Wedding Photography Model Releases
Wedding Photography Model Releases
A model release is generally signed by the subject of a photograph. It gives you permission to license or use the image.
This form also releases any claims the client may have to future compensation for use of images. This protects you from legal action and eliminates the unknowns around publishing images. These model release forms allow clients to easily and legally give permission for use of their photographic images (not audio or video).
Model Release Includes:
Standard release form - a standard model release document used for standard photographer usage of photographs and client’s publicity rights
Limited release by client’s choice of specific photographs
Limited release to exclude photographs containing specific contents from being published (such as pre-wedding photos, alcohol, different phases during day. getting dressed and more.)
A common (and GREAT) question is the differences in our wedding services contracts.
Wedding Essentials is the general wedding contract you have with clients.
Destination are full, standard weddings photographed at destination locations (not within your local area - think across or out of country).
Elopements - small scale weddings limiting number of people and activites. These won't typically include full-receptions etc.
Adventure - perfect for adventure elopements in exotic locations!
Template in .doc for easy copy-paste
Highlighted guides and notes for easy fill-in-the-blank customization
Access to TLT KNOWLEDGE BASE - explanations of key contractual provisions so you understand and can explain to your clients
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#2 Back-up to your digital file system for use in future
#3 Fill-in-the-blank and edit based on guides in the contract
#4 Copy/paste into any online contract signing system or CRM for use!
Why choose TheLawTog?
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Can I edit the contracts?
Yes! They come as .doc files so you can fill-in-the-blank, remove or add what you need. We provide options and headings to easily allow for editing.
Can I use these contracts if not in the US?
TheLawTog®’s contract forms are drafted on general American law-based contract principles and are applicable to many states. Due to variations in law based on location and business policies, the contracts are editable and easily adaptable. If you are a photographer outside the US, the policies may be implemented for your business, but U.S. Federal Copyright laws and other legal theories may not apply. For example, in the United States, unless otherwise contracted, the photographer retains copyright ownership of images. However, in other countries, the law may give the copyright ownership to the client and necessitate a provision for transfer.
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