The non-refundable retainer clause is a provision in a contract identifies the amount of the payment that the photographer is allowed to keep to reserve the client’s date of the session
Note: This is not a full contract. This is only a provision to be added to your existing services contract.
IMPORTANT: If you already have a contract from TheLawTog®, you do not need this provision; it is already included in your contract language.
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3. Fill-in-the-blanks and edit to your business policies and local laws
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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.