Wedding Photography Terms of Agreement


Agreement: This agreement is between Jonathan Souza Photography (Photographer) and the "Responsible Party" (Client) as designated below. The Photographer agrees to provide wedding photography at the places, dates, and times specified. The deposit secures the dates and times for photography, ensuring those dates and times will be reserved exclusively for the Client. The Client agrees to pay the balance of the payment by the day of the wedding or at a time arranged by the Photographer and Client.

Wedding Photography: The photographer will do his best to capture the day in a manner that is pleasing to the clients. The Photographer is not responsible for capturing images that aren't requested. The photographer is experienced and will, by default, seek to organize the wedding party for many of the traditional photographs (as well as spontaneous candid shots as time and circumstances allow). However, weddings involve many unforeseen circumstances that sometimes preclude the taking of certain pictures. These circumstances may include time constraints, late members of the party, late bride or groom, or even the client desiring a shot, but forgetting to ask for it.


Sole Photographer: The client will actively work to help the photographer do their job by ensuring that videographers and amateur photographers don't get in the way. In the end, however, the Photographer will be paid even if the client allows others to get in the way. In other words, relatives and friends CAN take pictures while the photographer is working IF the Client allows it, but they might impair the photographer's work and the eventual quality of the products


Cooperation: The parties agree to cheerful cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. Photographer is not responsible if key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during photography sessions or for missed images due to details not revealed to Photographer. Photographer recommends that Client design a list of desired poses and individuals involved in photographs so as to help ensure the capturing of those images.


Copyrights: The photographs produced by this Photographer are protected by Federal Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and may not be reproduced in any manner without Photographer's explicitly written permission.


Model Release and Image Rights: The Photographer maintains full rights to images photographed under this agreement, and may reproduce or display images of the clients for commercial, promotion, competition or other purposes such as, but not limited to, print ads, brochures, portfolio displays, websites, exhibits and other promotions without compensation or liability to the client.

Only if the license agreement has been signed by both parties may the client copy, print, or in anyway reproduce the images taken by the photographer.

The photographer shoots in high resolution, but not all images may be suitable for certain enlargement sizes. Images will receive basic color and exposure corrections. Photographer reserves the right to edit and will be the final authority on the images that will be offered.

Clients are encouraged to use professional labs or the services of Jonathan Mark Souza to get best results. 1-hour photo labs may or may not reproduce images accurately, and poor prints are not the responsibility of Jonathan Mark Souza Photography.

Being on Time: Both the Photographer and Client are expected to be on time and ready for photography according to the times stated. If the client or anyone from their party is late, the time the photographer spends waiting will still be counted towards the time agreed upon. If the Photographer is late, the time the client spends waiting for the Photographer is NOT counted toward the time agreed to in this contract, and the photographer is obligated to fulfill the full amount of time agreed.

Limit of Liability: In the unlikely event that the photographer is injured or becomes too ill to photograph the event, the Photographer’s responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event package. Photographer takes the utmost care with respect to exposure, transportation, and processing the photographs. However, in the unlikely event that all the photographs have been lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons within or beyond Photographer control, Photographer liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event package.


Deposit: The deposit amount secures the date, and upon payment of the deposit and signing of the contract the photographer agrees to reserve the date and times specified therein for the client. In the event the client cancels the wedding or chooses to deny the photographer's services within 3 months of the wedding date, the deposit is nonrefundable.


Entire Agreement: This agreement contains the entire understanding between the Photographer (Jonathan Souza Photography) and the Client. It supersedes all prior and simultaneous agreements between the parties. The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by all the parties. If the parties want to waive one provision of this agreement, it does not mean that any other provision is also waived.

The signature of each party shows that this agreement in its entirety is accurate, understood and accepted.





Photographer Jonathan Souza: ______________________________ Date: _____________





Client’s Signature: _______________________________ Date: _____________



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