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School & Sports Teams Photography Essentials

These tools are intended for the photographer who will be doing business with schools, daycares, church events, etc for headshot/yearbook like photographs.  

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

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.

The Basic School Contract

$289 savings*
$149
  • School Photography Contract
  • BONUS: Model Release


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The Essentials School Bundle

$483 savings*
$249
  • School Photography Contract
  • BONUS: Model Release
  • Print Release


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Purchase

The Basic Team Sports Contract

$289 savings*
$149
  • Team Sports Photography Contract
  • BONUS: Model Release


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PURCHASE

The Essentials Team Sports Bundle

$483 savings*
$249
  • Team Sports Photography Contract
  • BONUS: Model Release
  • Print Release


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Purchase

*This savings is calculated based on a $325 hourly drafting rate. Estimations may vary by jurisdiction.

We offer an affordable School Portrait Photography Contracts tailored to professionals just like you.

Our team of lawyers and photographers at TheLawTog® develop, review, and approve every contract and release form.

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

Protecting your photography business and outlining expectations to photography clients is a critical aspect to success.
Click the + for an in-depth description of what is included in each document.

School Portrait Photography Contract

This agreement outlines all the responsibilities and policies between photographer and a school for student and teacher photographs. Can also be used for daycares, church groups, etc. Provisions cover original dates, reschedules, make-ups, re-takes, and more!

(Included in The Basics & The Ultimate Bundle Set)

Model Release (General & limited)

These releases allows clients to easily and legally give permission for use of their images for marketing and portfolio purposes.

(Included in The Ultimate Bundle Set)

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.

(Included in The Ultimate Bundle Set)

Sports Team Photography Contract

This agreement outlines all the responsibilities and policies between photographer and a sports organization for photography of team and individual pictures.

Provisions include: Retainer (if applicable), Payment, Cancellation, Contract Period, Rescheduling, Late Arrivals, Relay of Information, Photography Scheduling, Retake Photography Scheduling, Team Photographs, Completion Schedule, Photographic, Materials (in person or gallery proofs), Artistic Rights, Reproductions, Copyright, Client Usage, Social Media, Sole Photographer, Substitute Photographer, and more!

If bundles aren't for you, or if you prefer to buy each piece separately you can snag them here.

Protecting your business with clear and comprehensive contracts is non-negotiable.

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.

The Details

Quick Contract Details
How-To Guide & FAQs
Disclaimer
Terms

 

  • One-Time Investment. Long-Term Use.
  • Lawyer-Drafted. Photographer – Approved.
  • Unlimited Uses.
  • Use Any Online System Or Print For Use.
  • Immediate Download Editable File.
  • Edit To Suit Your Needs.

 

To view our full how-to guide CLICK HERE

 

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.

 

Can I edit these? 

Yes! As you go through you fill in the blanks, as well as you can edit for your jurisdiction and business needs.

 

What extension do these files come in?

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.

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