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Acme LLC.

Corporation Corp.

This Contract is between Client (the "Client") and Acme LLC, a California limited liability company (the "Coach").

The Contract is dated January 23, 2023.


1.1 Project. The Client is hiring the Coach to develop a coaching relationship between the Client and Coach in order to cultivate the Client's personal, professional, or business goals and create a plan to achieve those goals through stimulating and creative interactions with the ultimate result of maximizing the Client's personal or professional potential.

1.2 Schedule. The Coach will begin work on February 1, 2023 and will continue until the work is completed. This Contract can be ended by either Client or Coach at any time, pursuant to the terms of Section 4, Term and Termination.

The Coach and Client will meet by video conference, 4 days per month for 2 hours.

1.3 Payment. The Client will pay the Coach an hourly rate of $150. Of this, the Client will pay the Coach $500.00 (USD) before work begins.

1.4 Expenses. The Client will reimburse the Coach's expenses. Expenses do not need to be pre-approved by the Client.

1.5 Invoices. The Coach will invoice the Client in accordance with the milestones in Section 1.3. The Client agrees to pay the amount owed within 15 days of receiving the invoice. Payment after that date will incur a late fee of 1.0% per month on the outstanding amount.

1.6 Support. The Coach will not be available by telephone, or email in between scheduled sessions.


- A coaching relationship is a partnership between two or more individuals or entities, like a teacher-student or coach-athlete relationship. Both the Client and Coach must uphold their obligations for the relationship to be successful.

- The Coach agrees to maintain the ethics and standards of behavior established by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

- The Client acknowledges and agrees that coaching is a comprehensive process that may explore different areas of the Client's life, including work, finances, health, and relationships.

- The Client is responsible for implementing the insights and techniques learned from the Coach.


3.1 Overview. This section contains important promises between the parties.

3.2 Authority To Sign. Each party promises to the other party that it has the authority to enter into this Contract and to perform all of its obligations under this Contract.

3.3 Coach Has Right To Give Client Work Product. The Coach promises that it owns the work product, that the Coach is able to give the work product to the Client, and that no other party will claim that it owns the work product. If the Coach uses employees or subcontractors, the Coach also promises that these employees and subcontractors have signed contracts with the Coach giving the Coach any rights that the employees or subcontractors have related to the Coach's background IP and work product.

3.4 Coach Will Comply With Laws. The Coach promises that the manner it does this job, its work product, and any background IP it uses comply with applicable U.S. and foreign laws and regulations.

3.5 Work Product Does Not Infringe. The Coach promises that its work product does not and will not infringe on someone else's intellectual property rights, that the Coach has the right to let the Client use the background IP, and that this Contract does not and will not violate any contract that the Coach has entered into or will enter into with someone else.

3.7 Client-Supplied Material Does Not Infringe. If the Client provides the Coach with material to incorporate into the work product, the Client promises that this material does not infringe on someone else's intellectual property rights.


This Contract is ongoing until it expires or the work is completed. Either party may end this Contract for any reason by sending an email or letter to the other party, informing the recipient that the sender is ending the Contract and that the Contract will end in 7 days. The Contract officially ends once that time has passed. The party that is ending the Contract must provide notice by taking the steps explained in Section 9.4. The Coach must immediately stop working as soon as it receives this notice unless the notice says otherwise.

If either party ends this Contract before the Contract automatically ends, the Client will pay the Contractor for the work done up until when the Contract ends. The following sections don't end even after the Contract ends: 3 (Representations); 6 (Confidential Information); 7 (Limitation of Liability); 8 (Indemnity); and 9 (General).


The Client is hiring the Coach as an independent contractor. The following statements accurately reflect their relationship:

- The Coach will use its own equipment, tools, and material to do the work.

- The Client will not control how the job is performed on a day-to-day basis. Rather, the Coach is responsible for determining when, where, and how it will carry out the work.

- The Client will not provide the Coach with any training.

- The Client and the Coach do not have a partnership or employer-employee relationship.

- The Coach cannot enter into contracts, make promises, or act on behalf of the Client.

- The Coach is not entitled to the Client's benefits (e.g., group insurance, retirement benefits, retirement plans, vacation days).

- The Coach is responsible for its own taxes.

