TERMS & CONDITIONS
“The client(s)” shall be those persons defined as bride and groom on the booking form, or client(s) at an event. These terms & conditions cannot be varied in any way by the client(s) unless such conditions are expressly agreed by the photographer in writing.
A non-refundable $500 booking deposit is required to secure the photographer for the date of your wedding. A booking is considered confirmed once your deposit has been received, so we encourage you to make deposit as soon as possible. Payment indicates full acceptance of the terms and conditions. The booking fee will be deducted from the cost of the client’s chosen package when calculating the final balance due.
Payment in full of the remaining balance will be due one calendar month before the wedding day.
It is the client’s responsibility to make sure any payments made reference your booking to avoid confusion. We cannot be held responsible for transfers that have no reference to a booking. To avoid any issues, please read the payment instructions carefully on your invoice.
The Australian statutory copyright laws assign the copyright of the images to the photographer. Please continue reading under Ownership (point 6) below regarding your use of the photos.
The client(s) hereby allow(s) the photographer to display any photograph covered by this contract and to generally promote the business in advertising, brochures, magazine articles, websites, sample albums etc. If you would prefer not to have your images used online or in advertising, please let us know.
License, Coverage and Reproduction:
Photographs taken during the course of the event will be at the discretion of the photographer although every effort will be made to comply with the clients requirements.
The photographer shall be granted artistic license in relation to the photos taken and the locations used. The photographer’s judgement regarding these matters shall be deemed correct.
The photographer shall endeavour to photograph all individuals as requested by the client. We will not take responsibility for someone being left out of a group photo.
At some venues/locations the photographer’s movements are sometimes restricted by the official in charge. The photographer cannot accept responsibility for any obstructed view should this be the case.
Due to a variety of lighting conditions some colours may alter in a series of photos.
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.
All standard wedding packages and additional goods specified on the booking form are supplied at the prices ruling on the date of booking. If the timings and details you specified contradict our inclusions, previous communications and/or quotes, the photographer may need to charge additional costs, as per your new requirements.
Force Majeure: (Things out of my control)
The photographer will endeavour to put the client(s) in touch with another photographer in the event they are unable to attend on the wedding date due to any cause beyond their reasonable control e.g. sudden illness, injury, victim of crime, flooding etc.
In the event of cancellation by the photographer, or in the very unlikely event of total photographic failure, liability shall be limited to a full refund of any fees paid.
Once your photos are received you become the copyright holder of your images, This means that once paid for, you can print, reproduce and distribute your images as you wish. The images belong to you. The photographer reserves the right to use photographs for promotional purposes unless you specifically request this.
Cancellations are not accepted within 21 days of the wedding booking date. This means that the full payment is still payable regardless of the circumstances. Once your full amount is paid one month prior to your wedding booking date, no monies will be refunded. When your wedding booking date is more than 21 days away, the initial deposit fee is transferable to another date, subject to the photographers availability, but is however non-refundable.
If the client(s) has to cancel a booking for any reason, then the the photographer must be notified by phone or email, with said cancellation acknowledged as having been received by the photographer.
On the Day Cover:
The photographer and his agent(s) are the only authorised and official photographer(s) for your wedding day or event.
Any directions issued to clients, their guests or employees during a photographic/video shoot are deemed to be at said persons own risk. The photographer cannot be held responsible for any personal accidents during a photographic shoot.
It is important that you or a member of the bridal party assists the photographer in gathering family members and special guests you wish to include in your photos. You can enjoy the lead up to the ceremony naturally and we will capture those moments unobtrusievely. After the ceremony to the reception, the photographer will direct you to an extent.
If anyone associated with the wedding, including the bride and groom or members of the bridal party, choose to be a passenger in the photographer’s vehicle, the driver/photographer is not liable for any loss or injuries resulting from vehicle accidents. This includes losses to personal possessions left in the vehicle. To be clear, this is at your own risk.
Delivery of your photos:
Your fully edited images will be delivered to you via an online website portal called Pixieset (this online portal allows you to view proofs and purchase your digital photos directly through a secure preview area). Turnaround is approximately 5 – 6 weeks.
If I (Yane Sotiroski, the photographer) cannot complete the wedding photography assignment either in part or in full due to an unforeseen accident and / or injury, resulting from events outside of my control, I (Yane Sotiroski, the photographer) agree to refund all monies paid to me by the client thus far and I have no further liability with respect to these terms and conditions.
The aforementioned disclaimer shall also extend to include and shall also apply, in the event of any equipment malfunction or fault and / or damage caused to the equipment resulting from events outside of my control.
Client/s will agree that an entire wedding cannot be repeated, duplicated or re-enacted for the purposes of re-shooting the event and, as such, it is to be acknowledged by the Client/s that liability to Yane Sotiroski Photography will be strictly limited to any amounts paid thus far, with respect to these Terms and Conditions.
Yane Sotiroski Photography
27 Dampier Terrace – Broome – Western Australia
Phone: 61 8 9192 2442
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