Basics of a Photography Contract

Any provider of services, especially those that aren’t provided immediately at the time of hire should have a binding photography contract outlining the terms of both your and your client’s expectations. Outlining the terms of the relationship not only protects both parties but it ensures that you get paid and can collect if there is a problem. Most importantly for the growth of your business, taking out the element of surprise results in a satisfying experience. Happy clients are happy to refer your services. What is a contract? A contract is an agreement with specific terms between 2 or more persons or entities (parties) where there is a promise to do something (performance) in exchange for something of value (consideration).   What should be in a photography contract? The 5 Ws and 1 H, or 6 Ws, we learned in high school English. (I went to an international school abroad but I’m sure we learned the same things.) Who, what, when, where, why, how. If you are a wedding photographer, the “why” would likely be obvious so we’ll focus on … Continue reading

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