Second Shooter Photographer Agreement

What’s better than tag-teaming a wedding day with your favorite second shooter? Regardless of how well you know each other, it’s always a good idea to have a solid independent contractor agreement in place before you shoot together. The Second Shooter Agreement is the most thorough and detailed contract on the market. The best part? It’s designed just for wedding photographers. The contract 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. If you’ve not yet ready to grow an associate team, this contract works well for one-time and consistent second shooters, and when you're ready to grow, it will work well alongside the Associate Photographer Contract.
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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 Studio
Identification of Photographer
Identity of Client
Photography Job Details
Scope of Services
As-Needed Services Term
Deadline for delivery of photos to Studio
No Guarantee of Work
Description of Services
Photography Quality
Delivery of Compensation
Invoice Requirement
Event Hourly Rate
Training/ Shadowing Hourly Rate
Travel Rates
No Pay for Meetings, Team-Building, and Educational Opportunities
Cancellation by Photographer
Cancellation Fee
No Assignment
Behavior Policy
Raw File Retention
Equipment and Business Insurance
Communications with Client
Non-Use of Images
Strictest Confidence
Survival of Confidentiality Obligation
Significant Value
Termination for Cause
Equitable Remedies
Supervision and Inspection
Force Majeure
No Employment
No Authority to Bind Studio
No Payroll Taxes
Fringe Benefits
Workers’ Compensation
Unemployment Insurance
Declaration by Photographer
No Waiver of Rights
No Assignment
Choice of Law
Attorney Fees
Entire Agreement
Facsimile Signature
Signature Blocks

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Second Shooter Photographer Agreement


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