JLVphotography Wedding Contract &  Guidelines

WEDDING PACKAGE AND SERVICES INCLUDED FOR THE FEE AGREED UPON  RESERVATION: Upon your signature, JLVPHOTOGRAPHY will reserve the time and date agreed upon, and will not make other reservations for that time and date. For this reason, the Reservation Deposit of 50% is non-refundable if the wedding is cancelled. The Reservation Deposit is to be paid at time of signing the contract. The Reservation Deposit is applied towards the contracted wedding photography package. THE CLIENT understands and agrees that the entire amount owed for the wedding photography package described in the contract is due on delivery of a 4x6 proof book and the DVD containing all of the retouched images in full resolution along with image release rights to the client.

CANCELLATION: In the event that THE CLIENT cancels the contracted services for wedding photography outlined in this contract before the wedding ceremony takes place, the deposit will be forfeit. JLVPHOTOGRAPHY agrees to refund all additional paid money to THE CLIENT. PRE-EVENT CONSULTATION: The parties agree to a pre-event consultation before the wedding date in order to finalize the actual shooting times and locations.

EVENT GUIDE: THE CLIENT will be responsible for (or have someone designated for this responsibility) identifying people/objects of whom/which specific photographs are desired. The photographer will NOT be held accountable for not photographing desired people if there is no one to assist in identifying or gathering people for the photograph(s). The parties agree to positive cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. JLVPHOTOGRAPHY is not responsible for key individuals’ failure to be present or to cooperate during photography sessions. JLVPHOTOGRAPHY recommends that THE CLIENT or "event guide" point out important individuals to the photographer, whom THE CLIENT wishes to include in informal or candid photographs.

DIGITAL NEGATIVES, PRINTS and COPYRIGHTS: The photographs, digital negatives or prints produced by JLVPHOTOGRAPHY are protected by Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and may not be reproduced in any manner without explicit written permission from JLVPHOTOGRAPHY. Upon final payment by THE CLIENT, full copyright ownership of the resulting images will be transferred to THE CLIENT.

MODEL RELEASE: THE CLIENT hereby assigns and grants JLVPHOTOGRAPHY and its legal representatives the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of THE CLIENT or in which THE CLIENT may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising or any other purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same. THE CLIENT hereby releases JLVPHOTOGRAPHY and its legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability relating to said photographs. It is agreed that JLVPHOTOGRAPHY may display and use the photographs taken for advertising, display, website and internet promotion, photographic contests, public display such as in malls, photography books, photography instructional books, store fronts, window displays, studio display, television advertising, magazine advertising and any other purpose thought proper by JLVPHOTOGRAPHY.

COMPLETION SCHEDULE: Digital processing takes approximately 3-4 weeks to complete and up to 1 additional week to print and organize a 4x6 proof book.

SOCIAL MEDIA: It is recommended that any images shared on social media be tagged or captions with "JLVphotography". 

PROFESSIONAL IMAGE MANIPULATION: JLVPHOTOGRAPHY will correct any and all flaws using professional image manipulation (if technically possible) on all images. JLVPHOTOGRAPHY will also perform on select portraits de-ageing, removal of unwanted people and/or objects, special effects and portrait glamorization . It is understood that if a technicality prevents JLVPHOTOGRAPHY from performing image manipulation, or if a technicality prevents the final result to meet THE CLIENT’S requirement, THE CLIENT will reside with the fact that JLVPHOTOGRAPHY has performed to its best ability with regard to the specific task and that JLVPHOTOGRAPHY has no further responsibility towards said image.

LIMIT OF LIABILITY: In the unlikely event of severe medical, natural, or other emergencies, it may be necessary to retain an alternative photographer. JLVPHOTOGRAPHY will make every effort to secure a replacement photographer able and willing to provide a similar package as chosen in this contract at the same cost. If such a situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found, responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event package. JLVPHOTOGRAPHY takes the utmost care with respect to exposure, transportation and processing of photographs; including using professional grade equipment and professional grade backup equipment. However, in the unlikely event of THE CLIENT’S photographs being lost, stolen or destroyed for reasons within or beyond the control of JLVPHOTOGRAPHY, the latter’s liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event package. The limit of liability shall not exceed the contract price stated herein. The limit of liability for a partial loss of originals shall be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of total number of originals.

FINAL DELIVERY: JLVPHOTOGRAPHY will deliver a 4x6 proof book, DVD or USB drive   containing all of the retouched images in full resolution along with image release rights to the client once printing is completed. If THE CLIENT chooses to have additional images altered upon delivery of final prints, JLVPHOTOGRAPHY will provide them within an agreed timeline.

METHOD OF PAYMENT: Payment may be made by cash, check, or card. Checks are to be made payable to JLVphotography.

PERFORMANCE: The performance of this contract on behalf of JLVPHOTOGRAPHY shall be contingent upon acts of God, flood, fire, government laws or regulations, electrical failure, strikes by suppliers, and/or conditions beyond its control.

AMENDMENTS: This contract has been freely negotiated and shall be recognized as the entirety of the agreement. Only those changes or modifications specifically placed in writing, attached, dated and signed

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