Terms and Conditions
Booking Fee: The booking fee is required to book and secure the services of the photographer for the session, and until it is paid the session is not confirmed. The booking fee is £49 on a weekday and £99 on a Saturday. In the event of a cancelled session, this booking fee is non-refundable. See our cancellation policy for more details.
Payment : The booking fee is due upon booking the session. The session will not be confirmed until the booking fee has been paid.
Payment can be made by card via my website.
Schedule: Due to the nature of the business, we try to create a strict timeline that will be enforced to ensure that all schedules run smoothly. The session will start at the scheduled start time, even if the client is late. The session end time will remain the same.
The client is responsible for their own timekeeping.
Additional Fees: There are additional fee’s for basic digital packages and printed items. Please see individual session details for all pricing.
Cooperation: Sweet Baby Photography is not held responsible for the behaviour of any parties involved with the session. If the desired outcome of your session is jeopardised by the behaviours of parties involved, then we cannot be held responsible. The client also understands that special requests are not binding instructions, although every effort is made to comply with the client’s wishes, cooperation from all parties is a must. In the event of uncooperative children at a session, Sweet Baby Photography may not be able to capture any of the images the client may have requested or expected. The Client is responsible for all children at all sessions.
Artistic Input: Sweet Baby Photography shall be entitled to use their judgement regarding the style and artistic input in the production of the images. This includes, but is not limited to locations, poses and number of images taken. All images are fully edited before being presented to the client. Additional edits are carried out at the discretion of Sweet Baby Photography. Sweet Baby Photography also reserves the right to charge the client for additional editing requested to cover time involved.
Client Usage Rights/Copyrights: The photographs produced by Sweet Baby Photography are protected by Copyright Law and may not be reproduced in any manner without Sweet Baby Photography’s written permission. Digital images purchased remain the property of Sweet Baby Photography, however they come with License for the client to reproduce images digitally or in print for personal use only, and may be reproduced for the purpose of sharing with friends and family. Commercial use of these photos is prohibited. In the event that these photos will be published, sold for profit, used within marketing materials the client must obtain written permission from and compensate studio prior to the release. Additional contracts will be needed at that time. Client reserves the right to share and post images on social networking sites such as face book and instagram, but must provide a link/credit to Sweet Baby Photography. The Client may not alter or add to or manipulate a picture by means of computer or any other technique or reproduce a picture in whole or in part as an element within, or as a montage with, another picture without Sweet Baby Photography’s written permission.Please refrain from using Instagram filters on your images.
Studio Usage Rights/Copyrights: The Client grants Sweet Baby Photography unrestricted usage rights and copyrights to use and publish photographs in any manner or medium. The client grants Sweet Baby Photography permission to use images taken within this session in sample albums, marketing materials, editorial, online web presences, including but not limited to, website, social networks, blog, etc. In the event that client wishes the images to be kept private and not displayed anywhere publicly, on the internet or otherwise, please inform us before/during your photo shoot.
Reshoot Policy: In the event that the weather conditions are not desirable for location shoots based on Sweet Baby Photography recommendations, the session will need to be rescheduled and the fee to rebook will be waived. Due to liability and equipment damages this decision will be at Sweet Baby Photography’s discretion. In the event that a reshoot has been scheduled due to the nature of the clients appearance in the previous session, the client is held responsible for paying an additional shoot fee. In the event that a reshoot has been scheduled due to the non client cooperation in the previous session, the client is held responsible for paying an additional shoot fee.
Cancellation: In the event that Sweet Baby Photography has to cancel this contract for reasons beyond their control (death, injury, sickness) a reshoot will be offered. Alternatively the liability shall be limited to a full refund of all monies paid. The Client may cancel this contract at any time by giving written notice to Sweet Baby Photography, but in doing so shall forfeit any monies paid.
Limit of Liability: In the unlikely event that photographs have been lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons within or beyond studio control, studio liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the portrait session. The limit of liability for a partial loss of originals will be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of total number of originals.
Proofs/ Images: No set minimum number of proofs will be guaranteed from any shoot. This will depend on cooperation from the clients. We aim to provide 15-25 proofs from each shoot, Sweet Baby Photography will do its best to produce more proofs than discussed with the Client. Proofs provided in the viewing session/online proofing gallery, are the final images. Images that do not meet the standards of Sweet Baby Photography are deleted in the first part of the editing process and are non-recoverable. Whilst every effort is made to ensure images presented are edited to the highest standards Sweet Baby Photography makes no commitment to the extent by which images will be ‘fixed’ for the avoidance of doubt you can be assured that the photographer will endeavour to correct any non-permanent blemishes and make changes to the image that improve the finished result. On viewing your images, the Client is responsible for pointing out any additional editing that you may feel is necessary BEFORE placing your order. As photographic prints are bespoke products we are unable to accept responsibility for issues with images that are noticed after the products have been ordered unless it can be proven that they were not visible at the time of ordering.
Completion Schedule: Due to the nature of our sessions, completion and product delivery time may vary depending on the time of year. We aim to have all sessions edited within 14 working days. Prints and Products take 3-5 weeks for completion upon ordering, and payment is due in full at this time.
Receipt of Pictures: The Pictures are presumed to have been received in good condition unless the Client notifies Sweet Baby Photography in writing of any discrepancy or error within 3 days of receipt. Because the supply of the photographs have been made to the Client’s personal specification, the client does not have the right to a cooling off period. By placing an order with Sweet Baby Photography you are committing to buy the ordered products.
Archive: Images are kept for a 12 month period at the discretion of Sweet Baby Photography
When coming for your session it is assumed you have read the Terms and Conditions and are happy and understand.