Wedding Photography Contract

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Whether you’re starting out, shooting for free, or an experienced professional, legal protection is extremely important. 

That’s why we offer affordable wedding contracts tailored to photographers just like you. Our team of lawyers and photographers at TheLawTog® develop, review, and approve every contract.

Every contract template we provide is easy to edit and should be tailored to reflect business policies and laws in your state.

This download includes the Wedding Contract and 2 bonus model releases! 

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Shooting a wedding can be intimidating. You only get one chance to capture the big day.

From social media usage to venue guidelines, travel requirements to rescheduled events, there are a lot of moving parts. Not to mention, expectations (and stress levels) are high.

As an unforgettable celebration, weddings must be treated with the utmost legal care. Which means, legal protection as a wedding photographer is non-negotiable.

Whether you’re starting out, shooting for free, or an experienced professional, legal protection is extremely important. Consulting with couples and clearly outlining expectations is critical to your success.

That’s why we offer affordable wedding contracts tailored to photographers just like you. Our team of lawyers and photographers at TheLawTog® develop, review, and approve every contract.

We think this is a pretty awesome combo—legal expertise and photographer know-how.

While you can obtain a wedding contract through a non-photographer lawyer, it may not be the best option. Since our templates were created by—and for—photographers, they are typically more comprehensive.

Every contract template we provide is easy to edit and should be tailored to reflect business policies and laws in your state.

In fact, industry leading wedding photographer Susan Stripling says “TheLawTog® is where I get all of my contracts.  This is the only source that I recommend for photography contract templates.”

This download includes the Wedding Contract and 2 bonus model releases! 

Wedding Contract – The wedding photography contract covers the pertinent areas any photography business owners should have to cover themselves legally for a wedding.

Includes provisions such as:

  • non-refundable retainer (with liquidated damages language)
  • payment schedule
  • late fees for late or missed payments
  • pre-wedding consultation preference
  • cancellation
  • rescheduling
  • photographic materials included/defined
  • artist right of discretion for images
  • copyright and reproductions (whether selling digitals or not)
  • client usage of images
  • social media usage from photographer social media pages
  • safe-working environment
  • cooperation of clients and guests
  • exclusive photographer clause
  • failure to perform
  • substitute/backup photographer
  • incorporation of standard price list
  • meals provided for photography team
  • breaks provided for photography team
  • venue guidelines and responsibility of client
  • completion schedule
  • travel and overage fees
  • indemnification
  • and other legal miscellany!

 

BONUS: Model Releases

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.a

The download includes two model releases:

#1 General Release includes language covering adults and minors

#2 Limited Release includes options to allow the client limit the use of their images by the photographer

Includes language for adults and minors!

 

When it comes to premium photography gigs, you need quality contracts. Our lawyer-drafted, photographer-approved wedding contracts are a must-have investment.

They’re an affordable way to not only protect your business but establish yourself as a credible wedding photographer. In short, they’re the icing on the wedding cake.

 

FAQs

  • Are these good for outside of the United States? These are general contract templates drafted on United States contract principles – you can view the entire explanation HERE of how to utilize these from state-to-state and outside of the United States.
  • How do I use these contracts? Download, Amend and Copy/Paste into application or program that you want for electronic use.
  • I don’t see my question – View more support documents or contact support here

 

File Information

All contracts come as Microsoft Word document files.

  • Typically opened in Microsoft Word BUT they can be opened a variety of ways without Microsoft Word, such as through Note Pad, Text Edit, Google Docs. Keep in mind – opening in these systems may not show the color coding – just be mindful of notes that we have placed in the contract to help you fill it out.
  • Tutorial: If you do NOT have Word, press/hold control + click on the file.  A pop up will come up. Choose “Open with” and select the program you want to use.
  • Google Docs Tutorial:  Select File Upload in Google docs.   Choose your downloaded Word doc.  Open it in Google Drive (if you want to edit).
  • Please note: An alternate version of the contract will not be sent. Compatibility and accessibility is responsibility of the user.

You know you need to protect your businessbecause, well, you value it right?

But have no clue where to start?

Click here to see our how-to guide on using TheLawTog’s contracts. 

You can read all of the current terms here.

Here is a cliff notes for you:

  • No refunds/exchanges on digital products
  • There is an expiration date on email links – but you can log into www.thelawtog.com/my-account/ to get your products
  • Don’t be a jerk – protect the intellectual property you just paid money for and don’t share!

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