BOOKING: For all regular sessions a 50% non-refundable session retainer is required to book and hold the date for your session and serves as a cancellation fee. However, the fee can be credited towards a future session. The remaining balance is due thirty (30) days before the session date.
For wedding packages, a 50% event retainer is due immediately to book and hold the date of your event and also serves as a cancellation fee. Thereafter, half of the remaining balance is due three (3) months before the date of the wedding and the final balance is due one (1) month before the date of the wedding.
PAYMENT: All retainer fees must be paid immediately and sessions and other packages (plus taxes) can be paid via money order, certified check, PayPal, cash, Visa, MasterCard, or AMEX. If agreed to by Composed Artistry Photography for the client to pay by check, checks must first clear and any uncleared check will have an additional charge of $35 to cover bank fees plus whatever balance is due must be paid by cash or money order immediately. Please note, the check must clear before reserving and booking a session date.
CANCELLATION POLICY: For regular sessions, the client forfeits their session retainer, and the 50% paid to book the session date will act as a cancellation fee. As previously stated, the fee can be credited towards a future session if the client reschedules the appointment by calling 72 hours before the date of the session and re-booking at an agreeable date and time.
For weddings and events, if for any reason the Client cancels before the wedding date, the Photographer will keep the event retainer fee paid to hold the wedding or event date as a cancellation fee. Cancellation must be made in writing, signed by the contracted parties, and sent via Certified Mail by the United States Post Office or email. However, if the client requires changing the wedding date, I will do my best to accommodate and no cancellation fee will be charged as long as the new date is available and within five months of the original event date. Otherwise, the new date will be subject to current rates if applicable. If I am not available for the new date, the original contract will be canceled and subject to the cancellation policy.
If Composed Artistry Photography cannot perform this Contract due to fire or another casualty, strike, an act of God, or other causes beyond the control of the parties, or due to Photographer’s illness or emergency, then the Photographer shall return the retainer fee to the Client but shall have no further liability with respect to the Contract. This limitation on liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through the camera or other media malfunction, lost in the mail, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of the Photographer. In the event, Composed Artistry Photography fails to perform for any other reason, Composed Artistry Photography shall not be liable for any amount in excess of all monies paid.