I retain all copyright to my photographs. By commissioning me, you may use purchased works for our agreed purpose only - ie, sharing media versions online or privately displaying printed products. You are prohibited to personally or commercially distribute, re-distribute, repurpose or reproduce in part or in full, any element of my photography by any media whatsoever. Removal of my copyright, signature or any other mark which identifies any work as mine - by edit, manipulation or cropping is deemed as copyright infringement liable to prosecution. I do not permit my work to be used in full or part for the promotion of any other business without written consent. If in doubt, get in touch!
By commissioning me, participating in my online competitions, fundraisers or model calls - you agree that I may use selected works freely without restriction or payment for the non-exclusive purpose of marketing / promotion of Scotia M Photography. Those under the age of eighteen will require written guardian consent where they wish to be featured, however I do & will not use photographs of minors for any marketing purpose.
Session payment is due in full upon booking. You are reserving me for your preferred date & I will refuse all further booking requests for that day. Additional product payments are due at point of order & prior to production, including any additional delivery fees where you are unable to collect. Please note delivery fees may vary depending on the size of your item.
I do not charge for my travel time & all sessions include 30 miles from EH30 (Central Scotland). Additional mileage is charged at 0.45p per mile while all other travel modes are at client expense.
Where you cancel - I will offer one alternative date in keeping with the one you booked - ie weekend / weekday. If the alternative date is unsuitable, I provide a Credit Voucher to the value of your session valid for 3mths. Where cancellation or cessastion of a session is due to adverse weather, I offer the next available date in keeping with your booking requirements. Please note I cannot control the weather or poor lighting conditions.
6. Refund Policy
In the event of proven technical error I provide a free re-shoot in keeping with the previous booking. This does not extend to owner or subject "bad hair days" or where subject behaviour made compliance difficult. If you are unhappy with any purchased printed item I will have them reprinted upon return of the originals. I do not refund cancellations within six weeks of reserved dates, however in the event of proven loss I approach refund with due compassion.
Turnaround from session to delivery varies considerably, especially during busy photography (such as summer months), production & delivery seasons (such as Christmas). Unless you have booked with a prior deadline premium please appreciate I cannot provide a delivery date within six weeks since production variables are outwith my control. Where you require product deadlines, please get in touch as early as possible.
I do not store unpurchased photographs online indefinitely. Each online selection gallery is accessible for three weeks whereafter & a fee of £35.00 becomes applicable to re-instate the gallery. This fee reflects third party costs to provide hosting space, plus my time to recover & re-upload your session images.
I take every plausible action to ensure all sessions are undertaken with the utmost safety. My public liability insurance covers only myself, my own equipment & my own vehicle. By commissioning me you accept all responsibility for any behaviour of all subjects which result in injury to any party, any damage to any location or venue.
This website & all content - including fees, products, items detailed & any further terms or conditions are subject to change without prior warning.