Do you plan on publishing photos of subjects under the age of majority? If so, you DO need a model release form to protect yourself from liability.
Everyone, even minors, is entitled to a right of publicity, which is an individual’s right to control their own likeness and to stop others from using it commercially without permission.
Photography for artistic purposes, however, generally does not require model release forms because an artist’s First Amendment rights tend to trump an individual’s right to control their own image.
However, to protect yourself in case of any further actions, it is better to cover yourself and have permission given before you use the images.
When you press submit, we will email you a ready to print release form