Associate Photographer Contract
- Client Communications
- Payment Schedule
- Copyright + Use of Images
- Use of Equipment
If you’re expanding your team with associate photographers or videographers, or simply hiring second shooters to assist you on event days, this Associate Photographer Contract is the most thorough and detailed contract on the market which will outline all of your policies and procedures, as well as standard legal language defining the independent contractor relationship, payment expectations, and more. Feel more secure and avoid difficult situations by ensuring you are protected and your entire team is on the same page. This download includes a free bonus – a per-project agreement to officially secure dates with lead associate photographers and/or videographers.
This digital download comes as a PDF with a link to your customizable Google doc along with instructions on how to use and implement it.
Copyright + Use of Images
Use of Equipment
Date File Retention
Non-Disclosure + Non-Compete
Sickness + Emergency Coverage
Independent Contractor Status
Cancellation and Rescheduling Policies
The free bonus (Lead Photography Day-Of Agreement) is a per-project agreement officially securing the date and legally binding the associate to the photography job as described.
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Do I really need a lawyer-drafted contract template for my business?
If you’re running a business, taking on clients, and getting paid – yes.
Who wrote all of the contract templates provided in the shop?
All contract templates are written by Magdalena Kernan, a licensed attorney in the state of New Jersey.
Does the contract work in my state, my country, or my language?
All contract templates are written with universal language that applies in all states. However, we recommend you consult with an attorney in your state to ensure you are compliant with individual state laws.
These contract templates are written in English and are not suitable for translation into other languages, nor are they drafted to comply with international law. Please do not purchase them if you are based in Canada or any other country than the United States.
Can I talk to you about modifying my contract and compliance with individual state laws?
It’s simple to modify the contract to fit your branding and business using the included contracts. In addition to a pdf document, each template features highlighted text for customization along with guiding comments on the side directly from Magi, no additional help necessary. We always recommend touching base with a local attorney in your state.
Magi is unable to chat with you individually unless you sign on as a legal client.
Why should I trust these contract templates?
Great question! Here are a few reason why you should trust our contract templates:
All contract templates are written by Magdalena Kernan, a licensed attorney in the state of New Jersey. After drafting, the contracts undergo a process of peer review, ensuring they are thorough, protective, all inclusive (meaning no added clauses needed), and work in all 50 states.
Not only does Magi run a successful wedding photography studio so she understands your business, each contract is also reviewed and approved by industry specific professionals.
Magi regularly reviews and updates her contract templates, ensuring they remain up-to-date with changing laws and industry best practices. You will get these updates for free, no annual license renewal required.
They’re easy to understand. Magi’s contracts are drafted so that you and your clients know exactly what you’re agreeing to, no legalese necessary.
Is a custom contract better?
It depends – but usually, no! For most creative business owners, these contract templates are more than sufficient to meet your needs, so invest those precious, limited resources (time, money, energy) somewhere else. However, there are some unique cases. For example, if you’re dealing with an elaborate, multi-day event that includes confidentiality, non-disclosure agreements, managing a large team, and specially negotiated rights to photos or videos or other assets, creating a custom contract will help ensure you and your team are fully protected.
How is the contract template delivered?
You will receive an email within minutes of purchase including a PDF attachment. In the PDF, you will find a link to your customizable Google doc along with instructions on how to use and implement it.
Copy the template to your Google Drive, modify it, and then download the document to your computer. You can then upload it to your preferred e-signing platform and start using it immediately!
You can always go back to the link in your PDF to view the most recent version of the contract template.
Can I share my contract template with colleagues, friends, or clients? How many times can I use it?
You may use this contract template as many times as you’d like within your own business. However, you may not share it with anyone else.
What’s your refund policy?
Because you get instant access to the contract templates upon purchase and their digital nature, Magi Fisher enforces a no refund policy. Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org before purchasing.
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Short for Magdalena.
mag – duh – lee – nuh | rhymes with ballerina
I’m a lawyer, educator, photographer, storyteller, traveler, and entrepreneur. My journey has taken me from photographing professional surfers while swimming in some of the world’s most epic waves to receiving a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers Law. If I’m not photographing a wedding with my husband, Scott, in a remote locale, managing my team of Associate Photographers, or providing legal counsel to creative business owners (like you!), I’m probably eating an acai bowl, chasing my pup, Arti, around the beach, or watching SVU reruns in my bungalow.
I wanted to create a space to help creatives achieve success with foundational business practices and legal resources, share my favorite tools and tips, and even include a sprinkle of what’s currently inspiring me and helping me manage all the things. Why? If it involves supporting other like-minded, creative entrepreneurs — or brands — count me in.