Newborn Session Terms and Agreements

Session Fee: The session fee is $450 with 10 high resolution edited digital photos included in the package. $50 deposit is due upon booking and is non-refundable. This deposit secures your session booking and the current pricing structure. The remaining balance is due 24 hours before the session.

The session fee includes:

 

  • Session styling consultation

  • Up to 3 hours of professionally styled photography by Together Nest Photography at Together Nest Photography studio in Mulgrave.

  • Photograph baby on a minimum 3 different backdrops or setups with minimum 3 outfit/wrap changes. 

  • Photograph client and family on 1 seamless backdrop.

  • Access to a vast range of Photography props

  • Professional and custom retouching/editing of your images

  • Online proofing gallery minimum of 40 unedited images available within 1 week of your session that is password-protected for you to view and choose your favourite images for editing. Extra images can be purchased via the online proofing gallery.

  • 10 edited digital images of your choice. delivered online within 2 weeks from the day the favourite list is finalised and payment is made (if any).

1. PAYMENT:

 

  • A non-refundable session deposit of $50 must be paid in order to reserve your booking. Payment must be made electronically via electronic bank transfer otherwise instructed.

  • The remaining balance is due 24 hours before the photoshoot. The session will not start until the proof of payment is presented to the photographer.

  • Extra photos payment is to be paid in full in order for the retouching process to start. Delivery time starts when the payment reaches Together Nest Photography bank account.

2. CANCELLATIONS, LATE ARRIVAL & RESCHEDULING:

 

  • If the photography services are rescheduled or cancelled for any reason, the deposit is non-refundable and only transferable at the Photographer’s discretion. The client must inform the photographer of cancellation/reschedule 24 hours prior to the session unless impossible to do so. Reschedule is subject to availabilities.

  • If the Photographer is unable to perform the session, the Client shall be allowed to reschedule at the Photographer’s discretion or the Photographer will refund all monies paid.

  • In the event of an illness or misadventure, please call as soon as possible to reschedule. The earliest available timeslots will then be offered to you to reschedule. No refund will be given if you are unsatisfied with any of the available timeslots and decide later to cancel. Together Nest Photography maintains the right to reschedule at any time should it become necessary but will do our utmost to negotiate mutually acceptable rebooking. A refund will be given if cancellation is initiated by Together Nest Photography.

  • You have 1 free reschedule request. There is a $30 admin fee for each subsequent reschedule.

  • No-shows (late to the session for 20 minutes or more without communications) will be automatically cancelled. No refund or rescheduling will be offered following a no-show. If the client still wishes to do a photoshoot with Together Nest Photography, the client will need to request a new quote and pay a deposit again.

  • Late arrival with less than half of the allocated time remaining for the shoot (For example, you are 1.5 hours late to your 3 hours photoshoot session) will automatically be considered as a no-show with or without communication(s).

  • Late arrival with more than half of the allocated time remaining for the shoot, the session will proceed but minimum setups and minimum proofing images will not apply to the session. The session will finish at the finish time and will not be extended.

  • Together Nest Photography reserves the right to refuse to perform the photo shoot, if the baby's age is not suitable to the session style Client selected. An alternative session may be offered (subject to availability) Client may entitle to a refund after $25 admin fee is deducted.

 

3. PREPARATION:

 

  • Please have your baby clean & ready to go before the session starts. The baby shall be fed right before the session starts or just prior to arrival. The Client shall bring supplies for feeding, nursing, & soothing. Only the subjects being photographed should be present during the session. 

  • If your newborn session is booked according to your due date. Client should notify the photographer within 2 days after your baby arrives to organise the session date and time.

  • To get the best results, your newborn should be sleeping during the session. If possible, please gently encourage your newborn to be awake at least 1/2 hour before the session.

  • Together Nest Photography will not be responsible for any undesired outcome resulting from the preparation recommendations from section number 3 are being disregarded. 

 

4. ARRIVING AND LEAVING:

 

  • Please arrive on time. If you arrive early, please wait in your car until your appointment time. If you arrive late, your session time will be shortened. After your session is finished, I kindly ask that you leave the studio area for us to clean and prepare the studio for the next clients. Please feel free to take your time to feed or settle your baby in the waiting area just outside the studio until you are ready to leave. I'll be able to assist if you need anything.

5. RETOUCHING:

 

  • If the Client has a request for an alteration of an image, please let the photographer know before the editing process. Any modifications that fall beyond the natural output produced by the camera will incur fees as decided by the Photographer.

