Inside Your Contract - Kirstie Marie Photography Mentorship

Inside Your Contract

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DISCLOSURE: I ain’t a lawyer and this ain’t legal advice

Here are the components of my equine photography contract to help if you are drafting a contract from scratch with your lawyer, or if you are considering purchasing a contract template.

    • WHO: name all of the parties involved
    • WHAT: describe the services.
      • Who is responsible for what and WHEN?
      • I include hours of coverage, any products or product credits, what rights to the images are included, and when my client can expect deliverables.
    • FEES: which amounts are due when
      • I include all of the ways that are acceptable to pay (cash, check, payment processors, credit/debit cards) with instructions, late fee penalties, etc
    • STUDIO POLICIES: any pain points for your business can be quelled now
      • I include my policies for timeliness, cancellations, rescheduling, and no-shows
      • I include rules about editing and retouching and my creative license
      • Outline what is permitted use of the images, and what is prohibited
      • Be specific about where you might put/use these images
      • Generic, but make sure it includes horses
    • All of the typical legal stuff: Merger, Amendments, severability, notices, competency, governing law

If you want a done-for-you solution written by a horse-loving lawyer, check out

Kirstie jones

fine art equine photographer

A lifetime horse enthusiast, the Texas-based equine photographer has experienced first-hand the immeasurable bond between a horse and a girl. She strives to capture that special relationship for each and every client.

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