Legal Guides for Photographers

With a library of teaching guides to choose from you will learn everything you need to know about intellectual property, relocating a business, how to form a business and prevention.

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Business Prevention Toolkit

You work extremely hard to build your business—late nights, weekend shoots, and time away from your family. But it only takes an instant for something to go wrong. From natural disasters to medical emergencies, an unexpected event can quickly destroy everything you’ve worked for. 

Even if you know the ins and outs of running your business, you still need to prepare for the unknowns. Without a safety net, your business can collapse, resulting in less money, more stress, an overflowing inbox, unhappy clients, and unpaid bills.  

You need to prepare for the worst, so your business can run at its best. But how?  

Previously, if you wanted a detailed understanding of how to protect your photography business, the information was scattered across thousands of articles and websites. 

With this kit, you’ll learn how to: 

  • Safely back up your information
  • Protect your equipment with the best insurance coverage
  • Move forward in case of an emergency
  • Hire your spouse as an employee or business partner
  • Prevent disability from interfering with your business
  • Sell or dissolve your business
  • Split up assets in case of a divorce
What's Included
What it covers

What’s included in the Oh Snap! Toolkit: 

  • 23-page packet of fillable PDF worksheets
  • Over 50 pages of legal  must-knows about starting a company, protecting your business rights during a marriage, hiring your spouse, handling death and divorce, managing disability, buying and selling your business, declaring bankruptcy, safeguarding against natural disasters, and closing your doors
  • Little black book for contact information (CPA, lawyer, landlord, insurance etc.) 
  • Expense tracker 
  • Itemized list of labs, passwords, and logins 
  • Place to store bank account information 
  • Log for social media accounts and passwords 
  • Payment, gallery, and cloud back-up services list 
  • Recurring investments your family can expect 
  • Basic list of protections 

This kit compiles the following information:  

  • Business name 
  • Sales Tax ID 
  • Business structure and related documents 
  • Business address and phone number 
  • Website (including Cpanel and admin access) 
  • Social media platform logins 
  • Insurance policy numbers, deductible, and coverage 
  • Landlord and realtor contact information 
  • Professional Services (lawyer, CPA, financial advisor) contact information, payment schedule 
  • Business property list, computer equipment, and regular equipment (items, serial numbers, value per unit, replacement cost, last date of repair or servicing) 
  • Lab/Product List (category, description, quantity, last date used, units remaining) 
  • Overhead expenses 
  • Passwords and logins as needed 
  • Bank account information (account numbers, routing information, minimum amount required, card numbers, deposit information, etc.) 
  • Credit card information (account numbers, etc.) 
  • Payment services (username, password, accounting level, payment amount, date of payment, credentials, API keys) 
  • Investments (recurring transfers, funding accounts, amount, funding date) 

An Intellectual Property Defense Kit

Protecting intellectual property is a real and serious necessity for business owners in this digital age. The idea that anything posted online is “fair game” to be used by others is the result of misconceptions and misunderstanding of intellectual property laws and respect for the creators.

With DefendIt, an intellectual property defense kit, intellectual property creators become equipped with information to protect their creations, as well as the steps and legal forms needed to defend intellectual property rights.

Included is a lawyer-created ebook filled with legal and business knowledge on topics of:

  • trademarks
  • copyrights
  • unauthorized usage of images

The ebook is accompanied with lawyer-drafted legal documents such as:

  • DMCA Take Down Notice template
  • Cease and Desist template
  • Invoice for Commercial Use
  • Letter for accompaniment with the invoice

A Business Formation Guide

Setting up your business with the proper knowledge of legalities and strategic choices is of real importance to the protection of your photography business.

With BizForm, a business formation guide, you will be equipped with the knowledge needed to make smart and strategic business decisions for your photography business formation. 

We understand that it is probably best to talk to an attorney about doing this for you – but with this guide you will learn how to form your own business and make the decisions only you, the owner, can make.  

Also, it gives you an idea of questions to ask an attorney PLUS it can (potentially) lead to a smaller legal bill in the end!

Should you not want to go the route of hiring an attorney, the guide will equip you with the information needed to file your own formation paperwork with the proper state government.

  • Trademark 101
  • How to register your trademark
  • Trademark usage
  • Tips for enforcement against infringers
  • Other necessities

A Relocation Guide for Moving Your Photography Business

Setting up your business with the proper knowledge of legalities and strategic choices is of real importance to the relocation of your photography business.

With RELOCATEit, a business relocation guide, you will be equipped with the knowledge needed to make smart and strategic business decisions for your photography business relocation.

In fact, we (Rachel and a few of the other military spouse attorneys here at TheLawTog®) have relocated over..and over…and over.  This guide is the resource we wish we had when we were moving – instead of having to figure it out on our own.  (i.e. getting that notice from a state when you forgot to file or update something! eek!)

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