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. Our team of lawyers and photographers at TheLawTog® develop, review, and approve every contract.
We think this is a pretty awesome combo—legal expertise and photographer know-how.
If you’re afraid of client disputes and potential liability, you’re not alone. Business conflict is time-consuming, expensive, and harmful. Which makes it essential to protect your work.
Protecting your business with clear and comprehensive contracts is non-negotiable. Whether you’re starting out, shooting for free, or an experienced professional, legal protection is extremely important.
Every contract template we provide is easy to edit and should be tailored to reflect business policies and laws in your state.
While you can obtain a contract through a non-photographer lawyer, it may not be the best choice. Since our templates were created by—and for—photographers, they are typically more comprehensive. And cool news, they can save you money.
This product includes:
- General Portrait Contract
- General Model Release
- Limited Model Release
- Print Release
- Permission to Sell To a Third Party
- Payment Plan Contract + bonuses
Portrait Contract – This portrait agreement covers all of the pertinent areas any photography business owner should have to cover themselves legally for a portrait photography session. Includes provisions such as: coverage, payment schedule, completion schedule, rescheduling/cancellation, proofing, artistic rights, etc.
The download includes two model releases
#1 General Release includes language covering adults and minors
#2 Limited Release includes options to allow the client limit the use of their images by the photographer
Print Release – The print release form is readily customizable to be included with digital file orders to outline the do’s and dont’s that the client can do with your art. This gives the client the permission to print only – does not give permissions for commercial or other uses. This does reemphasize the copyright laws.
Permission to Sell to a Third Party – This agreement allows the Client to provide the Photographer permission to sell photographs from their photography event to private third-parties. It also acts to define uses, restrictions on purchasers and specific images that are sold to third-parties. (For example: Parents of the bride/groom, wedding party participants)
Payment Plan Contract –
This photography contract is for use between client and photographer when client has purchased a collection/product/service.
- payment timetable
- payment method
- payment amounts
- responsibility of clients
- non-refundable nature of all payments made
- penalties for missed or late payment
- and other legal miscellany as needed!
Credit Card Authorization Form – This form creates an authorization by Client to allow Photographer to automatically draft from any credit card. Outlines responsibilities and penalties as well.
Photography Invoice Template Form – This form acts as a fill-in-the-blank invoice (can be done digitally or printed and filled in) for easy ordering
Plus, 3 mini scripts are provided to help secure that payment plan!
Not only do our contracts provide legal protection, they position you as a credible business owner. Clients will respect your clear rules, detailed expectations, and you!
As an affordable way to protect your business, our lawyer-drafted, photographer-approved contracts are a must-have investment for your long-term success.