Is your photography business legal?

or are you just pretending it is?

I was where you are right now.

Overwhelmed. Stressed. Just needing a helping hand!

See – I started my photography business while I was in law school, pregnant, and with a small child in tow.  

As if that wasn’t difficult enough, my active-duty military husband was deployed. So effectively, I was single-handedly managing home and business.

Even when he was back, we were constantly moving! In fact: we have moved 5 different times in the past few years, and all those times I’ve had to re-start my business all over again!

But I knew how to efficiently and successfully do this. To spend more time on photography and family – than yucky legal stuff.

And I’m always giving presentations on these topics of photography alongside the very best photography educators in the world like: WPPI, Susan Stripling, Sue Bryce, CreativeLive and more!

Today I have 5 small children, I’m a working lawyer with an MBA – and owner of two photography studios.

But best of all, I use systems that allow me to spend time with my family and protect what I have built.

Basically, I’m the only lawyer-photographer with a proven record, and legitimate credentials to help you kick start your ENTIRE business into high gear.

BizRevamp® is the ONLY legal & business webcourse for photographers!

Whether you’re new or have been in business awhile – we can all use a little revamp! This course goes over the legal, biz, pricing, and planning that your photography business needs.

Note: This course is for educational purposes only. No lawyer/client relationship is created and individualized legal advice is not given.


You are enrolling for the self study option. 

What You'll Learn

Click the + for an in-depth description of each segment taught in this course.

Business Formation

Learn the types of business structures, get recommendations on what is best for photographers and steps on how to form the appropriate structure.

Your options for forming a legal photo biz –broken down and simplified– so you can confidently choose the best option for YOU. (And finally move forward, grow, and focus on what you really love!)

The Bare Minimum legal business set-up that keeps the government at bay and still gives you some liability protection.
If you’re taking any sort of money, you need this right now! (It’s perfect if you’re still in the “hobby” stage and aren’t quite ready to jump in feet first!)

And what’s my specific business recommendation for the best biz formation with great liability protection, tax benefits, and easiest maintenance? Find out inside.

Plus, get everything you need, including simple instructions on how to actually set up your business and how to avoid fees, fines, and legal issues!

(Best part: this stuff gets easy once you know what to do!)


Learn the types of taxes that you need to be aware of, how to organize, plan, and save for them! Plus: Learn tips on tax strategies to save money!

Quickly grasp the taxes and rules that you as a photographer need to be aware of (in an easy-to-understand format) –so you can operate within the law, and not get burned with fees and fines!

Now you can easily file your own taxes or submit them to a tax professional to do it for you. (And when you do submit to a tax pro, you’ll save tons of cash because you’re making their life way easier!

Plus, you’ll know enough to walk in their office and know exactly what to ask.)

And – know when to hire an employee vs an independent contractor (or vice versa) -and how to not cross the line from one to the other!

It’s immensely important because the tax rules drastically change …but you’ll get all the info to make smart decisions fast and with no surprises!

Insurance & Retirement

Identify the insurance types needed and choose the proper retirement plan for your business plan.

The types of insurance policies you might need as a photographer -now you can weigh your options and be covered in case anything happens (and NOT have to spend buckets of cash on coverage you don’t need!)

Discover the minimum coverage you need as you’re just starting out as well as what’s required when you have employees or a studio!

(It’s your go-to resource you’ll come back to again and again as your business grows and changes!)

Retirement plan information broken down simply to understand, whether you’re ready to jump into saving now, or need to make a plan to initiate savings.

Plans presented that allow you to start saving sooner and that suit your budget and long-term plan.

Legal Direction

Learn about contracts, copyright, trademark and other legal necessities straight from the go-to resource!

Get the details on how to use your portrait agreement, model release, print release, and other biz forms to fully protect yourself and your images!

(And how to use them to run a hyper-efficient photo biz that totally thrills your clients!)

Uncover the different provisions you need in order to have a solid contract.

(Plus, you’ll “get” this stuff with such clarity that you’ll be able to fully explain your contract to your client!

Pro Tip: that’s how to instantly gain authority and book those clients faster!)

How to obliterate most copyright infringement and “client expectation” headaches before they even start! And then what to do if they do cross the line.

Understanding portrait contract provisions so that you can best use them for customer service and to accurately explain to your clients!

Business Planning

You will finally have a plan and direction after learning about creating a business plan easily and confidently!

Uncover where you’re bleeding money right now and how to fix it! (Most biz owners struggle with this, but with BizRevamp, you can get this stuff in a snap!)

How to quickly evaluate all your costs and goals so you can confidently fine-tune all your pricing and create a strong business plan.

Pricing & Sales

Accurately learn to lay and implement the foundation needed for setting up pricing appropriately. My step-by-step guide to creating collections and packages so that the client sees VALUE and wants to pay your prices!

Accurately learn to lay and implement the foundation needed for setting up pricing appropriately.

My step-by-step guide to creating collections and packages so that the client sees VALUE and wants to pay your prices!
(The secret lies in leveraging the power of consumer psychology.)

Learn strategies to allowing your clients feel they are making the buying decisions while you help to guide them to purchase in the monetary range you want and NEED them to.

What's Included

On Demand Video Lessons

Videos so you can quickly go through, understand, and absorb the material – given weekly with study halls built in for maximum impact!

Printable handouts, checklists, and worksheets

… so you know exactly what to do to take action and super-charge your business.

On-The-Go Access

View all the videos on your smart phone or internet-enabled tablet for on-the-go!

Transcripts & Downloads

Plus, download full video transcripts and audio files (so you can listen in your car!)

LifeTime Access

and you’re even getting LIFETIME ACCESS so you can learn at your own pace, without any rush, and you can take a break if something comes up.

Private Community

Inclusion in a private community with other students and photographers like yourself.

I want to join the thousands of others who have revamped their photography biz!

As a valued TheLawTog member, enroll in BizRevamp now to receive up to $200 off the registration fee.

Hi there!

I'm Rachel Brenke

In case we havent met before …

I am a licensed attorney in Virginia, Texas and with the Supreme Court of the United States (Yes!!).  I also have an MBA with an emphasis in marketing.   I also have over a decade experience of getting small business owners from zero to SIX AND SEVEN FIGURE businesses.

You’ve probably seen me at CreativeLive and WPPI. Or sharing virtual stage space with Sue Bryce, Amanda Holloway, Susan Stripling and more!

​Over 150,000 entrepreneurs have signed up for my email list and thousands of them have taken this course before you.

​You can find testimonials on this page of photographers who came to me desperate for help and left with specific, actionable advice that completely transformed their business and their lives.

I want to join the thousands of others who have revamped their photography biz!

As a valued TheLawTog member, enroll in BizRevamp now to receive up to $200 off the registration fee.

Two thumbs up for The Law Tog workshops! I found the Biz Revamp webcourse to be an excellent investment for my business. The course, coupled with Rachel’s feedback, was timely and effective. Biz Revamp is a great option no matter what stage your business is in.

SarahBizRevamp Student

I knew that 2017 was the year to get serious about my photography business but I quite literally was paralyzed because I didn’t know where to start. On a whim, I signed up for Rachel’s Biz Revamp class and very intentionally followed the lessons and implemented her checklist.

I very quickly got up and running and have had a successful process ever since. I cannot express how worth the investment it was. I 100% recommend this if you need a logical process to follow to get going quickly and legally.

AndreaBizRevamp Student


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