Contracts and deposits with photographers
Posted 05 October 2009 - 01:05 AM
I've tried searching the forum but haven't found anything that really addresses this, so here goes..
I'm just in the process of finalizing my contract with a photographer and I want to be sure I'm not missing anything. Does anyone have any tips for things that should be included that the average person (ie me )who has never had to make a contract with a photographer might not think about?
This might be a dumb question as well, but is it customary to pay in full before your wedding? Without getting into details about what people have and have not paid, do you usually finalize payments ahead of time, or does that vary? Where does that leave you if something goes wrong with your pictures (not that I think it will).
Any insight would be appreciated- I just want to make sure everything is clear and fair for both myself and my photographer, as the pictures are very important to me.
Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:22 AM
As long as your contract states that would happen in case your photographer is unable to go to your wedding for an emergency or whatever, I wouldn't worry about it. I 'am sure everything will be fine.
Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:35 AM
Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:42 AM
Posted 05 October 2009 - 10:06 AM
As long as you maintain good communication with your photographer, and ask any and all questions you may have so that you are 100% clear on how things are going to work, you should have a pleasant experience (but just make sure that all details are covered specifically in your contract/terms of agreement before you send the full amount... because once they check is in the mail, it can be a lot harder to find a leg to stand on if something is missing or "off" with your contract!)
Posted 05 October 2009 - 11:40 AM
We paid 50% at time of signing and the remaining 50% is due 30 days before the wedding but we paid early to get it out of the way.
Posted 05 October 2009 - 01:52 PM
Posted 06 October 2009 - 04:15 AM
My clients pay half up front to reserve the date, and the balance is not due until 30 days prior to their wedding date. BTW, this type of a payment schedule is standard practice in the industry.
Hope this helps.
Posted 06 October 2009 - 05:58 PM
HELP!! What should we do??
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