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Terms & Conditions

These are the terms and conditions as set out by Pete Davis Photography. Please read carefully

1. General Coverage.

For your main photographs or video, we usually require  between 1- 1/2 to 2 hours minimum between the end of the ceremony and your sit-down meal. This time can be changed if the timings are tight. In this case, the group shots (photography only) can be done after the meal if need be. When working out timings please also allow for travel times when relocating. To achieve the best results remember the more time you can give me better images or video coverage and variety you will have. Formal group shots (photography only) Group photos will normally consist of the following. 1. Main Bridal Party-consisting of the bride & groom, (children if applicable). Parents, Grandparents, Groomsmen, Bridesmaids. 2. Bride and Groom with both parents/children. 3. Bride with mother, 4. Bride with bridesmaids 5. Bride and groom with bridesmaids and groomsmen 6. Confetti shot all outside. These photos normally take up to 30 minutes with the remainder of the time taken for both romantic and personal photos or videos in various locations. Please bare these times in mind when arranging your meal times with the venue organiser and reception. I cannot be held responsible for insufficient photographs or videos due to late timings from any guests or yourself. While Pete Davis Photography will make every reasonable effort to take photos or film specifically requested items by the couple, the couple understands that this is an uncontrolled event shot in real time and that due to the vagaries of the weather, available light, type of light, time restrictions, willingness of subject, etc. that Pete Davis Photography cannot guarantee that all requested photos or video will be taken.

​2. Online proofing.

Your online gallery of images/video will normally be ready for you to view approximately 4/6 weeks after the wedding. During busy summer periods, this may be longer. Photos will be edited for colour rendition and enhancements to produce the best printing results that will reflect my style and brand. For packages that include a wedding book or album, it takes approximately two to three weeks after you have agreed and finalised the designs. It is then sent away to be built. Once your album is delivered to me and inspected I will let you know so that it can be collected from my home at a convenient time. Please note : albums cannot be shipped directly to clients as I always need to do a final quality inspection. If however your location is more than one hour drive away from myself then I maybe able to meet you some part of the way. The other option is that the album can be re-packaged and posted on to you but this will incur additional shipping charges that would need to be paid by you. This can work out more expensive than just collecting, so this needs to be taken into account before deciding. The postage option is not usually recommended incase the album gets lost, damaged and in addition due to data protection of you images. The maximum time to finalise your album proofs will need to be done within 3 months. Please note: your online gallery will be available to see your images and also for family and friends to make any print orders etc until you will receive either your digital downloads or USB of images/videos. Shortly after this the gallery will deleted and no longer be available.

​3. Full Coverage explained  (if applicable).

Full coverage starts from the time that the photographer/videographer needs to arrive for bridal prep. This can be  2 to 3 before the actual ceremony itself. Experience tells us it is best practice to cover the latter stages of bride preps when the bride and bridesmaids are nearly ready as this makes for nicer and more flattering images and video. This is because most brides and bridesmaids tend to shy away from us taking any pre make up and hair photos and video.. You do not need to worry if your make up and hair is already completed when we arrive as we always stage these shots again for you either with one of the bridesmaids or the make up artist when she is finalising make up touch ups etc..If you wedding is a civil partnership (same sex wedding) with either two brides or two grooms then in most cases we will not be able to cover bride/groom preps for both individuals at the same time unless.... 1. You hire in an extra photographers or videographers or 2. Both parties are getting ready in the same room or location in which case we may be able to offer some coverage of both of you but this not guaranteed.  The times are estimated and there for you as a guide to show you what is captured where possible. Please note : Times and coverage etc may change according to how things go on the day and can vary depending on things like the weather, timings and your participation etc. For example, if your ceremony is at 1 pm our arrival would be at approximately 11 am. Sometimes this can be earlier if we have to allow time to relocate to the church or venue. We will be there for the remainder of the day and through to the evening. The evening coverage is up to the cake cutting and first dance and may be up to 15 minutes after the first dance but not later than 9:00 pm unless otherwise agreed. This can be extended for coverage to include the evening party but must be pre-arranged at the time of booking and will incur an extra charge. If your ceremony is an earlier start then we will still be there from the bridal prep right through to just after the evening first dance as previously mentioned. At some point there will be some downtime usually whilst guests are eating. This is when myself and any associates working with me will take a break to have a meal.  Please note:- For information on what coverage is included and other information please see my wedding collections page on my website. ​

 

4. Food & Travel. 

If your coverage is going to exceed 7 hours some couples and venues offer a meal or snack to the photographer(s) videographer (s). Should a meal not be provided then the photographer/videographers(s) may leave the premises for 1 hour during the wedding breakfast. Please discuss this in advance so alternative arrangements can be made. All of my packages include traveling and fuel expenses except if a venue is changed on your part and the new venue exceeds 30 miles from the original location.

