At Hammonds Photography Studio, we aim to be upfront about all terms and conditions surrounding our photo shoot experiences. However, there is one policy that sometimes causes confusion amongst our customers, why studios take a Fully Refundable Booking Deposit.
Why do photographers take a deposit before your session?
In order for your appointment to be the amazing experience you deserve, there's a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes before you even step through the door. The experience also gives you access to amazing photographic resources that truly make it a five star experience. Depending on the type of portrait experience you're visiting the studio for, each session requires a lot of preparation:
We reserve your chosen time in the state of the art photographic studio and the use of the specialist photographic equipment including cameras, lights, backdrops and photographic make up
Your deposit payment secures time with industry professionals who are assigned to your appointment including photographers, make up artists, image consultants and retouchers.
Your deposit not only secure your time in the studio and with professionals, it helps to keep the diary running smoothly for all customers.
When will my deposit be refunded?
Your deposit will be refunded back onto your card once the experience has been completed. Some of our experiences require a return viewing appointment around a week after the photographic session. The deposit will be refunded after the viewing appointment.
Please note, if you place an order with us, you have the option to use the value of your deposit towards your order total. For example, if you place a order with the value of £100 and you paid £30.00 deposit, your order total will be reduced to £70.00.