Second Photographer Agreement


I accept to all the terms listed below, and accepting this assignment as an Independent Contractor. By writing my name and completing the section below, I am digitally signing this form and agreeing to all the terms. *

This agreement is between Colleen Winstead of Lily & Vine Photo Co, referred to as the PHOTOGRAPHER, and an independent contractor whose name and address appears below, referred to as the CONTRACTOR.

  1. ASSIGNMENT: The contractor agrees to work as a second shooter on the agreed date(s).

  2. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR: The contractor and the photographer hereby specifically agree that the contractor is performing the services as an independent contractor and is not an employee of the photographer. Nothing in this agreement shall be construed as creating an employer-employee relationship, as a guarantee of future employment or engagement, or as a limitation upon the photographer’s sole discretion to terminate this agreement at any time without cause. The contractor further agrees to be responsible for all of contractor’s federal and state taxes, withholding, Social Security, insurance, and all other benefits. The contractor shall have no claim against Lily & Vine Photo Co hereunder or otherwise for vacation pay, sick leave, retirement benefits, social security, worker’s compensation, health or disability benefits, unemployment insurance benefits, or employee benefits of any kind.

  3. MEMORY CARDS: The contractor will receive memory cards from the photographer. The contractor agrees to return all memory cards to photographer before leaving the event.

  4. COPYRIGHT: The contractor agrees the images are owned by the photographer. The contractor agrees not to sell any image taken during a contracted event from the photographer to any person, company, group, advertising agency, or otherwise without the photographer’s express written permission.

  5. USAGE: The photographer grants the contractor permission to use the images taken during the contracted event for the contractor’s print portfolio, website, or social media. All images used on the web must give full credit. It should include a “photographed for Lily & Vine Photo Co” statement with a link to Images shared on social media must also tag ‘@LilyandVinePhotoCo’ for Instagram and for Facebook. The contractor must wait to post the images online until 8 weeks after the wedding date.

  6. CLIENT INTERACTION: The contractor cannot mention the clients by name in any of their usage of their images, online or print.

  7. BUSINESS REPRESENTATION: The contractor will be given the photographer’s business cards to hand out if anyone asks during the wedding. The contractor is not permitted to promote his or her own business during the wedding. This includes networking with other vendors, only the photographer’s business information should be given out.

  8. LIABILITY: The contractor warrants that he/she will perform when booked for a photographic assignment and that he/she is liable for any loss or other financial liability suffered by the photographer due to failure to perform other than a documented medical emergency or an “Act of Nature.” The photographer is not held liable for any loss or damage to the contractor’s equipment under this contract.

  9. EQUIPMENT: The contractor is responsible for providing all of his/her own equipment with which to complete the assignments. The photographer requires that weddings be photographed in RAW format and that all original digital files are relinquished to the studio upon completion of the contracted job.

  10. WEDDING DAY CONDUCT: The contractor will dress in appropriate clothing and will appear neat and clean. The contractor will call the photographer in the event of an emergency or delay at 919.923.1963.

  11. PAYMENT: Payment will be arranged on an individual basis for each contractor, as mutually agreed upon. Payment will be an hourly amount depending on experience and the assignment, typically between $35-$55 per hour. Assignments are typically 4-8 hours. The photographer will pay the contractor within 24 hours of the event.

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