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Associate Photographer Contract for Independent Contractors (Sessions Only)

Original price $497.00 - Original price $497.00
Original price
$497.00 - $497.00
Current price $497.00

If you're company photographs ONLY individual sessions (no weddings/events) and is 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 the relationship with you and the associate and includes things like a non-solicitation clause, a non-disparagement clause, explanation of the associates' duties and your duties, use of your company's images, the associate's compensation (whether hourly, flat rate, or commission), culling duties, and much more. 

IF SHOOTING WEDDINGS & SESSIONS: If you are having your associate photograph both weddings and portrait sessions for your company, use THIS contract.

IF HIRING AS EMPLOYEE: If you are hiring an associate photographer as an employee, then you will want to use our Associate Photographer Contract for Employees

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!


- 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 sessions)

- Work Relationship Clause (for independent contractor status)

- Duties of Associate Clause (including promotion of photography services, updating calendar, use of images, honoring commitments, 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 Sessions 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

- 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 and Jurisdiction Clause

- Arbitration Clause

- Severability & No Waiver Clause

- Transfer Clause

- Headings Clause

- Notice Clause

- Counterparts; Facsimile Signatures Clause

- Signatures

- Additional Attachment with the Scope Of Work Associate Must Follow for Your Company (editable to your business practices)

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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.

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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.

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