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.
Rachel Brenke is an active practicing lawyer for photographers who intimately understands laws that impact people just like you — making TheLawTog the best solution for your photography contract templates.
She knows the proper legal and strategic items to include in your contract so you’re protected + offering customer service + setting expectations.
This portrait agreement covers all of the pertinent areas any photography business owner should have to cover themselves legally for a portrait photography session and creates the relationship with the client.
Includes provisions such as: coverage, payment schedule, completion schedule, rescheduling/cancellation, proofing, artistic rights, etc.
A model release is a legal release typically signed by the subject of a photograph granting permission to publish the photograph in one form or another. This form also releases any claims the client may have to future compensation for use of images. The download includes two model releases (general and limited).
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.
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.
Use payment plans as an “ace in the sleeve” way to make larger sales with your clients. By having a payment plan contract, authorization to charge, and guidance – you’ll be set to start taking larger amounts of money while servicing your clients
You can read all of the current terms here: thelawtog.com/terms
Here is a cliff notes for you:
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.