TERMS & CONDITIONS
HOW DO I WORK?
I will capture your day in a story telling style. I’m a ninja with a camera, taking photos of moments and emotions as they happen & unwrap through the day. This will create you’re the perfect story for you to look back on, and means that my work is very relaxed to fit in among your guests and remain discreet. I create and use my own Lightroom presets for photos, please ensure you have viewed my style online and like my tones and colours before you book me! The amount of edited images supplied will range between 450-650 for a full day & 250-400 for a half day.
HOW ARE YOUR IMAGES DELIVERED??
JPEG images are available on a personal online gallery (I pay for a cloud based website called Pic-time) Images on here are free to download & share with all friends and family. On here, you can also purchase prints, albums, canvas/framed prints etc. This can also be a perfect wedding gift, to ask guests to contribute to. If booking ‘the complete story’, all digital images are posted/delivered to you in a wooden, engraved USB box for you to keep – with a few keepsake prints too. I work on a digital basis only, so all images wishing to be printed or have albums made can be done so on your gallery website once completed my end. RAW files will not be sent.
FOOD AND DRINK
If I am with you for a full wedding day, then please can I ask for a hot meal or a tab for a minimum of £20.00 through the day to be able to order my own meal and soft drinks. It can be pretty tiring bouncing around all day & never turning off my cogs scanning for the next image, and by the afternoon I start to flag… so it’s nice to have a little break for an hour or so and scoff some hot grub whilst you guys do… no one likes a hangry photographer.
Your wedding date is confirmed upon receipt of deposit and will always be confirmed over email and an invoice is sent. I will hold a date for 2 weeks in my diary before a deposit, after this the date is back open for other bookings.
I am the sole professional photographer on the day (unless a second shooter has been booked) and friends and family are encouraged to take lots of photographs, but please ensure I can always set up in the position I need to be in. From experience, Uncle Frank & his jazzy camera can be a little off putting – especially during the main moments. Please be aware that some churches or venues they will not allow photographers at the front and the use of flash can be prohibited. Please check their policy prior to the ceremony beforehand.
My liability in respect of this booking shall be limited to damages of an equal amount to the total price paid by the customer. Neither party shall be liable for any breach of its obligations resulting for causes beyond its reasonable control, which may include acts of god, fire, natural disaster, war and weather. Under the Consumer Rights Act, which superseded the Supply of Goods and Services Act on 1 October 2015, your photographs will be supplied with reasonable care and skill.
Travel within a 40 mile radius of my home address (Nr Sleaford, Lincolnshire) is included. I photograph across the whole UK , if your venue is further than 40 miles, please be aware a 50p a mile fee is added to the final payment. If your venue is further than a 2 hour drive, I will travel the night before so accommodation will also be required. For destination weddings, lets chat – as these can vary dependant on flights, locations etc.
The final payment of the balance should be completed no later than 3 calendar months before the wedding date. This date will be on your invoice. If you wish to pay in instalments, please speak to me as it will need to be in the same tax year.
IMAGE DELIVERY TIMESCALES
A sneak peek of your day will be posted within a few days of your wedding on Instagram / facebook. I will also add a selection of images to your online gallery for you to download and use swell. Images will then be delivered to you within 6 weeks but at peak times during summer wedding season this can increase to 8 weeks.
If I was to cancel this booking for reasons beyond my control (for instance- death, injury, pregnancy or sickness) liability shall be limited to the amount of monies paid, and I will always endeavour to find you an alternative photographer – either to associate shoot under my brand (meaning I shall still edit your photos) or to pass to completely. The booking deposit is non- refundable, and if within 90 days of the wedding a cancellation is made, 50% of the final amount owed must be paid. If you wish to change the date of your booking then all money can be transferred to a new date subject to my availability. Please be aware extra charges occur if date is in the future.
PRE WEDDING MEETING
If you have booked ‘The complete story’ then included is to meet for a coffee and take some pre wedding photos. This is an ideal time for us to get to know each other. Here, I will need to steal you for a 10/15 minute wander, to capture you being yourselves, perhaps a little bit silly, and get used to having me stalking you with my camera. This is either done at my home location or a nearby outdoor area, or if you wish to choose a different or sentimental location then please let me know (extra charges may occur for travel / time). No discount is given if these photos are not required. At this point I will also write a timeline for your day, so please ensure you know the logistics for the day, your suppliers information, ceremony times etc.
I will often use your photos for my social media, marketing and website, this is my only marketing tool as I don’t attend wedding fairs, so if you have any privacy requests or certain people whose images I cannot use then please let me know in advance. If faces cannot be shared, I will use images showing details, flowers, location and more discreet images to display.
STORAGE OF YOUR PHOTOGRPHS
Your photographs are copied to an external hard drive as soon as I arrive home from the wedding. Once edited, images are kept my end for 12 months. In ‘The complete story’ a copy of all your edited images will be transferred to your USB stick and posted to you. The images shared on your gallery will expire after 12 months as well. Once delivered, these photos are then yours to do as you wish and are your responsibility. I suggest you copy all the photos to your hard drive or another data storage system. USB boxes can be purchased for £60 each if you wish to give family and friends a copy or to purchase one for a shorter package booking.
POSING & GROUP SHOTS
Most peoples greatest fear – posed photos! Remember you have booked me because you want informal, relaxed photos. I often take couples away for 15 minutes for some alone time, asking you to walk hand in hand, make each other laugh, swirl in your dress, look at each other like you really, really love them…. just be yourselves away from your guests. Group shots are also wonderful, we need them to form memories of our wedding day (plus Grandma always wants one for her wall). However they do take a lot of time away from your guests, and drag people away from the fun (and drinks) so please do keep these to a minimum and lets not spend more than 20 minutes on this part of your day.
MOST OF ALL…
It’s my job to run around all day capturing your wedding story. So make sure you spend your day with the people you love, having the absolute time of your life XOXO