Wedding photography contract for September 23rd wedding.
This agreement is between Amanda Puckett, hereinafter referred to as the "Client", and Matt Adams - Pale Heart Portraits, hereinafter referred to as the "Photographer(s)".
Event date: September 23, 2017
Amount agreed: $1,000
Booking fee/deposit: $500
The booking fee is due on signing this agreement (Booking Fee is 50% of the total amount agreed), with the balance of the total amount agreed due at least 14 days prior to the date of the wedding.
The Clients agree to provide a meal for the Photographer if the length of attendance exceeds five hours.
Services: The Photographer agrees to provide the client the following services:
- Up to 8 hours of photography coverage (exact start and stop time to be determined by the client).
* Additional hours can be added by the client at any time prior to or during the wedding date at a rate of $150 per hour, to be paid at time of additional agreement. Photographer will not add hours onto wedding date service unless client commissions additional hours.
- Access to all finished images via online gallery provided no more than 60 days after the wedding date.
* The client is granted full access to download the gallery to print photographs at the print provider of their choosing. The gallery also offers the ability to purchase high quality photograph prints/products.
- USB drive containing finished images to be delivered no more than 90 days after wedding date.
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.
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. 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: My shooting schedule, style of working and experience are designed to achieve a great set of wedding photos for the Clients, accomplished with good humor 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.
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. If 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 canceling 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.