Why a Contract is Important
Having a legal agreement in place is a good practice, to begin with from any wedding supplier so I would be concerned if someone didn’t have one. This is not just for me as a business but for you as well. It explains all the terms of our relationship, what to expect, and protects everyone in case something goes wrong. I know it’s easy to just skim through and sign at the bottom (most of us are guilty of myself included)
In Plain English
To make it super easy for you to understand, most important clauses that you’ll find in my wedding contract are at the beginning in plain English, but please feel free to contact me to clarify if you are unsure about anything.
Fee and Deposit
The deposit is necessary to reserve your wedding date in my diary. It makes it so I’m not available to book any other weddings that day. Because of that, the deposit is non-refundable. The deposit amount goes toward the total amount due for your wedding package.
Location & Venues Recommendations
I’m more than happy to recommend locations and other venues to you! I have a page just dedicated to the wedding suppliers I would recommend. Even though I use my best judgement when making recommendations, I can’t be liable for the work of 3rd parties. Or if something goes wrong with the location. But I promise I will always do my best to make sure nothing will go wrong!
Exclusive Service Provider
You’re hiring me because you like the work I do, feel my style is a good fit, like me as a person, and trust me to document your wedding day. And I’m really excited to get started too! But it’s important that I be the only professional photographer who’s capturing the photos. It wouldn’t be cool for you to go and book another photographer I am happy to arrange a second photographer to work alongside me that I trust, and work well together to give you the best photos, Just Ask!
Just to be clear- I’m TOTALLY ok with any of your guests bringing their camera and taking photos if you are! As long as they’re not using the photos for commercial purposes or trying to start a photography business with them. And as long as they don’t interfere with me. I’m very easy-going and move like a ninja, so it would take a lot to get on my nerves, lol!
Quality of Service and Communication
I know your photos are important to you, otherwise, you wouldn’t be working with me. So it’s important that we communicate with each other. Communication is key! Let me know if you need anything, are worried about anything, or have any questions. And I’ll do the same, that way no one feels left in the dark. Please don’t be afraid to contact me and let me know about your changes which will help me prepare, after all, I’m here for you!
If you’ve decided to book me as your wedding photographer, you’ve had plenty of time to look at my portfolio either on my website, Instagram, Facebook or all 3 and must like what you see to of contacting me right? So you know what to expect from my photos. What you’ll get is consistent with what you see and that where ever possible how I will go the extra mile for you.
Non / Guarantee
I do guarantee to you, that I’ll do my best from the moment you pay your deposit to the day I hand over your final edited images from your wedding. I can make sure your photos are the best they can be, and that you have the best experience possible.
However, I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to get every single photo that you expect. Life is unpredictable if I could guarantee that I would, but I promise to do my best!
Meals and Breaks
I’m a human being and have basic needs. Although I wish I could go all day on my feet without going to the bathroom or eating, I can’t.
I’m experienced enough to know when the best times are for me to take a break. It is always nice if there is a meal prepared for me but do not worry it is not essential just let me know so I can make plans.
Image Selection, Processing, Retouching and Edits
This is important stuff, I want you to know exactly what to expect. After I am done with taking photos, there’s a lot of work for me to do. The first thing is first back up everything 4 times! I can then select the “keepers” out of all the photos I captured. I’ll be honest- I deliver a LOT of photos. You don’t have to worry about me keeping photos from you or anything like that. If certain ones don’t make the cut, it’s because of a good reason- maybe I was testing my settings and the photo is all black, it could be a duplicate of another photo. Point is, I don’t deliver every single frame, but you won’t have to worry.
When I edit the photos, I process them all the same with loving care. I want every single photo you receive to be the best it can be.
I want you to have your photos as soon as possible, but I also want to make sure when you get your photos that they’re AMAZING. So I guarantee you’ll have all of your photos within six weeks of your wedding in peek season. I’ll even give you a sneak peek within a few days on social media, so you have something while you wait.
Client Use of Images
These are your photos, and you can use them however you’d like, as long as it’s for personal use.
You can post your images on social media! Just don’t change or re-edit the way they look by adding colour/filters or anything like that. And if you’re able, please credit or tag me (@NickGeorgiouPhotography). It’s very much appreciated! It’s the best way to spread the word and help me out, and it doesn’t cost a thing!
Copyright refers to the legal right of the owner of intellectual property. The person who created the property (in this case, photographs) automatically holds the copyrights. In simpler terms, copyright is the right to copy. This means that the original creators of products and anyone they give authorisation to are the only ones with the exclusive right to reproduce the work.
The photography contract includes a clause that gives you the printing rights to use your photos in any way, as long as it’s for personal use, forever.
Essentially, you’re giving me permission to put images on my website, and use for advertising. In order for me to get business, I have to show what I do. so this is kind of important. :)
Sometimes the totally unexpected happens, Covid-19, lightning strikes, auto accidents… It’s never good, but this clause protects us all in the case of such an emergency. If something happens to you that’s a major emergency or act of God, you have the ability to reschedule or cancel.
In the EXTREMELY unlikely even my associates aren’t available, then I’d find another photographer, from within my network, who I’m confident will do the same.
If you cancel and it’s outside of 60 days prior to your wedding, I’ll refund all the money you’ve paid (except for the non-refundable retainer. That’s because I blocked that day off just for you and now I have to try to re-book it.) If you cancel within 30 days of your wedding, there is no refund. That’s because, in all likelihood, I won’t be able to re-book that date. I do have a heart, though, and if I can re-book a date or do anything to help. I’m more than happy to reschedule in the case of an emergency. As long as it’s a date I’m available! If the reason you’re rescheduling isn’t because of a major emergency, there is a £200 rescheduling fee, but all the money you’ve paid & your deposit will transfer to the new date.
Location Limitations & Leave No Trace
I’ll do my best to protect and preserve nature and wild places. If there are rules or regulations, I will follow them. Don’t expect me to tread on land that is off-limits. I will do what I can and go above and beyond to give you the best pictures within the rules and law.
Travel & Additional Costs
To give you you the best package at a fantastic rate I try to keep things simple, but not all weddings are the same, so I will adapt the wedding cost to you and your needs. I won’t charge you extra if the wedding is within 60 miles. But please don’t expect me to waver travel expense if you would like me to travel the other side of the country or the world for your wedding, I have a family to provide for too.
I Think That's Everything!
I hope that explains everything and all your questions are answered. I know it’s a lot of information, but it’s important to me to be transparent where ever possible and let you know I have us all covered. If however, you have any questions, please don’t hesitate and get in touch!
Nick Georgiou Photography (me) is a wedding photographer (am) based in County Durham but loves to travel, Northumberland, Scotland North Yorkshire that’s just the UK, I also travel worldwide (I do, ok I will stop with now, lol). Behind the camera, you’ll find me a bloke who loves animals, the great outdoors, and love stories, I am a family man with 3 amazing kids and my rock is my beautiful wife Libby, and we have a dog my best friend “AJ”. My number 1 choice for a holiday in Cyprus but would love to go to Italy. My passion is my work, photography it's my hobby too I just love it.
Thinking about getting married? Well I can’t wait to here from you so please contact me to tell me all about your plans, I would love to capture your wedding day memories.
If you haven’t seen much of my work yet I would describe my style is a relaxed, natural but beautiful and a documentary-styled, I want my photos to take you back to that moment and that time and remind you how you beautiful day unfolded (as if you would forget).
Would like to know more about me, be it for your wedding day, civil service, pre-wedding shoot, engagement party or any other special event? Please don't hesitate to contact me for a no-obligation quotation specific to your needs.