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SAMPLE WEDDING CONTRACT

BRIDE FULL NAME: Rachel Green 

GROOM FULL NAME: Ross Geller

EVENT DATE: May 18th, 2018

EVENT LOCATION: Central Perk Coffee Shop

COLLECTION DETAILS: Collection One

COLLECTION PRICE: 5,000

This agreement is made between the Client, whose name and contact information are listed above and Nicole Daacke Photography. Coverage is scheduled for LIST COVERAGE HEREAll photographs will be shot in digital camera RAW format. DESCRIBE WHAT IS INCLUDED HERE (EX. DIGITAL IMAGES, DELIVERABLE, PRINT CREDITS, ONLINE GALLERIES ETC.) Digital photos will be made available on an online gallery available for download. Wedding photos will be delivered as high resolution JPEG files in an online gallery. The online gallery will be ready within 1-2 months after the wedding. 

Fees:

The fee for wedding day coverage including $ENTER COVERAGE HERE is $ENTER PACKAGE PRICE HERE . This includes a wedding online gallery, digital processing of the camera RAW files and all density and color corrected high-resolution images in JPEG format, and printing rights. This contract grants printing right to client. At least two weeks prior to the wedding, clients must finalize with the photographer a schedule of hours, location(s), and other important details via email.

1. Retainer and Payment. Upon your signature, Nicole Daacke Photography will reserve the time and date agreed upon and will not make other reservations for that time and date. The Client shall make a non-refundable retainer of 25% of the collection to the Photographer to perform the services specified herein. Upon payment, Photographer will reserve the time and date agreed upon by both parties exclusively for you. The full amount of the collection fee + any agreed upon additional travel fees or added on purchases must be paid at least 2 weeks prior to the date of event. A $50 fee will apply each day the payment has not been made in full after this deadline passes. No services will be made until full payment is made. No photos shall be released until full payment is made. Please make checks payable to Nicole Daacke Photography.

2. Cancelation. If Client requests to amend or cancel this agreement before the wedding date, the retainer shall be applied to a mutually agreed upon reschedule date with an applied $200 rescheduling fee. If Client cancels this agreement within 6 months of the date of the event, or fails to show to the date of the event, all payments made to Nicole Daacke Photography shall be forfeited. Client understands and agrees that Photographer will not book other sessions or weddings during this time. In the event that Client cancels the wedding or fails to attend the session date, for any reason, Photographer shall suffer losses that are difficult to ascertain. Retainer will NOT be refunded due to client’s error. Once a balance is paid, it is non-refundable.

3.Rescheduling/Late Arrivals. In the event that the Client requests to reschedule their wedding, the retainer shall be applied to a rescheduled session if notice is given at least 4 months prior to scheduled event. A $200 rescheduling fee will apply. Reschedule must be within same calendar year. A new retainer wil be made if date change is made within 4 months before original agreed upon wedding date. Any Client that is late arriving to the Schedules amount of coverage will have the amount of time allotted for session. 

4. Artistic Rights. The Photographer retains the right of discretion in selecting the photographic materials released to the client. 

5. Photographic Materials. All photographic materials, including but not limited to negatives, transparencies, proofs and previews, shall be the exclusive property of the Photographer. The Photographer shall make gallery proofs available through an online gallery proofing website. These proofs shall be available to the Client with 1 to 2 months of the wedding. When the online proofing gallery is delivered, it shall remain open for 6 months from delivery date.

6. Copyright and Reproductions. The Photographer shall own the copyright in all images created and shall have the exclusive right to make reproductions for, including but not limited to, marketing materials, portfolio entries, sample products, editorial submissions and use, or for display within or on the Photographer’s website and/or studio. If the Photographer desired to make other uses, the Photographer shall not do so without first obtaining written permission of the Client, it is understood that any duplication or alteration of original images is strictly prohibited {Copyright Law Title 17, Appendix V. Additional provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 2005, Section 102} without the written permission of the Photographer.

7. Client’s Usage. The Client Shall only use the prints, including digital files in accordance with the permissions within this agreement. Printing rights are granted. The Client’s prints are for personal use only and shall not be submitted into contests, reproduced for commercial use or authorize any reproductions by parties other than the Photographer. 

