Terms & Conditions

In the following terms & conditions “the photographer” shall mean Joan Leong trading as Joan Leong Photography. “The clients” shall be those persons defined as the hiring party of the photography services. These terms & conditions cannot be varied in any way by the clients unless such conditions are expressly agreed by the photographer in writing. 

1. COPYRIGHT

i. The entire copyright in the photograph/images is retained by the photographer at all times throughout the world. All published usages of Images will be accompanied by written credit to photographer. The clients may not assign or transfer this agreement or any rights granted under it.

2. DISPLAY

i. The client(s) hereby allow(s) the photographer to display any photograph covered by this contract and to generally promote the business in advertising, brochures, magazine articles, websites, sample albums etc. 

3. CREATIVE LICENSE, COVERAGE AND REPRODUCTION

i. Photographs taken during the course of the event will be at the discretion of the photographer although every effort will be made to comply with the clients requirements. 

ii. Special requests are not binding instruction, although every effort is made to comply with the client’s wishes. The Photographer/s will do their best to honour the requested photographs but do not undertake to guarantee any specific picture nor incorporate any specific background, location or group arrangements due to changes in weather an the availability and willingness of subjects.

iii. For a booking involving a church 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. 

iv. Due to a variety of lighting conditions and the limitations of digital sensors, some colours may alter throughout a set of photographs. 

v. 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. 

4. PAYMENT

i. Payment in full is due on the day of shoot. 

5. FORCE MAJEURE

i. In the very unlikely events of cancellation by the photographer or of total photographic failure, liability shall be limited to a full refund of any fees paid. 

ii. The photographer will endeavour to put the client(s) in touch with another photographer in the event they are unable to attend on the shoot date due to any cause beyond their reasonable control e.g. sudden illness, injury, victim of crime, flooding, traffic conditions, vehicle breakdown etc. 

6. DIGITAL NEGATIVE FILES

i. All digital negatives (computer files) remain the property of the photographer. All digital family packages include a copy of the edited digital negatives to the client(s) for their own non-commercial use.

ii. Should the digital negative files be lost, damaged of destroyed for the reasons beyond control, the photographers liability shall be limited to a full refund of any deposits and fees paid, but shall not include a refund for any goods already received.

7. PERSONAL ACCIDENT

i. Any directions issued to clients during a photographic shoot are deemed to be at said persons own risk. The photographer cannot be held responsible for any personal accidents during a photographic shoot. 

8. DELIVERY

i. The photographer will endeavour to deliver digital negative files as quickly as possible. However this could take up to 4-6 weeks during busy periods.