General Terms & Conditions
In the following terms & conditions “the photographer” shall mean Brenden King. “The client(s)” shall be those persons defined in the booking form. It is mutually agreed that the following terms of agreement form an integral part of this contract and cannot be varied in any way by the client(s) unless such conditions are expressly agreed by the photographer in writing. By booking with the photographer you agree to the below Terms and Conditions.
- Booking Fee:
1.1 A nonrefundable 50% deposit booking fee is required at the time of booking in order to reserve and secure the appointment unless otherwise confirmed by the photographer. Payment may be paid by cash, check or bank transfer. Please make checks payable to “Brenden H King“. Please note, if paying by check your booking will not be secure until the check has cleared.
2.1 Balances owed for photo shoot appointments must be paid in full before the session commences.
Payment for all extra items ordered must be made at the time of ordering. Prices for prints, digital images, mounts and framing options are available upon request. If paying the full balance owed or additional products by check prints and products will not be made available until the check has cleared!
3.1 All charges and additional goods specified on the booking form are supplied at the prices ruling on the date of booking. Goods not specified on the booking form are supplied at the prices ruling at the time of receipt of the order.
4.1 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.
- License, Coverage, and Reproduction:
5.1 Photographs taken during the course of the session/event will be at the discretion of the photographer although every effort will be made to comply with the client’s requirements.
5.2 The photographer shall be granted artistic license in relation to the poses photographed and the locations used. The photographer’s judgment regarding these matters shall be deemed correct.
5.3 When attending events the photographer shall endeavor to photograph all individuals as requested by the client(s) at some point, but no responsibility will be taken by the photographer on the occasion of leaving somebody out.
5.4 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 event may not be the photographer’s choice and the photographer cannot accept responsibility for any obstructed view should this be the case.
5.5 On location or events due to a variety of uncontrolled lighting conditions and the limitations of digital sensors, some colors may alter throughout a set of photographs.
5.6 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.
- Creative License:
6.1 The photographer shall be granted creative and artistic license in relation to the choice of locations and poses used. The photographer’s judgment on photographic style and the number of photographs taken shall be deemed correct. Some photographs may not be possible due to changes in the weather and the availability and willingness of subjects. The photographer will do his best to honor requested photographs but do not undertake to guarantee any specific picture nor incorporate any specific background, location or group arrangement.
7.1 The 1998 Copyright, Designs, and Patents Act assigns copyright to the photographer unless at the time of booking a release is negotiated. By purchasing images in either print or digitally you are purchasing the right to the image, not the copyright and therefore have no rights to reproduce the image in or on any medium. You may not copy the photographs taken under this contract, or allow copies to be made photographically, electronically, or by any other means. This is a standard condition for professional photographers. See also my full Copyright Notice.
8.1 All digital negatives (computer files) remain the property of the photographer. On occasion, the photographer may supply a copy of the edited digital negatives to the client(s) for their own non-commercial use.
- Force Majeure:
9.1 In the unlikely event of total photographic failure, injury or sickness beyond The photographer’s control, their liability shall be limited to a full refund of all money paid.
10.1 If The photographer must cancel the appointment for reasons beyond their control (death, injury, sickness, etc.), their liability shall be limited to a full refund of all money paid. If the Client cancels the appointment the full Booking Fee will be retained by the photographer.
11.1 With proper notice (more than 7 days) photo shoots may be postponed. Then, subject to the photographer’s availability, all money paid may be applied to the new appointment. In this case, the total fees chargeable shall be the fee which applies at that time. If following the cancellation by the client, a new date cannot be agreed by both parties, the full booking fee will be retained by the photographer.
- Postponement Due To Adverse Weather:
14.1 If the appointment is canceled by the photographer due to adverse weather conditions a new, mutually agreed appointment will be made.
- Personal Accident:
15.1 Any directions issued to clients, their guests or employees during a photographic shoot/event are deemed to be at said persons own risk. The photographer cannot be held responsible for any personal accidents during a photographic shoot.
- Complaints Procedure:
16.1 Please address any complaints to the photographer by email or writing as per my contact details. I will endeavor to respond to any complaint within 3 working days of receipt.