Wedding Photography Agreement (page 1)
AGREEMENT: This agreement is for the protection of both parties and to help avoid
misunderstandings. Stacey & Kelly Chance (Discovery Bay Studios) offer to provide wedding
photography services on ____________________at__________________________________
at a price of $___________________________.
PACKAGE DETAILS: Up to ______ of coverage. Two photographers. Disc containing
original high res images including "favorite" images. Wedding DVD fusion video. Standard or
Premium photo album. Parent album. Online photo gallery/album. 4x6 prints. Necessary post
RESERVATION & PAYMENT: Discovery Bay Studios will reserve the time and date agreed
upon for a Reservation Deposit of $500.00 which is non-refundable, even if date is changed or
wedding cancelled for any reason, including acts of God, fire, strike, and extreme weather. Out
of good will, if Discovery Bay Studios is able to book another wedding on this date the deposit
will be returned in full. The Reservation Deposit is to be paid at time of signing the contract.
Client understands and agrees that the remaining amount of $____________ is due no later
than TWO WEEKS before the wedding, and if the balance is not paid by this time
Discovery Bay Studios will NOT photograph the wedding and the Client will forfeit the
EVENT GUIDE & TIMING: Discovery Bay Studios recommends that the Client designate an
"event guide" to point out important individuals for informal or candid photographs to the
photographers during the wedding and also identify people and groups of whom specific
photographs are desired. The bride and or groom may also wish to set aside time for photographs
that cannot be obtained during the wedding including group shots. Discovery Bay Studios is not
responsible if key individual’s failure to appear or cooperate during photography sessions or for
missed images due to details not revealed to Discovery Bay Studios.
HOUSE RULES: The photographers are limited by the guidelines of the ceremony official or
reception site management. Client agrees to accept the technical results of their imposition (no
flash) on the photographers. Negotiation with the officials for moderation of guidelines is
Client's responsibility. The photographers will be happy to offer technical recommendations.
COPYRIGHTS & MODEL RELEASE: The Client hereby grants to Discovery Bay Studios
and its representatives, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of
the Client. Discovery Bay Studios owns the images created during this photography session and
the photographs may be used for promotional purposes including showing potential clients. The
Client must obtain written permission from and compensate Discovery Bay Studios prior to the
Client or its friends and relatives publishing or selling the photographs for profit.
EXCLUSIVITY / GUEST PHOTOGRAPHY: Discovery Bay Studios will not tolerate
verbally or physically abusive behavior, nor will it share its time or compete with guest
photographers for the attention of the subjects. If the Client is unable to control the conduct of
their guests or if the conduct of any of their guests damages the equipment of the photographers,
it will result in the early departure of the photographers and no refunds will result.
COOPERATION: The Client will direct all other service providers (florist, DJ, caterer, etc.) to
provide any needed information and cooperation to the photographers. The Client should share
the photography schedule with other service providers to make sure that there are no conflicts
with times. In addition, events during the wedding day should be planned to make the best use of
time from all vendors.
RIGHT OF WITHDRAWAL & LIMIT OF LIABILITY: If Discovery Bay Studios cannot
perform this agreement due to fire, casualty, acts of God or nature, or other cause or emergency,
or due to illness or injury, or for any other reasonable causes, Discovery Bay Studios will attempt
to secure a replacement photographer and will return all fees but shall have no further liability
with respect to this agreement. This limitation on liability shall also apply in the event that
photographic images are damaged in processing, lost through camera malfunction, lost in the
mail, theft, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of Discovery Bay Studios. The
limit of liability for a partial loss of originals shall be a prorated amount of the images lost based
on the percentage of total number of originals. The Client shall hold harmless Discovery Bay
Studios and its representatives from any loss, damage, liability or claim by any other person or
entity resulting from the performance of these services.
Client Signature: ____________________________________ Date: ___________________
Name & Address: ____________________________________________________________
Email: ______________________________________ Phone: _______________________
1854 Seal Way, Discovery Bay, CA 94505
Wedding Photography Agreement (page 2)