Terms & Conditions
Dates are reserved only when the deposit fee is paid. In the event of the bride and groom cancelling the wedding for whatever reason the booking deposit is non refundable. It will be considered as liquidated damages to Richard Graham Photography.
The remaining balance payment is to be made not later than 30 days prior to the Wedding Ceremony or Christening. Payment for additional album photographs, prints & frames is made after the wedding or christening at the time of ordering.
It is the client’s responsibility to ensure payment for any outstanding balance is paid in full NO LATER THAN FOUR WEEKS prior to the contracted date. Non-receipt of the full balance by the due date will be deemed as cancellation of the contract by the client(s). Failure to pay 30 days before the date of your wedding will be deemed a breach of contract and result in The Photographer not attending your wedding.
Richard Graham Photography shall be granted creative and artistic license in relation to the choice of locations, photographic edits and poses used.
Richard’s judgement on photographic style and the number of photographs taken, shall be deemed correct.
Due to changes in the weather and the availability and willingness of subjects, Richard will do his best to honour requested photographs but does not undertake to guarantee any specific picture nor incorporate any specific background, location or group arrangement.
Image Editing & Manipulation
The Photographer will apply a range of standard image editing techniques to the clients wedding photographs. These include crops, colour and exposure changes.
Image manipulation for reasons of “digital cosmetic surgery” will be charged a rate of £90 per hour or part thereof. This includes but is not limited to tattoo removal, tan line removal, enhancements or reductions to the natural figure.
Wherever possible the photographer will attempt to avoid distractions in the background; however the nature of weddings and wedding photography makes this hard to achieve this 100%. Where this is not possible a charge may be requested for removal of these distractions.
The photographer reserves the right to refuses requests for any photo manipulation where, in the opinion of the photographer, the requests are excessive.
Digital processing takes approximately 8-12 weeks for weddings and 4 weeks for christenings and family portraits.
We reserve the right to use any images taken by us for marketing, advertising, blog, social networking and promotional purposes. The Client hereby grants Richard Graham Photography and its legal representatives and assigns, the unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of the client for editorial, trade, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same.
The client hereby releases Richard Graham Photography and its legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability relating to said photographs. However, discretion is important to us, and we will consider any written request for anonymity, and avoid using any photographs that include children. Further details are available on request.
The 1998 Copyright, Designs, and Patents Act assigns copyright to Richard Graham Photography. However Richard Graham Photography will allow you to make copies of the imagery as per this contract, photographically, electronically, or by any other means, as previous agreed in initial contact documents. Richard Graham Photography retains the right to use any imagery from your wedding for advertising or promotional use unless otherwise stated.
Richard Graham Photography has full Public Liability, and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Any directions issued to clients, their guests or employees during a photographic shoot are deemed to be at said persons own risk. The photographer cannot be held responsible for any personal accidents during a photographic shoot.
If Richard Graham has to cancel this contract for reasons beyond his control, (death, injury, sickness etc.), their liability shall be limited to a full refund of all monies paid.
After a period of 14 days from the date of the booking if you the client, cancels the booking, as compensation for loss of income to Richard Graham Photography, the following charges apply as a percentage of the total remaining fee due. (Number of days before the wedding) 60 days or less – 100% 61- 90 days – 75%. 91-180 days – 50%.
Please note that any alterations made to the booking by The Couples once details have been confirmed may only be made at the discretion of Richard Graham Photography and in some circumstances (such as the change of ceremony date for a wedding booking) Richard Graham Photography may be unable to accommodate these alterations due to a conflict of commitments. Under these circumstances Richard Graham Photography is not liable to compensate The Couples in any way whatsoever.
Should the cancelled wedding turn out to be a postponement, then, subject to Richard’s availability, all money paid may be applied to the new wedding.
Any complaints should be raised by the client with Richard Graham Photography, in writing, within 21 days of first becoming aware of the matter to be complained of and in any event within 21 days of receipt of the images.
This contract may be subject to change.
This contract is correct as of 30th July 2018. * Updated November 28th 2021.