Paul D Manke Photography | Paul D Manke Agreement Contract

We are looking forward to working with you! I have created a contract customized for your event. Please review and, if no changes need to be made, sign your contract.


Congratulations! I look forward serving you along the entire process!  The deposit has been secured and we are ready to move forward! Please read this over to make sure that what we discussed is accurate! Please do not hesitate to contact me right away if you have questions!  By signing you are agreeing to my services:




Engagement Sessions: Paul D Manke Photography will provide complimentary engagement session, save the date, or a session after the wedding anytime for family or anniversary session.  These sessions can be multiple sessions leading up to the wedding with engagement and save the dates.  It is based on availability for your session.  Most Saturdays between May-Oct will not be open for session due to weddings. Sundays or during the week will be the best times to book! Your session will include the photos, edited and provided on jump drive with your rights to do what you like with the photos.  Turn around time is usually within a week! After Wedding session would include the same process.  Plus you do receive a FREE newborn or maternity session as a thank you for photographing your wedding!


The Process: Paul D Manke Photography will provide communication with logistics, times, and a check list of your wedding! We can talk well before your wedding, but to keep all weddings in order and super focused, a call will be made the week of your wedding to go over final details! Please make sure to fill out questionnaire and checklist prior to your wedding to insure great communication for your day.  Forms will be sent to you well before your wedding to give you time to fill out and return! Any photo looks you would like to share should accompany those lists.  Please do not provide photo looks day of if at all possible!


Coverage of wedding: Paul D Manke Photography is your main photographer.  To ensure to get the photos you expect, I will do most of the main photos with my assistant photographer to help with logistics, timeline coverage throughout the getting ready and ceremony.  Based on guest, logistics, and timeline based on what we discuss my second could be done with their duties after the ceremony.  This will be based on dynamics of your wedding.  My goal is to provide the best coverage and will make it a priority that your day if properly covered!


Photos: Paul D Manke Photography will provide photos for family and friends day of per their request! Easy way to say they can relax and leave the work to me to get their moments! Photos will be uploaded online for all to view and purchase! Photos are also available to download from the site, rights free, for no extra cost to your guests! Printing is at your leisure but you are able to purchase prints through Paul D Manke Photography at the cost of printing, tax and shipping if applies! All Jump Drives will have a copy right release and copies will be provided to each set of parents as well as Bride and Groom! Families with parents that are separated or divorced will get respected copies too! Paul D Manke Photography does hold onto the edited photos that you have in the event you loose your jump drive.  Suggest to make another copy and store safely incase one set is lost or damaged.  As much as the master photos are archived, it does not guarantee they will be available at a later date! Once again, make a copy to ensure that you always have your photos incase of unforeseen indecent that your photos are not able to be retrieved at a later date! 


Editing: Paul D Manke Photography will provide your edited images on jump drive a week after your wedding or after your honeymoon based on our conversation as to your plans right after your wedding.  All images that are edited consist of color correction and anything seen through the artist view that needs to be corrected.  All additional editing after receiving your images can be done to selected images you wish more corrections done. Special requests like T-Rex chasing your wedding party are no extra charge.  Any extensive editing, altercations, or images selections over 25 images may incur additional editing charges for time to process images.  A process charge of $2 per image or minimum flat rate can incur based on request. 


Wedding Book: Paul D Manke Photography provides the option to purchase a wedding book.  The book is lay flat with thick pages highlighting your wedding day consisting of 20 pages for photos in an 8x8 leather cover. Larger books are available for upgrade charges based on request.  IF there are requests for certain photos to be added, please provide that within a timely matter to get the book completed.  Highlighted photos range from getting ready, ceremony, bridal party photos, immediate family photos, bride and groom photos, locations, reception and first dance.  Book can take up to a month to turn around based on time of the year.  Once book is completed, there is no changes that can be made.  Proofing the book can be done in person.  Base rate starts at $100.


