"Photography Contract Template"

What Is a Photography Contract?

A Photography Contract is a contract between a photographer and a client. The terms of the contact include details relating to payment, indemnification, responsibilities of the client and the photographer, the amount and quality of the photos. This contract ensures that the interests of the parties are secured legally.

You can create your own contract using our online form builder or download our free Photography Contract Template through the link below.

You can also use our templates of different types of Photography Contracts, including:

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How to Make a Photography Contract?

Usually, a general Photography Contract consists of the following parts:

  1. Information about the parties should be indicated;
  2. Scope of Work. This part contains information about the location, time of the photoshoot, number of working hours, the total number of photos that the photographer must send to the client, and the number of photos that have to be processed;
  3. Payment Terms. The total fee for the Photographer's services should be indicated. It consists of the non-refundable deposit due and the remaining balance due. The non-refundable deposit due is the sum of money which the photographer receives in any case, even if the client refuses to take a photo session. Regarding the remaining balance due, the photographer receives after providing the photos to the client and if they suit them;
  4. Work Product. This part contains information about the format, materials, and size of the photos;
  5. Indemnification. The form should state all of the photographer's compensation for any harm or loss;
  6. Duties of Client. This section states what the client is responsible for. For example, they should obtain all permissions necessary to take photos in certain areas such as churches, government buildings, etc.;
  7. Model Release. The client gives their permission or prohibits the photographer from using the photos for commercial purposes or advertising.
  8. Legal and Binding Contract. The Contract should be legal and binding between the parties;
  9. Governing Law and Jurisdiction. The contract should be governed by the law of the state;
  10. Signatures of the parties and the dates.
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Photography Contract
This ​ P hotography Contract (hereinafter referred to as the “Contract”) is entered into
as of _____________________ by and between ______________________________,
with a mailing address of ________________________________________________
_____________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Client”)
and ______________________________, with a mailing address of ______________
_____________________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the
“Photographer”), collectively referred to as the “Parties”, both of whom agree to be
bound by this Contract.
1. Scope of Work. ​ T his Contract is for services and products related to a photography
shoot (hereinafter referred to as the “Shoot”) that will take place at the following time
and location:
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
The Photographer agrees to provide no fewer than ______________ photos for the
Client, and is not required to provide more than this number of images.
The Photographer will perform basic post-processing or digital image editing services
on these photos where artistically necessary.
2. Fees. ​ T he total fee for the Photographer’s services shall be $__________________.
The non-refundable deposit due upon the execution of this contract shall be
$_________________ and the remaining balance due shall be $_________________.
If the Client cancels this Shoot for any reason, the non-refundable deposit will not be
returned to the Client. The remaining balance due must be paid in full no later than
______________ days after the Shoot detailed in Section 1.
3. Work Product. The Photographer will provide the photos to the Client within no
more than ______________ days the date of the Shoot:
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
M edium, format, materials, and sizes of the photos
Photography Contract
This ​ P hotography Contract (hereinafter referred to as the “Contract”) is entered into
as of _____________________ by and between ______________________________,
with a mailing address of ________________________________________________
_____________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Client”)
and ______________________________, with a mailing address of ______________
_____________________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the
“Photographer”), collectively referred to as the “Parties”, both of whom agree to be
bound by this Contract.
1. Scope of Work. ​ T his Contract is for services and products related to a photography
shoot (hereinafter referred to as the “Shoot”) that will take place at the following time
and location:
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
The Photographer agrees to provide no fewer than ______________ photos for the
Client, and is not required to provide more than this number of images.
The Photographer will perform basic post-processing or digital image editing services
on these photos where artistically necessary.
2. Fees. ​ T he total fee for the Photographer’s services shall be $__________________.
The non-refundable deposit due upon the execution of this contract shall be
$_________________ and the remaining balance due shall be $_________________.
If the Client cancels this Shoot for any reason, the non-refundable deposit will not be
returned to the Client. The remaining balance due must be paid in full no later than
______________ days after the Shoot detailed in Section 1.
3. Work Product. The Photographer will provide the photos to the Client within no
more than ______________ days the date of the Shoot:
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
M edium, format, materials, and sizes of the photos
4. Indemnification.
4.1. The Parties agree that the Photographer is under no obligation to capture any
specific moment or pose during the Shoot.
4.2. If the Photographer is unable to perform the services in this contract due to any
cause outside their control, the Client agrees to indemnify the Photographer for any
loss damage or liability; however, the Photographer will return in full all payments
made by the Client to the Photographer in relation to this Shoot.
4.3. The Client agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Photographer for any
liability, damage, or loss related to technological failure, including data loss.
4.4. The Client understands and agrees that the Photographer is not required to
maintain copies of the photos from this Shoot ______________ days after the photos
have been delivered to the Client.
4.5. The Client agrees to hold the Photographer harmless for any personal injury
which may occur as the Client poses or works with the Photographer.
5. Duty of Client. The Client will obtain all permissions necessary for the
Photographer to photograph at the Shoot. The Photographer has no duty to obtain
permission of reception centers, churches, buildings, properties, or other locations to
operate thereon. The Client understands and agrees that any failure to obtain these
permissions resulting in fines to the Photographer, or which prevent the Photographer
from photographing the event(s) is not the fault, liability, or responsibility of the
Photographer.
6. Exclusive Photographer. ​ T he Client agrees and understands that no other party
other than the Photographer may take pictures of any poses, lighting situations, or
setups made by the Photographer.
7. Model Release. The Client grants the Photographer the permission to use the
Client’s image or likeness in any and all forms of media for commercial purposes,
advertising, trade, personal use, or any and all other uses. The Photographer may sell
photos containing the Client’s likeness to third parties.
8. Legal and Binding Contract. This Contract is legal and binding between the
Parties as stated above. This Contract may be entered into and is legal and binding
both in the United States and throughout Europe. The Parties each represent that they
have the authority to enter into this Contract.
9. Governing Law and Jurisdiction. ​ T he Parties agree that this Contract shall be
governed by _______________________ law​ .
S tate
The Parties agree to the terms and conditions set forth above as demonstrated by their
signatures as follows:
CLIENT
PHOTOGRAPHER
Name: ​ _ ______________________
Name: ​ _ ______________________
Signed: ​ _ _____________________
Signed: ​ _ _____________________
Date: ________________________
Date: ________________________
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