Wedding Terms & Conditions:
All services are subject to the following terms and conditions
Price: “Flash Images” reserves the right to make changes to pricing without prior notice. Regardless of any price changes the client will pay the price current at the time of booking. Once the deposit has been received the price is fixed and cannot be changed. Deposit: a £200.00 deposit is required to confirm the booking. Dates are reserved only when this has been paid to ‘ Mark Abrahams’. The deposit is only refundable for a cancellation within the first 14 days of booking after which, the deposit will not be refunded under any circumstances.
The remainder of the payment is due NO LATER THAN 14 DAYS prior to the date of the wedding ceremony. Payment for additional prints. albums, frames or other material must be made at the time of ordering. Failure to pay the balance may result in no photographic coverage of your wedding being presented to you.
The fees include all photography as stated in the booking confirmation details, consultants and other items if applicable, depending on the agreement with the client. All travel expenses are included. If overnight accommodation is required this must be agreed by the client. DVD/CD’s and/or prints and/or albums will only be dispatched on receipt of full payment.
The judgement of the photographic team on photographic style and the number of photographs taken shall be deemed to be correct. Due to changes in the weather and the availability and willingness of the subjects we will endeavor to honor requested photographs but do not undertake to guarantee any specific picture nor incorporate any specific background, location or group arrangement. “Flash Images” reserves the right to delete, destroy or withhold any images, which are believed to be of a low technical or creative quality. “Flash Images” cannot guarantee to photograph the ceremony, if requested due to the unwillingness of the ceremony conductor to have photographs taken during this time.
All the images taken by photographers working on behalf of ‘Flash Images’ are the copyright of the photographer who has undertaken the photographic work. If requested a DVD it will contain full size versions of photographs from your wedding. You may use these images for any use that you see fit, but for personal use only, not commercial, including reproduced prints, and copying the DVD. The copyright will remain at all times with ‘Flash Images’. These images may be used for advertising, display, print, publication, competition entry, stock library photography or any other reason thought proper by ‘ Flash Images’. or the photographer who took the shots. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that their guests are notified that their photograph may be taken, and used in publication, advertisements and any other form of print, or internet display. Exclusivity: Only the photographer/s booked through ‘Flash Images’ shall be the sole (stills) photographer at the venues specified. However, family/friends and guests can take photographs throughout the day. ‘Flash Images’ asks that the bride and groom give a period of their time exclusively to ‘Flash Images’ with no other photographer/videographer present to ensure the highest quality images of yourselves.
In the unlikely event of a total photographic failure, injury or sickness beyond the control of ‘Flash Images’ or the booked photographer, liability shall be limited to a full refund of all monies paid. Your statutory rights will be unaffected. Meals & Refreshments: For our Gold, Platinum and Diamond Packages provision should be made with your venue to provide the photographer with a hot meal during the wedding breakfast (this is not usually taken with your guests as the photographer has important duties to perform during this period).
If ‘Flash Images’ has to cancel for reasons beyond its control, (death, illness, injury etc.) Liability shall be limited to refund all monies paid. If the client makes a cancellation the deposit paid will not be refunded. Should the wedding be postponed, then subject to availabilities of the booked photographer, all monies will be applied to the new date. If ‘Flash Images’ has another booking for that day then all monies paid, excluding deposit will be refunded. ‘ Flash Images’ cannot be held responsible for delays or no coverage due to incorrect information, dates, times or changes that ‘Flash Images’ have not been informed of.
‘Flash Images’ will store your details on an internal database, these details will not be given to any individuals outside ‘ Flash Images’. Should you wish to have your details removed from the database, please advise ‘ Flash Images’ in writing. Occasionally information may be sent to you about products and services of ‘Flash Images’ that may be of interest to you. ‘Flash Images’ Terms & Conditions of Business, a copy of which is attached has been supplied to the Client, apply and are incorporated in the contract between Client and Photographer.
Event Terms & Conditions
Definitions "The Photographer" means "Flash Images".
"The Client" means any person, body of persons, firm or Company with whom the Photographer enters into a contract, verbal or written, for the sale of goods or provision of services by the Photographer.
Acceptance of Terms and Conditions All contracts and transactions between the Photographer and the Client whether made orally or in writing are subject to these terms and conditions which shall be deemed to be incorporated into any contract between the Photographer and all or any of its Clients.
Copyright & Ownership:
In accordance with the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988, the copyright of all images created by the Photographer is owned by the Photographer. Unless the Photographer gives written authorisation, the Client is forbidden by law to copy any images created by the photographer and agrees that all photographic reprints, digital duplications or copies of any type made from images created by the Photographer shall only be carried out by the Photographer. The licence to reproduce such images is granted to the Client on the understanding that all invoices are paid within the Photographer's stated payment terms.
