Terms and Conditions - Family

  1. This agreement contains the entire understanding between James Geen Photography and the Client. It supersedes all prior and simultaneous agreements between the parties. Only those changes or modifications specifically placed in writing, attached, dated and signed by the Clients and James Geen Photography at the time of acceptance of this contract shall be recognised as amendments to this contract.
  2. Upon receipt of the deposit, James Geen Photography will reserve the time and date agreed upon, and will not make other reservations for that time and date. For this reason, the Reservation deposit of 50% of the coverage is non-refundable, even if the date is changed for any reason; including acts of God, fire, strike and/or extreme weather. The Reservation Deposit is to be paid at time of signing the contract. The Reservation Deposit is applied towards the contracted photography package.
  3. In the event that the Client cancels the contracted services for photography outlined in this contract before the shoot takes place, the deposit will be forfeit. James Geen Photography agrees to refund all additional paid money (less expenditures for which receipts will be provided), to the client.
  4. The Client understands and agrees that the entire amount owed for the photography package is due 2 weeks before the date of the shoot.
  5. The Client is responsible for the photographer’s transport costs to and from the venue.
  6. In the unlikely event of severe medical, natural, or other emergencies, it may be necessary to retain an alternative photographer. James Geen Photography will make every effort to secure a replacement photographer of the same professional standing and ability able and/or willing to provide a similar package as chosen in this contract at the same/similar tariff. If such a situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found, responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received.
  7. James Geen Photography takes the utmost care with respect to exposure, transportation and processing of photographs. However, in the unlikely event of the Client’s photographs being lost, stolen or destroyed for reasons within or beyond James Geen Photography's control, the latter’s liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the package, together with the reasonable costs of re- staging photographs at a later date.
  8. The Photographer will document the events in a candid manner and take formal portraits as necessary. The client should inform the photographer at the time of the formal photographs required.
  9. Prior to or during the shoot, the Client may inform the Photographer of subjects which they would like photographed, but the final content of the images is at the discretion of the Photographer.
  10. The client will receive an edited selection of high-resolution JPEG digital images. The entire copyright in the photographs is retained by the photographer at all times throughout the world. The client must seek permission for use beyond reproduction and printing for friends and family.
  11. The Clients hereby allow the photographer to display any images covered by this contract and to generally promote the business by means of advertising, publicity material, websites, exhibitions, competitions, magazine articles, and other such media, providing that the images are used lawfully and without damage to the clients.
  12. The client understands that no unedited images will be released.
  13. James Geen photography will provide recommendations on the best time and location, however the photographer is limited by the time and location agreed with the client for the shoot. The Client agrees to accept the technical results of this agreement.
  14. James Geen Photography will be the only professional photographer on the day. James Geen Photography reserves the right to ask other people to refrain from taking photographs at key times, if it is considered that this may compromise the quality of the photographs.
  15. James Geen Photography will not tolerate any level of verbal abuse or aggression. Either will result in the immediate suspension of coverage.
  16. The photographer will at no point be left alone with children. It is the policy of James Geen Photography to carry out the shoot in constant discussion and agreement with the Client - however at times the photographer will speak directly to children to direct them for photos. The safety and security of the children remains with the parent/guardian at all times, who must inform the photographer of anything they deem unsafe or unsuitable for the children within their responsibility.
  17. If any provision of this agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable under the law, the validity of this agreement as a whole shall not be affected, and the other provisions of the agreement shall remain in full force and effect. I have read and understood the terms above. I hereby agree to the terms of this agreement.
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