Terms and Conditions
Travelling: Pretoria no charge, Jhb – R300-00, Outside Gauteng – R450-00 (not exceeding 200 km’s from Pretoria), thereafter accommodation & travelling costs must be provided for.
The Clients agree to provide a meal for the Photographers if the length of attendance is longer than 4 hours.
Entire Agreement: This agreement contains the entire understanding between the Clients and the Photographers (JTC Photography)
Confirmation: A signed “Contract for Wedding Photography Services” and payment of the booking fee are necessary to confirm the stated wedding services from the Photographer.
Cooperation: The Clients and the Photographer consent to happily cooperating and communicating with each other to achieve the best possible result within the understanding of this contract. We recommend that the Photographer be provided with a helper (usually the best man) who will point out key individuals to be photographed. The Photographer may also require the assistance of the best man in organizing family groups.
The Clients also agree to give the Photographer sufficient warning of key events at the wedding to give the Photographer time to prepare e.g. Bouquet throwing, cutting the cake, speeches etc. Please note that not all guests at weddings like having their photo taken. In such cases the Photographer will use his discretion but cannot be held responsible for a lack of photos of these people.
The Schedule: Our shooting schedule, style of working and experience are designed to achieve a great set of wedding photos for the Clients, accomplished with good humour and enjoyed by all concerned. Both the Clients & the Photographers therefore agree that punctuality and cheerful cooperation are essential to producing outstanding photographic results. In cases where the wedding does not run on time (for example, extreme lateness by one of the Clients arriving to the church) we cannot guaratee to take our normal set of photos although in such circumstances we will do our absolute best to compensate.
Paparazzi Wedding Guests: All your guests will have digital cameras and all your guests will want to photograph the Clients. In the spirit of cheerful cooperation the Clients agree to give the Photographers precedence over the guests in order to take the photographs required for the wedding services described above. We cannot be held liable for a lack of wedding photos if guests taking their own photos of the Clients continually interrupt the Photographer's work.
House Rules: Note the Photographers are sometimes limited by rules imposed by registrars, ministers and venue management as to what can and cannot be done. For example some ministers insist that no flash photography is allowed, and others will insist that the Photographers shoot from a specific location. In such circumstances the Clients agree to accept the technical limitations that may be imposed on the equipment used. We advise the Clients to make themselves aware of the rules of the venue concerned and if necessary negotiate with the personnel concerned.
Limit of Liability: If a photographer is too ill or becomes injured and cannot supply the wedding services specified above the Photographer will try to book a replacement wedding photographer. Under normal circumstances a second photographer from the Photographer is there for the day anyway and this photographer will then shoot the day on his/her own. If both photographers are unavailable and a replacement photographer cannot be found then liability is limited to a refund of any payments received. The Photographers have working methods in place to prevent loss or damage to your images. However, there is the unlikely possibility that images may be lost, stolen or destroyed for reasons in or beyond our control. In these circumstances liability is limited to the return of fees paid for the service or part thereof according to the percentage of images supplied.
Booking Fee/Deposit: In the event of the Clients cancelling the wedding for whatever reason the booking fee is non-refundable. It will be considered as liquidated damages to the Photographers.
Payment of the balance of quote/invoice is due a week before the event/shoot. Your signed booking form confirms your booking with photographers for the date specified on the booking form. JTC Photography retains the copyrights to all images that we photograph or create.
By booking a photo shoot / wedding with the Photographers, you acknowledge our rights in and to the images and to the extent necessary, therefore, you hereby assign, cede, transfer and make over to JTC Photography any and all rights in such images. The Photographers retains the right to use any such images in our blog, portfolio as well as marketing materials and any other use that we deem suitable. If photos are loaded on any of your social networking sites (e.g.: Facebook) or the Internet, please credit JTC Photography as the photographers. All images go through a basic editing process to conform to a certain level of quality and style ie we enhance saturation, sharpness and contrast as required and some images are converted to black & white or sepia as well as some creative editing. For this reason, we do not give clients any unedited images. All quotes are valid for two weeks only.
Note: Delivery is included when delivering your disc by courier and again for your album etc thereafter charges will incur – Discs may also be collected from our studio. Due to the creative process of enhancing your photos, we need a minimum 6-8 weeks to digitally edit and creatively enhance your photo’s. Once we have received your choice of images for your album/s, we require a further 10 – 14 working days to finalise your photobooks. Proof’s will be sent via email for approval, once approval received from client photobooks will go for printing. Photobooks can take anything from 7 - 14 working days to print. Delivery of albums / prints / enlargements / canvas prints etc will be done once everything is received from printers at no extra cost. You are given 6 (six) months to select your photo’s for your albums / prints / enlargements / canvas prints etc thereafter extra fees will imply due to increases in printing costs.