What do I put for entity type?
Business name will be your business name.
Entity type is the type of entity your photography business is (i.e. Sole Proprietor, Limited Liability Company, Corporation).
State will be the state where you formally set up this entity.
This Portrait Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into as of the DATE, by and between YOUR BUSINESS NAME, a BUSINESS STATE AND ENTITY TYPE with a primary address of YOUR ADDRESS HERE(“Photographer”), and ______________ with a primary contact address of ___________________________________ (“Client”), each a “Party” and collectively the “Parties.”
This Portrait Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into as of the January 18, 2019, by and between SnapShots Photography, LLC, a Virginia Limited Liability Company with a primary address of 111 Photography Street, Photographsville, PA, 22222 (“Photographer”), and Jane Client with a primary contact address of 111 Client Street, Clientsville, PA 11111 (“Client”), each a “Party” and collectively the “Parties.”
Do not touch the part that says "Photographer" or "Parties". Anything in quotations like this is a term that is being defined within the contract. If you notice, you just outlined the name and entity type in the blank before it. That means the term Photographer = Your Business Name, Entity type. See example above.
What if I haven’t set anything up?
Go back to legal formation basics that you’ve read about on our blog ;) if you’ve done no documents you’re by default a sole proprietor.