I agree to work for Cross Street Photography. The contracted rate is agreed upon by both parties before the acceptance of the job. Fees may vary for each job; there is no set contract rate. Fees, payment arrangements, and expectations; paid or not, are to only be discussed in e-mail or put in writing to avoid any miscommunication.
Rules of Conduct -
Your photographer will give you an arrival time, please BE ON-TIME. Each event is different, some events last longer than anticipated. Please express to the Photographer in advance if you have somewhere to be at a certain time after the event. If you are being paid hourly, make sure you express to the photographer before you leave the agreed upon hours worked.
Copyright "your rights to the photos":
All rights to photos taken at any event are property of Cross Street Photography. We have a contract and model release with the client; releasing their images to (Insert Second Shooter Name Here) only. Photos are to be used for portfolio and resume use only and cannot appear anywhere online or anywhere the public can see without labeling that the photos were taken under Cross Street Photography until 3 months after the wedding date. At no time may you profit by or represent any photos taken under Cross Street Photography employment as your own, but will be granted use for portfolio starting on / / .
Be respectful of your photographers’ role as main photographer. Assistants are expected to assist the photographer first, and shoot second. Make sure you stay with your photographer at all times, unless instructed to do otherwise. Do not argue or undermine your photographer at anytime. If you have your own personal photography business, at no time throughout the wedding may you hand out personal business cards or mention your photography business name or try to pull clients. You may not drink alcohol or smoke during a wedding. If any of this happens it is grounds for immediate termination.
Delivering of Photos:
You will be shooting with provided memory cards or your own. If shooting with your own Photographer will need to bring the cards home to download the images and onto their computer immediately after the wedding, if this is the case, they will mail back or personally hand them back to you as soon as possible. If shooting with provided cards you will give card back to photographer immediately after the event ends.
Loss of Photos or Damage Created:
If there is a loss of photos taken at a wedding, it is at the discretion of your photographer whether you will receive your final payment. It is recommended you get liability insurance, if you cause damage at a wedding that requires replacement or punitive damages, you will be on your own. You are being hired as a private contractor and are responsible for your own actions.
A minimum of 2 week’s notice or equal replacement is required if you are unable to assist for a wedding. If you cannot give a two week’s notice for an excusable absence you will be bumped down to the bottom of the list. If your absence is not excusable, or after your second offence your services will no longer be needed. If you do not give notice and do not show up for a wedding, you are subject to revocation of this contract.