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casey and her camera specializes in family, couple, lifestyle, senior, and wedding photography in Indianapolis, Indiana and surrounding areas.

Indianapolis Family Photographer | For Photographers Friday | Lens Filters

Last weekend as I set out to shoot my Share Six series for the Tasty…Yum! theme, I did something totally unexpected, unthinkable, and disappointing. I dropped my macro. The whole story is in the above link, or if you follow on Instagram, you’re already in the loop. I’ve never dropped a lens or a piece…

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Indianapolis Family Photographer | Seven Sisters Florist

Last week I introduced you to Seven Sisters Florist – the contributing vendor to my Beauty Revived Mom shoot. Today, I want to take a moment to showcase Melissa’s work and share with you a little interview she and I compiled as a fun way to feature her art and share with you the details…

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Indianapolis Family Photographer | For Photographers Fridays| Vendor Recognition

Indianapolis Family Photographer | casey and her camera One week ago I put out a second call to local Indy folks in search of a florist who was interested in being a part of the Beauty Revived and Denim + Grace 50 Most beautiful Moms project. Melissa from Seven Sisters Florist was quick to reach out…

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  • shirlyApril 6, 2015 - 11:10 pm

    lovely! and so true!ReplyCancel

  • Alfredo ValentineApril 23, 2015 - 7:13 pm

    I love that you highlight your vendors. Its great to give them recognition especially if you work together and help each other to add to the clients photography experience…ReplyCancel

Indianapolis Family Photographer | For Photographers Fridays | Photography Contracts Part II

Last Friday I gave you some of my personal insight and experience into using, updating, reviewing, and customizing my photography contracts. One of the most common questions I hear in regards to contracts from fellow photographers is: “My contracts are too long – my clients don’t want to read them.” Have you heard this one…

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Indianapolis Family Photographer | Rachel Brenke | The Law Tog Contest

Last Friday I blogged my story of starting out using contracts, advised you NOT follow in my footsteps, and offered some insight into using Rachel Brenke’s templates. Since last Friday I’ve met with a lawyer (who had nothing but RAVES for Rachel’s contracts) and I’ll be sharing another post this Friday with my take on the…

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  • JulieMarch 26, 2015 - 11:03 am

    I would love to have the Portrait Contracts–and maternity/newborn too!ReplyCancel

  • SummerMarch 26, 2015 - 11:15 am

    Hi! I am SO interested in winning contract credit! Please please pick me 🙂 Thanks – SummerReplyCancel

  • MauraMarch 27, 2015 - 12:50 pm

    I love Rachel’s contracts, she’s the best!ReplyCancel

  • Charis-AnneMarch 27, 2015 - 5:54 pm

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a contract credit! I’d love to win!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy BrewerMarch 27, 2015 - 7:52 pm

    I definitely would get wedding related contracts!ReplyCancel

    • casey and her cameraApril 1, 2015 - 10:09 am

      Yes! I have Rachel’s wedding contract and it’s awesome! It covers some things I never thought to include previously. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amy AveryMarch 29, 2015 - 7:47 pm

    Either some releases or boudoir contracts, will be really hard to choose!ReplyCancel

    • casey and her cameraApril 1, 2015 - 10:08 am

      Amy, I have the releases and they’re perfect! I’ve struggled with my releases in the past – I had multiple clients who weren’t comfortable to sign because they were too intimidating. Since switching to Rachel’s releases, I haven’t had one non-signer which is great for business and portfolio purposes!ReplyCancel

  • LisaApril 1, 2015 - 9:53 am

    So exciting! Love your work!ReplyCancel

  • GracieApril 3, 2015 - 12:33 pm

    If I had the opportunity, I would get the wedding contract templates.ReplyCancel

  • Pam M - Grand Inspirations PhotoApril 3, 2015 - 12:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing all the goodness of the Lawtog!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda HartfieldApril 3, 2015 - 12:52 pm

    I definitely need to a new wedding contract. I would definitely use the credit for that!ReplyCancel

  • TrishaApril 3, 2015 - 1:14 pm

    Ahhh!!! I would LOVE to win the credit! What a blessing!!ReplyCancel

  • lee b.April 3, 2015 - 4:12 pm

    There are several I need, but I haven’t really looked. I look forward to selecting them if I won! Thanks for the contest.ReplyCancel

