Model Releases Make Me Feel So Awkward

August 11, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Mother and DaughterHow do you handle model releases?
Want to know what's harder than asking a stranger if you can take their photo? Asking them to sign a model release.
 
I know the importance of getting a signed model release, but I just feel so awkward asking a person to sign one -- "Thanks for letting me snap your photo, please sign this contract."
 
In it's simplest form, a model release, or liability waiver, is just a document that allows a photographer to publish your photo, or grant license to others to use your photo.
 
How do you handle model releases? Is there any way to make the process less intimidating for both the photographer and the model? Please share your advice with me. 

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