TERMS & CONDITIONS

Booking Fees
A booking fee of 25% confirms your booking and is deductible from the package price with the balance due 1 month before the wedding date. Failure to pay balance by due date will be taken as an indication of cancellation of booking, with loss of booking fee. Dates are reserved only when the booking fee is paid. Upon signature of booking agreement Forever Images & Neil Makins Photography reserves the time and date agreed upon, and will not make any other reservations for that time and date. For this reason all booking fees are non-refundable, even if the date is changed or wedding cancelled for any reason.

Cancellation
In the event of the client cancelling a booking for wedding photography Forever Images & Neil Makins Photography reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee in accordance with the following scale:

(a) The booking fee if cancelled more than six months prior to the wedding date.

(b) 35% of the total agreed fee if cancelled between three months and six months prior to the wedding date.

(c) 100% of the total agreed fee if cancelled less than three months prior to the wedding date.


Should the cancelled wedding turn out to be a postponement, then at the discretion of Forever Images & Neil Makins Photography, and subject to availability, monies other than the booking fee may be applied to the new wedding. Forever Images & Neil Makins Photography strongly advises all clients to purchase wedding insurance cover, to cover the resulting costs due to cancellation or date change. Please note cancellations will only be accepted in writing and must be signed by either the bride or groom.

Payments
Balance payment of package booked is due 1 month before the date of the wedding. Payment for additional photographs and albums are made when these are ordered. Any bank charges incurred due to returned cheques will be debited to the client. Failure to pay balance by due date will be taken as a cancellation of booking with loss of booking fee paid and cancellation charges will apply as above. Payments can be made by cheque or by BACS. Our preferred method of payment for balances is BACS. Our online PayPal function can also be used for booking fees.

Copyright
The copyrights created by Forever Images & Neil Makins Photography shall remain the property of Forever Images & Neil Makins Photography in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. It is understood that images may be used for advertising or display purposes. The client hereby acknowledges that infringement of Forever Images & Neil Makins Photography is unlawful and may be a criminal offence.

Images
All images created & captured by Forever Images & Neil Makins Photography shall remain the property of Forever Images & Neil Makins Photography undertakes to store all such images safely and make them available for future reproduction for up to a period of 5 years after the date of the wedding. Photographic prints will become and remain the property of the client(s). However the client(s) specifically acknowledge that ownership of prints does not imply ownership of the copyright in the images on them, nor any right to reproduce, or authorise the reproduction of, such images.
Albums & Album Design
Finished albums can be collected by appointment or an additional charge of 25 will apply for postage/packing/insurance of albums within the UK. A charge of 45 will apply for postage of albums outside the UK. Once the client has selected the images for their album, the album will be designed by Forever Images & Neil Makins Photography. Proofs will be made available to the client from which up to 5 changes may be made to the design. A fee will be charged for any further changes required.

Weather & Delays
Weather permitting, images will be taken as agreed with the client. In the event of rain, snow or any form of weather disturbances, Forever Images & Neil Makins Photography will make the necessary changes to the photographic session and will not be responsible for any disappointment caused by the weather. However, Forever Images & Neil Makins Photography the co-operation of the client will do their best to produce coverage of the wedding within the time allocated to them.

Coverage
Forever Images & Neil Makins Photography cannot be held responsible for restrictions placed by the marriage celebrant, church or venue. Nor can we be held responsible for a lack of coverage caused by members of the bridal party or guests being late or not available. Forever Images & Neil Makins Photography do not guarantee any specific image, location or background.

Colour Matching
The dyes used for clothing, particularly man-made fibres do not always photograph in the manner in which they appear to eye. When the photographs are printed to produce a pleasing flesh colour some materials may appear incorrect. Forever Images & Neil Makins Photography will endeavour to achieve the closest possible colour match within the limitations of the materials and processes used. It is understood that colour photography is undertaken within the technical limitations of the process and that further colour prints of the same photograph, but in different dimensions or supplied at a different time, may show variations of colours.

Liability
In the unlikely event of total photographic failure, injury or sickness beyond the control of Forever Images & Neil Makins Photography, liability shall be limited to a full refund of all monies paid. Forever Images & Neil Makins Photography as full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance. Your statutory rights are not affected.

Exclusivity
It is understood that no other photographer, amateur or professional, shall be allowed to photograph at the wedding while Forever Images & Neil Makins Photography are working, and that any breach of this agreement will constitute a reason for non-completion of the job with no liability to the Forever Images & Neil Makins Photography and loss of all monies paid by signing party.

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