I require a photo session agreement for each photo session even if we’ve worked together before. THis photo session contract shall be signed by you, the model, and me, the photographer, electronically prior to your photo session. Each model participating in the photo session must sign a contract.
The first time we work together, I require a photo ID, of which I will take a photo for my records. Federal or state issued photo ID must be presented at the beginning of the photo session. Each model participating in the photo session must provide photo identification for age verification if it is her first time working with me.
Any model who refuses to sign a photo session agreement or present proper identification for age verification purposes, shall have her photo session cancelled. If a model is scheduled to participate in a photo session with one or more other models, that model will not be permitted to participate in the photo session, but all models who do sign the contract and provide photo identification for age verification shall be allowed to participate in the photo session. Models who do not sign the contract and/or do not present a photo ID for age verification shall not receive a refund for any payment, partial or in full, made previous to the start of the photo session.
My agreement is a standard agreement discussing the following:
If we are shooting for a publication, you may also be required to complete and sign a model release for the publication.
This agreement specifies, in detail, how I, the photographer, may use your photographs, as agreed upon by you, the model.1, 3
1 You must allow me to use your photos in some manner if you receive a free or TFP photo session. If you insist that I cannot use your photos for anything, you will be required to pay the session fee, which is normally $297.2 Limited to paid photo sessions only. If you received a free or TFP photo session, you will be required to pay the session fee, which is normally $297.3 If you were compensated for the photo session, I have the right to use any photo for any purpose.
You, the model, and I, the photographer, must sign this agreement after your photo session is complete.
In this agreement you, the model, agree that I, the photographer did not force, coerce, push you, or otherwise make you perform in any pose, position, or situation that made you excessively uncomfortable, or to which you said you did not want to do.
You must sign this agreement after the photo session is complete.