| p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Job offer out of state, need affordable Chicago photog June 7 |
Well- what does your contract state, lets start out there. You are legally tied by the contract, so you need to figure out what is legally acceptable before you risk a lawsuit, which could cost you more than the actual wedding.
Getting options together is a good idea, though I feel you will find very very very little options at $800 - and you must ask yourself if it is worth it. If you do find another photographer, you will need to have the couple write a contract with them, not keep it with you - otherwise you risk liability with any future issues with the couple.
Honesty is always the best policy, and at $800 the deposit/retainer must be quite low. Return it all, get signed documentation that they and yourself nullify the contract, and be done with it.