Today's blog post is a little different. I would like to start a discussion on one of the topics that are in many wedding photographer's contracts that is often overlooked. The Exclusive Photographer/Noncompetitive Clause.
This is an example of an exclusive photographer clause that was used in one of my wedding contracts before the "unplugged" movement. Many photographers have something similar to this in their wedding contracts. Some are geared to prevent the client from hiring two separate photographers for the same wedding, to restricting "over the shoulder" photography of guests.
The recourse action can be something as informing you that image selection/quality might be reduced because Cousin Joe jumping in front of your wedding photographer, to the photographer being able to end contracted services due to a breech of contract.
What would you do if this was the circumstance and the photographer left the wedding after multiple requests/warnings? Do you think it's right? SHOULD the photographer be able to leave? What say you?