Wedding Agreement


Please read thoroughly and complete form for date to be booked.


This agreement is between Blue Blood Photography, hereafter referred to as the "Photographer/s", and the signers of this wedding photography agreement, hereafter referred to as the "Clients", collectively referred to as the "Parties".

ENGAGEMENT SHOOT: Engagement shoot is non-negotiable, as this is valuable time spent getting to know each other. This results in a more comfortable bride and groom on the wedding day, and comfort results in better image capturing and less time-loss.

SHOOTING TIME: Client is guaranteed unlimited hours of shoot time, until wedding photo check list has been completed, by discretion of Photographer/s. Extra hours can be booked by the Clients during the course of the wedding at a rate of R300,00 per hour, payable in cash and on request.

CANCELLATION/POSTPONEMENT: Client understands that by entering into this agreement, Photographer/s is foregoing other photographic jobs. In the event of a cancellation or postponement of the wedding, Client must give Photographer one month notice in case of cancellation in order to be refunded their 50% deposit. Client is to notify Photographer/s of postponement two weeks in advance to avoid the postponement fee of 25% of total amount of wedding package. Failure to comply with these terms will result in loss of retainer.

PAYMENT: Client is required to pay a 50% deposit when booking their wedding date to secure their time-slot. The remaining 50% of fees is to be paid in full either before the wedding, or at least 2 days after, unless prior arrangements have been made between the Clients and Photographer/s. If Client fails to make payment timeously, they will not receive their completed wedding package until payment has been settled. Clients understand that time-slot and date of wedding can be given to another client if they place retainer first, thus it is in Clients best interest to do so immediately after contract has been signed.

Payments can be made via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) only. Cash payment will acquire a further 15% fee of entire wedding package.

REFUNDS: Clients understands that package fees primarily cover shooting and editing/retouching rates. If Clients wish to claim a refund after the wedding, they will be refunded the paid amount minus the total amount of time Photographer has spent on shooting and editing at a rate of R220,00 per hour. Client also understands that in such instances, they will not receive any photos, in any form, from Photographer/s. *Solely to Photographer/s discretion.

WEATHER: Due to the sensitive nature of camera equipment, Photographer/s reserves the right to stop shooting, and take necessary steps to protect the camera equipment, in the case of bad weather breaking out. Photographer/s will not be held responsible for any loss of photographs due to weather conditions. In this case, photographer will continue shooting when/if weather clears within an hour, or alternatively grant the couple a post-wedding photo shoot free of charge. *This clause applies to outdoor photos only.

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES: In the case of a power outage or lack of electricity for any other reason, Photographer/s reserves the right to stop shooting, and continue when/if the issue is addressed within an hour, or alternatively grant the couple a post-wedding photo shoot free of charge. Photographer/s also reserves the right to stop photographing in the event of power dips, as this can cause immense damage to equipment. Photographer/s can- and will not photograph in low-light conditions with a camera flash, as this results in poor quality images. *This clause applies to indoor/outdoor photos in low-light conditions only.

EVENT GUIDE: The Clients will be responsible for (or have someone designated for) identifying people/objects from Wedding Photo Check-List to Photographer/s. Photographer/s recommend that the Clients designate an "event guide" to point out important individuals to Photographer/s, whom the clients wish to be focused on in informal or candid photographs. Photographer/s will not be held liable for a loss of photographs/opportunity resulting in this clause not being met.
*If client so wishes, they can wave this clause, and give Photographer/s free range on shooting event attendees and/or objects, by signing and dating here: ____________________ (signed)_________________(by) on _________________(date).
*Signing above also applies to missed photos from Wedding Photo-List, due to extremities outside of Photographer/s reach.

CO-OPERATION/NO SHOWS: The Parties agree to positive co-operation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. Photographer/s is not responsible for key individuals’ failure to be present and/or co-operate during photo sessions throughout the wedding day, neither for missed images due to details not revealed to Photographer/s in advance.

GUEST CO-OPERATION: The Clients are responsible for the conduct of their guests. Photographer/s will not tolerate verbally or physically abusive behavior, nor will Photographer/s share their time, or compete for the attention of subjects. Unchecked guest conduct interferes with the quality of the images and the time taken to retake missed images due to guest involvement. A loss in time results in a loss in images of other subjects. Under no circumstances will guests be present at Wedding Party photo session, this includes photographing and/or being photographed. Photographer/s reserve the right to ask this person/s to excuse themselves, and/or stop photographing.

