If you're on this page, it's probably because Austin told you that he needs a signed release form from you. Those forms are available below. Simply print, complete, and bring this form to your photo shoot; once Austin has your completed sheet, we can get started!

NOTE: Failure to complete and turn in a photographic release form could result in losing your scheduled shoot time, any deposit, or any photos that may have already been taken.

 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Q: Do YOU REALLY NEED A RELEASE FORM?

A: 95% of the time, probably not, but it's nice to have just in case. One thing to realize is that street photography (i.e. any photo taken in a candid manner in a public place) doesn't need a release form as per Nussenzweig v. DiCorcia (New York Supreme Court). In addition, commissioned photographs (where you pay me to take your picture) don't usually require release forms, since the eventual photos belong to you (making them the property of the model themselves). That said, it's much nicer to settle things civilly without lawyers, so let's sign releases instead.

 

Q: WHICH RELEASE FORM DO I NEED?

A: If you're a person, then the first form listed above. If we're photographing your pets or property, then the second form.

 

Q: DoES A CHILD NEED A RELEASE FORM?

A: Yep! If we're photographing a model under the age of 18, their parent or legal guardian needs to sign the release form on their behalf.

 

Q: HOW DO YOU STORE MY RELEASE FORM?

A: Either in physical form in a secured facility, or digitally scanned and protected (with the original form being destroyed). I know that with birth dates, it can get a little scary having your information floating around too many places, but I don't really use the data unless absolutely necessary, and I take every possible measure to keep your data as safe as I would my own.