Elopement Photography Contract - TheLawTog®

Elopement Photography Contract

Elopement Photography Contract

From intimate backyard ceremonies to courthouse weddings and spontaneous street vows—elopements are the talk of the town!

While they've surged in popularity lately, elopements demand the same legal safeguards as grand weddings. Contracts aren't just paperwork; they lay the groundwork for client expectations and shield you legally should any issues arise.

This elopement photography contract covers the must-have legal needs - including: 

  • non-refundable payment(with liquidated damages language)

  • payment schedule + completion schedule

  • late fees for late or missed payments

  • pre-wedding consultation preference

  • maximum number of attendees

  • what happens if client exceeds scope of elopement services (such as number of attendees)

  • continuous elopement photography coverage

  • cancellation and rescheduling

  • photographic materials included/defined

  • artist right of discretion for images

  • copyright and reproductions (whether selling digitals or not)

  • client usage of images

  • safe-working environment + cooperation of clients and guests

  • exclusive photographer clause

  • failure to perform

  • substitute/backup photographer

  • incorporation of standard price list

  • venue guidelines and responsibility of client

  • travel and overage fees

  • and needed legal miscellany!

This download does NOT include a model release and print release. 

Note: This document is for standard elopements and not adventure style. For adventure weddings  CLICK HERE

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A common (and GREAT) question is the differences in our wedding services contracts.

Wedding Essentials is the general wedding contract you have with clients.

Destination are full, standard weddings photographed at destination locations (not within your local area - think across or out of country).

Elopements - small scale weddings limiting number of people and activites. These won't typically include full-receptions etc.

Template in .doc for easy copy-paste 

Highlighted guides and notes for easy fill-in-the-blank customization 

Access to TLT KNOWLEDGE BASE - explanations of key contractual provisions so you understand and can explain to your clients 

#1 Download instantly via email

#2 Back-up to your digital file system for use in future

#3 Fill-in-the-blank and edit based on guides in the contract

#4 Copy/paste into any online contract signing system or CRM for use!

  • Why choose TheLawTog?

Headed by Rachel Brenke, TheLawTog is the only dedicated resource for photographers.  With practicing lawyers, business consultants, CPA, financial planners (and more!) you’ll get information with first-hand experience to help your photography business. 

  • Can I edit the contracts?

Yes! They come as .doc files so you can fill-in-the-blank, remove or add what you need. We provide options and headings to easily allow for editing.

  • Can I use these contracts if not in the US?

TheLawTog®’s contract forms are drafted on general American law-based contract principles and are applicable to many states.  Due to variations in law based on location and business policies, the contracts are editable and easily adaptable. If you are a photographer outside the US, the policies may be implemented for your business, but U.S. Federal Copyright laws and other legal theories may not apply.  For example, in the United States, unless otherwise contracted, the photographer retains copyright ownership of images. However, in other countries, the law may give the copyright ownership to the client and necessitate a provision for transfer. 

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