Elopement Photography Contract

1. Deliverables

Gretchen Throop Williams, principal of Gretchen Troop Photography, LLC (further referred to as “GTP” and referenced to include all sub-contractors working with Gretchen Troop Photography, LLC), will perform as the primary photographer at the elopement of...

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GTP will be providing unlimited photography, subject to external variables beyond her control (e.g., weather, location/venue restrictions, light availability, scheduling complications due to lateness of wedding party or unwillingness of individuals to be photographed).

High resolution digital files (no smaller than 3,600 pixels on the long edge, in JPEG format), will be edited and delivered within 30 days of the elopement day. Files are delivered by digital download from your personalized wedding web page as well as a USB drive delivered to the physical address provided on the payment page.

2. Change of Date and/or Venue

I agree to notify GTP by phone/email at my earliest convenience should a change of date and/or venue occur. In situations where the new venue requires substantial travel, I agree to pay for the reasonable logistical expenses incurred by the change.

Furthermore, I understand that GTP may not be available on the alternate date and if she is unavailable to photograph on the new date for any reason, that GTP will do her best to provide an equivalent photographer under the existing contract.

If the equivalent photographer's services are refused, then the deposit is forfeited.

3. Cancellation

Upon acceptance of this agreement and receipt of the initial down payment, I accept that no refunds for change-of-mind will apply.

In the unlikely event that GTP needs to cancel, the entire deposit is to be repaid within 1 (one) week of cancellation, accompanied with a list of equivalent and available photographers that have the same skills and style.

4. Copyright

Negatives, digital files, and previews remain the exclusive property of GTP.

The photographs that are sent after the elopement are for personal use, to be shown online as well as printed. GTP requests that Client does not edit, nor add any filters to the delivered photos. High-quality professional prints and wedding books are available through GTP.

Credit is always appreciated when shown online.

5. Exclusivity

I acknowledge that the presence of other photographers at the event may hinder or disrupt the ability of GTP to perform their job correctly. GTP shall be the exclusive provider of photography hired by the client for the elopement. Elopement guests are permitted to photograph at the photographer's discretion, or as long as they do not hinder GTP.

6. Payment Agreement

...agree to pay a total of $1,500.00 to “Gretchen Troop Photography, LLC” for professional services. I understand that half of the total amount is due upon the signing of this contract to retain the services of GTP for that date. The final payment will be due no later than 2 weeks prior to the wedding date and will be invoiced 30 days beforehand.

Any time required photographing beyond the 5 hours agreed upon will be charged at $150.00 per hour. These overtime charges are due before GTP leaves the venue.

7. Signatures


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