TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Booking Fee/Deposit:
The booking fee of £150 is due on signing this agreement with the balance of the amount agreed due one week before the day of the wedding.
The completion of the booking form is an agreement to these terms. The booking fee and balance can be paid either by card or Bank Transfer.
In the event of the Clients cancelling the wedding for whatever reason the booking fee is non-refundable. It will be considered as liquidated damages to the Photographer.
If the clients wishes to change their wedding date, we will endeavour to assist in this process, if due to other bookings we cannot attend the new date then the booking fee will be considered as liquidated damages to us.
If the wedding cannot go ahead due to a global pandemic and restrictions have been put into place preventing the wedding to take place on the agreed date, then the clients can move their booking fee to another date at no extra charge.
This agreement contains the entire understanding between the Clients and Natural Weddings.
Confirmation: A signed “Contract for Wedding Photography Services” and payment of the booking fee are necessary to confirm the stated wedding services from the Photographer.
Pre-Wedding Consultation: Some of this will normally happen at the time of booking. The Clients will outline broadly what is required and the Photographer will advise on planning, logistics and timings where needed. Then closer to the wedding date, another meeting will be arranged usually by phone or if the couple want to meet up this can be done at our office the week before the wedding to go through the final details.
Our shooting schedule, style of working and experience are designed to achieve a great set of wedding photos for the Clients, accomplished with good humour and enjoyed by all concerned. Both the Clients 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) we cannot guarantee to take our normal set of photos although in such circumstances we will do our absolute best to compensate.
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 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.
The copyright of photographs remains with Natural Weddings. We grant the Clients permission to make copies of the images under the following conditions. The images taken by the Photographer 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.
The Clients grant Natural Weddings and it’s legal representatives, heirs and assigns, the irrevocable and unlimited consent to use the photographs of the Clients for editorial, competition, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner, to alter the photographs without restriction; and to copyright the images. The Clients hereby release the Photographer and its legal representatives, heirs and assigns from all liability and claims in connection with the images. However if the client has any objection to the use of their photographs we would respect this.
The clients will receive all edited imaged from the day in colour and some black and white. An online gallery will be available for the clients if desired and the client will be able to view images from the online gallery. All edited images will be supplied on a USB.
The photobooks we produce are designed in house and ordered via an external company. The photobooks will be made in a Storybook Perfetto Album style or Classico Album style with a selection of the photos from the day, please note not all the images on the USB will NOT be in the photobook. The design and printing of the photobook will be done after clients have received their usb and given us the desired photos they require in their album. A preview of your album will be made available prior going to print. Albums requested 1 year outwith their wedding date will be subject to a surcharge.
Limit of Liability:
If a photographer is too ill, becomes injured or other reasons due to COVID restrictions therefore cannot supply the wedding services specified above the Photographer will try to book a replacement wedding photographer. Under normal circumstances if another photographer is unavailable for the day then liability is limited to a refund of any payments received.
The Photographers have working methods 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 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.
It is up to the Clients discretion whether to provide a meal for the Photographer or not. We ask that that is communicated beforehand so that prior arrangements can be made where necessary.