Wedding Photography Contract
Client Name(s): _________________________________________________________________
Wedding Day and Date:______________________________________
Wedding Location Name and Address: ______________________________________________
Reception Location (If not the same):____________________________________________
Bride: ___________________________________________ Ph.#________________________
Service Agreement: The photographer will be present at the event for the agreed upon date and will use her own discretion as to when enough images have been captured. A digital gallery of high resolution, processed images will be prepared and provided to the Client within four to six weeks after the event date.
In the unlikely event that the photographer cannot make it to the event, Maggie Ruth Photography will make every effort to secure a replacement photographer able and /or willing to provide a similar package as chosen in this contract. If such a situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found, responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event package.
No specific shots are guaranteed throughout the day (such as, but not limited to, formals, first kiss, bouquet toss, etc.) Although every possible care will be taken to produce photographs of all important and special events during the wedding. Maggie Ruth Photography will not be held responsible for any ruined photographs due to guests’ (or any other) flashes, corrupt memory cards, or any other ruined photographs due to any other cause in or outside of Maggie Ruth Photography’s control.
Formal Date Agreement: Upon your signature, Maggie Ruth 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 half your package amount is non-refundable, even if the date is changed or the wedding is cancelled for any reason, including acts of God, fire, strike, and/or extreme weather, the deposit is to be paid at the time of signing the contract. The remaining amount for the wedding photography services to be provided by Maggie Ruth Photography is due no later than two weeks prior to the wedding date. The Client is aware that the photographer is blocking off the particular date in question, therefore turning away any other potential work.
PAYMENTS MAY BE MADE IN CASH OR IN A CHECK (WRITTEN TO Maggie Ruth PHOTOGRAPHY).
Retainer Deposit: $. Paid on: _____________________
Remaining amount due: $. Due on or before:
Pre-Event Consultation: It is strongly recommended that the Client schedule a pre-event consolation before the wedding date to finalize the actual shooting times, locations, and various other important details.
On Location: It is understood that Maggie Ruth Photography will act as the sole and exclusive wedding photographer, and Maggie Ruth Photography reserves the right to bring assistance at her discretion.
The photographer is limited by the guidelines of the ceremony officiant or the site management. The Client agrees to accept the technical results of their imposition on the photographer. Negotiation with the officials for moderations of guidelines is the Client’s responsibility.
Ownership of Images: Upon final payment and delivery of images it is understood that Maggie Ruth Photography is sharing copyright ownership to the Client. Images may be used on personal online platforms. Photo credit is always appreciated but not required.
Client has printing permission to print images where desired. However, Maggie Ruth Photography will not be held responsible for the quality of images if printed outside of the printing option given through final gallery delivery.
Model Release: The Client hereby grants, Maggie Ruth Photography the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of the Client and Guests of event, or in which the Client and Guests may be included, for editorial, advertising, or any other purpose, and in any manner or medium or purpose thought proper by Maggie Ruth Photography. The Client hereby releases Maggie Ruth Photography from all claims and liability relation to said photographs.
This contract has been freely negotiated and shall be recognized as the entirety of the agreement. Only those changes or modifications specifically placed in writing, dated, and signed by the Client and Maggie Ruth Photography at the time of the acceptance of this contract shall be recognized as amendment to this contract.
I have read and understood the terms above. I hereby agree to the terms of this agreement.
Client Signature: ___________________________________________________
Maggie Ruth Photography Signature:_____________________________________________________________