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TERESA J. SWEET

member since: 5/12/2005
 

Wedding Photography: Model Release


Hello,
In my wedding contract, it states I have all rights to use the photos as needed (advertising, etc). I recently photographed an engagement couple with their children, as well as the children separate. Now, to really cover myself, should I have the parents sign an additional release form for the portraits of the kids... or, since this was part of the engagement session, would that be covered still under the contract? Just wanted to double check and see what you guys and gals thought! Thanks in advance!

10/8/2006 3:34:19 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/17/2005
  If you're saying you photographed everyone in the same session, although separately, and that you obtained a release from the parents for the photographs you made during THAT session that named the kids, then no, you don't need an additional release.
If, on the other hand, the kids were NOT named in the original release for THAT session, yes, you should get a release that covers them specifically for that specific shoot. Okie dokie?
Releases should be specific as to specific persons photographed on a particular date and time.
Mark

10/8/2006 3:50:15 PM

 
TERESA J. SWEET

member since: 5/12/2005
  Ok, I thought so...but I figured I would ask just to be sure (and I knew I could count on you for responding!). Where would BP be without you, Mark? LOL ;)

10/8/2006 4:14:59 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/17/2005
  Hmmmm, much further along the trail than they are with me???? Yikes !!! Imagine me as a BP instructor? Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh noooooooo.....don't go in THAT class !!! LOL !!!!
M.

10/8/2006 4:29:00 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 1/21/2004
  i'll take that class..

10/8/2006 7:13:45 PM

 
Barbara Wenneberg

member since: 1/26/2005
  When in doubt always get an extra release signed for seperate pictures. The people usually don't mind signing the releases if you explain why.

10/10/2006 8:56:35 AM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/17/2005
  Thanks Samuel. Any suggestions as to what it should be on [other than film-based]?
M

10/10/2006 9:23:36 AM

 
Loraine Ehresman
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 6/22/2006
  where would I find a release form?

10/12/2006 8:53:53 AM

 
TERESA J. SWEET

member since: 5/12/2005
  You can find them in books or even online. You can google for a free one or just make your own to cover all the bases. Whatever works best for you! =)

10/12/2006 8:56:38 AM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 1/21/2004
  i only listen to those who teach,not preach,and the topic is mute.
and pass it on I will.
I will not abuse my knowledge,only share.
the best teacher is one whos student becomes a better teacher...
yeah.

10/12/2006 9:26:09 PM

 

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