I created what I call a basic “Work For Hire” agreement. This is something I have my team sign when I am planning a photoshoot. I have models sign this as well as their model release/agreement. I also have all of my shooters and assistants sign this to ensure the security of my shoot date. I believe it is essential for every photographer to have an agreement such as this. Especially for a photoshoot that requires a lot of planning and money. When you cannot except flakiness or assume the risk of someone backing out and then having to scramble to find a replacement. This agreement ensures that your team will be there on the date agreed upon and that you can rest easy knowing your photoshoot will happen when planned.
In my Work For Hire agreement, you will find the following:
– Independent Contractor Standing
– Reservation & Cancellation
– Statement of Cancellation Fees & Emergencies