Exclusivity and Authority:
McSween Photography will be the sole professional still photography company employed for your wedding events, and shall have priority over any other types of photographers employed in connection with the wedding in the positioning of cameras and equipment. Family and friends of the clients are welcome to photograph the wedding alongside McSween Photography as long as they will not interfere with the photographer’s duties, with the exception of the posed family photographs, when we require that all attention be focused on our photographer.
No photographer or otherwise, are permitted to photograph during these closed sessions, as they draw focus away from the subject, unless otherwise requested by the client.
Deposit of Services:
McSween Photography requires a $500 deposit of services on any wedding package. Upon receipt McSween Photography will reserve the time agreed upon for the event date and will not make another reservation for the agreed upon time. For this reason the deposit fee is non-refundable. The remaining balance of services is required to be paid in full by the date of the event, no part of any order, including previews, digital images, albums and/or prints will be delivered until the balance is paid in full.
Images are normally posted and USB drives mailed within 4-6 weeks of the wedding, however certain times of year or large amounts of coverage may necessitate a longer waiting period. The Photographer will keep you up to date on the progress of your images if a longer waiting period is necessary.
Description of Service:
The Photographers will arrive approximately 2-3 hours before the ceremony to begin pre-wedding photographs. All wedding packages include full wedding coverage; you can expect the photographers to stay until the end of the reception (normally between 11pm-midnight), generally the send off of the bride and groom unless otherwise specified by the client. All wedding packages include a USB with print rights of edited high-resolution digital images and online gallery. McSween Photography, whom Clients entrusts photography to, retains the judgment to remove any image(s) from the proofs that it deems bad or irrelevant.
Cancellation and Refund Policies:
Serious injuries or death of any of the signing parties to this agreement or an immediate family member will cause this agreement to be void, with documentation from physician, funeral director, etc. In the event of photographer's sudden illness preventing appearance the client has the option of allowing McSween Photography to transfer this contract to another photographer or allow client to contract with another photographer of their choosing.
If the wedding is cancelled due to an event out of the control of the client or due to an act of God with the intent of rescheduling, when the event is rescheduled, client agrees to give McSween Photography the first opportunity to provide photography services under the same terms and conditions. Should McSween Photography be unavailable for the rescheduled date, all fees except the deposit of services will be returned.
McSween Photography requests that a hot meal be provided for both the principal photographer and second shooter for this event.
Client recognizes that McSween Photography may reproduce, publish, exhibit and otherwise use any images created hereunder, without specific identification of persons or events, as samples of their work to be shown to prospective clients, for advertising and self-promotions, for professional competition and review, for instructional or institutional purposes including use in conjunction with televised or published interviews, and/or for any other purpose deemed necessary by McSween Photography, consistent with the highest standards of taste and judgment. Client agrees to hold McSween Photography harmless against any and all claims arising from published images.
Copyright and Licensing Notice: It is ILLEGAL to copy, reproduce, or distribute these photographs or digital files elsewhere without the photographer’s written permission, and violators of this Federal law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties. If you have purchased a package with McSween photography you will be provided with the necessary written permission for printing your photographs.
The images that McSween Photography will provide are for personal use only which may include: printing, copying, emailing, and web publishing. Your license does not include use that results in financial gain, including but not limited to: advertising, stock photography, print sale profits, or resale of any nature. Your purchase of the original files releases McSween Photography from any liability due to loss or damage of the images, and also releases McSween Photography from any obligation to maintain copies of any digital file, image, or photograph.
McSween Photography may revoke this license at any time and for any reason.
McSween Photography retains all copyrights to the images and derivative works thereof. By using any of the images provided by McSween Photography, you are agreeing to the above terms.
Specific Coverage: If you desire photographs of any particular persons, groups or occurrences during your wedding events, please furnish a list of such requests at least ONE (1) WEEK before the wedding date. McSween Photography shall select all other photographs to be taken at our professional discretion.
Equipment Back-up Policies: If for any reason there is an equipment failure or malfunction please be advised that the photographer travels with a back up set of equipment for such an instance.
Limitation of Liability:
Photographers with McSween Photography take utmost care with respect to the exposure, development, and delivery of photographs. However, in the event that McSween Photography fails to comply with the terms of this contract, due to any event or act of God, government, weather or equipment failure, which is outside the control of the photographer, the liability is limited to refund of investment made. Client agrees to release and hold harmless, Tanya and Harry McSween, or any other photographers associated with McSween Photography, its heirs and legal representatives, for all acts and omissions and shall not be liable for any damages under this agreement in excess of the fees paid by Client. This includes but is not limited to claims related to the use of the likenesses of anyone captured in the images or any distortion, blurring or alteration that may occur or be produced in the taking, procession or reproduction of the photographs.
Digitally signing this agreement has the same effect as manually signing a paper document.
McSween Photography agrees to the above contract or agreement with Clients named above and will perform contracted services.
The undersigned hereby warrants that he/she is over the age of 18 and has full contractual capacity.
Client(s) agree(s) to only sign if they have read and agreed to the terms of service in this contract and they believe all information is deemed correct to the best of their knowledge.