Contracts, model releases + more.

Wedding Photography Essentials

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.

What makes our contracts different than others you may find?

  • All contracts at TheLawTog are lawyer-drafted
  • No recurring fees - just one time payment
  • Open in Word or Notepad. Fully customizable & editable template
  • Copy & paste into any online system or print for paper use
  • Click here to view our complete how-to contract guide
  • 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.

TheLawTog® is where I get all of my contracts. This is the only source that I recommend for photography contract templates.

Susan StriplingIndustry Leading Wedding Photographer

The Essential Wedding Photography Bundle

Custom drafting = approx $1350

Includes:

  • Wedding Contract
  • Model Release
  • Print Release

Wedding Contract

The wedding 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: services, retainer with liquidated damages, payment schedule, fees for late or missed payments, pre-wedding consultation and requests, cancellation, rescheduling, failure to perform, substitute photographer, exclusive photographers, intellectual property and creative license, copyright ownership, artistic discretion, permission to sell to third parties, safe working environment, cooperation of clients and guests, styling, meals and breaks, completion schedule, album design and production, photographer’s standard price list, travel and overage fees, client usage of photographs, venue guidelines, permits/fees and client responsibilities, limit of liability, indemnification, construction and severability, legal miscellany (attorneys fees, jurisdiction, venue, waiver, etc.), and notice.

Model Release

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.

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.

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

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