Terms & Conditions
Performance of services
Kathleen Dew Photography promises to offer photography services and images to the client in a professional manner, using artistic expression, and high quality equipment.
Deposit & Payment
The client agrees to pay a $500 retainer to book their wedding date, which will be subtracted from the total payment owed by the client. This agreement is not binding until the retainer fee is paid. The client has 2 weeks to pay the retainer fee after the contract has been sent. Failure to do so voids the contract and the client's wedding date is available to other clients. The remaining balance must be paid two weeks before the wedding (or pay the remaining balance monthly upon request). If the wedding is further than 130 miles from the photographer's home, the client agrees to pay for lodging and traveling fees. Traveling cost is $.30 per mile. The client also agrees to provide the photographers with a meal during the reception, to ensure that we can serve our clients well on the wedding day. There is also an overtime fee, which is $100 per hour that exceeds the original end time (stated above) of the photographer. If the client wishes for any reason to cancel this Agreement, their $500 retainer fee will not be refunded. However, if we are able to book another wedding on that date, the $500 will be refunded to the client.
Kathleen Dew Photography will own the copyright of all photos created and will have exclusive rights to use the client's photos for reproduction, personal advertising, portfolios, websites, blog posts, editorial use, and social media. I ask that you refrain from editing or adjusting the photos on your own. I have spent many hours editing these photos in a way that reflects my style & personality, and if you alter that in any way, it is a reflection on me as a photographer & artist. So please respect my work and do not edit the final images. Thank you in advance. The client also owns the photos and has unlimited, but non-exclusive use. They can be used for personal printing, but not selling. When possible, please credit Kathleen Dew Photography.
If Kathleen Dew Photography fails to meet any part of the agreement, due to an unforeseen emergency, equipment failure, casualty, or any other conditions beyond our control, any payments maid prior to any of these events will be completely refunded, but shall have no further liability in respect to this Agreement. If any situations beyond our control take place that restrict us from getting particular photos on the wedding day, (bridal party running late, families not cooperating, or un communicated requests) we are not held responsible. In the case of an illness, a professional substitute photographer will be present on the day of the client's wedding to ensure the services and images are fulfilled and taken.
The client will receive a link to an online viewing gallery, in addition to a USB of edited photos from the wedding day. The client will not receive the total number of images taken, but is guaranteed at least 500-1000 edited images. This number may vary depending on the size of the wedding and hours of shooting. Images will be delivered to the client between 4-6 weeks after the wedding day. Kathleen Dew Photography will retain all images for 5 years after the wedding day, but will no longer be held responsible for storing them after that time has passed. The online gallery will be viewable for 10 years. The client is encouraged to back up the images on another storage device (in addition to the USB given to them) to ensure no loss or damage to the images (if the client looses or damages the images after the 10 year span, Kathleen Dew Photography is not held responsible and has no obligation to return the images to the client. This is why backing your images up is important, because we are only responsible for retaining the images for 5 years after the wedding day).