After I freaked out about the photographer I decided to review the contract.
"If XXXXXXX is unable to perform to this contract due to any cause beyond the control of the parties, XXXXXX shall
have no further liability with respect to this agreement. If XXXXXX is unable to perform to the obligations in this contract
in the event of photographer’s illness or for any other reason, XXXXXXX will not be liable for costs in excess of the amount
the client has paid. This limitation of liability will also apply in the event that the high-resolution digital files are lost through
camera malfunction, damaged in the processing, lost in the mail, or otherwise damaged or lost with or without fault of the
photographer XXXXX. While every attempt is made to create the best images possible, no particular photo is
Is this normal? Do your contracts provide for a replacement in the event of illness or something else? Is this just saying he can no-show and I am totally screwed? I think the last part about no guaranteed photos is pretty standard, but the beginning is bothering me.