When booking, it is mutually agreed that the following terms form an integral part of the contract and that no variation or modification shall be effective unless accepted by the photographer (Jon Mulkeen) in writing.
A booking fee (25% of the total contract fee) is required when the client signs the contract. Dates are reserved only when the booking fee is paid. This sum will apply towards the contract fee.
The balance of the payment for the services contracted for must be paid no later than 30 days prior to the wedding. Payment for additional photographs and albums is made when these are ordered. Any bank charges incurred due to returned cheques will be debited to the client.
If a booking is cancelled by the client within one working day of the starting time, the photographer reserves the right to charge up to £500 fee for the assignment. If a booking is cancelled within ten working days of the starting time, the photographer may charge 50% of this fee.
Should the cancelled wedding turn out to be a postponement, then at the discretion of the photographer – and subject to availability – monies other than the booking fee may be applied to the new wedding.
Weather and/or delays
Weather permitting, the photographs will be taken as agreed. In the event of inclement weather, the photographer – in co-operation with the client – will make the necessary changes to the schedule and will do his best to produce coverage of the wedding within the time allocated to him. Similarly, when delays occur due to circumstances outside his control, the photographer will stay on beyond the agreed time but reserves the right charge an additional fee for extra time involved.
The photographer will honour requests for specific photographs subject to the following: weather and time permitting; availability and the co-operation of the person(s) concerned. All such requested photographs must form part of the client’s final wedding order.
Although every effort will be made to interpret the client’s wishes, the photographer may not always be able to guarantee specific pictures. The photographer is limited by the guidelines of the ceremony official or reception site management. The photographer also cannot be held responsible for the lack of coverage caused by the bride, bridegroom or other members of the wedding party not being ready on time, nor by restrictions placed on the photographer by officials of the church, registry office or licenced marriage venues.
All electronic images created by the photographer shall remain the property of the photographer, who undertakes to store all such images safely and make them available for future reproduction. Photographic prints will become and remain the property of the client(s). However, the client(s) specifically acknowledge that ownership of prints does not imply ownership of the copyright in the images on them, or any right to reproduce, or authorise the reproduction of, such images.
The copyright of all photographs created by the photographer shall remain the property of the photographer in accordance with the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988. The client(s) shall have no right to reproduce, nor to authorise the reproduction of, by any means whatsoever, any photographs created by the photographer for their own personal financial or promotional gains. The client(s) hereby acknowledges that infringement of the photographer’s copyright is unlawful. Client(s) are well within their rights, however, to produce prints for their own personal use using any digital images supplied. Similarly, client(s) are permitted to share low-res images of their wedding online within personal social circles (i.e. via email, facebook, etc). The photographer accepts no responsibility for the quality and colour reproduced from third party printers of images taken from copyright-free images supplied, due to variations in paper and third-party printing processes and profiles.
Colour matching and sizes
Owing to photochromatic anomalies caused by a combination of certain dyes and materials, especially in man-made fibres, it is sometimes impossible to record on camera the exact colour of materials as perceived by the human eye. When processing images, the photographer will endeavour to achieve a pleasing overall colour balance based on natural flesh tones. It is understood that some colours may not remain consistent throughout a set of photographs owing to variations in lighting conditions. It is also understood that all photographic printing is undertaken within the technical limitations of the process and that colour may not be identical over the whole range within a subject.
The colour balance of prints made at different times or in varying sizes may also be variable. Due to the limitations of computer monitors, it is understood that images may appear differently according to the specification of each monitor and that prints will not match images rendered on any particular computer monitor. Where images are made available for use on a DVD player, reasonable steps are taken to ensure compatibility, but DVD discs may not play on all DVD players, particularly older models. All print and presentation sizes quoted are approximate and subject to the discretion of the photographer.
The list of images required for the album must be supplied to the photographer within three months of the date of the wedding. Failure to do so could result in increased costs for the manufacture of the album. Any such costs after three months will be passed on to the client. The photographer will supply the album and number of pages that has been ordered, subject to any variations that the client may make. Any variations over and above that original order by the client will be charged at the rate current at the time of commission, and will be included in the final account.
The client hereby grants the photographer the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of the client or in which the client may be included, for portfolio, editorial, trade, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same. If you do not wish your photos to be used in such a way, please let the photographer know in advance.