SERVICE PROVIDERS’ CO-OPERATION: Clients will direct all other service providers (florist, DJ, caterer, etc.) to provide any needed information and co-operation to the Photographer/s. Co-ordination with other service providers is necessary to complete all the photo sessions as scheduled. The Clients undertake to share the photography schedule with other service providers to ensure that there is no conflict in times. In addition, events of day should be planned to make the best use of time from all vendors.

IMAGE SELECTION: Photographer/s will select images for editing as part of Client's wedding package, based on the completed Wedding Photo Check-List submitted by Clients. Clients may select images for printing and/or photo book, after photos have been digitally enhanced and converted from RAW image. These images will be uploaded on the website, in a private, password controlled gallery. Client can choose and submit image numbers to Photographer/s.
*Client agrees that the photos in this gallery are not to be printed, distributed publicly or personally, edited or altered, in any way whatsoever, and understand that these images are downsized examples of High Quality photos, used for selection only.

COPYRIGHT: Client agrees that all images captured are copyrighted to and remain the property of Blue Blood Photography. No copies of images may be sold for profit, in either print- or digital format, by Clients or associates. Clients will be granted a print-release permitting Clients to print copies of their allocated images for personal use only. (Personal use includes social media, displaying on a non-profit base, allocating to friends and/or family, and related.)

MODEL RELEASE: Client grants to Photographer/s, their legal representatives and assigns and any photographer acting with them, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of Clients, Client’s child/ren, and guests, or in which Clients may be included for editorial, trade, advertising and other purposes (except pornographic, defamatory, libelous or otherwise unlawful), and in any other manner and medium; to alter and copyright the same without restriction. Clients hereby release Photographer/s, their legal representatives and assigns, and any photographers acting with them, from all claims and liability relating to said photographs.*

EXHIBITION: Client grants Photographer/s permission to display selected images resulting from this assignment as an example of Photographer’s work and for entrance into photographic competitions. Clients release all claims to profits that may or may not arise from use of such images.*

*If any boudoir worthy (nude) photos should be taken, Photographer/s will not exhibit these in any form, on Clients request.

LIMIT OF LIABILITY: Photographer/s take the utmost care with respect to the exposure, retouching, and transportation of digital images. However, in the unlikely event that all the originals are lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed within/or beyond Photographer’s control, Photographer’s liability is limited to the refund of all payments received, or a re-shoot can be scheduled, at no additional cost, with a 20% refund to Client. In the event of a partial loss of images, Photographer/s will calculate and reach a conclusion together with Client, limited to a 20% refund OR re-shoot.

In the unlikely event that Photographer/s is injured or becomes too ill to capture the wedding, responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received OR replacement with a photographer of Blue Blood Photography’s choice.

PRINT LIFE: Client is aware that colour dyes and inks in prints may fade or discolour over time, due to the inherent qualities of materials used, and Client releases Photographer/s from any liability for claims whatsoever, should this occur.

CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT: There may be additional charges if changes are made to this agreement.

ENHANCEMENT OF DIGITAL IMAGES: Standard retouching includes: blemish removal, skin softening, eye brightening, teeth whitening (if Photographer/s see fit), hair highlighting, contouring and general colour correction and enhancement. Conversions include converting colour images to black and white – this will be done at Photographers’ discretion.
Glamour/Editorial edited photos can be purchased at R15,00 per image and also be selected from private, online gallery.

ORIGINAL FILES: All image files captured by Photographer/s are in RAW format to ensure highest image quality is used. These will not be made available to Clients under any circumstances whatsoever.

DELIVERY: Clients understand that finishing their package can take up to two months from the date of their wedding/image selection submission. If anything is to happen to Photographer/s, impairing them to edit and work on images, Client will be notified and packages will be delivered as soon as possible.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This agreement contains the entire understanding between Photographer/s and Client. It supersedes all prior 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, it does not mean that any other provision is also waived.

In conclusion, this constitutes an order for one wedding photography booking with Blue Blood Photography.

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Bride and Groom name:*
Brides cellphone number:*
Grooms cellphone number:*
Brides E-mail:*
Grooms E-mail:*
Street Address:*
Main Contact Person (please tick):
Wedding Date and Time: *
Please state yes or no: Any boudoir-like photos can be publicly displayed.*
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Bride and Grooms I.D. Numbers:*
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