Reserve Your Day

If you have already received a price quote from us and you want to hire us as your photographer(s), please fill in the following information.  If you would like a quote, please click check availability.

I ask for a $250. deposit to reserve your day.  You can either send me a check to P.O. Box 1329, Mendocino, CA 95460, or call me with your credit card number.

Terms and Conditions

My terms and conditions are as follows. Please read them, and check the box above to acknowledge and agree:

This confirms our agreement: that John Birchard, shall provide his services to photograph your wedding and related events to the best of his abilities, and shall provide products and services listed here:

1.Photography at your wedding for the time period specified above (which can always be extended at the wedding).

2. A disk with all the high-resolution image files (digital equivalent of the negatives) of all your wedding photographs with a written release that gives you complete ownership of your images.  You never have to pay again for your photographs.

3. 1-4×6″ print of every photo on the disk.

4. 1-8×10″ print of my favorite photo of the two of you

5. Uploading of all image files to an internet gallery where you and your family and friends can view your photos, and order prints and enlargements.

Retainer and Payment:

The client shall send a retainer deposit of $250. to reserve the date and services for the Wedding. The remaining balance due will be payable on the day of the wedding.  No part of any order will be delivered or uploaded to the Web until the balance is paid in full.

The Photographers shall refund to the clients the $250. retainer in full in the event of cancellation or postponement of the Wedding up to 60 days before the event. The retainer is not refundable after 60 days prior to the event unless photography of this event is not be possible due to fire or other casualty, act of God. In this case, the Photographer shall return the money paid as retainer, to the Client but shall have no further liability with respect to this Agreement. This liability (return of $250. retainer) shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera malfunction, lost in shipping, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of the Photographer.


Birchard Wedding Photography will be the exclusive professional photographer hired to photograph this wedding. Guests are always allowed to take photos as well.

Copyright and Reproductions:

Client agrees that all right, and copyrights and/or any intellectual property rights for all photographs, taken pursuant to this Agreement shall vest exclusively in the Photographer. The Photographer may use photographs taken pursuant to this Agreement in the promotion of his services. The right to edit content for public use is granted to the Wedding couple. In exchange for agreed upon compensation, the wedding couple will receive a disk containing high resolution digital files of all photographic images from the wedding. John Birchard also grants to the wedding couple unlimited license to print, share, and otherwise publish any and all of the images on the disk.