Can you write your own photography contract?

You took the plunge and started your own photography business.  Business is flourishing and money is coming in but did you make sure you covered all the basics?  How are you going to protect yourself and your business? Having a contract for photography services template will help protect you and your business.   

Contracts, you know you need them, you know you want them but how in the world do you go about getting them?  We are here to help!  One of the most frequent photography contract questions is can you write your own photography contract? In this weeks blog, we will discuss the do’s and don’ts of writing your own contract for photography services template. 

If writing your own contract template sounds daunting, you aren’t alone.  Many times photography businesses go without contracts because the task of writing a service contract template sounds monumental. We, at Iris Works, are here to help tackle the task of writing your photography contracts!  Did you know that when you subscribe to Iris Works we now offer a free photography contract for all Iris users?  You can edit and redesign the contract template to meet your desired needs.  Can you write your own contract? Absolutely, but like any legal document you should always have a legal professional take a look at your contracts before sending them off to a client. 


Where do I start?

You can create as many contract for photography services templates as your heart desires with Iris Works.   They are stored digitally and can be accessed at anytime.  Contracts can be created directly in your Iris account or you can copy and paste your contract from another program.  Creating a contract template is that easy.  Need two client signatures? No problem, we have that covered.  You can design and redesign the templates as many times as you need.  

contract for photography services template
contract for photography services template
The Do’s:
  • Subscribe to Iris Works
  • Create streamlined contracts for photography services templates
  • have your contracts looked over by a legal professional
  • send contracts to your clients when they book a session for all photography services
  • have piece of mind that you have covered you and your business


The Don’ts:
  • Don’t wait until it is too late to get a contract for your photography services


Not sure what to include when creating your template?  Check out our blog post about what to include in your photography contract.  Need help deciding how long a photography contract template needs to last?  Take a look at last week’s blog.

If you’re struggling with creating a contract, then you can check out The Lawtog which is a great resource for photography contracts. 

Ready to tackle creating your own contract for photography services template? Let Iris Works help! Sign up today for a 14 day free trial.



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