Booking Deposit and Payment
When you are ready to book your session, payment of your $50 session fee will hold the date just for you. This fee is non-refundable. I will reserve the half-day in which you book (morning or afternoon/evening) just for you, to ensure that you have a relaxed and fun photo session that you love. The session should last about an hour, but we want to have some breathing room!
Once you book your session and pay your booking deposit, I will hold your date for you. However, if you need to reschedule due to emergency, illness, or other unavoidable circumstances, I will be happy to re-book your session anytime within a year. Your booking deposit is non-refundable, but you may reschedule your session once without penalty, or in extreme circumstances, you may transfer your booking fee to someone else for their use. Should you need to reschedule your session a second time, an additional $25 fee will apply.
I will make every effort to avoid having to cancel a session, but from time to time an emergency, illness, or other unavoidable circumstances may arise that require me to reschedule. In this case, I will contact you as early as possible to arrange a date that is mutually agreeable. No refund will be given in the case that I need to reschedule, but the same re-booking policy applies.
Sometimes the best photos happen on overcast days! Having said that, we don't want to be outside in a thunderstorm! In the days leading up to your session, I will keep an eye on the weather forecast, and communicate with you about the possibility of postponing your session if necessary. We can make a final decision together the day before your session. If the weather won't be suitable for a session, we will reschedule for another date at no extra charge.
During your consultation, we will establish whether there are any particular moments you'd like me to try to capture. But on any given day, kids are just as susceptible as the rest of us to moods and feelings, and if a moment just isn't happening, it's usually best not to push it. Let's go into your session with the understanding that we're setting out to capture genuine moments, and let the rest unfold.
After your session, I will carefully select the very best images to present to you. Please note that I do not show or release unedited images. Every image you see will be carefully selected and edited by me, and available for ordering in your viewing session.
Please be ready at home, or at the agreed-upon location, a few minutes before the start of your session to ensure that we can take advantage of the full time available to us. I reserve an entire half-day for each client, so if the session runs slightly longer than 60 minutes, we have the freedom to keep having fun. If you need to end the session early, or if your children have had enough and are no longer willing to participate, we will simply stop. Please note that if there is remaining time in the session, and it is ended at your request, the remaining time is not transferrable. I will absolutely do my best to give you a fantastic set of images to choose from, no matter what.
Throughout the session, you are solely responsible for the welfare, behaviour, and actions of yourself and your family members. Please do not undertake or allow any activity which you deem to be unsafe.
Please be sure that all decision-makers are present at the viewing and ordering session, which will take place at a convenient time approximately one week after your photo session. Full payment of all products and packages ordered is due at the end of the session. At this time, payment can be made via cash, cheque, or EMT. Orders will be put into production once payment has been received.
Because all products are specially ordered for you, all items are non-refundable. Of course, if there is a defect, I will work with the supplier to correct the issue. Please understand that this may require extra time, and every effort will be made to expedite any products that need to be reprinted.
I will contact you once your products have arrived, and I have checked them to ensure that they meet my high standards. Then we can arrange a convenient time for me to deliver them personally to you. Because all products are custom made, the production process followed by shipping can take up to six weeks.
Delivery of Artwork
Copyright of all images taken during the session remains the sole property of Erin Watt. I reserve the right to use any of the images from your shoot for advertising, display, competition entry, or publication. This includes but is not limited to: print samples, display at trade shows and community events, and website and social media use. I will ask you to sign a release form in advance of your session for yourself, and on behalf of your children who are under 18. If you are uncomfortable with any aspect of the release or the use of your images for any particular purpose, please let me know.
Any digital images you purchase are provided with a print release, which allows you full printing rights for personal use only. It is not permitted to use or print these images for commercial purposes without the express consent of Erin Watt Photography.
Please do not alter in any way the digital images provided to you, including cropping, applying filters, or editing, if you are planning to post them online. If you wish an image re-edited, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your request.
I take your privacy very seriously, and will not share your details with anyone without your consent.