We look forward to working with you in capturing love, light and emotion, to carry on for a lifetime and future generations.
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Please note that payment to book your wedding date is not required until first approved by the Studio.
Only when your date is approved, we would inform you and request that you secure it with your deposit which can be made via cash, bank deposit, or Paypal.
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This agreement constitutes an order for commercial photography and / or videography services, including the taking of pictures and / or video as agreed to by both parties: The Studio (Charles Parris Studios Ltd.) and The Client (You). Unless otherwise specified, it is understood that any and all rights to proofs, final or sample prints or video thereof shall remain the property of The Studio and may be used for the Studio’s advertising, web site portfolio, display or other promotional purposes thought proper by The Studio to promote the Studio’s products and services and will not be used for financial gain without your permission and the permission of any property owners / decorators who’s work may be represented therein and is subsequently protected by international copyright law.
2. Some things are just unavoidable
If The Studio cannot perform this Agreement in whole or in part due to a fire or other casualty, acts of God or nature or terror, or other cause beyond the control of the parties or due to Photographer’s illness or injury, then The Studio will return all fees to the Client(s) but shall have no further liability with respect to this Agreement. This limitation on liability shall also apply in the event that photographic / video materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera or computer malfunction, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of The Studio. Client(s) agree that an entire event or production cannot be replicated, reenacted or repeated for the purpose of a re-shoot and limits The Studio’s liability to the amount paid by the Client (typically the deposit) under this contract.
3. Other Photographers / Videographers
It’s very difficult for The Studio to work to its best when there are family and friends who are “helping” to get pictures for you. It is understood and agreed that the bride and groom will be responsible for asking guests to give The Studio the exclusive room and access to shooting portraits and during the ceremony. Of course, during the party it’s impossible to control who’s taking pictures – you’re not expected to ask all your friends to put away their cameras.
4. Maximum & Additional hours
We leave every wedding at 11pm. If you prefer to keep us shooting beyond your this or your specified maximum time for any reason, a $650 p/hr rate will apply. Note: Additional hours will depend on the Studio's availability.
5. The Deposit
If the date of your shoot is important – secure it with a deposit. On signing of this agreement by both parties hereto, The Studio will reserve the time agreed upon and will not make another reservation for the specific time frame. For this reason, all deposits are non-refundable even if the date is changed or if the shoot becomes cancelled for any reason. A deposit of 50% of the estimate provided is due at the signing of this agreement and no photography will take place and no rights are granted until timely payment of the deposit is made.
6. The Fees
The service fee is the total amount due for the photography and / or video coverage you have chosen which covers photography, videography and basic post production. Additional items may include the wedding album, prints and an hourly rate that will apply to all photography and / or videography done beyond the maximum times in the price schedule and all photography done beyond 11pm on the day of your wedding. Other reasonable charges include travel to your wedding (if it’s in another country!) While the deposit must be paid as soon as you’re ready to secure your date, all remaining fees must be paid upon receipt of the wedding essentials package (CDs and proofs).
7. Digital Files
All Wedding Photography is provided as low-resolution digital files with a small but visible watermark. These files are uploaded to the studio’s web site and made available to your guests (at your discretion). The files are also provided to you on a CD or DVD for personal enjoyment. This does not however, entitle you to make prints, sell, or license the digital files. In some cases, you may purchase "reprint rights" as outlined in your invoice, only then are you permitted to make prints for your personal use. Please note that even in such cases, copyright remains with the studio. Note: the main reason we watermark the files is that they are identifiable when uploaded to web sites such as Facebook - so please respect our watermark and do not crop it out.
8. House Rules
If your wedding is at an official location and they have a “no photography policy” that The Studio didn’t know about then we have a problem! The photographer is limited by the guidelines of the ceremony official or reception site management. The Client agrees to accept the technical results of their imposition on the photographer. Negotiation with the officials for moderation of guidelines is The Client’s responsibility.
Copyright remains with The Studio. Except as otherwise specifically provided in writing, all Photographs, Video footage and rights contained therein, including copyright, remain the sole and exclusive properties of The Studio.
We usually come away with photographs of all the key people and most other guests but it’s best to assign someone who’ll be able to point these people out to me. The parties agree to cheerful cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. 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 photographs.
In the event that The Studio or its employee(s) experiences any inappropriate, threatening, hostile, or offensive behaviour from any guest or other person at the wedding or other event (including but not limited to unwelcomed sexual advances and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature) then the following process shall be followed:
- First Offence: A Verbal Warning will be issued to a family member of the client.
- Second Offence : The offending person will be required to leave the wedding or event.
- Third Offence: The Studio will end wedding coverage immediately and leave the event, and The Studio shall be entitled to retain all monies paid. In extreme cases where there is a direct threat to life of the Studio and/or its employee(s), coverage will end immediately and The Studio shall be entitled to retain all monies paid.
The Client assumes full liability for its principles, employees, agents, affiliates, successors and assigns (including without limitation messengers and freelance researchers) for loss, damage or misuse of the Photographs / Video. Client shall indemnify The Studio and it’s photographers and videographers against all claims, liability, damages and expenses incurred by The Studio and it’s photographers and videographers in connection with any third party claim arising out of use of said material hereunder.
13. Model and Property Releases
Usually, wedding photographers will use this contract to secure your permission to make the photographs available for commercial sale. I leave that up to you and we’ll talk about it after you see the shots. If you then wish to sign a model release I can make some images available for sale via stock photography sites. Sale of those images will result in your being paid a “modeling fee” and of course, everlasting fame… [/accordion] [/accordions]