It is my passion and aim to work with you to get the best possible wedding images that you can look back on for the rest of your life and cherish. It is a photographers job to direct you and make you look your best in posed shots, there are things you can also do to get the most out of your wedding photos so help me help you and lets work together on what will be one of the best days of your life.
by booking me as your photographer you are agreeing to this contract. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Am I the Right Wedding Photographer for you?
If you are looking for a non obtrusive wedding photographer who will tell the story of your wedding day through creatively captured and edited images then I might be the one!
Some valuable reading on wedding photography can be found HERE .
The bride and groom will outline broadly what
is required, date and type of coverage. If I don’t meet you before you book me I will always meet you before your day. I always advise meeting once… Please understand there is no need to meet more than once I can not meet all my wedding customers twice or more as I simply would have no spare time and it isn’t necessary…plus you have a wedding to organise you most probably won’t have the time either. You are welcome to contact me at anytime before or after we have met with any questions, I am here to help. Once your date is saved with a deposit I will create a file under your date with your wedding details on.
The bride and groom and the Photographer consent to happily cooperate and communicate with each other to
achieve the best possible result within the understanding of this contract, by booking me as a photographer you are agreeing to this contract If you have any concerns then these must be put forward before you book me. The bride and groom agree to give me
sufficient warning of key events at the wedding help me capture the moment. Please note that not all guests at wedding like having their photo taken. In such cases I will use my discretion but cannot be held responsible for a lack of photos of these people. There are usually natural shots of most people at your wedding. I am here for you, if you want something photographing specifically then just ask me, chances are I already have but please know I am there for you.
My shooting schedule, style of working and experience are designed to achieve a great set of wedding photos for
the bride and groom. Both the bride and groom and I
therefore agree that punctuality 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) we cannot guarantee to take our
normal set of photos although in such circumstances I will do my absolute best to compensate. I do not bother you much during your day but if I ask to borrow you please understand I am doing it at a moment were there is probably a great sunset or fantastic light at that moment. I am a creative person, this is my passion, if i see something that will get you a stunning image I will say.
SNAP HAPPY WEDDING GUESTS:
Your professional wedding photographs will turn out even better if the bride and groom agree to give me 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 my work.
My customers usually want relaxed group shots. The only time group shots can look awkward is when other guests are trying to get the same shot and the result is everyone in the shot looking confused in different directions (see paragraph above)
“we are having an unplugged wedding” This is music to a wedding photographers ears. Personally I find images look fantastic when everyone is engaged in the moment and not looking down at their phones or at you through there phones. In my professional opinion, when I am capturing images of your day and people are sat looking at their phones or there are big iPads and Phones in the background of key moments e.g. when you are saying your vows it can spoil images. It is so much nicer to see people engaging in your day . I have seen some images taken by guests at weddings on their mobiles and I honestly don’t know why you would risk ruining the professional pictures to take a blurry picture on your phone. Having an ‘unplugged wedding’ is entirely up to the couple, some couples may not mind this.
Please DO NOT ask a semi professional photographer or enthusiast/hobby photographer that is a family or guest to shadow me while I am working especially when I take the bride and groom off for photos on their own. This is time for you both to have a break. I swap and change lenses all the time which requires me to move back and forth, when someones is stood right behind or at the side of me they are often unintentionally in the way which means these shots take twice as long . Please put your trust in me. Naturally your guest will still get plenty of picks of the bride and groom without the need to shadow me.
Note that I am 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 (I hardly ever use flash anyway), 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 work with 2 full frame cameras and various lenses, most of which let in a lot of natural light without using flash.
I will take a break usually for around while your guests eat. This is included in the 8/10hours hours coverage. Some venues provide food for me or some customers are kind enough to provide me with a meal however I do not specifically ask for this and quite happy to bring sandwiches or nip out to get some food. This time is for me to go off on my own to check my images and eat and drink. My job is physical and a tired hungry/thirsty photographer is no good to anyone. Don’t worry you will have told me when speeches are so if they are after food I will keep popping back to check everything is on schedule.
