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Terms and Conditions of Sharon O'Rourke Photography

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A deposit of 20% is payable to confirm your booking. Session Fee is payable by the client on the day of the session. Payment for prints and products must be paid at the time of order placement. Payments can be made by cash, bank transfer or cheque payable to Sharon O’Rourke Photography. 

If Sharon O’Rourke Photography must cancel the appointment, an alternative date will be offered where possible.

Where not possible, Sharon O’Rourke Photography's liability shall be limited to a full refund of any deposit. 

In the case of client cancellations, an alternative date will be offered where possible, but cannot be guaranteed. We require at least 48 hrs notice of cancellation or your deposit will be forfeited.

When you book your session, you will book a package. Packages cannot be downgraded, however you can in some cases upgrade your package. See Session details. 

Sharon O’Rourke Photography will store the client's name, contact details and session information privately and

will not share these with any other business or organisation.

Sharon O’Rourke Photography is granted artistic control over the final image. 

Depending on print size requested, some cropping of an image may occur. Sharon O’Rourke Photography will advise the Client if a print size ordered is unsuitable for the photograph in question and advise of the next best size.

Clients have the right to tag and share any image displayed by Sharon O’Rourke Photography on social media, provided that the logo of Sharon O’Rourke Photography is clearly displayed on it.

Although Sharon O’Rourke Photography will do their best to produce more proofs than discussed with the client there is no guarantee that any set number of proofs will be produced.

Proofs sent out to clients are for their viewing purposes only. No image from a proof sheet is to be cut, cropped or displayed by any means, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and any other social media site.

Sharon O’Rourke Photography will end the session at their discretion when it is determined that adequate images in terms of quality and quantity have been captured. Times given on session details is an estimation of the time a session will take. There will be no refund or credit for unused time and no extra charge if the session runs longer than


In the unlikely event that session photos are lost by means of camera or computer malfunction, before the proofs have been sent to the client, Sharon O’Rourke Photography’s liability shall be limited to rescheduling and re-shooting of photos. In addition, Sharon O’Rourke Photography will offer extra prints as compensation for the inconvenience. 

The copyright of all images remains with Sharon O’Rourke Photography. The Client is permitted to reproduce their digitally purchased images for personal use only (i.e. not to sell on in any way for profit or for competition entry)

In the case of digital purchases, Sharon O’Rourke Photography cannot be held responsible for the quality of

print/products provided by a third party. However, Sharon O’Rourke Photography can recommend printing services

that are of high quality.

Vouchers are non-transferable. Vouchers are not redeemable for cash. The value of the voucher will be put towards

the session fee first. Prices of packages vary and are subject to change. While there is no expiry date, it is advised that you use your voucher within a five-year period.

No image may be entered into any competitions without the knowledge and consent of Sharon O’Rourke


As more than one booking can take place in a day, it is advisable to be on time for your appointment.

The number of adults attending a child/newborn session is limited to two. If you want other adults included in

the session or in attendance, please discuss it with Sharon O’Rourke Photography.

My studio contains a lot of expensive equipment, from the back drops to the lights. Please keep children under control when they are not being photographed. Any breakages or damage will have to be paid for. 

Prices may change at any time and are non negotiable. The price that you are given on enquiry is valid for 30 days only.

Orders must be placed within 30 days after you receive proofs. Your online gallery will be removed after this time.

The Client recognises that Sharon O’Rourke Photography may use any of the session images as work samples, for business promotion, instructional purposes, including but not limited to studio display, promotional material and web sharing.

However, if you would prefer not to have your images used in this way, you will be asked to sign a statement

saying same on the day of session, when you also sign contract.

Covid-19 Safety measures:

These measures will be in place until further notice, to ensure the safety of your family and mine.

On arrival, I will ask you to wash and sanitize your hands and remove your shoes before entering the studio.

I will wear a mask throughout the session.

All props will be disinfected before and after every session.

All fabrics will be washed and disinfected after every session.

Only studio props/fabrics will be used during the session

All surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected after every session.

In the case of newborn sessions, where possible, siblings will be asked to join us at the end of the session for their photos.

Hand sanitizer and hand washing during session.

If you or anyone in your household do not feel well or have a temperature, please reschedule your session.

If I, or anyone in my household do not feel well or have a temperature, I will reschedule your session.

Your safety is my utmost priority

Terms and conditions were updated on 01/07/2020

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