8. Social Media. The Client may share blog post links, Instagram posts, and Facebook albums through use of the share functions and dissemination of direct links or in any other fashion the photographer provides. Client shall not copy, screenshot, or capture the photographs in any other fashion (Ex. Saving or screenshotting on Facebook/Instagram)/ Client must credit/tag Nicole Daacke Photography in any posts or shares of their own.

9. Capturing Desired Photographs. 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 2 weeks before the wedding if desired. 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. Nicole Daacke Photography is not responsible for key individuals’ failure to be present or to cooperate during photographer session, neither for missed images due to details not revealed to Nicole Daacke Photography. 

10. Sole Photographer.  It is understood that Nicole Daacke Photography will act as the sole and exclusive wedding photographer. Nicole Daacke Photography will act as the sole and exclusive wedding photographer. Nicole Daacke Photography reserves the right to bring one assistant at their discretion. Since flashes from guests’ cameras and guests blocking ceremony shots may ruin shots taken by Nicole Daacke Photography, the client(s) acknowledge(s) that they are responsible for notifying their guests that guest photography shall be limited and not at the expense of the professional photographer’s work.

11. Failure to Perform. If the Photographer is unable to perform this agreement due to illness, emergency, fire, casualty, strike, unsafe environment, threat, act of God or causes beyond the control of the Photographer, the Photographer will not be held liable for missing scheduled session coverage. Photographer will arrive to the wedding at the best of their abilities. If coverage photographic services cannot be fulfilled by Nicole Daacke Photography or a replacement chosen at the discretion of the Photographer, Photographer shall return the retainer to the client and shall have to further liability. Further, if the Photographer is unable to deliver photographic materials due to technological malfunctions, including but not limited to camera and processing or otherwise lost or damaged without fault of the Photographer, liability shall be limited. The limit of liability shall not exceed the contract price stated herein. Nicole Daacke Photography will not be held responsible for any ruined photographs due to guests’ (or any other) flashes; or any other ruined photographers due to any other cause in or outside of Nicole Daacke Photography's control. 

12. Food and Breaks. The Photographer(s) will be allowed one 20 minute break at their own discretion, and bathroom breaks when necessary. Each photographer will be provided a full guest meal for weddings lasting longer than 5 hours. If no meal is provided, the Photographer(s) reserves the right to go off-site for a meal for 45 minutes

12. Substitute Photographer.  The Photographer reserves the right to substitute with another photographer in the case of failure to perform as stated above. The substitute photographer is chosen at the discretion of the Photographer and does not constitute a breach of this agreement. The Photographer warrants the substitute photographer to be of comparable quality and professionalism. 

13. Photographer’s Standard Price List. The charges in this agreement are based on the Photographer’s standard price list. This price list is adjusted periodically and future orders shall be charged at the prices in effect at the time when the order is placed.

14. Limitation of Complaint. Client will have thirty days after gallery delivery to make Nicole Daacke Photography aware of any issue, discrepancy, technical problem or any other complaint regarding photos, their quality and contents, or anything relating to wedding day coverage. After this thirty-day term has expired, Nicole Daacke Photography will no longer be liable to client for any corrections, damages, refunds, re-edits or re-shoots. Re-edits after this term may be made if deemed appropriate by Nicole Daacke Photography, but the hourly fee of $300 for retouching will be billed with a minimum one hour required.

15. Indemnification.  The Photographer Shall be held harmless for any and all industry to client during the course of the photography session and the immediately surrounding events.

16. Miscellany. This Agreement incorporates the entire understanding of the partied. Any modifications of this Agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties. Any waiver of a breach or default hereunder shall not be deemed a waiver of a subsequent breach or default of either the same provision or any other provision of this Agreement.

To confirm your booking and acknowledge acceptance of this contract, please sign, date, and return with the retainer to Nicole Daacke Photography. It is recommended you print a copy for your records. 

Nicole Daacke Photography

Nicole Daacke

236 Glen Ave. Glen Rock, PA 17327 

(717)-858-6101