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If you're expanding your team with associate photographers or videographers, or simply hiring second shooters to assist you on event days, this Associate Subcontractor Agreement is the most thorough and detailed contract on the market which will outline all of your policies and procedures, as well as standard legal language defining the independent contractor relationship, payment expectations, and more. Feel more secure and avoid difficult situations by ensuring you are protected and your entire team is on the same page. This download includes a free added bonus - a per project agreement to officially secure dates with lead associate photographers and/or videographers.

This digital download comes as a PDF with a link to your customizable Google doc along with instructions on how to use and implement it.

Associate + Second Shooter Subcontractor Agreement

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- Client Communications
- Payment Schedule
- Copyright + Use of Images
- Use of Equipment
- Date File Rentention
- Photographic Standards

- Confidentiality
- Non-Disclosure + Non-Compete
- Termination
- Sickness and Emergency Coverage
- Independent Contractor Status
- Cancellation and Rescheduling Policies


The free bonus (Lead Photography Day-Of Agreement) is a per project agreement officially securing the date and legally binding the associate to the photography job as described.

What's included


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