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Policies and Conditions

Ryan Smith Photography


Welcome to Ryan Smith Photography's website. This site is owned and operated by Ryan Smith and/or its content providers. All of the content shown on this site, including, but not limited to photographs, images, text are the exclusive intellectual property of Ryan Smith and/or its content providers. The Content is protected by US and international copyrights. No Content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, republished, manipulated, altered, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without Ryan Smith's written permission and/or a payment of a fee or other arrangement. These images are NOT ROYALTY FREE and are NOT WITHIN the PUBLIC DOMAIN. You may only view the Content for your personal, non commercial use. Use of the content for any other purpose, including but not limited to use of the Content as the basis for another photographic concept or story concept, is a violation of Ryan Smith's copyrights and or its content providers. In the event of an infringement of these user agreement terms, you will be notified and invoiced the industry standard Triple Fee for unauthorized usage and/or prosecuted for Copyright violations.


Ryan Smith Photography values its customers and respects their need to feel secure while viewing our site. We have worked very hard to provide a viewer-friendly environment that features many of our beautiful photography, products, and services. We will use the information that you provide us only in order to contact you and will not provide your contact information to any other companies. We reserve the right to update or change this privacy policy at any time.


The Price: This contract is for package indicated above. The couple agrees that they are liable to pay the full cost of the wedding package purchased. A deposit of $150 is required at the time of booking, together with a signed contract. Your Wedding date is confirmed once funds have cleared. A 14-day unconditional refund policy exists. Please contact us in writing within 14 days to cancel your booking and receive a complete refund. All prices quoted below are inclusive of the booking fee. All prices quoted at time of booking will be honored, regardless of the actual booked date and whether prices rise or fall. Prices in force at time of booking are those written on this contract, which is accepted by the signature of both parties and the payment of $200 booking fee. The balance is due prior to the Wedding date.

Cancellation: The client may cancel their contract at any times. After 14 days the following charges apply: If the Photographer has to cancel this contract for reasons beyond their control, for example including but not limited to death, injury or sickness, the Photographer's liability shall be limited to a full refund of all monies paid, including the booking fee. Where the photographer must cancel, the photographer will attempt to find a replacement that is acceptable to the couple and attempt to negotiate a similar package on a best efforts basis. No guarantee of a replacement can be made. Where a replacement can be found, the couples will enter a new agreement with the replacement photographer. The client may cancel this contract at any time, subject to the following charges. From the date the contract is signed to 1 calendar month away from the booked date, the couple's liability is limited to the initial booking fee only. Less than 3 calendar months the couple is liable to pay 25% of the overall package price. The photographer recommends that wedding insurance be taken out which will cover all suppliers fee's should the wedding be cancelled.

Complaints Procedure: In the unexpected case of complaint the couple should raise the complaint with the photographer in writing within 21 days from the date of receipt of the prints. The Photographer endeavors to respond to any complaints within 48 hours.

Privacy: The Photographer will store your name and wedding details. These details will not be made available to any individual or organization other than the Photographer and photographer's staff. Ryan Smith will store your personal details on a private secure database where they will be unavailable to any companies or individuals apart from Ryan Smith Photography. Should you wish to permanently remove your details from our database please advise us in writing.

Copyright & Model Release: We the Couple give the Photographer and all licensees and assignees the absolute right to copyright and use the photograph(s) taken at our wedding and any other reproduction or adaptations thereof, in whole or in part, alone or in composite or altered form, or in conjunction with any wording or other photographs or drawings, for advertising, publicity, editorial or any other purpose including use on the Internet and World Wide Web or transmission by any other electronic means. We the couple understand that we do not own the copyright in the photograph(s), and that we waive any right to inspect or approve the finished use of the photograph(s) and that the copyright of the photograph(s) belongs to the above-named photographer. We hereby release and discharge the Photographer and all licensees and assignees from any liability whatsoever, by reason of any distortion or alteration or use in composite or other form, whether intentional or not, which may occur in the making or use of the photograph(s).

Artistic License: The photographer shall strive to accommodate reasonable requests in regard to poses used, locations used and group shots taken. The Photographer shall however be granted artistic license in relation to the poses photographed, the location used and the group shots taken. The Photographers Judgment regarding the location/poses/groups and number of photographs taken shall be deemed correct. Due to the vagaries of the weather and the willingness of subjects it may not be possible to capture all the photographs requested. The photographer shall also be granted artistic license during the editing and post-production of the images provided to the couple.

Color Matching: The photographer cannot guarantee exact color matching owing to anomalous reflections caused by a combination of certain dyes and materials especially man-made fibers. It is sometimes impossible to record on film the exact color as seen by the human eye.

Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer: The Photographer agrees that every effort will be made to provide high quality photographic services. In the unlikely event that a catastrophic mechanical failure should occur to the Photographer's equipment or that the Photographer is unable to provide the couple with the agreed upon photography services and/or products, or if the quality of the services and/or products is deemed to be substandard by the couple, the Photographer and the couple agree that the Photographer is not responsible for any other consequential damages, emotional or otherwise and that the Photographer's liability shall be limited to a full refund of all monies paid. The Couple agree that an entire wedding cannot be replicated, re-enacted or repeated for the purpose of a re-shoot and limits the Photographer's liability to the refund of all monies paid under this contract. Neither party shall be liable for indirect or consequential loss.

Fulfillment of Contractual Obligations: Photography is a subjective medium and while some people may like a picture, others may not. The contractual obligations of this contract will therefore be considered fulfilled once all features of the selected product detailed above have been fulfilled. The couple agrees that not all images provided by the photographer may be to their liking and concede that not every image the photographer attempts to capture will be successful. The photographer will overshoot so that after editing, the contractual obligations of this contract are still fulfilled. The couple and photographer agree that failure to produce at least 100 images for a wedding or 20 images for portraits will result in automatic compensation and settlement at a rate equal to the proportion of the images not received in relation to the overall package value. For instance given a package value of $1000.00, should the photographer provide only 90 photographs, (90% of 100) the couple will automatically be given a 10% compensation of $100.00.

License to Reprint & Redistribute: Where negatives or high resolution images on CD are provided to the Couple, I the Photographer give the couple license and right to reprint those images and distribute for personal use, including use on a personal website. They may not be sold or used in any commercial publication or website without the photographers consent. Where negatives or high resolution images on CD are not provided, I the Photographer reserve the sole right of reproduction. Reprint or other reproductions, including those made in electronic form are expressly forbidden..