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In this post I share 3 reasons to use a photography contract template, I also share where to buy and how you can get a special bonus.
In this post I share 3 reasons to use a photography contract template, I also share where to buy and how you can get a special bonus.

This post contains some affiliate links: This means if you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase that I will receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

If you’ve been here at all over the last few months you’ll know that I’m a big fan of templates. They are my thing. Photography contract templates are no different. Let me start by taking you back in time to explain why I think templates are the business!

Why I love templates

I studied product design at university. It struck me recently that my love of creating and using templates is tied to the reason I decided to study product design. My choice was rooted in my belief that good products should be accessible to all. Product design in my eyes was about creating for everyone. Not just the one’s at the top of the chain who could afford the very best.

It’s for that same reason that I love templates. They allow those who perhaps can’t currently stretch to pay the professional in a one on one capacity to still benefit from their expertise. It’s the reason that I sell design templates and the reason I use templates.

How Templates Have Helped Me

There have been two occasions that templates have helped me just over this last month. Both were when I launched the Photographer’s Canva Collection for the first time.

I used a webinar template that I purchased from another designer to get the job done quickly. Having tried to produce a webinar slide deck before without a template – I always ended up putting the job off. Probably because I hate starting at a blank screen. I created the webinar in a couple of hours. It was amazing!

The second instance was a legal template. I purchased a terms of use template for my Canva Collection so that I was legally covered should anyone try to sell on my work. I can’t tell you how easy it was to customise for my business. It was as easy as filling in the blanks and I was done. I added it into the terms and conditions of my shopping cart software and I was good to go.

Why Use A Photography Contract Template?

There are 3 reasons I would recommend using a photography contract template:

  1. Legal minds consider things you would never think of. If you buy a professional contract template you are accessing proper legal knowledge and you will be covered for things you probably never even considered.
  2. It’s a real time saver! You just fill in the blanks based on your particular service. I was so surprised how quick it was for me. I assumed because it was a legal document it would take me ages even though it was a template. How wrong I was – it probably took me 30 minutes to complete a very comprehensive document.
  3. It’s cheaper than hiring an attorney. I know how costly it can be when you’re starting out so it’s great to get a quality legal document without having to fork out to hire an attorney.

Where can I buy one?

The Contract Shop has a number of photography contract templates and legal documents that have been created specifically for (you’ve guessed it) photographers! Browse their selection here.

I’ve got more great news too! If you buy through my affiliate link, I’ll send you a bonus. I have created a Canva template for you to add your photography contract template text to. I’ve also included a video tutorial so you know how to get your contract signed electronically.

How do I claim my bonus?

All you have to do is email me (amy@amyhardie.co) with your order number and tell me you purchased through my link and I will send you the bonus.

Have you used templates before? Let me know in the comments. 

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