Portrait Photographer Contract


If you’ve been looking for the ultimate legal Swiss Army knife for your photography arsenal, this is it. Before you pack your bag for your next photo shoot, be sure to send this done-for-you legal document ahead of time so your clients are prepared for all that’s ahead. This contract template was designed by me–a photographer and an attorney–to help make life a little easier (and headache-free) as you navigate your portrait photography business - whether you're photographing a family session, maternity, newborn, a smaller event, or simply headshots. From families to newborn, birthday parties and showers inbetween, I’ve been there before, made the mistakes, and learned the rule of law so you don’t have to. This contract covers all the basics you’ll need to be legally covered–before, during, and after your shoot.

How It Works

You’ll get instant access to this digital download as a PDF containing a link to a Google Doc, which you can copy or download and easily customize to suit your brand. In addition, you’ll receive attorney-approved instructions on how to put this contract into practice.

Clauses Included

Names of Parties to the Agreement
Identification of Client
Session Date
Session Location
Services Collection
Non-Refundable Session Fee
Payment Schedule
Price Guarantee for 14 Days
A La Carte Menue Option
No Permission to Exchange, Subtract From, Downgrade, or Swap Out the Services Collection
Late Fees
Travel Fees
Outstanding Payments
Delivery of Images
Not Responsible for Lifespan of Digital media
Archive of up to one year
Re-Delivery Fee
Prints and Products
Artistic Style of Images
Format and Processing of Images
Weather Conditions
Restrictions Related to Backgrounds, Guests, and Lighting Conditions
Retouching of Images
Additional Re-Editing Fee
Agent Communications
Right to Exclusivity
Harassment and Safety
Usage of Images
Photographer’s Use of Images
Third Party Use of Images
Social Media Policy
Copyright Notice
Model Release
Weather Policies
Rescheduling Fee
Cancellation by Photographer
Force Majeure
Termination of Agreement
Entire Agreement
Signature Blocks

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–Instant access to your template in Google Doc format
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–Detailed, easy instructions to implement your addendum: Just copy and paste as needed!
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Portrait Photographer Contract


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