Terms & Conditions
Arrival Time: Based on package chosen, Photographers are scheduled for 6, 8, or 10 hours. It is up to the client to schedule accordingly to maximize the time frame of photographers arrival and end time. *Including driving time. Client will charged the a la cart price for an extra hour if needed longer than time scheduled.
Pre Event Consultation: The parties agree to a pre-wedding consultation with photographer (by phone, email, or in person) to discuss and confirm location, event parking, final shooting times, any special requests, list of family to include, desired shots and vision for Portrait session, and any other final details that may need to be discussed.
Client agrees to confirm the schedule one-week prior to the event and to send the Photographer a copy of the invitation prior to the wedding. *Notification of any changes in schedule or location must be made in a timely manner. Changes can be made by phone with a follow-up email for documentation.
Wedding Package: We are so excited you chose us to capture your special day! Our goal is to document each priceless moment of your wedding day with great focus on the details of the following: wedding preparation, ceremony, reception and any before and after requests you may want us to cover. Emotions speak louder than words and we strive to capture them in an artistic fashion. During your couple portrait time (generally this is one hour after the ceremony while your guests enjoy cocktail hour), we will stage various poses of bride and groom, wedding party and family members at different locations of the wedding venue. The rest of the wedding, we will be looking for opportunities to capture candid moments during the ceremony and reception in an unobtrusive way. This package includes our time as photographers (Ariel + Raul), digital editing, and online gallery. You will receive unique edits of all photographs. The couple will have full rights to the digital photographs and will receive them on a DVD or USB stick. Additionally, we will post all photographs on a web album for family and friends of the bride and groom to view, download at no additional cost and without watermarks. Both web and DVD albums will display all photos from wedding day. You will also receive full printing rights. If a package is selected with video included, client will receive a 3-6 minute edited film by Psalms Thirty Four. Client will also receive all *unedited clips on a USB to store for archival purposes. Additionally client will receive the video hosted + Link to share with Family & Friends.
Requests: Due to the unpredictable and uncontrollable nature of weddings, Psalms Thirty Four can make NO guarantees regarding the delivery of a specific photograph, family member included, specific shots requested. We will make every reasonable effort to meet the desires of the client. Client must be able to provide a written list of family members, people, groupings, wedding party shots, and VIP guests, that you feel are most important to include in portrait session time. Psalms Thirty Four shall not be held responsible for any person present at the wedding ceremony/ reception that were not photographed/filmed. The clients also agree to give the Psalms Thirty Four sufficient warning of key events and audio equipment at the wedding to enough time to prepare. ex: bouquet and garter toss, cutting the cake, speeches, and any special dances. Please note that not all guests at weddings like having their photo/video taken. In such cases Psalms Thirty Four will use their discretion but cannot be held responsible for a lack of photos/filming of these people.
Model Release: This contract serves as a model release giving Psalms Thirty Four (Photography, Videography, Raul Esparza, Ariel Esparza) the irrevocable right to use all photographs/films in all forms and in all social media platforms, without and restriction as to changes, or alterations, advertising, trade, promotion, or any lawful purposes. Ariel + Raul can grant use of the images to third parties and all compensation for use and credit for the images to remain the of property Ariel + Raul. Client waives any right to inspect or approve the photographs/film, final versions, incorporating the photographs. This release is binding on the Client, their legal representatives, heirs, and assigns. The client agrees that they are signing a model release to allow the use of their photographs/film (of themselves) for the photographer’s business purposes.
Social Media: By agreeing to this contract, you are giving Psalms Thirty Four permission to post photos/film taken on your wedding day on all forms social media. When clients want to publish and share their wedding photos on social media, citation or tag of our photography name is required up to two months after wedding date. Website information is encouraged. The client agrees that they will under no circumstances alter the photographs/film (unless with permission by Psalms Thirty Four) that are placed in public on the internet.
RE-EDITS: The client agrees to be responsible for any family member or friend who posts our photographs/film online and *agrees that they cannot be cropped (with the exception of the forced cropping for Facebook’s Timeline), altered in color, or re-edited in any way. The client agrees that they will under no circumstances alter the photographs (unless with permission by Psalms Thirty Four) that are placed in public on the internet. As a photographer, We need photographs that are placed online to be accurate representations of our work so that future clients have a good understanding of the type of photographs that they’ll receive. The Client is trusting the Psalms Thirty Four's unique judgment when editing, retouching and finalizing the photos. Photographer is not required to re-edit any photos upon Client’s disapproval, but is open to re-editing no more than 5 photos. This does not include retouching (editing or manipulating the body, skin or environment in a way that is not an actual portrayal of Client or Event). Any additional editing will require purchase at Psalms Thirty Four’s discretion.
Images and Copyrights: All photographs/video taken by Psalms Thirty Four are their property, will remain their property. Client hereby waives any claims for ownership, income, editorial control and use of the images. Psalms Thirty Four grants the Client's permission to make copies of the images under the following conditions. The images/film taken by the Psalms Thirty Four are for their personal use by the Clients and their friends and relatives. Sale, Publication or any Commercial use of the photographs/film is not allowed without prior written permission from Psalms Thirty Four.
