Post # 1
I’m making a wedding photography contract for a client. I had previously just had a simple few paragraph contract. However, I’m finding that it would be best to have a more detailed contract.
How long was your photography contract? Would a 9 page contract scare you brides? The first 3 pages are the wedding info, the last 6 are terms. Its a 12 point font so its easy to read.
Any photographers want to post or PM me a copy of their contract for inspiration? Or at least the key points I should check to make sure I have?
Any help is appreciated :). Thanks!
Post # 3
That seems like a LONG contract. I would probably be scared away and 6 pages of terms and conditions seems like a lot. Is there anyway you can consolidate?
Post # 4
6 pages of terms!!! That is insanely extensive. I keep it to one page!
Post # 5
I would be scared. Not scared off, but honestly I’m tempted to have my lawyer read anything longer than 2 pages.
Post # 6
Wow…um, yeah ours was one page? It covered everything, and I felt comfortable with it, but I understand how you want to protect yourself. It might be worth your time and money to consult with a lawyer up front. They might also have advice for readability.
Post # 7
Ok I changed it to 1 page. Online, all I could find were contracts that were 5 to 9 pages long & figured that was normal but if I got a 9 page long photo contract I’d be a bit overwhelmed by it as well. Thanks for your input :).
Post # 8
our contract was 3 pages. Page 1 was all of the information gathering stuff (name, address, package, features, etc.). Pages 2 and 3 were the terms of the contract. We added a lot of stuff in that we wanted addressed though, including who owned the photographs (us, photographers were merely given a non-transferable, non-assignable license for limited use) and which party was responsible for paying for transportation for both the engagement shoot and the wedding itself.