Portrait Photography Agreement (5)

This is an agreement between a photographer and a client for portrait photography to be shot on location for personal use.

Event Date : Event Date
Time Photography Starts: Photography Start Time

This agreement is between Photographer Name, hereinafter referred to as the "Photographer", operating in the State of Photographer Operating State, and the signers of this portrait photography agreement, hereinafter referred to as the "Clients", collectively referred to as the "Parties", with the portrait session detailed below.

The package list and price list and/or documents attached to this contract are integral parts of this document. The contract terms, agreement, and price list are the only legally binding documents between the Parties.

Contracting Parties

Client Name
Client Street Address
Client City
Client State
Client Zip Code
Client Telephone

Additional Contact Information (this information is required in case the Photographer is unable to contact you)

Additional Contact Name
Additional Contact Street Address
Additional Contact City
Additional Contact State
Additional Contact Zip Code
Additional Contact Telephone

Session Location Information

Location 1
Venue 1 Name
Venue 1 Street Address
Venue 1 City
Venue 1 State
Venue 1 Zip Code
Time: Venue 1 Time

Agreement Overview

This agreement contains the entire understanding between the Photographer and the Client. It supersedes all prior and simultaneous agreements between the Parties. The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by all the Parties. If the Parties want to waive one provision of this agreement, that does not mean that any other provision is also waived. The party against whom a waiver is sought to be effective must have signed a waiver in writing.


Coverage will begin at Coverate start date/time , and continue for time purchased, contiguously.

Change of Date or Venue

The Photographer must be notified immediately of any client need for changes in schedule or location. Notification of any changes can be made by phone along with written notice sent via email for documentation.
In the case that weather effects the safety or availability of holding the shoot as scheduled in the agreed time and place, the Photographer is responsible for contacting the Client to reschedule as soon as possible, up to the day of the session. If no confirmation of a weather-related reschedule is made on the part of the Photographer, both parties should adhere to the original contracted date and time.

Session Payment

The balance of the complete session fee price must be paid before or on the day of event. If final payment is not received, the Photographer will not be expected to carry out the session. Additional custom orders (prints, canvases, enlargements, etc) must be paid in full at the time of order. This order will take place at the scheduled post-session gallery viewing, in which the Client agrees to the $100 minimum print order requirement.


Once a balance is paid, it is non-refundable. Any other arrangements shall be discussed between the Clients and the Photographer.


Title (possession) of and copyright to all products shall remain with the Photographer until client has paid in full. All photos are copyrighted. The negatives and or digital images (hereinafter collectively the “images”) created by the Photographer and/or subcontractor(s) remain the property of the Photographer. It is illegal to copy, scan, reproduce, or post online in forums or elsewhere without the written permission of the Photographer. Violators of this federal law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties.
Permission is herby granted to the Photographer to use any images created under this contract for professional samples, displays, internet website pages, advertising, exhibitions, contests, and any other purpose.
The Photographer retains the copyright to all images produced by the Photographer and/or the Photographer's subcontractors. If purchasing Hi-Resolution images on CD/DVD, Clients will be given a written release to make personal copies of images from CDs or DVDs. The client understands the images given on CD/DVD cannot be used for profit or advertising and all posting of images on the internet must be acknowledged as images by the Photographer.

Creative License

Images are edited at the Photographer’s discretion, and delivered prints may not include all images shot. The Photographer reserves the creative rights to edit and release only those images deemed creditable as professional in quality and within the photographer’s artistic standards.

Force Majeure

If the Photographer or its assigns cannot perform this Agreement due to a fire, casualty, strike or other civil disturbances, Acts of God, including but not limited to, road closures, severe traffic, fire, terrorism or other causes beyond the control of the parties, then the Photographer shall return any moneys paid by the Client, but shall have no further liability with respect to the Agreement. This limitation of liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged, lost through camera malfunction, compact flash card malfunction, or otherwise lost or damaged without the fault on the part of the Photographer.

Cost of Portrait Photography

Please make all checks payable to Name of Photographer

Session Type: Package name/number

Session Cost: $Session Fee + Sales tax $0.04 = Final Total $Final Total Cost

(This total is due before or on the date of event. It does not include the minimun print fee of $100 or > dependent on client decisions which is to be incurred at the final post-session gallery viewing. )

This is a contract for personal photography services to be provided by the Photographer. The Parties agree to the above and below terms and conditions, and acknowledge that they have received, read, and understand the Photographer’s current price list.