LISSIEPHOTO Wedding Contract 2017

Jordan Anderson + Jennifer HiettSeptember 16, 2017 

A non-refundable retainer fee of $1000 is due when this agreement is signed, in order to reserve the event date. No services or products can be rendered until balance has been paid in full. 

September 16, 2017 1-6pm (5 hours) $1500 package includes: 1 photographer for 5 hours, digital files of edited images, online viewing and ordering gallery, USB hard copy of all images. 

1. ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This agreement contains the entire understanding between LISSIEPHOTO & representatives and the CLIENT. It supersedes all prior and simultaneous agreements between the parties. The only way to change or add to this agreement is to do so in writing, with the provision that the document is signed by all relevant parties.

2. RESERVATION: Upon your signature and retainer fee payment, LISSIEPHOTO will reserve the time and date agreed upon, and will not make any other reservations for that time and date. For this reason, the retainer fee of $1000 is non-refundable, even if the date is changed or the wedding cancelled for any reason. The nonrefundable retainer fee is to be paid at time of signing the contract. The nonrefundable retainer is applied towards the contracted wedding photography package. THE CLIENT understands and agrees that the entire amount owed for the wedding photography package described in the contract is due at the time of the hold of the reservation.

4. DELIVERY: After each applicable portrait session and the wedding, LISSIEPHOTO will provide THE CLIENT with an online gallery with the high-resolution, edited images available for download to any computer, device, CD, etc. Along with personal use and printing release and a USB of said images. LISSIEPHOTO culls and chooses images carefully to accurately represent the day. All images delivered to the client will be edited, high resolution jpeg images. RAW images are available by request on a case-by-case basis.

LISSIEPHOTO keeps files for 6 months from the date of the wedding and can provide additional copies of the physical USBs to the CLIENT at the price of $175 each if needed. 

The online gallery will be online for 6 months from the event date and it is the responsibility of the CLIENT to ensure proper downloading and backups of files are made. Please make sure you download them to multiple locations as soon as it is made available.

5. CANCELLATION: In the event that THE CLIENT cancels the contracted services for wedding photography outlined in this contract before the wedding ceremony takes place, the retainer fee will be forfeit. LISSIEPHOTO agrees to refund all additional paid money (less expenditures for which receipts will be provided or time spent via LISSIEPHOTO’s hourly rate), to THE CLIENT. The remaining paid balance will be refundable up until 30 days before event date. 

6. COMMUNICATION: The parties agree to a pre-event consultation before the wedding date in order to finalize the actual shooting times and locations. There will be a “Timeline” delivered to the client to fill out with all finalized details to ensure proper communication from both parties. It is the responsibility of THE CLIENT to provide proper times, locations, addresses and phone numbers as necessary so that LISSIEPHOTO can be in the correct location at the correct time.

7. EVENT GUIDE: THE CLIENT will fill out a “Wedding Details” form to ensure proper communication and organization of all events and family photographs. THE CLIENT will be responsible for identifying people/objects which specific photographs are desired. LISSIEPHOTO will NOT be held accountable for not photographing desired people if there is no one to assist in identifying or gathering people for the photograph(s). 

8. 60 to 90-MINUTE WINDOW: The bride and/or groom agree to set aside at least a 60 to 90-minute time frame after the ceremony for photographs that cannot be obtained during the ceremony or reception unless OTHERWISE discussed with LISSIEPHOTO. The 90 minutes following the ceremony includes group photographs and portraits of the bride and groom. If either the bride’s or groom’s late arrival (or any other reason outside of the photographer’s control) prevents this 90 minute window from occurring, LISSIEPHOTO shall not be held liable for failure to take desired photographs. Please ensure all members are present and cooperative for family photographs. If the ceremony is at or after sunset, all photos must take place before the ceremony when there is ample daylight.

9. COOPERATION: The parties agree to positive cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. LISSIEPHOTO will make decisions based upon lighting and artistic and professional discretion. LISSIEPHOTO is not responsible for key individuals’ failure to be present or to cooperate during photography sessions, neither for missed images due to details not revealed to LISSIEPHOTO. 

10. SHOOTING TIME / ADDITIONS: The photography schedule and selected methodology are designed to accomplish the goals and wishes of THE CLIENT in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. THE CLIENT and LISSIEPHOTO agree that positive cooperation and punctuality are therefore essential. Shooting commences at the scheduled time. Should the ceremony start late due to any reason whatsoever, LISSIEPHOTO will not be held liable for any photographs not taken.

11. HOUSE RULES: The photographer is limited by the guidelines of the ceremony official or the reception 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; LISSIEPHOTO will offer technical recommendations only.

12. DIGITAL NEGATIVES, PRINTS and COPYRIGHTS: The photographs, digital negatives or prints produced by LISSIEPHOTO are protected by Copyright Law (all rights reserved). Upon final payment by THE CLIENT, THE CLIENT retains full copyright ownership of the resulting images and will be transferred to THE CLIENT under the following conditions:

  • THE CLIENT must obtain written permission from, and compensate LISSIEPHOTO prior to an event where THE CLIENT, THE CLIENT’S friends or relatives publish or sell the photographs for profit. This includes contests, giveaways, etc. 

