Portrait Photography Agreement Template

A client contract for portrait photographers, accompanied by a video tutorial on how to quickly customize your template.


You’re a talented and passionate photographer and a savvy business owner. You know it’s crucial to have a strong contract ready to send to clients before booking your photography services.


This template addresses copyright ownership, payment terms, cancellations, retainer with liquidated damages, substitute photographers, and much more! With a strong client agreement in place, you don’t need to worry about what will happen in the event of a last-minute cancellation, an unhappy client, or late payment. It’s all in writing, ahead of time, so you can focus on your art of documenting lifelong memories.


When do I need this contract template?


This contract is for general portrait photography including newborn, senior, family, boudoir, headshots, maternity, glamour, pet, business, and personal brand photography.


What does this contract include?


This portrait photography agreement is a customizable contract template that you can tweak with your details and change for each client to make sure that you get paid, protect and extend a license to the copyright in the images you produce, agree on details of how either party can end the relationship and how much notice they must give, and legally protect your business in the unfortunate event that a disagreement arises.


This contract template includes the following provisions:

  • Purpose of Agreement
  • Package Details
  • Event Details
  • Reservation
  • Terms of Payment
  • Changes and Additions
  • Cooperation
  • Permissions
  • Substitute Photographer and Photographer’s Agents
  • Copyright Ownership
  • Social Media
  • Promotions
  • Photo Processing, Storage, and Delivery
  • Artistic Interpretation
  • Turnaround Time
  • Retention of Images
  • Postponement, Cancellation, or Termination of Agreement
  • No Show
  • Failure to Perform
  • Term of Agreement
  • Expenses
  • Independent Contractor Status
  • Freedom to Provide Services Elsewhere
  • Use of Photographer’s Own Equipment, Materials, Supplies, and Tools
  • Insurance
  • Taxes and Liabilities
  • Security
  • Force Majeure
  • Warranties
  • Limitation of Liability
  • Indemnification
  • Dispute Resolution
  • And more!

When you download your template, you will receive a video tutorial on how to quickly customize your template. Simply add your details and send it away to your new client!