Reviewing my client contract has been something that has been on my to-do list for a few years now! I do have a contract that I get clients to sign, but it is one that I have fumbled together using resources online and things that have come up during my 10 years in business. But it’s never been checked over by a solicitor so I’ve never been certain how much of it was actually legally accurate. I once enquired with a lawyer to see how much it would be to put together a contract for me and it was over £1000 so I didn’t go ahead!

I think this template is a fantastic resource and will mean that the family/lifestyle photography industry really steps up it’s game and has a legally approved contract. I hear too many stories in forums of things going wrong for photographers and this contract means that the client and the photographer are protected. 

The contract is written in easy to understand language, you don’t need a law degree to read it! And it’s comes with a foolproof step-by-step guide to using it and shows you how to amend it so it’s completely bespoke to your needs. Most contract templates that I have seen before are either US based or wedding focused which both have completely different requirements. This contract is solely focused on portrait photographers and even covers aspects such as online galleries and newborn shoots. It also covers new regulations such as the 14 day cooling off period and privacy policy changes, which I now realise weren’t in the contract I have been using. 

Thank you, I can now rest easy that I have a legally viable contract and that both my clients and myself are fully protected and on the right side of the law!

Vicki Knights

Vicki Knights Photography