 

5. Photography and Videography Collections.

All photography and videography collections as follows Rose, Lilly, Daisy, Jasmine, Ruby and Emerald. are covered by one professional which is usually by myself or one of my team of associates (sub contacted) unless otherwise arranged. My joint Photo and video Diamond collection is covered by two professionals one photographer and one videographer. Please note: The Part Day Video Emerald collection Jasmine Photography collection can NOT be combined together with any other of the packages/collections.

6. Taking Photos and Videos of you and your guests.

As a professional photographer and videographer, you are hiring us to photograph or film your wedding day and tell the story as it unfolds. It is normal practice to be taking lots of photos or filming during the day of the event. This includes guests, family members, friends, children, and anyone else associated with your wedding. It is your responsibility to inform all of your guests that this is the case. If anyone should object to being filmed or photographed then I would need to be advised in advance. In most cases, guests and anyone associated with a wedding day usually understand that there will be a professional photographer or videographer present throughout. Rarely are there any issues with the above but should anyone object it is that person's responsibility to make it known before the day commences. For me to offer a professional service, It would be that person(s) responsibility to make sure they avoid being situated where the photographer or videographer is working. A wedding is a very busy day with lots going on and therefore capturing that person(s) on video or in photographs may be unavoidable. Should this happen then images can be deleted in post-editing.  You must bear in mind that the photo or video captured may have been taken at a very important part of the day for you. Any deletion or editing can also affect the number of photos you have or the outcome or story of your day. For example, that person(s) may be in the background at a critical time of the day such as when photographing or filming the vows etc. Therefore they must follow the advice and avoid being in the line of the cameras. The best practice for any such person (s) is to stay behind the cameras at all times where possible. In addition we do photograph and film in all directions throughout the day. This means they sometimes we may be pointing our cameras towards a mirror, window or other type of reflective surfaces ..This does not mean we are filming/photographing any particular person who may happen to be in that vicinity. We are simply pointing the equipment towards a reflection to get some very creative mirrored footage or photos for you. If any persons involved are not comfortable in front of camera they need to be aware this. It is  important that you and your guests understand this to avoid confusion or any misunderstanding, especially if they or anybody associated does not want to be filmed or photographed.  I, Pete Davis, or any associates, sub contracted suppliers, replacement photographers or videographers will not be held liable or responsible for these types of circumstances.  With regard to taking photos and video it may not always be possible to capture every image requested for a variety of reasons. Such as weather, time frame, location, participation etc..If there is anything specific it is advisable to speak to us on the day itself.

7. Formal Bridal Party Group Photos

We have a standard set of group photos which is mentioned in section (1) above. Group photos and a confetti shot normally take around half an hour to do, so this should be factored into the times for the day. Group photos are normally done straight after the ceremony at the church or venue. This is because at that particular time all of the guests are in the same location together, making it much easier to get the shots done quickly for you. If you require formal group photos to take place back at the venue, after leaving the church for example, then remember this can add on a lot of extra time because guests and family may arrive at the venue at different times. Some guests may have also gone to their hotel room, be in the bar or the toilet etc. This then eats away at the time trying to gather everybody up. It is also important to remember that we as photographers and videographer’s will not know who everybody is at your wedding. We will know the bride and groom and possibly the brides maids and groomsmen by recognising them on the day due to their wedding attire. Unless introduced we will not know who your grandparents are, aunties and uncles or any important family and friends etc. So it is important that if they are required to be in some of your photos that either yourself, the best man or maid of honour help to gather up family and guests on your behalf.

8. Aerial UAV Drone Photography and Videography.

Operations for any commercial use of UAV drones including weddings are subject to obtaining certain permissions, the health and safety of involved and uninvolved persons,  FRZ (flight restriction zones) and weather conditions on any given day. If I/we can not perform this service due to not having permission, any unsuitable weather conditions or any other safety reasons then any payment made for this service will be refunded. If this service was offered free and cannot be performed for the reasons explained then no compensation will be given as this situation is out of our control.

