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Associate Photographer Contract for Independent Contractors (Wedding & Sessions)

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$497.00 - $497.00
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If you're a photographer who photographs weddings and portrait sessions and are hiring an associate photographer as an independent contractor, this contract is for you! This contract is what you will use between YOU and the associate photographer, and is made specifically for all of you photographers out there who want to cover all your bases when building your team and adding on associates who are NOT employees.

This contract covers situations like

- The independent contractor relationship between you and the associate,
- The duties of the associate while shooting sessions,
- The associate's culling duties,
- Associate's compensation per hour (whether hourly, flat rate, or commission) and any difference in compensation with weddings versus sessions,
- And so much more!

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Best Suited For

This contract template was created for Photographers wanting to grow their team and add an associate. 

IF ONLY SHOOTING PORTRAIT SESSIONS: If you are having your associate-only photograph portrait sessions for your company, use the Associate Photographer Contract for Independent Contractors for Sessions Only contract.

DON'T FORGET TO ADD IN CLAUSES TO YOUR CLIENT CONTRACT: Make sure to also add in a couple of associate clauses to your client contract between your company and the client explaining that an associate of your company will be the lead photographer. Get the clause bundle here!

Purchase of this contract also includes

- All updates that TLP may potentially make in the future. We update this particular contract often due to changing circumstances in the photography world.

- A ScreenFlow tutorial by Paige on how to use your contract template with our easy step-by-step process.

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Additional Questions

Have additional questions about the Associate Photography Contract for Independent Contractors (Wedding & Sessions)? Contact us HERE!

This contract has been drafted with the help of both Kylee Ann and Grace Troutman! Kylee Ann is a photographer in Utah who has hired a team of associates and operated a successful associate program. Grace Troutman is a photographer based in the midwest who has not only built a successful associate photography team but has also launched a course teaching others to do so as well!


- Scope of Work Clause
- Associate Compensation Clause (including flat retainers and then an option for hourly rates or commission-based pay)
- Travel Fees Clause (option to pay for travel fees or not)
- Additional Compensation Clause (referral incentives and booking a certain amount of weddings/events)
- Work Relationship Clause (for independent contractor status)
- Duties of Associate Clause (including promotion of photography services, updating calendar, use of images, honoring commitments, second shooters, email account and communication, culling and editing, and inclement weather)
- Duties of Photographer Clause (including promotion of photography services, and meals and breaks)
- Communication Clause
- Work Product & Copyright Clause
- Cancellation of Weddings by Clients Clause
- Social Media Clause
- Professional Standards Clause
- Insurance & Licenses Clause (contractor must have their own insurance)
- Photography Project Requirements Clause (shooting in RAW format, delivery of images, etc.)
- Harassment Clause
- Term & Termination Clause
- Non-Solicitation Clause
- Non-Disparagement Clause
- Confidentiality Clause
- Force Majeure Clause
- Indemnification Clause
- Maximum Damages Clause
- Limitation of Liability Clause
- Entire Agreement Clause
- Venue & Jurisdiction Clause
- Arbitration Clause
- Severability & No Waiver Clause
- Transfer Clause
- Headings Clause
- Notice Clause
- Counterparts & Facsimile Signatures Clause
- Signature Lines
- Additional Attachment with the Scope Of Work Associate Must Follow for Your Company (editable to your business practices)

template features

Every template is prepared by The Legal Paige, LLC, attorney drafted and reviewed, and created specifically for your industry.

Every template is created with easy-to-use fill-in-the-blanks for your unique business. We make it simple to identify what information you need to input with highlighted, editable sections.

Once you’ve finished, you can quickly copy/paste into your client management software, Google Docs, or Microsoft Word to send to clients in a snap.

All language is 100% legal mumbo jumbo-free (aka no complicated legal terms).

Plus, you'll get free access to future template updates from The Legal Paige.


DISCLAIMER: By purchasing a template contract and/or document from The Legal Paige, LLC, you are not given access to Paige and no attorney-client relationship is created.

All template documents are drafted using general U.S. contract principles and are not state-specific. Our products are easy-to-use and have highlighted, editable sections with commentary on what to amend according to your business practices and local state laws. You may modify the document on your own or find an attorney in your state to help you.

Some template documents are available in Canada, have been reviewed by a Canadian lawyer, and are drafted using general Canadian common law contract principles (not for use in Quebec due to civil law jurisdiction). Thus, if you purchase a Canadian template all language in the document will be applicable to your business operating in Canada. If you need assistance modifying the document, please find lawyer in your territory/province to help you.

How This Works

1. instant download

Choose your product and "add to cart" to purchase. Upon checkout, you’ll get instant access to your contract or clause in your email inbox within seconds. No waiting around for weeks on the lawyer down the street to draft a legal document that you're not even sure is legit.

2. make your edits

Not tech savvy? No worries - next: all you need to do is open the document in Microsoft Word (OR you can even Google Docs!). Here you'll edit the document with exactly what we've highlighted for you and get insights straight from The Legal Paige on how to tweak certain clauses to your own business practices.

3. Implement Right Away

Before your next coffee break, you'll be finished editing and ready to upload your brand-spanking-new legally legit document into your CRM... which means both you and your clients are protected from all the "what ifs".

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Annie Crawford
10/10 recommend!

This contract saved my life when last minute I became sick and was unable to photograph a wedding for one of my couples. I hired another photographer as an independent contractor to shoot it for me, and this contract made that process so much easier on a time crunch. I've used it several times since then for wedding dates where I personally am unavailable and I just love how easy it is to use!

Grace Troutman
This contract has SAVED me!

If you do ONE thing when you hire associates, PLEASE let it be to use this contract! I knew I needed to be protected as well as have my clients protected AS WELL AS having the terms and conditions laid out when hiring an associate to shoot under my brand. This contract does all of that AND MORE. It's so well thought out, and gives great explanation of each section as well as includes notes just in case the legal language is a little confusing. I always recommend using contracts in your business, but Paige's contracts go above and beyond what you need to be legally covered and legit. HIGHLY recommend!

priscilla banuelos
Loaded with so much legal information

Listen. I’ve purchased contracts from other lawyers before, but Legal Paige’s contract are so loaded!! Believe me, EVERYTHING is covered. It’s easy to use and she does highlight certain areas where you might have questions on and adds side notes explaining it since legal language can be confusing. I can’t wait to purchase more contracts!

Covers all your bases and easy to use!

I love TLP contracts. They're professional and covers everything you could ever think of, and the things you would've never thought of. I feel totally covered with this contract and the others I've purchased. I also like that the language is easy to understand for the client. I totally trust TLP and would recommend any of Paige's contracts!

Jena Mathews

Great contract and easy to use template

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