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How to hire a second shooter for wedding photography

How to hire a second shooter for wedding photography

Second shooters can be of great help to event photographers, particularly wedding photographers; they can help you capture parts of the event that you just wouldn’t get to otherwise. They are also the place many photographers begin if they are interested in specializing in wedding or event photography – especially when they are trying to build their portfolio. This is not an article about how to take advantage of your second...

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How do I write a wedding photography contract?

How do I write a wedding photography contract?

Having written agreements with your clients creates legal protection for both parties, outlines expectations and provides customer service. You should never go into any photography session, especially a wedding, without some written documentation.  While we recommend use of an attorney and/or TheLawTog’s “already done for you” contract template forms, you are the owner of your business…so you should have the knowledge of what goes into it. No matter what. We don’t...

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Wedding Photography Contracts

Wedding Photography Contracts

SALE All-In-One Essentials Wedding Photography Contract Bundle  8 sold in last 24 hours Regular price$499.00 $1,350.00 Shooting a wedding can be intimidating. You only get one chance to capture the big day. From social media usage to venue guidelines, travel requirements to rescheduled events, there are a lot of moving parts. Not to mention, expectations (and... Read more below!                                                            Default Title                                                    ADD TO CART BUY IT NOW  3 People looking for this product...

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Quick Legal Checklist: How to start a photography business- the right way!

FREE step-by-step legal biz checklist for the steps to protect yourself, your business and your photography! What is your primary type of photography? Yes - download now! NUMBER NOT REQUIRED FOR FREEBIE. If you do enter your number, you agree to receive marketing text messages from TheLawTog at the number provided, including messages sent by autodialer. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message and data rates may apply....

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Couple signs. Dad pays. Who is my client?

Couple signs. Dad pays. Who is my client?

Couple meets you. Loves you. Signs the contract and model release. But what happens if a third-party pays? Or wants to sign? What then? It is important to understand who the actual [legal] client is so that your business keeps walking the straight and narrow by delivering to whom you owe a responsibility. Hang with me through this as I will get past the legalese but it is great to have...

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Do venues have claims to photographs taken on their property?

Do venues have claims to photographs taken on their property?

You recently shot an incredible wedding and everything went perfectly! You edited your photos and the happy couple absolutely loved them. You posted a sampling to your website and then your parade got rained on with you received an email from the manager of the wedding venue claiming that since the venue could be recognized in some of your photographs they have a right to your images. What? You scramble...

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Who is my wedding photography client if someone else pays?

When you book a wedding it is automatically assumed the bride and groom are your client right? Wrong. Sort of.  It is important to understand who the actual [legal] client is so that your business keeps walking the straight and narrow by delivering to whom you owe a responsibility.    Hang with me through this as I will get past the legalese but it is great to have these terms...

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Top Wedding Photography Contract Provisions

Top Wedding Photography Contract Provisions

Being a wedding photographer can be amazing as you get to help plan a couple’s special day, shoot off to exotic locations on airplanes, and share once-in-a-lifetime (to that couple) shots on your website. However, weddings are considered a “white glove” type of photography event that requires a bit more experience, professionalism and attention to detail. Let’s look at what will set you up for success and will protect your business....

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