Maurice Gardner Photography
Bridal Experience Contract

 

Bride Name:                                  Groom Name:

Bride Phone:                              Groom Phone:Mailing Address: Bride’s Email:                                                              Groom’s Email:

Ceremony Date:

Reception at Same Locale:   

 

Name of Wedding Venue:
Wedding Venue Address: Reception Venue: (If address is different fromVenue)

Number in Wedding Party:         
Do you have a Wedding Coordinator:   

Wedding Coordinator Name:       Coordinator Email: 
Coordinator Phone: 

 

Experience Chosen:

 

Experience Details

Bronze Experience:
5 hrs coverage • Bride & Groom getting ready • Full Ceremony & Formals • Online Hosting • Edited Proofs • 50 Thank You cards $995.00

Silver Experience:
6. 5 hrs coverage • Bride & Groom getting ready • Full Ceremony & Formals • Online Hosting • Edited Proofs • 100 thank you cards 1 - 20 page 8x10 Storybook Album $1695.00

Gold Experience:
8 hrs coverage • Bride & Groom getting ready • Full Ceremony & Formals • Online Hosting • Edited Proofs • 100 thank you cards • Free Engagement Session • 1 - 8x10 Parent Album    $2695.00

 

Photographer Disclaimers and Contract Liability

  • It is understood this studio is the exclusive official photographer, and others taking photographs will be permitted only at our discretion.
  • No part of any order will be delivered until the balance is paid in full.
  • The studio reserves the right to use negatives and/or reproductions for display, publication or other purposes. Negatives and previews remain the exclusive property of our studio
  • In the event of a postponement or cancellation of the wedding, the deposits paid are not refundable.
  • The studio takes utmost care with respect to the exposure, development, and delivery of photographs. However, in the event the studio fails to comply with the terms of this contract, the studio’s liability is limited to refund of deposits.

 

Payment Specific Details of Contract

  • 50% of Selected Experience is Due at Signing of the Contract,
  • 50% remaining Balance is due on or before the Ceremony date prior to start of Ceremony.

    COOPERATION:The Wedding Coordinator or Bride and Groom and the Photographers consent to happily cooperate and communicate with each other to achieve the best possible result within the understanding of this contract. We recommend that the wedding photographer(s) be provided with a helper (usually the coordinator) who will point out key individuals to be photographed. The photographer(s) may also require the assistance of the coordinator in organizing family groups. The Wedding Coordinator or couple also agree to give the photographer(s) suffiicient warning of key events at the wedding to give the photographer time to prepare i.e. Bouquet throwing, cutting the cake, speeches etc. Please note that not all guests at Weddings like having their photo taken. In such cases the wedding photographer(s) will use his discretion but cannot be held responsible for a lack of photos of these people.


THE SCHEDULE:
 Our shooting schedule, style of working, and experience are designed to achieve a great set of wedding photos for the Bride and Groom, accomplished with good humor and enjoyed by all concerned. Both the Bride and Groom and the Photographer(s) therefore agree that punctuality and cheerful cooperation are essential to producing outstanding photographic results. In cases where the wedding does not run on time (for example, extreme lateness by the bride arriving to the church) we cannot guarantee to take our normal set of photos although in such circumstances we will do our absolute best to compensate. Completed Edited Images will be available for digital download and viewing 6-8 weeks from Ceremony date including Professional Print release.

 

PAPARAZZI WEDDING GUESTS: All your guests will have digital cameras and all your guests will want to photograph the Bride and groom. In the spirit of cheerful cooperation, the Bride and Groom agree to give the Photographers precedence over your guests in order to take the photographs required for the wedding services described above. We cannot be held liable for a lack of wedding photos if guests taking their own photos of the bride and groom have continually interrupted the photographer’s work.

 

HOUSE RULES: Note that Photographers are sometimes limited by rules imposed by Registrars, Ministers and Venue Management as to what can and cannot be done. For example, some ministers insist that no flash photography is allowed, and others will insist that the Photographers shoot from a specific location. In such circumstances, the bride and groom agree to accept the technical limitations that may be imposed on the equipment used. We advise the bride and groom to make themselves aware of the rules of the venue concerned and if necessary, negotiate with the personnel concerned.

 

COPYRIGHT LAW: The copyright of photographs remains with the photographer. The Photographers grant the Bride and Groom permission to print their images under the following conditions. The images taken by the Photographers are for personal use by the bride and groom and their friends and relatives. Images may be printed with Print Release up to size 16X20. We recommend that for any prints over size 16X20 that you print those through our studio as we cannot guarantee the highest quality printing through a Third Party.

 

PHOTOGRAPH RELEASE: The Bride and Groom grant the Photographer(s) and its legal representatives, heirs and assigns, the irrevocable and unlimited consent to use the photographs of the bride and groom for editorial, competition, advertising, and any other purpose and in any manner, to alter the photographs without restriction and to copyright the images. The Bride and Groom hereby release the Photographers and its legal representatives, heirs and assigns from all liability and claims in connection with the images of the Bridal Experience Contract.

 

DESTINATION WEDDING SPECIFICS: For destination weddings out of the Dallas/Ft Worth (DFW) area or out of the country, the client is responsible for all travel and lodging expense for the photographer. Hotel lodging locale must be agreed upon by client and photographer prior to booking.  Hotel must have positive rating comparable for the area.  2 star hotels and below are deemed unacceptable.  Photographer shall be afforded a per diem rate for meals of $55.00 per day (unless meals are provided for the photographer by the client.) The client may book travel for out of state travel, or the photographer can book his own accommodations and will do everything to keep costs down, and will keep in constant communication with The Client during the travel booking processes. Client is responsible for paying for paying for the travel booking at the time photographer secures the best rates.  The photographer will work with client to book the travel accommodations in a manner that works to ensure that the lowest possible rates are acquired for the travel.  If client chooses the option to be invoiced for the travel arrangements, the invoice must be paid within 24 hours. The client is responsible for ensuring photographer has transportation to and from the wedding venue on the date of the ceremony. Hotel accommodations for the photographer should be in as close a proximity to the wedding venue as possible. This will help to ensure that travel expenses incurred by the client are kept to a minimum. The travel for the photographer should be booked for the photographer to arrive at least 24 hours prior to the ceremony and the next day following the ceremony. When booking travel, in most cases, the Photographer is more than happy to stay in the hotel where the Client has reserved rooms for out-of-town guest.

 

Note: Signature on Contract Can be either Bride or Groom.  

 

 

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Signed by Maurice Gardner
Signed On: September 23, 2023


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