Free Engagement Shoot Terms & Conditions

By booking a free engagement shoot with me, you are agreeing to abide by the following terms and conditions.

The Shoot

The shoot will last around 60 minutes.  I suggest we meet up 30 mins before for a coffee/tea just to have a quick chat before we get started.  I aim to keep it as fun, informal and relaxed as possible.

Location of the Shoot

The choice for the location of the shoot, the types of photos undertaken and the post-editing remains with me as the photographer. Chosen locations will be within central London (zones 1 and 2) or other London locations (with prior agreement with you).

Costs for Attending

You are responsible for all costs arising from attending and participating in the shoot, including any for travel, food, drink, accommodation, etc.


The £25 deposit will be refunded to you in full on attendance of the shoot.  Any non attendance or attendance more than 1 hour after the agreed shoot time will see the deposit forfeited to cover the photographer’s time and costs.

The Weather

I like to make a feature of the weather in my shoots, so unless it’s truly awful (i.e. deluge or gales) and is impossible to do so, then I won’t look to cancel the shoot. This is good practice for your wedding day as you can never predict the weather for the day.

What to Wear

I want to capture who you are as a couple, so won’t dictate what you should be wearing for the shoot. Just be mindful that you’ll be looking back on these photos in years to come – so you don’t want something that looks ultra hip now but will look terribly dated when looking back. Also we may walk to a few locations nearby, so think about comfort too. I generally think smart casual works best and bring extra footwear for walking, if necessary.

Bags and valuables

You’ll most probably have bags, coats, etc with you that you’ll not want being included in the shots. Bear in mind the shoots will be in public locations. Therefore, I cannot be held responsible for any losses, theft or damages to you or your property during the shoot. By taking part you are releasing me from all liability and claims in connection with these losses or damages.

I also release you from any legal responsibility for any loss, theft or damages to myself or my property during the shoot.

Cancellation of Shoot

In the rare circumstances I have to cancel your shoot I will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible. Whilst I mill make every effort to reschedule your shoot this will be subject to my availability – and may not always be possible to do so. I will not be liable for any costs arising for you as the result of any cancellation or rescheduling of the shoot. Any deposit paid, where I cancel the shoot, will be refunded to you in full.

If you have to cancel the shoot, for any reason, I would just ask you give me as much notice as possible.  Any cancellation with less than 4 hours notice will not be refunded. In the event of cancellation I cannot guarantee to reschedule you another appointment for a shoot and will be deemed to be a withdrawal from the free engagement shoot offer.

Late Attendance

Any late attendance more than 1 hour after the agreed shoot time will mean the shoot is cancelled, deposit forfeited and no alternative shoot time offered.

Client Satisfaction

These free sessions enable the photographer to freely experiment with techniques and venue.  Therefore no guarantee can be given as to the final client satisfaction and the photographer is not responsible for any costs or financial liability in the rare event clients are not satisfied with the experience or final results.

Photo Usage

The photos from the shoot may be used in my Portfolio as well as being posted across blogs, social media and other mediums (both online and in print) in order to promote and market my photography business.

By agreeing to take part, and receiving a free digital files, you are granting me the irrevocable and unlimited consent to use the photographs of you for these purposes. You also release me from all liability and claims in connection with the images.

I would also respectfully ask you to credit me wherever possible when posting images from your shoot.

Copyright of Images

The copyright of all photographs remains with me as the photographer.

As photographer I grant you permission to make copies of the images under the following conditions.

The images taken by me are for personal use only by you and your friends and relatives. Sale, Publication or any Commercial use of the photographs is not allowed without prior written permission from me.

Personal Injury

Any directions issued to you during a photographic shoot are deemed to be at your own risk. As photographer I cannot be held responsible for any personal accidents or injuries occurring to you during the photographic shoot.

By agreeing to take part you are releasing me from all liability and claims in connection with any injury, damage or loss arising as a result of attending and participating in the shoot.

I also release you from any legal responsibility for any personal injury or accident occurring to me during the shoot.

Contractual Obligation

No contractual agreement exists until the start time of the photographic shoot. Thereby, as photographer I am not legally obliged to provide the shoot or offer images for sale or for free.  By attending and participating in the photographic shoot you are legally consenting to all the terms and conditions laid out in this letter.

By attending and undertaking the shoot, as photographer, I am also legally consenting to these terms.