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+ CAN MY UNCLE BOB SHOOT ALONG SIDE YOU?
I don’t mind if guests take photos, I just hope that they are not using them for their photography portfolios. Uncle Bob can take some pics, I just reserve the right to politely ask him to stop if it's distracting me from getting the photos I need to capture.
+ CAN MY MOM EMAIL YOU?
To say hey? Sure! But if it's regarding photos and work, please keep in mind that you are my clients. Communication gets lost in translation if there are too many cooks in the kitchen, so I prefer to just communicate with you. But don't worry, during the wedding day I'm a chatty-Kathy with everyone!
I only accept payments from my clients (you). If your parents, friends, aunts, uncles, grandparents want to cover the cost – great! They can write you a check and you can pay me from there.
+ OTHER PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS
If anyone requests a photo during the wedding, I absolutely will! I’m here for you, your family and your friends because that's what it's all about! But if your pregnant cousin asks us to photograph her maternity session at your wedding, I can politely decline.
+ HOUSE RULES
House rules refers to a venue’s restrictions. Let’s say you’re getting married at a church and the church restricts mobility and access for the photographer. If this is the case, I'm not responsible for missed photos due to restrictions out of my control.
+ CREATIVE CONTROL
Creative control allows me to do muh-thang. I trust that you’ve hired me because you love the work that I produce. I’ve found that if I’m focused on checking off a shot list, I miss out on genuine and creative moments. But don’t fret, I've always got you in mind and I do my best to get as many details as possible!
Instead of selling the copyrights to you (which industry standard is about $1,000/image), I include personal printing rights. This means you can print your photos wherever you want and also post as you’d like. You can't sell the images and publish to 3rd party publishers (wedding blogs, newspapers, other vendors pages, etc). Just ask though and I'll be more than happy to look into publishing your wedding for you.
+ EDITING IMAGES
Please do not edit the photos. Though it may seem small to add a filter on it for Instagram, it takes away from the professional finished product. I trust that you love my work.
+ GUEST COOPERATION
I do my best to get everyone present and looking at the camera for their portraits, but guest cooperation is also key to getting nicely posed photographs. If someone is late for their portraits or just refuses to be photographed, I cannot be held responsible for missed pictures of them.
+ VENDOR MEAL
This just covers that I get to eat. My creative brain gives out when I'm hangry. This can be done in a simple way – include me in your guest count. But, if you’d rather not (which is totally ok – caterers often provide a vendor meal option), just please make sure that your caterer feeds us as soon as you are fed. If we eat after every guest has been fed, we’ll most likely miss your toasts and first dances (plus, no one wants photos of themselves eating anyways, right?)
+ RIGHT OF WITHDRAWAL
In my 100+ weddings, I’ve never canceled on a client before. But life happens and I've got a plan just in case. There are only three reasons why I ever would;
1. Major emergency: Death/health OR
2. Lost communication. Things happen and I get that! Just make sure you don't ghost me during planning and that you’re keeping me in the loop.
3. If wedding plans change drastically from what you've originally told me. Things shift I'm in great on my feet, but let's say venue X was promised and now it's changed to venue Y (which is totally different and is 3+ hours away) than I have the right to help you find a photographer that better suits the new plans.
+ LIMIT OF LIABILITY
I have never missed a wedding (I’ve even shot a wedding with food poisoning before!), but I understand that life happens and a plan needs to be available. I could miss a wedding in the event of a serious emergency and I will find you a replacement photographer ASAP. I have a lovely community of wedding photographers that I trust with all of my heart, but on the crazy off-chance that I can’t find someone available, you’ll get a refund. The same goes if something were to happen to your wedding images. Again, this has never happened as I take the utmost care in storing your photos properly.
+ MODEL RELEASE
I get the majority of my future clients by showing off my lovely current clients on my website and social media. Sometimes magazines even deem the photos worthy of publication. You're agreeing that I can show off your purdy face.
I promise I’m not saying your guests are awful people! I’m just saying I’m in an industry where people like to party and love is in the air, but.. that doesn’t allow for any sort of harassment to happen. I will professionally deal with a rowdy guest with the plan in place.
1st offense: I ask them to stop and will notify you of the guest.
2nd offense: they will be asked to leave immediately.
3rd offense: we will stop coverage immediately —this has never happened, but it is here to protect our safety.
+ IS THIS MY CONTRACT?
This is just an easier read that better explains the “hear ye hear ye” talk. Please refer to your original agreement and reach out if you have any other questions.
I’m Emily. A cheerful and creative fine-art photographer. My superpower is my love for people and the outrageous amount of cookies I can eat in a day.
I want people to say, “she really made us happy. She showed us that she cared. she helped us see something special that I might of missed without her.”