BOOKING FEE: The booking fee is due on signing this agreement (Booking Fee is 10% of the amount agreed with a maximum of £300), with the balance of the amount agreed due 14 days before the day of the wedding.
COOPERATION: The bride and groom and the Photographers consent to happily cooperate and communicate with each other to achieve the best possible result within the understanding of this contract. I recommend that the wedding photographer(s) be provided with a helper (usually the best man) who will point out key individuals to be photographed. The photographer(s ) may also require the assistance of the best man in organising family groups. The bride and groom also agree to give the photographer(s) 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 wedding like having their photo taken. In such cases the wedding photographer(s) will use his discretion but cannot be held responsible for a lack of photos of these people.
THE SCHEDULE: My shooting schedule, style of working and experience are designed to achieve a great set of wedding photos for the bride and groom, accomplished with good humour and enjoyed by all concerned. Both the bride and groom and the Photographers therefore agree that punctuality and cheerful cooperation are essential to producing outstanding photographic results. In cases where the wedding does not run on time (for example, extreme lateness by the bride arriving to the church, I cannot guarantee to take our normal set of photos although in such circumstances I will do our absolute best to compensate.
PAPARAZZI WEDDING GUESTS: All your guests will have digital cameras and all your guests will want to photograph the bride and groom. In the spirit of cheerful cooperation the bride and groom agree to give the Photographers precedence over your guests in order to take the photographs required for the wedding services described above. I cannot be held liable for a lack of wedding photos if guests taking their own photos of the bride and groom have continually interrupted the photographer’s work.
HOUSE RULES: Note the 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 bride and groom agree to accept the technical limitations that may be imposed on the equipment used. I advise the bride and groom to make themselves aware of the rules of the venue concerned and if necessary negotiate with the personnel concerned.
COPYRIGHT LAW: English Copyright Law states that the copyright of photographs remains with the photographer. The Photographers grant the Bride and Groom permission to make copies of the images under the following conditions. The images taken by the Photographers are for personal use by the bride and groom and their friends and relatives. Selling, Publication or any Commercial use of the photographs is not allowed without prior written permission from the Photographers.
MODEL RELEASE: The Bride and Groom grant the Photographers and its legal representatives, heirs and assigns, the irrevocable and unlimited consent to use the photographs of the bride and groom for editorial, competition, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner, to alter the photographs without restriction; and to copyright the images.
The Bride and groom hereby release the Photographers and its legal representatives, heirs and assigns from all liability and claims in connection with the images.
LIMIT OF LIABILITY: If a photographer is too ill or becomes injured and cannot supply the wedding services specified above the Photographers try to book a replacement wedding photographer, and a replacement photographer cannot be found then liability is limited to a refund of any payments received.
The Photographers have working methods in place to prevent the loss or damage to your images. However, there is the unlikely possibility that images may be lost, stolen or destroyed for reasons in or beyond our 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.
BOOKING FEE/DEPOSIT: In the event of the bride and groom cancelling the wedding for whatever reason the booking fee is non refundable. It will be considered as liquidated damages to the Photographers.