Cora James Photography | Terms and Conditions

Cora James Photography

Terms & Conditions

Deposit and Payment. Session fees are due upon booking and are non-refundable. Session fees cover time and talent only and secure your session date and current pricing. Images and products are sold separately.

For all newborn sessions, you must purchase either of the packages stated.

Cancellation. In the event of an illness, please call as soon as possible to reschedule. Cora James Photography maintains the right to reschedule if needed due to inclement weather, illness, emergency, etc. Requests for rescheduling or re-shoots are granted only at the photographer's discretion. This decision must be made before the session or within the first 20 minutes of the session.

Travel and Additional Fees. The client is responsible for covering additional fees and costs related to location choice (admission fees, parking, etc.). Travel up to 10 miles from is included. There is an additional 65p per mile beyond the 10-mile radius. Time and travel above this will be invoiced (contact me for pricing).

Electronic Devices. Cameras, cell phone cameras, and camcorders are not permitted during sessions.

 Modifications. If the client has a request for a small alteration of an image, please let the photographer know when you place your order. The photographer can address minor changes at no cost (fix blemishes, tighter crop, black and white, colour etc.), but more involved requests are billed at £30/hr. The photographer will let you know if there will be extra charges before work begins. Once the requested changes are made, charges apply regardless of whether the final product is purchased.

Payment. the Payment of the session will be paid upon when the session takes place. The photographer will not begin design work or process orders until payment is complete.

Digital Images. If the client purchases the digital download of images, Cora James Photography will provide detailed printing instructions. To ensure the best print quality, avoid altering the images before printing. The photographer is not responsible for printing errors or for quality of prints or products printed elsewhere.  The client must purchase the entire one of the packages to have the printing rights. Additional prints. Cora James Photography will provide print release.

Returned Cheques. The sessions/orders will be cancelled if they are not paid in full within three days of notification.

Copyright Laws/Model Release. Cora James photography retains the copyright on all images (even those purchased on a CD/USB) and reserves the right to use the images for advertising, display, publication, or other purposes. (Facebook, Website, Pin interest etc.) The client signing this contract warrants that he or she has actual authority to agree to the use of the likeness of all persons included in the portrait in this manner and shall indemnify and defend the photographer in the event of litigation arising out of such use. Negatives, digital files and previews remain the exclusive property of this Studio/Photographer. Under no circumstances, can a client use these images for profit, commercial endeavours, professional display, or in competitions. Copying or scanning images from the client's gallery, Cora James Photography's website or blog is considered stealing, regardless of the intent for use. NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT: It is ILLEGAL to redistribute these photographs for profit or use other than private consumption without the photographer’s permission, and violators of this Federal Law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties.

Liability. Client is aware that the quality of the end result print of the digital files delivered is not under the control of the photographer and frees the photographer from any liability for any claims whatsoever based upon discoloration in the end result print. The photographer is not responsible for the quality of services provided by its business partners.

If the photographer cannot fulfil this Contract due to fire or other casualty, strike, act of God, or other cause beyond the control of the parties, or due to the Photographer’s illness or emergency, then the photographer shall return any deposit or sitting fee to the Client but shall have no further liability with respect to the contract. This limitation on liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera or media malfunction, lost in the mail, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of the photographer. In the event the photographer fails to perform for any other reason, the photographer shall not be liable for any amount in excess of the retail value of the client’s order. The client releases and all employees of Cora James Photography, from all liabilities, claims and damages that may result from any accidents or incidents that may happen during the session.

All images are copyright under the Federal Copyright Laws and subject to fines, if breaking those laws. By signing this contract, you are agreeing not to copy, save, or reproduce images in any way. This includes copying and saving images from the website, blog, Facebook, or any other form of advertisement.

A typical newborn session lasts 3-4 hours. In order to guarantee the client images, the photographer must complete her typical workflow before attempting any special requests from the client. The completions of all special requests are left to the discretion of the photographer.

 If it is determined by the photographer that your newborn session needs to be rescheduled within the first 45 minutes of your session, the photographer will reschedule your newborn session at no charge.

Rescheduling your session is left to the discretion of the photographer.

It is strongly advised that you have a pacifier accessible for the session even if you don’t intend on using one on a regular basis.

I have read and understood this agreement, including the terms and conditions, and agree to be bound by them.

I am the parent or legal guardian of any minor(s) named above and have the legal right and authority to execute the model release stipulations named in this contract on behalf of the minor.

​Please confirm with Cora James Photography you have read and understood the Terms and Conditions prior to booking session.