Mini Session Terms and Conditions
While I know none of us like reading the fine print, the information below is important as it outlines our policies and lets you know what to expect from us. Please take a moment to read it through.
Copyright & Image Use
In accepting this agreement, you assign full and exclusive copyright for all images taken to Photos by Laurinda.
In providing images to you, you are granted a limited licence for personal use only, subject to the following terms and conditions.
Personal use of the images allows you to print them for personal use and publish the images online through social media. You may not distribute digital copies or scans of the images.
The images provided by us must remain in their original state and must not be altered in any way, whether for private use or otherwise. This includes, but is not limited to, black and white conversion of colour images, cropping, digital touch-ups and alterations, and the application of filters or overlays by photo editing apps such as Instagram. Black and white conversions are available on request, additional fees may apply.
While you may use the purchased images for personal use as outlined in this agreement, you are not permitted to use any of the images for commercial or editorial purposes, personal gain (financial or otherwise), public display or for any other purpose not expressly permitted above without written consent from us. This includes, but is not limited to, advertising, stock photography, print or digital sales, or income generating activities of any type.
If you choose to print your photos, please be aware that the final quality of printed images relies on the application of particular settings and colour profiles.To achieve the best results we highly recommend using a professional printer who specialises in photography. We take no responsibility for the quality of any printed images.
Changes and Cancellations
The fee for your session is non-refundable. If you are unable to attend for whatever reason, you are permitted to resell or gift your booking to someone else. Please notify us should this occur.
You may cancel the photo session at any time, however your booking fee will be forfeit.
Our mini-sessions run to a strict timeline and as a result we will only shoot until the end of your booked session, regardless of your arrival time. This may result in less than the advertised number of images being provided where there is insufficient remaining time available to capture the agreed number. Where this occurs due to your late arrival, you agree you are not entitled to a refund or any other form of compensation.
A failure to show for your session will result in your session fee being forfeit.
We will monitor the weather forecast in the days leading up to your session. If the weather is predicted to be unsuitable for photography we will contact you to discuss an alternative session time. For marginal or unforecast weather, we will make a final assessment on the morning of your session and notify you immediately if a change is necessary.
It is your responsibility to communicate in advance if you would like any particular portrait combinations or something shot in a particular way. We will not be held responsible for any missed photos due to anything that has not been communicated prior to the session.
While we will endeavour to work with everyone involved to achieve pleasing results, we will not be responsible for any missed or unsatisfactory photos due to members of your group who are uncooperative during the session.
Similarly we are not responsible for any shots missed due to anyone being absent on the day.
Limit of Liability
Should we need to change the booking time for any reason, including but not limited to adverse weather, illness/injury or urgent personal circumstances, we will notify you immediately and organise an alternative time. If no suitable alternative can be found, you agree that our liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the session.
While we always take the upmost care with the creation, processing and storage of the images from your session, we cannot and do not guarantee that the images will not be lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed for reasons beyond our control. You agree that, in all circumstances, our responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the session.
Full payment of the session fee is required to secure your booking. Unless specified elsewhere in writing, this fee covers the photo session and eight digital images in both high and low resolution. The full gallery of all images may be purchased separately.
Photos are expected to be edited within two weeks of the session date. Delivery is expected within this time frame but may take longer due to unforeseen circumstances. If this is the case we will advise you of an expected completion date
A proof gallery for review and photo selection will be available via your personal client gallery. You will be advised via email with your personal password when your proof gallery is completed and ready for viewing.
Photos by Laurinda is committed to protecting your privacy and as such we will not trade, loan, or sell your personal information, or any other information which may identify you, to third parties.
When you place an order though our website, you provide us with personal details, including your name, email address, credit card information (if paying by credit card), address, and phone number. We use this information to process your order. The financial information that we collect from you is used for billing purposes only and is not retained after the transaction. All credit card transactions are handled by a third-party financial organisation and the information collected is shared with them only to the extent required to process your order. Similarly other personal information, including your address, is shared with third-party organisations only to the extent requried to process and deliver your order or as required by our legal obligations.
We will not contact you with marketing material unless you have specifically notified us that you wish to be part of our email program.