  • All images are edited on the highest quality monitors which have been professionally calibrated to have the best colours/brightness. We edit your images for printing purposes only. Results may vary if you view your images on personal electronic devices. Together Nest Photography is not responsible for the quality of the photos shown on your personal devices.

  • Images delivered by Together Nest Photography are fully edited to industry standards. Things that will be edited are 1) obvious skin blemishes 2)smoothing skin tones 3)large newborn skin flakes 4) mild-moderate newborn acne 5)extend backdrop 6)behind-the-scene photography equipment. Extra retouches include but are not limited to reshaping faces/bodies, face swapping, removing objects, fixing hair/flyaway, severe skin acne and/or changing colours/styles of your outfits are not included in the package. You can however request for it to be done to your photos for an extra $30 per photo.

6. COPYRIGHT / MODEL RELEASE:

 

  • Together Nest Photography retains the copyright on all images and reserves the right to use the images for advertising, display, publication, social media and/or other purposes for our portfolio.

  • Edited photos delivered by Together Nest Photography come with viewing, printing and publishing rights ONLY for personal use. Clients may not resell and/or get compensated in any forms from using parts or the whole of the images. Clients may use the images for their own businesses that are not photography related. The images shall not be submitted to contests, reproduced for commercial use or authorize any reproductions by parties other than the Photographer. 

  • Unedited images can be purchased extra as a Proof Gallery package. These photos are delivered unedited in high definitions JPEGs files. The Proof Gallery package comes with personal viewing rights and personal printing right only. Clients may not publish unedited images on any social media platforms regardless of the privacy setting. Showing the images in prints/digitally where it's viewable by the public is also not permitted.

 

 

7. PROOFING GALLERY AND EXTRA ORDER IMAGES:

 

  • The Photographer shall make gallery proofs available through an online gallery proofing website. These proofs shall be available to the Client within 1 week of the session. The proofing gallery expires after 7 days. Please select your favourite images and place your order within those 7 days of proof posting. There is a $25 fee to repost or extend the gallery past that time. Extra orders must be made and paid in full at the time of ordering. Your final edited images will be ready within 2 weeks after the order is placed and paid for.

  • The proof gallery can be purchased for an extra cost. Please contact Together Nest for pricing. Taking a screenshot of any proofing images is not permitted and will break the session agreements. Legal actions may follow if the copyright agreement is violated.

8. PHOTOGRAPHING/VIDEO RECORDING:

 

  • Clients are not permitted to photograph/record a video(s) at any time during the session. Together Nest Photography reserves the right to stop anyone from photographing/recording our setups/props (with or without client or client's family members in it)/behind the scene. Failure to comply will result in the termination of your session.

9. UNCOOPERATIVE SUBJECTS:

 

  • Together Nest Photography is not obligated to offer any partial/full refunds, discounts or compensations resulting from uncooperative subjects. We all are aware that babies/children can sometimes be difficult to pose and/or unable to follow instructions. Realistic expectations are required. We will try our best to get the best photos out of the situation. Should you be unsatisfied with the outcome images related to uncooperative subjects, reshooting may be arranged with the extra fee payable by the client. The reshooting fee is $100/hour. Minimum 1 hour applies, and 1/4 hourly thereafter. All images from the reshooting session will be added to your existing gallery.

  • The recommended timeframe to do the photo shoot is within 14 days after birth or up to 1 month old if the baby was born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. In any circumstances, by deciding to have a photoshoot after the recommended timeframe, Client accepts any outcomes of the session and the 3 minimum setups do not apply. If for unavoidable circumstances client cannot have the session within the timeframe, client may choose to postpone to a sitter session 6 months after the due date. Cancellation will not result in a refund. 

10. DAMAGE PROPERTY BY THE CLIENT:

 

  • Please make sure your children are supervised at all time. Any damages to Together Nest Photography properties by you or your family members will be charged to your account accordingly. Photography equipment can be very expensive, so please make sure you and your family members do not unnecessarily touch our pieces of equipment during the session.

11. LIABILITY:

 

  • Together Nest Photography is not liable for the quality of prints that are from your printing labs. All our digital images are quality checked and professionally colour corrected before being delivered.

  • The client releases any and all employees of Together Nest Photography from all liabilities, claims and damages that may result from any accidents or incidents that could have been prevented that may happen during the session.

  • Together Nest Photography is not responsible for any injuries inflicted upon any participating parties. Client(s) will be responsible for their children and for themselves and release photographer from any claims against their person or their business.

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