Wedding Photography Terms of Service
A non refundable booking fee of £200 is charged when the client signs the contract, this fee is deducted (in full) from the TOTAL price.
Following payment of the booking fee the remaining balance is due to be paid four weeks prior to the date of your wedding. An invoice will be sent to you at the appropriate time.
All reorders shall be treated as an extension of this contract and no responsibility for errors will be accepted unless orders are given in writing.
Terms and Conditions
1. It is agreed that the terms set out on the booking form is 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.
2. Special Requests/Coverage: The client understands and accepts that the photographic coverage will be as the photographer’s professional expertise determines and that no one photograph will be deemed more important than another. Special requests are not binding instruction, although every effort is made to comply with the client’s wishes.
3. Special requests: Any special requests not notified on this booking form must be made by the client to the photographer in writing.
4. The Photographer: On occasions and without notice it may be necessary for the photographer originally specified to be substituted by another photographer, (e.g. Due to ill health).
5. Images: All image sizes are nominal. The photographer will provide a pleasing colour balance but cannot guarantee exact colour matching owing to anomalous reflectance caused by a combination of certain dyes and materials especially man-made fibres. It is sometimes impossible to record on film or digital media the exact colour as seen by the human eye.
6. Retouching: Basic retouching and artistic finishing of key images is included within the price quoted. However, more complex retouching/digital manipulation is available to the client as an optional extra.
7. Copyright: Any images or copies of images whether stored digitally or otherwise and any computer program including any source or object code, computer files or printed documentation relating to such images are protected by the Copyright and Design Act 1988. It is contrary to the Act to copy or allow to be copied photographically/ electronically or by any other means an image created as part of this contract without the permission of the photographer in writing. Any breaking of seals in the viewing album will presume a breach of copyright.
8. Negatives/Digital Files: Negatives/digital files remain the property of the photographer and may not be sold or given to another photographer to use as their own.
9. Licence: The photographer shall be granted complete artistic licence including in relation to the poses photographed and the locations used. The photographers’ judgement regarding the locations/poses and number of images taken shall be final. Due to the vagaries of the weather and the willingness of subjects it may not be possible to capture all the images requested.
10. Force Majeure or Act of God: The due performance of this contract is subject to alteration or cancellation by either party owing to any cause beyond their control.
11. Previews: Although the photographer will do his best to produce more proofs/preview prints than set out in the brochure/as discussed with the client, there is no guarantee that any particular number of proofs/preview prints will be produced.
12. Display: The client hereby allows the photographer to display any images included in this contract in their studios, portfolios, literature, web site, wedding exhibitions and advertising. No use of the images will be made by the photographer for other commercial reason except with the written permission of the client.
13. Cancellation: The client may cancel this contract at any time by giving written notice to the photographer but in doing so shall forfeit any monies paid. Should the photographer receive cancellation less than six weeks prior to the date of the ceremony, the client shall in addition pay a sum equal to 50% of the contract value. The said sum shall be payable as compensation as an estimate of the loss the photographer would suffer.
14. Limitation of Liability: In the unlikely event of a total photographic failure or cancellation of this contract by either party or in any other circumstance the liability of one party to the other shall be limited to the total value of the contract. Neither party shall be liable for indirect or consequential loss.
15. Complaints: Any complaints should be raised by the client with the photographer, in writing, within 28 days of first becoming aware of the matter to be complained of and in any event within 28 days of receipt of the images.