T's & C's and other useful info.

Preparing for your portrait session.

When it comes to what to wear for your shoot, the most important thing is that your comfortable. Think about the location of your shoot and what might work best there. Some people like to go casual and others like to dress up, it's completely up to you. I would recommend simple patterns or solid colours and something that is flattering to your skin tone. Try to avoid clothes with bold prints and big logos, and also fabrics that crease easily. Bring along something warm in case it gets cold, and also a spare pair of shoes, just incase we're off to the beach or down a muddy path. 

Normally shoots are booked a few weeks in advance and we'll have a chat about where you're wanting to have the photographs done and the kind of look you're going for. So it should give you plenty of time to get your hair or nails done if you want to a possibly plan a couple of outfits.

(You don't have to go out and spend a fortune getting new clothes for your shoot, but it is always a good excuse and don't worry I won't tell anyone.)

Privacy Policy and Payment Information.

This website is facilitated using Wix, full details of their privacy policy and how they handle visitor data can be found here under sections 8, 12 and 13. 

If you choose to sign up to our email updates then your email address shall be used for this purpose only. Your details shall never be sold to or shared with any other companies. 

Any personal details that are kept by Christa Emily Photography will be done so only to provide you the best possible service, posting and delivering items, for communication purpose and to occasionally (very occasionally) send information about upcoming offers. If you do not wish to be contacted in regards to any offers then please do let us know and we will remove you from our secure database.

Payments to Christa Emily Collier can be made via card payment or bank transfer, dependent upon what you are purchasing. All card payments are made securely through this site using Square. No card details are stored in a physical manner. If you wish to pay for your Wedding photography or portrait photography session by card payment this shall be done by sending you an invoice via square which you can then use to make a payment via debit/credit card. Square's privacy policy can be found here.

Booking Policy and Cancellations

For portrait sessions, payment is required upon booking and is non-refundable. You can however reschedule your session if you need to, sometimes people are ill, you might have to work, and sometimes the weather is just awful. If you need to reschedule, or I need to reschedule due to the weather or illness then I will try my best to get everything booked back in as soon as possible. 

The price of your portrait session or wedding photography package is guaranteed at the time of booking. Any extras not included as part of the package will be charged at the current price at time of ordering.

For Weddings, a deposit of £500 or 50% whichever is lower is required on all Wedding Packages. Payment plans are available and must be approved in writing as part of the wedding contract. The remaining balance is required in full no later than 60 days before your wedding ceremony. If you need to cancel your wedding photography contract at any time, you may do so my giving written notice to Christa Emily photography but in doing so shall forfeit any monies paid. Should cancellation be received by Christa Emily Photography less than 16 weeks prior to the date of the ceremony, the client shall in addition pay a sum equal to 50% of the contract value. This sum shall be payable as compensation as an estimate of the loss Christa Emily Photography would suffer.

Full terms of business can be viewed below. Full Booking Forms and contract shall be sent out for Wedding Photography Bookings.


Christa Emily Photography Terms & Conditions of Business

  1. Christa Emily Photography is a trading name of Christa Emily Photography and all and any references to Christa Emily Photography in these terms and conditions shall be in that context. Registered office; 19 Grove Avenue, Lymm, Cheshire WA13 0HF.

  2. The acceptance of the booking outlined in the Wedding Photography Agreement, once completed, is based on agreement by the client of Christa Emily Photography’s standard terms and conditions as stated below and that no variation or modification of this contract shall be effective unless agreed by both parties in writing.

  3. All photographic materials, including but not limited to digital negatives, digital and physical proofs, and previews, shall be the exclusive property of Christa Emily Photography.

  4. The price of the portrait or wedding package is guaranteed at the time of booking. All reprints, enlargements  and extras not included in the package will be at the price current at the time of ordering.

  5. For weddings a deposit of 50% (or as otherwise agreed) is required to be settled at the time of booking. For portrait photography the full session fee is required to be settled at the time of booking.

  6. The client may cancel this contract at any time by giving written notice to Christa Emily Photography but in doing so shall forfeit any monies paid.  Should cancellation be received by Christa Emily Photography less  than 16 weeks prior to the date of the ceremony, the client shall in addition pay a sum equal to 50% of the    contract value.  This said sum shall be payable as compensation as an estimate of the loss Christa Emily Photography would suffer. 

