Complete Legal Portrait Contract

  • Like any professional business, you and your studio should be protected from potential hazards, including lawsuits, misunderstandings or unplanned incidents. Our exceptionally detailed portrait contract protects both you and your client, by expressing the expectations of both parties. This highly comprehensive contract ensures portrait sessions will always come together beautifully and without complications. Terms span 3 pages and can be mixed and matched into a variety of combinations, for ultimate customization with no detail forgotten.

    Complete Legal Portrait Contract At a Glance:
    • Customizable contract, with space for studio logo and contact information
    • Clearly defined payment and fee guidelines for the client
    • Expressed details that identify your studio rights and liabilities
    • Session and production terms, outlining expectations during and after a portrait session
    • Clear expectations of the client, including items like conduct and punctuality

    PAPERLESS VERSION BONUS: New Interactive Adobe Acrobat PDF Included. Simply download, add your studio information in Adobe Acrobat (full tutorial included) and send off to be completed.

    *Header image shown is included as a stock image with the download.
  • Complete Legal Portrait Contract Product Details:
    • Comprehensive legal contract designed specifically for portrait photography and in-person sales
    • Layered Photoshop PSD files for simple modifications
    • InDesign (.idml) files
    • Bonus Interactive Adobe Acrobat PDF with stock header image
    • Designated space for your logo and studio information
    • Includes the following contract components:

    Payments and Fees
    • Clear and defined payment guidelines
    • Non-refundable session fee verbiage
    • Clear and defined final payment deadline with penalty terms for non receipt/termination of contract
    • Fees for post-order changes
    • Rush order fees
    • Retouching fees/rates

    Studio Rights and Liabilities
    • Legal terms and conditions
    • Statement of artistic style
    • Defects clause
    • Your studio's right to terminate a session at photographer's discretion
    • Cancellation information
    • Studio liability information

    Session and Production Terms
    • Session detail section
    • Order session information
    • Photo release guidelines

    Expectations of the Client
    • Information for the Client
    • Session conduct guidelines
    • Clearly defined session start time. Explains expected client punctuality, with guidelines for consequential delay fees.
    • Studio archiving policy information (includes verbiage on archived images and purging of unordered files)
    • Social media sharing clause

    IMPORTANT PRODUCT NOTE: This contract has been written in accordance with US law and it is recommended you verify that your completed, customized contract complies with your state/country laws. While we have taken an extremely detailed approach with the contents of this contract, please be sure to consult a lawyer prior to use.
    These templates can be printed in studio or through your preferred vendor. 

    Please note - We supply the names of the fonts used, but .ttf files must be downloaded from other providers.


    • Photoshop CS and newer
    • Photoshop Elements 6 through 11 (not compatible with Photoshop Elements 12)
    • InDesign CS4 and newer
    • Adobe Acrobat Pro
    • Windows & Mac
  • A few notes from Design Aglow about our products.

    Customization: This product is an instant download and is fully customizable unless otherwise noted. A support guide is provided with your product, or in our Tutorials section. It offers a generalized overview for customizing the template. NOTE: Both the template and tutorial are designed specifically for professional photographers and assume a working knowledge and intermediate experience with Photoshop and a familiarity with layer masks.

    Printing: Unless otherwise noted, all template layouts are formatted for standard professional lab printing. You can print your final products anywhere professional services are provided, however, we do include a recommended lab with your download.

    Fonts: Most fonts used in Design Aglow products are standard system fonts that may already be installed on your computer, or are easily attainable by downloading from the creators. Due to copyright protection, we are unable to include these files directly in the template, but a quick Internet search for the font online will typically yield several resources (font style names are included with your product for easy searching).

    About Your Purchase: We understand inspiration knows no boundaries and that you're probably eager to get started. This product is designed to be used immediately, which is why we made it digital! We do hope you understand, however, that since it is digital, we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges. Before you finalize your purchase, take one more look to be sure it's exactly what you need and that you have the appropriate software.

    One more thing: If you haven't purchased from us before, take a minute to review our Copyright Information, for important details on how you legally use this product. It will probably answer most of the questions you may have and explains key product usage guidelines.

    Have questions? Contact us anytime. A friendly, intelligent member of Design Aglow will be happy to offer assistance during our operating hours, M-F 9am - 5pm (U.S. Pacific Standard Time).

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
perfect portrait contract!

Exactly what I needed to create protection for my business and collect info from my client! It is so pretty! The template is Very easy to use! I have the wedding one too so it all connects with my brand!

Happy with purchase

Super well formatted and designed portrait contract! Super easy to customize and excited to put to use.

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