Photography Contract Template

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[Client’s Name]

[Client’s Address]

[Photography Location]

[Photography Date]  

[Event Start Time] - [Event End Time]

Completed and finalized photographs are to be delivered to Client no later than [Number of Days] after the event date.

Photographer’s Fee:  $_________ Deposit: 50% of the total, paid upfront


1. Reimbursements

The Client shall reimburse Photographer for any additional costs the Photographer may incur for parking, which is necessary to the performance of these services.

2. Deposit Refunds

The deposit is not refundable if the Client cancels or changes the engagement. If the Photographer fails to appear at the place and time specified above without informing the Client at least 24 hours in advance, the deposit shall be refunded to the Client.

3. Proofs

Proof photographs shall be delivered to the Client via DropBox or another specified online cloud storage system.

4. Client’s Assistance

The Client shall assist and cooperate with the 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; providing a person to guide the Photographer to desired persons and/or scenes; pre-shoot consultations, etc. The Photographer shall not be responsible for photographs not taken as a result of the Client’s failure to provide reasonable assistance or cooperation.

5. Copyright and Use

The Photographer retains copyright in the photographs, and hereby grants the Client unlimited but non-exclusive rights to use or reproduce the photographs for which the Client pays.

6. Choice of Law

This photography contract shall be governed by the laws of the County of __________ in the State of ____________and any applicable Federal law.


_______________________                                   _________________________

Client’s Signature                                                     Photographer’s Signature


_______________________                                   __________________________

Client’s Name                                                            Photographer’s Name


[Address]                                                                       [Address]

[City/State/Zip Code]                                                     [City/State/Zip Code]         


_______________________                                   _______________________

Phone                                                                       Phone

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