How to create an invoice for photography services.
Learn more about creating professional invoices for your photography business, including the necessary line items for every invoice.
What is an invoice?
An invoice is a business document that allows you to bill a client for your professional services, such as commercial photography. At the minimum, it consists of an itemized list of your services and lets the client know how much they owe and how they can pay.
Invoices also serve as a helpful tool for monitoring the flow of income in your business. This is especially true if you invoice often, or if you ever need to follow up on unpaid balances.
What should a commercial photography invoice include?
While the style and format of an invoice may vary between businesses, there are certain line items that every photography invoice should include.
Make sure your invoice includes the following information:
- Contact information for the parties involved, including names, addresses, and phone numbers
- The invoice number
- The date of the invoice
- A description of the photography services
- The pricing breakdown of the services
- List of deposits or other fees already paid by the client
- Any discounts included
- Sales tax appropriate to your state or region
- Brief instructions outlining payment options
- The date the payment is due
- Any possible recourse for late payment
- Any additional pertinent information
Whether you’re a freelancer or the owner of a company, proper invoicing is an essential element of your business. Electronic signatures help keep your business flow moving, including invoicing.
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