New feature: Digital contracts
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Nobody really likes dealing with the legal side of business transactions because they can be costly, hard to understand and let's face it, not much fun at all!
Professional photographers should always protect themselves from liability with a signed, written contract. Not only do contracts clearly set the expectations for the photographer and their clients, they also establish grounds for recourse should either party not fulfill their end of the agreement, making it much easier to pursue satisfaction in a court of law.
Contracts also have the advantage of setting one's clients at ease. A clearly laid out contract actually helps reduce stress and will be one less thing to worry about on the big day!
A good photography contract usually includes but is not limited to:
- Customers name and contact information (both bride & groom or mother & father if possible)
- Date & time of the event and a list of all the locations being used (perhaps list the time expected and the number of photographers being used at each one)
- A detailed description of the services and pre-purchased products or packages to be supplied
- A breakdown of fees including deposit and payment schedule and the type of payments you accept
- Detailed description of usage rights
- Model release
- Legal jurisdiction (where will disputes be solved)
- Signatures of all parties involved
Our digital contracts can be saved as templates so you can re-use them over and over again with little fuss.