Photography Contract Template
This photography agreement is between [Sender.Company] (hereafter referred to as “Photographer” or “the Photographer”) and [Client.FirstName][Client.LastName] (hereafter referred to as “Client”).
Scope of work
[Sender.Company] agrees to provide photography services at (insert event name or description i.e. "Smith Wedding") (hereinafter referred to as “shoot” or “the shoot”) to [Client.FirstName][Client.LastName] in consideration of payment provided pursuant to the terms of this photography services contract.
Location of services: (insert address of photoshoot location)
Date: ( insert date of photo shoot MM.DD.YYYY)
Time: (insert time of photo shoot 00:00 AM/PM)
The Photographer agrees to provide no fewer than (insert number) proofs for the Client to view after the shoot and is not required to provide more than this number of images. The selection of images delivered to the Client is left to the discretion of the Photographer.
The Client shall assist and cooperate with Photographer in obtaining the desired photographs, including but not limited to specifying persons and/or scenes to be photographed, taking time to pose for photographs at the Photographer's direction, pre-shoot consultations, etc. The Photographer is not responsible for photographs not taken as the result of the Client's failure to provide reasonable cooperation or assistance.
After the event, the Photographer will perform basic post-processing or digital image editing services on these photos where artistically necessary. The final photographs will be delivered no more than (insert number of days) days after the shoot.
The Client will receive photos via digital download/DVD/USB Drive with print release for personal use. Digital download/DVD/USB Drive includes images for printing and may be used on social media or email. The Client understands that when publishing photos online, the client will not edit the photos in any way.
In consideration of the photography services provided by the Photographer, the Client agrees to pay the sum of $(insert dollar amount). A non-refundable deposit totaling 50% (fifty percent) of the total price of the photography services is due upon the signing of this contract. If the Client cancels the Shoot for any reason, the non-refundable deposit will not be returned to the Client.
Any remaining balance must be paid in full no later than the photography services date. If the Client chooses to purchase photo prints or other products separately after the Shoot, payment for those products is due immediately upon delivery.
The Client agrees that Photographer shall be the sole and exclusive photographer for the events specified in this photography services contract. The Client agrees and understands that no party other than Photographer may take pictures of any poses, lighting situations, or setups made by the Photographer.
Photographer will deliver proofs of photos to the Client no more than thirty days (30 days) after the date of the Shoot. Client understands and agrees that proofs are the exclusive property of Photographer.
All photos delivered to Client are for Client’s personal use only. No rights are or will be transferred to Client without prior written consent from Photographer.
Client agrees to pay [Sender.Company] $(insert dollar amount) per violation.
1. Client agrees that Photographer cannot guarantee certain poses or coverage quality and that [Sender.Company] shall in no way be held liable for compromised coverage due to interference from third parties or the environment. Further, Photographer shall not be responsible for photographs not taken because of Client’s failure to provide reasonable assistance or cooperation. Photographer has the right to end the session, without refund, due to a lack of cooperation or respect.
2. If Photographer is unable to perform the services in this contract due to any cause outside its control, such as fire, flood, casualty, an act of God, or any other reasonable cause, Client agrees to indemnify photographer for any loss, damage or liability. However, Photographer will return in full all payments made by Client to Photographer in relation to this Shoot.