Contract Terms

The above-listed Bride and Groom (the “Clients”) and Photographer (Mark Hicks Photography) agree that the Photographer will provide wedding photography services as outlined in the tables above. This is a legally-binding contract. This contract represents the entire understanding of the requirements, schedule, and payment terms for the wedding photography services listed above. If there are any disputes or actions resulting in legal proceedings related to this contract, such actions shall take place in and be subject to the laws of Calhoun County, Alabama. Clients accept sole financial responsibility for any legal fees or related costs incurred by the Photographer in enforcing the terms of this wedding photography contract. Any failure by one or both parties to uphold or enforce a provision of this contract shall not constitute a waiver of any other provision of this contract.


The Clients agree to retain the Photography for the services listed above by signing this wedding photography contract and paying a deposit equal to 20% of the total fee listed above. Clients acknowledge that no reservation can be made prior to the signature of this contract and subsequent payment of the initial service deposit. The remaining balance for the above listed wedding photography services shall be due in full no later than the day of the wedding. In the event that payment is not made in full by this deadline, Photographer reserves the right to terminate this contract, retain the initial deposit, and no longer be held liable for providing further services to the Clients.


The Clients may cancel this contract at any time up to 30 days prior to the day of the wedding. The Clients hereby forfeit their initial deposit in case of cancellation, and agree to pay the full amount for the services listed above should they cancel this wedding photography contract after the date 30 days before the day of the wedding.


Client may reschedule the dates of the ceremony and reception listed above no later than 30 days prior to the initial date of the wedding with the written approval of the Photographer. Should the Photographer be unable to accommodate the Client’s rescheduled date, the Clients will not be held responsible for the remaining balance of this wedding photography contract, but will forfeit their initial deposit.


If the Photographer should be unable to provide the goods and services outlined in this contract for any reason, Photographer agrees to refund any fees paid by the Client and shall have no further liability with regards to this contract. This limitation of liability also applies to any loss or damage to footage, photographs or other materials after the events listed in this contract. The sole remedy for any actions or claims resulting from the Photographer’s inability to deliver the goods and services listed in this contract shall be limited to a refund of monies paid by the Client to the Photographer.

Digital Media

The Clients acknowledge that the Photographer does not maintain archives of images and footage after delivering requested images and other goods to the Clients. It is the Client’s sole responsibility to request any desired prints, products, or files within 30 days of the day of the wedding.

Model Release

This wedding photography contract serves as a model release. This grants the Photographer the right to use all images and footage without restriction for advertising, portfolios, and other lawful purposes. The Clients waive the right to inspect any images produces using the images or footage from the events in this contract, and the right to restrict the use of the images or footage from the listed events by the Photographer.

Additional Editing

These services do not include cosmetic editing of venues or details within the wedding i.e. colors of flowers, people, clothing, missing celling tiles or damaged structures of the facility. Details like these are out of the photographer's control. The client can request special editing for an additional cost.


I have read, understand, and agree to abide by the terms of this wedding photography contract as they are listed above.

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