Associate/Second Shooter Contract

  • As a wedding photographer, there will be times when it’s just physically impossible to execute a solid wedding shoot with artful imagery results on your own. Rather than referring these potentially high-ticket clients elsewhere, hiring an associate photographer can be a great move. However, there are many factors to consider, and it’s very important to address them all.

    Design Aglow’s comprehensive Associate Wedding Photographer/Second Shooter Contract provides an all-inclusive agreement which addresses everything from clarifying services rendered to heading off potential legal hang-ups.

    New Interactive Adobe Acrobat PDF Included: designed to empower your business even further, you can send the PDF straight to your clients to complete from the comfort of their own computer or mobile device, like their iPad or iPhone! No more messy paperwork or trying to figure out how to create an online web form for clients to use. Simply download, add your studio information in Adobe Acrobat (full tutorial included) and send off to be completed! It's literally as easy as 1, 2, 3.

    *Header image shown is included as a stock image with download.


    Laws vary from state to state so it is recommended that you make sure your customized contract complies with your state laws. This contract is written according to US law so we can't guarantee that it will be appropriate for Canadian photography studios, but as the US and Canada have very similar legal structures, you shouldn't have to change it very much for Canadian clients. While our contract covers an extreme amount of details, be sure to consult a lawyer prior to use to ensure you are legally covered for your area.
  • Associate Wedding Photographer Contract Includes:

    • Introduction, outlining your business info and legal terms of the contract
    • Outline of Services to be Rendered
    • Studio Code of Contact
    • Equipment Care
    • Agreement Period
    • Copyright
    • Relationship of Parties
    • Indemnification
    • Transfer of Agreement
    • Associate’s Representations and Warranties
    • Noncompetition
    • Nondisclosure
    • Payment to Associate
    • Jurisdiction and Arbitration
    • Release of Liability

    • 4 page, 8.5x11 form
    • Fully customizable, layered PSD files
    • Interactive Adobe Acrobat PDF with stock header image
    • Includes bonus InDesign version of the templates
    The 8.5x11 templates can be printed with your studio printer for your convenience.


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

    • Photoshop CS & newer
    • InDesign CS4 and newer
    •Adobe Acrobat Pro
    • Photoshop Elements 6 through 11
    • Windows and 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
great precise contract for associate shooters

thank you this is so perfect I barely had to make any revisions!

Big time saver! Second shooter contract is excellent!

Design Aglow's Second Shooter Contract is quick, easy and exactly what you need if collaborating with associate/second shooters. We customized the agreement quickly and had all the right topics of discussion prior to collaborating with an additional photographer. Plus, Design Aglow always offers beautiful graphic design. This is a great product and great time saver!

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