top of page

Terms and Conditions for Family, Maternity, Child, Newborn, Cake Smash Photography


Between the PHOTOGRAPHER (hereafter “Dream Artsy” or “Dream Artsy Photography”)
and the Client (hereafter “Client”) on the date of booking

1) CONTRACT: The Client will agree to and sign our standard Contract and Model Release prior to the Photo Shoot at the time of booking the service.

2) STANDARD PRICE LIST. The charges in this Agreement are based on the current session fee. The session fee is adjusted periodically and future sessions shall be charged at the prices in effect at the time when the session is booked. Your fees are personalised as per the booked session and props requested during our consultation (online or verbal) and fees are detailed in your invoice. All prices are subject to change at the discretion of Dream Artsy Photography. Due to the artistic nature of custom / personalised photography all sales are final. Due to the digital nature of digital images there are no returns or refunds once downloaded..

3) TRAVEL: A nominal charge to cover travel expenses will be applied for all locations outside a 0.5 hour radius from our location which is RG7 4LH. This will be agreed upon prior to the Photo Shoot and paid alongside the initial session fee payment. Any travel expenses incurred by the Photographer due to late cancellation or late notification of sickness will not be refunded.

4) PAYMENT: A non-refundable session fee of £99, or the total agreed with a client whichever is higher will be paid by the Client prior to the Photo Shoot to secure your session date. The mini sessions or special offers have their own fees set as per offer and those shall apply as a non-refundable session fee. Shall the session require special preparations (such as props, cake, etc.) or any extra expenses agreed by both parties, those costs are payable in advance and are not refundable unless agreed otherwise in writing.  In case of a cake smash session the cake fee of £35 shall be paid when booking so any other expenses that require any kind of special, personalised preparation as per client's requested theme. Final payment of the remaining balance should be no later than the day of the in person viewing but could be paid in advance along with the session fee if you wish to. All payments can be made in cash or bank transaction. Images and further products will not be delivered before the receipt of all payments and clearance of funds. No editing work will be started before the payments are received and cleared too. These conditions apply to all wall art and any other print work, digital designs of the albums and other personalised displays, customised products.

5) CANCELLATION: Should you decide to cancel the Photo Shoot, the initial session fee payment will not be refundable. However, this payment may then be used for a) another date if the booking is cancelled early enough and for a good reason acceptable by the Photographer b) or other service if no costs were suffered for the preparation of the originally booked Photo Shoot c) or other service minus the costs already suffered for the preparation of the originally booked Photo Shoot. Cancellations must be made no later than 48 hours prior to the Photo Shoot and shall be made in writing to AND phoning us directly to confirm the cancellation notice was received. Initial payments will not be transferable for all cancellations not meeting the 48 hour deadline. Shall you decide to cancel your booked session at all the booking fee and any expenses suffered due to specific props requested or cake booked from 3rd party in the case of cake smash will not be refunded. Due to the nature of the cake smash session or any other exclusively personalised session the refund of the money spent to customise for a specific set up agreed with the client prior to invoicing for the session will not be granted. If the session is cancelled and the props or cake need to be ordered/purchased again due them not being a long term items, the client shall pay the cost to reimburse the booking of new props (such as fresh flowers but not limited to or cake but not limited to).   

