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Contract Agreement is below
Overview: This Agreement expresses the full and complete agreement between the named parties (hereby referred to as CLIENT) and Lings Photography regarding the subject matter hereof. It supersedes all prior agreements. The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by all parties.
COOPERATION: Unless otherwise noted, Lings Photography, it's associates or employees will be the exclusive photographer(s) at this event. CLIENT agrees that guests may not take photos of the assigned photographer(s) setups, poses or arrangements without prior permission of the photographer(s). The Parties agree that good faith cooperation and communication between them is important in obtaining a good result. Lings Photography recommends that the CLIENT identify to the photographer(s) important individuals during the event and during associated portraits, if they wish to have them photographed. Lings Photography or the photographer(s) will not be held accountable for not photographing desired guests if there is no one to assist in identifying and gathering people for photograph's. Lings Photography is not responsible if key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during photography, or for missed images due to details not revealed to Lings Photography or beyond the photographer(s) control.
VENUE RULES: CLIENT agrees and understands that the photographer(s) are limited by the guidelines of the ceremony official or reception site/venue management and CLIENT agrees to accept the results that may occur from said guidelines. Negotiation with the officials for moderation of guidelines is solely the CLIENTs responsibility. Lings Photography will however offer technical recommendations concerning such guidelines.
IMAGES and COPYRIGHTS: Photographs/images produced by Lings Photography are protected by Copyright Law (all rights reserved). Upon final payment, CLIENT is granted Full License to print, use and display resulting images for personal use.
MODEL RELEASE. The CLIENT hereby grants to Lings Photography and successors, heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, attorneys, representatives and agents, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of the CLIENT or in which the CLIENT may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising or any other purpose and in any manner or medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same. The CLIENT hereby releases Lings Photography and all associates representatives and assigns from any and all claims, actions, demands, suits, liabilities, damages, expenses, and obligations of any kind arising from, or related in any manner to Lings Photography use of said images.
RETAINER & PAYMENT SCHEDULE: a 25% booking fee (unless otherwise stated) is due at the signing of this agreement. This is non-refundable. Should CLIENT cancel or otherwise breach this Agreement, the non-refundable booking fee shall be liquidated for damages to Lings Photography. Otherwise, the booking fee shall be applied towards the Final Total, with the remainder of charges payable in full, 1 month prior to the date of the event.
LIMIT OF LIABILITY: In the unlikely event that the photographer(s) are injured, become too ill, or has an emergency that prevents them from photographing the event, Lings Photography will make every effort to secure a replacement photographer. If a suitable replacement is not found, CLIENT agrees that responsibility and liability of Lings Photography to the CLIENT is limited to the return of all payments received for the event. Lings Photography takes the utmost care with respect to exposure, storage, and processing the photographs/images, but cannot and does not, guarantee that photographs/images of the event will not be lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons within or beyond Lings Photography’s control. CLIENT agrees that Lings Photography or the photographer(s) full and complete responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event. CLIENT further agrees that the limit of liability for a partial loss of originals shall be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the estimated percentage of the total number of original images.
COMPLETION SCHEDULE: Images are expected to be prepared for proofing within 90 Days of the event date.
ALBUMS: Album images are chosen by the CLIENT. The design of the Album will be by Lings Photography.