General Portrait Photography Contract - TheLawTog®

General Portrait Photography Contract

General Portrait Photography Contract

Photograph portraits confidently with our lawyer-drafted General Portrait Contract. This contract is the little-black dress of contracts perfect for families, maternity, children, portrait session & more.

Portrait Contract Highlights:

  • Clearly defined roles for both photographer and client.
  • Session logistics: location, duration, and specifics.
  • Copyright and image usage terms.
  • Payment, cancellation, and rescheduling policies.
  • Confidentiality clauses for mutual protection.
  • Liability limitations to safeguard your interests.

Ensure you have a smoother photography session free from misunderstandings or disputes. Position yourself as a true professional, fostering trust with clients and protecting your business at every turn. An essential tool for every portrait photographer.

Includes legal must-haves: 

  • booking and payment
  • cancellation
  • rescheduling/late arrivals
  • location & travel
  • styling
  • completion schedule
  • use of independent contractor
  • photographic materials & artistic rights
  • products included & additional purchases
  • cooperation
  • photography & videography restrictions
  • failure to perform
  • substitute photographer
  • photographer's standard price list
  • indemnification & liability
  • legal miscellany 

Does not include a print release or model release. For those items please purchase our General Portrait Photography Bundle.

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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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