Are these templates really better than me hiring an attorney on my own?
Great question! I always say that nothing can replace having an attorney (as long as they are knowledgable in contract law + creative industry specifics) BUT the good thing with these template contracts is they can be used out of the box OR taken to attorney and revised. The contract templates are drafted on general contract principles and my experience as a lawyer and photography business owner, so they will apply to most of you right out of the box. If you do need customization, however, the great thing about these templates is that taking them to an attorney in your area for review will likely cut down greatly on contract drafting fees (many areas are 250-500$ an hour just for basic contract drafting), therefore, reducing your overall bill!