Terms & Conditions

All services provided by Catherine Cattanach Photography are subject to the 2019 NZIPP & AIPA Standard Terms and Conditions of Engagement. It’s a dry read, so here are the key points outlined in a more digestible format. Please click here to read the full document.


Portrait session fee

A $200 session fee (where applicable) is due in full at the time of booking. It includes $150 towards your order. It is non-refundable in the event that you choose not to order any photographs.


Changes and cancellation

You may request to change the agreed time/date of the shoot and transfer the session fee. I will try my best to accommodate you, but if we cannot agree a time suitable to both parties, you forfeit any session fee already paid.

You may cancel a session for any reason with more than 48 hours' notice and the session fee will be refunded.  

If you cancel a session within 48 hours of the session without a request to change the time/date, or if you fail to attend a session, you forfeit any session fee already paid.

In the event of cancellation by me, for any reason, your session fee will be refunded. 


Payment and product delivery

Payment for your order is due within a week of your viewing session, and payments received at the conclusion of the viewing session are eligible for a 5% discount. Production will start only when all payments due have been paid in full. Unpaid accounts will incur late payment fees and collection costs. I will contact you when your prints and products are ready (please allow up to six weeks). Clients are responsible for any delivery charges.



Prices are subject to change without notice. However, when you pay your session fee you lock in the price for your sitting and products, even if advertised prices subsequently rise. Re-orders are available subject to current prices.



Product sizes


Print dimensions are approximate, and may vary slightly depending on what composition suits a particular image best. The dimensions refer to the size of the image: the overall size of matted/framed works will be larger. I have software that allows me to show you how frames will look on your walls at various sizes.



Gift vouchers

Gift vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other voucher or offer. Vouchers are transferable but are not redeemable for cash.



Before any portrait album is produced, I will supply you with an electronic album draft and give you a reasonable opportunity to make any changes within the specifications available. After you accept the electronic album draft, no further changes can be made to the album and the order cannot be cancelled.


Copyright and reproductions

Catherine Cattanach Photography and the client agree to override section 21(3) of the Copyright Act 1994. I retain copyright ownership of all images but grant you a non-exclusive license for personal use of the images you have purchased. This licence comes into effect from the date of full payment for your order. You are welcome to share the photographs with others (including the digital files) and make your own prints, but you may not edit the images or sell them for financial gain (i.e. as stock photography). If you require any more editing of your images, please let me know and I will do that for you. 


Use of photographs

My business is dependent on being able to show my work, so I really appreciate it when clients allow me to share what we created. The default position is that I reserve the right to use all images for self-promotion, which may include (but is not limited to) exhibitions, portfolios, competitions, website, social media, samples, business cards and advertising materials. However, I agree not to use images for the above purposes if you object for any reason. Please make a note on your booking form if you do not want me to use your images in any way (or if you agree to some usages but with conditions).