- The Client will not withhold social security and Medicare taxes or make payments for disability insurance, unemployment insurance, or workers compensation for the Coach or any of the Coach's employees or subcontractors.


6.1 Overview. This Contract imposes special restrictions on how the Client and the Coach must handle confidential information. These obligations are explained in this section.

6.2 The Client's Confidential Information. While working for the Client, the Coach may come across, or be given, Client information that is confidential. This is information like customer lists, business strategies, research & development notes, statistics about a website, and other information that is private. The Coach promises to treat this information as if it is the Coach's own confidential information. The Coach may use this information to do its job under this Contract, but not for anything else. For example, if the Client lets the Coach use a customer list to send out a newsletter, the Coach cannot use those email addresses for any other purpose. The one exception to this is if the Client gives the Coach written permission to use the information for another purpose, the Coach may use the information for that purpose, as well. When this Contract ends, the Coach must give back or destroy all confidential information, and confirm that it has done so. The Coach promises that it will not share confidential information with a third party, unless the Client gives the Coach written permission first. The Coach must continue to follow these obligations, even after the Contract ends. The Coach's responsibilities only stop if the Coach can show any of the following: (i) that the information was already public when the Coach came across it; (ii) the information became public after the Coach came across it, but not because of anything the Coach did or didn't do; (iii) the Coach already knew the information when the Coach came across it and the Coach didn't have any obligation to keep it secret; (iv) a third party provided the Coach with the information without requiring that the Coach keep it a secret; or (v) the Coach created the information on its own, without using anything belonging to the Client.

6.3 Third-Party Confidential Information. It's possible the Client and the Coach each have access to confidential information that belongs to third parties. The Client and the Coach each promise that it will not share with the other party confidential information that belongs to third parties, unless it is allowed to do so. If the Client or the Coach is allowed to share confidential information with the other party and does so, the sharing party promises to tell the other party in writing of any special restrictions regarding that information.


Neither party is liable for breach-of-contract damages that the breaching party could not reasonably have foreseen when it entered this Contract.


8.1 Overview. This section transfers certain risks between the parties if a third party sues or goes after the Client or the Coach or both. For example, if the Client gets sued for something that the Coach did, then the Coach may promise to come to the Client's defense or to reimburse the Client for any losses.

8.2 Client Indemnity. In this Contract, the Coach agrees to indemnify the Client (and its affiliates and their directors, officers, employees, and agents) from and against all liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) related to a third-party claim or proceeding arising out of: (i) the work the Coach has done under this Contract; (ii) a breach by the Coach of its obligations under this Contract; or (iii) a breach by the Coach of the promises it is making in Section 3 (Representations).

8.3 Coach Indemnity. In this Contract, the Client agrees to indemnify the Coach (and its affiliates and their directors, officers, employees, and agents) from and against liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) related to a third-party claim or proceeding arising out of a breach by the Client of its obligations under this Contract.


9.1 Assignment​. This Contract applies only to the Client and the Coach. Neither the Client nor the Coach can assign its rights or delegate its obligations under this Contract to a third-party (other than by will or intestate), without first receiving the other's written permission.

9.2 Arbitration. As the exclusive means of initiating adversarial proceedings to resolve any dispute arising under this Contract, a party may demand that the dispute be resolved by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its commercial arbitration rules.

9.3 Modification; Waiver. To change anything in this Contract, the Client and the Coach must agree to that change in writing and sign a document showing their contract. Neither party can waive its rights under this Contract or release the other party from its obligations under this Contract, unless the waiving party acknowledges it is doing so in writing and signs a document that says so.

9.4. Noticies.

(a) Over the course of this Contract, one party may need to send a notice to the other party. For the notice to be valid, it must be in writing and delivered in one of the following ways: personal delivery, email, or certified or registered mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested). The notice must be delivered to the party's address listed at the end of this Contract or to another address that the party has provided in writing as an appropriate address to receive notice.

