A. Model Release (Permission for Photography Use)
By signing this model release, I irrevocably grant Jody Gianni of Jody Gianni Photography the absolute and unrestricted use of photographs of me, my children, pets and/or my property. I authorize Jody Gianni Photography and their assignee's, licensees, legal representatives and transferees to use and publish (with or without my name, or with a fictitious name) said photographs in any and all forms and media and in all manners and the purposes of publicity, illustration, professional competition, commercial art, advertising, publishing, for any product or services, or other lawful uses as may be determined by Jody Gianni Photography. I further waive any and all rights to review or approve any uses of the images, any written copy or finished product. I release and discharge Jody Gianni from any and all claims and demands that may arise out of or in connection with the use of the photographs, including without limitation, any and all claims for libel or violation of any right of publicity or privacy. This authorization and release shall also inure to the benefit of the heirs, legal representatives, licensees, and assigns of Jody Gianni Photography, as well as the person(s) for whom she took the photographs. I am a legally competent adult and have the right to contract in my own name. I have read this document and fully understand its contents. This release shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns. I am the legal guardian of children photographed and have the full legal capacity to consent to the shoot and to sign this model release on their behalf.
B. Copyright & Penalty
Jody Gianni retains all copyrights to all images created during the session. A print release will be given with any high resolution digital files to print portraits for personal use. The print release does not allow publication of said portraits (i.e. entering in contests), selling or altering of images without the Jody Gianni's written permission. It is illegal to copy, scan, download, print, share, alter, or otherwise steal any image created by Jody Gianni Photography. This applies to "sneak peek" images, images posted in an online proofing gallery, Blog, Facebook, Instagram, or hard copy images. If client steals images via any method listed above, or any other method, client will be invoiced for the cost of EACH digital image client has stolen, at photographer’s current price per digital file.
***Note from photographer: I work very hard to create images that reflect you and your family, while keeping in line with my artistic vision and creativity. I know you will want to share them and include a sneak-peek for that very reason. However, I ask that you simply link back to my blog/website/facebook page instead of right-clicking, saving, and sharing the image via your own page. I hope that you will respect not only my hard work, but the time, money, and dedication that I have put into training and equipment to capture these images for you. Please do not crop out my logo when posting and please tag when possible. Please do not steal images.