Paparazzi Wedding Guests: Your guests will most likely have digital cameras and all your guests will want to photograph the Clients during family session or individual portraits time. In the spirit of cheerful cooperation the Clients agree to give the Photographers precedence over the guests in order to take the photographs required to capture to tell the wedding day story. Ariel + Raul cannot be held liable for a lack of wedding photos/film if guests taking their own photos of the Clients continually interrupt the Photographer's work.
Retainer Fee and Cancellation Policy: In the event of the Clients cancelling the wedding for whatever reason the retainer fee (30%) is non-refundable. If for any reason, the Client no longer wishes to continue the Agreement between the Client and Photographer, it is the responsibility of the Client to cancel the contract 60 days prior to the wedding. If the Client cancels services within 60 days of the date depending or services, the Client is still responsible for the full payment of the services on the date agreed. The retainer is kept by photographer. This is to protect the Photographer financially and ensure that the Photographer can meet financial obligations in an appropriate time period. This contract between Psalms thirty Four and the Client who signs it shall not become effective until it is signed and the initial amount due has been paid. At the time the contract takes effect, Psalms thirty four photography shall reserve the date and time agreed upon, and not make any other reservations or accept any other clients for said date and time. For this reason, in the event that Client cancels the contract for any reason, all monies paid shall be retained by Psalms thirty four in order to offset its loss of business. Cancellations more than 60 days prior to the event will result in Psalms Thirty Four being entitled to keep the retainer and neither party shall have any further liability or obligation under this Agreement.
Harassment: Ensuring the appropriate behavior of all guests and other persons at the wedding and other events covered by Psalms Thirty Four shall be the responsibility of Client. In the event Photographer or their employee experiences any inappropriate, threatening, hostile or offensive behavior from any guest or other person at the wedding or other event (including, but not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature) then the following process shall be followed: first offense: a verbal warning will be issued to a family member of the client; second offense: the offending person will be required to leave the wedding or event; third offense: Psalms Thirty Four will end wedding coverage immediately and leave the event, Psalms Thirty Four shall be entitled to retain all monies paid hereunder and client agrees to relieve and hold Psalms Thirty Four harmless as a result of incomplete wedding or event photography coverage.
Meals: A full meal is to be provided for Psalms Thirty Four and/or assistant to be consumed while Client is eating, in a location separate from the wedding guests.
Responsibilities: Unless agreed upon in advance, Psalms Thirty Four shall be the exclusive photographers or videographers retained for the event. Psalms Thirty Four may bring one assistant at their discretion, or if package three is selected with video. Videographers or Photographers and other vendors must not obstruct or interfere with the official photography or videography and are not allowed to take any still photos during formal sessions. Wedding guests may take photos, but it is the responsibility of Client to prevent family and friends from interfering with Psalms Thirty Four's duties. Psalms Thirty Four are not responsible for compromised coverage due to causes beyond their control such as other people's camera or flash, the lateness of the bride, groom, family members and bridal party members or other principles, weather conditions, schedule complications, rendering of decorations, or restrictions of the venues or officiate. Psalms Thirty Four are not responsible for existing backgrounds or lighting conditions which may negatively impact or restrict the photography coverage.
Image Storing/ Archiving: Once the files are delivered to the client, it is the client’s sole responsibility to protect and retain their images for the future. It is highly recommended that DVDs or USB drives be duplicated and stored in multiple locations that are cool and dry. (Technology can be fickle; one of the best ways to ensure the client’s images will last for generations is for the client to print them.) The online album given will have an expiration. It will be available for download for a TWO months after the date of delivery. *ARCHIVE FEE (2 months) You will have two month to download your photo session and store it for safe keeping. If the Client does not preform the necessary acts in order to attain the Work within two month after the date of the Assignment, the Client shall be charged a $100 archive fee to regain access of unattained work.
Limit of Liability: If Psalms Thirty Four becomes ill or injured and cannot supply the wedding services agreed upon, Psalms Thirty Four will offer to book a replacement wedding photographer with similar style, values, and pricing. If replacement photographer cannot be found then a full refund of any payments will be given. Psalms Thirty Four has working methods in place to prevent loss or damage to your images. However, if there is a possibility that images may be lost, stolen or destroyed for any reasons in a uncontrollable event, solely under these circumstances you are agreeing to not take legal action against Psalms Thirty Four Photography.
Completion Schedule: Image Processing and Post Production for *Photography creation can take approximately six to eight weeks after the wedding date. Post processing for a Film can take up to 6 months after wedding date. Psalms Thirty Four will try to get a “preview” of favorite photos from your special day but there is no guarantee. Photographs will take no longer than eight weeks, unless previously discussed with the client. Verbal or Written. (email) The final post production and editing styles, and overall look of the images are left to the discretion of the Psalms Thirty Four. All work will be made available to client 6-8 weeks after the date of the session, Unless otherwise discussed between two parties, verbal or in writing. Videography will be made available 3-6 months.
Specific Content: Psalms Thirty Four and Client agree that Psalms Thirty Four is not responsible for any specific content (editing, images, video clips, sound clips, etc.) that are not delivered. Client acknowledges that Psalms Thirty Four uses a artistic and cinematic approach with creating content and editing. All content delivered to Client are within the sole discretion of Psalms Thirty Four. Any failure by Psalms Thirty Four to deliver any specific content is not a breach of this Agreement, does not result in a refund of any money paid by Client to Psalms Thirty Four, and Client has not further remedy against Psalms Thirty Four.