Top 9 products from TheLawTog® for your photography business

Nov 16, 2018

 Topic: Business
Time Investment: 30 minutes
Suggested Product: BizRevamp®

Goodness there are so many things I need to know! – You.

Yes, I know. That’s what we’re here for you. – TheLawTog Team

But seriously y’all – we GET it!

It’s so hard figuring what to do for legalities in business + the strategic and efficient way to invest your financial resources.

Now, I could tell you to skip over to the shop and grab it all.  But the reality is – you don’t need it all.

TheLawTog team has crafted products specifically based on the most common ways photography businesses need protected + targeted to the top legal issues you’re faced with.

Below you’re going to find a list of the top and most popular products that TheLawTog has. 

We encourage you to use this a checklist to ensure all aspects of your photography business are protected.


#1 Portrait Contract Essentials Bundle

It can be overwhelming to run your own photography business. From contracts and release forms to intellectual property law, the complexities are intimidating.

As a team of lawyers and photographers, we know what it’s like.

And we don’t want fear of the unknown keeping you up at night.

That’s why we offer affordable photographer contracts tailored to professionals just like you.

The Portrait Contract Essentials bundle has a portrait contract, model release, print release, and a permission to sell to third party document.  This is the one-download stop to the contract essentials needed to protect your photography business. 



#2 BizRevamp®– Business Webcourse for Photographers

Whether you’re new or have been in business awhile – we can all use a little revamp! This course goes over the legal, biz, pricing, and planning that your photography business needs.

BizRevamp® is the ONLY legal & business webcourse for photographers with topics on business formation, taxes, insurance, retirement, business planning, contracts, and more!

Videos, handouts, transcripts, private community all help you get protected.



#3 Copyright Infringement Kit

Protecting intellectual property is a real and serious necessity for business owners in this digital age. The idea that anything posted online is “fair game” to be used by others is the result of misconceptions and misunderstanding of intellectual property laws and respect for the creators.

With this Copyright Infringement Kit, intellectual property creators become equipped with information to protect their creations, as well as the steps and legal forms needed to defend intellectual property rights.



#4 Accounting Spreadsheet

Managing finances for your photography business can be scary. You’re afraid of missing deductions or ending up in the red.

While you’re passionate about photography, when it comes to managing receipts and calculating taxes, you get overwhelmed. This is completely understandable.

Use this Excel spreadsheet as a way to get a handle on your business finances in a fashion that you can custom edit.

The Accounting Spreadsheet download includes sheets on:

  • Inquiries: record and track name, address, phone, date of inquiry, follow-ups and notes
  • Cashflow: track monthly and annual income and expenses including cash and check deposits, cost of goods, client gifts, business fees, tax and overhead
  • Client Information: record name, address, email, phone, children’s birthdays and notes
  • Taxes: track sales, federal and state tax
  • Client Receipts: record date, order, customer payment type and sale amount; calculate sales tax, calculate cost of goods and profit; track mileage to get your deduction
  • Income and Goals: track quarterly sales goals, gross profit, expenses, net, anticipated sessions, actual sessions, inquiries, converted inquiries and mileage
  • Lifetime Customer Value: calculate total payment for each customer and grand total


#5 Payment Plan Contract

Use payment plans as an “ace in the sleeve” way to make larger sales with your clients.  By having a payment plan contract, authorization to charge, and guidance – you’ll be set to start taking larger amounts of money while servicing your clients.

The Payment Plan Contract  protects the payment plan and provides legal support if you need to enforce your rights.



#6 Commercial License – aka print release for use of images as headshots, etc.

The complexity of commercial photography can be intimidating. If you capture corporate headshots, personal branding photography, magazine images, or product photography, you must understand how to legally protect your commercial work.

Use a commercial license to convey commercial rights to a party while you retain copyrights.  TheLawTog’s license document covers use of images in commerce, copyright ownership, indemnification, acknowledgment of rights, contract termination, third-party infringement, confidentiality and more.

Snag the  Commercial license bundle now.



#7 Cancellation of Contract Document

Sometimes things don’t always pan out with a client and you need to break up with them.  Oops! If your contract doesn’t regulate how to cancel the arrangement, or you have additional/changed terms – you’re going to need to execute a cancellation document.

This contract is to serve to terminate a previously existing contract and terminate the relationship in any future capacity (until a new contract is signed).

The Cancellation of contract document is a top purchase made at TheLawTog.



#8 Website Terms Bundle

Advertising and gaining clients through your website is a great way to grow your business – however, you need to make sure you have the proper terms, policies and information in place.

These lawyer-drafted templated documents give you the foundation and information needed to protect yourself and your website visitors.

Easily download the Website terms bundle then simply link them to your footer. Done!


#9 Second Shooter Bundle

From assignment duties and use of equipment, to copyrights and portfolio usage, the complexities of teaming up with a second photographer are intimidating.

At the same time, if you’ve photographed a wedding or large-scale event, you know this partnership is crucial to your success. If you plan to hire (or be hired as) a second photographer for an event such as a wedding, it is essential to complete a Second Shooter Contract.

That’s why we offer affordable bundles tailored to professionals just like you. Our team of lawyers and photographers at TheLawTog® developed, reviewed, and approved the legal documents needed to protect the relationship.

Snag the second shooter bundle and other Independent contractor bundles here.

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