For those here that shoot weddings, preferably professionaly, I was just wondering what stuff you have for a photo check list, and what sort of legal paper work you use? Im interested in doing weddings on my own eventually so I gotta get some of this paper work going. I wont be doing it this year probably since most of my weekends are busy assisting a wedding photographer, but I got some free weekends in september and who knows, may be lucky and get one for then. The paper work that I can think of is: checklist of each shot: - different shots with the brides side of the family with the newlywed couple - different shots with the grooms side of the family with the newlywed couple - combination of shots with the brides and grooms family members with the newlywed couple - the wedding pictures themselves, during the service - the after the wedding stuff, like cutting the cake, first dance, etc And for the legal paper work, a contract saying that the photographer owns the copyright to the images, perhaps saying something like the photographer is free to sell the images to friends and family. perhaps another sheet saying that the photographer is free to take other pictures that are not on the check list if he sees interesting stuff, a yes or no sort of checklist for this. And im sure there are a few things here im not remembrering. Also, how do you handle the payment? Do you take a % up front and a % upon deliver of the images on cd, or wedding album or how ever you handle the closing of the deal? If so, what % do you take up front?