TERMS & CONDITIONS:  In the following terms & conditions “the Studio” shall mean "Hanson Photography & Videography’. “The client(s)” shall be those persons defined as the person(s) requesting our services.  It is agreed that the following terms set out the total agreement made between the parties and that no variation or modification of this contract shall be effective unless agreed by both parties in writing.
BOOKING: For all events; a non-fundable session retainer is required to book and hold the date for your event and serves as a cancellation fee. However, the fee can be credited towards a future event upon the studio's approval. All remaining balances are due one week prior to event.  For wedding packages; a 10% retainer is due immediately to book and hold the date of your event and also serves as a cancellation fee. The remaining balance is due ten days (10) before the date of the wedding. 
PAYMENT: All sessions and packages (plus taxes) can be paid via cash, check, Visa or MasterCard. If a client pays by check, the check must clear and any uncleared check will have an additional charge of $35 to cover bank fees.  
CANCELLATION POLICY: For weddings and events, if for any reason the Client cancels before the wedding date, our studio will keep any  retainer fee paid to hold the wedding or event date as a cancellation fee. Cancellation must be sent in writing, by mail or e-mail. However, if the client requires to change the wedding date, we will do our best to accommodate the change and no fee will be charged as long as the new date is available and within five months of the original event date.  If we are not available for the new date, the original contract will be cancelled and subject to the cancellation policy.   The Client can use any lost fees towards future event or service as agreed by the Studio.
If Hanson Photography & Videography cannot perform this Contract due to act of God, or other cause beyond the control of the parties, or due to illness or emergency, then we 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 in the event that 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 Studio.