Wedding Film Services Contract
This agreement is between and , hereinafter referred to as the "Clients", and , hereinafter referred to as the "Photographer(s)".
Date of Wedding:
Other Times/Arrangements and Services agreed on:
Name of Location:
Name of Location:
Addtional Contact 1
Additional Contact 2
Additional contacts must be able to be contacted on the day of the wedding.
Amount agreed: $1,000 (+$500 only if I'm out of state and need to catch a plane)
Booking fee/deposit: $150
The Clients agree to provide a meal for the Photographers if the length of attendance exceeds five hours.
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 I will contact you a few days before the wedding to ensure that there have been no last minute changes.
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 or another groomsmen) who will point out key individuals to be photographed. The Photographer may also require the assistance of the best man ( or wedding planner) 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. **Actually generally I just piggyback off of the actual wedding photographer. I let the photographer organize all the family photos and we just sort of follow their lead**
The Schedule: My shooting schedule, style of working and experience are designed to achieve a great wedding video for my 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 video sequences although in such circumstances we will do our absolute best to compensate.
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 get the shots required for the wedding services described above. We cannot be held liable for a lack of wedding shots 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 the videos remains with the Photographer. The Photographer grants the Clients permission to make copies of the video files under the following conditions. The videos taken by the Photographer are for personal use by the Clients and their friends and relatives. Sale, Publication or any Commercial use of the videos are 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 video of the Clients for editorial, competition, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner, to alter the videos 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.
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 Photographers.
We have understood the contents of this contract and agree to the terms therein.