Like every other contract you sign, you always have to read the fine print and make sure that you are 100% sure of what they mean. You don’t want to be in the middle of the shooting process when you realize that you are not getting what you expected. More exactly, what you thought you’ll get.
The guy that will work on your pictures
Who’s the photographer later? You want to make sure that you’ve been talking and expressing various things to the right person. During your discussion ask for clarity about who your wedding photographer Leicester will be. Oliver Kershaw Photography is a studio where the main photographer of every wedding is Oliver himself, so you can be sure that it won’t be an inexperienced photographer that is sent to your only wedding party.
If my photographer is covered by insurance
You also want to make sure that your photographer has insurance covering him for any possible damages that could be done during the day. Supposedly some tripped on his lighting prop and breaks it accidentally; who’s paying? Knowing that your photographer is insured will put you at ease without having to go through head-splitting issue should anything unfortunate happen.
Ask your photographer to show you his proof of insurance to be 100% sure of it.
If I’m allowed to sound my opinion freely and subjectively
Some photographers are actually threatening if any clients are giving them negative reviews, they can be sued. This is concerning as it’s against the legal law that anyone can sound their opinions freely as long as it is based on a reliable fact. If the fact is that you are disappointed with the pictures you’ve received, you are supposedly safe enough to tell others about it. Although the court will protect you, you know that this photographer is a lot of trouble to start with.
Number of pictures and when you’ll get them
Be sure that you’ll get the number of pictures as you’ve signed the contract and that it will be made available at the time they’ve promised. These are all supposedly printed in detail in the fine print, so if your photographer is taking years to finish that wedding album, it’s time for him to look for a lawyer.
This is one of the most important aspects of wedding pictures. You need to make sure who will own the copyrights to all the pictures you’ve received. Why? Because this will affect how you can use them, especially the digital files.
Some couples don’t really check their fine print and ended up posting a number of their wedding pictures online without watermark. They can be sued for using copyrighted pictures without permissions.
In the case that you or photographer has to cancel the booking for any reasons, what are the consequences? How is the money refunded and will they look for a professional photographer to replace them? Should you pay a fee for canceling the booking two weeks before the wedding or two years before it?
Reading the fine print and save both of you from legal fees, time, and effort. This happy occasion should be something to be remembered with a smile on your face, not with wrinkled brow.