Wedding Terms & Conditions
Copyright: Miron Golani’s Photography reserves the right to use the images for promotional and publishing purposes. The client(s) hereby allows us to display any photograph covered by this contract and to generally promote our business in advertising, brochures, magazine articles, websites, sample albums etc. The Client(s) can share the images online and on social media but cannot sell without any royalty to the photographer. However if the client wishes not to share any of their belongings with us including Photo, Video, there will be additional charges for the same.
Model Release: The Clients grant the Photographer and its legal representatives, heirs and assigns, the irrevocable and unlimited consent to use the photographs of the Clients for our editorial, competition, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner, to alter the photographs without restriction; and to copyright the images.
Privacy: All images uploaded are watermarked apart from a few portals that request otherwise. We present our images in the lowest resolution possible so as to ensure it is not misused.
Issues: For a booking involving a church/temple ceremony or at certain venues, the photographer’s movements are sometimes restricted by the official in charge. The area from which the photographer is able to cover the ceremony may not be the photographer’s choice and the photographer cannot accept responsibility for any obstructed view should this be the case.
Due to a variety of lighting conditions and the limitations of digital sensors, some colors may alter throughout a set of photographs. We request the clients to keep the venue properly lit up as lighting is assigned to the decor in-charge / planner.
Although all equipment is checked regularly and reasonable steps are taken to ensure backup equipment is available, the photographer will not be responsible for photographs that are not produced due to technical failure.
The Photographer and team will not be held responsible for any lighting issue during the shoot as it is upto the clients to organize the venue and brief them about the kind of lighting and stage setup. Any lapses on the décor and venue is not the photographers responsibility as it is the personal choice of the client and hence the photographer will not be held responsible for any dark backgrounds or miscellaneous colors obtained in the images.
Also at certain venues the official in charge does not allow/provide the photographer the facility of artificial lightings i.e. using of plug points, spaces. The underexposure or defect in the photographs will not be the responsibility of the photographer if this be the case. The quality of photographs depends on the amount of light. Indoor ceremonies/banquets that are poorly lit need a lot of artificial lighting to be photographed properly. If the client(s) object the use of strobe lights, flash lights, soft boxes, the photographer will not be accountable for the final output of the pictures.
Hospitality, food and beverage: Proper food, hotel accommodations & travel services are to be provided to the photographers during all the days of booking.
The Schedule: In cases where the wedding does not run on time (for example, extreme lateness by any of the client or guest) we cannot guarantee to take our normal set of photos although in such circumstances we will do our absolute best to compensate.
Payment terms: 30% advance to block the dates for the event(s).Balance 70% to be presented two week prior to the Wedding Day. Please note, the work starts once the full payment is received and cleared before the event.
All traveling, hotel, food and beverage charges for shoots outside Kolkata is to be covered by the client(s) along with the advance booking payment.
It is not easy for us to bother the client before the day of event just for payment and hence request the client to make the payments on time to ensure smooth work flow as we do not appreciate getting in queue for payments on the date of event as we work hard and prefer being treated as professionals.
Rights to all pictures and videos remains with the photographer until paid for in full by the client(s). This period is limited to 1 month from the date of event. Failure to pay completely will result in a legal action. In case of delay in payment or unprofessional behavior by the client(s), after a 1 month extension (from the date of event ) the photographer reserves the right to erase the captured data from his archives and will no longer be held responsible for any deliverables.
Delay in payment charges/fines: In case of delay in the payment after the completion of the event.
12% on the balance amount will be charged every month of non-payment. The deliverables hence will only shared upon complete payment plus penalty/interest amount.
Confirmation: Client will receive a confirmation E-mail/Whatsapp as we receive the Booking amount. This mail confirms the Booking with us. Once we receive the booking amount, the booking will be confirmed. No verbal communication will guarantee a booking if the advance amount is not paid.
Cancellation/ Refund: Since we work on limited projects, we DO NOT offer any refunds whatsoever. Under any circumstance the clients request for a refund will be rejected.
In the event of cancellation by the photographer liability shall be limited to a full refund of any fees / booking amount paid till date.
Misbehaviors: Hiring us means hiring a team of professionals and we would appreciate if we are treated the same way throughout. Any drunken guest can be a source of causing this situation or anyone who hasn’t had the experience of a qualified team. Hence, we request you to kindly inform such guests, venue staff and the other team (if hired) to carry out the event in a decent manner.
Misbehavior by any guest or fellow teams and unprofessional behavior will under no circumstances be tolerated and may result in a walkout if the situation goes from bad to worse. In case of a walkout the client is still entitled to compensate the remaining amount of the contract irrespective of the timing.
Deliverables: Standard Delivery Date can vary from 30 – 45 days for photographs and 50 – 90 days for video depending on season rush.
The client(s) will receive Color Corrected and sorted Photographs of your event within 30-45 days of the event closure or payment closure whichever comes later.
The clients are requested to share a Hard Disk/Pen drive with the photographer in order to transfer video data and other edits.
Additional Charges: Additional Albums, Prints, Edits or other requests such as international delivery or hard drive/pen drive purchases are chargeable extra.
High End Editing requests such as background replacements, photo-manipulation, skinny edits, skin retouch (in case of double chins, broad shoulder, arms or any other specification) will be charged extra.
In case of a complete redo of a Video Teaser and re-edit of photographs, kindly get in touch to know the additional charges.
Agreement: Both parties must be transparent in terms of expectations and deliverables agreed.
It is mutually agreed that the following terms of agreement form an integral part of this contract and that no variation or modification of this contract shall be effective unless agreed by both parties in writing.
Miron Golani’s Photography reserves the right to modify the terms but not during a particular ongoing contract. The clients will be informed before any modifications.
This contract for wedding photography services is effective from the date it is signed by the photographer and the couple.
Miron Golani’s Photography representatives / photographers agree to be in attendance on the date shown and to provide the couple with the photographic package promised.
The couple agrees to pay a 30% non-refundable deposit to secure their desired date and understand that in any event of cancellation this deposit is non-refundable and nontransferable to any other products or services and dates.
The photographer will discuss a shot list with the couple prior to the wedding to outline the normal shooting plan at every wedding. The photographer will also ask the couple to provide a list of family photographs they request to have taken on the wedding. If no list is provided the photographer will capture as many family shots as possible in the time frame given but cannot be held accountable by the couple for family shots missed due to the couple not providing a list.
In the unlikely event of total or part photographic failure, equipment failure, hard drive failure, memory card failure, theft, death, injury or illness, accident or other unforeseen circumstances beyond the photographers control, the photographers liability shall be limited to a full refund of all money paid and the photographer shall not be responsible for other consequential damages, emotional or otherwise.
The Photographer is entitled to refuse to provide the Raw Photographic files to the client as all the content is edited and only then handed over.