Wedding Package Terms And Conditions 

  • IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
    • An executed copy of this agreement and a booking fee (50% of the total) are required to secure the photographer’s services for the specified day. The booking fee will be deducted from the total balance. The remaining balance will then be due 30 days before the wedding. In the event that the client fails to pay the remaining balance within 7 days of the wedding date, the photographer may, at their discretion, treat this agreement as if terminated by the client. Upon payment of the booking fee, the photographer will reserve the event date on behalf of the client and reject all other requests for event coverage on that date. Thus, if for any reason the wedding is cancelled or postponed, all monies paid are non-refundable or non-transferable to a new date.

     

  • • To reserve a new date a new booking fee will be required at the current rate.
     

  • • The client may cancel this contract any time after it has been signed by sending written notice to the photographer. If the written notification is received more than 120 days before the date the of the wedding then the photographer will reimburse any monies paid, except for the booking fee.
     

  • • If the written notice of cancellation is received within 120 days of the date of the wedding, then the amount of the remaining balance the photographer is entitled to is as follows:
    0-30 days = 100%, 31-60 days = 75%, 61-90 days = 50%, 90-120 days = 25%, 121+ days = 0%

     

  • • Whilst every reasonable effort will be made to produce and deliver the agreed photographs of the event, the photographer’s entire liability to the client for any claim arising from the photographer’s performance or agents is limited to a refund of the total amount paid for services.
     

  • • In the unlikely event of photographic equipment failure, the limit of liability for a partial loss of originals shall be proportional to the amount of the photographs lost based on the percentage of total number of originals.
     

  • • The primary photographer for the wedding will be Matthew Hibbert of Matt Ryle Photography. In the unlikely circumstance of the photographer being unable to attend the event, liability is limited to a full refund of monies paid. A substitute photographer of high qualifications may be sent to fulfil the obligations of the photographer, but the client has the right to refuse or accept this and may instead terminate this agreement and receive a full refund of all monies paid.
     

  • • CREATIVE LICENCE: The photographer shall be granted creative and artistic license in relation to the choice of
    locations and poses used. Judgement on photographic style and the number of photographs taken and delivered shall be deemed correct. The client acknowledges that they are familiar with the photographer’s portfolio and are requesting services with knowledge of the photographer’s style. The photographer’s work is constantly evolving and the photos may be different from photographs taken by the photographer in the past. The photographer shall use his personal, artistic judgment to create images consistent with his vision of the event, which may be different from the client’s. Accordingly, the client acknowledges that the photographs shall not be subject to rejection on the basis of taste or aesthetic criteria.

     

  • • The photographer will endeavour to take all the photographs agreed. However, because a wedding is an uncontrolled event, the photographer cannot guarantee delivery of any specifically requested image(s), especially if timings or events are altered without our knowledge. Due to changes of the weather and the availability and willingness of subjects the photographer will do their best to honour requested photographs but cannot undertake to guarantee any specific picture nor incorporate any specific background, location or group arrangement.
     

  • • During a wedding the photographer will automatically re-take any photograph where they have seen that someone has blinked, but it is impossible to guarantee this. The more people in the photograph, the more difficult it is to see everyone.
     

  • • 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/digital media the exact colour of materials as seen by the human eye.
     

  • • Any additional editing and/or retouching requested by the client will be subject to an hourly rate of £40 per hour. Retouching includes, but is not limited to, additional skin softening/smoothing, correction of hair/makeup/clothing, swapping a face from one image to another, environmental effects, reflections in glasses, teeth whitening, brightening of eyes, and bodily enhancements.
     

  • • HOUSE RULES: The guidelines of the ceremony official and the reception site management limit the photographer. The client agrees to accept the technical results of their imposition on the photographer. Negotiation with the officials for moderation of guidelines is the client’s responsibility; the Photographer will offer technical recommendations only.

     

  • • EXCLUSIVITY: The photographer shall be the sole professional (still) photographer(s) at the venues specified.
     

  • • DELIVERY: Once a set of high resolution digital files have been delivered, the responsibility to preserve the images passes to the client, and the decision whether the photographer will keep a copy or not will be entirely at the photographer’s discretion.

    • COPYRIGHT: The 1988 Copyright Act assigns the copyright to the photographer. It is contrary to the Act and strictly illegal to copy or allow to be copied, any photographs covered by this contract. The Photographer grants The Client permission to make copies of the images under the conditions that the images taken by the Photographer are for personal use by The Client and their friends and relatives. The Photographer will provide The Client with a print licence as proof of this permission. Sale, Publication or any Commercial use of the photographs is not allowed without prior written permission from The Photographer.
    • MODEL RELEASE: The client hereby grants the photographer the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of the client or in which the client may be included for editorial, trade, advertising or any other purpose and in any manner and/or medium considered standard by the wedding industry. Such mediums/purposes include, but are not limited to: advertising, internet promotion, photographic contests, public displays, photography books, wedding blogs, studio display, sample wedding albums, and any other use thought proper by the photographer and considered standard by the wedding industry.
    • AMENDMENTS: This contract has been freely negotiated and shall be recognised as the entirety of the agreement. Only those changes or modifications specifically placed in writing, attached, dated and signed by the client and the photographer at the time of acceptance of this contract shall be recognised as amendments to this contract.
    • In the event of any dispute regarding this contract, both parties agree to attempt to obtain a conciliation before taking any other action.

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