I'm looking into hiring a photographer whose aesthetic I adore, and after a difficult time getting in touch with her (I wrote about this in Wedding Woes a few weeks ago), we were finally able to discuss the wedding over the phone.
I just got her contract and a non-disparagement clause is included. This is making me really nervous—like she's anticipating not doing her best. Her work is beautiful, though, so I'm thinking that while her customer service skills are lacking, the end product will be worth it.
Has anyone else signed a contract with this clause in it? Should I run for the hills? My head says yes, but my heart says no. I seriously cannot find another photographer within my budget whose style gives me butterflies.