Terms & Policies


payment POLICIES:

Full payment of remaining total of Birth Story is due by the 36th week of pregnancy. In the unfortunate event the pregnancy results in miscarriage, a full refund of services paid is given, within 30 days. The session fee of 50% of the total is due at the time of booking, and is non-refundable. If session fee is not received, Photographer is relieved of any contractual duty to perform on date and time of session.


Sierra Shawn Photography shall be the only hired photographer for this event. Family members and friends are permitted to take photos. Photographer is not to be held responsible for images missed due to family or friend interference.


Coverage begins when photographer arrives at birth place and continues up to two hours after the birth. Sierra Shawn Photography is on call 24 hours a day starting at the CLIENT’S 38th week of pregnancy until the baby is born. The CLIENT is responsible for contacting Photographer during early stages of labor, immediately before leaving for the hospital/place of birth, and again when the doctor or midwife confirms active labor. Failure to give photographer information on labor symptoms will result in breach of contract and will result in no refunds given. Every reasonable effort will be made to take requested pictures, but no specific pose or photograph can be promised.

Place of birth guidelines:

Photographer is limited by the guidelines of the hospital/place of birth policies. CLIENT agrees to accept the technical results of their imposition on the photographer.


Sierra Shawn Photography retains copyright in all images created and will have the right to make reproductions for portfolio samples, self-promotion, & professional competition. CLIENT agrees to not make copies for sale or authorize any reproductions of the images for commercial use or for photographic competition or display. Once services are paid in full, Sierra Shawn Photography allows the CLIENT to make copies, prints and other reproductions for personal (noncommercial) use and distribution.