Terms & Conditions
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Wedding Photography Terms & Conditions
Session Fees/ Deposit A deposit of £150.00 & signed contract are required to reserve your wedding date and is non-refundable. However, the above stated deposit will be applied to the total cost of your wedding package.
The non-refundable deposit is a fee that retains the photographer’s services for your scheduled session date that the photographer has turned down other work for.
The wedding package total is due ONE MONTH before wedding date. No photography will be fulfilled without payment in full 30 days before the wedding date stated in this contract.
Change of Date or Venue: Doran Photos must be notified immediately of any changes in schedule or location, at least one week prior to scheduled date of event. Notification of any changes can be made by phone along with written notice sent via email for documentation. If an email is sent, a confirmation of receipt must be in writing. It is the client's responsibility to confirm all arrangements at least 7-10 days prior to the event. In the event of change of address or contact information as listed, the client must notify Doran Photos
Exclusive Photographer: Doran Photos shall be the exclusive photographer(s) retained by the client for the purpose of photographing the wedding. Family and friends of the clients and other wedding vendors SHALL NOT interfere with the photographer's duties. Guests will be asked to refrain from taking flash photographs at certain intervals of wedding services to ensure proper exposure of images.
Copyright Information: The photographs produced by Doran Photos are protected and MAY NOT be reproduced, cropped or altered in any manner. Client here by waives any claims of ownership, income, editorial control and the use of the images.
It is a breach of this agreement to not only reproduce or change the images, but to display them on social media networking sites (Facebook.com, Twitter.com, Instagram.com etc…) without crediting Doran Photos If displayed on social networking sites, any photo shared on the internet should be either captioned crediting Doran Photos or tagging Doran Photos in the actual photograph.
Cancellation or Postponement Policy: There shall be NO refund of deposit after 48 hours from the signing of agreement due to the reservation of the photography date. If the event is cancelled within three months of the wedding date, the client shall pay the balance of the contract due to the high probability Doran Photos will not be able to further book that date. Once a balance is paid, it is NON-REFUNDABLE. Any other arrangements shall be discussed between the client and Doran Photos. All arrangements will be put in writing. Cancellation must be in writing even if a phone call was made to inform Doran Photos of the cancellation.
Creative License: Images are edited at the photographer's (Doran Photos) discretion, and delivered images may not include all images shot. The photographers (Doran Photos) reserves the creative right to edit and release only those deemed creditable as professional quality and within the photographer's artistic standards. All images released are high resolution JPEG. RAW files are not released.
Flash Drive Storage: Due to the lack of information about how long flash drives can hold information, Doran Photos recommends clients back up images on another media format other than flash drives, such as an external hard drive. Doran Photos also recommends making multiple copies of the images from the flash drive to insure the images for years to come. Doran Photos cannot be held responsible for the failure of the flash drives due to mishandling. It is the client's responsibility to keep several copies of any flash drive in more than one location and back the images up on another format such as a hard drive.
Archival of Images: After you receive your images, Doran Photos, archives the photos for a total of TWO years. If you lose the copy of the images from your wedding, there is an archival fee of £150 to have a gallery of your images uploaded so you can download the digitals.
Failure to Perform: Due to the limited and subjective nature of the event, Doran Photos cannot be held responsible for photographs not taken or missed, lack of coverage resulting from weather conditions, or schedule complications cause by, but not limited to, anyone in or at the event, or by the church or location restrictions. The photographer is not responsible for the lost photo opportunities due to other cameras or flashes, the lateness of the bride, groom, or other principles, rules and restrictions of venue, or the rendering of decorations of the location. It is acknowledged that any lists submitted to Doran Photos will be used for organisational purposes and in no way represents photography that will be produced. Doran Photos will do its best to fulfil all requests but can make no guarantees all images will be delivered. Clients are responsible for all locations fees and permits.
Force Majeure: If Doran Photos or its assigns cannot perform this agreement due to a fire, casualty, strike or other civil disturbances, Acts of God, including but not limited to road closures, severe traffic, fire, terrorism, other causes beyond the control of the parties, or due to the photographer's illness, then Doran Photos shall return any monies paid by the client, less expenses, but shall have no further liability with respect to the agreement. This limitation of liability shall also apply in the even that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera malfunction, compact flash card malfunction, lost in the mail, or otherwise lost or damaged without the fault on the part of Doran Photos.
Photographer Substitution: In the extremely unlikely event of severe personal illness or other extreme acts of nature beyond the control of Doran Photos which precludes the photographer from performing the duties of coverage Doran Photos will attempt to arrange for a substitute photographer of high qualification, per client approval of said photographer. The client and Doran Photos both assume the risks and dangers of the photographer's travel and if the extremely unlikely event a last-minute Act of Nature or travel disaster occurs while Doran Photos is en route to the event, the photographer will refund the client all monies paid, less the deposit.
Second Photographer: Doran Photos will hire a second photographer, if applicable to client's chosen package and enhancements and the photographer will be of Doran Photo's choosing.
Printing of The Images: The photographer is not responsible for any prints that are not ordered directly through Doran Photos.
Model Release: This contract serves as a model release, giving Doran Photos the irrevocable right to use the photographs in all forms and in all media and in all manners for advertising, trade, promotion, exhibition, or any other lawful purposes. Doran Photos can grant the use of the images to third parties and all compensation for use and credit for the images remain the property of Doran Photos. The client waives any right to inspect or approve the photograph(s), finished version(s) incorporating the photo(s) or the use to which it may be applied, included written copy that may be created and appear in connection therewith. This release is binding on the client and their legal representatives.
Delivery of Products: Client will receive their final high resolution, hand edited JPEG images via an online gallery no later than six weeks following the wedding date. This does not include any requests by client for further edits or enhancements.
Entire Agreement: This agreement contains the entire understanding between Doran Photos and Client. It supersedes all prior agreements between parties. The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by all parties. If the parties want to waive one provision of this agreement, it does not mean that any other provision is also waived. This constitutes an order for one portrait session with Doran Photos.