Wedding Contract 

This agreement is between Josie England, and the signers of this wedding photography agreement, with the wedding day and all other sessions that come with the wedding collection or have been added on detailed below. This link is for you and or any involved parties to come back to if or when you need to reference the contract.

Level of Service: The parties agree that Josie England will provide Wedding Coverage as itemized in this contract. At any time after the signing of this contract, client may upgrade services to next package or add on. Client will not however be able to downgrade to a lower package, no exceptions.

Retainer and Payment Policy: The retainer of services is 20% of the total rendered services which will be applied towards the total package cost. The 20% retainer is due at the time of booking. If the retainer is not paid within 24 hours of the contract submission, your date will not be secured. The remaining balance on the account will be due 2 months prior to the wedding date. This is a non-refundable, non-negotiable retainer. In the event of cancellation, the retainer paid is non-refundable. It shall be liquidated for damages to Josie England in the event of a cancellation, or breach of contract by the Client. No date is reserved until a retainer is received. If final payment is not received, Josie England will not be expected to attend said event.

Coverage: Coverage will begin at coverage start date/time, and continue for the number of hours purchased, continuously.

Change of Date or Venue: Josie England must be notified immediately of any changes in schedule or location, at least one week prior to the scheduled date of event. Notification of any changes can be made by phone along with written notice sent via email for documentation. If an email is sent, a confirmation of receipt must be sent back by Josie England in writing via email. It is the client’s responsibility to confirm all arrangements at least 7-10 days prior to the event. In the event of change of address or contract information (time, etc.) as listed, you must notify Josie England. Josie England kindly asks that the Client get in touch with the her two weeks prior to the date of the event in order to touch base and go over last minute details. It is the Client’s responsibility to contact Josie England to confirm all events and times.

Cancellation and Postponement: There shall be no refund of retainer after the signing of the agreement and the reservation of the photography date. If the event is cancelled within two months of the date, the client shall pay the balance of the contract due to the high probability that Josie England will not be able to further book that date. Once a balance is paid, it is non-refundable. Any other amount paid to Josie England before date is non-refundable. If the wedding needs to be rescheduled, a new date must be within six months of original scheduled date or retainer becomes the cancellation fee. A rescheduling fee of $300 will be applied to any rescheduled weddings. A new retainer will be required to book a date outside of six months of the original date. Any other arrangements shall be discussed between the Clients and Josie England. All arrangements will be put in writing. Cancellation must be in writing even if a phone call was made to inform Josie England of the cancellation.

Client Responsibility: Client is to provide address to locations, emergency telephone numbers, family shot list and itinerary of the the wedding day no later than one week prior to the wedding date. Any family shots not added to the list given to Josie England prior to the ceremony will have to wait until "down time" during the reception so as not to eat into valuable portrait time with the bride and the groom.

Bridal Portraits: Please make sure that at least thirty minutes is allotted before the time of sunset for such portraits.

Copyright: Josie England shall retain copyright ownership of all works created in the course of this Contract, including but not limited to all images in their original and processed formats.  It is understood that any duplication or alteration of original images is strictly prohibited {Copyright Law Title 17, Appendix V. Additional Provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 2005, Section 102}.  Alterations include, but are not limited to, application of filters, cropping, or modifications of any kind.  

Creative Control: Josie England retains the right of discretion in selecting the photographic materials released to the Client. The Client shall receive a online gallery of photographs to select from and shall not receive any photographic materials not presented to the Client. Josie England will solely make creative choices as to cropping, lighting, coloring and which images become black and white/color. If the Client wants an image that is delivered in black and white to become color or any additional editing, the hourly retouching rate of $300 will be charged. A minimum 1 hour will be billed.

Social Media: Client agrees to not use screenshots of photos for any reason, including profile photos, cover photos or for any other online display. At no point will any social media filters be applied to photos by Josie England. Client will find their gallery to contain a web size download option for social media use. Josie England will also post images to personal and business social media accounts (unless it is boudoir photos). Client is required to tag & mention Josie England in all social media posts for the first 6 months.

Expenses: For travel weddings, Client will be billed for round trip plane ticket, two night accommodation (Stateside Wedding Collection) or three night accommodation (International Wedding Collection or Hawaii/Alaska), and transportation (rental car, Ubers, etc). Travel weddings fees will be added onto the final invoice which is due two months prior to event. Expenses such as parking fees, entrance into parks, etc. must be reimbursed to Josie England and will be added to the balance due after the event. Clients are responsible for all location fees and permits.

Garments: Josie England cannot be held responsible for damage to garments due to environmental events. Client is responsible to arrange personal assistance for garments.

Failure to Perform: The parties agree to cheerful cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. Due to the limited and subjective nature of the event, Josie England cannot be held responsible for requested photographs not taken or missed, lack of coverage resulting from weather conditions, or schedule complications caused by but not limited to, anyone in or at the event, or by the church or location restrictions. Josie England is not responsible for lost photo opportunities due to other cameras or flashes, the lateness of the Clients or other principles. Josie England is not responsible for the lack of coverage due to weather conditions, scheduling complications due to lateness of individuals, rules and restrictions of venues, or the rendering of decorations of the location. It is acknowledged that any shot lists submitted (photos pulled off the internet - Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, etc) to Josie England will not be used and in no way represent photography that will actually be produced. Josie England recommends that the Client point out important individuals for informal or candid photographs. Josie England will not be held accountable for not photographing desired people if there is no one to assist in identifying people or gathering people for photographs. Josie England is not responsible if key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during photography sessions or for missed images due to details not revealed to her. 