COPYRIGHT /Sharing Images
English Copyright Law states that the copyright of photographs remains with the photographer.
The images taken by me are for personal use by the bride and groom and their friends and relatives. I have no problem these being shared online but please give me credit. I will also share images online as this is my work and business. Sharing images helps me promote myself. Please assume your images will be shared. If you have a objections to this, not problem, please consult me before booking me.
Selling, Publication or any Commercial use of the photographs is not allowed without prior permission.
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 I am seriously ill or become injured/ hospitalised and cannot supply the wedding services specified above I have backup reliable photographers who I trust and will try to book a replacement wedding photographer wherever possible, remember it is my name and livelihood at stake so it is in my best interest to provide you with the best alternative service. If this is impossible due to extreme circumstances e.g. (hospitalisation) you will be given a FULL refund.
I have extensive working methods in place to prevent the loss or damage to your images, however, in the very unlikely event that images may be lost, stolen or destroyed for reasons in or beyond my control. In these circumstances you will be given a FULL refund (I know this sounds scary but I would be more worried if you photographer didn’t cover this in their terms) FYI This has never happened to me.
In the event of the bride and groom cancelling the wedding for whatever reason or the venue change the weddings date or the wedding is not going ahead for whatever reason the booking fee /Deposit is non
refundable. It will be considered as liquidated damages to I the Photographer. If your wedding does have to be cancelled please let me know as soon as possible so I can make the date available again. I advice that you get wedding insurance as in the awful event your wedding should not take place. I have even heard of venues having to cancel weddings after you have already paid for most of your suppliers. I along with most of your suppliers will NOT refund your deposit. By paying the deposit you are bound to this contract and conditions.
Many hours,days,weeks go into editing your images, most of my time is spent editing your images. I do basic airbrushing but it is not my style to make people look fake. Please do not ask me to edit you slimmer, I get asked this a lot by brides and some are totally serious. It can be done but to slim you down in hundreds of images would take forever and I believe it to me morally wrong. Trust me when I say the best images come from the people who are the most comfortable in their skin whatever your size. Enjoy your day and I promise you’ll look great. I will try my very best to get wedding images back to you within 6 weeks in spring/ summer months. Although I may share some samples with you before this time. Please understand editing takes time and I work in order of job. Nothing is gained by trying to rush your wedding photographer. Quality work takes a lot of time and please understand I don’t just have your images to work on. As a bride myself I understand you are excited to see you wedding images as I was exactly the same.
Please note your images will be high enough resolution to print on a large scale should you want to make wall art. I recommend Photobox however if you have a trusted printer by all means use them. Please only try and get the high resolution images I send you printed, do not use smaller copies of the original as it changes the file state. I am not held responsible if you upload incorrect quality images or if you choose a printer that does not check the file quality before printing, this is basic standard practice for printers and they will know if the file is suitable for what size you are trying to print. If the printer advises that the file in unsuitable in anyway e.g. for the size you are printing please let me know. I have extensive experience in editing and files for print as I produced catalogues for years. You are welcome to view the print quality of my work when you meet me. With the online Gallery your friends and family can also download high resolution images for print, they can download single images and order prints from the store on the gallery.
I offer two types of books. One is a matted fine art photobook and the other is a mounted fine art album, these are better to be seen in person to appreciate the quality, I usually show these to customers when we meet as it is a perfect opportunity to see how beautiful they are and to view some printed work. There is no pressure to buy a book these are an optional extra, you may decide you want one at a later date. The books are handmade in England. The company only work with photographers but you can view there process here https://www.folioalbums.com
SAVE SAVE SAVE
Your images will be posted to you on a memory stick if you have bought a hardcopy. I strongly advise that you save these images in 3 different places. Computer, hard drive, on-line storage whatever. It is impossible for me to keep all the images I take forever and I usually store them for up to a year. It is your responsibility to make sure you save the images you buy from me.
Thank you for taking the time to read through these points. I know it all sounds very serious, all photographers should have a contract. Don’t panic and If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact me I am happy to answer any questions you may have.