Terms & conditions for this wedding photographer
I've tried to keep these as friendly and short as possible so please make sure you read them as they are important to cover both you and I should something bad happen, as unlikely as that will be
General Terms & Conditions:
Payment: Booking date is only secured on receipt of a deposit of 25% of the agreed amount. If the Booking falls within 42 days of the Booking then payment must be received in full. Once the Deposit is paid the Client is liable for the total remaining cost of the Booking, which must be paid at least 42 days before the Booking Date. If the full balance of the Booking sum is not received by the Photographer 42 days prior to the Booking Date the Deposit will be forfeited and the date made available again to book.
Booking Fee/Deposit: In the event of the Clients cancelling the Booking for whatever reason the Deposit is non-refundable and will be considered as liquidated damages.
Copyright Law: The copyright of photographs remains with the Photographer. The Photographer grants the Clients permission to make copies of the images but are for personal use by the Clients and their friends and relatives. Sale, Publication or any Commercial use of the photographs is not allowed without prior written permission from the Photographer.
Post Processing Lead Time: All effort will be made to ensure the Clients receive the finished products within 4-6 weeks of the Commencement Date however this time may elapse in accordance to busier periods of work.
Feedback: A testimonial will be requested after the proposed date; however, you will not be obliged to give one
Cooperation: The Clients and the Photographer consent to happily cooperating and communicating with each other to achieve the best possible result within the understanding of this contract. We recommend that the Photographer be provided with a helper (usually the best man or braids maid) who will point out key individuals to be photographed. The Photographer may also require the assistance of the helper in organising family groups. The Clients also agree to give the Photographer sufficient warning of key events at the wedding to give the Photographer time to prepare e.g. Bouquet throwing, cutting the cake, speeches etc. Please note that not all guests at weddings like having their photo taken. In such cases the Photographer will use their discretion but cannot be held responsible for a lack of photos of these people.
Paparazzi Wedding Guests: All your guests will have digital cameras and all your guests will want to photograph the Clients. In the spirit of cheerful cooperation, the Clients agree to give the Photographer precedence over the guests in order to take the photographs required for the wedding services described above.
House Rules: Please note that Photographers are sometimes limited by rules imposed by registrars, ministers and venue management as to what can and cannot be done. For example, some ministers insist that no flash photography is allowed, and others will insist that the Photographers shoot from a specific location. In such circumstances, the Clients agree to accept the technical limitations that may be imposed on the equipment used. We advise the Clients to make themselves aware of the rules of the venue concerned and if necessary negotiate with the personnel concerned.
Limit of Liability: If the Photographer is too ill or becomes injured and cannot provide the Booking services specified above the Photographer will try to book a replacement photographer on behalf of the Clients. If a replacement Photographer cannot be found then liability is limited to a refund of the payments received. The Photographer has insurance in place to prevent loss or damage to your images. However, there is the unlikely possibility that images may be lost, stolen or destroyed for reasons beyond control. In these circumstances liability is limited to the return of fees paid for the service or part thereof according to the percentage of images supplied.
Additional: The Clients agree to provide a meal for the Photographer if the length of attendance reaches 6 hours or above.