T's & C's

  1. 1/we authorise the Studio to arrange the photography in accordance with the details the BOOKING FORM. I/ we are satisfied that these details are correct.

  2. An invoice will be issued on our intention to book the studio before the wedding or event for the remaining balance on the wedding photography package. The balance is to be paid in full no later than 14 days before the wedding.

  3. The Booking Deposit is not refundable but may be transferable. 

  4. I/we have received, read and understand the Studio’s price list, which has been confirmed for our assignment

    on payment of the deposit. I/we order within seven (7) days after the assignment.

  5. The booking of and any additional costs incurred for booking venues, photography locations, additional props etc are our responsibility or may be invoiced unless paid for separately.

  6. a) we are satisfied that the details on our booking form are correct and will confirm the details prior to the wedding. we agree to advise the hairdressers and make-up artists, the hire cars and the caterers of all the relevant times, details and locations as detailed here and to coordinate their services.

  7. (b) The details & times listed form part of this agreement and we agree to make every effort to cooperate in order for the Studio to fulfil its contracted photographic duty. we acknowledge the Studio cannot accept responsibility for the ‘extent’ of the photographic coverage if these details are incorrect or if we chose not to follow the agreed to schedule.

  8. To avoid disruption to the photographic coverage and to allow the Studio to fulfil its contracted duty, other photography by family and friends will be at the discretion of the Studio’s photographer.

  9. we accept the responsibility to contact the Studio, at least two weeks prior to wedding, to confirm details are correct and there are no alterations.

  10. we agree to immediately advise the Studio in writing of any alterations in the details listed here including postponement or cancellation of the wedding.

  11. In the event of cancellation of the wedding/portrait we agree that the deposit/ booking fee will be forfeited unless in cases of genuine hardship, but that the Studio may allow a claim towards other photography by the Studio within twelve (12) months of the date of this order.

  12. I/we agree the Studio owns the Copyright in all photographs. I/we give permission to the Studio to use any image of our sitting for industry competitions and as required subsequent usage, social media and for reasonable general promotional advertising for the Studio. The usage for any other purpose is to be renegotiated between the parties and requires specific permission by us.

  13. The digital files remain the property of the Studio and will be kept on file a period of 12 months. It is your responsibility to responsibly save and store your digital files. Regarding ordering printed photographs, I/we also understand:

    1. Orders must be placed within 7 days, otherwise prices current at the time of ordering will apply and I/ we will pay all reasonable freight and postage that I/we request

    2. All orders must be confirmed in writing and accompanied by full payment unless prior arrangement with the Studio had been made. Telephone orders require written confirmation with payment before the order can be processed.

    3. All orders shall remain the property of the Studio until full payment has been made. Orders cannot be separated for collection unless paid for in full.

    4. Should I/we fail to pay and collect any order within fourteen (14) days of notification of completion, the order shall be in default and the Studio shall charge a default charge of 1.5% per month (18% annual rate) on the unpaid balance (minimum monthly charge of $5.00). In addition, I/ we acknowledge that no future orders will be processed until the Order is paid in full.

    5. The Studio has no control over the environment in which the photographs are kept and that colour photographs, in common with all sensitised material and colour dyes, have limited life expectancy which is minimised when exposed to strong and prolonged sunlight, heat or fluorescent light sources. Photographs will last longer if displayed under better lighting conditions.

      14. I/we will use these photographs as agreed and understand they may not be edited, copied or reproduced unless written approval is granted by the Studio.


    6. All photographs are supplied to clients in a high resolution format and are intended for personal use only. If any images are required for commercial purposes, a request must be made in writing. The request must state where the image/s are to be used, by whom and for what purpose. Under no circumstances should any disc be sold to any agent or third party.

    7. For weddings the client will be supplied with either a disc/ USB or digital download consisting of a quantity of photos outlined on the invoice, of your day edited by The Studio Your order of any package of photography services hereunder includes the purchase of the final edited photographic images taken by in connection with the photography services provided to you for your wedding in the form of digital negatives (high resolution JPEG files) which will be made available to you via a disc approximately 8 weeks after the wedding date.

    8. For other portrait shoots you will receive min of 30 images in high resolution on disk and within a 3 week time frame unless otherwise stated. Commercial shoots to be negotiated depending on the clients requirements.

    9. While The Studio will make every effort to meet timeline goals and completion dates, they are an estimate only and we accept no liability of any kind arising out of a failure to meet these dates or any action taken by you in reliance upon any estimated timeframes.

    10. You will receive a selection of the images at the discretion of The Studio. This selection will reflect the best artistic and technical merit as well as telling the story of your wedding day. Aaron Shum Photography intends to capture all important details of the story of your wedding day or shoot but makes no guarantees as to the capture of any specific image or scene.

    11. In the event of death or injury Aaron Shum Photography will be released from photographing your event without penalty. Any money paid above the agreed deposit or travel deposit can be refunded.

    12. The before mentioned disclaimer shall also extend to include and shall also apply, in the event of any equipment malfunction or fault and/or damage caused to the equipment resulting from events outside of my control.

    13. After a booking has been made and should you cancel for any reason, you must notify us in writing. This can be done by email or by letter. The initial deposit is non-refundable.

    14. Client/s will agree that an entire wedding, event or shoot cannot be repeated, duplicated or re-enacted for the purposes of re-shooting the event and, as such, it is to be acknowledged by the Client/s that liability to Aaron Shum Photography will be strictly limited to any amounts paid thus far, with respect to these Terms and Conditions.