R. Stratton Photography

Booking and Cancellation Policies

Booking Policies

Retainer Fee – All sessions will require a retainer fee to be paid before the shoot is to be considered booked.  Unless otherwise agreed upon, said shoot will not go ahead if retainer fee is not paid.  i.e. The shoot is not considered to be booked.

Balance  – Unless otherwise agreed upon, the balance from the session is to be paid at the session. This can be in the form of Cash, Cheque, E-Transfer, or Credit Card (Master Card / Visa).

Extra Purchases – Purchases that occur after the shoot, will be billed before any extra work is done. This means any extra edits or products purchased will be completed once a new invoice has been generated and paid.

Cancellation Policies

These policies apply to all sessions supplied by R. Stratton Photography and should be considered before booking a shoot.

Retainer Fee – In the event you have to postpone a session, all fees currently paid will be held for when the shoot does take place.  In the event of a cancellation, all fees with exception of your retainer fee will be refunded.  Retainer fees are non-refundable and pay for preliminary preparation and arrangements.

Location / 3rd Party Fees – If R. Stratton Photography has arranged location or any third party services; any retainer fees , deposits, and/or cancellation fees charged to R. Stratton Photography will also be transferred to you.   Please not that this is in addition to any retainer fees from R. Stratton Photography. In the event that you have postponed the shoot, these same cancellation fees or rebooking fees will also be charged to you.


The retainer serves two purposes.  First, it signifies a commitment to the shoot and guarantees your spot in my schedule.  This weeds out many of the "tire kickers". Secondly, once booked, I start planning, asking questions, coming up with locations, inspirations, and/or shot lists.  This is all work that has to be done before the shoot and can be considered consultation. This work does take valuable time and should be treated as such and is therefore, not refundable.


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