Wedding Super Contract

*We are not liable for any information within these contracts. We recommend working closely with a lawyer in your state to verify your contracts strength.
Hi all! It’s that time of year again when we revamp our price sheets and contracts for the next wedding season.

None of this replaces a properly written and designed contract that is obtained by retaining a legal professional. It merely serves as an example.

We’re photographers. Not lawyers.

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  • It is understood this studio is the exclusive official photographer retained to preform the photographic services requested on this contract.
  • No part of any order will be delivered until the balance is PAID IN FULL.
  • The studio reserves the right to use digital files and/or reproductions for display, publication or other purposes. All digital files and previews remain the exclusive property of this studio.
  • The studio takes utmost care with respect to the exposure, development, and delivery of photographs. However, in the event the studio fails to comply with the terms of this contract, due to any event or act outside the control of the studio, the studio’s liability is limited to refund of the retainer.
  • Upon acceptance of this contract, the undersigned client understands and agrees that the photographer’s time and services will be reserved and blocked out to devote services to the wedding dates, times and locations described above. Due to blocking off these dates and times, the undersigned client agrees that the studio will incur loss of business income in the event of a postponement or cancellation of the wedding/contract. Therefore, in the event of a postponement or cancellation of the wedding/contract, any payments made are non-refundable.
  • Client has six months from the date of event to place photography and album order under current pricing and packaging, after that date current pricing on enlargments and album packages will apply.
    NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT: It is ILLEGAL to copy, reproduce or alter these photographs without the photographer’s permission, and violators of this Federal Law will be subject to it’s civil and criminal penalties.
  • Expenses. Client agrees to reimburse the Supplier/Photographer for all reasonable expenses incurred in creating the Images, provided that such expenses shall be itemized and supported by invoices. Client is responsible for all Out-of-Pocket Expenses such as parking, entry, toll and other expenses directly related to the photographic assignment. Such expenses will be billed as it becomes available.
  • Liability. The Supplier and any of his agents or third party associates will not be liable in the unlikely event that a problem arises, whether due to lateness, no show, accident, neglect, human error, loss of materials, acts of god, equipment or other failures. The Supplier is not responsible for loss of, or interference with, the photography due to restrictions on the location, including but not limited to, interference from surrounding devices, access limitations, flash restrictions, and the like. This limitation on liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing (film and digital), lost through camera malfunction, lost in the mail, fire or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of the Photographer. Client understands the unpredictable and non-posed nature of photojournalism (assumption of risk) and waives any right to any civil action due to missed or lost photographs (including but not limited to unintentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence). In the event the Supplier fails to perform for any other reason, the Supplier‘s liability is limited solely to the return of all payments received from the Client under this Agreement.
  • Model Release:The signing of this agreement by the Clients constitutes a commercial model release by the Clients to the Supplier. The Supplier will have the right to make reproductions include but not limited to website, portfolio samples, self-promotion, magazine editorial use, advertisement/marketing and professional competition without further release. The Supplier will not make reproductions for other commercial use without first obtaining the written permission of the Clients. Client waives the right of tort of invasion of privacy due to any reproductions.
  • Event Food Service: It is clients’ option to provide the photographer and his assistant(s) a meal for events of 5 hours or longer. If no meal is provided, it is understood that the photographer and his assistant(s) will leave the event for one hour to purchase a meal. The Supplier is not responsible for any photos that may be missed while obtaining a meal.
  • Final Photo Product: The Supplier makes no guarantee, either expressed or implied, in regard to the quality of the Images, because they are subjective and in addition, may be influenced by many factors beyond the control of the Supplier, especially during live or unstaged events such as weddings. It is also understood that the Client is hiring the Supplier for his is technical and artistic expertise and, therefore, the Supplier reserves the right to edit the Images as he sees fit. The Supplier does not guarantee that everyone involved in the event will be photographed or will be included in the final Images. Client is aware that color dyes in photography may fade or discolor over time due to the inherent qualities of dyes, and Client releases Supplier from any liability for any claims whatsoever based upon fading or discoloration due to such inherent qualities. It is recommended to place the photo and album in a dry, cool, shade area and never in direct sunlight in order to maximize the archive life. Client is aware that digital files may be corrupted due to inherent media deficiencies and random interference.
  • Permissions to Photograph: It is the sole responsibility of the Client to secure permission of the church, synagogue or other venue of the wedding for the Supplier to photograph the ceremony/event. The Client shall insure the placement of the bridal party, the officiant(s) and the altar decorations so as to not obscure the view of the bride and groom. The Supplier will abide by the rules of the church/synagogue in regards to camera placement at the ceremony. Many Cities, counties, state agencies and private venues/businesses are charging a photography permit fee.  The client is responsible for the payment of such fee.  In the event clients fail or refuse to pay for any such permit fee despite having been informed by the Supplier that such fee is required, client is responsible for any and all related costs or fines if applicable.

Again, None of this replaces a properly written and designed contract that is obtained by retaining a legal professional. It merely serves as an example.

We’re photographers. Not lawyers.

Check here for Photographer that IS a lawyer!

This post was made possible thanks to Josh Trolio of Pixel Pop Photography and Melissa Munding of www.Melissa-Munding.com.

Both are excellent photographers that we’re honoured to have as valued contributors.

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