blaneyphoto (blaneyphoto) wrote,


I've been working on developing a nice, simple, non-intimidating work for hire contract. Anyone have any thoughts? I've gathered ideas, wording, and a few suggestions to arrive at this, but any further input would be great. Clearly, I don't expect legal advice, we're photographers, not lawyers...

Sample scenario: I've been contacted by a couple to shoot engagement photos at a local park. Does this seem like an appropriate agreement?

Nathan Blaney, Photographer

Event Date:
Event Description and Location:

A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to reserve services for this date. The balance is due on the day of the event. Payment may be in the form of cash, check or money order made payable to Nathan Blaney.

Any changes to date, time or location must be made no less than 14 days prior to the Event. Changes made after this date may not be possible and may result in forfeiture of the deposit. In the event of unforeseen or uncontrollable events at the time of the shoot (poor weather for an outdoor shoot, etc) the Photographer will work with the Client to arrive at a mutually agreeable alternate date, time or location.

Photos will be full resolution (jpeg, quality 12) digital files. Actual number of photos delivered varies, and depends upon the amount of photos taken at the event. Photographer will strive to provide the Client with the largest number of photos possible, however no specific number of photos is guaranteed or implied.

All photos receive basic post-processing. Special effects, borders, black and white conversion are all available as well, for an additional fee.

Photos will be delivered on compact disk via USPS 1st class mail within 7 business days, unless other arrangements are made for delivery. Any additional expense in this regard is to be paid by the Client.

Image Use Rights
Nathan Blaney is the copyright holder for all images resulting from this shoot, regardless of Client purchase. The Photographer retains the right to freely reuse any images collected for self-promotion and portfolio purposes.

Digital images may be freely reproduced by the Client for personal display and distribution (i.e., copies and prints to family, friends, etc.) ONLY. Any other publishing or distribution use is prohibited without prior written consent of Photographer. Photographer grants Client one-time publishing rights of purchased images for the purpose of announcing said event of this Contract.

Acceptance of any prints or digital images indicates Client acceptance of all reprint and use conditions outlined in this contract.

Client Signature __________________________________________________

Client Signature __________________________________________________

Date ___________________

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