Wedding Photography Insurance Part 2

Wedding Photography Insurance Part 2

In our previous article, we began discussing the importance of wedding photography insurance and why you should have it as a professional wedding photographer for the sake of your business. Wedding photography insurance is essential when it comes to protecting your equipment and business so, be sure to catch up on our article ‘Wedding Photography Insurance Part 1’ before reading this post! We’re going to just carry on from where we left off so, here we go...

Wedding Photography Insurance #3: Wedding Photography Contract - A wedding photography contract is one of the most important things that’ll you’ll put together for the benefit for your business. This document is an agreement or a promise that has legally binding rights and obligations that can be legally enforced.  It also outlines the responsibilities of both parties including time, place, money, products, and services. This agreement should also go a step further to outline all specifics, cancellation policy, late policy, reproduction rights, expectations of both parties, guarantees and waiver of responsibility in certain events. It’s also important for us to note that this list is not all-inclusive, so there are definitely further points to consider.

Wedding Photography Insurance #4: Independent Contractor - This point revolves around having a second photography assistant. If working with a second-shooter or assistant on an Independent Contractor basis, this will demand the use of an agreement between the primary photographer and the Independent Contractor.  

IC’s are not merely given IC status by labelling them as such.  The general rule is that an individual is an independent contractor if the payer has the right to control or direct only the result of the work and not what will be done and how it will be done.  You are not an independent contractor if you perform services that can be controlled by an employer. This applies even if you are given freedom of action. What matters is that the employer has the legal right to control the details of how the services are performed.

Wedding Photography Insurance #5: Experience - When it’s your business at stake, experience is necessary in order for you to find success. When engaging in business it is so important that business relationships and contracts are only entered to when the professional can, in good faith, promise and deliver the expected experience and quality of product. In an industry such as wedding photography, many professional wedding photographers will have different experiences, but this can leave the claim ‘I have experience’ to be rather vague. Every professional has a different opinion on when someone is ready to secure weddings and deliver upon their promises.  A baseline standard should include previous exposure to animal of wedding photography and being able to produce a consistent product. Don’t forget to check out more of our articles below!

Wedding photo editing service

To get started with our wedding photo editing service, you can create an account here. Photo + editing credit: All images in this blog post edited by the team here at Weddit and photographed by Lukas Griffin.

Share on :
Next Post