Photography Contracts, model releases + more.

General Portrait Photography Essentials

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 photography contract templates tailored to professionals just like you.

TheLawTog’s General Portrait contracts  are great for those who photograph multiple types of photography, family, maternity, children, etc.  

What you need to know about our contracts

  • Lawyer-drafted. Photographer approved.
  • No recurring fees - just one time payment.
  • Open in a doc editing program (such as word or notepad).
  • Copy & paste into any online system or print for paper use.
  • Fully customizable template to suit your business needs.
  • Peace of mind as you protect your business.
  • Click here to view our complete how-to contract guide.

Rachel Brenke and our team of lawyers are actively practicing law in the field of photography and entrepreneurship. 

They understand laws that impact people just like you — making TheLawTog the best solution for your photography contract templates.


The Essential General Portrait Bundle

Custom drafting = approx $1350

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 and creates the relationship with the client.

Includes provisions such as: retainer with liquidated damages, payment schedule, cancellation, rescheduling, late arrivals, location and travel, styling, completion schedule, use of independent contractor, photographic materials defined, artistic rights, copyright ownership, creative control, products included and additional purchases, gallery proofing, cooperation, control of subjects to be photographed, photo/video during session, failure to perform, substitute photographer, standard price list, indemnification and liability, legal miscellany (attorneys fees, jurisdiction, venue, waiver, etc.), and notice.

2 Model Releases + minor add on language

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).

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.

*This savings is calculated based on a $450 hourly drafting rate. Estimations may vary by jurisdiction.

Photography Release Bundle
Release of Liability Waiver
Photography Print Release
Model Release Forms


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