A bride booked me a year ago, I did their e session and they loved the photos. Now, she says the wedding is cancelled and asked if they can have some of their deposit back. To me, if a deposit is refundable on cancellation, then it's not really a deposit. Also, I turned down at least 5 inquires for her date after I signed her. The only selfish reason that I'm thinking about giving her deposit back is that I know she's a college student and I book a lot of brides from that college based on word of mouth. So if I give her her money back, it might lead to future bookings. I also don't want to keep her deposit "on file" because my prices have gone up so if she wants to re-book, I won't honor the old low prices anymore.