Wedding Contract

  1. THE PARTIES. This Wedding Photography Contract (“Contract”) made on [DATE] is by and between:

Photographer: Andrea Garvens of ZenithJade Creations (“Photographer”), and Client: [NAME OF CLIENT], with a mailing address of [CLIENT'S MAILING ADDRESS] (“Client”).

The Photographer and the Client are each referred to herein as a “Party” and collectively as the “Parties.”



Wedding Title: 



Start Time: 

End Time: 

Additional Description (if any): 

Hereinafter known as the “Wedding.”


  1. SERVICES. The Photographer agrees to provide the following at the Wedding: (check all that apply)

☒ - Photography

☐ - Videography

☐ - Other: [OTHER]

Hereinafter known as the “Services.” The Services are to be provided at the Wedding in a professional manner in accordance with industry standards and for the Photographer to adhere to any reasonable requests by the Client.


  1. CALCULATION OF FEES. In exchange for the Services provided, the Client agrees to pay the Photographer based on: (check one)

☐ - A Flat Fee. A total of $ (TBD).

☐ - Hourly Fee. $300 per hour with a minimum of 2 hours.

☐ - Other: [OTHER]

Any distribution of physical or professionally formatted media products is to be billed separately. The amount mentioned in this section is solely for the Services provided.


  1. DEPOSIT. As part of this Contract, the Photographer requires: (check one) 

☒ - Deposit Required. $2,000 is due of which 50% is non-refundable at the time of signing this Contract. The amount shall serve both as the Deposit and consideration. 

☐ - No Deposit. There is no money due at the time of signing this Contract. The good faith promises of performing under this Contract, by both Parties, shall serve as consideration.

Hereinafter known as the “Deposit.”


  1. TERMS OF PAYMENT. The Client will be responsible to pay the Photographer for the Total Amount upon: (check one)

☒ - Receipt of Invoice. The Client shall have [7] days to pay.

☐ - Specific Date. The Client is required to pay the Total Amount by [DATE].

☐ - Other: [OTHER]


  1. METHODS OF PAYMENT. The Photographer’s acceptable methods of payment are as follows: (check all that apply)

☒ - Cash

☒ - Check

☒ - Credit Card

☒ - Venmo

☒ - Other: PayPal


  1. LATE FEES. If a payment due by the Client is not made within the requirements mentioned in Section VI, there will be: (check one)

☐ - No Late Fee. There shall be no late fee due by the Client.

☒ - A Late Fee. The Client will be charged: (check one)

☒ - A Flat Fee. The flat fee is equal to $10 for each day payment is late.

☐ - Based on Interest. Interest of [#]% will be charged on the outstanding balance due for each month payment is late.


  1. WEDDING CHANGES. After the signing of this Contract, changes to the Wedding by the Client: (check one)

☐ - Can be Made. A change or cancellation of the Wedding is allowed no sooner than 30 days prior to the Wedding. If a change or cancellation of the Wedding occurs sooner than such time period: (check one)

☐ - Payment is Required. A payment equal to: (check one)

☐ - [#]% of the Deposit shall be made non-refundable to the Photographer.

☐ - [#]% of the Total Amount shall be due and payable by the Client to the Photographer.

☐ - Payment is NOT Required. No payment will be due by the Client and any Deposit made will be fully refunded.

☐ - Cannot be Made. If there is a change or cancellation by the Client, at any time after the signing of this Contract, a payment is required of: (check one)

☐ - 50% of the Deposit will be made non-refundable to the Photographer.

☐ - [#]% of the Total Amount will be due and payable by the Client to the Photographer.


  1. FOOD. At the Wedding, the Client agrees to provide the Photographer: (check one)

☐ - A Meal. The Client will offer the Photographer a meal where the Wedding is taking place in accordance with the menu options provided. Said meal shall be provided by the Client, free of charge, as part of this Agreement.

☐ - No Meal. The Client will not offer a meal to the Photographer. 


  1. MISCELLANEOUS. The Photographer and the Client agree to the following:
    1. Independent Contractor. It is agreed that the Photographer will be considered an independent contractor for the purposes of this Contract, that they will maintain their own independent business and furthermore will use their own tools and equipment in fulfilling the Contract.
    2. Taxes. Any taxes due as part of the Photographer providing their Services in this Contract are the sole responsibility of the Photographer.
    3. Important Moments. Any and all-important moments at the Wedding must be properly communicated with sufficient notice to the Photographer.
    4. Photographer’s Actions. The Client and all guests understand that the
    5. Additional Services. Any additional services (“Additional Services”) must be requested by the Client in writing and are subject to rejection by the Photographer should said request be impossible or inconvenient to meet. Should a request for Additional Services be accepted, the Client agrees to pay for any and all fees charged by the Photographer for such.
    6. Damage to Equipment. The Client will be responsible for any damage or loss to the Photographer’s equipment due to misuse or theft by the Client or any guest of the Client and in the case of a force majeure event (including but not limited to fires, floods, inclement weather, and earthquakes).
    7. Liability and Indemnification. The Photographer will not be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, damages for lost profits or increased expenses) with respect to any claim related to this Contract and the Services provided. The Client indemnifies and holds harmless the Photographer and any subcontractors working with the Photographer against all liability related to the Client's Wedding from the date of the Wedding and on into the future. The Client will assume all legal fees claimed by third persons, provided that such loss or damage was not caused by the fault or negligence of the Photographer or its employees, agents, or subcontractors. Furthermore, the Photographer has the right to cancel, at any time and without notice, the Services mentioned in this Contract with no liability or obligation to the Client other than refunds of any Deposit or advanced payments made by the Client.


  1. SUBSTITUTION. The Photographer may substitute another equally skilled photographer in the case of illness or scheduling conflicts. The Client will be given notice as soon as possible in such a circumstance.


  1. WATERMARKS. All images shown with watermarks, in a preview only viewing, or any limitations shall be removed upon full payment to the Photographer.


  1. COPYRIGHT. The Photographer has the nonexclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, and international rights to use, publish, crop, modify, reproduce, and distribute any photos taken at the wedding, in print and in all other formats, methods, and technologies of distribution of any kind, now known or later developed. Therefore, it is strictly illegal for the Client to modify, copy, or reproduce the photographs without the written permission of the Photographer unless it is for personal use.


  1. ORIGINAL PHOTOS. It is understood that the Photographer shall be the sole owner of any photos taken at the wedding unless otherwise agreed upon.


  1. PHOTOGRAPHER’S CANCELLATION. If the Photographer is forced to cancel the services that is beyond their control, all funds paid by the Client shall be returned and the Photographer shall be held harmless from any legal or financial liability.


  1. SEVERABILITY. Should any provision of this Agreement be determined to be void, invalid, unenforceable, or illegal for whatever reason, such provision(s) shall be null and void; provided, however, that the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall be unaffected thereby and shall continue to be valid and enforceable.

  2. GOVERNING LAW. This Contract shall be governed under federal law and the laws located in the state where the wedding is taking place.




  1. ENTIRE CONTRACT. This Contract constitutes the entire Contract between the Parties. No modification or amendment of this Contract shall be effective unless in writing and signed by both Parties.


  1. EXECUTION. The Photographer and the Client each represent and warrant to the other that each person executing this Contract on behalf of each party is duly authorized to execute and deliver this Contract on behalf of that party.



Client’s Signature____________________________ Date: _____________

Print Name: _______________________________________________________



Photographer’s Signature____________________________ Date: _____________

Print Name: _______________________________________________________

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