  • Unedited RAW images may not be posted online using LISSIEPHOTO's name to deter business due to the non-reflected artistic editing style brand of LISSIEPHOTO. 

13. MODEL RELEASE: THE CLIENT hereby assigns and grants LISSIEPHOTO and its legal representatives the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of THE CLIENT or in which THE CLIENT may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising or any other purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same. THE CLIENT hereby releases LISSIEPHOTO and its legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability relating to said photographs. It is agreed that LISSIEPHOTO may display and use the photographs taken for social media, advertising, display, website and internet promotion, public display such as in online blog and website publishing and any other purpose thought proper by LISSIEPHOTO. No identifying information will be included in said publications and social media postings. 

14. EXCLUSIVITY / GUEST PHOTOGRAPHY: It is understood that LISSIEPHOTO will act as the sole and exclusive wedding photographer. The formal photography time is for the exclusive use of LISSIEPHOTO to capture the formal wedding portraits. Because of time constraints and the need for subjects to pay full attention to the professional photographer, guest photography can be permitted only when it does not interfere with the timeline or work of LISSIEPHOTO. No other photographer using professional equipment will be allowed by LISSIEPHOTO to post images from this contracted event on any business page, blog or website. LISSIEPHOTO reserves the right to stop any photographic services paid for and leave the function should any other person usurp the contracted photographer position with the full retainer and balance being forfeit. 

15. GUEST COOPERATION: THE CLIENT is responsible for the conduct of their guests. THE CLIENT will direct all other service providers (florist, DJ, caterer, etc.) to provide any needed information and cooperation to the photographer. Coordination with other service providers is necessary to complete all the photography sessions as scheduled. THE CLIENT should share the photography schedule with other service providers to make sure that there is no conflict in times. In addition, events during the wedding day should be planned to make the best use of time from all vendors. Please make sure LISSIEPHOTO is present before events take place if time conflicts do arise.

•LISSIEPHOTO 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. Unchecked guest conduct that interferes with photography may seriously affect the quality of the photographs taken and increase the number of times photos must be re-taken. If THE CLIENT is unable to control the conduct of their guests, resulting in an unacceptable degree of misconduct, or if the conduct of any of their guests damages the equipment of the photographer, it will result in the early or immediate departure of the photographer. THE CLIENT understands that in such an event, no refunds will be granted.

16. COMPLETION SCHEDULE: Digital processing takes approximately 8-10 weeks, depending on the LISSIEPHOTO’s work schedule. Communication will always take place if processing will take longer than the designated 8-10 weeks, RUSH orders may be made available starting at $150. Requests for additional and specific retouching will be considered but not guaranteed starting at $25/photo. LISSIEPHOTO works hard to bring clients to the best light and produces the best possible photographs in-camera with the provided circumstances and therefore does not do extensive editing (heavy liquifying, composite shots/head swaps, etc.) LISSIEPHOTO is a photographer, not a Photoshopper. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of any print products. Rush prints may be available with rates starting at $150. Contact LISSIEPHOTO with any questions.

17. PRINT PRODUCTS: LISSIEPHOTO does offer print services through a professional printer. Prints, albums and canvases are available at an additional charge. Print credit expires 6 months after delivery of photos to client.

18. METHOD OF REMUNERATION: Payment may be made by credit card or check. Please make checks payable to Elisabeth Loomis.

19. Payment in full is due 14 days before the wedding day and services will not be rendered without it paid in full.

20. LIMIT OF LIABILITY: In the unlikely event of severe medical, natural, or other emergencies, it may be necessary to retain an alternative photographer. LISSIEPHOTO will make every effort to secure a replacement photographer able and/or willing to provide a similar package as chosen in this contract at the same/similar tariff. If such a situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found, responsibility and liability is limited to the return of payments received for the event package.

21. LISSIEPHOTO takes the utmost care with respect to exposure, transportation and processing of photographs; including using professional grade equipment and professional grade backup equipment. However, in the unlikely event of THE CLIENT’S photographs being lost, stolen or destroyed for reasons within or beyond LISSIEPHOTO’s control, the latter’s liability is limited to the return of payments received for the event package. The limit of liability shall not exceed the contract price stated herein. The limit of liability for a partial loss of originals shall be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of total number of originals.

22. NON-GUARANTEE: Although every possible care will be taken to produce photographs of all important and special events during the wedding, LISSIEPHOTO cannot place an unconditional guarantee on the above. LISSIEPHOTO will not be held responsible for any ruined photographs due to inclement or undesirable weather conditions, guests’ (or any other) flashes; or any other ruined photographs due to any other cause in or outside of LISSIEPHOTO’s control.

23. PERFORMANCE: The performance of this contract on behalf of LISSIEPHOTO shall be contingent upon acts of God, flood, fire, warfare, government laws or regulations, electrical failure, strikes by suppliers, and/or conditions beyond its control. 

24. SEVERABILITY: If any provision of this agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable under the law, the validity of this agreement as a whole shall not be affected, and the other provisions of the agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

25. AMENDMENTS: 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, attached, dated and signed by THE CLIENT and LISSIEPHOTO at the time of acceptance of this contract shall be recognized as amendments to this contract.

As always, feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you!

Lissie Loomis
556 Vanderbilt Ave, Apt 3
Brooklyn, NY 11238

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