In the following terms & conditions “the photographer” shall mean Lorraine Lazell trading as Astral Photography. “The client(s)” shall be those persons defined as the couple on the booking form. These terms and conditions cannot be varied in any way by the client(s) unless such conditions are expressly agreed by the photographer in writing.
Any images or copies of images whether stored digitally or otherwise and any computer program including any source or object code, computer files or printed documentation relating to such images are protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. It is contrary to the Act to copy or allow to be copied photographically/electronically or by any other means an image created as part of this contract without the permission of The Photographer/s in writing.
Website Display & Promotional Usage
The client(s) hereby allow(s) the photographer to display any photograph covered by this contract and to generally promote the business in advertising, brochures, magazine articles, websites, sample albums etc.
The photographer will aim to keep these photographs safe from any malicious activity but cannot be held liable or accountable for malicious actions carried out by persons other than Astral Photography employees.
Force Majeure or Act of God
The photographer will endeavour to put the client(s) in touch with another photographer in the event they are unable to attend on the wedding date due to any cause beyond their reasonable control e.g. sudden illness, injury, victim of crime, flooding etc. In the event of cancellation by the photographer, or in the very unlikely event of total photographic failure, liability shall be limited to a full refund of any fees paid.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the Laws of England.
The Photographer shall not be liable for indirect loss or third party claims occasioned by delay in completing the work or for any loss to our customers arising from delay in transit. Where work is defective for any reason, including negligence, the photographer's liability (if any) shall be limited to rectifying such defect.
Personal Accident 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.
The Photographer shall be granted artistic licence in relation to the poses photographed, the location used and digital retouching. The Photographers’ judgement regarding the locations, poses and number of photographs taken shall be deemed to be correct.
Photographs and Images
All photograph and image sizes are nominal. The Photographer will provide a pleasing colour balance but cannot guarantee exact colour matching. In the case of part mono/part colour images, the colours used will be subject to the photographer’s artistic interpretation and will be deemed to be correct. All photographs supplied by Astral Photography are produced to the highest standards using the best quality materials and latest processing techniques. However, all photographs will, in time, fade. This is particularly true if they are left in bright sunlight and are not behind glass. Astral Photography cannot accept any responsibility for this gradual image deterioration. All pictures purchased are presumed to have been received in good condition unless the Client notifies Astral Photography in writing of any discrepancy or error within 14 days of receipt.
A non-refundable booking fee is charged when the client agrees this contract, this fee is deducted (in full) from the total price. The booking fee secures the time and services of the photographer for the wedding and is non-refundable or transferable in the event of cancellation.
The remaining balance (minus the booking fee) is due in cleared funds 31 days prior to the date of the wedding day.
Cancellation less than 8
weeks prior to date of the wedding will result in payment in full for the complete photographic coverage booked. Where no package has been specified on the booking form, it will be deemed that the
client(s) have chosen a package to the value of £500.00. The client(s) are hereby advised to take out an appropriate insurance policy to cover any expenses incurred in the event of
cancellation. All cancellations must be in writing. When a wedding has been postponed (rather than cancelled) to a later date the photographer will retain the fee as long as the photographer can
re-schedule for the new date and time. Where the photographer is able to re-book the date with an equivalent booking then the cancellation fee will be reduced to the original booking fee.
Prices All services and/or goods are supplied at the current prices ruling at the time of each individual payment and are subject to change without prior notice. The photographer is not VAT registered so VAT is not quoted (nor is it charged).
The photographer will not refund, nor accept the return of/refusal to pay charges for, any technically acceptable photograph supplied either in print or in electronic format. No exception can be made as we cannot be held responsible for individual tastes or exceptions.
Retouching and artist
finishing is available as an optional extra and the final output and finish of any image that is re-touched will be at the photographer’s discretion.
Storage of Images Original digital images are kept on an active file for three months, after which time the raw images are stored in a secure location (access to these images is solely limited to the photographer). Raw image files will not be deleted unless expressly requested to do so by the client.
Any complaints should first be raised by the client with the photographer in writing within 21 days from the date of receipt of images.
The Photographer reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions without prior notice.