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WHAT IS A MODEL RELEASE FORM?

A model release form is a contract that outlines the agreement between a model or client, and the photographer. A model release allows the photographer to use the photos promotionally, such as on social media, or commercially.

Model Release Form

I,                                                             (for the purpose of this form, referred to as THE MODEL) do hereby give Tenille Riechelmann & Studio NOVA (THE PHOTOGRAPHER), her assigns, licensees, successors in interest, legal representatives, and heirs the irrevocable right to use my name (or any fictional name), picture, portrait, or photograph in all forms and in all media and in all manners, without any restriction as to changes or alterations (including but not limited to composite or distorted representations or derivative works made in any medium) for advertising, trade, promotion, exhibition, or any other lawful purposes, and I waive any right to inspect or approve the photograph(s) or finished version(s) incorporating the photograph(s), including written copy that may be created and appear in connection therewith.

  1. OWNERSHIP OF IMAGES: THE MODEL agrees that THE PHOTOGRAPHER owns all images taken during the Boudoir Photography Session. THE MODEL agrees that he/she does not have any claim to copyright, patent, or other ownership of the photographs, therefore, THE MODEL agrees that if he/she wishes to submit the photos to an online or printed publication, he/she must obtain written consent from Studio NOVA prior to doing so. 

  2. MONETARY GAIN FROM IMAGES: THE MODEL agrees that THE PHOTOGRAPHER owns all images taken during the Boudoir Photography Session, therefore no monetary gain may be acquired at ANY time from the sharing or sale of the images. This action is illegal and will result in legal action at the expense of THE MODEL. 

  3. SOURCING OF IMAGES: THE MODEL agrees that all images must be sourced at all times. THE MODEL understands that he/she may post images on sites including, but not limited to; OnlyFans, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, social forums, Pinterest and/or through use in emails and agrees that he/she will credit THE PHOTOGRAPHER every time he/she does so. Images posted to any online media platforms that are not sourced will be reported to the site and removed. Repeated failure to properly source images will result in legal action.

  4. PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES: THE MODEL acknowledges that THE PHOTOGRAPHER will not be held responsible for the final destination of the images. This contract acts as permission given for THE PHOTOGRAPHER to share images from THE MODEL’s boudoir photography session for promotional purposes. 

  5. LIABILITY: THE MODEL agrees that by signing this contract he/she releases THE PHOTOGRAPHER of any and all liability. THE MODEL assumes all risk and has no legal recourse against THE PHOTOGRAPHER. This includes, but is not limited to; personal injury, loss of income, damage to personal items, emotional distress, illness, loss of property, paralysis or death, as well as negligence of THE PHOTOGRAPHER. 

  6. AGE OF CONSENT: THE MODEL agrees that he/she is at least eighteen years of age and able to provide proper identification.  THE MODEL understands boudoir photography may include nudity at their discretion, and that he/she will be photographed wearing little and/or no clothing. THE MODEL understands what a Boudoir Photography Session is, and is signing this Contract in full competency, without being coerced, influenced and of his/her own free will. 

  7. MODEL’S RESPONSIBILITY DURING SESSION: THE MODEL agrees that the level of nudity he/she shows during the Boudoir Photography Session is at his/her own discretion. THE MODEL agrees that he/she will not do anything he/she is uncomfortable with and will speak up at the time if uncomfortable with a certain level of nudity or a pose. 

  8. PROFESSIONALISM: THE PHOTOGRAPHER is a professional and shoots in a professional manner. THE MODEL agrees that he/she will not frivolously hold THE PHOTOGRAPHER responsible or liable for sexual inappropriateness. 

  9. DIGITAL MANIPULATION: THE MODEL acknowledges THE PHOTOGRAPHERS creative freedom, and understands that no alterations, including but not limited to skin retouching, cropping, face-tuning, colour changes, filters from apps, and any other changes may not be applied by THE MODEL to THE PHOTOGRAPHER’s final images. Images given to THE CLIENT from THE CLIENT's session are to remain unaltered by THE CLIENT, at all times.

 

Limitation of Liability: 

STUDIO NOVA DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND TO THE MODEL, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AS TO ANY MATTER IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, THE SERVICES, THE PHOTOGRAPHS, OR PRODUCTS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE PHOTOGRAPHER BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, THE SERVICES, THE PHOTOGRAPHS, AND/OR THE DIGITAL NEGATIVES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST MONIES. 

 

THE MODEL further relieves THE PHOTOGRAPHER from: 

Any action, claim, command, obligation, cause of action, damages, costs, loss of service, expenses and compensation of any kind or nature whatsoever brought by any Third Party against THE MODEL arising out of any actions of THE MODEL and/or other Third Parties during the Contract with THE PHOTOGRAPHER; Any and all claims, demands or actions which may hereinafter or at any time be made or brought against THE PHOTOGRAPHER by any person or entity who has made, or agreed to make payments on THE MODEL'S behalf for any medical expenses or any other obligations incurred by THE MODEL as a result of property damage, bodily and personal injuries, illness, paralysis and or death to THE MODEL or any members of THE MODEL'S family arising out of THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S activities. 

 

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between THE MODEL and Studio NOVA respect to the provision of the Services, and takes precedence over all prior oral and written Agreements and discussions with respect to the subject matter, and, except as specifically set forth herein, there are no other Agreements, representations, promises or inducements, written or oral, express or implied, between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter. Neither party can modify or amend this Agreement unless such modification and amendment is in writing and is signed and agreed upon by both parties. 

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