Contract for Photography Services
This agreement contains the entire understanding between the Photographer 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, this does not mean that any other provision is also waived. The party against whom a waiver is sought to be effective must have signed a waiver in writing. The title Photographer refers to Vincent Alongi, and Client refers to those parties addressed above.
Coverage will begin at agreed upon time, and continue for the number of hours purchased, contiguously.
Change of Date or Venue
The Photographer must be notified immediately of any changes in schedule or location, at least one week prior to the scheduled date of event. Notification of any changes can be made by phone along with written notice sent via email for documentation. If an email is sent, a confirmation of receipt must be sent back by the Photographer in writing or via email. It is the client’s responsibility to confirm all arrangements at least 30 days prior to the event. In the event of change of address or contact information (time, etc.) as listed, you must notify the Photographer.
Failure to Perform
The parties agree to cheerful cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. Due to the limited and subjective nature of the event, the photographer cannot be held responsible for requested photographs not taken or missed, lack of coverage resulting from weather conditions, or schedule complications caused by but not limited to, anyone in or at the event or location restrictions. The Photographer is not responsible for lost photo opportunities due to other cameras or flashes, the lateness of the clients or other principles. The Photographer is not responsible for the lack of coverage due to weather conditions, acts of God, scheduling complications due to lateness of individuals, rules and restrictions of venue, the rendering of decorations of the location, or other causes at no fault of either party. The Photographer is not responsible for the lack of coverage due to photographer’s illness or emergency, then the photographer shall return the retainer to the Client but shall have no further liability with respect to the Contract. This limitation on liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera or computer malfunction, lost in the mail, lost due to memory card malfunction, corrupt digital files or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of the photographer. Although all care will be taken with the digital media and photographs taken at the event, the client agrees that the photographer limits any liability for loss, damage, or failure to deliver pictures, for any reason, to no more than the return of all payments made to Vincent Alongi. The Photographer will do its best to fulfill all requests but can make no guarantees all images will be delivered. The Photographer recommends that the Client point out important individuals for informal or candid photographs to the photographer during portrait shooting that they wish to have photographed. The 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 the Photographer. Clients are responsible for all location fees and permits.
Title (possession) of all products shall remain with the Photographer until client has paid in full. Permission is hear by granted to the Photographer to use any images created under this contract for professional samples, displays, internet website pages, advertising, exhibitions, contests, and any other purpose with client’s permission. Photographer is the sole professional photographer permitted to photograph the event. Amateur photographers may take photos during the event if there is no interference with the contracted photographer. If a problem arises, any guest or attendee(s), the onsite event representative will be advised to handle the situation politely for us by enforcing the conditions of this contract. The client understands the images given on CD/DVD/USB cannot be used for profit or advertising and all posting of images on the internet must be acknowledged as images by the Photographer.
A nonrefundable retainer is due one month prior to event unless other agreements have been made. The retainer will be equal to 50% of the current full cost of the service requested. At the photographer’s discretion, a partial retainer may be accepted to hold the date with the balance due no later than one week prior to the service date. No part of any order, including previews, if any, will be delivered until the balance is paid in full. The total service fee includes Vincent Alongi as main photographer.
Photographer will be available for up to a 6 hour period on event date. All photos will be edited in high resolution format and delivered by mail to client on DVD or USB within two weeks of event date. Please note that any services performed in addition to the contracted services will be billed at the agreed upon prices.
I have read, understood and accepted the above contract conditions.