  7.  Colour photography is undertaken within the technical limitations of the process and certain colours may not necessarily be facsimile over the whole range of colours within a subject. Prints made at different times may be variable in colour balance. Please note that some fabrics such as two-tone taffeta/satin react differently in some lighting conditions and can cause the colour of the dresses and fabrics  to change, giving incorrect colour beyond the photographer’s control – please discuss with the photographer if you are in any doubt, as Christa Emily Photography cannot be held responsible for the natural colour deviation which may occur. All image sizes are nominal. The photographer/s will provide a pleasing colour balance but cannot guarantee exact colour matching owing to anomalous reflectance caused by a combination of certain dyes and materials especially man-made fibres. It is sometimes impossible to record on film or digitally the exact colour as seen by the human eye.

  8. The Client is aware that colour dyes and inks used in photography may fade or discolour over time due to the inherent qualities of dyes and inks, and the Client releases Christa Emily Photography from any liability for any claims whatsoever based upon fading or discolouration due to such inherent qualities. Christa Emily    Photography however promises to use all reasonable endeavours to minimise the possibilities of fading or  discolouration over time,including the use of proven, reliable techniques and high quality photographic materials.

  9. Christa Emily Photography shall exercise all reasonable skill, care and diligence in the discharge of their    duties. It is understood, however, that in the event of any unforeseen exceptional circumstances outside the control of the photographer causing loss of photographic record, Christa Emily Photography will only be    responsible for the return of all monies paid to date, although every effort will be made to retake the photographs.

  10.  On occasions and without notice it may be necessary for the photographer originally specified to be substituted by another photographer, (e.g. due to ill health).

  11. Retouching, digital manipulation and artist finishing is available to the client as an optional extra and cannot be assumed to be included as standard.

  12. It is understood that the copyright of all and any photographs belongs to Christa Emily Photography. Any images or copies of images whether stored digitally or otherwise and any computer program including source    or object code, computer files or printed documentation relating to such images are protected by Copyright and Design Act 1988. It is contrary to the Act to copy or allow to be copied photographically/electronically or by any other means an image created as part of this contract without the permission of the photographer/s in    writing.  Any breaking of seals in the viewing of the album will presume a breach of copyright. No photographs    may be copied or reproduced by any means photographic, digitally or otherwise without written permission. Christa Emily Photography shall only make reproductions for the Client, their friends and family, or for   Christa Emily Photography’s portfolio, samples, self-promotions, company documents and website, blog, entry in photographic contests, art exhibitions or editorial use. Christa Emily Photography shall not use the images for other purposes without first obtaining the written permission of the Client.

  13. Digital images provided to the Client will be provided with with a licence to reproduce granting unlimited printing release to the client. This release grants the client permission for printing only and does not include rights of sale.

  14. Christa Emily Photography may agree by prior arrangement to accept pre-payment in instalments PROVIDED it is understood that the money is non refundable in the event of a cancellation, although the amount paid can be used as credit against further photographic services offered by Christa Emily Photography.

  15. For weddings, unless otherwise agreed in writing, Christa Emily Photography shall be the exclusive photographer retained by the Client for the purpose of photographing the wedding. Family and friends of the Client shall be permitted to photograph the wedding as long as they shall not interfere with the Photographer.

  16. For weddings Christa Emily Photography will always endeavour to photograph any pre-agreed shoot list,    however it is understood that it is not always possible to photograph every guest or every detail at a wedding. Furthermore, due to the fluid nature of a wedding day Christa Emily Photography cannot be held responsible    if it is not possible to photograph the shoot list in its entirety due to time constraints, unforeseen circumstances or the unwillingness of people to be photographed. The client understands and accepts that the photographic    coverage will be as the photographer’s professional expertise determines and that no one photograph will be    deemed more important than another. Special requests are not binding instruction, although every effort is made to comply with the client’s wishes. Any special requests not notified on this booking form must be made    by the client to Christa Emily Photography in writing. For portrait and all other types of photography, Andrew    Collier Photography will always endeavour to photograph any pre-agreed shoot list, however it is understood  that it is not always possible to photograph every person or every detail at a portrait session or event. Further    more, due to the fluid nature of photography sessions Christa Emily Photography cannot be held  responsible if it is not possible to photograph the shoot list in its entirety due to time constraints or unforeseen circumstances. Christa Emily Photography shall be granted complete artistic license including in relation to    the poses photographed and the locations used.  The photographer’s judgement regarding the locations/poses and number of images taken shall be final. Due to the vagaries of the weather and the unwillingness of the    subjects it may not be possible to capture all the images requested.

  17. In the unlikely event of photographic failure or cancellation of the contract by either party or in any other circumstance the liability of one party to the other shall be limited to the total value of the contract. Neither party shall be liable for indirect or consequential losses.

  18. Any complaints should be raised by the client with the Christa Emily Photography, in writing, within 28 days of first becoming aware of the matter to be complained of and in any event within 28 days of receipt of the images.