Destination Wedding Photography Contract

This template is exclusively for destination photographers and should be used solely for smaller, intimate weddings on location that do not entail extreme adventurous activities (such as hiking 8 miles into a remote location with your couple), but your clients may still want some type of scenic backdrop to their photos. This template also includes the addition of an add-on session such as a bridal session, day-after session, trash the dress session, etc. This is the ONLY contract out there like it. If you want to ensure your business is covered when contracting with clients for a smaller and destination weddings this contract is for you! Clauses within this contract that will protect you and your business include: add-on session coverage and ceremony/reception coverage, assumption of risk, inclement weather, safe working environment, limitation of liability, travel fees, cancellation and rescheduling, third party vendor liability, and much more. The template contract was reviewed and critiqued by Evie Rupp + Lindsey Roman of The Heart University who have many years of expertise in the destination photography world.

If you primarily photograph larger weddings at venues, please check out our TLP Wedding Photography Contract here.

If you primarily photograph adventurous elopements, please check out our TLP Adventurous Elopement Contract here.


Includes the following clauses:

Names of Parties to Agreement

- Fee & Retainer Clause

- Coverage Clause

- Cancellation by Clients Clause

- Rescheduling by Clients Clause

- Exclusive Photographer & Videography Clause

- Image Processing, Retouching, and Edits Clause

- Poses and Selection of Delivered Images Clause

- Delivery of Images and Online Galleries Clause

- Posting on Social Media Clause

- Artistic Style Clause

- Meals & Breaks Clause

- Model Release Clause

- Photo Distribution and Archiving Clause

- Reproduction Clause

- Intellectual Property/Copyright Clause

- Duty of Clients to Be Prepared For Outdoors Clause

- Inclement & Extreme Weather Conditions Clause

- Location Limitations Clause

- Permits Clause

-Travel Responsibility & Warranty Clause

- Travel Fees Clause

- Assumption of Risk & Release of Liability Clause

- Force Majeure Clause

- Cancellation of Services by Photographer Clause

- Maximum Damages Clause 

- Limitation of Liability Clause

- Indemnification Clause

- Harassment Clause

- Safe Working Environment Clause

-Client's Responsibility to Secure Insurance Clause

- Communication Clause

- Sales Tax Clause

- Entire Agreement Clause 

- Venue and Jurisdiction Clause

- Arbitration Clause

- Severability & No Waiver Clause

- Transfer Clause

- Headings Clause

- Notice Clause 

- Counterparts/Facsimile Signature Clauses

- Signature Lines


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