PAULA MCMANUS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY/ELOPEMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
***PLEASE KEEP A SAFE COPY OF THIS FOR YOUR OWN RECORDS.
By booking any wedding services provided by Paula McManus you are in agreement with the Terms and Conditions set out below.
Please make a copy of these for your own records.
The Photographer is responsible for providing the client a photograph service and products as agreed by both parties before the wedding. Coverage always includes bride getting ready right through to call for the meal unless otherwise agreed by both parties before the wedding takes place. The client will pay the photographer the agreed fee subject to the following terms;
PAYMENT AGREEMENTS (1.2)
An initial 25% deposit to secure the wedding date, made payable at time of booking. This is non-refundable or transferrable in the event of cancellation, it being the agreed loss suffered by the photographer due to cancellation.
Final payment after the deposit has been paid is due no later than 3 weeks before the wedding. If the payment has not been paid on the due date a late fee of 10% of overall cost applies. The photographer holds the rights not to show to document the wedding if the remaining payment has not been paid on or before the date that is 3 weeks before the wedding date. Terms and Conditions must be read and agreed before the wedding date otherwise the photographer holds the rights not to attend.
Cancellation less than 8 weeks before the date of the wedding will require payment in full. All cancellations must be in writing. The cancellation conditions above will apply for postponed weddings if the photographer is not able to re-schedule for the new date and time. The fee for postponed weddings is subject to change.
Photo editing period can take anything from 6 to 8 weeks depending on peek seasons. After this time you will get a copy of your wedding photographs online via a private online gallery
PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES 2.2
As part of all Paula McManus wedding options the couple receive all edited images from your wedding day via downloadable gallery. The images will be in full printable JPEG resolution. The amount of images you will receive will depend on each individual wedding and there is no set amount.
The client at any time is unable to view the RAW unedited version of the images taken on the wedding day. The client will receive images after they have been edited. It is the bride and grooms responsibility to keep copies of their wedding photos. Paula keeps copies for up to 6 months after the wedding date. It is not the photographers responsibility to keep copies of the images.
All images will be adjusted for exposure, brightness, contrast and sharpness etc. The photographers judgement regarding these corrections and the number of images put forward to the client shall be deemed correct. The photographer will edit the images to what they feel is an acceptable high standard. Extra retouching, digital manipulation artist finishing and changes from b&w to colour or colour to b&w is available to the client at additional cost. Please note all the images you find on our website to date is exactly what we have sent to the clients and have all been edited to the standard we feel is acceptable.
The entire copyright of the photographs is retained by the photographer at all times throughout the world. Where a disc/usb of photographs has been provided to the bride and groom as part of their wedding collection, these photographs are able to be printed and displayed online for personal use but not commercial use.
The photographer retains the right in all cases to use the photographs in any manner at any given time and in any part of the world for the purposes of advertising or otherwise promoting her work unless otherwise discussed and agreed with the client.
Sneak Peeks and sharing images on social media is part of Paula McManus weddings. If this is something the client is not keen on its important to inform the photographer before the wedding date.
The coverage begins at the brides home or hotel room and finishes when you are called for your meal. Hairdressers and make-up salons are excluded in this. In the morning the photographer will arrive approx. 1 hour prior to the bride leaving for the ceremony. It is not the photographers responsibility to capture hair and make up applications, if the bride would like a particular scene captured it is the brides responsibility to ensure its possible for the photographer to photograph it within the hour before the bride leaves for the service otherwise there is the option to pay for extra morning coverage if this is something the couple feels they would like.
A wedding time form will be provided a few weeks before the date of the wedding to ensure we have all the correct times, addresses and info needed.
For booking involving a church ceremony at certain venues the photographers movements are sometimes restricted by the official in charge and can even be restricted by a booked videographer. Therefor from which the photographer is able to cover the ceremony may not be the photographers choice and the photographer cannot accept responsibility for any obstructed view should this be the case.
Due to the extent of differences in clients preferences it is not the photographers responsibility to take any desired people in photographs. To keep to the timescale of the day and so that the photographer is able to stay true to the documentary style of their work, formal group shots are kept to a bare minimum and the photographer works with immediate family only. Brothers, sisters, their parents and children, the bride and grooms mum and dad and grandparents. Provided there is enough time before the clients are called for their meal the clients are able to use this time to mingle with guests or for more formal line ups again only as long as there is enough time.
It is important for the client to understand that they book the photographer based on their photography work and creative style. It is not possible for the photographer to recreate another photographers work or ideas through selected images by the client.
IMAGE SIZE, COLOUR, STYLE AND COMPOSITION
All image sizes are approximate. The photographer will provide a pleasing colour balance but cannot guarantee exact colour matching. It is sometimes not possible to record on camera or in print the exact colour as seen by the human eye. There is no right to reject on the bases of style or composition. Photography editing styles may be subject to change.
If for any reason the photographer is unable to complete the coverage, the photographer reserves the right to appoint another photographer to attend on his/her behalf to undertake the photography in their place. Another shooter may also be called in to shoot in place of either Paula McManus should something happen that either I am not able to shoot the wedding.
A meal is not required for the photographers but if the client would like to provide a meal it is always appreciated. If a meal is to be provided please ensure photographers are away from the wedding party where possible, ie; at a bar or restaurant. If a meal will not be provided the photographers will allow 1.5 hours during the day set aside to have dinner (usually when the wedding party are having their meal).
Paula McManus Wedding Terms and Conditions for wedding contract must be read and agreed before booking. Terms and Conditions but be read by the couple and by booking by deposit the couple agree to everything outlined on this page.
The wedding date is only secure once Terms and Conditions have been agreed upon, a booking form filled out, and a 25% non-refundable deposit has been paid. The photographer holds the right not to photograph the wedding if any of these mentioned above have not been completed. The photographer also holds the right not to photograph the wedding if the remaining payment has not been paid 3 weeks before the date of the wedding. The photographer also holds the rights not to release any photographs if this is the case.
The photographer agrees to indemnify the client against all expenses, damages, claims and legal costs arising out of any failure by the photographer to obtain any clearances for which he was responsible in respect of third party copyright works, trade marks, designs or other intellectual property. The photographer shall only be responsible for obtaining such clearances if this has been expressly agreed before the day of the wedding. In all other cases the client shall be responsible for obtaining such clearances and will indemnify the photographer against all expenses, damages, claims and legal costs arising out of any failure to obtain such clearances.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
In the unlikely event of photographic or hard drive failure or cancellation of this contract by either party or in any other circumstances, the liability of one party to the other shall be limited to the total original wedding photography value agreed by both parties at time of booking. Neither party shall be liable for indirect or consequential loss.
These terms and conditions are agreed with any booking for Paula McManus’s photography services. T&C’s may be subject to change.