Photo and Video Policy (Sample)

The Church Photo and Video Policy (Sample) is available free to download, customize and print for your church administrative office, Human Resources Dept...



Many churches use photo and/or video of some kind and in many places but do they have a policy in place for that?

If your church does not have a policy in place for their church photography and/or videoing then you can download the sample below and use it as a tool to customize a policy specifically for your church.



This policy is specific for churches who might photo and/or video a lot in their church services, events and even on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. and have these photos and/or videos available for the public to watch and view.

The policy below for church photo and video includes:

  • Purpose - The purpose of this policy is to let you know that at [Church Name] we value the way in which photos, videos and other media help our faith community grow and flourish. Photos and videos tell our story, provide visitors information and an idea of what to expect when they attend our worship services and events, highlight the work of those who serve, and allow us to communicate our mission as a church for people who don’t go to church via our website and other digital and print media.
  • Policy - Accordingly, photography, videography, live streaming and other recording may be in progress at [Church Name]’s church services, ministry activities, classes, programs and other church events. [Church Name] may use the media recorded at these events in materials produced by or for the church, including but limited to our bulletins, posters, brochures, newsletters and other printed and electronic materials, digital media (e.g., [Church Name]’s website, Facebook and other social media sites).
  • By participating in [Church Name]’s church services, ministry activities, classes, programs and other events: 1.  You consent to be photographed, videotaped or otherwise recorded; 2. You grant your permission for [Church Name] to use recordings containing your image, likeness, voice or statements, without compensation, credit or other consideration to you, for [Church Name]’s promotional, publicity and other purposes, throughout the world and in perpetuity; 3. And you agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify [Church Name] from any and all liabilities and claims involving the use of your image, likeness, voice or statements. (For more see policy below.)
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Church Photo and Video Policy (Sample)


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