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1.DELIVERABLES
Stephen Young Photography will supply me with the following:
Stephen Young as my wedding photographers on [DATE] 
between the hours of [TIME] and [TIME]
Providing me with unlimited photography, subject to external variables beyond their control
(e.g., weather, location/venue restrictions, light availability, scheduling complications due to lateness/willingness of individuals).
Editing (contrast, toning, cropping, exposure) artistic enhancement, and delivery of high resolution digital files, within 30 days of the wedding day.

I acknowledge that Stephen Young is a “documentary and candid” photographer and adheres to the said style.
I acknowledge that Stephen Young is using his artistic discretion to create photographs as the sees fit. 
Stephen Young will be present on Wedding day for no less than the agreed time
It is up to the Stephen Young to decide when enough images have been captured.

2.PAYMENT
I, [CLIENT], agree to pay a total of [AMOUNT] to [Stephen Young Photography] for their professional services.
I understand that [PERCENTAGE] of the amount represents a retainer fee that gives me exclusivity to their services on [DATE].
Upon acceptance of this agreement, I will pay Stephen Young Photography [AMOUNT] to secure their services and [AMOUNT] upon delivery of my wedding photos.
I agree to pay for any additional photography coverage required on [WEDDING DATE] and acknowledge that a fee of [RATE] will be charged for any overtime requirements.
I agree to settle the balance upon delivery of my wedding photos.

3.CHANGE OF DATE AND/OR VENUE
I agree to notify Stephen Young Photography 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 reasonable logistical expenses.
Furthermore, I understand that Stephen Young Photography may be unavailable on an alternate date.
In such circumstances, I agree to liaise with Stephen Young photography to find a mutually agreeable solution.
I accept that I may forfeit some/all of monies paid.

4.CANCELLATION
Upon acceptance of this agreement and deposit payment, a cooling-off period of 5 business days is allowed for any change-of-mind.
After this period, I accept that no refunds for change-of-mind will apply.

Should the event be cancelled, I agree to notify Stephen Young Photography at my earliest convenience.
In certain situations, Stephen Young Photography may return any and/or all monies paid, subject to Stephen Young Photography’s discretion.

Should the event be cancelled within three months of the wedding day, I understand that Stephen Young Photography may keep any monies paid, in order to offset declining other paid assignments.
In the unlikely event that Stephen Young Photography cancels on me, all monies paid will be fully refunded to my nominated bank account within three  business days, accompanied by a list of recommended substitute photographers.

5.COPYRIGHT/USE OF IMAGES
I understand that I hold the copyright to my wedding photos as the commissioning client for the resultant creative work.
However, I agree to transfer copyright ownership over to Stephen Young Photography in exchange for ownership of the digital files and a non-expiring personal license to print, duplicate, and share my wedding photos.

I acknowledge that I am obtaining digital images for personal use only including non-commercial web sites, and shall not sell said images or generate income from them in any form.
If any of Stephen Young Photography’s images are published (on the web or any other media), proper photo credit of “Images by Stephen Young Photography” is required. 


6.PRIVACY
I give permission to Stephen Young Photography to use images from my wedding in the private domain (i.e., as samples of work during in-person consultations, sample albums, for instructional purposes etc)
Stephen Young Photography will require my written consent before publishing any images from my wedding in the public domain (e.g., website, blogs, bridal magazines, social media etc).
At any time, I may request Stephen Young Photography to take down any images from my wedding that had previously been allowed to be displayed in the public domain.
Therefore, I acknowledge that Stephen Young Photography has one of the nicest privacy policies known to the wedding industry.

7.MEALS and BREAKS
I understand that for safety reasons, Stephen Young Photography (and contractors) will not remove their enclosed footwear.
I agree to feed Stephen Young Photography a delicious dinner complete with dessert.
I will do my best to request that the meal will be served at the same time as my guests
(actually that was just a joke, but maybe a sneaky slice of cake would be nice).

I understand that Stephen Young Photography (and contractors) are humans who may require breaks from time to time.
Therefore, I agree to allow them, occasionally, to gaze zombie-like into their smartphones whilst leaning casually against a tree/wall.
Similarly, I agree to instruct my reception venue to provide them with seating where Stephen Young Photography (and contractors) may store their equipment safely.

8.ILLNESS/INJURY
In the unlikely event that Stephen Young Photography falls gravely ill and/or is incapacitated prior to and/or on [WEDDING DATE], I understand that all reasonable efforts will be made to find a suitable replacement photographer.
I agree to terminate this agreement upon rejection of the substitute photographer and acknowledge that a full refund of all monies paid will be processed within ten business days.

9.HARASSMENT
I understand that in the event that Stephen Young Photography (and contractors) experience any inappropriate, threatening, hostile or offensive behaviour from any guest or person at the wedding (including, but not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature) that Stephen Young Photography (and contractors) may request the offending person(s) to be removed from the premises immediately or leave the event completely.

I have read, understood and agree to the terms and conditions of this agreement

As such, I, [CLIENT NAME]
agree to engage the professional photography services of
Stephen Young Photography, on [WEDDING DATE]


Client:   _____________________________________

Date:   _______________________________________

Photographer:   ________________________________

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