This contract constitutes an agreement for wedding video and/or photo services, as agreed upon by both parties: Amber Walder Photography (hereafter referred to as 'photographer') and Bride and Groom (hereafter referred to as client(s).
If the photographer, Amber Walder Photography, cannot perform this agreement in whole or in part - due to an emergency, casualty, injury, act of God, or other extenuating circumstances beyond control of either party, no liability will be held to Amber Walder Photography. This limitation on liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera or equipment malfunction, or otherwise lost or damaged with or without fault in part of photographer. Client(s) agree that an entire wedding cannot be replicated, reenacted or repeated for the purpose of a re-shoot and limits photographer's liability to the amount paid under this contract.
3. Extenuating circumstances:
In the event of an extenuating circumstance on photographer's part, photographer will attempt to find and hire an alternate photographer or reimburse the full amount paid, including session retainer fee. Amber Walder Photography will not be held liable for services not rendered.
4. Session Retainer:
a. Upon signing this contract, a session retainer of $500 is due to the photographer. Session retainer is non-refundable, including in the event of cancellation or date change. The $500 retainer covers the time spent coordinating/communicating pre-wedding arrangements and securing a date which would be unavailable to other clients. This retainer is applied towards total session balance. Upon receiving retainer, the photographer will reserved client's wedding date on her calendar.
5. Remaining balance:
50% of the remaining balance is due 90 days prior to wedding date. The final balance is due in full two weeks prior to wedding date. If balance is not paid in full, the photographer's obligation to attend the wedding is nullified.
6. Cancellation/Date Change:
a. In the event the wedding is cancelled for any reason, client forfeits session retainer. For client to receive a full refund (excluding non-refundable retainer), photographer must be notified at least 60 days prior to the wedding date; If not, Amber Walder Photography is not required to refund any money paid up to that point. In the event money is refunded, photographer has 90 days to refund the money upon receiving notification that the wedding has been cancelled.
b. In the event wedding date is rescheduled, a four month notice must be given to photographer in order to carry over session retainer (if date is available for photographer). If the new date is not available, client forfeits session retainer.
Pricing is based on photographer's current pricing at the time of booking. The price list is adjusted periodically and future orders shall be charged at the prices in effect at the time of when the order is placed. (This applies to all prints, products and collections).
8. Image Selection:
Amber Walder Photography will choose the best images and/or video footage from the engagement session (if applicable) and the wedding day. Photographer does not show un-edited images, nor involve the clients in the process of choosing which images will be chosen for the final gallery. Amber Walder Photographer spends a great deal of time going through each image. Please rest assured the final gallery will include the best of the best, and any images that are unappealing (i.e. eyes closed, unflattering facial expressions, or any images that do not meet photographers high professional standards) will be deleted.
9. Online Gallery:
An online password-protected gallery with final images will be available within 6-10 weeks of wedding date for viewing, downloading, and/or ordering of prints. This gallery will remain active for four weeks. If you wish to order prints, ordering should be done during this timeframe. There is a $25 fee to reactivate or extend an archived gallery.
Please allow up 6-8 weeks for completion of wedding film, or 8-10 weeks for completion of both wedding film and photo gallery (if applicable).
Photographer asks that two plates of food be provided at the reception for the photographer and assistant upon request.
12. Missed shots:
Photographer is hired as the sole photographer. Client's family and friends may take pictures, but the photographer is not responsible for any missed shots due to interference from guests. Photographer does not guarantee any shot, but will do her very best to capture photos within clients wishes.
A wedding day timeline should be discussed and created between client and photographer. An up to date itinerary must be provided to the photographer before the wedding date.
14. Travel & Lodging:
a. Travel is included up to 100 miles of 57201. Beyond that, client will be invoiced a fee of $50/hr (one way).
b. If the wedding is located 2 hours or more away from Watertown, SD, a hotel room must be booked and paid for by client for Amber Walder Photography.
Unless otherwise specified, it is understood that any and all images and/or video footage taken throughout the wedding day remain property of Amber Walder Photography.
Any attempt to claim the photographs as the client's own will result in lawful action. Photographs are for personal printing only. A print release is provided to client for this reason. Photographer obtains the irrevocable right to utilize photographs from your session for advertising, marketing, display or any other purpose deemed proper by Amber Walder Photography.
I hereby give permission to Amber Walder Photography to use my name, photos, video footage and photographic likeness in all forms, altering without restrictions, for media, advertising, blog, portfolio, display, and all other lawful purposes. I understand that I am entitled to no compensation. I release the photographer, Amber Walder, and Amber Walder Photography, in all forms, of claims and liability related to my photo usage.
By checking "Yes, I agree", client agrees to the model release as stated.
Yes, I agree.
Ceremony & Reception
Please list name & address of both Ceremony & Reception location (if known).