Good day. I am a photographer and I am b...

Asked by Megan on 25-10-2022 13:27:43
Question posted in the Consumer Protection Law category relating to Gauteng

Good day. I am a photographer and I am busy putting my terms and conditions together for the clients. I just want to make sure of a few things:

When a client pays a deposit and they decide not to use my service anymore, should I pay back the deposit? Even if I told other potential clients that I am booked on that day? 

May I decide to leave the wedding at any stage when one of the guests becomes a problem because they drank too much and make me uncomfortable? I am a woman photographer. 

What happens when ON THE DAY of the wedding I become ill, or death (my children or husband) or if I die in an accident on my way to the wedding? Or if one of my kids ends up in hospital? One can not arrange for another photographer on such short notice. How do you put that in your terms and conditions? 

Would really love to get your input. 



If you would like to view the entire answer, you will need to either login or register a FREE account.


DISCLAIMER: Advice or answers from Lawyers on South African Legal Advice are not substitutes for the proper advice of an Lawyer. South African Legal Advice is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Lawyer who assists with your question is not your Lawyer, and the response above is not to be considered to be legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains. The responses above are from individual Lawyers, not South African Legal Advice. The site and services are provided “as is”. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service.