The Legal bits…(please read!)

Copyright – Erin Beck Photography holds the absolute and irrevocable right and unrestricted permission to use photographs taken of you or which you may be included with others, or of your children (under the age of 18) and to re-use and re-publish the same in whole or in part, individually or in conjunction with other photos and in conjunction with any printed / digital matter, in any all print media, digital media or any other for of media now or hereafter known, and for any purpose whatsoever for illustrations, promotion, art, editorial, advertising and trade, or any other purpose whatsoever without restriction as to alteration, and to use my name in Connections therewith in Erin Beck Photography so chooses.

Artistic License – Erin Beck Photography will take and edit the chosen photographs in a way that Erin Beck Photography sees fit. Re touching will be done free of charge and where needed, such as blemish removal etc. The editing of photographs will be done in a similar style to previous photographs by Erin Beck Photography and viewing the portfolio of work is essential prior to booking.

Digital Files – When you receive Digital Files on CD from your photography session with Erin Beck Photography, you will be granted permission by Erin Beck Photography to reproduce the images and make an unlimited number of prints for PERSONAL USE ONLY – Images should not be uploaded onto digital media sites including social networking sites unless shown with Erin Beck Photography’s watermark. This permission applies worldwide.

FACEBOOK – ‘Sharing Your Content & Information’ –

‘For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it’. http://www.facebook.com/legal/terms

You must not upload any digital files received from Erin Beck Photography unless watermarked –

Erin Beck Photography can supply watermarked images for your personal use on Facebook or other networking sites (profile photos etc) – these must not be cropped to remove the watermark.

BEFORE YOU BOOK – Nearly all my shoots take place at the weekend and outdoors. During the Summer months I am available for evening shoots on limited days during the week. Before you book please see my body of work, look through my galleries which can be viewed here and on my Facebook Page and get a general feel for the types of images I take, the style I take them and the way I edit them. There are some poses that I feel don’t represent my style of photography and also some editing styles that again, I will avoid as they don’t represent the type of photographs I like. If there are any specific images you would like please let me know beforehand.

TO BOOK  – A £25 ‘Booking Fee’ is due upon booking – This must be paid within 7 days. I will contact you after you’ve booked to confirm our booking and to take the specifics from you, number of children etc.

BEFORE THE SHOOT – Please navigate around my website, there are pages that should help you with styling your clothing and also a page dedicated to frequently asked questions. I will contact you the week of our photo shoot – This gives me chance to get a better idea of the forecast and to help you should you have any further questions The time our shoot takes place really depends on a number of factors, the time of year for instance, I will usually avoid photographing in midday sunlight (unless its an indoor baby shoot) as the light around this time can be very harsh. The best time to photograph is the couple of hours before the sun starts to set. 

WEATHER – Due to most shoots taking place outdoors there are occasions where the weather will prevent the shoot from going ahead (wet / rain) this will not affect your booking fee and the shoot will be re booked for a mutual agreeable later date.

Contact will be made the week running up to your shoot date – via the contact information supplied. If in the event that contact is not returned and the shoot is not confirmed then the shoot will be deemed cancelled and booking fees will be lost.

DURING THE SHOOT – Should children prove to be uncooperative, all efforts will be made on my part to encourage them to enjoy and participate in the session, it’s rare that it doesn’t happen that way, however I can only take photographs of what I am presented with on the day. During a shoot many photographs are taken, some will be disregarded, many factors can determine what instantly goes into the recycle bin, being in focus, exposed correctly or having closed eyes to name a few, of which can be affected by a simple change in light, please remember that not every pose or shot taken will be selected as part of the final (approx) 20 images unless a certain pose is specified.

The remaining balance for your shoot is due on or before the shoot date.

GIFT VOUCHERS Gift vouchers are available and the full amount payable on ordering. Monetary gift vouchers can be redeemed against photo shoots and photography products. If you wish to cancel your shoot this can be done within 72 hours of the shoot date, your shoot will be re booked for a second and final time agreed by ourselves. Gift Vouchers are valid for 1 year and 1 month from purchase and will not be accepted beyond this date unless a rebooking deems it so.

CANCELLATIONS – If you need to cancel your shoot please do so 72 hours before the shoot date – Your booking fee can then be retained and your photo shoot re booked for a second and final time. If you cancel the shoot after this allocated time then the booking fee for the shoot will be non refundable and future bookings will require a separate booking fee.

AFTER THE SHOOT – Your images are edited  and posted 2nd class post approximately 7 days after your shoot date, unless otherwise mentioned. Images are edited in colour and black & white. Re-prints can be purchased separately through myself.

BABY PACKAGES – Baby packages are a special discounted package – I know how costly babies can be and I also know how important it is to treasure the first moments of their lives. We, as parents seem to take more photographs during that first year than in their whole lives! I appreciate that photo shoots are costly and so decided to offer Mum’s to Be a special rate. The package price is payable upfront and is non-refundable. Shoots will be arranged on a mutually agreeable date – Taking place at approximately – 30-35 weeks of pregnancy, up to one month, up to 4 months, up to 8 months (or sitting), up to 1 year (or walking) and includes a 10 x 8 print of your choice and the CD of images *approx 20 at each session.

**Please note** – The baby package can ONLY be used for photographing the baby and their immediate family (siblings and parents).
**Email Newsletters / Offers**

By booking a photo shoot you are automatically opting in to allow me to send you offers or updates via email unless you state otherwise.  Your email address will not be given to any third party.

Promotional Offers

For discounted Photo Shoots these must be booked and have taken place before the expiry date given and are for a repeat shoot with the same family only. Usual Terms & Conditions apply as above.  The discount is off the stated website price at the time of paying your deposit.  The offer is not exchangeable for cash. If you have received a card the reference number must be supplied at the time of booking, alternatively if an email was received please state this.

For recommendations your family or friend must at the time of contacting me (before paying the deposit) make it clear who has recommended me  – I will in turn contact you (only if you have previously had a photo shoot with me) for your account details and transfer it ONLY once your family / friend has paid the photo shoot deposit and secured their date.

Erin Beck Photography has the right to change the offers above at any given time without written notice