Hannah Cummins Photography Contract
Sunday April 5th 2015
Bride Getting Ready, Ceremony, Formals and Reception
All the best high res edited digital files approx 1-2 months after weddings date
This agreement is between Hannah Cummins, hereinafter referred to as the "Photographer",
operating in the Province of British Columbia, and the signers of this wedding photography
agreement, hereinafter referred to as the "Clients", collectively referred to as the "Parties", with the
portrait session detailed below.
The package list and price list and/or documents attached to this contract are integral parts of this
document. The contract terms, agreement, and price list are the only legally binding documents
between the Parties.
This agreement contains the entire understanding between the Photographer and the Client. It
supersedes all prior and simultaneous agreements between the Parties. The only way to add or
change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by all the Parties. If the Parties want to waive
one provision of this agreement, that does not mean that any other provision is also waived. The
party against whom a waiver is sought to be effective must have signed a waiver in writing.
Coverage will begin at your given time slot, and continue for the number of hours purchased,
Change of Date or Venue
The Photographer must be notified immediately of any changes in schedule or location, at least one
week prior to the scheduled date of event. Notification of any changes can be made by phone
along with written notice sent via email for documentation. If an email is sent, a confirmation of
receipt must be sent back by the Photographer in writing or via email. It is the client’s
responsibility to confirm all arrangements at least 7-10 days prior to the event. In the event of
change of address or contact information (time, etc.) as listed, you must notify the Photographer. The Photographer kindly asks that the Client get in touch with the Photographer one week prior to the date of the event in order to touch base and go over last minute details. The Photographer will make every effort to contact the Client, but it is the Client’s responsibility to contact the Photographer to confirm all events and times.
A retainer fee of 25% is required for all weddings and must be paid at the time of booking in order to ensure your chosen date is soley reserved for you.
This is a non-refundable retainer. In the event of cancellation, the retainer paid is
non-refundable. It shall be liquidated for damages to the Photographer in the event of a
cancellation, or breach of contract by the Client. No date is reserved until a retainer is received.
The retainer shall be applied towards the total cost of the service to be rendered. The balance of the
complete package price must be paid before or on the day of event. If final payment is not
received, the Photographer will not be expected to attend said event. Additional custom orders
(reprints, enlargements, albums) must be paid in full at the time of order.
There shall be no refund of retainer after the signing of the Agreement and the reservation of the
photography date. If the event is cancelled within two weeks of the date, the client shall pay the
balance of the contract due to the high probability that the Photographer will not be able to further
book that date. Once a balance is paid, it is non-refundable. Any other arrangements shall be
discussed between the Clients and the Photographer. All arrangements will be put in writing.
Cancellation must be in writing
even if a phone call was made to inform the Photographer of the cancellation.
Failure to Perform
The parties agree to cheerful cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the
definition of this assignment. Due to the limited and subjective nature of the event, the
Photographer cannot be held responsible for requested photographs not taken or missed, lack of
coverage resulting from weather conditions, or schedule complications caused by but not limited
to, anyone in or at the event, or by the church or location restrictions. The Photographer is not
responsible for lost photo opportunities due to other cameras or flashes, the lateness of the clients or
other principles. The Photographer is not responsible for the lack of coverage due to weather
conditions, scheduling complications due to lateness of individuals, rules and restrictions of venue,
or the rendering of decorations of the location. It is acknowledged that any lists submitted to the
Photographer will be used for organizational purposes only and in no way represent photography
that will actually be produced. We do ask that you provide a list of images (person related) that you would like to ensure that we capture on your day. During the formal photo time we also ask that you have a non-bridal party member, who knows your families well to assist us in calling the family members when it is their time to be photographed. The Photographer will do its best to fulfill all requests but can make
no guarantees all images will be delivered. 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. The Photographer is not responsible if key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during photography sessions or for missed images due to details not revealed to the Photographer.
Clients are responsible for all location fees and permits.
Title (possession) of and copyright to all products shall remain with the Photographer until client
has paid in full. All photos are copyrighted. The negatives and or digital images (hereinafter
collectively the “images”) created by the Photographer and/or subcontractor(s) remain the property
of the Photographer. It is illegal to copy, scan, reproduce, or post online in forums or elsewhere
without the written permission of the Photographer. Violators of this federal law will be subject to
its civil and criminal penalties. However, the Bride & Groom receive the ability to print and post on social media their images provided by their photographer.
Permission is herby granted to the Photographer to use any images created under this contract for
professional samples, displays, internet website pages, advertising, exhibitions, contests, and any
The Photographer retains the copyright to all images produced by the Photographer and/or the
Photographer's subcontractors. If purchasing Hi-Resolution images on CD/DVD, Clients will be
given a written release to make personal copies of images from CDs or DVDs. The client
understands the images given on CD/DVD cannot be used for profit or advertising and all posting
of images on the internet must be acknowledged as images by the Photographer.
The Photographer and/or any photographers hired by the Photographer to photograph shall be the
exclusive photographer(s) retained by the Client for the purpose of the portrait photography.
Family and friends of the clients and other event vendors shall not interfere with the Photographer’s
duties. Guests will be asked to refrain from taking flash photographs at certain intervals of the event
to ensure proper exposure of images. The Photographer cannot be held responsible for damage to Garments due to environmental events. Client is responsible to arrange personal assistance for garments.
Images are edited at the Photographer’s discretion, and delivered prints are not included by can be purchased after the images are delivered at an additonal cost. The Photographer reserves the creative rights to edit and release only those images deemed
creditable as professional in quality and within the photographer’s artistic standards.
If the Photographer or its assigns cannot perform this Agreement due to a fire, casualty, strike or
other civil disturbances, Acts of God, including but not limited to, road closures, severe traffic, fire,
terrorism or other causes beyond the control of the parties, then the Photographer shall return any
moneys paid by the Client, less retainer fee and expenses, but shall have no further liability with
respect to the Agreement. This limitation of liability shall also apply in the event that photographic
materials are damaged, lost through camera malfunction, compact flash card malfunction, or otherwise lost or damaged without the fault on the part of the Photographer. The limit of liability for a partial loss of originals shall be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of total number of
originals. With this said, it is the photographers responsibility to have at minimum 2 back up cameras and extra equipment in the event of equipment failure.
Returned checks are subject to a $20.00 returned check fee. Client assumes responsibility for any
and all collection costs and legal fees incurred by the Photographer in the event that enforcement of
this contract becomes necessary. All legal action shall be taken appropriately.
Cost of Portrait Photography
Please make all checks payable to Hannah Cummins
$1250+5% tax = $1312.50 (Retainer 50% = 656.25)
Please pay retainer as soon as possible in order to ensure your wedding date. The remaining balance is due one week prior to your wedding date.
This is a contract for personal photography services to be provided by the Photographer and/or
individuals subcontracted to do work for the Photographer. The Parties agree to the above and below terms and conditions, and acknowledge that they have received, read, and understand the