TERMS & CONDITIONS
In the following terms & conditions “the photographer” shall mean Sydney Contois as Sydney Contois Photography & Videography. “The clients” shall be those persons defined as the persons listed on the form above. These terms & conditions cannot be varied in any way by the clients unless such conditions are expressly agreed by the photographer in writing.
i. The copyright Designs and Patents Acts assign the copyright of the images to the photographer.
i. 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.
i. Photographs taken during the course of the event will be at the discretion of the photographer although every effort will be made to comply with the clients requirements.
ii. Special requests are not binding instruction, although every effort is made to comply with the client's wishes. The Photographer/s will do their best to honour the requested photographs but do not undertake to guarantee any specific picture nor incorporate any specific background, location or group arrangements due to changes in weather an the availability and willingness of subjects.
iii. For a booking involving a church ceremony or at certain venues, the photographer's movements are sometimes restricted by the official in charge. The area from which the photographer is able to cover the ceremony may not be the photographer's choice and the photographer cannot accept responsibility for any obstructed view should this be the case.
iv. Due to a variety of lighting conditions and the limitations of digital sensors, some colours may alter throughout a set of photographs.
v. Although all equipment is checked regularly and reasonable steps are taken to ensure backup equipment is available, the photographer will not be responsible for photographs that are not produced due to technical failure.
i. A non-refundable booking fee of $50.00 for One hour sessions, $100 for 2 Hour + sessions and $500+ for Weddings/Events will confirm your booking, as well as full acceptance of the terms and conditions as published on the photographer's website. The booking fee will be deducted from the cost of the client's chosen package when calculating the final balance due.
ii. Payment in full of the remaining balance will be due the day of service on One Hour Session’s and 30-60 days before scheduled Events & Wedding’s.
iii. Additional goods ordered must be paid for in full at the time of ordering.
iv. Titles to all goods remains with the photographer until paid for in full by the client(s)
i. In the very unlikely events of cancellation by the photographer or of total photographic failure, liability shall be limited to a full refund of any fees paid.
ii. The photographer will endeavour to put the client(s) in touch with another photographer or back up 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, traffic conditions, vehicle breakdown etc.
i. All digital negatives (computer files) remain the property of the photographer. All Sessions/Events include a copy of the edited digital negatives to the client(s) for their own non-commercial use. Photography WILL NOT release any unedited/RAW images unless agreed upon in prior contracts.
ii. Should the digital negative files be lost, damaged of destroyed for the reasons beyond control, the photographers liability shall be limited to a free session of same value and possible partial refund of packaged price up to the deposit depending on circumstances, the deposit is a NON-REFUNDABLE fee. In case of cancellation the deposit can be put towards another scheduled session or refunded as a Gift Certificate to be used towards a session for someone else. Also there shall not be any refund for any goods already received.
The photographer will be the sole professional (still) photographer at the venues specified unless a Back-up Photographer was scheduled and agreed upon or a Second Shooter for Weddings/Events. Second Shooters may be an additional fee. The photographer does ask that no other professional, guest or family member take personal photos during the photo session/wedding/event. The photographer is required a 30 minute lunch break for any session exceeding 4+ hours. A meal is not a requirement, however one would be greatly appreciated for weddings and events meeting a break criteria.
i. 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.
i. If the client(s) should have to cancel a booking the following cancellation fees will become due immediately upon said cancellation:
ii. If a request is made to cancel an individual service, such as photography, videography, or any other bought service, that was included with or supplementary to a particular wedding package, if the cancellation occurs at least 60 days prior to the scheduled event date, any money paid for the cancelled service may be refunded or credited to any outstanding balance upto the Non-Refundable fee. Conversely, if the cancellation occurs within 60 days of the scheduled event date, any money paid for the cancelled service will not be refunded, nor will any money paid for the cancelled service be credited. This is due to the fact that it is highly unlikely for the Photographer to be able to book another Wedding or Event for the time slot reserved.
iii. Cancellation with less than two weeks to go until the wedding date, full price for the complete photographic coverage booked. The client(s) are hereby advised to take out an appropriate insurance policy to cover any expenses incurred in the event of cancellation.
i. The photographer will endeavour to deliver digital files as quickly as possible. However, this could take up to 2-3 weeks during busy periods for one hour sessions and 6-8 weeks for weddings/events.
You’ll receive a share site via e-mail that will include all edited images emailed in full resolution for printing and downloading. If prints are ordered through any other vendor besides the recommended printing company offered through your share site, the photographer is not liable for the quality of prints and/or products produced or sold.