Photographer payment before contract

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Uhhhhh definitely not. I’d insist he send the contract first.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@june004:  that’s so sketchy.  how do you know him?  is he legit or a scammer?

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Contract first or you don’t know what your providing a deposit for. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Yea I agree…i’d read the contract first..

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I wouldn’t do it. The finalized contract and deposit should be sent to the photographer together. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@june004:  sorry but do not send him the money.  that is not customary and you should NEVER send a deposit to anyone without seeing a contract.  

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@june004:  Nope, nope, nope. With no signed contract, he can just walk away with your money. 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Not acceptable… it needs to be the actual contract! Don’t let him pressure you into this. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Definitely not normal. I would only make payments after you have signed a contract

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Definately not! As a photographer myself, id never ask a client to do that. I give the contract to the client to read over and sign, then once i recieve it back, i send them the invoice with the payment details.

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