Contracts, model releases + more.

Newborn Photography Essentials

Whether you’re capturing poses or lifestyle shots, newborn photoshoots can be full of surprises. From organizing props to cleaning messes, involving siblings to showcasing parents, the process can be intimidating.

At the same time, capturing the love between families and their new babies is a rewarding experience.

That’s why we offer an affordable Newborn Bundle tailored to professionals just like you. Our team of lawyers and photographers at TheLawTog® develop, review, and approve every contract and release form.

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 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 is exactly what I needed to get my business started!!

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Newborn Photography Contract Templates

The Essential

Newborn Portrait Bundle

Custom drafting = approx $1350


  • Newborn Contract
  • Model Release
  • Print Release

The Newborn Contract

The Booking photography contract covers the pertinent areas any photography business owners should have to cover themselves legally and creates the relationship with the client.

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

Model Release

Allows the client to easily and legally give permission for use of their images for marketing and portfolio purposes. 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. It also releases any claims the client may have to future compensation for use of images. This download includes two model releases:

General Release: includes language covering adults and minors
Limited Release: includes options to allow the client to limit the use of their images by the photographer

Print Release

A print release form is an agreement between you and your client. This template gives your client permission to print and share images for personal use. It does not permit them to use images for commercial use or other reasons.

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

Belly and Beyond Contract


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