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Pet / Animal Photography Contract

Pet / Animal Photography Contract

Introducing the Pet Photography Contract, a comprehensive legal document designed to govern the photographer-client relationship during pet photography sessions. This contract covers essential provisions necessary to ensure a smooth and transparent transaction between both parties.

Here's what you can expect from this contract:

    • Retainer: Establishes the terms for any retainer or deposit required to secure the photography session.
    • Arrivals: Outlines expectations regarding the client's punctuality and arrival time for the session.
    • Coverage: Defines the scope and duration of the photography session, including the number of images to be captured.
    • Vaccinations: Requires clients to ensure that their pets are up-to-date on vaccinations for the safety of all parties involved.
    • Release of Photographer Liability: Releases the photographer from liability for any injury or damage that may occur during the session.
    • Payment Schedule: Specifies the payment terms and schedule for the photography services rendered.
    • Client's Usage: Defines how the client may use the photographs, including any restrictions or limitations.
    • Release of Liability and Publication: Addresses the client's consent for the use and publication of the photographs.
    • Circumstances of Pet Disposition: Covers the handling of pets during the session, including any special circumstances or requests.
    • Accidental Waste: Addresses the responsibility for any accidental waste or damage caused by the pet during the session.
    • Pet History Disclosure: Requires clients to disclose any relevant information about their pet's history or behavior that may impact the session.
    • Preparation of Animal: Provides guidelines for preparing the pet for the session to ensure optimal results.
    • Control of Subjects: Specifies who will have control over the subjects during the session, ensuring a smooth photography process.
    • Property Release for the Animal: Obtains consent for the use of the pet's likeness in the photographs.
    • Completion Schedule: Sets expectations for the delivery timeline for the final edited photographs.
    • Rescheduling/Cancellation: Outlines the procedure and any fees associated with rescheduling or canceling the session.
    • Proofing: Allows clients the opportunity to review and approve the final images before delivery.
    • Artistic Rights: Preserves the photographer's artistic control over the final images.
  • And much more!

  • Please note that this contract does not include a print release or a pet questionnaire. For access to these items, we recommend purchasing our Pet/Animal Photography Contract Bundle.

    Ensure clarity, protection, and professionalism in your pet photography business with our comprehensive Pet Photography Contract.


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    Template in .doc for easy copy-paste 

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

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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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