What is a Model Release?
A model release is a document that is signed by the subject of a photograph, giving the photographer permission to use the images taken of him or her. It is a legal document between the subject and the owner of the photograph (which is you, the photographer) in which the subject gives their permission for you to use the images for your marketing, website, blog, etc.
Why do I Need a Model Release?
Utilizing a model release prevents you from legal action being taken against you for the use of the images you take of another person. It protects you as the photographer as well as the person being photographed, by stating where and how the images may be used.
Studio 2 Photography will have Model Release Forms at the studio when you arrive for any photoshoot, the model and photographer should both sign.