Associate Photographer Contract
These Templates Are
METICULOUS + METHODICAL
Designed specifically for artists by an artist, these detailed blueprints can be customized to fit your business needs with just a few minor tweaks.
CLEAR + SIMPLE
Free of confusing jargon and unnecessary legal language, Magi’s documents are straightforward and easy to follow for both you and your clients.
INCLUDE LIFETIME UPDATES
No need to worry about legal documentation ever again. These agreements serve your business for life with access to the latest version whenever you need it.
- Client Communications
- Payment Schedule
- Copyright + Use of Images
- Use of Equipment
- Date File Retention
- Photographic Standards
- 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.
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.
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Magi is unable to chat with you individually unless you sign on as a legal client.
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.
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.