I hereby grant Bethany Conkel permission to photograph my minor child(ren): (please list names)

    I hereby warrant that I am a legal, competent adult and a parent or legal guardian of the minor(s) being photographed (listed above), and that I have every right to contract for the minor(s) in regards to matters agreed upon in this form.

    COOPERATION:  I understand that the photographer will try her best to get everyone involved in the session to smile and interact, but the photographer will not be held liable if anyone does not cooperate or chooses not to participate.

    LATE ARRIVAL:  I understand that if I arrive late for a session, that amount of time will be deducted from the scheduled amount of time. (For instance, if I am scheduled for a 30 minute session but I arrive 10 minutes late, I will only have 20 minutes remaining to be photographed.) I will still be required to pay the full session fee. I also understand the photographer may not be able to provide the agreed upon number of photos depending on how late I am. No shows will still be billed for the agreed upon amount. It is suggested to arrive 10 minutes before scheduled time.

    PAYMENT:  I understand that payment shall be made in full at the time of the shoot. Accepted forms of payment include cash or check. Electronic payments and credit cards are not accepted.

    ELECTRONIC DELIVERY:  I understand that Bethany Conkel will electronically provide digital images from this session, that she will provide a print release, and that I will be able to use images for personal use. Images will be able to be downloaded and printed by client. I understand digital files will be available for 6 months, and then will be removed. I understand that I, as the client, am responsible for the long term storage of images and will hold Bethany Conkel harmless for providing any images after six months from the original dates the photos were delivered via online gallery.

    CONSENT:  I   irrevocably consent to and authorize the use of photographs taken during this session to be used on social media, websites, in printed material for display, in a portfolio, and/or advertising for promotional purposes by the photographer. I agree to hold the photographer and her heirs harmless in legal matters for use of the images.

    OWNERSHIP:  Copyright of photos from this shoot is indefinitely retained by Bethany Conkel per USC Title 17 (US Copyright Law) and is not released to the client.

    AGREEMENT:  (Choose one of the following.)

    LONGHORNS:  I acknowledge that I and my minor child(ren) are voluntarily participating in this activity. I am the parent or legal guarding of the minor child(ren). I irrevocably release the photographer from any liability and waive the right to sue or seek any legal action, renumeration, or compensation for any damages, illnesses, bodily harm, or economic loss that occurs from interactions with the live animals or from being on the property where the photo shoot is taking place. I fully understand the risks (bodily injury, illness, even death) of interacting with live animals, specifically Longhorn Cows. I will hold Bethany Conkel (Joyful Embrace Photography) and her heirs harmless if any injuries are sustained during the photoshoot or any illnesses occur after from direct exposure to live animals.

    AFFIRM:  I have read this document, and I am signing it freely. I understand the legal consequences of signing this document, including (a) releasing the photographer from all liability on my and my minor child(ren)’s behalf, (b) waiving my and my child(ren)’s right to sue the photographer, (c) assuming all risks of participation in this activity. I affirm that I have read, understood, and agree to the above client/model release form.


    Signature (I agree that typing my name, it will be considered the same as my physical signature):