Contracts, model releases + more.

Senior Photography Essentials

Senior photos are a big deal. They’re not just another school picture. They celebrate a huge milestone for high school graduates while boosting their self-esteem.

As senior portraits become more elaborate, the process can be increasingly overwhelming for photographers. From contracts and release forms, to social media usage and printing rights, the complexities are intimidating.

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.

Industry-leading photographer Amanda Holloway endorses TheLawTog® by saying

“Rachel Brenke [and team] are my legal touchstone. Without her, I would not be able to protect my business or intellectual property in a way that I can be sure will stand up in court. I’m so glad that she’s on my team!”

The Essential Senior Portrait Bundle

Custom drafting = approx $1350


  • Contract
  • Model Release (General + Limited)
  • Print Release

Senior Photography Contract

This agreement includes provisions such as retainer, payment, cancellation, rescheduling, late arrivals, adult presence, completion schedule, yearbook and other senior event deadlines, photographic materials defined, artistic rights, copyright ownership by Photographer, adult participation in communications, photography and videography, yearbook information, creative control, use of Independent Contractor, failure to perform, substitute photographer, incorporation of a standard price list, travel and overage fees, and other legal miscellany.

Model Release (General & Limited)

Allows 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

Readily customizable and can be included with digital file orders to outline permissions and restrictions. 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 reemphasizes copyright laws.

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


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