseen mechanical or computer malfunctions/errors- Sometimes malfunctions happen and there's nothing that can be done. In the event that a shoot cannot be completed due to some kind of mechanical malfunction, no payment will be accepted by me and I will do my best to reschedule. If payment has already been received, but photos cannot be delivered for any mechanical/computer reason, your payment will be refunded and I will do my best to reschedule you.
+ I own the copyright- You will receive a print release upon request which allows you to print the photos how you'd like (other than sales, contests, commercial use), but I own the copyright, therefore, I can use the photos in any way, including promotion of my business.
+ Milestone shoots- There is certain information I need ahead of time for Milestone shoots. Milestone shoots occur at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months, with the 12 month shoot being a Cake Smash. In order to come up with a custom design for each setup, I need to know how you will be dressing your child at least 3 weeks in advance. This is important. If you do not give me enough time, nothing can be ordered or made and I will come up with something out of what I already own. Milestone shoots are not extravagant and do not involve other siblings or family members unless otherwise agreed upon by me. I design the setups and the client must feel confident with my design style before booking. I use my discretion when it comes to setup design.
If payment for Milestones is broken up into 2, then the first payment (one half of total) is due at the 3 month shoot and the remainder is due at the 6 month shoot. Shoots will not be completed without payment. If payment is not received at the designated times (3 month shoot and 6 month shoot) then your Milestones are cancelled and any deposit and previous payments are kept by me.
+ expectations not met- If you have specific poses, props or a specific editing style in mind for your shoot then this is very important information to give me WELL BEFORE your shoot (at least a month in advance). I may not be able to recreate specific poses or editing styles, or use certain props for any reason and I will be able to give you reasonable expectations once these ideas are sent to me. Any ideas presented without notice may not be accommodated.
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