Terms and Conditons *
The booking fee is due upon signing this agreement (Booking fee is £100.00 and will be deducted from the total payment), with the balance of the amount agreed due 14 days before the day of the wedding.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This agreement contains the entire understanding between Thom Walker Photography “The Photos of my Wedding” hereafter “the photographers” and the Bride and Groom.
PRE-WEDDING CONSULTATION: This normally happens at the time of booking. The Bride and Groom will outline broadly what is required and the Photographer will advise on planning, logistics and timings were needed. If required the Bride and Groom are welcome to pop in for an additional chat closer to the time of the wedding (about 2 weeks) to iron out the remaining details. In any case, we will contact you by phone a few days before the wedding to ensure that there have been no last-minute changes.
COOPERATION: The Bride and Groom and the Photographers consent to happily cooperate and communicate with each other to achieve the best possible result within the understanding of this contract. We recommend that the wedding photographer(s) be provided with a helper (usually the best man) who will point out key individuals to be photographed. The Photographer(s) may also require the assistance of the best man in organising family groups. The bride and groom also agree to give the photographer(s) sufficient warning of key events at the wedding to give the photographer(s) time to prepare e.g Bouquet throwing, cutting the cake, speeches etc. Please note that not all guests at weddings like having their photo taken. In such cases the wedding photographer(s) will use his discretion but cannot be held responsible for a lack of photo of these people.
THE SCEHDULE: Our shooting schedule, style of working and experience are designed to achieve a great set of wedding photos for the bride and groom, accomplished with good humour and enjoyed by all concerned. Both the bride and groom and the Photographer(s) therefore agree that punctuality and cheerful cooperation are essential to producing outstanding photographic results. In cases where the wedding does not run on time (for example, extreme lateness by the bride arriving at the church) we cannot guarantee to take our normal set of photos although in such circumstances we will do our absolute best to compensate.
PAPARAZZI WEDDING GUESTS: All your guests will have digital cameras and all your guests will want to photograph the bride and groom. In the spirit of cheerful cooperation, the bride and groom agree to give the photographers precedence over your guests in order to take the photographs required for the wedding services described above. We cannot be held liable for a lack of wedding photos if guests taking their own photos of the bride and groom have continually interrupted the photographer's work.
HOUSE RULES: Note the photographers are sometimes limited by rules imposed by registrars, ministers and venue management as to what can and cannot be done. For example, some ministers insist that no flash photography is allowed, and others will insist that the photographers shoot from a specific location. In such circumstances, the bride and groom agree to accept the technical limitations that may be imposed on the equipment used. We advise the bride and groom to make themselves aware of the rules of the venue concerned and if necessary negotiate with personnel concerned.
COPYRIGHT LAW: English copyright law states that the copyright of photographs remains with the photographer. The photographers grant the bride and groom permission to make copies of the images under the following conditions. The images taken by the photographers are for personal use by the bride and groom and their friends and relatives. Selling, publication or any commercial use of the photographs is not allowed without prior written permission from the photographers.
MODEL RELEASE: The bride and groom grant the photographers and its legal representatives, heirs and assigns, the irrevocable and unlimited consent to use photographs of the bride and groom for editorial, competition, advertising and any other purposes and in any other manner, to alter the photographs without restriction; and to copyright the images. The bride and groom hereby release the photographers and its legal representatives, heirs and assigns from all liability and claims in connection with the images.
LIMIT OF LIABILITY: If a photographer is too ill or becomes injured and cannot supply the wedding services specified above the photographer will try to book a replacement photographer. if the photographer is unable to find a replacement photographer a full refund of any payments received will be given.
The photographers have working methods in place to prevent the loss or damage to your images. However, there is the unlikely possibility that images may be lost, stolen or destroyed for reasons in or beyond our control. In these circumstances liability is limited to the return of fees paid for the service or part thereof according to the percentage of images supplied.
BOOKING FEE/DEPOSIT: In the event of the bride and groom cancelling the wedding for whatever reason the booking fee is non-refundable. It will be considered as liquidated damages to the photographers. Cancellation less than 4 weeks before the wedding will result in the payment in full becoming due. All cancellations must be in writing.