State in your contract that you
own the copyright to all of the
images. Photographers should
never give that right away.
We have, however, found that
high-profile clients may ask for
certain restrictions on how we
may or may not present their
images. In these situations, we
have made exceptions and
softened the language of the
copyright usage to allow them
to give their approval.
The Nuts and Bolts
In addition to the basics, such
as names and dates, be sure
to include a detailed list of
every service, product and price
included in your collection.
If there are add-ons or options
for later, such as additional
coverage, number of album
pages, retouching, etc., list the
prices for these so that there
are no surprises.
That’s right, it’s time for dinner,
but not always for us. We
photographers have been
working a long day, but the client
doesn’t always remember to feed
us. Make sure that your contract
includes a hospitality clause.
State whether you will be eating a
guest meal in the dining room or
a boxed lunch in a separate area.
Should they not feel the need to
feed you, require the allotted time
you need to eat somewhere else.
A cancellation clause is crucial
to include in your contract.
Most cancellations are due to
couples not going through with
their wedding. If this is the case,
you need to be firm on your
policy. Chances are that you
passed on another client for the
same date and you need to be
compensated for the loss.
Marc & Tony are internationally recognized as one of the top wedding and portrait photography teams. Marc, an award-winning
photographer, and Tony, a creative director, have had their work featured in many publications around the world including People, US
Weekly and Hello magazines, along with industry publications and several books. They are two individual artists with different talents
and points of view who collaborate together as a team, personally photographing each and every wedding. Marc and Tony’s unique
approach to photography and storytelling result in a signature style of imagery every time. They fuse classic elements and modern style
with inspirations of vintage fashion and a contemporary edge of glamour to create artistic, timeless images.
If you provide your client with
digital files, let them know the
image size they’ll receive and
any restrictions you may have
with these images. Also let your
client know how long you will
be responsible for storing their
Shooting on location? Make
sure to specify your travel
requirements. We ask for
roundtrip airfare and travel
time. You’re spending a lot of
time away from your business
and should be compensated
accordingly. Include accommodations at the host hotel as
well as a per diem to cover
meals and expenses while you
are away. State transportation
reimbursement for taxis, Ubers,
subways, trains, etc. If you need
to rent a car, be sure that this
expense is covered as well.