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.

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.

The Basic Contract

$288.50 savings*
  • Wedding Photography Contract
  • BONUS: Model Release
  • BONUS: Limited Release

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The Essentials Bundle

$808.50 savings*
  • Wedding Photography Contract
  • BONUS: Model Release
  • BONUS: Limited Release
  • Print Release
  • Second Shooter Agreement
  • Product Delivery Agreement

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The Ultimate Bundle

$980 savings*
  • Everything in The Essentials Bundle
  • Album Design Bundle

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


What makes our contracts different than others you may find?

  • All contracts at TheLawTog are Lawyer drafted
  • No recurring fees, one time and you're done!
  • Peace of mind as you protect your business
  • Use in any online system or print for paper use

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
Click the + for an in-depth description of what is included in each document.

The 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: 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!

(Included in The Basics, The Essentials & The Ultimate Bundle Set)

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.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 (Included in The Basics, The Essentials & 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 Essentials & The Ultimate Bundle Set)

Second Shooter Agreement

This agreement allows for peace of mind between the primary and secondary individuals as it outlines all the duties, responsibilities, payment, etc for a cohesive and successful relationship. (Included in The Essentials & The Ultimate Bundle Set)

Product Delivery Agreement

This agreement is to be signed by clients upon acceptance of products. It binds and reminds the client that by accepting the products all sales are final and no refunds will be given. (Included in The Essentials & The Ultimate Bundle Set)

Album Design Bundle

This outlines the procedures, ordering dates, design approvals, design modifications and applicable fees and/or costs that may be associated with changes beyond what is included in the collection /album sold.

Includes Timeline – Outlines the timeline for yourself and for clients on initial communications, reminders, deadlines, etc.

(Included in The Ultimate Bundle Set)

A La Carte

Because sometimes you just need a little more protection.
Wedding Photography Contract Templates for Photographers