contracts

a variety of contracts for wedding & portrait photographers created by professional lawyers

wedding photography contract - $479

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

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



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destination wedding contract - $399

Includes provisions such as:


Protecting your photography business and outlining expectations to photography clients is a critical aspect to success.

As a wedding photographer, you need legal protection whether you’re starting out, shooting for free or have been in business for years. Weddings are a once-in-a-life-time event (for most) and you should treat it with the utmost legal care.

TheLawTog®’s contracts are lawyer-drafted, photographer-approved, and used by many industry leaders for legal protection.

This destination wedding photography contract covers pertinent areas a photography business owner should have to cover themselves legally for a destination wedding.

  • meals & breaks for photography team
  • completion schedule
  • album design & production
  • travel and overage fees
  • travel requirements (reservations, limitations, etc.)
  • communication requirements during travel
  • incorporation of standard price list
  • venue guidelines and responsibility of client
  • limit of liability
  • indemnification
  • construction & severability
  • legal miscellany (attorneys fees, jurisdiction, venue, waiver, etc.)
  • notice



  • services
  • retainer with liquidated damages
  • payment schedule
  • late fees for late or missed payments
  • pre-wedding consultation & requests
  • cancellation
  • rescheduling
  • failure to perform
  • substitute photographer
  • exclusive photographer & photographer team
  • intellectual property & creative license
  • artistic discretion
  • copyright ownership
  • permission to sell photos to third parties
  • client usage of images
  • safe working environment
  • cooperation of clients and guests
  • styling


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mini session contract - $479

includes legal must haves:

Mini-Session Contract - This portrait agreement covers all of the pertinent areas any photography business owner should have to cover themselves legally for a portrait photography session. 


  • limitations on scope of photographic services due to nature of "mini"
  • products included in session
  • all monies paid up front
  • all monies non-refundable if client fails to show or cancels
  • limitations on number of photographed individuals
  • booking, payment, reschedule & cancellation
  • late arrivals & weather schedules
  • styling
  • photographic materials & artistic rights
  • additional purchases
  • cooperation
  • photography & videography restrictions
  • failure to perform
  • substitute photographer
  • indemnification & liability
  • legal miscellany



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General Portrait Photography Contract - $479

includes legal must haves:

Portrait Contract - This portrait agreement covers all of the pertinent areas any photography business owner should have to cover themselves legally for a portrait photography session.

  • booking and payment
  • cancellation
  • rescheduling/late arrivals
  • location & travel
  • styling
  • completion schedule
  • use of independent contractor
  • photographic materials & artistic rights
  • products included & additional purchases
  • cooperation
  • photography & videography restrictions
  • failure to perform
  • substitute photographer
  • photographer's standard price list
  • indemnification & liability
  • legal miscellany



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Associate Photographer Contract Bundle - $499

This all-inclusive Associate Photographer contract bundle includes:


From assignment duties and use of equipment, to copyrights and portfolio usage, the complexities of teaming up with a photographer are intimidating.

However, teaming up with other photographers is a great way to grow your photography business.

If you plan to hire a primary photographer for an event, such as a wedding, it is essential to complete an Associate Photographer Contract.

That’s why we offer an affordable Associate Photographer Contract Bundle tailored to professionals just like you. Our team of lawyers and photographers at TheLawTog® developed, reviewed, and approved the legal documents needed to protect the relationship.   
We think this is a pretty awesome combo—legal expertise and photographer know-how.

The Associate Photographer contract establishes clear rules and expectations between the Company and photographer. It gives you peace of mind by eliminating the unknowns. 

  • All-in-one contract - to cover the provisions listed above plus Copyright Transfer, Non-Solicitation of your clients and Non-Competition*.
  • Includes legal provisions - Also includes these needed provisions: assignment duties, cancellation, confidentiality, copyrights, duration, insurance, liability indemnification, payment, position, relationship, reproduction, use of equipment, and more!
  • 2 contracts - It comes with two different documents based on their status- employee or independent contractor Download includes guide outlining when to use which.



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Photography Mentorship Contract - $399

Are you offering photography mentorship?

This is a great way to giveback to the industry and help others BUT you need to protect yourself!

You’re offering a service. You’re sharing private information. You’re needing protection.

This contract outlines a mentor/mentee relationship. It binds both parties to responsibilities and outlines expectations. The focus can be photography, processing, business, or whatever you want. There are portions to include the scope of the mentorship.

Provisions are provided to define the relationship, provide mentor indemnification, non-disclosure, non-compete, copyright information, and more!


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Second Shooter Contract Bundle - $499

From assignment duties and use of equipment, to copyrights and portfolio usage, the complexities of teaming up with a second photographer are intimidating.

At the same time, if you’ve photographed a wedding or large-scale event, you know this partnership is crucial to your success. If you plan to hire (or be hired as) a second photographer for an event such as a wedding, it is essential to complete a Second Shooter Contract.

That’s why we offer an affordable Second Shooter Contract tailored to professionals just like you. Our team of lawyers and photographers at TheLawTog® developed, reviewed, and approved this contract.

The second shooter contract establishes clear rules and expectations between the primary and secondary photographer. It gives you peace of mind by eliminating the unknowns. 


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This all-inclusive Second Photographer contract bundle includes:



  • All-in-one contract - to cover the provisions listed below plus Copyright Transfer, Non-Solicitation of your clients and Non-Competition*.
  • Includes legal provisions - Also includes these needed provisions: assignment duties, cancellation, confidentiality, copyrights, duration, insurance, liability indemnification, payment, position, relationship, reproduction, use of equipment, and more!
  • 2 contracts - It comes with two different documents based on their status- employee or independent contractor Download includes guide outlining when to use which.



COVID-19 Legal Document Bundle - $499

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COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in everyone’s plans – and that definitely means legal issues for photographers. We specifically developed this bundle to help aid you in this time!

Want to snag all of our COVID-19 specific contract template forms and checklists? We’ve put them all into this one bundle for you!

  • Rescheduling Addendum
  • Ala Carte Force Majeure Provision
  • Reopening Checklist
  • Reopening Procedures Notice Template
  • Cancellation of Contract
  • Covid-Specific Liability Waiver
  • Acknowledgement of COVID Cancellation and Reschedule
  • Vaccine Client Email Template
  • Day-Of Questionnaire
  • COVID-19 Specific Provisions



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meet the lawyer behind the contracts

Rachel Brenke

Rachel Brenke (TheLawTog), Is an active practicing lawyer for photographers, a multi-industry business owner and photographer herself. She has a desire to help all photographers who desire for photography to not only be their passion, but their profession and to be legally protected. She believes that legal protection helps each individual photography business AND the industry as a whole.

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