Contract for Wedding Photography Services

This is a contract for Wedding Photography Services


This agreement is between ____________________ and ____________________, hereinafter
referred to as the "Clients", and ____________________, hereinafter referred to as the

Date of Wedding: ____________________
Start Time: ____________________
Ceremony Time: ____________________
Ending Time: ____________________
Other Times/Arrangements and Services agreed on: ____________________


Address: ____________________
Email: ____________________
Phone: ____________________

Address: ____________________
Email: ____________________
Phone: ____________________

Name of Location: ____________________
Address: ____________________
Phone: ____________________

Name of Location: ____________________
Address: ____________________
Phone: ____________________

Addtional Contact 1
Name: ____________________
Mobile Number: ____________________

Additional Contact 2
Name: ____________________
Mobile Number: ____________________
Additional contacts must be able to be contacted on the day of the wedding.


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Amount agreed: $____________________
Booking fee/deposit: $____________________
The booking fee is due on signing this agreement (Booking Fee is ____________________% of
the amount agreed with a maximum of $____________________), with the balance of the
amount agreed due ____________________ days before the day of the wedding.

The Clients agree to provide a meal for the Photographer if the length of attendance exceeds five

Entire Agreement: This agreement contains the entire understanding between the Clients and
the Photographer.

Confirmation: A signed “Contract for Wedding Photography Services” and payment of the
booking fee are necessary to confirm the stated wedding services from the Photographer.

Pre-Wedding Consultation: This normally happens at the time of booking. The Clients will
outline broadly what is required and the Photographer will advise on planning, logistics and timings
where needed. If required the Clients are welcome to pop in for an additional chat closer to the
time of the wedding (about 2 weeks) to iron out the remaining details. In any case we will contact
you by phone a few days before the wedding to ensure that there have been no last minute

Cooperation: The Clients and the Photographer consent to happily cooperating and
communicating with each other to achieve the best possible result within the understanding of this
contract. We recommend that the Photographer be provided with a helper (usually the best man)
who will point out key individuals to be photographed. The Photographer may also require the
assistance of the best man in organizing family groups. The Clients also agree to give the
Photographer sufficient warning of key events at the wedding to give the Photographer time to
prepare e.g. Bouquet throwing, cutting the cake, speeches etc. Please note that not all guests at
weddings like having their photo taken. In such cases the Photographer will use his discretion but
cannot be held responsible for a lack of photos of these people.

The Schedule: Our shooting schedule, style of working and experience are designed to achieve a
great set of wedding photos for the Clients, accomplished with good humour and enjoyed by all
concerned. Both the Clients and the Photographers therefore agree that punctuality and cheerful
cooperation are essential to producing outstanding photographic results. In cases where the
wedding does not run on time (for example, extreme lateness by one of the Clients arriving to the
church) we cannot guarantee to take our normal set of photos although in such circumstances we
will do our absolute best to compensate.


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Paparazzi Wedding Guests: All your guests will have digital cameras and all your guests will want to photograph the Clients. In the spirit of cheerful cooperation the Clients agree to give the
Photographers precedence over the guests in order to take the photographs required for the
wedding services described above. We cannot be held liable for a lack of wedding photos if guests
taking their own photos of the Clients continually interrupt the Photographer's work.

House Rules: Note the Photographers are sometimes limited by rules imposed by registrars,
ministers and venue management as to what can and cannot be done. For example some ministers
insist that no flash photography is allowed, and others will insist that the Photographers shoot from
a specific location. In such circumstances the Clients agree to accept the technical limitations that
may be imposed on the equipment used. We advise the Clients to make themselves aware of the
rules of the venue concerned and if necessary negotiate with the personnel concerned.

Copyright Law: The copyright of photographs remains with the Photographer. The
Photographer grants the Clients permission to make copies of the images under the following
conditions. The images taken by the Photographer are for personal use by the Clients and their
friends and relatives. Sale, Publication or any Commercial use of the photographs is not allowed
without prior written permission from the Photographer.

Model Release: The Clients grant the Photographer and its legal representatives, heirs and assigns,
the irrevocable and unlimited consent to use the photographs of the Clients for editorial,
competition, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner, to alter the photographs
without restriction; and to copyright the images. The Clients hereby release the Photographer and
its legal representatives, heirs and assigns from all liability and claims in connection with the images.

Limit of Liability: If a photographer is too ill or becomes injured and cannot supply the wedding
services specified above the Photographer will try to book a replacement wedding photographer.
Under normal circumstances a second photographer from the Photographer is there for the day
anyway and this photographer will then shoot the day on his/her own. If both photographers are
unavailable and a replacement photographer cannot be found then liability is limited to a refund of
any payments received. The Photographers have working methods in place to prevent loss or
damage to your images. However, there is the unlikely possibility that images may be lost, stolen or
destroyed for reasons in or beyond our control. In these circumstances liability is limited to the
return of fees paid for the service or part thereof according to the percentage of images supplied.

Booking Fee/Deposit: In the event of the Clients cancelling the wedding for whatever reason
the booking fee is non-refundable. It will be considered as liquidated damages to the

We have understood the contents of this contract and agree to the terms therein.


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