Photography / Videography Contract
AGREEMENT OVERVIEW: This Agreement expresses the full and complete agreement between the CLIENT(S) (named below) and JEREMY X LEWIS (Hereafter referred to as JEREMY X LEWIS) 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, and agreed by all parties.
COOPERATION: Unless otherwise noted, JEREMY X LEWIS, it's associates or employees will be the exclusive photographer(s) at this event. The Parties agree that good faith cooperation and communication between them is important in obtaining a good result. JEREMY X LEWIS recommends that CLIENT(S) identify to the photographer/videographer(s) important individuals during the event and during associated portraits, if they wish to have them photographed/filmed. JEREMY X LEWIS or the photographer/videographer(s) will not be held accountable for not photographing/filming desired guests if there is no one to assist in identifying and gathering people for photographs/videos. JEREMY X LEWIS is not responsible if key individuals and or venders fail to appear or cooperate during photography and or videography, or for missed images and or video due to details not revealed to JEREMY X LEWIS or beyond the photographer/videographer(s) control.
HOUSE RULES: CLIENT(S) agree and understand that the photographer/videographer(s) are limited by the guidelines of the ceremony official or reception site/venue management and CLIENTS agree to accept the results that may occur from said guidelines. Negotiation with the officials/management for moderation of guidelines is solely the CLIENTS responsibility.
IMAGES, EDITING, VIDEO and COPYRIGHTS: Photographs and/or video produced by JEREMY X LEWIS are protected by Copyright Law (all rights reserved). Upon final payment by CLIENT(S), CLIENT(S) are allowed to display resulting images for personal use. Said images and or video may not be altered or reproduced in any manner without prior written permission of JEREMY X LEWIS. CLIENT(S) will receive a high resolution digital DOWNLOAD and/or USB with printing rights and/or display rights, and may make prints for personal use, but may not copy, or re-distribute the FILES/USB for commercial use. The CLIENT(S) must obtain written permission from JEREMY X LEWIS prior to the CLIENTS, their associates, friends or relatives selling the photographs and/or video or publishing them commercially (Eg. Newspaper, Magazine).
JEREMY X LEWIS does not provide any unedited images and or video to CLIENTS as it does not represent the quality JEREMY X LEWIS strives for. JEREMY X LEWIS takes pride in the edited content. Therefore, images and/or video will not be delivered if they do not meet JEREMY X LEWIS' quality standards. Whilst JEREMY X LEWIS’ editing style is quite complimentary, please note below, what defines JEREMY X LEWIS’ “edited” images and or video.
JEREMY X LEWIS’ edited images and or video include colour correction, colour enhancements, exposure correction, shadow and highlight recovery, lens correction, music choice, pacing and timing of cuts in video editing and a little artistic flare. JEREMY X LEWIS’ edited images and/or videos do not include re-touched or photoshopped images or advanced video manipulation. This is a service JEREMY X LEWIS does not offer. Re-touching/photoshopping images and advanced video manipulation can be an art form in itself, and can require extensive, skilled work. JEREMY X LEWIS can however lead you in the right direction and offer guidance on where you can source this. Please note, JEREMY X LEWIS will usually re-touch a few photos within a wedding collection. This is at JEREMY X LEWIS’ own discretion whilst editing. Eg. JEREMY X LEWIS will fix a large pimple, or smooth the skin on what he thinks to be “the money shot”. Delivered images and or videos are final and no revisions or re-edits are made.
MODEL RELEASE. The CLIENT(S) hereby grant to JEREMY X LEWIS and successors, heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, attorneys, representatives and agents, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of the CLIENT(S) or in which the CLIENT(S) 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(S) hereby release JEREMY X LEWIS 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 JEREMY X LEWIS’ use of said images and or video.
DEPOSIT & PAYMENT SCHEDULE: A non-refundable fee of 20% (deducted from the chosen package) is due at the signing of this agreement.This is a NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT. Should CLIENT(S) cancel or otherwise breach this Agreement, the NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT shall be liquidated for damages to JEREMY X LEWIS. The CLIENT(S) shall also be responsible for payment of any materials/charges incurred up to time of cancellation. Otherwise, the retainer shall be applied towards the final total, with the remainder of charges payable in full, 1 weeks prior to the date of the event. If extra hours are added throughout the day/night, payments must be paid before images and or video are handed over to CLIENT(S). Price for services provided is what has been discussed and agreed upon within previous emails between CLIENT(S) and JEREMY X LEWIS. Full balance must be PAID ONE WEEK before shoot day unless both parties have discussed and agreed on payment before images and or video are handed over to CLIENT(S)
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/filming the event, JEREMY X LEWIS will make every effort to secure a replacement photographer and or videographer. If a suitable replacement is not found, the CLIENTS agree that responsibility and liability of JEREMY X LEWIS to the CLIENTS is limited to the return of all payments received for the event. JEREMY X LEWIS takes the utmost care with respect to exposure, storage, and processing the photographs/images/video, but cannot and does not, guarantee that photographs/images/video of the event will not be lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons within or beyond JEREMY X LEWIS control. CLIENT(S) agrees that JEREMY X LEWIS or the photographer(s) and or videographers(s) full and complete responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event.
COMPLETION SCHEDULE: Images and or videos are expected to be edited within 3 weeks after the event date.
HOURS OF COVERAGE: Hours of coverage are continuous. JEREMY X LEWIS will take small breaks as necessary throughout this period, and will confide in the CLIENT before doing so. Additional hours will be charged at $250 per hour. JEREMY X LEWIS will notify CLIENT(s) on the night when photography coverage is ending. JEREMY X LEWIS will only stay for additional hours when given permission by bride and/or groom.