Policy for Photographic Wedding Services
We thank you for selecting us, as your photographers, for this special occasion. We have a few recommendations that will help ensure you get the most out of your session.
Upon invoicing, signature and/or client deposit, Photographer shall reserve the date and time agreed upon, and will not make any other reservation for that date and time. For this reason, all deposits are non-refundable, even if the date of the wedding is changed or wedding is cancelled for any reason.
No part of any order, including previews, will be delivered until the balance is paid in full. Payment for prints is required in full at the time of placing an order. Prints will not be ordered until payment is made. Client will receive photos on digital download with print release for personal use only. Digital download includes images for printing and may be used on the web, Facebook, or email. Client also understands that when publishing photos on websites, i.e. personal website, Facebook, etc., he/she will not edit the photos in any way, i.e. editing the watermark, cropping, filters, etc! NO EXCEPTIONS.
A deposit (also called, a retainer) is due at signing to hold the date. The deposit required for wedding photographic services 6 or more months from the date of booking is 35% of the total balance. The deposit required for wedding photographic services 6 or less months from the date of booking is 50% of the total balance. The complete balance must be paid in full no later than thirty (30) days before the date of the wedding. A $250 late fee will be assessed for balances unpaid by thirty (30) days before the date of the wedding. All deposits and payments are non-refundable.
4. Processing Time
Completion of processing and edits of wedding photographic services may take up to ten (10) to twelve (12) weeks from the last date of service for delivery. Last date of service includes but is not limited to date of final payment, date of last photographic service or any other service(s) rendered in association with the event.
5. Digital and Print Publishing.
Client agrees to give Cocoa & Co. photo credit, using the phrase, “photos by Cocoa & Co.”, when publishing, either online or in print, any or all Digital Images, by Cocoa & Co. All images by Cocoa & Co. displayed online, in print or onscreen will include the Cocoa & Co. watermark. NO EXCEPTIONS. Unwatermarked images can be leased.
6. Copyrights and Usage.
NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT: It is ILLEGAL to copy or reproduce these photographs without Photographer’s written permission, and violators of this Federal Law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties. Photographer retains copyright to the photographs. “Do I get the copyright to my images?” This is the most frequent question we're asked when meeting with new clients. So to help provide you with peace of mind when you receive "DIGITAL DOWNLOAD" it includes a print release.
A print release allows our client(s) to print the images for personal use (such as display in your home, scrapbooking, etc) and even share online in places such as Facebook and personal blogs. Print your photos as many times as you like (though we cannot guarantee results if you use a consumer photo lab). As long as the printed images are for your own use, no problem! What a print release does not allow: editing the image in any way, selling the image, using the image without express written permission from Cocoa & Co. in marketing/contests/commercial work, etc.
7. We LOVE what we do!
We LOVE weddings and can't wait to capture the story of your love through stunning images! A full copy of our policy for photographic services can be requested at the time of booking.