If you want to become one of the Best Candid Wedding Photographers in Mumbai, then you must also do some research on how to draft a wedding photography contract so that you don’t fall into any legal trouble later on. As a newbie, you may ask when you should sign the contract? The answer to this question is very simple, whether you are an amateur photographer or one of the Top Wedding Photographers in Udaipur, without a legally binding contract that would safeguard your interest, you may face legal issues that can harm your reputation in the market adversely.
The clause for non-refundable money or retainers
You must have a clause regarding non-refundable money in your contract. Such sums of money also known as retainers are given by clients for the appointment of a wedding photographer on a particular date. Your contract should clearly mention what percentage of that money is going to be non-refundable.
The payment and service completion schedules
This section of your contract specifies the payment schedules that you would receive from your client. It clearly mentions the amount of money that would be paid by your client, when, and in what manner. In addition, it also states what would happen in case of non-payment of your dues. We suggest that you should schedule your payment in different slabs like the retainer payment (non-refundable), the part payment on the day of the wedding, and the full payment when you give your client their wedding album along with all the soft and hard copies of the pictures you have taken on the wedding date. Make sure that the fidelity along with the course of action should be stated clearly.
Rescheduling or cancellation plan
There should be a segment in your contract which would specify the course of action that needs to be taken in case there is a rescheduling or the cancellation (initiated either by your site or by the clients).
A substitute photographer clause
In case you are not able to take the photos yourself due to mitigating circumstances, then there should be a clause in the contract that a substitute photographer from your company will shoot the event.
Responsibility of the client
There should be a responsibility of the client’s clause in your contract that would mention the information the client has to share with you that is essential to give your service like no photography zones, places where flashes are not allowed, permit requirements, and so on.