Make sure that your wedding photography contract is specific about the details
of your wedding day. It should include the exact length of time that the photographer will be there, if the photographer is coming alone, has a second photographer coming with, or is bringing an assistant. Making sure that the hourly commitment is crystal clear in the contract will make sure you have your wedding photographer there to cover ALL of your memories, & not five minute less.
Right Place, Right Time
If you know where you're getting marr
ied at the time of booking with your wedding photographer, make sure to include the specific details of when & where inside the contract. This way, the wedding photographer is clear about what venue the ceremony is taking place at, where the location of the reception is, & any in-between pit stops there might be during your day. Are you getting married outside, in a church, at the courthouse, or in mom & dad's back yard? Make sure the wedding photograph
y contract has the details, including addresses, telephone numbers, as well as a possible contact name & number for anyone coordinating at the venue.
What Your Wedding Photography Package Includes
If any place at all, this is the place within the wedding photography contract where there should be NO questions or confusion! Be sure that the contract states exactly what is included in your agreement. This includes the length of time the wedding photographer is committed to, the number of people the photographer is bringing, how plenty of final wedding photos you're expected to get, the length of time it will take for you to get your wedding pics, & your rights as the bride & groom to republish & distribute your wedding pics.
When To Pull Out Your Pocketbook
Most wedding photographers have a specific timeline for when we expect payment for their services. Some want a 50% deposit & the rest on the date of the event. Some wedding photographers want the full payment up front. Others may set up a payment plan with you. Be sure you're aware of specific payment due dates in your wedding photography contract. Read the fine print. Some wedding photographers may book anyone else for your wedding date if you do not pay on time.
Cover Your Bases
Know what will happen in case your wedding photographer has an emergency or becomes ill the time of your wedding. Will we or we hire anyone else to shoot? Will we or we come shoot your wedding anyway? Who will be there to capture your memories? The wedding photography contract should have a clause in it stating the alternatives in case an emergency should arise, and the last think It Over