Terms & Conditions
Richard Graham Photography Terms & Conditions
It is mutually agreed that the following terms of agreement form an integral part of this contract and that no variation or modification of this contract shall be effective unless accepted by both Richard Graham Photography and the client, in writing.
For weddings a booking fee of £100 is required at the time of booking. Dates are reserved only when this fee is paid.
The remaining balance payment is to be made not later than 28 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 four (4) weeks before the date of your wedding will be deemed a breach of contract and result in The Photographer not attending your wedding.
* Full deposits and any payments will be refunded only if your event or shoot has to be cancelled due to Covid 19 restrictions.
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 £65 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.
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 shall be the sole professional (still) photographer at the venues specified. He does however positively encourage family, friends, and other guests to take photographs throughout the day.
If a videographer is present at your ceremony, they shall NOT supply you with any still images from the day only video footage. Priority in relation to shooting locations and timings will be given to me the photographer in all instances.
ILLNESS / FORCE MAJEURE
In the unlikely event of total photographic failure, injury or sickness beyond Richard Graham’s control, his liability shall be limited to a full refund of all monies paid. Your statutory rights are not affected. Richard Graham Photography has full Public Liability, and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
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 signing the contract, if you the client, cancels the contract, 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%.
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. In this case, the total fees chargeable shall be the fee which applies at that time.
Any complaints should be raised by the client with Richard Graham Photography, in writing, within 28 days of first becoming aware of the matter to be complained of and in any event within 28 days of receipt of the images.
Richard Graham 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 Richard Graham Photography.
By submitting the form I agree I have read and fully understand the schedule and terms of agreement of this Contract shown above and realise that this contract becomes effective immediately. I agree that cancellation rates will apply in case of any cancellation by me.
This contract may be subject to change, any changes will be made in writing and explained before being made.
This contract is correct as of 30th July 2018. * Updated March 30th 2020.