Copyright

All Photographs and/or videos produced by Luisa Rome Photography are protected by Federal Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and may not be reproduced in any manner without Luisa Rome Photography’s explicit written permission until final payment is received.

Upon final payment being received, limited copyright ownership of the resulting photographs/videos will be transferred to the client under the following condition, where the photographs /videos are the property of the client for personal use and for the purposes of the reproduction and giving of photographs/videos to friends/relatives.

When sharing these photographs/videos on the internet, including social media sites, for photographs, you must use the web resolution watermarked photographs. Videos will include credits to those involved and Luisa Rome Photography. Failing to do so, can result in Luisa Rome Photography requesting for these photographs/video to be removed from the site(s). Any amendments made to watermarked photographs/video that are shared or loaded across social media sites, will result in Luisa Rome Photography requesting for these photographs/video to be removed from the site(s). Any distribution of these amended photographs/video for personal or professional use, may result in legal action by Luisa Rome Photography or any chosen representative of the business.

Reservation & Payment

A written agreement and booking retainer are required to reserve our services for the specified coverage of your photo shoot.

The booking retainer will be 50% of the total invoice and must be paid to secure your booking. The full balance must be paid prior to the agreed day. Refer to ‘Payment Details’ for payment options.

The booking retainer may be non-refundable in the event of a cancellation. If cancellation is advised 2 or more weeks before the shoot date, then 70% of the booking retainer will be refunded. All cancellations must be received in writing.

Payment details

Please advise option choice when booking the shoot. Payments can be made via:

  • Cash (exact change is preferred)
  • Credit Card / EFTPOS (Note: a 3% surcharge will apply.)
  • Direct transfer – deposit funds into the following account:

Account Name:     Luisa Rome Photography

BSB Number:         083 004

Account Number: 156 815 257

Important: When transferring funds, ensure your details and the invoice / reference details are listed

Collaboration                   

The client is responsible for advising all photographic/video requirements of the assignment relating to important individuals for informal or candid photographs/video to the photographer. The photographer will not be held accountable for not photographing/filming desired people if the client does not clearly express this prior to or during the assignment.

Luisa Rome Photography is not responsible if key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during photography sessions or for missed photographs due to details not revealed to Luisa Rome Photography.

Exhibition                          

The client grants Luisa Rome Photography permission to keep a copy of, or display selected photographs/video resulting from this assignment as an example of Luisa Rome Photography’s work for portfolio, marketing and advertising purposes, or entrance into photographic competitions and releases all claims to profits that may arise from use of images.

Limit of Liability               

In the unlikely event that the photographer is injured or becomes too ill to photograph/film the event, Luisa Rome Photography will make every effort to secure a replacement photographer. If the situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found, responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received in line with the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and Fair Trading Act 2012.

Luisa Rome Photography takes the utmost care with respect to exposure, transportation, and processing the photographs/video. However, in the unlikely event, Luisa Rome Photography’s liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event package where:

  • Photographs/video have been lost, stolen or destroyed for reasons beyond Luisa Rome Photography’s control
  • The limit of liability for the partial loss of originals shall be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of total number of originals

In the unlikely scenario that equipment is damaged or compromised by anyone other than Luisa Rome Photography whilst at the photography event, the client is liable to pay the insurance excess.

Post-Production                             

Unless specifically offered, post-production of photographs/video does not include airbrushing processing. Processing and enhancing the photographs/video includes, but is not limited to, manipulating the photographs/video to fix technical aspects like exposure, contrast, white balance, saturation as well as manipulating colour tones (e.g. sepia, black and white). Airbrushing photographs/video can be offered if requested, and will be incorporated into the package quote and price.

Completion Schedule                   

Finalised digital post-processing and short film creation can take up to 4 – 6 weeks (depending on duration of event). The photographs can also be made available online in a private gallery (if requested, will be incorporated into the package quote and price). Following this time, if an album or prints have been ordered, a consultation will be required in order to select the client’s favourite shots for inclusion into the album and enlargement.

FOR EVENTS

Pre-Event Consultation                

For events (including weddings, birthday parties etc.), the parties agree to a pre-event consultation before the event date in order to finalise the actual shooting times, locations, and the client’s request list (in writing) for specific photographs.

For other event types, where the client wishes to request for specific photographs during the event, please provide this list to Luisa Rome Photography prior to the event. The client may request for a pre-event consultation to discuss.

Event Collaboration

Luisa Rome Photography recommends that the client designate an ‘event guide’ to point out important individuals for informal or candid photographs to the photographer during the event that they wish to have photographed. The photographer will not be held accountable for not photographing desired people if there is no one to assist in identifying people or gathering people for photographs.

Safety

Luisa Rome Photography reserves to right to terminate coverage and leave the location of the event(s) if the photographer from Luisa Rome Photography experiences inappropriate, threatening, hostile or offensive behaviour from person(s) at the event(s); or in the event that the safety of the photographer from Luisa Rome Photography is in question.