Terms

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Thank you for considering Zoe Larkin Photography for your upcoming wedding.

How can I serve you?

If you’re on this page, it means you are here to read the terms & conditions of an exclusive offer I’m currently running. As I’m starting out my business at the moment, I’m looking to build mutually beneficial collaborations with the right wedding clients in order to achieve a certain style and look on which I will build my art and livelihood. You can see my current pricing list here to get a sense of where I’ll be pitching myself pricewise.

In my business, I would like to photograph alternative and artistic, offbeat and quirky, boho and vintage-inspired weddings. In a nutshell, weddings that are truly individual and not cookie-cutter or traditional. So, not so much of the typical white poufy strapless dress, multi-tiered white cake, matchy-matchy decor, cheesy ‘Mr & Mrs’ signs, bridesmaids-in-lavender kind of weddings.

I’m talking one-of-a-kind, but not in the sense way that every wedding is one-of-a-kind, but think offbeat, quirky, eccentric, artistic, alternative. I’m not talking about some crazy gimmcky theme, but weddings that have style, personality & confidence by the bucketload.

You can get a better idea visually of my style by looking at my Instagram page or my styled shoots or engagement galleries.

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What do you need to do?

To obtain the photography I’m offering, all I ask is that certain terms are met – nothing tricksy, I’m just being as transparent as I can, which is a hallmark of my business. The way I see it, although you’re not paying in cash, you’re giving me something even more valuable – the chance to make images at your wedding, that I can use on my website to build my portfolio to get well-paying jobs in the future!

You meanwhile – and I really appreciate you doing this – would be getting amazing images while taking a chance on someone who really doesn’t have a huge amount of experience, but is extremely committed, reliable, technically competent and professional. Of course, we will meet as soon as we’ve established that we are a match for each other!

So now we are on the same page, let’s see if your wedding ticks the boxes, to be able to redeem the offer! Nothing is finalized until you’ve signed my contract.

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What are the terms?

– Your wedding must take place on or before 30th November 2017

– You will sign a model release form and my standard wedding contract. The model release means I am able to use images showing your likeness in my promotional materials and on the web, though I won’t sell your images to anyone else. The contract highlights matters like copyright, attribution, what happens in the event of illness and many other matters that are pretty standard. You can review all of this before signing, of course. If you are unhappy with anything, you do not need to sign and you’re free to go elsewhere.

– You must make the time to have a consultation with me, where we’ll chat over coffee and you’ll give me a clear idea of your wedding and your personalities. This is standard for any wedding photographer worth their salt. This will also be our opportunity to figure out whether we get on and feel comfortable around each other. Why is this important? We will be in regular communication before the wedding, and I’ll be the only wedding vendor at your side your entire wedding day, plus we’ll be in touch for months afterwards while I design your wedding album or guide you through purchasing prints, so it’s super important we click! Great images are not possible without a great relationship based on mutual trust and respect.

– You’ll provide me with a meal at your wedding, please. Doesn’t have to be what the guests are eating, but enough to tide me over! (I’ve no dietary restrictions)

– You take the time to familiarize yourself with my style, and that you actually like it! The style of photography I offer is fixed (you can read more about it here).

– You should fall in love with your wedding photographer’s work, before they even photograph your wedding. If my work just doesn’t do it for you, then carry on looking until you find the photographer whose images you are in love with! You’ll know when you find him/her!

What if there’s an overwhelming response?

In the event there are more respondents to the promotion than I expect or require, priority will be given to:

– Those whose weddings take place sooner

– Those whose personality, venue or style aligns the best with my vision/ style

 

I reserve the right not to take you on as a client if I decide that our working together wouldn’t be a good fit, even after we meet. Once you sign my contract though, consider it totally confirmed and I will be there!

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