If Josie England or its assigns cannot perform this Agreement due to a fire, casualty, strike or other civil disturbances, Acts of God, including but not limited to, road closures, severe traffic, fire, terrorism or other causes beyond the control of the parties, then Josie England shall return any moneys paid by the Client, less retainer fee and expenses, but shall have no further liability with respect to the Agreement. This limitation of liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged, lost through camera malfunction, compact flash card malfunction, or otherwise lost or damaged without the fault on the part of Josie England. The limit of liability for a partial loss of originals shall be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of total number of originals.

Cooperation: The Clients and Josie England consent to happily cooperating and communicating with each other to achieve the best possible result within the understanding of this contract. We recommend that Josie England be provided with a helper (usually a friend or family member) who will point out key individuals to be photographed. Josie England may also require the assistance of a friend or family member when organizing family groups. The Clients also agrees to give Josie England sufficient warning of key events at the wedding to give her time to prepare. Ex: Bouquet throwing, cutting the cake, speeches etc. Please note that not all guests at weddings like having their photo taken. In such cases Josie England will use her discretion but cannot be held responsible for a lack of photos of these people.

Guest and Family Behavior: Weddings are high stress events and are as important for friends and members of the family as the bride and groom, but please instruct your guests to be respectful of the photographic process and not to intervene/behave rudely and to follow photographer instruction. Josie England strives to create a fun and efficient environment, as stress free as possible. Any sexual, physical, verbal harassment or grossly inappropriate behavior will result in Josie England leaving the event, and no refund will be given, but photos will still be delivered.

Limitation of Complaint: Client will have fourteen days after gallery delivery to make Josie England aware of any issue, discrepancy, technical problem or any other complaint regarding photos, their quality and contents, or anything relating to wedding day coverage. After this 14-day term has expired, Josie England will no longer be liable to the Client for any corrections, damages, refunds, re edits or re shoots.  Re edits after this term may be made if deemed appropriate by Josie England, but the hourly fee of $300 for retouching will be billed with a minimum one hour required.

The Schedule: Jose England’s shooting schedule, style of working, and experience are designed to achieve a great set of wedding photos for the Clients, accomplished with good humor and enjoyed by all concerned. Both the Clients and Josie England therefore agree that punctuality and cheerful cooperation are essential to producing outstanding photographic results. In cases where the wedding does not run on time (for example, extreme lateness by one of the Clients arriving to the church) Josie England cannot guarantee to take her normal set of photos although in such circumstances Josie England will do our absolute best to compensate.

Wedding Meal Service: A hot meal is required for the Photographer(s) for events 5 hours or longer. If no meal is provided, it is understood that Josie England will leave the event for 30 minutes to purchase a meal.

Paparazzi Wedding Guests: All your guests will have digital cameras and all your guests will want to photograph the Clients. In the spirit of cheerful cooperation the Clients agree to give Josie England precedence over the guests in order to take the photographs required for the wedding services described above. Josie England cannot be held liable for a lack of wedding photos if guests taking their own photos of the Clients continually interrupt the Josie England's work.

Exclusivity and Authority: Josie England will be the sole professional still photographer working at the wedding events. If any one appearing to be a professional photographer is present, Josie England will leave the event for breach of contract.

House Rules: Note that Josie England is sometimes limited by rules imposed by registrars, ministers and venue management as to what can and cannot be done. For example some ministers insist that no flash photography is allowed, and others will insist that the Photographers shoot from a specific location. In such circumstances the Clients agree to accept the technical.

Indemnification: Josie England shall be held harmless for any and all injury to the Client and the Client’s property during the course of the photographic event and the immediately surrounding events.

Special Note: It is understood that photography and other services are often gifted to the bride and groom by parents or other relatives. In these cases, Josie England still contracts solely to the bride and groom and answers/corresponds only with them. Some special allowances may be made if extenuating circumstances exist, as determined by Josie England.

Wedding Date *
Wedding Date
Wedding date
Wedding collection
Add-Ons *
Add-Ons: choose one or as many that apply or choose "none"
If adding on a Love Story Film(s), specify
Brides Name *
Brides Name
Brides Name
Brides number
Brides Address *
Brides Address
Brides address
Grooms Name *
Grooms Name
Grooms Name
Grooms number
Grooms Address *
Grooms Address
Grooms address
Are you willing to travel for engagement photos?
How far are you willing to travel for engagement photos?
Name of ceremony location & address
Name of reception location & address
Additional Contact *
Additional Contact
Additional contact : this can be a maid of honor, mother of the bride, mother of the groom, etc.
Additional Contact Phone Number
Anything else you would like me to know? Any family conflicts that I need to be aware of before the wedding? Are you wanting to do a first look? Are you on the fence about it? Any other questions or concerns?
Agreement *
Agreement : I have fully read the entire contract and by check the box below I agree to all of the terms and conditions
Signature : Please type full name below
Todays Date *
Todays Date
Todays date