Terms & Conditions
1.Booking Fee (deposit)
The Booking Fee secures the time and services of the Photographer for the wedding and is non refundable or transferable in the event of cancellation, it being the agreed loss suffered by the Photographer due to cancellation. Weddings that must be postponed to a later date will retain the deposit as long as the Photographer can re-schedule for the new date and time but may be subject to a further deposit.
Following payment of the booking fee, the balance of payments must be paid at least 14 days before the wedding date. Proofs/photographs cannot be delivered unless payments due have been paid in full. Payments for additional services/albums are due upon ordering of those items.
The Photographer may display any photographs included in the contract in his/her studio, portfolio, literature, display areas, exhibitions, competitions, advertising, slide shows, magazines and websites unless otherwise agreed by the parties involved.
All image sizes are nominal. 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/sensor the exact colour as seen by the human eye.
The Photographer will retouch, digitally manipulate and finish according to his/her own discretion. Any retouching, digital manipulation or finishing which is requested by the Client(s) may be subject to an extra charge at the discretion of the Photographer.
6. Copyright license (what you can do with cd / dvd of images)
As part of the contract, the client is granted license to reproduce images supplied under the contact for non-commercial use such as but not limited to, unlimited personal printing, construction of photo albums / books, display on social media, electronic transfer (email), for use as public notice (eg wedding announcement in local press)
7. Copyright restrictions (what you can’t do with cd / dvd of images)
The client or a third party on the client’s behalf may not reproduce any image under the contract, for commercial gain. On occasion and with written permission and possible financial compensation, the photographer may grant permission for such use .
8. Artistic License
The Photographer/s shall be granted artistic license 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.
9. Photographers attendance
In the unlikely event of Jim Steele being unable to attend the agreed wedding due to unforeseen circumstances, Little Blue Boat Wedding Photography reserves the right to appoint another photographer to attend your wedding on our behalf to undertake the wedding to the best of his/her ability.
In the unlikely event of a total photographic failure or cancellation of contract by either party 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 of consequential loss.
The client may cancel this contract at any time by giving written notice to the photographer but in doing so shall forfeit any monies already paid. Cancellation less than 14 days before the wedding date will result in payment in full by the client for the agreed package.
11. The Digital files
Digital files remain the property of the photographer. The Photographer will not be solely responsible for the storage and maintenance of the digital files, but will keep them intact and available to the client for at least one year from the date of the wedding.
All reorders shall be treated as an extension of this contract and no responsibility for error will be accepted unless orders are given in writing.
Any complaints should first be raised by the client to the Photographer within 21 days from the receipt of images.