Wedding Photography Contract - MelodyGrace

This is a legally binding contract between Melody Grace Photography and _____________________________________________________________________________________ .


It supersedes all prior, future and ongoing agreements (verbal or written) between parties. The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by all parties. If any parties waive or alter part of this agreement, the rest of the agreement remains intact. melodygracephotography will photograph the


wedding of ___________________________________________________________________________________


in ___________________________________ on __________________ beginning at ________ until________.


Additional time, if requested, will be billed at $100 per hour and paid prior to the Client’s receipt of photos.

The wedding package will include the “checked” items below:


___ Pre-wedding preparation / Individual photos of Bride and Groom.

___ Wedding Ceremony and Couple/Family/Bridal Party formal photos.

___ Two hours of Wedding Reception.

___ Select Facebook images posted within two days of wedding.

___ Password protected Galleries of Wedding photos.

___ DVD of high-resolution digital images delivered up to three months after wedding if desired.

___ Video of photos and/or video clips set to music of choice.


Retainer and Payment: Upon signature, melodygracephotography reserves the time and date agreed upon, and will not make other reservations for that time and date. For this reason, the Client shall make a $200 retainer payment to book the date with melodygracephotography. This retainer payment is non-refundable, even if the date is changed or the event is canceled for any reason, including acts of God, fire, strike and extreme weather. The retainer fee is to be paid at the time of parties signing this contract and is applied towards the photography package upon completion of this contract. The remaining balance of $1000 to be paid 14 days prior to the event. A personal check (made payable to Melody Pfeifer) or cash are both accepted methods of payment. Photographs will not be released to the Client until payment has cleared. A $50 non-sufficient funds fee will be charged for any returned checks.


Capture and Delivery: melodygracephotography is not liable to deliver every image taken at the event. The determination of images delivered to the client is left to the discretion of melodygracephotography.


Post Production and Editing: The final editing styles, effects, and overall look of the images are left to the discretion of melodygracephotography who reserves the creative right to edit and release only those deemed creditable as professional in quality and within photographer’s artistic standards. The client agrees that the work delivered will be of a similar style and caliber to those photographs on melodygracephotography.com.


75 Minute Window: The bride and groom agree to set aside 30 minutes before the commencement of the wedding ceremony and 45 minutes following the ceremony for family/bridal party photographs. If either the bride’s or groom’s late arrival (or any other reason outside of the photographer’s control) prevents this 75 minute window from occurring, melodygracephotography shall not be held liable for failure to take desired photographs.


Limit of Liability: Although the utmost care will be taken, melodygracephotography or its assigns, may not be able to deliver the photos due to fire, injury, illness, civil disturbances, Acts of God, terrorism or other causes beyond the control of melodygracephotography. Any moneys paid by the client, less expenses, shall be returned and melodygracephotography shall have no further liability with respect to the agreement. This limitation of liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera malfunction, compact flash card malfunction, or otherwise lost or damaged without the fault on the part of melodygracephotography.


Cancellations If the wedding is canceled or postponed by the client, the nonrefundable retainer payment of $200 will not be returned, it being the agreed loss suffered by the photographer due to cancellation. In the event of a cancellation of this contract by either party, the liability of one party to the other shall be limited to the total value of the contract. Neither party shall be liable for indirect or consequential loss. In the unlikely event that legal action becomes necessary, any legal matters will be held in the photographer’s home state. The client assumes and agrees to pay all court costs and lawyers fees for melodygracephotography.


Substitution: In the event of illness or situations out of the control of both parties, melodygracephotography will attempt to substitute a photographer at no cost to client. This contract will be transferable to said Photographer.


Copyright of the photographs is retained by melodygracephotography at all times throughout the world. Where a disc of photographs has been included for the clients as part of the wedding collection, these photographs will include a print release( print release in the contract allows client to print photos) and may be printed, and or displayed online, for personal use. The photographer retains the right to use the photographs for the purposes of advertising or otherwise promoting her work. Client agrees not to sell any of the files or prints without written permission from melodygracephotography.


Model Release: The client agrees that they are signing a model release to allow the use of their photographs (of themselves) for the photographer’s business purposes. Client agrees not to sell any of the files or prints without written permission from the photographer.


Photo Protection: Upon receipt of photos, Client accepts all responsibility for archiving and protecting the photographs. Photographer will archive your photos for six months. After that time melodygracephotography is not responsible for the lifespan of any digital media provided or for any future changes in digital technology or media readers. It is highly recommended that DVDs or USB drives be duplicated and stored in multiple locations.  


Social Media: This clause applies to all social media, including Facebook and blogs. When published online it is requested that melodygracephotography be noted. The client agrees that they will under no circumstances alter melodygracephotography's photographs that are placed in public on the internet. As a photographer, I need photographs that are placed online to be accurate representations of my work so that future clients have a good understanding of the type of photographs that they’ll receive.

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Only the bride & groom (or signers of this document) may discuss any problems that arise. The terms of this contract have been read, and understood by


Bride Signature __________________________________________________ Date  _______________


Groom Signature ________________________________________________ Date _______________


Thank you for trusting me with your Wedding Day memories!





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