Portrait Contract Template



It’s time to get all your portrait clients under an easy to use contract! Clearly lay out the expectations your clients can have from you, accurately describe the terms of service, and make it known what you need to have to be successful as their photographer.

We developed this Portrait Contract Template over the course of a year to address the most important aspects of photographing a client’s portrait session. It was reviewed several times with the advice of lawyers, clients, and from our own experiences in photographing thousands of portrait sessions. The intent is not to cover every nuance related to the photographic process, and no contract can address every scenario. We do our best here to discuss likely issues that need to be covered and provide a mechanism for resolving those issues.

The template is ready-to-use as is, but we recommend tailoring it to your business. It can be used as a paper document or installed into your studio management software (such as ShootQ.) Every provision has an explanation written with it and resources necessary for you to adjust it for your business’s state and country.

Additional Information

In this Portrait Contract download, there are two documents:

• Instructions
• Contract Template

These documents are not legal advice and should not be construed as such. These documents are for demonstrative purposes only and should not be used as, or in lieu, of legal advice from a professional lawyer.

You will need Microsoft Word or a program that can edit .docx files.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The conditions of these TERMS OF USE supersede all prior agreements whether oral or written between Twig & Olive Photography and the Purchaser as identified on the Bill of Sale. If any provision of these TERMS OF USE are found to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to judicial decree or decision, the remainder of this agreement shall remain valid and enforceable. By purchasing this Contract Template, as identified on the Bill of Sale, hereby agrees to all terms and conditions set forth in these TERMS OF USE.
  2. All Portrait Photography Contract Templates and included documents are copyrighted by Twig and Olive Photography LLC, which retains all copyrights and moral rights, including those not expressly granted in this agreement, as well as all instructional content, indefinitely.
  3. These documents are not legal advice and should not be construed as such. This document is for demonstrative purposes only and should not be used as, or in lieu, of legal advice from a professional lawyer.
  4. You are bound to and agree to: a) never distribute or sell any of these documents in any medium, b) never disseminate any part of these documents to a 3rd party, and c) never accept or construe any clause or claim as your own.
  5. You are hereby granted one license to use these contracts for either you personally or for a photography business that you own. Twig & Olive Photography remains the copyright holder to the Portrait Contract documents downloaded in this package.  These contracts are written, published, owned, and distributed by Twig & Olive Photography.
  6. If the Purchaser, as identified on the Bill of Sale, violates the terms of this TERMS OF USE irreparable harm shall occur, and money damages shall be insufficient to compensate Photographer. Therefore, Twig and Olive Photography LLC shall be entitled to seek injunctive relief (i.e., a court order) to enforce these TERMS OF USE. The prevailing party shall have the right to collect from the other party its reasonable costs, both compensatory and punitive damages, and necessary disbursements and attorneys’ fees incurred in enforcing these TERMS OF USE.
  7. If there is a dispute regarding these TERMS OF USE, the parties agree that these disputes shall be resolved through binding arbitration. A panel of three arbiters shall be selected, one by each party and the third by agreement of the party-appointed arbiters. Arbitration shall take place in Dane County, Wisconsin and shall be governed by Chapter 788 of the Wisconsin statutes and other applicable Wisconsin law. The decision of the arbiters shall be binding and conclusive as to all disputes and as to all parties to this agreement.
  8. It is agreed that the laws of the State of Wisconsin shall govern this agreement.

Refund Policy

This is a downloaded digital product, and as such there are no refunds, at all, and for any reason. Please make certain that you are purchasing the correct product. Please contact us prior to purchase if you are unsure which product to buy.