THIS IS A COPY OF LARYN BELLAR PHOTOGRAPHY'S WEDDING CONTRACT FOR YOU TO REFERENCE. YOU WILL BE EMAILED A DIGITAL COPY TO SIGN, WITH ALL BLANKS FILLED IN.
This contract is for photographic services to be provided by Laryn Bellar Photography, the photographer, for the wedding of the above named parties. Coverage is scheduled for a ____ block of time. All photographs will be shot in digital format. Digital photos will be delivered as JPEG files on a private online gallery. Theonline gallery will be ready about 6-8 weeks after the wedding.
The fee for _ hours of photographic coverage is ____, which includes Texas State Sales Tax. This includes a Wedding online gallery with one click full resolution downloads of fully edited files in JPEG format, print ordering (included with package is_______, additional prints may be purchased), ____coffee table book of select images. Additional hours of photography are available for 300.00/hour, which is due to the lead photographer prior to her exit at the end of the wedding by either personal check or cash. Travel will be added for weddings over 75 miles, +hotel fees.
Upon your signature, Laryn Bellar Photography will reserve the time and date agreed upon, and will not make other reservations for that time and date. For this reason, the Reservation Deposit of 30% of total, is non-refundable, even if the date is changed or the wedding cancelled for any reason, including Acts of God, fire, strike and/or extreme weather. The Reservation Deposit is applied towards the contracted wedding photography package totaling ____. The balance of _____ is to be paid in full, prior to the day of the wedding. Photography will not commence before the invoice is paid in full. Approximately two weeks prior to the wedding, clients must finalize with the photographer a schedule of hours, location(s) and (if desired) an Event Guide.
The client(s) will be responsible for designating an Event Guide, if desired. The role of the Event Guide is to identify people/objects of whom/which specific photographs are desired, as well as to make certain that these subjects are available when needed. It is recommended that the client(s) develop a list of desired poses, locations, and subjects (family and friends; items; etc.) and share this with the photographer well before the wedding. The photographer will NOT be held accountable for not capturing desired photographs if there is no one to assist in identifying or gathering people/items/locations for the photograph(s). The parties agree to positive cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. Laryn Bellar Photography is not responsible for key individuals’ failure to be present or to cooperate during photography sessions, neither for missed images due to details not revealed to Laryn Bellar Photography.
It is understood that Laryn Bellar Photography will act as the sole and exclusive wedding photographer. Laryn Bellar Photography reserves the right to bring one assistant at her discretion. Since flashes from guests’ cameras may ruin shots taken by Laryn Bellar Photography, the client(s) acknowledge(s) that they are responsible for notifying all of their guests that guest photography shall be limited and not at the expense of the professional photographer’s work.
Client(s) also agree not to digitally manipulate the Work for public viewing (wedding message board, social networking website or public photo galleries) and include a photo credit of “Photo By: Laryn Bellar Photography” with each image posted. Client(s) will have unlimited personal use of the photographs at any time for no additional fee. Client(s) give permission for the photographer to use the work for publication, display, advertising promotion and other uses.
While the photographer takes the utmost care with respect to exposure, processing and delivery of photographs, in the event that the images become lost, stolen or destroyed, for reasons within or beyond the control of the photographer, liability is limited to a refund of retainer and payment received. The limit of liability shall not exceed the contract price stated herein. Laryn Bellar Photography will not be held responsible for any ruined photographs due to guests’ (or any other) flashes; or any other ruined photographs due to any other cause in or outside of Laryn Bellar Photography’s control. Basic edits will be done on wedding photos, due to the volume, specific edits (removing tattoos, slimming, ect..) will come at a additional fee.
In the event that Laryn is unable to photograph the wedding due to: illness, emergency, accident, or Act of God, every effort will be made to find a suitable photography replacement. If a replacement is unavailable, the payment(s) made to Laryn Bellar Photography will be refunded in full, and return of the payment(s) shall be the entire obligation under this contract. No other damages or guarantees of any kind are recognized or warranted.
In the event that the client(s) reschedule the wedding/event and Laryn Bellar Photography is able to rebook the original wedding/event date, Laryn Bellar Photography will amend the wedding/event date in this contract and client(s) will receive credit for all monies paid up to the date client(s) requests the wedding/event be rescheduled. In the event that the client(s) reschedules the wedding/event and Laryn Bellar Photography is NOT able to rebook the original wedding/event date, Laryn Bellar Photography will amend the wedding/event date in this contract and client(s) will forfeit the Reservation Deposit, but receive credit for all other monies paid up to the date client(s) requests the wedding/event be rescheduled. Client should note that the Reservation Deposit will not then be available to apply toward their final installment. In the event that the client (s) cancels the Wedding/event outright, Client will forfeit all monies paid up to the date client(s) notifies Laryn Bellar Photography that the wedding/event is cancelled. Cancellation must be in writing (print or email) even if a phone call was made to inform Laryn Bellar Photography of the cancellation.
This Contract incorporates the entire understanding of the parties. Any modifications of this Contract must be in writing and signed by both parties.
To confirm your booking and acknowledge acceptance of this contract, please sign date, and return with the retainer to Laryn Bellar Photography. It is recommended you print a copy for your records.