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No, therefore my prices are NOT subject to VAT without advance notice.
I carry £5,000,000 public liability with £25,000 professional indemnity and employers liability. As of 2020, I’ve reluctantly had to add a more robust cancellation policy for weddings and events which you’ll find in your booking form. I’ll always try to be flexible if I’m available to follow you to your new date. However, I strongly recommend you have insurance in place to cover any additional risks, including up to 80% of your photography package price, should you need to cancel or postpone for any reason.
A £350 deposit is required to secure weddings booked more than 2 weeks in advance. A float for significant travel expenses may be requested. Otherwise, the invoice will be issued after your Photohub goes live, at which point your balance is due within 14 days. Prints, discs and albums require payment prior to dispatch.
Deposits, day fee, albums and discs can be settled with bank transfers, cash or cheques payable to Harry Richards. Photostore and Queensberry products can be paid for through Paypal as well.
I have photographed nearly 400 weddings and am happy to say that I have a 100% attendance record. Should it become clear that I will be unable to attend, I would make contact with you at the earliest opportunity and, where possible I will introduce comparable photographers.
2x Sony A9 cameras with 35, 50 & 85mm f1.4 prime lensesd. I also shoot with 16-35 & 70-200mm f2.8 zooms. I do also have a 50mm Macro, collapsable backgrounds, stands and 4 Godox flash heads with softboxes. This extra equipment takes time to setup so I usually attend with this if arranged in advance.
After more than 20 years using traditional Nikon DSLR cameras, I made the switch to silent Sony in 2018. Truth be told, it was a wrench to begin with! Sony have become the clear market leaders for full frame professional mirrorless digital cameras and have teamed up with Zeiss for much of their premium glass. Low light performance matches Nikon and Canon and the intelligent focusing system is light years ahead. I couldn’t be happier!
The photographer typically retain copyright but you have a full licence to print and share all full resolution images at your discretion. Where possible, I ask for a credit to Harry Richards Photography and a link to reportography.com. Full resolution images are included as standard for event jobs and are available on the optional datastick for wedding jobs. Lower resolution images will be watermarked and are included on all wedding and event reference gallery within your photostore.
I choose and grade your enhanced selection for colour, density and sharpness as standard. I may also do a little photoshop work but I do my best to keep your mastered images natural.
I select and edit 30+ images for standard events or 50+ images for premium events and weddings. Images may be rejected for technical or creative reasons, a little like peelings and bones in a restaurant. Reputable photographers are keen to avoid being associated with any work that doesn’t meet their personal high standards. However, if you feel there might be a particular image missing, I’m usually able to have a look through the source material to see if there’s something I’ve missed.
This is a personal option but usually clients allow me discretion to edit around 25-35% in black & white.
Many couples are guided by venues to use their regular photographers. The venues are more confident they will keep to the time table and often have good working relationships which sometimes include a commission. I do not take or pay commissions for any wedding referrals I make or receive. While knowing your way around a venue is obviously an advantage, it doesn’t take long to do and I aim to arrive in good time before I begin shooting. I do offer a venue visit service but I find such requests are very rare. As a reportage photographer, I don’t need to stage your event like a photoshoot. I am flexible and I follow the action wherever it may go. If I haven’t shot at your venue before, I thoroughly enjoy exploring a place through fresh eyes but the focus of my attention is the people and the light they reflect.
If I’m to attend for 6+ hours, I’d be grateful for something to eat.
Not usually a problem. I automatically charge by the hour as stipulated in my price list so if you overrun, please be aware of this. I will consult with you before finishing so you will be able to decide if you wish me to stay longer on the day. I may have commitments outside your booked hours so it’s worth advising of possible overruns in advance.
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