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Making a Photography Contract

  • What is a Photography Contract?

    If you are a photographer, you can make and sign Photography Contracts in order to protect your business interests when you are planning to offer photography to clients. Signed by the photographer and the client, this essential contract helps define each party's respective expectations. Unlike the generic templates that you may find on another site, your Photography Agreement comes with the option of Document Defense®, so an On Call attorney can reach out on your behalf if you don't receive payment or experience any other problem.

  • Do I always need to make a Photography Contract?

    Even if you are being hired by a friend or family member, the Photography Contract is a document that should never be missed. These benefits might help to inform your decision to use one:

    • The photographer and client both know what they are responsible for
    • There is no confusion about compensation
    • There are no surprises about how long the engagement lasts

    Ultimately, if you opt not to use this document, neither party will get to experience the benefits that come along with having one in place.

  • What should a Photographer Contract include?

    Specific details to add are:

    • The client's full name and address
    • Payment, deposit, and cancellation information
    • Number of hours for capturing images and editing
    • Days the photographer has to present samples of the final proofs
    • Number of days either party has to correct issues
    • A decision on who will own the images

    As you would expect, Photography Contracts made with Rocket Lawyer also include the typical legalese with regard to the independent work relationship between the parties, confidentiality, liability for losses, and dispute resolution methods. While making your agreement, you'll also have the ability to designate which state will govern it. With the document tool, you are able to implement additional customization, as necessary.

  • How do I get a photography contract template online for free?

    As you plan to draft your document using Rocket Lawyer, please take in these directions. After asking a few questions about you, Rocket Lawyer will generate your Photography Contract. You can also have an On Call attorney review it after generating it. This route is often notably less expensive and less time-consuming than working with your average provider, whose legal fees will range from hundreds of dollars per hour to thousands in total.

    If you've got any particular concerns or questions before you begin, connect with an attorney. Also feel free to check out our larger collection of business legal documents.

  • Am I required to do anything else after creating a contract for photography?

    In order to make the contract legally binding, you and the client need to sign it. RocketSign® makes this process easy. As a best practice, be sure to provide a final copy of the signed agreement to the client. With a Rocket Lawyer membership, you also may make a copy, print, and save it as a Word document or PDF file as necessary.

  • Would Rocket Lawyer be able to check my Photography Agreement?

    Depending on who is asked, some lawyers will not even agree to review documents that they didn't author. A more favorable approach worth consideration is to request help from attorney services at Rocket Lawyer. By becoming a Premium member, you will be able to request advice from an experienced attorney or get answers to other questions about your Photography Agreement. As always, we're here for you.

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