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This agreement is between Brian Lovelace, (the “Photographer”) and the Client(s) for wedding photography services.
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- A pre-wedding consultation (by phone, email, or in person) at least 1 week before the wedding date.
- Wedding Questionnaire to ensure quality and preparedness
- photographer(s) to photograph the Client’s wedding events for hours, beginning at the client’s agreed upon time/place (subject to change upon request).
- Four Week Editing Window with an estimated photos delivered.
- Please note that this is an estimate which can be moderately higher or lower.
- Delivery via a beautiful online gallery that is shareable with family & friends.
- Full Resolution Download
- Ability to order beautiful prints, straight from the gallery.
- Minimum 3 years of full resolution photo backup via Google Drive
The client will pay the Photographer $ as follows:
- $500 upon signing this agreement as a deposit;
- $ at least one week before the event.
CANCELLATION. Once the Client signs this agreement, the Photographer will reserve the wedding date and not take any other reservations for that date. If the Client cancels the Photographer’s services, cancels or postpones the wedding, or fails to meet its obligations under this agreement, the Photographer will retain as reasonable liquidated damages any payments that the Client has already made. However, the Photographer promises that, in such an event, the Photographer will make reasonable efforts to secure a replacement engagement for the wedding date. If the Photographer is able to secure another engagement for the wedding date, the Photographer will retain as reasonable liquidated damages any deficiency in the value of the new engagement relative to this agreement only.
SPECIFIC SHOTS. The Photographer doesn’t guarantee any specific photograph or shot. All photographs will be made at the Photographer's professional discretion. The Client will give to the Photographer a list of any persons, groups, moments, or occurrences that the Client would like photographed, if any, at least 1 week before the wedding’s date. The Photographer will use the Photographer’s best efforts to, but makes no guarantee that it will capture photographs requested during the wedding.
PERMITS. The Client is responsible for obtaining all permits and passes required for the Photographer to take the photographs pursuant to this agreement and for providing the Photographer photographic access to any photo locations.
MEALS. If the wedding is over six (6) hours in length, the Client will provide the Photographer (and assistant/second photographer if applicable) with a full meal on the wedding day.
EXCLUSIVITY. The Photographer is the exclusive still photographer hired by the Client to photograph the wedding events.
LIABILITY LIMITS. The Photographer’s liability for any loss or damage related to this agreement or the Photographer’s services (including, but not limited to, the Photographer’s failure to deliver photographs) is limited to the payments made pursuant to this agreement.
REPLACEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER. The Photographer may substitute another photographer to take the photographs pursuant to this agreement, if the Photographer gets ill or has an emergency that prevents the Photographer from photographing the wedding events. In the event of such a substitution, the Photographer promises that the substituted photographer will be a competent professional.
SELECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS. In a reasonable timeframe after the wedding, the Photographer will review the photographs taken pursuant to this agreement and select the photographs that the Photographer determines best represent the Photographer’s work. The Photographer will provide to the Client only digital copies of these photographs. Any post-production editing is left to the Photographer’s discretion, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
RETENTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS. The Photographer will retain copies of the photographs taken pursuant to this agreement for at least 36 months after the wedding date.
OWNERSHIP & COPYRIGHT. The Photographer owns all rights, including copyrights, in and to the photographs taken pursuant to this agreement. This includes (without limitation) the exclusive rights to reproduce the copyrighted work, prepare derivative works based on the copyrighted work, distribute copies of the copyrighted work to the public, and display the work. The photographs are not works made for hire under this agreement.
CLIENT'S USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS. The Client may use the photographs for personal, non-commercial purposes only, including displaying the photographs on personal websites and providing copies to family and friends. The Client must, when customary, give credit to Photographer as “@socalweddingphotographer" on Instagram & @Brian Lovelace Photography on Facebook. The Client will not permit or assist with any commercial use or editing of the photographs without the Photographer’s specific written consent.
MODEL RELEASE. The Client hereby grants to the Photographer (and the Photographer's heirs, legal representatives, and assigns) the unrestricted, perpetual, and irrevocable permission to take the photographs pursuant to this agreement and to use them for any legal purpose worldwide, in any media, in any form, and in conjunction with the Client’s own name, a fictitious name, or no name. This includes, without limitation, the right to sell, reproduce, alter, display, and publish the photographs, as well as to use the photographs in conjunction with advertising, art, and trade. The Photographer has no obligation to use the photographs, except as set forth in this agreement. The Client waives any right, now and in the future, to review or approve the photographs, the use of the photographs, or the material that may be used in conjunction with the photographs. The Client also waives any right, now and in the future, to compensation related to the photographs or their use. The Client releases the Photographer (and the Photographer's heirs, legal representatives, and assigns) from any liability related to blurring, distortion, alteration, or use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking, processing, or publication of the photographs.
CHOICE OF LAW AND ARBITRATION. The laws of California govern this agreement without regard to conflicts of law provisions. As the exclusive means of initiating adversarial proceedings to resolve any dispute arising out of this agreement, the Photographer’s services, or the photographs taken pursuant to this agreement, a party may demand that the dispute be resolved by arbitration administered in California by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its commercial arbitration rules, and each party hereby consents to any such dispute being so resolved. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a party may assert a claim, if it qualifies, in small claims court in Los Angeles, CA without first engaging in arbitration.
MISCELLANEOUS. This agreement constitutes the parties’ final, exclusive, and complete understanding regarding the Photographer’s services and the resulting photographs. Any modification must be in writing and signed by all parties. If a provision is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity of the agreement in whole shall not be affected and the other provisions of the agreement shall remain in effect. A party’s failure to enforce any provision of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of that provision, nor prevent that party from enforcing each and every other provision of this agreement. No waiver is binding unless in writing and signed by both parties.