  • APApril 3, 2015 - 4:15 pm

    This would be such a relief! I’d use it for a portrait contract, or boudoir. /dreamy sighReplyCancel

  • Melissa PApril 3, 2015 - 4:35 pm

    I would love to win so I could buy some birth photography contracts. Thanks for hosting such a great contest. I love the Lawtog!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen HauglundApril 3, 2015 - 4:49 pm

    I would love to purchase all of her contracts!ReplyCancel

  • ShellyApril 3, 2015 - 4:51 pm

    I would get:
    Adult and Minor Model Releases, as well as the Print Release (as I’m sure RB’s are better than the one’s I’m currently using.)ReplyCancel

  • Katie MyrickApril 3, 2015 - 5:00 pm

    I love your giveaway….and LOVED cruising through your site! I would most definitely buy the Senior Rep Contract 🙂 Thank you for being totally awesome!ReplyCancel

  • StephanieApril 3, 2015 - 5:05 pm

    I would buy some wedding contracts! <3 I have one already and Rachel does an incredible job!!ReplyCancel

  • ChristinaApril 3, 2015 - 5:37 pm

    I would definitely buy the newborn contract!!ReplyCancel

  • MaureenApril 3, 2015 - 6:31 pm

    I would buy the portrait contract.ReplyCancel

  • ErikaApril 3, 2015 - 7:31 pm

    There are so many I have my eye on! I’d probably get the barter contract, the commercial contract or the payment plan contract! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • ErikaApril 3, 2015 - 9:07 pm

    I’d probably get the portrait contracts. Thanks for this opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel StockerApril 3, 2015 - 9:20 pm

    There are a ton that would be useful for my business. I would probably get the newborn contracts so I can ensure I am covered when I photograph those little bundles of joy.
    The standard portrait contracts are most useful!ReplyCancel

  • Diana BellackApril 3, 2015 - 9:34 pm

    beautiful work!ReplyCancel

Indianapolis Family Photographer | For Photographers Fridays | Photography Contracts

Contracts… we all dread them. Or so I think (I know I do). So what’s the story with photography contracts? Why do I have to have them, how do I use them, and how the heck did I get started with them? Good question. When I first started the For Photographers Fridays posts, this was…

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  • JulieMarch 20, 2015 - 3:33 pm

    Your blog is such an amazing resource!! On a side note, if you are ever in Denver, I would love to have you take our family’s photographs!ReplyCancel

    • casey and her cameraMarch 20, 2015 - 3:47 pm

      Thanks, Julie! I am in Denver periodically as we used to live in Longmont! I will keep you posted if we’re ever out your way. 😀ReplyCancel

  • Sarah SchwartzMarch 27, 2015 - 2:14 pm

    Awesome post. Such useful information!ReplyCancel

  • DillionApril 3, 2015 - 12:59 pm

    Could you clarify something for me. You used these contracts but then hired an attorney as well. I know they’re good contracts but why not have the attorney draft then and avoid paying two times for one contract?ReplyCancel

    • casey and her cameraApril 3, 2015 - 1:04 pm

      Great question, Dillion! Rachel is an attorney who practices in Texas, but I live in Indiana. I need to have them reviewed by an Indiana attorney to verify that I’ve covered all laws here in Indiana.

      I know that using Rachel’s contracts, they’re specific to PHOTOGRAPHERS – there aren’t a lot of lawyers who also specialize in photography businesses. By using these templates, I know that I’m covering things that an attorney unfamiliar with the business of photography may not have thought to include.

      It saves me time and money to use Rachel’s contracts instead of having an attorney draft a contract here in Indiana, as well, and this was a big piece for me. Attorney fees range in price, but instead of asking a lawyer to draft a contract for me for $250/hour, I’m purchasing Rachel’s template up front and only paying a minimal fee for my attorney to review ALL of my drafts.

      I’m currently having 5 contracts reviewed, but am only paying for 2-3 hours of service, instead of having 5 contracts drafted and paying some pretty hefty lawyer fees.

      In the end, it’s personal preference, but I feel much more comfortable (and covered) by going this route. I hope this answers all your questions – thanks for bring up some great points!ReplyCancel