6) CLIENT'S SICKNESS & PERFORMANCE: a) We understand that children can be unpredictable and fall ill at any time. In the event of sickness prior to the Photo Shoot, the Client agrees to make every possible effort to inform Dream Artsy Photography no later than 12 hours prior to the start time of Photo Shoot. The Photo Shoot can be transferred to a new date which will be at the convenience of both parties within a maximum 6 weeks period. Dream Artsy Photography reserves the right to re-schedule outside of this time limit due to any existing commitments. If the Client fails to re-schedule within the 6 weeks’ time period, Dream Artsy Photography has the right to cancel the session with all payments made non-refundable. b) In the event of the child falling ill during the Photo Shoot, Dream Artsy Photography reserves the right to postpone the Photo Shoot and re-schedule at the convenience of both parties. In the event of this happening the Client agrees to cover all additional travel/preparation expenses and costs. c) The Photographer shall not be responsible if the child is not cooperative at all, does not smile or show certain expressions that the client would like to capture. It is client's responsibility to prepare the child in advance, talk through the session and have realistic expectations of both the child's performance on the day and time allocated for the Photo Shoot. In the event of a child being uncooperative and session not possible due to that Dream Artsy Photography will offer one reshoot at the time agreed by both parties and the Client agrees to bear all additional travel/preparation expenses and costs. d) The reshoot or reschedule of the session does not apply when the child is not the main or is not the only object of the Photo Shoot or if the photo shoot is an on sale mini session / special offer.. e) The special offers / mini sessions cannot be rescheduled for a reshoot or another date or extended further than the original slot / time booked as they are special 1-2 day events only with all slots usually sold out well in advance and props / decorations / set ups prepared for those days only. Mini sessions cannot be extended unless 2 slots are booked back to back for allowing more time for your session. f) If your child / children have additional needs due to their a medical condition this needs to be discussed prior to the booking to establish whether the mini session is suitable for them at all and what alternatives we could offer to attend Client's needs. Shall the client believe the mini session is not enough for their child due to child's age / character they can book more than one slot to accommodate child's needs or book a full session instead if available and offered by the Photographer.

7) a) IMAGES: Quantity of images supplied will vary depending on time spent with Client & level of activity. There is no guarantee of the number of images presented from a session as many factors such as light, weather conditions, etc. contribute to this for the locations Photo Shoots, including the cooperativeness of the subject himself both in studio and on location. As an artist, we reserve the right to artistically interpret what we see and in what ways we choose to photograph a scene. This may mean that some shots are colour, some are in black and white. The body of work will be selected by Dream Artsy Photography from all usable files & may consist of both black & white and colour images in various orientation and crop. Appropriate images for Client's gallery will be selected and laid out by Dream Artsy Photography. Images presented to the Client in his final gallery are the ONLY images available. All images will be selected carefully and hand edited for the final gallery (number of images to be delivered as per selected package). No other RAW files that were not selected by Dream Artsy Photography as usable shall be shown or discussed with the Client. No images or products shall be provided before the payment is made in full. And no work on the final Client's gallery shall be started before the payment is made in full. b) STYLING: Due to artistic nature of the services the photographer reserves the right to style the session and not to photograph the style / props / poses / etc. that are outside the usual style and vision of the photographer. c) EDITING TIME & STYLE: The normal editing time is 2-5 weeks and starts after the session is finished but not before ALL agreed payments due are received and cleared. The turnaround time excludes national holiday time and sick days. Dream Artsy Photography reserves the right to extend this time due to photographer falling ill or due to the failure of the computer, software or any other means used in editing process. Due to the artistic and personalised / customised nature of the product / services all edits are final and non-refundableThe Photographer shall not be responsible for changing client's / subject's body or clothes in any way or shape in editing / post processing this includes but is not limited to changing body shape, hair, removing double chin, bruises, cuts, nails, dirt, runny nose, sweat and more as well as changing clothes. d) Any complimentary or extra products have their own turnaround which is separate from the session and delivery of images even if they are induced in the package. Any and all product turnaround and delivery times are dependable on individual external labs and their terms and conditions as well as the shipping companies used by us or the suppliers. Products can only be ordered once the editing process of the images is complete and accepted and this is when the turnaround of the products will start.. All and any products included with the package are complimentary and therefore have no monetary value. Shall the Client would not wish to have the products already included in their selected package there will be no discount, refund or reimbursement and no exchange to any other product or additional digital images. e) Shall the client need any products whether already included in the package as complimentary products or purchased separately for a certain date or occasion we unfortunately cannot provide such guarantee since the photographer is not the manufacturer of any printed products or wall art and shall rely on the estimated turnaround of the third party (-ies) such as external labs and shipping companies. The estimated turnaround of the third party labs and shipping companies will be subject to bank and national holidays both in the UK and overseas, as well as quality control, equipment failure and weather conditions, industrial strikes, etc. 

