Deposit Fees and Refunds
Nonrefundable deposit of $50 + any add-on studio or prop rental fees are due within 24 hours of booking your session. Remainder of your balance is due 48 hours before your session starts. If you cancel your session for any reason, Crystal Martin Photography keeps the nonrefundable $50 deposit and any add-on studio or prop rental fees paid. If you need to reschedule within 48 hours of your session due to contagious illness, you may do so by calling Crystal (972)786-4141. Please be considerate of the health of others. Rescheduled sessions within 48 hours are not eligible for a refund on the second appointment time. No refunds will occur after 48 hours prior to your session.
Early = On Time
Please be on time to your session, arrive 15 minutes early to adjust wardrobe, park, and find Crystal Martin at your location. Please call Crystal (972)786-4141 if you are running late, so that she knows to wait for you. If you are late to your session, the length from the scheduled start time is not extended.
NO CALL/NO SHOW
If you are more than 30 minutes late to your session without notifying: calling, emailing, or texting, Crystal has permission to leave location and you will not be refunded. A no call/no show may reschedule their missed appointment for an additional $50 + tax fee.
Crystal will edit your session using lightroom or photoshop to ensure the best lighting and quality of your photos. Minor changes in photoshop might be made for artistic purposes such as opening closed eyes when possible, removing minor blemishes or bug bites, liquifying occassionally (making a maternity bump more round in a close up or slimming arms), removing objects that are distracting to the eye and within my ability to remove. All of these edits that Crystal decides to edit for the artistic quality of the photo are included in your session fee. If, once you receive your gallery you have additional photoshop requests, and they are requests I am able to complete, each edit will be charged at $10 per photo.
Harassment, discrimination, threatening, foul language, or any illegal or inappropriate behaviour are not tolerated. If you act in this manner, your session will be canceled or ended immediately.
Some locations have additional fees, please refer to my Locations Webpage for a list of possible locations. Some studios you will need to book online yourself, others require the photographer books with the studio after you have paid this fee with your deposit.
Hair and Makeup: booked separately if you would like to add this on, it adds that extra mile to make mama feel beautiful for her pictures! If you don’t have a stylist, I recommend Joy Peacock – click here to go to her website.
Additional time for sessions with large extended families or newborn sessions are charged at $100 + tax for one additional hour.
Normal editing turn around is 1-2 weeks from the date of your session. For faster editing, pay a rush fee (when available) $60 + tax for editing to be completed within 24 hours.
Crystal Martin may use any photo publicly for marketing purposes on social media, website, or in print advertising. Crystal Martin also maintains the right to profit from her photography in magazines, competitions or other Business related endeavors. Newborns and children’s names will never be shared publicly by Crystal Martin for purposes of privacy and safety. The client also has full copyright to the photos as well for personal use and printing.