TERMS & CONDITIONS - WEDDINGS & EVENTS
Supplied digital files remain the copyright property of the photographer - Phil Fitzsimmons, unless otherwise agreed in writing. Upon full payment, the client has the right to store, share, copy and print all images for personal, friends and family use. Occassionally Phil Fitzsimmons may use some photographs from your wedding or event to promote the quality of his work in print, social media, video and website advertising, etc. at any time. If you object to this please indicate in writing/email (contact details at foot of page).
Full payment for services rendered should be made to Phil Fitzsimmons within 30 days after the wedding or event date (cheque, BACS, paypal invoice or cash).
It is not uncommon for weddings or events to go on longer than planned. The photographer is flexible, and will allow an additional one hour for late-running. However, additional overtime fees are £30 per hour. If the event goes longer and the bride or client wishes an extension past one hour, a verbal acknowledgement is sufficient. Should the ceremony or event start late due to any reason whatsoever, Phil Fitzsimmons will not be held liable for any photographs not taken.
In order to ensure I get good pictures, I may do several shots of the same thing using different cameras, poses and lighting. I cannot guarantee a certain number of photos, however, it is expected I will supply approximately 200 to 350 good quality photos per £600 wedding, 200 to 300 photos per £500 wedding, 100 to 200 per £350 wedding and up to 100 images per £200 wedding. All images presented to the client are FINAL SELECTION, any other images will not have passed my quality control and therefore will not be processed or released to the client.
Post production editing of photographs usually takes three to four days after the wedding/event, however, at busy times of year this could take up to 10 days.
I will be providing a mixture of colour and black and white images. I will include minor general touch ups such as removing scars or similar to each photo if required or requested at no extra charge. Major retouching will be charged at £30 per hour extra.
Digital downloadable images from the internet will be available for a 6 month period after the wedding/event date, it is advisable that you back-up your images to your own storage devices or servers after download, for safe keeping into the future. The client shall be solely responsible for keeping their downloaded images, prints or supplied USB memory devices safe.
Due to the vagaries of the weather and the willingness of subjects it may not be possible to capture all the images requested.
Although, as stated in the prices section, I'm prepared to travel to different places in your locality, ie: to take photos at the location of the bride, location of the groom, wedding venue, reception venue, etc. This is entirely dependent on the available time.
IMAGES (Landscape library)
All digital landscape image files remain the copyright property of the photographer - Phil Fitzsimmons, unless otherwise agreed in writing. Upon full payment, the client has the right to store and use the royalty free images in personal or commercial projects ie: print, website, social media, etc., but must not be shared with individuals or companies, or stored in commercial image libraries, or offered for re-sale.
PRE-WEDDING SHOOT LIST
The client may supply actual shooting times with a list of specific photographs, if this is the case, the client will be responsible for, or have someone designated, to identify people of whom specific photographs are desired. The Photographer will not be held accountable for not photographing desired people if there is no one to assist in identifying people or gathering people for group photographs. The Client agrees to set aside a minimum of 30 minutes after the ceremony to obtain the desired group shots, allowing more time for larger groups and a larger number of desired photographs.
ALBUMS / PHOTOBOOKS
Album or photobook prices are a general guide only and subject to manufacturing and material cost variations which Phil Fitzsimmons has no control over. Where an album is included in the agreed price, the photographer’s reserves the right to change this album subject to market availability, to another album of equal value.
The photographer is limited by the guidelines of the ceremony/event official or the reception site management. Also, the photographer will have to follow any government guidance or laws at the time of the wedding, if the wedding or event is cancelled as a result of government restrictions forbidding the event to take place and I have no availability for the new date, any deposit will be refunded.
Travelling expenses may be charged if the wedding or event is outside a 70 mile radius of the SA14 postcode area, this will be agreed/quoted for at booking.
LIMITS OF LIABILITY
In the unlikely event the photographer is injured or becomes too ill to photograph the event and a suitable replacement is not found, responsibility and liability is limited to the return of any payments received.
If digital files have been lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons beyond my control, including but not limited to camera, hard drive, or equipment malfunction, liability is limited to the return of any payments received.
The client may cancel at any time by giving written notice to the photographer (there is no cancellation fee).
Phil Fitzsimmons Photography will store your name and wedding details on a private internal database. These details will not be made available to companies or individuals outside of Phil Fitzsimmons Photography.