Wedding Photography Terms & Conditions

In the following terms & conditions “the photographer” shall mean Chris Wallace trading as Carpe Diem Photography. “The client(s)” shall be those persons defined as bride and groom in the wedding booking. It is agreed that the following terms set out the total agreement made between the parties and that no variation or modification of this contract shall be effective unless agreed by both parties in writing.

Booking Fee / Deposit Payments.

A non-refundable booking fee of £200 for wedding photography or £50 for the photobooth, will secure our services for your day,  the booking fee will be deducted from the cost of the client’s chosen package. Payment in full of the remaining balance will be due at least 1 week prior to the wedding day,  unless agreed on beforehand.

Wedding Arrangements.

The details of the wedding arrangements are to be agreed beforehand in writing (email is acceptable). The Client shall notify the Photographer of any changes to these details in writing. The Photographer/s cannot be held liable for delays or disruption in their delivery of the service until any changes are received, and acknowledged in writing.

Cancellation.

The Client may cancel this contract at any time by giving written notice to The Photographer/s but in doing so shall forfeit any monies paid. Cancellation less than 12 weeks before the wedding will result in the payment in full becoming due. All cancellations must be in writing.

Display.

We will also ask to display your images for advertising purposes, including sample albums. blogs and social media. If for any reason you do not want us to share any photos, please let us know prior to the day.

Retouching.

All images will be adjusted for exposure, brightness, contrast, sharpness, etc The Photographer’s judgement regarding these corrections and the number of images put forward to the Client for preview shall be deemed correct. Retouching, digital manipulation and artist finishing is available to the Client as an option at extra cost.

Prints / Reorders.

All prints and reorders shall be treated as an extension of this contract and no responsibility for error will be accepted unless orders are given in writing.

Copyright.

The copyright Designs and Patents Acts assign the copyright of the images to the photographer. Any images or copies of images whether stored digitally or otherwise and any computer program including any source or object code, computer files or printed documentation relating to such images are protected by the Copyright and Design Act 1988. It is contrary to the Act to copy or allow to be copied photographically/electronically or by any other means an image created as part of this contract without the permission of The Photographer/s in writing. The photos provided will have full printing rights.

Licence.

The Photographer/s shall be granted artistic licence in relation to the poses photographed and the locations used. The Photographers judgement regarding the locations/poses and number of images taken shall be deemed correct. Due to the vagaries of the weather and the willingness of subjects it may not be possible to capture all the images requested.

Act of God.

The due performance of this contract is subject to alteration or cancellation by either party owing to any cause beyond their control. 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.

Attendance.

In the unlikely event of the  we are unable to attend your wedding due to unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to appoint another photographer to attend your wedding on our behalf to undertake the wedding photography to his/her best ability.

Limitation of Liability.

In the unlikely event of a total photographic failure or cancellation of this contract by either party or in any other circumstance the liability of one party to the other shall be limited to the total value of the contract. Neither party shall be liable for indirect or consequential loss.

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.

Requested Photographs

We cannot be held responsible for lack of coverage caused by any member of the wedding party not being on time, or by Church, Register Office or Licensed Place imposing photography restrictions. We will strive to honor all photographs requested and agreed in advance, but cannot be responsible for weather disturbances although all efforts will be taken to provide the agreed coverage. It is recommended that a list of group shots are provided prior to the day. We will not be held responsible for lack of images if they were not detailed in this list.

Albums and prints

Before ordering your album you will be given the opportunity to view the proof, once this has been given approval and ordered there will be no opportunity to cancel or change the order. Album photos must be chosen within 4 months of receiving your photos, otherwise a charge of £150 will apply.

Pre wedding shoots

If your pre-shoot is included in the price of your wedding, you must contact us to arrange within 6 weeks of your wedding day, but this can be anytime.

We will cover a maximum or 30 mins distance from Middlewich, Cheshire, anything further may incur travel costs, to be agreed upon.