Policies and Disclaimers


If Vanessa Thurgood Photography cannot perform this Contract due to fire or other casualty, strike, act of God, or other cause beyond the control of the parties, or due to Photographer’s illness or emergency, then the Photographer shall return the reservation 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 Photographer. In the event Vanessa Thurgood Photography fails to perform for any other reason, Vanessa Thurgood Photography shall not be liable for any amount in excess of all monies paid.


If you need to cancel your session for any reason, you must provide at least 7 days notice.  You will receive a refund minus your retainer fee.  If you cancel within 3 days of session you will be given a partial refund minus the retainer fee.  If you cancel the day of or do not show up to your appointment you will be charged for the full session.  There will be no charge for a rescheduled session up to two reschedules.


Photos will be given to clients within 15 days (for portrait sessions) and 30 days (for weddings) via shootproof.  If you do not love your photos I will happily retouch or reshoot at no additional charge.  If you are still not in love with your photos, I will provide a refund, minus your retainer fee.

Retainer Fee:

This fee is required to book any session.  It is not refundable for any reason.  This fee is needed to cover my costs to set up your session and/or rent equipment to provide you with the best photos.

Sales Tax:

Sales Tax is applied to all sessions.


I own copyright to all photos. They cannot be altered without permission for any reason.  If you need to have a photo altered please contact me and I will happily retouch your photos.


I do not work on Sundays.  This is to allow me to spend time with my family.

I do not shoot boudoir or similar.

I retain the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.