Senior Portrait Contract - TheLawTog®

Senior Portrait Contract

Senior Portrait Contract

This comprehensive Senior Photography Contract is designed to provide you and your clients with a seamless and memorable senior photography experience. It covers every aspect of the process, ensuring clarity and protection for both parties involved.

Provisions Include:

  • Retainer and Payment Terms: Clearly outline the payment schedule and any retainer fees required to secure the booking.
  • Cancellation and Rescheduling Policies: Specify the procedures and penalties for cancellations or rescheduling of sessions.
  • Handling of Late Arrivals: Define how late arrivals will be managed and any impact on the session duration.
  • Adult Presence Requirements: Address the necessity of adult presence during the session, particularly for underage clients.
  • Completion Schedule and Deadlines: Set deadlines for the completion of the session and submission of images for yearbook or other senior events.
  • Photographic Materials and Artistic Rights: Define the ownership and usage rights of the photographic materials produced during the session, emphasizing the photographer's artistic control.
  • Copyright Ownership: Clearly state the photographer's ownership of the copyright for all images captured during the session.
  • Adult Participation in Communications and Photography: Specify the involvement of adults in communication with the photographer and their participation in the photography process.
  • Yearbook Submission Information: Provide guidance on the process for submitting images to the yearbook or other senior publications.
  • Creative Control and Independent Contractors: Detail the photographer's creative control over the session and the potential involvement of independent contractors.
  • Failure to Perform and Substitute Photographer: Address scenarios where the photographer is unable to fulfill their obligations and the provisions for providing a substitute photographer if necessary.
  • Standard Price List and Fees: Incorporate a standard price list for additional services or products and outline any associated fees, including travel and overage fees.
  • Other Legal Provisions: Includes miscellaneous legal provisions to cover any additional aspects of the senior photography session.

Please note that this contract does not include a print or model release, consider purchasing our Senior Contract Bundle which includes the releases.


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  • 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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