This form creates an authorization by Client to allow Photographer to automatically draft from any credit card. Outlines responsibilities and penalties as well.
A credit card authorization form is a document, signed by a cardholder, giving a merchant or other entity permission to charge a specified amount to that card. A recurring credit card authorization form gives permission to charge a card monthly or on some other regular schedule. This signed document helps protect your business against chargebacks, in case the cardholder attempts to report a fraudulent or unauthorized transaction and have the charge reversed.
Do I need one of these if using Square or PayPal?
Even using these systems has a degree of risk for chargebacks as mentioned above.
Especially if manually entering a transaction into a system like these as these are typically at higher risk since you're unable to inspect security features or examine credit card signatures in person for manual entry. The use of a credit card authorization form can help to reduce this risk and avoid any potential disputes or chargebacks.
2. Download to your computer (not phone or tablet) and back up your new contract templates. Files come as .doc and can be opened in Word, Notepad, etc.
3. Fill-in-the-blanks and edit to your business policies and local laws
4. Copy and paste into any contract signing system OR simply print!
As a team of lawyers and photographers, we know what it's like.
And we don't want fear of the unknown keeping you up at night.
That's why we offer affordable photographer contracts tailored to professionals just like you. Our team of lawyers and photographers at TheLawTog® develop, review, and approve every contract.
We think this is a pretty awesome combo—legal expertise and photographer know-how.
If you're afraid of client disputes and potential liability, you're not alone. Business conflict is time-consuming, expensive, and harmful. Which makes it essential to protect your work.
Protecting your business with clear and comprehensive contracts is non-negotiable. Whether you're starting out, shooting for free, or an experienced professional, legal protection is extremely important.
Every contract template we provide is easy to edit and should be tailored to reflect business policies and laws in your state.
While you can obtain a contract through a non-photographer lawyer, it may not be the best choice. Since our templates were created by—and for—photographers, they are typically more comprehensive. And cool news, they can save you money.
Lawyer-drafted. Photographer approved.
No recurring fees - just one time payment.
While TheLawTog is run by a lawyer, it is not a law firm and provides no legal services. All templates, courses and products are educational content only. Use of this website does not create a lawyer/client relationship.
All contracts are drafted on general contract principles for the United States of America. These contracts go through a multi-level review process with attorneys and photographers.
Each contract has fill-in-the-blank sections and allows for editing to suit your business policies + local state laws.