I need to know how to answer this brides father who love to pick apart contracts. Question 1. Is there a guarantee that we will be there on that date? Doesent this part pretty much say that? 2. RETAINER: Upon your signature, Marc Photography will reserve the time and date agreed upon, and will not make other reservations for that time and date. For this reason, a retainer of 50% is non-refundable, even if the date is changed or the wedding cancelled for any reason; including acts of God, fire, strike and/or extreme weather. The retainer is to be paid at time of signing the contract. The retainer is applied towards the contracted wedding photography package. THE CLIENT understands and agrees that the entire amount owed for the wedding photography package described in the contract is due one week prior to the wedding date. Question 2. Will they be responsible for any equipment that a guest breaks and why wont insurance cover it. If THE CLIENT is unable to control the conduct of their guests, resulting in an unacceptable degree of misconduct, or if the conduct of any of their guests damages the equipment of the photographer, it will result in the early or immediate departure of the photographer. THE CLIENT understands that in such an event, no refunds will be granted and any damage to equipment will be the responsibility of THE CLIENT to replace or repair. How do I respond to someone like this? Those lawers think that everyone is out to get them. Should I just tell him to write some ammendments in to make him feel comfortable or what? I feel like he is going to sue me for everything I am worth if i make one wrong step. Frankly, I dont really want to deal with a client like that. What should I do?