8) COPYRIGHT: Dream Artsy Photography will retain all rights and copyright to the images supplied. 

9) MODEL RELEASE: Dream Artsy Photography may use the images for any legal purpose as the photographer is the owner of copyright of all images and is covered by Copyright Act. This will apply even when the images are not purchased by Client. If the subject is a minor the Client certifies that he is legally able to give consent for the minor child to take part in the Photo Shoot. The Client agrees that Dream Artsy may use the images with or without his name for any lawful purposes, including but not limited to publicity, illustration, advertising and web and social media content. The Client recognises that Dream Artsy Photography may reproduce, publish (including internet), exhibit and otherwise use images created hereunder, photographic likeness and/or the name, with or without specific identification of persons or events, (1) as samples of work to be shown to prospective clients, (2) for instructional purposes, (3) as samples of work to be displayed for marketing or competition. The Photographer shall not be held responsible for any actions of other parties shall some of the published images be used illegally (downloaded, shared, etc.). By signing this contract you are also agreeing to the following: cameras, including mobile phone cameras, and recording devices may not be used during our session.

10) PERMITTED USES: The Client will agree to all terms of use for image files as stated below in our contractual Permitted Uses. Upon final payment of the Client: Digital files or prints may be used by the Client for personal use and for the purposes of the reproduction and giving of photographs to friends and relatives. Images may be used on personal websites (including Facebook) as long as copyright notice and/or Tag appears on and/or near the images stating they were taken by “Dream Artsy Photography”. The Client shall not pass or sell the photographs for any commercial, editorial or advertising purposes and shall not enter them for ANY competitions without a written agreement from the photographer. The visual presentation of the image by the Photographer is his artistic vision and shall not be edited in any other way including screen shooting, cropping, adding artistic layers or removing Dream Artsy Photography watermark.

11) FAILURE TO PERFORM. If Dream Artsy Photography cannot perform this Agreement due to a fire or other casualty, strike, act of God, or other cause beyond the control of the parties, or due to the Photographer’s illness and the session cannot be rescheduled, then Dream Artsy Photography shall return the session fee to the Client but shall have no further liability with respect to the Agreement. This limitation on liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera or computer malfunction, lost in the mail, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of the Photographer - Dream Artsy Photography. In the event Dream Artsy Photography fails to perform for any other reason, they shall not be liable for any amount in excess of the actual value of the Client’s order and the money actually received from the Client.

12) FEES AGREED. The agreed total photo shoot cost is £--- (as per session fee, package price list and reflected on our website and in your invoice). Session fee of £99 is due at the time of booking. The minimum spent of £400 (remaining balance of the SIMPLE package) is due before but no later than the session date. The client shall upgrade the package as needed with the remaining balance of the chosen package upgrade and / or products if any paid at the viewing/ordering appointment. In case of the cake smash session the cake fee of £35 and any money covering personalised props if any shall be paid along with the above session fee when booking. No products and no digital files or complimentary products are included in the session fee of £99 but it is deducted from your final package fee. The client chooses the package as per our package price list during the session, before it or at their ordering/viewing appointment.

13) MISCELLANY. This Agreement incorporates the entire understanding of the parties. Any modifications of this Agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties. Any waiver of a breach or default hereunder shall not be deemed a waiver of a subsequent breach or default of either the same provision or any other provision of this Agreement. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the United Kingdom of Great Britain.

By paying your invoice or paying / booking online you agree you have read, understood and agree with all the T&C as above.

Looking for Newborn photographer? Our studio is based in Aldermaston provide services of bespoke styled newborn photography sessions in our studio and cover areas of Reading Basingstoke London Newbury Tadley Windsor Chiswick Chelsea Kensington Hammersmith and Fulham Acton Wembley Richmond Berkshire

bottom of page