Terms & Conditions of Photoshoot Bookings

When you book a session you are agreeing to the below Terms and Conditions.   You will be sent an email asking you to verify that you have read and understood these terms and conditions of your booking . 

Swurv Photography Terms and Conditions


Swurv Photographer/s are not responsible for any injuries inflicted upon any participating parties. Client(s) will be responsible for themselves, their children, guests, and release Photographer/s from any claims against their person or their business.


Copyright & Penalty:

Swurv Photography retains all copyrights to all images created during client’s photo session. A print release is provided for personal use only. The print release does not allow publication of your portraits (i.e. entering in contests), selling or altering of your images beyond personal use without the photographer’s written permission. It is illegal to copy, scan, download, print, share, alter, or otherwise steal any image created by Swurv Photography for the purpose of anything other than personal use. Altering images is illegal and no permission is given for this by the Photographer.     When booking a session online I agree to the copyright laws as stated in this agreement.


Portrait Agreement & Model Release:

By booking your session online you are agreeing to  commission Swurv Photography, the photographer, to photograph myself and/or my minor child/children in which I/he/she may be included with others.   I hereby grant Swurv Photography and her legal representatives and assigns, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of myself, family, and/or child(ren), or in which myself, family, and/or children are  included with others for editorial, trade, advertising, and any other purpose and in any manner or medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same. I hereby release Swurv Photography and her legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability relating to said photographs.



Fees :

A non-refundable deposit is due upon booking in order to reserve your session.  A payment request for the remaining costs will be emailed.  The balance is required to be paid in full before any part of any order, including proofs will be delivered.  Your desired session is not reserved until the deposit is received full and clear. Therefore, the deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel with less than 48 notice, you forfeit your deposit and may not reschedule without a new deposit. Re-scheduling may occur to save your deposit if you give at least 48 hours notice and the session is rescheduled within 2 weeks of the original reserved date.  Special consideration will be applied under family emergency or serious illness.  I cannot always guarantee an available date two weeks out but will try my best to accommodate. When and outdoor location shoot is required Re-scheduling of the session due to bad weather may occur at photographers discretion only.



All payments are due in full unless payment arrangements have been made. Orders for prints, albums or other, will not be processed until payment in full is received. If client has arranged a payment plan, order will be placed after the final payment has been received. No images will be released until payment has been made in full.  



If an illness or situation prevents the session from taking place, a client may cancel their date if notice is given 2 business days prior to their session. If notice is given, all monies paid will be refunded, less deposit.  Should the client fail to give notice, or decide to completely cancel, the total deposit is forfeited and will not be refunded.  Swurv Photography reserves the right to withdraw their services due to serious illness, war, insurrection, strikes, walkouts, riots, extreme adverse weather conditions or acts of God including but not limited to, earthquake, flood & fire, shortages or unavailability of labour or materials, laws or Governmental restrictions which conflict with the terms of this agreement, or any other matter beyond the reasonable control of Swurv Photography.  In this event, the client may have the option of another photographer at short notice or a complete refund. By booking online you agree to these terms and understand that no further damages or reimbursement can be claimed under these circumstances.


Re-shoots / Refunds:

Re-shoots are determined at the discretion of the photographer. Refunds will only be given if Swurv Photography is at fault or is unable to attend without notice. 



Location Costs & Fees:

If there are any costs/fees associated with the location the client has chosen for their session, you, the client, will be responsible for those fees. The photographer will not guarantee or arrange payment on any location. 


(Example: Kings Park requires a fee of $100 per hour)



Photoshoot Parties have a mamimum number of guests.  Additional guests can be added at an additional fees. 


Coverage packages beyond 6 hours require a meal break. These are usually taken while guests are eating, in order to avoid missing any details from your session. Please arrange a meal to be provided for the photographer/photographers. Details to be arranged between the client and the photographer prior to the session.  All coverage packages have a finishing time of no later than 9pm – If your event will exceed this time frame, a surcharge may apply



Certain locations may have restrictions as to where a photographer can stand, or have strict policies preventing flash photography, tripods etc. The client understands that this may limit their ability to provide the coverage that may have been desired.


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