9. Wedding Album (if included in your package)

As a guide, a typical 40-page album will need around 90 to 120 of your favourite images taken on the day to fit nicely on the pages. You can choose which images you want in your album from the full set that you see in your gallery. You will also receive your gallery images via digital download, disc or USB depending of your package. The period for finalising your album for printing must not be any longer than 3 months after seeing your images and album design for the first time. You can change the design of your album pages and any images in the album to suit your requirements. However, if you decide you want to make any further changes after this then this may incur an additional amendment fee. Therefore it is important that before making any such changes and agreeing to your final proofs , that you are 100% happy with your final selection. Please note: From time to time album companies and suppliers may change or discontinue certain albums within their range. Pete Davis Photography does not always receive notification about such discontinued products or services for which I have no control. So on very rare occasions, this could mean the album you saw or chose at the time of booking may no longer be available. Should your chosen album be discontinued for any reason you will be shown a variety of alternative album options online which will be of equivalent value.​ Please note: once you have agreed and finalised your album it then goes off to be built and printed. This normally takes 2/3 weeks from the time you agree to the final designs and it being delivered to me for inspection.

​10. Backing up your images/video

Depending on which package you choose and the coverage on the day you will receive between 150 to 500 fully edited images. Please note the number of images you receive will depend on several factors such as weather, location, and how much time you want to spend with the photographer. If your package includes video then the footage duration will vary again due to the type of coverage and the length of time at the wedding. Please note that adverse weather conditions may limit any outdoor photography/videography. Once you have received your photographs/video either on a disc, USB drive, web transfer, or download option it will become your responsibility to check that all the images/videos open up ok on your own media or PC equipment. If there is a problem you must contact me within 2 weeks. It is also your responsibility to back up all your photographs/videos as soon as possible. Pete Davis Photography will only retain a copy of the edited images or video for up to 8 weeks after which time they may be deleted. Some of the images may be kept longer if needed for advertising and promotional use.

 

11. Video coverage

Your wedding videos are normally comprised of three separate videos as follows:- A highlights video that shows your wedding as the day unfolds from bridal preps to the end of the first dance. This video is normally 10-15 minutes long and backed with music. Please note: You can request your own choice of music but it may have copyright for which you may have to purchase separately from the record label/artist as we do not own any music tracks copyright. Videos containing copyrighted are for personal use and should not be shared, sold or uploaded to social media or online as it may be blocked unless any monetising goes to the record label or artist.  You can request your videos to be put together using royalty free music for the purpose of sharing online. This will need to be discussed with the videographer. The length of the highlights  video can vary depending on several factors such as 1. location 2. size of the venue 3. the amount of guests 4. weather on the day and other variable factors.5. length of the of the ceremony and speeches etc.. . In addition you will also get separate videos of the speeches with sound in real time , the of the ceremony from the brides entrance to the end of the service again with sound captured in real time and in some cases we may offer a free short social media trailer video subject to your package. We will always try to film from the top of the aisle with the videos cameras facing at least one of you. However in some cases this may not be possible because of were the registrars or photographers need to stand, or because the couple maybe standing very close to the top of the aisle. The video cameras have to be a certain distance away form you in order to capture the footage correctly. It is also dependant on the layout and the size of the room/church etc. In order to film we need  enough space to be able to position the video cameras as they are usually put on a tripods. In some cases we may have to film from the bottom of the isle if there is room and  providing we are not blocking the exit or entrance in any way.  In some cases we may only have the opportunity to film from just one side of the room or church. This means for part or all of the ceremony it may only show the face of one of you and the back of other. These situations are normally behind our control so we cannot guarantee both bride and groom's faces will be filmed during the whole ceremony.... It is always worth discussing your requirements in advance with the venue. Most wedding ceremonies are filmed indoors however on occasions they may be done outside. Filming outside may create issues especially if the light keeps changing . For example one moment it is sunny and the next moment there are clouds..This means the camera's exposure is constantly changing automatically to compensate for the light changing. If you are being filmed outdoors it is worth noting wedding videographers do not have special lighting gear as you would see on a film set. If filmed outdoors then you will need to make sure the area has plenty of room on either side of you both as well as registrants to be able to set up two cameras. In addition that you are both standing in good light and not inside or partially inside a structure such as a gazebo as this can fool the cameras exposure causing silhouetting (meaning you may look too dark) It is best to discuss the exact positioning both with the videographer and the venue before the day to avoid any such issues. It is also worth bearing in mind that the video cameras recording system will pick up ambient noise such as birds, wildlife, trees moving, and especially any breeze or wind. I always advise were possible to have your ceremony covered indoors which will create a much better look and a better environment for filming. Please note by law we are not allowed to film or photograph the signing of the register so this part will be excluded. In some cases, there can be a mock signing set up if allowed. Other variations of footage can be arranged. For example, you may require just one video with all three of the above combined. This needs to be discussed at the time of booking. Please note associate videographers and any sub contracted videographers may have a different variation of filming format to the above. ​

