Terms and Conditions
In Canada, copyrights are protected by the Copyright Act, c. C-42. Since November 7, 2012, the Canadian Act granted ownership of the copyright to professional freelance photographers for work created in the course of their employment.
Canadian photographers are now, by default, the first owners of the copyright of the images they produce. This applies to both photographs commissioned and paid by a client, and to photographs taken for non-commercial purposes.
Once you have purchased digital files you are granted a licence to use your images for personal use. Your purchased files can then be used for sharing with your friends and family on social media sites, for updating professional portfolios, and printing out for yourself, family and friends. These images are not to be sold or given to any third parties without prior consent.
Images that are purchased as digital files are not to be altered in any way that change the integrity of the image without prior consent.
Images taken in photographic sessions may be used by catch light studio for display or marketing purposes. This could include social media, marketing literature, or galleries on this website. This is for the purpose of promoting my photography so clients can see the style of work I create. To protect my clients privacy I will never use the names of my clients unless permission has been given to me to do so. If you would prefer your images, your family’s images or your child’s images not to be displayed in this way please let me know in writing when you book your photography session. I am very respectful of my clients requests for privacy.
A $100 fee is payable when you book your photographic session and this secures your date and time in the calendar. This fee is non-refundable but fully transferable to another date if at least 5 days notice is given. This does not include illness as I understand this can happen at anytime. I always prefer to re-schedule appointments due to illness, as I want to get the very best images of my clients. Your booking fee will be deducted from the cost of your photographic session, the balance of which is payable at your appointment.
Booking and cancellation policy
- If you cancel your reservation with over 48 hours notice from your booking date, your reschedule fee will be 20% of your booking value
- If you cancel your reservation within 24- 48 hours of your booking date, your reschedule fee will be 50% of your booking value.
- If you cancel within 24 hours of your booking date, you will be liable for the full value of the booking.
The use of your own camera is forbidden during your photographic session.
By booking a photography session with catch light studio you are agreeing to all the above terms and conditions.
I thank you for your business and consideration.