(b) The timing of when a notice is received can be very important. To avoid confusion, a valid notice is considered received as follows: (i) if delivered personally, it is considered received immediately; (ii) if delivered by email, it is considered received upon acknowledgement of receipt; (iii) if delivered by registered or certified mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested), it is considered received upon receipt as indicated by the date on the signed receipt. If a party refuses to accept notice or if notice cannot be delivered because of a change in address for which no notice was given, then it is considered received when the notice is rejected or unable to be delivered. If the notice is received after 5:00pm on a business day at the location specified in the address for that party, or on a day that is not a business day, then the notice is considered received at 9:00am on the next business day.

9.5 Severability. This section deals with what happens if a portion of the Contract is found to be unenforceable. If that's the case, the unenforceable portion will be changed to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable, unless that change is not permitted by law, in which case the portion will be disregarded. If any portion of the Contract is changed or disregarded because it is unenforceable, the rest of the Contract is still enforceable.

9.6 Signatures. The Client and the Coach must sign this document using Bonsai's e-signing system. These electronic signatures count as originals for all purposes.

9.7 Governing Law. The validity, interpretation, construction and performance of this document shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America.

9.8 Entire Contract. This Contract represents the parties' final and complete understanding of this job and the subject matter discussed in this Contract. This Contract supersedes all other contracts (both written and oral) between the parties.



Acme LLC.

Corporation Corp.
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What is a Wedding videography contract?

As a wedding videographer, you are a special part of the wedding couple’s day. Capturing video footage is just as important as the photographs that get taken of the couple and their wedding party. 

Wedding videography has become increasingly popular over the years as video quality has improved and advanced. To date, the average cost of a wedding videographer in the U.S. is $1,799. That’s a lot of money for a single supplier so your clients are going to have high expectations from the beginning.

A wedding videography contract is an agreement between the videographer and the client who hires them to shoot and edit a video of the wedding. This contract will often detail the wedding couple’s requests on desirable shots they’d like included and othe relevant requirements.

As a freelancer, this contract will also include the costs of your services and any relevant clauses.

Note: For access to wedding video contracts, as well as other services, you can find them all at Bonsai. Sign up to Bonsai today for both free and premium access to this online platform. It’s perfect for both self-employed freelancers and small businesses. 

What to include in the Wedding videography contract

When creating a wedding videography contract, there are some key things that are important to include. This help ensures both you and the client you’re working with knows exactly what to expect.

Here are some must-haves to include in a wedding videography contract template.

Basic contact details and agreed package prices

When drafting up a wedding videographer contract template, you’ll start with the basic contact details. This is your contact details, such as your name, address and business details where applicable.

You’ll also want to get your client’s information so that this can also go on the document too. Make sure that both contact details are present and correct for both parties.

The agreed package price should also be highlighted in this section. As a wedding videographer, you might have a number of different packages, so it’s important to clarify which one the client is receiving. Make sure to double check this as you don’t want to go offering packages that are worth a lot more than the agreed price!

Be clear on what’s included in each of the packages on the wedding videography contract also. You might already have it detailed on your website or portfolio, however it’s worth reminding the clients and having it written into the contract.

The deliverables as a wedding videographer

Another essential element in your wedding videography contract template is your deliverables as a supplier. Your services as a videographer might be different from others within your field. That’s why it’s important to detail everything you’ll be providing to your clients. 

Before you do this, it’s worth sitting down with the wedding couple, whether it’s in-person or remotely to understand what it is they’re after. There might be limitations to what you can do or there may be upgrades/upsells that you can provide as part of the service overall.

When writing your wedding videography contract, it’s good to relate your deliverables to the location of the wedding ceremony and wherever the reception is taking place. For example, you may want to understand the wedding couple’s requirements for each of these venues in terms of footage.

A loose timeline or plan of the day

It’s not something that has to be entirely accurate but it might be worthwhile putting in a timeline or plan of the day. As a wedding videographer, you have a role to play and it can be handy for the client to know what you’ll be doing throughout the duration of your time at the wedding.

This can be helpful for the wedding couple to plan accordingly and to have a good idea of what to expect from you when the big day arrives.

Wedding videographers like photographers require structure and so it’s good to put a loose timeline in your wedding videography agreement.

Payment expectations

In order to ensure you’re paid on time, it’s a good idea to lay out your payment expectations for the client. Typically there’s a deposit that needs paying and then usually the final balance is paid three to six months prior to the wedding day.

