David McCandless P
Table of contents + About Me + Intentions + Destination Weddings + Contract Agreements + A la Carte + Package Pricing
My name is David and I want to warn you now... I get a little bit geeky when it comes to photography and love. That’s why I decided to make a career out of it. I don’t just have a job, I have a deep passion that I follow every day. This means that your wedding isn’t just another paycheck to me, rather a day I look forward to, excitedly, from the moment I meet you. I spend my free time binging my favorite netflix shows such as:
-The Office -How I Met Your Mother -Black Mirror -Parks and Recreation -Brooklyn Nine-Nine -I’m obsessed with music, and it was almost my career -I still write in my free time and I usually release an album every year -My favorite band is Tycho -My favorite films are ‘The Tree of Life’ and ‘Interestellar’ -I listen to approx. 100 new albums every year. -A perfect day would involve loose leaf tea, a walk in the woods, and lots of time with Mara, the love of my life.
Trust A lot of what I do requires trust. It’s important that we establish this before we continue. I will always treat you like family, which means anytime something is wrong, you can come to me knowing I’ll do everything I can to fix it. On top of this, when we’re shooting together, some of what I ask seems strange, but I promise I have a vision. I’ve always spoken better with a camera than with words, and that’s how I’ve built this career. I need you to know that when I choose a location that may seem ‘ugly’ or ‘random’ by conventional standards, that I have a vibrant vision in mind. The places I choose are decided upon by an intuition ive always had about what works well in the camera. My main goal is to find incredible light. I would never lead you astray!
Intention To tell you story honestly.
Posing is not the enemy, but the tilted neck and hands under your chin is. My intention is for you to walk away fromour time together and not feel like you relived your senior photos, but rather that you spent an evening having a blast with the love of your life. It has to be real, like it would have happened had I been there or not. I draw a lot of my inspiration from film, and while you two may not be actors, you have the advantage of being real. You know how to make each other laugh, maybe even cry, and I want to see all of these things when were together. I even shoot like a filmaker by consistenly moving my lens around you. Itâ€™s one of the ways I acheive this honest look and attempt to seperate myself from the style of others.
Lets Get Lost Together
IMAGES + COPYRIGHTS
LIMIT OF LIABILITY
This agreement contains the entire understanding between David McCandless Photography (“we”, “us”, “our”) and the Client (“you”, “your”). 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.
The photographs produced by us are protected by U.S. Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and may not be reproduced or sold in any manner without our explicitly written permission. Upon purchase of the High Resolution Digital Negatives by the Client, the Client has limited copyright ownership of the resulting images, which may be used only for personal use, including but not limited to use for display on personal website exclusive of social media for personal use and printing unlimited prints of any size for personal use. This agreement holds as long as the Client does not publish or sell the images for profit. Furthermore, their is no minimum or maximum amount of photographs that we commit to provide to the Client.
The Client hereby grants David McCandless Photography unrestricted rights to use and publish photographs and videos of the Client or in which the photos of the Client may be included for editorial, trade, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner and medium.
In the unlikely event that the photographer is injured or is unable to photograph the event for any reason, including acts of God; fire,illness, pregnancy, family emergency or extreme weather, David McCandless Photography will make every effort to find an acceptable replacement photographer acceptable to both parties. If the situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found which is agreeable to both parties, responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event package. David McCandless Photography takes the utmost care with respect to exposure, transportation, and processing of photographs, video, and audio. However, in the unlikely event that any products have been lost, stolen, or destroyed for reasons within or beyond David McCandless Photography’s control, David McCandless Photography is limited to the return of all payments received for the event package. It is the client’s responsibility to secure access to areas for our photographers/videographers. David McCandless Photography will not be responsible for coverage lost due to access restrictions.
/ At the signing of this contract, a nonrefundable retainer of $1,000 dollars ($2,000 for destination weddings) is required to reserve the date for David McCandless Photography even if the event is canceled for any reason.* The retainer is applied toward the contracted photography services. The full remaining balance of service is due 1 month prior to the wedding date. Paying with cedit card is subject to a 3% transaction fee. *In the case that the event is less than 3 months away, full payment is due at signing.
/ The photographer is limited by the guidelines of the ceremony official or the site management. Client agrees to accept the technical result of their imposition on the photographer.
After the event of the wedding, all images will be processed and selected at the sole discretion of David McCandless Photography.
You may expect the base package of processed photos to be presented online 8â€“10 weeks after the event. Books, prints, and additional orders may take up to 11â€“14 weeks due to design, print, publication, and shipping time. The personal website will be hosted for at least 1 year. Albums must be designed and ordered within 3 months of the gallery delivery.
The Client will ensure that David McCandless Photography will be the exclusive photographer for your wedding. It is understood that guests will have cameras, however it is your responsibility to ensure that priority is given to us.
If photographs of particular people, groups, objects, or events are desired by the Client (including formal family shots), it is recommended that a shot list be made and given to the photographer prior to the day of the wedding along with someone responsible for identifying to the photographer and gathering the people or objects on the list. This shot list serves as a guideline, and we will make every effort to get these shots, however due to the uncontrollable nature and behavior of events, people, and/or conditions, we are not liable if all the shots on the list are not obtained. Furthermore, their is no minimum or maximum amount of photographs that David McCandless Photography commit to giving to the Client.
I individually edit every image you receive. However, I do not do extreme body, face, or hair retouching. Blemishes will be edited on a case by case basis at the sole discretion of David McCandless Photography. No further cosmetic requests will be undertaken such as, but not limited to, weight loss, tanning, hair adjustments, or face modification. Edited files will be delivered to the Client in jpeg format. RAW files will never be delivered to a Client. Unedited files will never be delivered to a Client. Creative decisions with any of your photographs such as s hooting, editing styles, cropping, music, and artwork are at the sole discretion of David McCandless Photography. Additional editing changes or revisions can be purchased at $25/hr.
