Terms and Conditions
All photographs and content of this website are the copyright of photographer Tessa Harri Carroll © 2023.
These may not be reproduced, copied or manipulated in any way or for any purpose without the written consent of photographer Tessa Harri Carroll.
If you want to use any of the images on this site, they may be available for licensing but this must be negotiated prior to any use with photographer Tessa Harri Carroll.
Terms and Conditions for Booking
All payments need to be with us before the full catalog of none watermarked images can be provided. Once payment in received a digital catalog of your images will be shared to you personally for you to download. The digital catalogs will remain active for a total of 1 month after which the folder will be moved to enable space on the cloud.
Any Payments, including deposits made are Non Refundable, should you cancel.
After a deposit is received/booking agreed a personal booking confirmation will be sent to you either via our initial communication form or email. This is an agreement between the two of us and will constitute a contract agreeing to all T&Cs.
In the very highly unlikely event that we cancel your booking, we will refund any deposits and money paid by you.
The photographer retains the right to use the photographs for the purpose of advertising or otherwise promotion of their work. Client agrees not to sell any of the files or prints without written permission from the photographer. The client agrees that they are singing a model release to allow the use of the photographs (of themselves) and those pictured at their booking, be it event, wedding or portrait shoot, for the photographer’s business purposes.
Regarding social media including, but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, and blogs. When published online it is required that citation of photographer be made. The client agrees that they will under no circumstances alter the photographer’s photographs that are placed in public or on the internet. As a photographer, I need photographs to be an accurate representation of my work so that future clients have a good understanding of my brand and style. The client agrees to be responsible for any family member, friend or other acquaintance who posts our photographs online and agrees that they cannot be altered in colour, or edited in any way.
The client agrees that the photographer can only capture the event that happens: weather, location, schedule complications, time restraints and subjects ability to cooperate, are all factors in the quality of the photographs. The photographer will not edit for physical size, hair, nor any other physical appearance issue other than blemishes.
The Photographer cannot be held responsible for any lack of coverage caused by the client or other members of the planned event/shoot or by any other means imposing any restrictions on the Photographer. In order to maintain a creative documentary style, the photographer cannot guarantee a photo of every detail.
Tessa Harri Carroll Photography reserve the right to change or add to these terms and conditions and none will be cancelled.
Understanding copyright and licensing
Copyright gives a photographer the right to control the ways in which their photographs may be used protecting them against the unlawful usage and unauthorised reproduction of their works.
Knowing the legal position on how and when images can be used is essential for both professional photographers and their clients.
The copyright in a photograph belongs to the person who took it under the Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988. This means that clients may only use photographs taken by a professional photographer in ways that have been agreed at the time they were commissioned.
If further uses are required at a later date, permission must be sought from the copyright holder and an additional fee agreed.
Copyright offers protection against unauthorised reproduction of the photographs and entitles the owner to economic benefit from this.
For this reason, it is essential that clients specify the uses to which images will be used – preferably in writing – when briefing the photographer and requesting a quotation. This agreement then forms part of the contract. The contract should cover how the work will be used, where (geographically) it will be used and for how long it will be used.
As stated above, under the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, copyright in any photograph automatically belongs to the photographer. Similar laws also apply in other countries.
Copyright can be assigned to another person or company, but only if the photographer Tessa Harri Carroll is in agreement. Assignment of copyright will be in writing, otherwise all copyright remains with the photographer Tessa Harri Carroll under the Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988.
It should be noted that while the client who commissioned the work may hold onto it, the photographer, being the copyright owner, has a clear right of access to the material.
When you commission photographer Tessa Harri Carroll to do work on your behalf the copyright to the images remains with the photographer.
The photographer Tessa Harri Carroll as the copyright holder retains the right to use any commissioned images publicly for self promotion.
Licensing allows photographers to keep the copyright in their work whilst giving their clients the freedom they need to use their photography in a range of contexts. A licence specifies the precise circumstances under which photographs may be used.
Once the licensed period has expired, the photographer has the right to have the originals returned in good condition and the client will cease to use further photographs from that set after the licensing date has passed.
Any printed products are non-returnable.