Terms & Conditions

The “Client” (or “you/r”) herein refers to the person or organisation, its representatives, successors, assignee's, agents and affiliates or family members requesting the provision of photographic services and supply of photographs.

The “Photographer” (or “us/our/we”) refers to Nadia Snyman Photography and all its photographers, directors, shareholders, representatives, associates, assistants, affiliates and/or assignee's.

Any payment made to us (deposit and/or final balance settlement) indicates that you have read and understood all the terms and conditions as set out in this document, in its entirety. Your payment signifies acceptance of these terms and conditions as a legally binding contract, unless otherwise objected to explicitly, and in writing, prior to accepting our service. No variation of the terms and conditions of this contract shall be recognised unless explicitly agreed to in writing. The commencement of the shoot signifies the acceptance of the Cost Estimate in its entirety, and the adoption of this agreement and all its terms and conditions by all parties.

This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa:

1. Photography Rates & Packages

Our rates and packages are valid for a limited time only and are subject to review from time to time, as we see fit. If you have received a Cost Estimate from us in the past or viewed our Packages on our website, you are by no means guaranteed of said rate, unless it is our current rate or has been expressly confirmed by us. Cost estimates are valid for 30 days only.

2. Booking Reservation

A 30% non refundable deposit is required to reserve your photo session date and photography package with Nadia Snyman Photography, as per our Invoice/Cost Estimate. 

3. Deposit and Payment
The deposit shall be applied towards the total cost of the service to be rendered. The balance of the complete package price must be paid 10 days before the day of event.

4. Additional Fees

The client is responsible for any additional travel fees at current AA rates, should we be required to travel more than 50km from Middelburg, Mpumalanga.

Where additional expenses are incurred by Nadia Snyman Photography due to changes in the original brief by the Client, the client agrees to pay such reasonable expenses and/or fees at the Nadia Snyman Photography’s normal rates.

Any additional fees due to the client’s choice of location (e.g. entrance fees, venue fees, etc.) will be for the client’s account. The client is responsible to confirm whether any such fees are applicable and for making any necessary arrangements in advance to use the relevant venue as location. Any prints, photo books and/or other products are additional, not included in your session fee and to be quoted on separately.

5. Non-payment or Breach of Contract

In the event of non-payment or other breach of this agreement by the client, the Client shall pay all the Photographer’s costs and expenses incurred in enforcement of the terms of this agreement, including the Photographer’s attorney’s fee and the License to Use contemplated in this agreement shall not exist and be of no force or effect.

6. Cancellation/Rescheduling of Photo Session

Any deposits paid are non-refundable, should you decide to cancel your photo shoot. If you have to re-schedule, please do so at least 14 days prior to your booking date, so that we have time to fill your booking slot.

 

Should you/your child/ren be ill or have a family emergency, death in the family or any other life altering situation, you may reschedule your session – please notify us as soon as possible (preferably at least 24hr in advance if possible).

 

If you have booked an outdoors/weather dependent photo session, we will contact and advise to re-schedule due to unsuitable weather, should your booking date be flexible. Your session will be moved to the next suitable/available date at no additional cost.

 

7.Location, Session Duration and Punctuality

The photo session duration will be according to your selected package at the location of your choice (additional travel costs may apply). For any family, maternity, couple or pet shoots, we suggest an outdoor location, which makes for beautiful, memorable images. Generally early morning or late afternoon is the best time to allow for ideal lighting conditions (exact time dependent on season).

 

Please be on time for your photo session, whether it is at your home or on location. Please let us know if you are running late. However, please be aware that your slot will still start at the scheduled time and not at the time of arrival, which will result in less time for your session and possibly less final images. Please keep in mind that we may have other responsibilities after your session and therefore may have to cancel, if you are unreasonably late. In which case the client will forfeit the full session fee and will have to reschedule the session at an additional cost, when we have a suitable opening available.

8. Copyright

Nadia Snyman Photography is hereby recognised and constituted as the Author of the commissioned works (images and products) produced and shall be the owner of the copyright therein in South Africa and throughout the world and acknowledged as such.

The client is hereby granted an Exclusive Licence for Use in South Africa (which may not be transferred or assigned without the express written consent of the Photographer) – for personal use only – conditional upon receipt of full payment by Nadia Snyman Photography, within the payment period agreed. No other right besides those specifically included in the licence are granted in respect of the work(s). All rights not expressly granted to the client, remain the exclusive property of Nadia Snyman Photography.

No images produced by Nadia Snyman Photography may be edited or reproduced in any manner without explicit written consent. The client may not redistribute any photographs for profit, commercial endeavors, professional display, photographic competitions or any use other than your own private use. All photographic materials, including but not limited to digital files, remain the exclusive property of Nadia Snyman Photography. Raw and/or unedited files will not be provided to the client under any circumstances.