However, you may choose to operate slightly differently and so it’s worth beating to the tune of your own drum when including this in your wedding videographer contract template. 

Make sure you incorporate this into your wedding videographer contract, especially as wedding couples will have a lot of expenditures that they’re committed to closer to the day itself. You want to ensure they pay on time and if not, you have a payment agreement in place to chase for late payments.

Standard clauses for both parties to agree to

There are some standard clauses that will come with any contract but can be specific to the role in question. After all, it’s important to protect the interests of both parties when creating a contract that both will need to sign.

For your wedding videography contract template, here are a couple of standard clauses that you could add in.

Shooting exemptions - This could be in any scenario where a wedding guest does not want to appear on camera. A clause that states you to be exempt from video recording certain guests can help protect your reputation and respects the privacy of those who don’t want to be filmed.

Creative control - When hiring a videographer or photographer, the creative control ideally remains with the professionals. It can also prevent any unwarranted opinions or involvement from the wedding couple themselves.

When writing up your wedding videography contract, consider how strict or loose you are with creative control. You don’t want to give away too much of it!

Use of images - A wedding videographer may want to retain all of the copyrights of their imagery. This is something that may not be negotiable between the videographer and client. However, there might be certain clauses you want to mention that prevent or allow the resale or distribution of the wedding photos.

This is a good clause to put in your wedding videography contract, especially as some wedding couples may try to sell the images to others.

Booking fees and cancellation costs - Not every wedding is plain sailing and sometimes a cancellation or two may happen. With that said, a clause in place regarding cancellations is crucial. This is due to securing a date for the client and having them cancel last minute could mean a loss of money on your part.

Booking fees are also often useful to outline too where required. When it comes to your wedding videography contract template, it’s good to incorporate all of the relevant clauses that keep you and your work safe!

How to write a Wedding videography contract

Having a wedding videographer contract template can make everything a lot easier. You don’t need to worry about creating a structure when a premade template already has that covered. With a wedding videography contract template, you won’t forget anything that is vital to include.

When writing a wedding videography contract, it’s important to be clear and concise. If you’ve never created a wedding videographer contract before, then here are some tips.

Speak to the clients beforehand

Always speak to your clients first before filling out a wedding videography contract template. Every wedding couple is different from the next and so you can’t just create a generic videography contract that works for everyone. 

Understanding each client’s wants and requirements will help you fill out the contract easily and as a result, there’s less back and forth between clients. When there’s multiple drafts of one contract, it can get confusing and can lead to misunderstandings between parties.

As a wedding videographer, it’s good to meet your client first and foremost. You should be in contact with them closer to the time. Your wedding videography contract should be sent once you’ve had that initial meeting.

Use Bonsai for a wedding videography contract template

As far as wedding videography contract templates go, Bonsai is a great option for those needing pre-made contracts. When creating a contract, why waste your time having to draft one from scratch?

A videography contract is a lot easier when you have a platform like Bonsai to utilize, especially when it provides the core details needed for this type of document already.

Making use of a wedding videography contract sample can be easier than having to make it from scratch.

Customize the wedding videography contract to your needs

A wedding videographer contract template will need customizing. This wil hep ensure that everything you’ve included is also considering your own needs and wants as a supplier. 

Whilst you’re providing all the deliverables for the client, it’s also good to protect yourself from having to do any further work. It can be very easy to get your arm twisted by the client or for the client to lie and expect more from you.

When offering videography services as a wedding videographer, you want to be be straight to the point with what you will offer and what comes as extra.

Double check the details

Always double check the detail when it comes to contracts. Weddings are challenging to organize and so you can’t always rely on your wedding couple to read everything word for word. It’s important that you’ve gone over everything with a fine tooth comb before you send it off to the wedding couple. 

Ideally, you want to minimize the number of amendments you make, so it’s worthwhile double-checking it all. There are likely to be a number of drafts that you’ll be amending when it comes to your wedding videographer contract but it’ll benefit both you and the client in the long-run.

Send off to the client for signing

Once you’ve incorporated everything you can think of when it comes to your wedding videography contract template, you’ll want to send it off to the client for signing. Be sure to offer the opportunity to sign physically or electronic signature, which is more common nowadays.

