General Terms and Conditions
Toddlers, Babies and Cake Smash Booking
A non-refundable retainer fee will be paid by the Client prior to the Photo Shoot to secure the booking. This is usually 25% of the total amount
Sickness & Cancellations
We understand that children can fall ill at any time. In the event of sickness prior to the session, the Client agrees to make every possible effort to inform Second Glance no later than 24 hours prior to the start time of the photography session.
The session can be transferred to a new date which will be agreed by both parties, within a maximum 6 week period. No-shows will be treated as a cancellation and retainer fee will be lost. If the Client fails to reschedule within the 6 week time period, Second Glance has the right to cancel the booking with all payments made non-refundable.
A session can be rescheduled only once, after that session fee will be lost.
If the Client's gives less than 24 hours’ notice of cancellation the non-refundable retainer fee will be lost. Sickness – once the session starts it cannot be rescheduled.
Please keep in mind that we must keep our studio environment healthy and sickness free as possible for all Clients. Please do not attend the studio with a sick/unwell child.
Once a session has started the session fee will be charged.
In case of Cake Smash photo shoots it is the Client who supplies the cake. Second Glance does not take any responsibility for Cake related allergies etc.
Studio sessions take place at my home studio in Grange Farm, Milton Keynes.
Second Glance assumes no liability for any injuries, insects bites, damage or loss at any outdoor locations.
The Client is responsible for covering their own costs including travel, car park fees etc.
Outdoor sessions – Second Glance will discuss with the Client during consultation the where and what time the session will take place. It is essential that the Client arrives at the agreed time – there is only a small window of time for outdoor sessions due to preferred lighting conditions. Up to 15 minutes of lateness will be accepted. Depending on other commitments this time may be taken off of your session.
Any longer than 15 minutes lateness Second Glance reserves the right to cancel and the non-refundable retainer fee will be lost.
In case of bad weather through forecast/warning or on the day the session will be rescheduled for a different date.
Please note that it is still ok for sessions to go ahead with overcast skies but rain is usually a cancelling factor. It must be clearly communicated and confirmed between Second Glance and the Client that the session is cancelled and a new session agreed.
Travel costs to an MK postcode are included in your session fee.
Additional travel cost can be charged – depending on the distance.
A location has to be established during the consultation. This allows Second Glance to contact venue/place and establish whenever additional permission is required to photograph.
See individual pricing pages
Copyright and Reproduction
Second Glance do not apply copyright to any images that are for personal use.
No reproduction of images may be made without prior permission for commercial use.
We will supply you with two digital copies of your images on either DVD, USB or a cloud solution such as Dropbox.
The two versions are one for low resolution images for use on social media sites.
The second is high resolution for use in printing.
Printing and Albums
Because we do not apply any copyright to your images we do not get involved in printing or any reproduction of images. However, for an additional £35 an hour plus the cost of printing +10% we are happy to help you create albums and prepare images for print Second Glance takes no responsibility for a third party printing for example Boots, Jessops, etc.or any online service such as Photobox.
Use of Images by Second Glance
Second Glance retains the right in all cases to use any pictures for the purposes of displays, advertising, portfolio, publication or promotion, of its work.
The Client recognises that the Photographer may reproduce, publish (including internet), exhibit and otherwise use images created, without specific identification of persons or events, as samples of work to be shown to prospective clients, for instructional purposes, as samples of work to be displayed for marketing or competition.
Storage of digital files
After 3 months we will remove your images from any cloud storage solution.
Second Glance shall be entitled to use its judgement regarding the style and artistic input in the production of pictures. This includes but is not limited to poses, props and number of images taken and supplied. In the event of uncooperative children at a session of any kind, for any reason, Second Glance may not be able to capture any, or all the images the Client may have requested or expected.
The Client is responsible for all children at all sessions and the parents/guardian of the child(ren) is required ti remain present throughout the entity of the photo session, this includes; any preparation, the photos shoot itself and getting changed or cleaning up after the session.
Images are selected and fully edited before presenting to the Client.
Fulfilment of obligations
Second Glance shall not be liable to the Client for any failure, in whole or in part, to fulfil its obligations where failure arises as a result of an event or circumstances beyond its control, which may include (but are not limited to) equipment failure, car break down, illness or injury.
The Client understands and accepts that the photographic coverage will be as Second Glance professional expertise determines. In the unlikely event of total photographic failure, loss of digital images or cancellation of the contract by Second Glance, liability shall be limited to a full refund of all monies paid, although every effort will be made to re-take the photographs.
If you have any special requests regarding your shoot we will of course do everything possible, within the confines of the agreed time frames to accommodate these.