I'd figured so but then she's a financial analyst which would make it hard for me to believe.Not a pro, but I would not sign an altered contract without adjusting the costs. They probably don't know what copyright really is, but If they want it, it would cost them thousands of dollars per photo.
Thanks again for your advice. I greatly appreciate it. Sadly it sounds like the client would be a headache to deal with.Your original seems well written; maybe a bit over-the-top as far as the model release portion, but not bad. The client clearly has no concept of copyright law. I would NOT get involved with him/her.
Maybe in the future when I gather more experience I'll discuss giving copyright to clients, but for now I'll pass. That's a great idea on the PDF - I don't know why I didn't do so. Thank you.Tell them if they want copyright to the images you would gladly do so but the price will be more.
If they don't like it then tell them they will need to find a new photographer.
And next time don't send them a contract they can edit. Ether give them a printed document or a non editable PDF.