Booking and payment policy
A non-refundable retainer fee is required to schedule your photo session. A retainer invoice will be sent and payment of the deposit shall be made via ETF. A final invoice will be sent once the client confirms their definite package, before the final editing/retouching stage.
Cancellations of photo sessions will forfeit the deposit paid for that session.
If BellaShoot needs to cancel due to emergency or force majeure, we will give you a full refund of the deposit or reschedule the session.
Sessions can be rescheduled provided at least 48 hrs notice is given. Notices given with less than 48 hrs of the session date or non attendance will result in the holding deposit being forfeited, and a new deposit will be due for the rescheduled date.
Rescheduling due to inclement weather is up to BellaShoot’s discretion. In these instances, there will be no additional charge to the client.
Under Australian Copyright law, the first owner of copyright is the creator of a work. For freelance commercial photography, this means that copyright is automatically held by the photographer, unless there is an agreement between the photographer and the client that states otherwise.
Copyright owners have a number of exclusive rights. These include the right to publish a photograph for the first time, reproduce the photograph and communicate the photograph to the public in an electronic or on-line form.
Under BellaShoot’s terms, you, the client, are granted with ownership of copyright on all images you purchase from BellaShoot, as long they are reproduced for a private or domestic purpose. Commercial exploitation of the photographs, or use for any other purpose is prohibited without BellaShoot’s permission.
On occasions, BellaShoot may want to use a few images from your photoshoot to create promotional material (portfolio book, brochures, website, etc.). In this case, we’ll contact you to get your approval and authorization before publishing any image.
Copyright in Australia is covered by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)