 

 

12.Photo/Video-chromatic Anomalies: Owing to reflectance caused by a certain combination of dyes and materials, especially man-made materials it is sometimes impossible to record the exact colour of a garment as seen by the human eye. Some colours may not remain consistent throughout a set of photographs owing to variations in lighting conditions and the camera white balance. For both video footage and photos Pete Davis Photography or third party suppliers are not responsible for a clients subjective interpretations of either photography or videography as everybody’s view and perception of how a video or photo should look is different especially in terms of colour, brightness and other factors.

 

13. Video RAW footage and RAW Photos:

We do not sell or supply the RAW video footage or photos shot at your wedding for a variety of reasons. For example due to the very large file sizes which can run into many gigabytes. In addition un-edited video footage is not suitable for viewing as it requires professional editing and colour grading before final output. We only supply your videos and photos that have been professionally corrected and colour graded to provide the best quality results.

 

14. Photo Booth Hire

Our Photo selfie booth hire is provided to us and operated by a contacted third party supplier  we work with and is subject to availability. All relevant equipment has been PAT tested with proper insurance is in place. If you require details of the supplier or have any questions you will need to contact me directly. 

 

15. Booking form.

Shortly after confirming that you wish to book our services, you will receive an online booking form including my terms and conditions. Once this is signed it will form a contract between both of us and highlight the obligations we have to each other. This will contain information regarding the package price you have chosen, deposit, and balance payment terms. It will also include times, venue details, and coverage. The package you have booked can be changed anytime before the wedding. For example, if you may wish to add an album or increase the coverage time etc. Amended details will be noted on my booking system. Booking forms can be signed electronically or returned by post within two weeks of confirmation. 

16. Booking fee/retainer.

A £100 non-refundable booking fee/retainer is required to book . This is required at the time of booking to confirm your booking and block the date for you. The remaining balance is due 14 days before the wedding itself. The booking fee can be paid either by debit/credit card or bank transfer. The final balance payment should be paid by bank transfer to avoid high credit card charges/fees. Please note. If when you book my services you still haven't confirmed your venue location then please note the following. Should the venue location exceed a 30-mile radius from where you live there may be a small excess charge to cover fuel cost. In addition should you have to change the wedding date then providing it is available and not further ahead than 12 months from the original wedding date then there is no additional charge. If the date is changed to more than one year ahead or changed more than two times then there will be a admin charge of £49

17. Associates/Third-Party Suppliers.

Part of my services may include photography or videography provided by one or more of a team of associates I work with. These associates work freelance as sub contracted professionals and are not employed directly by Pete Davis Photography. If for any reason we need to use one of these associates or any other alternative professional photographers or videographers you will be advised in advance. At this point, I will be more than happy to show you samples of his or her work upon request to make sure you are completely happy with their style and work before booking or accepting any change. I Pete Davis of Pete Davis Photography will not be responsible for legal issues surrounding public liability and professional indemnity matters on the part of any associate, third party, or sub-contracted photographers or videographers. Or for a variety of other reasons for example illness, an overbooking situation or other unforeseen circumstances. In addition we will not accept any liability for any possible breach of the terms on their part, including situations resulting in equipment failure, loss, damage, theft, corrupt memory cards, and other issues beyond their control. All sub-contracted photographers, videographers, and suppliers must have their own professional insurance cover. If I have to change your booking at a later stage for any reason to include a different photographer or videographer, then you can either accept the change or you have the right to cancel with all monies refunded. 

