erms & Conditions

1. Cancellation Policy:
Booking fee is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another booking made within 6 months of original date if the Photographer is notified of date change at least 14 days before the session. If a cancellation is made within 14 days of the session booking, session or booking fee are non-refundable or transferable, unless another booking is able to be made to replace cancellation.

2. Copyright:
All images and products are protected under international copyright laws, copyright remains with The Melbourne Portrait Studio and may only be reproduced for personal use.

3. Model Release:
The Melbourne Portrait Studio reserves the right to use any images created for display, promotion, advertising and any other marketing activities. Client has the right to waive the Model Release until portraits or digitals are delivered.

4. Insurance:
The Melbourne Portrait Studio maintains public liability insurance to protect the Client from claims by the property owner for accidental damage the Photographer and staff may cause. Certification of insurance is available on request.

5. Failure to Perform:
If the Photographer cannot perform this agreement due to fire, illness, or any other causes beyond the control of the Photographer then Jude van Daalen Photographer shall return all monies paid, and shall have no further liability with respect to this agreement. This limitation of liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera or memory card malfunction, lost in the mail, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of the Photographer. In the event that The Melbourne Portrait Studio failed to perform for any other reason, The Melbourne Portrait Studio shall not be liable for any amount in excess of the contractual value of the agreement.

6. Payment booking fee:
Your session or booking fee is due when your portrait experience is booked. If the session or booking fee is not paid and your contract is not signed within 2 days of receiving your contract, the date will be released to another client. Direct deposit, cash and credit card payments accepted.

7. Order:
Due to the custom nature we can not accept any changes to the order you have placed with The Melbourne Portrait Studio. Your order is sent directly to our Graphic Arts Studio who will commence work immediately on your order. Therefor all payments are non refundable and can not be cancelled. You can always add to your order. 

Gift Certificate Experience Terms & Conditions

Our special offers are available on our website to allow our customers to purchase an experience with us. We have reduced the pricing of the products in our store to encourage our customers to purchase in their own time including after hours. For this reason these special offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Gift Cards cannot be used to purchase from our online store and cannot be used in the same portrait booking as an online store portrait experience. 

Gift cards are non refundable, are transferable but not redeemable for cash and can be used for products and artwork only. One purchasing session per sitting will be available where all decision makers must be present. Appointments are limited and are subject to availability. Lost or stolen gift cards cannot be replaced or reissued. A non refundable session fee is payable to confirm any sessions with the studio. Only one gift card can be used per session and cannot be used for previous photo-shoots.

The value of your Gift Certificate can be used towards your session fee and artwork. The Melbourne Portrait Studio requires an holding deposit of $100 at the time of securing your session which is returned to you at your Design Consultation and can be used towards artwork and products.

This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, is not redeemable for cash and may only be used as outlined by The Melbourne Portrait Studio.

Minimum investment of $1250 per session is required.


The $99 Giveaway Special:
This offer does not include any photos, prints or products. $99 covers your weekday session fee only.  Minimum investment of $1250 required.

Let’s chat to go over all of the details!
Jude will try to contact you the day after your purchase. If you do not receive a response within 24-48 hours, please email Jude at letting her know you purchased a $99 Session from the Giveaway Special with your name and email used during checkout. You must have a phone consultation with Jude to finalize your session. If you choose not to proceed after phone consultation, your $99 retainer fee will be refunded. There are a limited number of these sessions available and when they are sold out, they will be done. This is good for weekday sessions only. This offer is for new bookings only.

1. Terms
By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, applicable laws and regulations and their compliance. If you disagree with any of the stated terms and conditions, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this site are secured by relevant copyright and trade mark law. We may update these terms at any given time due to any changes in our processes.

2. Use License
Permission is allowed to temporarily download one duplicate of the materials (data or programming) on The Melbourne Portrait Studio’s site for individual and non-business use only. This is the just a permit of license and not an exchange of title, and under this permit you may not:

  • modify or copy the materials;
  • use the materials for any commercial use , or for any public presentation (business or non-business);
  • attempt to decompile or rebuild any product or material contained on The Melbourne Portrait Studio’s site;
  • remove any copyright or other restrictive documentations from the materials; or
  • transfer the materials to someone else or even “mirror” the materials on other server.

This permit might consequently be terminated if you disregard any of these confinements and may be ended by The Melbourne Portrait Studio whenever deemed. After permit termination or when your viewing permit is terminated, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your ownership whether in electronic or printed form.

3. Disclaimer
The materials on The Melbourne Portrait Studio’s site are given “as is”. The Melbourne Portrait Studio makes no guarantees, communicated or suggested, and thus renounces and nullifies every single other warranties, including without impediment, inferred guarantees or states of merchantability, fitness for a specific reason, or non-encroachment of licensed property or other infringement of rights. Further, The Melbourne Portrait Studio does not warrant or make any representations concerning the precision, likely results, or unwavering quality of the utilization of the materials on its Internet site or generally identifying with such materials or on any destinations connected to this website.

4. Site Terms of Use Modifications
The Melbourne Portrait Studio may update these terms of utilization for its website whenever without notification. By utilizing this site you are consenting to be bound by the then current form of these Terms and Conditions of Use.


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