Wedding Contract - Ernie Silva Photography


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ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This agreement contains the entire understanding between Ernie Silva Photography and the CLIENT. It supersedes all prior and simultaneous agreements between the parties. The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by all the parties. If the parties want to waive one provision of this agreement, that does not mean that any other provision is also waived. The party against whom a waiver is sought to be effective must have signed a waiver in writing.

RESERVATION: A signed contract is required to reserve the specified coverage.

PRE-EVENT CONSULTATION: The parties agree to a pre-event consultation (by phone) two to three weeks before the event date in order to finalize the actual shooting times, locations, and CLIENT'S request list (in writing) for any specific photographs.

COOPERATION: The parties agree to cheerful cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. Ernie Silva Photography recommends that CLIENT designate an "event guide" to point out important individuals for informal or candid photographs to the photographer during the session that they wish to have photographed. The photographer will not be held accountable for not photographing desired people if there is no one to assist in identifying people or gathering people for photography. Ernie Silva Photography is not responsible if key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during photography sessions or for missed images due to details not revealed to Ernie Silva Photography.

SHOOTING TIME / ADDITIONS: The photography schedule and selected methodology are designed to accomplish the goals and wishes of the CLIENT in a manner enjoyed by all parties. CLIENT and Ernie Silva Photography agree that cheerful cooperation and punctuality are therefore essential to that purpose. Shooting commences at the scheduled start time.

HOUSE RULES: The photographer is limited by the guidelines of the venue. CLIENT agrees to accept the technical results of their imposition on the photographer. Negotiation with the officials for moderation of guidelines is CLIENT's responsibility; However, Ernie Silva Photography will offer technical recommendations and assist in explanations to venues and or officials as required.

FILM and COPYRIGHTS: For services rendered is made, the photographs produced by Ernie Silva Photography are protected by Federal Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and may not be reproduced in any manner without Ernie Silva Photography’s explicitly written permission. Upon final payment by the CLIENT, limited copyright ownership of the resulting images will be transferred to the CLIENT under the following conditions: The digital, film negatives and or slides are the property of CLIENT for personal use and for the purposes of the reproduction and giving of photographs to friends and relatives. The Client must obtain written permission from and compensate Ernie Silva Photography prior to the CLIENT or its friends and relatives publishing or selling the photographs for profit.

EXHIBITION: CLIENT grants Ernie Silva Photography permission to display selected images resulting from this assignment as an example of Ernie Silva Photography’s work and for entrance into photographic competitions and release all claims to profits that may arise from use of image.

MODEL RELEASE. The CLIENT hereby grants to Ernie Silva Photography and its legal representatives and assigns, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of the CLIENT, groom, bride or in which the CLIENT may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same. The CLIENT, groom, bride hereby releases Ernie Silva Photography and its legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability relating to said photographs.

LIMIT OF LIABILITY: If Ernie Silva Photography cannot perform this agreement in whole or in part due to a fire or other casualty, acts of God or nature or terror, or other cause beyond the control of the parties or due to Photographer's illness or injury Ernie Silva Photography will make every effort to secure a replacement photographer. If the 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. Ernie Silva Photography takes the utmost care with respect to exposure, transportation, and processing the photographs. However, in the unlikely event that photographs have been lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons within or beyond Ernie Silva Photography control, Ernie Silva Photography liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event package. 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.

Cancellation Policy: If for any reason CLIENT cancels their engagement shoot 7 days or earlier prior to the session date, CLIENT is subject to the $200 entitlement promotion.

COMPLETION SCHEDULE: Digital post processing and web gallery or CD creation may take up to two weeks.

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