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Question about model release and wedding albums

 
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Aug 26, 2009 17:43 |  #1

I tagged along with a wedding photographer a few weeks ago and I got a lot of great pictures. I was hoping to put together a sample album to show future clients, but since I wasn't the photographer getting paid and I don't have the model release form, is this ethical/legal/honest or anything like that? Totally understand if it isn't, but I just wanted to be sure before I did anything stupid. ;) Thanks for your help!


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Aug 26, 2009 19:50 |  #2

It's unethical without the permission of the main photographer and the couple. You also have to tell whoever looks at it that you weren't the primary photographer - but that'll probably be obvious.


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Aug 26, 2009 21:33 |  #3

That's what I thought. The main photographer is cool with it, she actually suggested it to me. But I definitely don't have permission from the couple. Oh well. Glad I asked before I did it! Thanks Tim! :)


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Aug 27, 2009 08:58 |  #4

You could ask the couple - if they say no then you haven't lost anything but if they say yes then that's great.


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Aug 27, 2009 12:16 |  #5

Mike wrote in post #8531817 (external link)
You could ask the couple - if they say no then you haven't lost anything but if they say yes then that's great.


I could do that. Do you think I would still need a model release since I would be using the album as a marketing tool or is a verbal agreement all that is necessary?


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Sep 03, 2009 18:59 |  #6

Cdeming wrote in post #8532969 (external link)
I could do that. Do you think I would still need a model release since I would be using the album as a marketing tool or is a verbal agreement all that is necessary?

It depends on your states laws.


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