Photography Insurance

Photography insurance protects photographers, against the risks related to providing photography services to your clients.  You also want to protect your studio and photography equipment against loss.  Our online insurance for photographers package is designed for individual photographers or companies, studios and employees.  

Our commercial photographer’s insurance package offers key insurance coverages you need to feel secure and continue capturing your clients’ best moments.

  • Professional Liability Insurance for Photographers (Errors & Omissions) – Included
  • General Liability Insurance for Photographers – Optional
  • Photography Equipment Insurance (Contents) – Optional
  • Legal Advice Phone Line – Included
  • Privacy & Security Breach Service – Optional

Scroll down to view full descriptions of these coverages.


These policies are designed to be more economical due to less personnel handling being required. Please type your information carefully in the application. Once a policy is purchased online, any changes needed will result in extra administration charges for processing.

This policy is designed for photographers and photography studios or individual photographers in Alberta: Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge,  Fort McMurray, Medicine Hat, etc. 

Coverage Amounts (Limit Options)

Limit/Coverage Amount–  the highest amount the insurer will pay in the case of a claim. 
Premium – the starting amount you would pay to cover your risk. 

Photography Insurance Coverages

Professional Liability Insurance for Photographers – Included

Professional liability protects photographers and companies from losing tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees in the case of a claim. Clients can sue for a variety of reasons in which professional liability insurance can help cover the costs.

For example, imagine after a photoshoot for an event you accidentally misplace a memory card and can no longer access the photos from the event. The client then sues you for failure to deliver your service properly. With professional liability insurance, your business is protected from allegations of errors in your work, including the legal fees.  

Various Photography equipment representing what can be saved by having photography insurance and equipment coverage

Commercial General Liability Insurance for Photographers – Optional (But shouldn’t be!) 

Commercial Liability is a company’s main operating insurance.  As a photographer, it is important to protect your business against risks that may be outside of your control. General Liability insurance covers potential losses due to a third party’s injury to self or damage to their property due to your actual or alleged negligence.

Imagine a client comes in for a photoshoot, trips on a cable or the lighting stand, and injures themselves. Or that your lighting equipment falls over and either burns your client – or damages another party’s vehicle while working on-site. These are actual losses we have seen…  In both instances, general liability can assist to cover allegations of negligence, medical costs, and/or damage to someone else’s physical property 

Contents & Photography Equipment Insurance – Optional

Photographers may have a number of different types of property to protect.

1. Contents that remain at your premises or improvements to the studio
2. Portable equipment that you take off-premises with you

When you choose to insure contents coverage, the wording also comes with $10,000 portable equipment. You also have an option to add higher portable equipment limits, starting at an additional $150 annually.

Whether shooting on-site or off-site, in the case of robbery, theft from a vehicle, or unforeseen events, photography equipment insurance provides protection to replace or repair your content, leasehold improvements, or lighting and photography equipment. No matter how careful you are, accidents happen more often than you think. Since photography and computer equipment is expensive, it’s important to choose a coverage limit that covers your assets.

Various Photography equipment representing what can be saved by having photography insurance and equipment coverage

Legal Advice Phone Line – Included

This automatically included legal advice phone line allows you to call and get free advice throughout the year. Concerned about an incident that happened at a shoot? Thinking about laying off a staff member? A client contacted you about being unhappy with the photos from their “big day”?  Whether your questions / concerns are big or small, access to free legal advice can give you the security to react when needed and continue to focus on doing what you do best! 

Privacy & Security Breach Service – Optional

Privacy and security breach services assist you in case your laptop is stolen or someone hacks into your system and gains access to sensitive information. This could include photographs that could harm your client’s career, break copyright, or your client’s payment details. In these unfortunate events, a group of experts will quickly develop a breach response strategy and incident management plan. This service mitigates the harsh and realistic impacts of a breach on your business. 

The services include the following:

  • Breach Counseling – Help determine whether a breach has occurred and assess the severity of the incident
  • Crisis Management – Time-saving professional service in handling a breach
  • Media Relations Consulting – Public relations assistance to help restore your business’ reputation
  • Legal Support – Documentation of steps taken and remediation services provided

Please Note: This is not a full Cyber legal liability wording. For full coverage, please click here: Cyber Liability



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Do Photographers need Insurance?

Insurance for Photographers is not mandatory by law, however, it’s important to have since clients or customers can still sue you for claims of negligence and unexpected accidents. The expenses and fees can pile up quickly which can put your business at risk. 

Commercial insurance can also help meet your contractual obligations with clients. The bigger the clients you deal with, the more often you will run up against clients requiring your business to have a variety of insurance coverages. 

How much does Insurance for Photographers cost?

The cost for photography insurance is dependent on a variety of factors, some of which include the size of your business, experience, training, and your business’s annual revenue. 
Our Online Insurance for Photographers cost is also dependent on which limits of insurance you select, making it possible for you to customize based on your budget and business needs. 

How do I make sure I'm getting the right insurance coverage for my business?

Great Question! Insurance for Photographers has been designed specifically for independent photographers or photography studios, businesses, and employees in Alberta. In addition, we have provided descriptions of all optional and included coverages above. 

I didn't meet the qualifications for getting an online quote. What now?

Not to worry! We will be notified to reach out to you and see if we can help customize a policy for you.

What does online insurance cost include? Are there any extra fees?

Your policy documents and coverage are included in the price and at the payment processing stage, there is a small administration/payment processing fee applied.

Extra administration charges apply for required mid-term changes, certificates, and if specific Broker services are needed throughout the year.

* All insurance coverage described is intended to be general in nature and subject to the applicable insurer’s specific policy wording, terms, conditions and exclusions.  

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