9. Editorial Use and Styled Shoots

The Client and/or fellow Service Provider/s agrees to provide a credit line (byline) in the form of the Photographer’s trade name (Nadia Snyman Photography) in type no smaller than the nearest text and immediately adjacent to the image used, or the editorial fee is converted to the full commercial rate. All service providers hereby agree to give credit to Nadia Snyman Photography for all images produced and provided to them by Nadia Snyman Photography, as described above.

No Archive: the image(s) may not be stored or archived after insertion and must be deleted.

 

10. Model Release, Consent and Photographer’s Use of Images

Nadia Snyman Photography retains the right to use the photographs or images in any manner, at any time and in any part of the world for self-promotional purposes – including but not limited to advertising, publication, publicity, display, web content or anything else promoting our business. The client hereby releases Nadia Snyman Photography and its legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability in relation to said photographs.

The client hereby consents and agrees that Living Light Photography has the right to take photographs of you and/or your child(ren), pets and/or property, if applicable. The client hereby certifies that he/she is the parent or legal guardian of any minor(s) as represented in this contract, if applicable and have the legal right and authority to execute the model release, as stipulated in this contract, on behalf of the minor(s) – to be used as described above.

11. Liability

In the unlikely event that the photographer is injured, becomes too ill or are medically unable to photograph the session, Nadia Snyman Photography will make every effort to schedule a makeup session at the next available date at no additional cost, or return the client’s deposit should we be unable to do so. If the photographer cannot fulfill this Contract due to fire or other casualty, strike, act of God, or other cause beyond the control of the parties, we will return the client’s deposit/fees paid, but shall have no further liability with respect to this contract.

 

Nadia Snyman Photography takes the utmost care to prevent this, but in the unlikely event that images have been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed for reasons within or beyond Nadia Snyman Photography’s control, liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the session or to schedule a makeup session at no additional cost to the client.

Although Nadia Snyman Photography will do our best to avoid any accidents and/or incidents from happening, the client releases all employees of Nadia Snyman Photography, from all liabilities, claims and damages that may result from any accidents or incidents that may happen during the session.

 

The Client agrees to indemnify and save harmless the Photographer against all liabilities, claims and legal costs arising out of the Client’s use of the photographs.

 

Nadia Snyman Photography is by no means responsible for the quality of services (printing and other) provided by its business partners/other 3rd parties.

 

12. Images & Products

Nadia Snyman Photography reserves the right to artistically interpret, photograph and represent any scene, for instance resulting in some images being colour and some B&W. Should the images be rejected for any reason whatsoever after the shoot, the client will still be liable for the payment of the Invoice based on the final Cost Estimate in full.

All image size is approximate. The photographer will provide a pleasing colour balance but cannot guarantee exact colour matching. It is sometimes not possible to record on film or print the exact colour as seen by the human eye

Standard portrait retouching includes:blemish removal,eye brightening, teeth whitening, contouring and general editing to contrast. levels, saturation, exposure etc. for a styled effect.

 

No License for Use will be granted in respect of rejected images notwithstanding payment as aforementioned.

 

Quantity of images depend on your selected package and final images are carefully selected by us. Nadia Snyman Photography will do our best to ensure that you have a reasonable amount of final images, but there is no guarantee of the quantity of images provided, due to many factors and variables contributing to the photo session, including, but not limited to the weather, the cooperation of yourself, your spouse, children and/or pets, etc. – for which we will not be held liable.

 

No images will be “re-done” on account of models not cooperating. All images provided are final and subject to the photographer’s discretion and creativity. If any additional photographs or editing is requested after final images have been supplied, it will be subject to an additional editing rate of R500/hr.

 

You will receive 5 “teaser” images 24 hours after your photo session, either via Facebook (to share) or by email. The retouching takes approximately 3 - 6 weeks to complete depending on the level of retouching required, amount of images to be retouched and photographer's schedule.

Online gallery will be available for client to download high resolution images for a duration of time specified to client

A Gallery of images will be posted to facebook for their convenience, the client will be tagged in these images.

Nadia Snyman photography reserves the right to post a few images to their website. It is important to understand that client images also serves as advertisement. For whatever reason client doesn't want images posted to social media written request and reason must be emailed prior to to photo session. If  photographer does not deem reason for request valid, a small fee of R 300.00 will be charged on invoice for missed advertisement

Once final and branded product is ready, photographer will arrange date and time for collection/delivery. If canvas or other products are included with package, client will choose photo and send photo number to photographer to be printed. Nadia Snyman Photography will endeavor every effort to deliver these extra products, totally dependent on third-party (printing company), as soon as possible. 

Due to the nature of custom photography, all images/sales are final and cannot be cancelled should you order any prints, books etc.

Nadia Snyman Photography will keep all images on archive for a reasonable amount of time (at least 1 year from the date of completion), after which it may be permanently discarded. It is the client’s responsibility to backup any digital files you receive.