18. Cancelation/Changes by me - Liability limitations.

If we cannot perform the job concerning this contract due to unforeseen circumstances then please note the following. Cancellation/Inability can be due to any type of emergency or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control or influence such as fire, strike, an act of God, viral outbreak such as Covid, injury, serious family or personal illness, or any causes that are beyond our control. This can also include other third parties involved. I will do my very best (but not guaranteed) to find an alternative photographer/videographer. If this is not acceptable then a full refund will be issued immediately except in instances where cancellation was beyond our control such as venues closing down, exceptional weather like floods/deep snow, venue or location being Inaccessible, fire evacuations, war, civil unrest and family bereavement. It is, therefore, advisable and important that you take out adequate wedding insurance cover for any such situations. I shall then have no further liability concerning the contract. This limitation on liability shall also apply if any photographic materials/images are damaged in processing. This includes images damaged through camera or other media malfunction, Lost or stolen camera equipment/memory cards, equipment or images damaged that is not the fault on my part being the photographer/videographer or the fault of replacement suppliers.

19. Cancelation by you

In the event of cancellation on your part for any reason then Pete Davis Photography will retain your booking fee. In addition you will be liable and have to pay the following percentages of the remaining balance unless you want to transfer the booking fee to a new date which can be done but is subject to availability. 

Cancellation charges as follows:

Over 90 days: 30% of remaining balance, 60-90 days: 50% of remaining balance, 29-59 days: 75% of remaining balance. Less than 29 days: 100% of the remaining balance.

The is due to our lost revenue, new advertising costs and potential bookings we may have turned away for that date, up to the point of your cancellation. If you change your wedding date then as mentioned above the booking fee can be passed on to the new date subject to it being available.

20. Corona Virus.

With the events and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and no limit or time frame to how long it may last. I would like to advise all my clients to check their current wedding insurance or consider purchasing insurance to cover if the wedding can not take place. This also includes your venue, church, and suppliers including your photographer or videographer. Or any other part of your wedding coverage being affected or even canceled. During your wedding, there may be alterations to the format of how I photograph or video the day subject to what is allowed and for safety reasons. For example, bridal pep may not be allowed or very limited if several people are in the same room at the same time, only small family photos will be taken. Larger group photos may be restricted or not allowed altogether due to social distancing which is in the interest of everybody's health and safety. I cannot offer any personal advice on the type of insurance, health matters, or any guarantees on how the wedding industry will unfold. Gatherings of people could be affected during this time and the future months ahead. I like all photographers and videographers will be following the advice of the UK's health department as well as local government on staying safe.

21. Joint videography and photography package option (Covered by 2 x Professionals)

If you are looking for both a joint videographer and photographer to capture all of your day, then I offer a combination package. Custom options and prices are also available to suit your budget. This coverage is done by two professionals usually myself and one of my associates. On occasions, if I am not available it will be two independent associate professionals other than myself as mentioned above. For this, you will be advised in advance so that if you wish you can view their style of photography and video. I can direct you to a page on my website showing a selection of their work to view at your leisure. Once you are happy I will contact them to check their availability before booking. Combining your coverage this way means you will not only be saving money but you will get two or more dedicated professionals who know each other working as a team covering your big day. Your wedding will form a booking between yourself and Pete Davis Photography under my terms and conditions. Associate professionals forming part of the team/coverage on the day may have their own Ts and Cs and must be fully insured as they are classed as sub contacted suppliers. In certain instances, you may be sent a separate booking from them which could include additional information regarding their terms for the work they will be undertaking alongside me.​

 

22. Copyright & Printing.

The photographs/videos produced by the Photographer/Videographer are protected by Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and may not be reproduced in any manner without the Photographer’s/Videographers explicitly written permission. All packages come with printing rights allowing you to print, email, or share on social media. Pete Davis owns the copyright to all the images/video and reserves the right to use a selection of photos or videos for the sole purpose of promoting or advertising his work via brochures, wedding fayres , social media, and various other advertising platforms. If you are having a wedding video and it contains any copyright music then this must be for personal use only and must not be uploaded online to any social media, YouTube, or other online platforms. If you require a shorter highlight/trailer video with copyright/royalty-free music then please contact me. If you object to this you must advise Pete Davis Photography at the time of booking

23. Data Policy and GDPR.

Pete Davis Photography takes privacy very seriously which is why this policy document has been produced describing the collection, use, and disclosure of any of your information. This includes when my website or its services. Privacy applies to all information collected through my services, this includes terms of use. The idea of our policy is to make everything transparent and clear regarding how your data is processed, protected, and what is done with it.

Pete Davis Photography Is fully Insured by Policy Bee Liability & Professional Indemnity

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