Back-Up Birth Photographer Contract
Back-Up Birth Photographer Contract
This lawyer-drafted, birth-photographer approved contract is for use between a primary birth photographer and a back-up birth photographer.
This document protects the relationship and outlines expectations to the birth photographer should the back-up need to cover the birth event.
The contract maintains the integrity of the primary photographer as the party to the contract with the birth client and is merely allowing the back-up to step in as a substitute photographer.
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!
Average cost for lawyer drafting: $1,200
This document saves you an average of $801
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
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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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