Service Agreement (Photographer)

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Agreement between a photographer and a client. It sets out the specific photography services to be rendered, if the photos are taken at a special event and if the services are ongoing. It also sets out the compensation the photographer will be paid.

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This Photography Services Agreement is between a contractor/photographer or photojournalist and a client for services. This agreement can be used for a variety of events (wedding, anniversary, recitals) and can be used for one-time or ongoing projects. It is vital that these business arrangements be memorialized in writing. A written Photographer Services Agreement will prove valuable in the event of disagreements, misunderstandings or litigation.

Among others, these important provisions are included in this agreement:
  • Parties to the Agreement: This provision sets forth the names of the parties entering into the agreement;
  • Services This provision sets out the specific type of photographic services to be provided;
  • Time of Completion: This provision sets forth the timeframe of the services;
  • Equipment: This provision sets out the equipment provided by each party;
  • Payment and Other Expenses/Accommodations: This provision specifies the manner of payment and reimbursement policy for expenses or accommodations.

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State Law Compliance: This form complies with the laws of your state
Number of Pages7
DimensionsDesigned for Letter Size (8.5" x 11")
EditableYes (.doc, .wpd and .rtf)
UsageUnlimited number of prints
Product number#27984
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Photography Services Agreement














This Packet Includes:
1. Instructions & Checklist
2. General Information
3. Photography Services Agreement








Instructions & Checklist
 Photography Services Agreement

   Both the client and contractor must sign the Agreement.  Because both parties will want to keep an original copy, two originals should be signed.

   This Agreement should be signed at the beginning of the term of service.

   This Agreement should not be used if the contractor is considered an employee of the client.

   You can erase the italicized statements on the Agreement; these are just instructions to help you complete it.

   Laws vary from time to time and from state to state. This form is not intended to be and is not a substitute for legal advice. This form should only be a starting point for you and should not be used or signed before first consulting with an attorney to ensure that it addresses your particular situation. An attorney should be consulted before negotiating any document with another party.  

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General Information
Photography Services Agreement

A Photography Services Agreement is an agreement between a contractor/photographer or photojournalist and a client.  This type of service agreement is helpful because it provides the terms and conditions of the arrangement.  What type of photographs does the client wish to have produced?  How much will the contractor be paid, and when?  Are there any restrictions placed upon where the contractor may be positioned while taking the photographs?  What equipment or accommodations must the client provide?  These are all questions that will be answered in the agreement.  In addition, the agreement will reaffirm that an employer/employee relationship is not created.  

The following Photography Services Agreement can be used for a one-time event or for on-going services.  In a few cases, you will need to choose the provision that applies to your situation.  

If you like, you can erase the italicized statements on the agreement.  These are just instructions to help you complete it.

Employment relationships are governed by both federal and state law.  Many of the state laws differ dramatically; therefore, the client and the contractor should become familiar with the laws of their specific state and the federal government before entering into this type of arrangement.  In addition, before using the form you should always consult with your attorney to ensure that it addresses your specific situation.





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Photography Services Agreement


This Photography Services Agreement (the “Agreement”) is dated as of ____________, 20____, by and between _________________________________________________ (“Contractor”) and _______________________________________ (“Client”) (collectively the “Parties”).

The Parties agree as follows:

1.   SERVICES:  Contractor will perform the photographic services described below (the “Services”):                                                                                                                                . (Detail the services to be provided by Contractor.  Be sure to specify the type event that Contractor will by taking photographs of, the kinds of photographs desired, number, presentation, etc.  Attach an appendix if you require more space)

   While performing the Services, Contractor shall be aware of and abide by the following restrictions:                                                                                                             .
   (Specify any restrictions upon the positioning, presence, or actions of Contractor while taking photographs)
 
2.  TIME OF COMPLETION:  (mark the applicable provision)

   The Services shall commence on _________________, 20__, for              (specify the type or name of event, if desired)      , beginning at __:__ __.m., and concluding at __:__  __.m., at       (location)      .  The photographs, albums, or any other materials produced for Client in connection with the performance of the Services shall be delivered to Client no later than       , 20   .  Time is of the essence.  (more appropriate for one-time service)

   The Services are ongoing, and shall be completed _______________ (e.g. weekly, bi-weekly, daily, etc.), commencing on ________________, 20__.   The Services shall be performed on           (insert day of the week)       between the hours of _____a.m. and _____p.m. (more appropriate for on-going service).

   The Services are ongoing, and shall be completed as required by the Client, for the duration of the term of this Agreement.
3.  EQUIPMENT:  (mark the applicable provision)

   Client shall provide the following equipment for Contractors use when performing the Services: _____________________________________________.  Contractor shall provide all other equipment necessary to perform the Services.

   When performing the Services, Contractor will use his/her own equipment.

4.  PAYMENT:  (mark the applicable provision)

   Client shall pay Contractor for the Services the sum of  _______ Dollars ($__________).  (This is more appropriate for a one-time service)

   Client shall pay Contractor for the Services the sum of ________ Dollars ($__________) per ___________.  ( e.g. week, month, hour, session, etc.--this is more appropriate for ongoing services)

The payment(s) shall be paid in the following manner: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(Here you will need to describe how the payments will be made.  Will you make the payments weekly, at the completion of the project, etc.?)

5.  OTHER EXPENSES/ACCOMODATIONS:  Client shall reimburse Contractor for the following expenses only:                                                                                             .  (If none, write “none.”)

Client shall be responsible for providing to the Contractor the following accommodations only:                                                                                                 . (If none, write “none.”)

6.   TERM:  (mark the applicable provision)

   The term of this Agreement shall begin on          , 20   , and shall expire on                , 20   .  (more applicable for one-time services)

   The term of this Agreement shall begin on          , 20   , and shall continue until terminated by either Party.  Termination requires the terminating Party to give prior written notice to the non-terminating Party. (more applicable for ongoing services)

7.   NOTICE:  Any notice required to be given to either Party under this Agreement shall be sent via registered U.S. Mail to the appropriate address below:
   
If to Client:
                                                                                    
If to Contractor:
                                                                                    

8.  GENERAL PROVISIONS:

(a)   All work shall be completed in a professional manner, and if applicable, in compliance with all building codes and other applicable laws.

(b)   To the extent required by law all work shall be performed by individuals duly licensed and authorized by law to perform the work.

(c)   Contractor warrants that it is adequately insured for injury to its employees and others incurring loss or injury as a result of the acts of Contractor or its employees.

(d)   In the event Client shall fail to pay any periodic or installment payment due hereunder, Contractor may cease work without breach pending payment or resolution of dispute.

(e)  Contractor shall not be liable for any delay due to circumstance beyond its control.

(f)  Contractor is an independent contractor and not an employee of Client.

(g)   Any changes to this document must be signed by both Contractor and Client.
(h)   This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the state of    _________________________           .        
(i)   Neither the Client nor the Contractor may assign this Agreement without prior written consent from the non-assigning party.
(j)   The headings of the sections herein are for convenience only, and shall not affect the meaning of the provisions of this Agreement.
(k)   This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Client and the Contractor, and supersedes any prior understanding or representation of any kind preceding the date of this Agreement.  There are no other promises, conditions, understandings or other agreements, whether oral or written, relating to the subject matter of this Agreement.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Parties have executed this Agreement on the date first written above.


CLIENT:                        CONTRACTOR:

_______________________________      ______________________________
Signature                        Signature

_______________________________      ______________________________
Name (please print)                  Name (please print)

_______________________________      ______________________________
Title (if applicable)                  Title (if applicable)

_______________________________      ______________________________
Date                           Date

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