This Photography Contract is made between a photographer and a client for the provision of photography services for an event or a wedding. This document contains the material terms and conditions of the contract including the services to be provided, the payment details and the duration of the services. It includes numerous standard provisions and opportunities for customization to address the specific needs of the parties. This document should be used by photographers or clients when hiring a photographer for an event or a wedding.
Photography Contract This Photography Contract is made between a photographer and a client for the provision of photography services for an event or a wedding. This document contains the material terms and conditions of the contract including the services to be provided, the payment details and the duration of the services. It includes numerous standard provisions and opportunities for customization to address the specific needs of the parties. This document should be used by photographers or clients when hiring a photographer for an event or a wedding. PHOTOGRAPHY CONTRACT THIS PHOTOGRAPHY CONTRACT (the “Contract”), is made on __[Date]__, by and between __[Name of Client]__ (the “Client”) of _[Address]_, __________, __________ __________ and _[Name of Photographer]_ (the “Photographer”) of __[Address]__, __________, __________ __________. WHEREAS, the Photographer provides photography services to businesses and individuals; AND WHEREAS, the Client desires to obtain the photography services of the Photographer; AND WHEREAS, the Client and the Photographer wish to enter into this Contract to provide for the terms and conditions relating to the provision of the photography services. NOW THEREFORE in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants contained in this Contract, and other good and valuable consideration, the parties hereto agree as follows: Performance of Services. The Photographer agrees to provide the photography services, as set out below, to the Client and shall complete all photography services in a timely, professional manner. The photography services to be provided by the Photographer shall be performed at the location(s) as set out below. Term. The Photographer shall commence the photography services on _[Event Date]_ (the “Event Date”) at _[Start Time]_ and shall complete the services by _[End Time]_. Locations. The photography services shall be performed at the following locations: 1. _[Address]__, __________, __________ __________ 2. __________, __________, __________ __________ Description of Services. The Photographer agrees to provide the following photography services (the “Services”): ________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________. Payment. The Client shall pay to the Photographer the sum of _[$ Amount]_ (the “Fees”) in consideration of the Services. Upon the execution of this Contract, the Client shall pay to the Photographer a deposit in the amount of _[$ Amount]_ (the “Deposit”). The Client shall pay to the Photographer the balance of the Fees due and payable __________ days prior to the Event Date. Any amounts which remain outstanding to the Photographer shall be subject to interest at the rate of __________ Percent per month. Cancellation Policy. In the event that the Client provides at least __________ days written notice of cancellation prior to the Event Date, to the Photographer, the Photographer shall return __________ Percent of the Deposit to the Client. In the event that the Client provides less than © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 2 __________ days written notice of cancellation prior to the Event Date, the Photographer shall be entitled to retain the entire Deposit. In the event that the Photographer cancels for any reason, the entire Deposit and any other fees paid by the Client will be returned to the Client. Copyrights. The photographs, digital negatives or prints produced by the Photographer are protected by Federal Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and the Photographer retains the copyright to all photos and images produced. The Client may reproduce any images in any manner they like for sharing and enjoyment of friends and relatives. The Client must obtain written permission from the Photographer prior to the Client or their friends or relatives publishing or selling the photographs for profit. Location Limitations. The Photographer is limited by the rules and guidelines of the location(s) and site management. The Client agrees to accept the technical results of their imposition on the Photographer. Negotiation with the officials for moderation of guidelines is the Client’s responsibility; the Photographer will offer technical recommendations only. Independent Contractor. The Photographer acknowledges that it is independent of the Client and that by the Photographer performing the photography services contemplated herein, no relationship shall be established between the parties except for one of an independent Photographer. Indemnification. The Photographer agrees to indemnify and hold the Client harmless from and against and any and all claims, damages or liabilities which may arise out of any personal injury that to the Photographer or any of its employees that is not the result of any intentional or reckless or negligent act of the Client or Client's agent(s). The Photographer further agrees to indemnify and hold the Client harmless from and against any and all claims for damages that may occur to any of the Photographer’s materials or equipment while performing the photography services, save and except for any loss which is due to any negligence or willful misconduct by the Client. This provision shall survive the termination of this Contract. The Client agrees to indemnify and hold the Photographer harmless from and against any and all liabilities, claims and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from the Client’s use of the photographs produced in connection with the Services. This provision shall survive the termination of this Contract Insurance. Prior to the Photographer commencing the photography services, the Photographer shall have in place and in good standing, suitable insurance coverage in respect to employer's liability, workers compensation and comprehensive general liability in an amount not less than __________ Dollars. Within __________ days prior to the Event Date, the Photographer shall furnish to the Client a copy of such insurance policy evidencing same. Arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and anything herein to the contrary, any dispute under this Contract shall be required to be resolved by binding arbitration of the parties hereto. If the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator, each party shall select one arbitrator and both arbitrators shall then select a third. The third arbitrator so selected shall arbitrate said dispute. The arbitration shall be governed by the rules of the American Arbitration Association then in force and effect. © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 3 No Waiver. A waiver by any party of any provision of this Contract in any instance shall not be deemed to waive it for the future. A party’s failure to insist on strict compliance with any of the terms of this Contract on one or more occasions is not a waiver of any rights or obligations under this Contract. Entire Agreement. This Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and except as herein stated. This Contract may not be amended or modified in any respect except by written instrument signed by both parties. Governing Law. This Contract shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of __________ applicable therein and as amended from time-to-time. Severability. In the event that any one or more of the provisions contained herein, or the application thereof in any circumstance, is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, the validity, legality and enforceability of any such provision in such jurisdiction in any other respect and of the remaining provisions herein shall not be affected or impaired thereby. IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties hereto have hereunto set their hands and seals as of __[Date]__. ______________________________ Photographer: __[Name]__ ______________________________ Client: __[Name]__ © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 4
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