It’s always worthwhile setting a deadline of when you want the wedding videographer contract back.

Creating a Wedding videography contract is simple with Bonsai

When it comes to creating a wedding videography contract template, it can be hard work to create a document for every single client. Bonsai is a useful platform for helping cut down the time you’d spend creating these videography contracts. How does Bonsai benefit wedding videographers as well as many other freelancers?

It cuts down the effort and time required

One of the biggest benefits that Bonsai does with a wedding videography contract template is that it saves you time and effort. It’s important that you’re spending more time conducting your videography services, rather than spending it on admin.

Bonsai is a great one for helping draft up wedding videography contract templates quickly. You’ve got instant access to a wedding video contract that you can adapt to what wedding videography services you provide.

As a wedding videographer, your time is precious so a Bonsai contract template can be useful to have.

Bonsai top tip: There are plenty of other services that you can try out as a freelance wedding videographer. Why not track your expenses with Bonsai Tax? It’s great for those looking to effectively manage their accounts when doing their taxes.

A great first impression of professionalism for your clients

When using a wedding videography contract sample from Bonsai, you are using some of the best contracts out there. It’s a great first impression for your clients, especially when pretty much all of your clients are going to be completely new to you and your services.

For a wedding videographer, reputation is important so when you’re providing a wedding videography agreement, you want it to look the part.

Avoids any miscommunication or misinterpretation of the agreement

When writing out a wedding video contract, it can get complicated if you’re writing it from scratch. You may mention something earlier on that overlaps something further down the contract. 

A wedding video contract from Bonsai is one that will avoid you missing out any important details. It can also be a helpful guide so that you’re not confusing your client or saying anything that they could misinterpret.

Wedding videography contracts are essential as a wedding videographer. It not only protects you as the supplier but it also provides all of the relevant details that your client needs to know.

Wedding videography contract FAQs

A wedding video contract is a vital document that ties you and the wedding couple together in an agreement. It means that both parties have evidence of what’s been agreed to and what hasn’t.

Here are some useful wedding video contract FAQs that are worth knowing when creating contracts for this service.

What makes a good wedding video contract?

What makes a good wedding video contract? Of course, choosing Bonsai is your first port of call but making sure all the contract details are accurate and in place is key.

As a binding contract, you want to ensure that you and your wedding clients are happy with what has been agreed. If you have any disputes then it’s worth getting these out of the way before you proceed with the work on the day of the wedding.

It’s important that both parties are happy with the wedding details mentioned in relation to the contract.

How much does a wedding videographer earn?

A wedding videographer can earn a fair amount over the course of a year. With weddings taking place pretty much 365 days out of they year, there’s always an opportunity to work.

With this in mind, the average videographer can make around $117,000 per year from creating wedding videos. A wedding video is a popular element for most modern-day weddings, so you’ll never be short of work once you’ve made a reputation for yourself.

How do you secure more work as a wedding videographer?

It’s all about reputation and being productive on the days when you’re working. Not only that but there are plenty of conferences that you could showcase at in order to secure work.

You may want to adjust your video package services to cater to those with big budgets and smaller ones. You don’t want to price anyone out of using your services if you can help it. 

Get some business cards printed out and try to incorporate your own business branding into the content that you film. That way, anyone who watches it will instantly know who you are. Business cards are good for handing out or displaying them on the wedding reception for guests to pick up.

Examples of Wedding Videography Contract Templates

Of course, we believe Bonsai has the best wedding videography contract template out there, but sometimes it helps to see some examples of existing wedding videography contract for inspiration. Let's take a look at some:

Wedding Videography Contract Template
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Wedding Videography Contract Template Sample
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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about this template.

Why do you need a wedding videography contract?

A wedding videography contract is a must for all wedding videographers. Aside from it stipulates what are to be expected, it also protects you and your work.

Do wedding videographers give you raw footage?

Raw footages are usually provided by some wedding videographers for you to choose or keep. The couple may also request for this to be added in the contract.

How do I make a wedding videography contract?

On a document, write down the names/contact information for both the bride and groom and your business info. Include a description of the service rendered — wedding videos, in this case. You could also try Bonsai's free templates. Simply customize our attorney curated contracts and get your new client agreement off the ground..