BOOKING FEE / DEPOSIT
A non-refundable booking fee of £50.00 is due on the signing of this agreement. This fee is deducted (in full) from the total price. This fee is a non-refundable retainer used to reserve your wedding date.
This is a contract for photography services to be provided by Schwann Studios. It contains the entire understanding between the clients and the photographer(s). Please see pages 2 and 3 for all terms and conditions
The client understands and accepts that the photographic coverage will be as the photographer’s professional expertise determines and although care will be taken to produce photographs of all important events during the wedding, Schwann Studios cannot place an unconditional guarantee on the above. Special requests are not binding instruction and any special requests not notified on the booking form must be made by the client to Schwann Studios in writing. Schwann Studios does not hold any responsibility for individuals’ that have failed to be present or to cooperate during photography sessions.
Schwann Studios shall be granted complete artistic license including in relation to the poses photographed and the locations used. The photographer(s)’ judgement regarding the locations/poses and number of images taken shall be final. Due to the vagaries of the weather and the willingness of subjects it may not be possible to capture all the images requested. Schwann Studios will not be held responsible for any ruined photographs due to guests’ (or any other) flashes, or any other ruined photographs due to any other cause in or outside of Schwann Studios control.
The photographer(s) will be limited by the guidelines of the ceremony official or the reception site management. The client agrees to accept the technical results of their imposition on the photographer. Negotiation with the officials for moderation of guidelines is the client’s responsibility.
Schwann Studios cannot guarantee full-colour consistency or exact colour matching on photographs taken during the contracted package.
All photographs taken as part of the contracted package will have a standard amount of retouching to take the photographs to a quality which Schwann Studios considers to be an appropriate image
Schwann Studios will produce as many photographs as possible and will try to meet the expectations of the client however, there is no guarantee that any particular number of images will be produced. Images that have not passed our quality control will not be processed or released to the client, all images presented to the client are the final selection.
Schwann Studios will supply the photographs produced as a result of this contract via digital download files. Schwann Studios strongly advised copying/backup your wedding photographs from this download to a suitable storage device. Schwann Studios is under no obligation to keep copies of your images once released.
The prices of the albums are a general guide only and subject to material and manufacturing cost variations which Schwann Studios have no control over. Schwann Studios reserves the right to change this album subject to market availability, to another album of equal value.
Supplied digital files remain the copyright property of the photographer. Schwann Studios allows the client to share/store/copy/print all images for personal/friends/family use only, subject to no commercial or financial gain.
The client hereby permits Schwann Studios the irrevocable and unrestricted right to display and use any photographs taken included in this contract in any of their portfolios, literature, wedding exhibitions, direct/indirect advertising, website and Internet promotion. No use of the images will be made by Schwann Studios for other commercial reason except with the written permission of the client.
The client may cancel this contract before the wedding ceremony takes place by giving written notice to the photographer but in doing so the deposit will be forfeited. Schwann Studios agrees to refund all additional paid money (less expenditures for which receipts will be provided), to the client.
The due performance of this contract shall be contingent upon alteration or cancellation by either party owing to any cause beyond their control.
LIMIT OF LIABILITY
In the unlikely event that Schwann Studios is unable to perform to the guidelines of this contract due to medical, natural, or other emergencies beyond the control of Schwann Studios, it may be necessary to retain an alternative photographer. If such a situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found, responsibility and liability are limited to the return of all payments received for the contracted package.
In the unlikely event of the client’s digital files being lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons beyond Schwann Studio’s control, including but not limited to hardware malfunction, ##### ’s liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the contracted package. The limit of liability shall not exceed the contract price stated herein. The limit of liability for a partial loss of originals shall be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of a total number of originals. Neither party shall be liable for indirect or consequential loss.
Verbal or physically abusive behaviour will not be tolerated by Schwann Studios. If the client is unable to control the conduct of their guests, resulting in any of their guests damages the equipment of the photographer(s) or is considered to be an unacceptable degree of misconduct, this will result in the early or immediate departure of the photographer(s). In such an event the client understands no refunds will be granted.
Any complaints should be raised in writing by the client with Schwann Studios, 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.
This contract has been freely negotiated and shall be recognised as the entirety of the agreement. Only changes or modifications specifically placed in writing and signed by the client and Schwann Studios shall be recognised as amendments to this contract.