Chumba Photography Terms and Conditions 2015-v1


The Terms and Conditions listed below are applicable to newborn photography sessions.  By booking a sitting with Chumba Photography Ltd, it is assumed that you agree to these. You will be asked to sign a Terms and Conditions agreement form on the day of your sitting.  If you are not sure of anything, or would like some more information about these T&Cs please ask.

The 1988 Copyright Act assigns copyright to Chumba Photography Ltd. It is contrary to the Act to copy or allow to be copied photographically/electronically or by any other means an images created as part of this arrangement without permission in writing to Chumba Photography Ltd.  Chumba Photography Ltd reserves the right to display images at their discretion.


The relevant session fee is payable in full at the time of booking to secure the appointment.  Payments can be made by bank transfer, cash or cheque payable to Chumba Photography Ltd.  Please note, if paying by cheque your appointment will not be secure until your cheque has cleared.  The sitting fee is non-refundable.  The best time to book a newborn session is before the birth to enable time to be reserved around the due date.  Babies rarely arrive on time, so it is important that Chumba Photography Ltd be contacted immediately after the birth to confirm the actual booking date.

Model Release

The Client recognises that Chumba Photography Ltd may use any of the session images for business promotion, instructional purposes or as work samples, including but not limited to via internet, studio display and promotional material.


If Chumba Photography Ltd has to cancel the appointment, an alternative date will be offered where possible.  Where not possible, Chumba Photography Ltd's liability shall be limited to a full refund of the sitting fee.

At least 5 days notice is required for Client cancellations. An alternative date will be offered where possible, but cannot be guaranteed.

Chumba Photography Ltd completely understands that illnesses can develop suddenly.  For this reason, should a session be cancelled with less than 5 days notice due to sickness, an alternative date will be offered where possible.  Only two cancellations with less than 5 days notice is allowed before the session fee is retained.

Studio Session Details

Chumba Photography Ltd will end the session at their discretion when it is determined that adequate images in terms of quality and quantity have been captured. 

Chumba Photography Ltd will make every effort to comply with requests for specific photos.  Please ensure these are notified in advance of the sitting.  Requests that are felt to be unsafe will be refused.  It may not be possible for all of the images requested or expected to be captured.

No cameras or cell phone cameras are allowed during a session.

Proof Images and Ordering

A password protected, on-line gallery of proof images will be published after the viewing.  The viewing is normally within 2 to 3 weeks of the appointment date. This will contain between 15 and 20 images.   If the total number of images is above or below this estimate, no credit will be given or additional charges applied.

The proofs will have been professionally post-processed i.e. correction of certain elements in an image such as minor physical flaws, (skin blemishes,  dark eye shadows etc). Chumba Photography Ltd is granted total artistic control over the final image.

Typically orders are fulfilled between 2 to 3 weeks from the ordering/viewing session, depending on the products ordered. Chumba Photography Ltd does not accept responsibility for any delays cause by supplier interruptions or the postal service.

Payment for items ordered must be made in full prior to ordering

By placing an order with Chumba Photography Ltd, you are committing to buy the ordered products.

Print Sizes

Depending on print size requested, some cropping of an image may occur. Chumba Photography Ltd will advise the Client if a particular print size ordered is unsuitable for the photograph in question.

Force Majeure

In the unlikely event of total photographic failure, injury or sickness beyond Chumba Photography Ltd's control, our liability shall be limited to a full refund of all monies paid. Your statutory rights are not affected.  Chumba Photography Ltd holds full Public Liability Insurance.

Copyright and Reproduction

The copyright of all images remains with Chumba Photography Ltd.  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) This is a standard condition for Professional Photographers.

In the case of digital purchases, Chumba Photography Ltd cannot be held responsible for the quality of print/products provided by a third party.