Reproduction rights (if and when granted) are strictly limited to the use specified on the Photographer's invoice and/or quotation. An agreement must be reached with the Photographer before the pictures are used for a different purpose or after the licence to use has expired. The Photographer reserves the right to charge an additional fee if the photographs are used for purposes other than what is shown on the Photographers invoice and/or quotation. If the Client wishes to own the copyright of images created by the Photographer, an additional fee will be paid by the Client to the Photographer for transferring the copyright. This fee will be mutually agreed by both parties. The transfer of copyright will only become applicable after this payment has been made in full. On instances where the Client requests copies from media that they have supplied, all work is undertaken on the assumption that the Client has obtained written permission from the legal copyright holder for copies to be made. The Photographer may contact the copyright holder of the said image to confirm that authorisation to copy the image has been given. The Client agrees to fully indemnify the Photographer in respect of any claims or damages or any costs arising in respect of claims for copyright violation made by a third party. All original negatives, transparencies and digital files created by the Photographer remain the property of the Photographer. The Photographer will ensure that all such materials are stored safely for the Client and make them available for future reproduction in return for the relevant fee. The Photographer reserves the right to make reproductions of images created during assignments for marketing, promotional, competition and editorial purposes.
If a booking is made where the Client is to be paid a commission/pitch fee/stand fee or the Photographer is paid by commission or sales, the Photographer reserves the right to have exclusive photography rights for the assignment. This includes photographs being offered for sale or being given away by any other photographer and also images being uploaded to websites for events participants to download for payment or without charge.
Cancellation Fees / Overruns:
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. For cancellations/postponements due to weather conditions, the Photographer reserves the right to charge his full fee and expenses due to weather conditions on location. In such instances, the Photographer may charge in full for his expenses (e.g. including but not limited to; hire of specialist equipment, vehicles etc), that he may have incurred prior or during the assignment taking place.
For all non-account Clients, payment for all products and services provided by the Photographer must be made upon completion of the assignment. For authorised account holders, payment of the Photographer's invoice must be made within 28 days of the date of that invoice. The Photographer reserves the right to withdraw account facilities and services without notice should the Client fail to pay the Photographer's invoice(s) within 28 days.
Retention of Title:
The Photographer reserves the right to retain all of the Clients materials in her possession until all monies owed to the Photographer have been paid in full. Furthermore, the licence to reproduce images created by the Photographer will also be revoked until payment has been made.
Fees and Expenses:
All prices quoted to the Client apply only to the original job description and specifications given to the Photographer by the Client. The Photographer reserves the right to make additional charges for fees and expenses should these descriptions or specifications differ or change before or during the assignment. Wherever possible, the Photographer shall endeavour to provide an indication of what these additional charges will be.
The Client shall ensure that there is an authorised representative present at the assignment to ensure the correctness of the Photographer's interpretation of the Clients brief. In the event of no Client representation, the Photographer's interpretation of the brief shall be deemed as correct.
Delivery Shortages / Loss:
Damage in Transit or Claims for damage, non-delivery or shortages will not be considered unless notified in writing within seven days of delivery. The Photographer will make reasonable endeavours to ensure that items delivered by a third party are suitably packaged for transit. The Photographer cannot accept liability for loss or damage caused by a third party. For valuable items, the Client should take out suitable insurance cover. Upon written request, the Photographer will provide suitable loss/damage cover for an additional charge. Clients who choose to have items returned to them without loss/damage cover do so at their own risk.
The Photographer acknowledges that in the performances of the services, she may receive information from the Client which is designated by the Client as confidential. Upon request from the Client, the Photographer agrees to keep this information secret and not to disclose such information to other parties except as required by law.
The Client shall be responsible for the behaviour of any persons accompanying them to an assignment. The Photographer reserves the right to terminate any assignment without notice if she deems the Clients behaviour to be unruly or unsafe. In such instances, the Photographer reserves the right to charge the full fees and expenses as described in clause 4 of these Terms and Conditions. The Client will fully reimburse the Photographer or her agents for any loss/damage they cause to property or equipment.
The Client agrees that in all dealings with the Photographer, the Photographer's liability will be limited to the following sums: Public Liability: Limit of indemnity - £1,000.000 Professional Indemnity: Limit of indemnity - £0
Delivery of Products and Services:
The supply of products and services are provided by the Photographer on a best endeavours basis. The Photographer will not be liable for delays that are beyond reasonable control. The Photographer shall use reasonable endeavours to meet agreed deadlines where applicable. The Photographer shall not be liable for any delays in meeting any of her obligations which were due to causes beyond reasonable control including but not limited to; postage/courier/lab delays, war/acts of terrorism, riots, government legislation, industrial action, adverse weather conditions, acts of God, floods, fire, loss or damage in transit etc.
Prices & Terms:
The Photographer reserves the right to amend both Prices and these Terms and Conditions without prior notice.
Short Notice or Rush Services:
The Photographer reserves the right make an additional charge should the Client request a Short Notice or Rush service. This service is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.
Images and /or Data Supplied in Electronic Format For all images/data supplied to the Client in electronic format (including but not limited to electronic mail, CD's/DVD's etc), The Photographer will endeavour to ensure that the data sent is not corrupt and is virus-free by scanning the data with Antivirus software before despatch. The Photographer cannot be held responsible for any damage, disruption and/or loss of any kind that the said media may cause to the Clients computer or data. The Client agrees to take similar steps to ensure that data sent to the Photographer is not corrupt and/or virus-free.
This Agreement shall be subject to and constructed according to English Law and the parties agree to accept the exclusive direction of the Courts of England.