Model Release & Waiver of Liability 

 (This form MUST be filled out and all boxes checked before your session will takes place. Please read through it carefully. )

 

MODEL RELEASE:  The undersigned hereby grants Katwalk Studios and Krystle Claycomb-Gaulter(KWS) the absolute and irrevocable right and permission, in respect to the photographs, video tapes, motion pictures, recordings, or any other media (hereinafter collectively known as “Images”) that KWS has taken of me or my property, or minors in my care, or in which I may be included with others, to copyright the same, in ’s own name or otherwise, to use, re-use, publish, re-publish, post, display, in printed form, or in any and all media now or hereafter known, and for any legitimate purpose whatsoever. You hereby grant to KWS the right to use and publish images and photographs taken at your photography session to further promote its service, including portfolio, print, web site, display, advertisement, and editorial use. KWS agrees to limit the use of these images and photographs to promotional use only. KWS may revoke this license at any time and for any reason. KWS retains all copyrights to the images and derivative works thereof. KWS agrees to only use first names of baby, and will leave any Social Media "tagging" up to the parents unless requested. 

COPYRIGHT AND REPRODUCTION The client agrees that all copyrights and/or intellectual property rights for all photographs taken at the session shall be held exclusively by Katwalk Studios. The client will receive images via online gallery, and may print at their discretion as well as purchase professional prints and items from the photographer. The client may also post images online and to social media (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, etc.)and must include Katwalk Studios as the photographer and include a tag where feasible. The client is encouraged to back up their images upon receiving them. Your purchase of the original files releases KWS from any liability due to loss or damage of the images, and also releases KWS from any obligation to maintain copies of any digital file, image, or photograph.The client may not sell, distribute or take credit for any of the photos taken by Katwalk Studios. KWS highly recommends that photographs be printed only through a professional printing lab.  If client prefers to print through a low quality printer, KWS is not responsible for client being displeased with those printed products.

Client may not edit, retouch or alter images in any way, nor send them to any outside retouchers not approved in writing by Krystle Claycomb-Gaulter and Catwalk Studios.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY RELEASE By agreeing to a photography session with Katwalk Studios, I am hereby waiving, releasing, and discharging Katwalk Studios and all its affiliates, from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me or my family including my traveling to and from this event.

 

Katwalk Studios and Krystle Claycomb-Gaulter is not responsible for any injuries inflicted upon any participating parties. Client(s) will be responsible for their children and for themselves and release photographer from any claims against their person or their business.  Client swears that each person is participating voluntarily in the said photography session and forfeit all right to bring a suit against Krystle Claycomb-Gaulter or Katwalk  for any reason. KWS is not responsible for uncooperative parties.  It is understood that the behavior of children is unpredictable, however, photographer is not liable if children do not cooperate during sessions. In the event of an uncooperative child that the parent cannot control. KWS reserves the right to stop the shoot if the child poses a safety risk to themselves, another person or property, at no refund.

 

Please be aware that booking fees are non-refundable, and that absolutely no refunds will be given after a session has taken place. Deposits to reserve your session are non-refundable and can only be rolled to a future sessional the discretion of the photographer and studio scheduling.

COVID-19 Acknowledgement and Waiver of Liability:

I acknowledge the contagious nature of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and that the CDC and many other public health authorities still recommend practicing social distancing. 
I further acknowledge that Katwalk Studios

 has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
I further acknowledge that  Katwalk Studios cannot guarantee that I will not become infected with the Coronavirus/Covid-19. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to and/or infected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, salon staff, and other salon clients and their families.
I voluntarily seek services provided by Katwalk Studios and acknowledge that I am increasing my risk to exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. I acknowledge that I must comply with all set procedures to reduce the spread while attending my appointment.
I attest that:
* I am not experiencing any symptom of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
* I have not traveled internationally within the last 14 days.
* I have not traveled to a highly impacted area within the United States of America in the last 14 days.
* I do not believe I have been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19. 
* I have not been diagnosed with Coronavirus/Covid-19 and not yet cleared as non contagious by state or local public health authorities.
* I am following all CDC recommended guidelines as much as possible and limiting my exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
I hereby release and agree to hold Katwalk Studios and harmless from, and waive on behalf of myself, my heirs, and any personal representatives any and all causes of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses and compensation for damage or loss to myself and/or property that may be caused by any act, or failure to act of the salon, or that may otherwise arise in any way in connection with any services received from Katwalk Studios I understand that this release discharges Katwalk Studiosfrom any liability or claim that I, my heirs, or any personal representatives may have against the salon with respect to any bodily injury, illness, death, medical treatment, or property damage that may arise from, or in connection to, any services received from Katwalk Studios. This liability waiver and release extends to the studio together with all owners, partners, and employees.

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