These terms and conditions are valid for all bookings up to 2018.
Coverage will start with bride and groom preparations. Please factor in time for a mock cutting of the cake at the start of our reception if you would like this. Please note: I work alone so the Groom & groomsmen getting ready is dependent on location and timings.
A USB flash drive of high-resolution images, each individually colour corrected. Images will be ready approximately 8-10 weeks after the wedding date. Albums will be started once editing is complete.
SP Photography retain copyright of the images produced, and grant you an exclusive license for personal use. Resale of the images is strictly prohibited. No images may be used for publication without consent, and full credit must accompany any published images including Facebook.
It will be your responsibility to schedule and receive permission to use various locations for photography, including the wedding and reception locations and any other locations used during the day. Many officiants have rules regarding photography within places of worship. SP Photography cannot be held responsible for shots missed due to venue regulations. Ensure that you check with your officiant whether there are any rules regarding photography during the ceremony.
Guests are welcome to take photos. We will request your intervention if a guest is inhibiting our ability to fully document your wedding. We cannot be held responsible for shots missed or compromised due to interference by other wedding guests, or other vendors.
6. Limits of liability.
While every reasonable effort will be made to produce and deliver outstanding photographs of the wedding events, our entire liability to you for any claim or loss arising from our performance is limited to a refund to you of the amount paid for services. Because a wedding is an uncontrolled event, we cannot guarantee delivery of any specifically requested image(s). We cannot be held responsible for missed shots when the schedule runs late, or insufficient time is allocated for photography. Care will be taken by SP Photography to ensure safekeeping of digital files taken at the wedding.
7. Illness or injury.
If we are unable to photograph your wedding due to illness, injury, or other acts of God, we will make every effort to find a replacement photographer.
8. Payment for services.
A non-refundable booking fee of $500 is due at the signing of this Agreement. The booking fee is applied toward your total investment. We will not reserve your wedding date until after receipt of the booking fee. The remaining balance is due one week prior to the wedding date. If this payment is not received one week prior to the scheduled date of the event, we reserve the right not to photograph the event.
10. Reservation of wedding date.
We will reserve your wedding date upon signature of this agreement and receipt of the required booking fee. If you subsequently change the date, and if we are available on that date, a new booking fee will be required to reserve the new date. You may not transfer the retainer to another party, bridal couple or anyone else. There shall be NO refund of the booking fee after the signing of this Agreement.
11. Creative License.
Images are edited at SP Photography’s discretion, and delivered images will not include all images shot. The photographer reserves the creative right to edit and release only those deemed creditable as professional in quality and within the photographer’s artistic standards.
12. Model release.
The CLIENT hereby assigns the SP Photography 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, educational and any other purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same without restriction.
13.Venue and Location Limitations:
SP Photography is limited by the rules and guidelines of the location(s) and site management. The CLIENT agrees to accept the technical results of their imposition on SP Photography. Negotiation with the officials for moderation of guidelines is the CLIENT’s responsibility; SP Photography will offer technical recommendations only.
The CLIENT is responsible for acquiring all permits and necessary permission for all locations on which SP Photography will be performing services.
15. Limit of Liability:
In the unlikely event that Samantha Polatsek from SP Photography is unable to perform to the guidelines of this contract due to an injury, illness, act of God, act of terrorism, or other cause beyond the control of SP Photography, SP Photography will make every effort to secure a replacement. If the situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found, responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the EVENT(S).
In the unlikely event that digital files have been lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons beyond SP Photography control, including but not limited to camera, hard drive, or equipment malfunction, SP Photography liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the EVENT(S). The limit of liability for a partial loss of originals shall be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of total number of originals. SP Photography is not liable for the loss of images beyond the lesser of the final delivery of all products included in the package or one month.
SP Photography is not responsible for compromised coverage due to causes beyond the control of SP Photography including but not limited to obtrusive guests, lateness of the CLIENT or guests, weather conditions, schedule complications, incorrect addresses provided to SP Photography, rendering of decorations, or restrictions of the locations. SP Photography is not responsible for backgrounds or lighting conditions which may negatively impact or restrict the photo or Video coverage. SP Photography is not held liable for missed coverage of any part of the EVENT(S). SP Photography will not be held accountable for failure to deliver images of any individuals or any objects at the EVENT(S).