In the result of a lawsuit of any kind, David McCandless Photography cannot be sued for more money than the package chosen. In the event a dispute should arise between the parties to this contract, the parties agree to participate in at least four hours of mediation in accordance with the mediation procedures of United States Arbitration & Mediation before filing in a court of competent jurisdiction over the parties. The parties agree to share equally in the costs of the mediation. The mediation will be chosen at the sole discretion of David McCandless Photography.
If the location of the wedding and/or engagement is more than 30 miles outside the 16001 area zip code district, a travel fee of .57/mile per team will be added to cover for travel expenses. It is the Clientâ€™s responsibility to pay for hotel accommodations at rate of $160 / day per team during the duration of the time required for us to be present. Travel beyond 120 miles will be charged 1/2 day rate of $800
Your Album Wedding albums encase your most precious experiences, memories, and emotions from your wedding day. An heirloom to last for generations and true piece of fine-art that every bride of ours will have in their hand. Every book is custom designed around each couples unique event by me! I’ll then work with you one on one to finalize the finished display of the album. My albums combine custom craftsmanship, handmade quality details and fashion-forward looks. When you first get your hands on one, you may find yourself brushing your cheek against the glorious cover; this is perfectly normal. We do it all the time. Binding lays beautifully flat, so each spread can be presented in all of its glory. No cut through any photograph. All albums are warranted for life. If there’s a manufacturer’s defect, we will repair or replace it at no cost.
Engagement I try my best to convice all my couples to get a package that contains an engagement session, not because you need more photos or that I want more of your money, but rather because I have seen the way they positively effect your wedding. On my end, it gives me a good chance to meet the real you. Iâ€™ll spend at least an hour following you around, hearing your stories, seeing the way the light hits your face, and learning how you two interact. On your end, you will learn how I work, how I speak to you, and how much I care. When you get your photos back, youâ€™re confidence in me will be cemented and when your wedding day comes, there will not be a doubt in your mind that every moment will be seen and caputred beautifully.
2 Hour Shoot, Multiple Locations, High Resolution Digitals Personalized Online Gallery
1 Hour Shoot, 1 Location High Resolution Digitals Personalized Online Gallery
Boudoir If you choose one of these sessions, know that they are about more than surface level beauty. This is about celebrating the you that you are right now, with no exceptions. There is no wrong body type for this and no wrong person. During our time, whether at home or in studio, we will build a collection of images together that showcase the beauty of who you are, inside and out. Your photos will always be guarded with the highest level of security and only shared with your written permission. With a long enough wedding package we can accomplish these on your wedding day, however I reccomend we shoot them a few weeks earlier in case you want to create a book for your signifigant other.
Everest 6,500 (8,000 Value) 2 Photographers 10 Hours of Coverage 12x12Album 20 Pages 2 8x8 Parent Albums 2hr Engagement Session 2hr Boudior Session Anywhere in the world Custom Web Gallery Full Retouching High Res Digital Files Unrestricted Printing Rights
4,000 (5,700 Value) 2 Photographers 8 Hours of Coverage 10x10 Album 20 Pages 1hr Engagement Session Anywhere in the world Custom Web Gallery Full Retouching High Res Digital Files Unrestricted Printing Rights
Matterhorn 3,500 (4,300 Value) 1 Photographer 8 Hours of Coverage 10x10 Album 20 Pages Custom Web Gallery Full Retouching Digital Proofs
Rainier 2,700 (3,200 Value) 1 Photographer 6 Hours of Coverage 8x8 Album 20 Pages Custom Web Gallery Full Retouching Digital Proofs
6,500 (8,000 Value)
2 Photographers 10 Hours of Coverage 12x12 Album 20 Pages 2 8x8 Parent Albums 2hr Engagement Session 2hr Boudior Session Anywhere in the world Custom Web Gallery Full Retouching High Res Digital Files Unrestricted Printing Rights
4,000 (5,700 Value)
3,500 (4,300 Value)
2,700 (3,200 Value)
2 Photographers 8 Hours of Coverage 10x10 Album 20 Pages 1hr Engagement Session Anywhere in the world Custom Web Gallery Full Retouching High Res Digital Files Unrestricted Printing Rights
1 Photographer 8 Hours of Coverage 10x10 Album 20 Pages Custom Web Gallery Full Retouching Digital Proofs
1 Photographer 6 Hours of Coverage 8x8 Album 20 Pages Custom Web Gallery Full Retouching Digital Proofs
PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTIONS * **
Most popular package Great for inimate weddings and elopements prices subject to change without notice.
Digital Negatives Hi-Res Digital Files + Print Rights | 500
Memory Books 20pg 8 × 8 Memory Book | 1200 8 x 8 Duplicate Linen Gift Album* | 350
Engagement + Boudior 2hr Session | 700 1hr Session | 400
Memory Book Upgrades Additional 2pg Spreads | 50 12X12 size | +200 10X10 size | +100
Time & Talent 6hr Coverage (Includes Editing ,Website, and Proofs)
Single Photographer | 2,000 Additonal hours 150/hr** Team Photographers | 2,500 Additonal hours 200/hr** Misc. Additional Editing 25/hr
Non-Disclosure Agreement *Double the price of your package due to potential lost work
Wooden Album Box | Walnut 10x10 Size | 250 Basic Prints 4x6 | 250 5x7 | 250 8x10 | 250 4x6 | 250 4x6 | 250
À LA CARTE *Duplicate albums size, color, fabric, or design cannot be changed in any way. ** Must purchase a minimum of 6hrs first
David McCandless (412) 347 1949
Serving Pittsburgh + The World www.davidmccandlessphotography.com
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