Bride and Groom:


Payments can be check or cash.  Cash discount applies to check deposit and entire remaining balance in cash or entire amount in cash.  It does not apply to multiple check payments even if partial is cash.  Credit Cards are not accepted however paypal is accepted with additional paypal fees.  Payments are required to be paid on booking the date, six months prior to wedding are not refundable unless an unexpected loss of partner or military duty.  Changing your wedding date to another open date will transfer without penalty but if the change date is book, your deposit is not refundable between April-October or New Years Eve. Payments can be made anytime and will be followed up by updated invoice once book, final payment, or paid in full before wedding date. Payment timeframe: Payments that are not on time are subject to loosing discount benefits.  To ensure on time delivery of your wedding photos, all payments need to be on time please!  In the event you are not able to make a timely payment, please contact me to go over options. Your investment is important to me and understand life can get in the way.


Any request you have for your wedding day should be communicated prior to guarantee request to be taken care of.  This would include MUST haves. Photos normally not taken on wedding date are portraits of bride or groom by themselves, signing of the marriage license, inside bus or limo rides, and formals with minister, priests, or officiant.  You can request these photos.  To help meet your expectations please make sure you share during talks leading up to wedding!


Making your day run smoothly: Paul D Manke Photography prides itself on keeping the day on time, moving smoothly with out rushing, and giving you time to enjoy your day! Unforeseen things can certainly happen such as limo driver takes the long way to our next location or waiting for an individual for photos.  Please make sure that your Dj keeps on the same schedule that we agree upon for end time. For example, if coverage through the 9pm Garter Bouquet toss is the end time then the garter bouquet toss should begin at 9pm or shortly after.  In the event the end time extends into the next package tier, there will be additional charges billed for extended stay.  Paul D Manke Photography will work with and communicate confirmation of end times per discussion prior to wedding.  


House Keeping

ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This agreement contains the entire understanding between THE PHOTOGRAPHER and the client. It supersedes all prior and simultaneous agreements between the parties. The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by all the parties. 


RESERVATION: A signed contract and retainer are required to reserve the specified coverage. 


Your Officiant:  The Photographer is limited by the guidelines of the ceremony official or reception site management. Client agrees to accept the technical results of their imposition on the Photographer  Negotiation with the officials for moderation of guidelines is client's responsibility; THE PHOTOGRAPHER will offer technical recommendations only. (example would be the officiant will not allow photographer to roam around, go in certain areas, or be part of the ceremony at all!)


FILM and COPYRIGHTS: Until final payment for services is made, the photographs produced by THE PHOTOGRAPHER are protected by Federal Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and may not be reproduced in any manner without THE PHOTOGRAPHER's explicitly written permission. Upon final payment by the client, limited copyright ownership of the resulting images will be transferred to the client under the following conditions: 


The negatives, slides, or digital copies of the images are the property of the client for personal use and for the purposes of the reproduction and giving of photographs to friends and relatives. 


The client must obtain written permission from and compensate THE PHOTOGRAPHER prior to the client or its friends and relatives publishing or selling the photographs for profit. 


EXHIBITION: Client grants THE PHOTOGRAPHER permission to display selected images as an example of THE PHOTOGRAPHER's work and for entrance into photographic competitions and release all claims to profits that may arise from use of images. 


MODEL RELEASE. The client hereby grants to THE PHOTOGRAPHER and its legal representatives and assigns, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of the client or in which the client may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same. The client hereby releases THE PHOTOGRAPHER and its legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability relating to said photographs. 


LIMIT OF LIABILITY: In the unlikely event that the Photographer is injured or becomes too ill to cover the event, THE PHOTOGRAPHER will make every effort to secure a replacement photographer. If the situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found, responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event package. THE PHOTOGRAPHER takes the utmost care with respect to exposure, transportation, and processing the photographs. However, in the unlikely event that photographs have been lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons within or beyond THE PHOTOGRAPHER's control, THE PHOTOGRAPHER's liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event. The limit of liability for a partial loss of originals shall be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of total number of originals. 


RETAINER: In the event of cancellation, the retainer paid is non-refundable. The client agrees to provide cancellation notice in writing and releases THE PHOTOGRAPHER from any responsibilities and liabilities.


Thank you and once again if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me right away!


Paul D Manke __________________________________________ Date: _______________________________


Bride: _____________________________ Groom: _________________________________ Date: _______________________