Back-Up Birth Photographer Contract - TheLawTog®

Back-Up Birth Photographer Contract

Back-Up Birth Photographer Contract

Our Back-Up Birth Photographer Contract is a meticulously crafted legal document, lawyer-approved, and endorsed by seasoned birth photographers. It serves as a crucial safeguard for the relationship between a primary birth photographer and their trusted backup photographer.

This contract not only offers legal precision but also provides clarity and protection, ensuring that the primary photographer remains the contracting party with the birth client. In essence, it allows the backup photographer to seamlessly step in as a substitute without compromising the integrity of the professional relationship. Expectations are clearly defined, ensuring both primary and backup photographers are aligned in their roles and responsibilities.

Trust in this contract to preserve client trust, maintain professional integrity, and facilitate a smooth transition when backup coverage is needed. It's the ultimate tool for birth photographers to ensure a seamless working relationship with their backup team.

Includes legal must-haves

  • Definition of assignment
  • Position as independent contractor
  • Duration of assignment
  • Payment/Compensation (services, mileage, etc.)
  • Use of equipment (options to select whether primary will provide the equipment or if the secondary should provide their own)
  • Delivery of images (timeline, method, etc.)
  • On-Call and Notification
  • Copyrights & Reproduction Rights (options to select whether primary allows use of images or not, including retaining copyright of images by primary photographer)
  • Confidentiality of primary photographer business information (including but not limited to private client information)
  • Liability indemnification
  • Restricting assignment of duties
  • Cancellation of agreement
  • and other legal miscellany!


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Template in .doc for easy copy-paste 

Highlighted guides and notes for easy fill-in-the-blank customization 

Access to TLT KNOWLEDGE BASE - explanations of key contractual provisions so you understand and can explain to your clients 

#1 Download instantly via email

#2 Back-up to your digital file system for use in future

#3 Fill-in-the-blank and edit based on guides in the contract

#4 Copy/paste into any online contract signing system or CRM for use!

  • Why choose TheLawTog?

Headed by Rachel Brenke, TheLawTog is the only dedicated resource for photographers.  With practicing lawyers, business consultants, CPA, financial planners (and more!) you’ll get information with first-hand experience to help your photography business. 

  • Can I edit the contracts?

Yes! They come as .doc files so you can fill-in-the-blank, remove or add what you need. We provide options and headings to easily allow for editing.

  • Can I use these contracts if not in the US?

TheLawTog®’s contract forms are drafted on general American law-based contract principles and are applicable to many states.  Due to variations in law based on location and business policies, the contracts are editable and easily adaptable. If you are a photographer outside the US, the policies may be implemented for your business, but U.S. Federal Copyright laws and other legal theories may not apply.  For example, in the United States, unless otherwise contracted, the photographer retains copyright ownership of images. However, in other countries, the law may give the copyright ownership to the client and necessitate a provision for transfer. 

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