Wedding photography terms & conditions
In the following terms & conditions “the photographer” shall mean David Thorpe trading as David Thorpe Photography. “The client(s)” shall be those persons defined as bride and groom on the booking form. These terms & conditions cannot be varied in any way by the client(s) unless such conditions are expressly agreed by the photographer in writing. By booking with the photographer you agree to the below Terms and Conditions.
The copyright Designs and Patents Acts assign the copyright of the images to the photographer.
The client(s) hereby allow(s) the photographer to display any photograph covered by this contract and to generally promote the business in advertising, brochures, magazine articles, websites, sample albums etc.
3. License, Coverage and Reproduction:
Photographs taken during the course of the event will be at the discretion of the photographer although every effort will be made to comply with the clients requirements.
The photographer shall be granted artistic license in relation to the poses photographed and the locations used. The photographer’s judgement regarding these matters shall be deemed correct.
The photographer shall endeavour to photograph all individuals as requested by the client(s) at some point, but no responsibility will be taken by the photographer on the occasion of leaving somebody out.
For a booking involving a church ceremony or at certain venues, the photographer’s movements are sometimes restricted by the official in charge. The area from which the photographer is able to cover the ceremony may not be the photographer’s choice and the photographer cannot accept responsibility for any obstructed view should this be the case.
Due to a variety of lighting conditions and the limitations of digital sensors, some colours may alter throughout a set of photographs.
Although all equipment is checked regularly and reasonable steps are taken to ensure backup equipment is available, the photographer will not be responsible for photographs that are not produced due to technical failure.
All standard wedding packages and additional goods specified on the booking form are supplied at the prices ruling on the date of booking. Goods not specified on the booking form are supplied at the prices ruling at the time of receipt of the order.
A 20% non-refundable booking fee will confirm and secure your booking, as well as full acceptance of the terms and conditions as published here the photographer’s website. The booking fee will be deducted from the cost of the client’s chosen package when calculating the final balance due. Payment must be paid as cash, cheque or bank transfer, please make cheques payable to “David Thorpe Photography“.
Payment in full of the remaining balance will be due 21 days (3 weeks) before the wedding day. This includes final payments on any payment plans set up with David Thorpe Photography.
Additional goods ordered must be paid for in full at the time of ordering including postage and packaging.
Titles to all goods remains with the photographer until paid for in full by the client(s)
6. Force Majeure:
The photographer will endeavour to put the client(s) in touch with another photographer in the event they are unable to attend on the wedding date due to any cause beyond their reasonable control e.g. sudden illness, injury, victim of crime, flooding etc.
In the event of cancellation by the photographer, or in the very unlikely event of total photographic failure, liability shall be limited to a full refund of any fees paid.
All digital negatives (RAW computer files) remain the property of the photographer. On occasion, the photographer may supply a copy of the edited digital negatives to the client(s) for their own non-commercial use not for resale.
8. Cancellation Fees:
If the client(s) should have to cancel a booking the following cancellation fees will become due immediately upon said cancellation:
Cancellation from the booking date and more than three months to go until the wedding, the 20% booking fee.
Cancellation with less than three months to go until the wedding date, full price for the complete photographic coverage booked. Where no package has been specified on the booking form, it will be deemed that the client(s) have chosen a package to the value of £995.00. The client(s) are hereby advised to take out an appropriate insurance policy to cover any expenses incurred in the event of cancellation.
Where the photographer is able to re-book the date with an equivalent booking then the cancellation fee will be reduced to the booking fee.
9. On The Day & Optional Evening Cover
The photographer is the only authorised and official photographer for your wedding day. The latest the photographer will work to on any wedding day is 11pm. A meal for the photographer must be provided if evening coverage is requested.
10. Optional Pre-Wedding Shoot
The pre-wedding shoot (PWS) is undertaken at a mutually convenient location within a fifty mile radius of St Ives Cambridgeshire, or addition mileage expenses would be payable. Some outside public locations my need permission granted before a shoot can take place. This would be the responsibility of the bride and groom to seek appropriate permissions before the shoot commences.
11. Personal Accident:
Any directions issued to clients, their guests or employees during a photographic shoot are deemed to be at said persons own risk. The photographer cannot be held responsible for any personal accidents during a photographic shoot.
12. Album Delivery:
All wedding albums are collected or posted to the customer at extra cost.
13. Complaints Procedure:
Please address any complaints to David Thorpe Photography by email or writing as per my contact details. I will endeavour to respond to any complaint within 5 working days of receipt.
If you would like a copy of the above terms and conditions please contact me with your request.