Terms & Conditions
Photography Session Terms & Conditions
In the following terms & conditions “the photographer” shall mean S. Lewsey as S. Lewsey Photography / Images by Sarah . “The client(s)” shall be those persons defined in correspondence. It is mutually agreed that the following terms of agreement form an integral part of this contract and cannot be varied in any way by the client(s) unless such conditions are expressly agreed by the photographer in writing. By booking with the photographer you agree to the below Terms and Conditions.
A non-refundable booking free of £10 is required at the time of booking in order to reserve and secure the appointment. The booking fee shall be applied to all Portrait sessions including mini sessions. Booking fees are none refundable and require 72 hours’ notice to reschedule Portrait sessions.
Wedding Photography Booking fee is £100 to secure the date.
Booking fee is required immediately to confirm the offer, deal, promotion or sitting date.
Payment for all extra items ordered must be made at the time of ordering. Prices for prints, digital images, mounts and framing options are available upon request. If paying the full balance owed or additional products by cheque prints and products will not be made available until the cheque has cleared.
Online albums are live for a max of 3 days and then the link is removed. reactivation of an album, will incure and additional £15 admin fee for 24 hours extra viewing, after then in person veiwing at our studio will be required. Screen shots and downloading proof images is not permitted and by doing so you will recive an invoice for the full amount of the images.
The client(s) hereby allow(s) the photographer to display any photograph covered by this contract and to generally promote the business in advertising, brochures, magazine articles, websites, sample albums etc.
S. Lewsey Photography shall be granted creative and artistic licence in relation to the choice of locations and poses used. S. Lewsey Photography judgement on photographic style and the number of photographs taken shall be deemed correct. Some photographs may not be possible due to changes of the weather and the availability and willingness of subjects. S. Lewsey Photography will do her best to honour requested photographs but do not undertake to guarantee any specific picture nor incorporate any specific background, location or group arrangement.
Retouching of Images
Only basic retouching is included in the session costs IE crop, and spot removal if possible ( IF REQUESTED ) and brighten anything else like head swaps , air brushing, tattoo removal and changes will incure additional costs as these arn't done in house and need to be sent away.
Sarah Lewsey Photography takes no resposibily from the colour of home and high street printing. as some printers changed the colour profiles during printing.
Session fees are charged in advance to secure your slot and to cover the cost of the photographers time and talent and are no refundable.
The 1998 Copyright, Designs, and Patents Act assigns copyright to S. Lewsey Photography, unless at the time of booking a release is negotiated. By purchasing images in either print or digitally you are purchasing the right to the image, not the copyright and therefore have no rights to reproduce the image in or on any medium. You may not copy the photographs taken under this contact, this includes scanning or allow copies to be made photographically, electronically, or by any other means. This is a standard condition for professional photographers. Digital images shouldnt be alterned in anyway and inludes adding filters and cropping or using for commercial use unless release is grant from photographer ( Additional fees will apply for commercial use )
In the unlikely event of total photographic failure, injury or sickness beyond S. Lewsey Photography’s control, their liability shall be limited to a full refund of all monies paid for the Wedding service its self or Studio Sessions. Alternative dates shall be offered where possible before a refund is considered. Your statutory rights are not affected. S. Lewsey Photography has full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
If S. Lewsey Photography has to cancel the appointment for reasons beyond their control (death, injury, sickness, etc.), their liability shall be limited to a full refund of all monies paid. If the Client cancels the appointment within 72 hours of the reserved appointment an additional Booking fee of £10 fee shall be required to rebook. Cancellations shall not receive a refund.
Postponement Due to Adverse Weather:
If the appointment has to be cancelled by S. Lewsey Photography due to adverse weather conditions a new, mutually agreed appointment will be made.
Please address any complaints to S. Lewsey Photography within 5 days by email or writing. I will endeavour to respond to any complaint within 5 working days of receipt.
Refunds and replacements:
Due to the personal nature of photography and digital images, refunds are unavailable. If you return a defective, faulty or non-conforming product to S. Lewsey Photography, the product will be inspected. withing the stated time scale of the complaints procedure ( some products come in & out of stock so alternitives will be offered ) If no fault is found and the product is as advertised, then the original product shall be returned to you. If the photo session does not fulfil your expectations a rescheduled photo session shall aim to put your concerns right. Booking fees are none refundable due to holding a date and time in my diary.Gift vouchers are valid for 6 months from date of purchase and are not redeemable for cash or to be used in any other offer as stated in the voucher. Promotions and offers are none refundable as standard. These discounts are in place with the terms attached of the booking fee.
Digital download links expire once downloaded and its the clients responsiablity to back those up as the photographer cant be held responsiable for lost images. download links expire withing 7 days of being sent. to resent links will incure additional charges of £15 to cover admin fee if the photographer still has a copy of them.
All packages, prices are subject to change at the disretion of the photographer, However Prices will not be increased once booking fees have been made. Gift vouchers are valid for 6 month the purchase date and only for the service stated on the voucher. these are not transferable to other services or products and cannot be redeem for cash. .
S. Lewsey Photography tried to provide a safe environment for photo sessions but some aspects are out of the photographers control, including but not limited to, cables, hot light bulbs, edges of backgrounds and light stands. I ask clients to take extra care when entering a working studio. Please ensure you don't let your children play with studio lights and props.