BOOKING: For all regular sessions a $100 non-fundable session retainer is required to book and hold the date for your session and serves as a cancellation fee. However, the fee can be credited towards a future session. The remaining balance is due on the session date.
For wedding packages, a $250 event retainer is due immediately to book and hold the date of your event and serves as a cancellation fee. Thereafter, the remaining balance is due one (1) week before the date of the wedding
PAYMENT: All retainer fees must be paid immediately, and session and other packages can be paid via money order, certified check, PayPal, cash, Visa, MasterCard or AMEX. If agreed to by Doug Burke Photography for client to pay by check, checks must first clear and any uncleared check will have an additional charge of $35 to cover bank fees plus whatever balance is due must be paid by cash or money order immediately. Please note, check must clear prior to reserving and booking a session date.
CANCELLATION POLICY: For regular sessions, client forfeits their session retainer and the $100 paid to book the session date will act as a cancellation fee. The fee can be credited towards a future session if the client reschedules the appointment by calling 72 hours prior to the date of session and re-booking at an agreeable date and time.
For weddings and events, if for any reason the Client cancels before the wedding date, the Photographer will keep the event retainer fee paid to hold the wedding or event date as a cancellation fee. Cancellation must be made in writing, signed by the contracted parties, and sent via Certified Mail by the United States Post Office. However, if the client requires to change the wedding date, I will do my best to accommodate and no cancellation fee will be charged if the new date is available and within five months of the original event date. Otherwise the new date will be subject to current rates if applicable. If I am not available for the new date, the original contract will be cancelled and subject to the cancellation policy.
If Doug Burke Photography cannot perform this Contract due to fire or other casualty, strike, act of God, or other cause beyond the control of the parties, or due to Photographer’s illness or emergency, then the Photographer shall return the retainer fee to the Client but shall have no further liability with respect to the Contract. This limitation on liability shall also apply if photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera or other media malfunction, lost in the mail, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of the Photographer. In the event Doug Burke Photography fails to perform for any other reason, Doug Burke Photography shall not be liable for any amount more than all monies paid.