A print release is a document provided by a photographer that allows you to share and print your photographic images. It essentially gives you the legal right to personally use the photos in an unlimited way.
Examples of personal usage include:
- Wedding programs
- Save-the-date announcements
- Guest books
- Party favors
- Gift table or cake table displays
- Personalized reception table numbers
- Thank-you cards
- Holiday cards
- Holiday ornaments
- DIY calendars
- Address labels
- Photographic prints
- Wall art
- Canvas prints
- Social media posts
Some commercial print labs may ask that you present a print release before they complete your job order.
A print release does not give the right to edit the images, make derivatives of the images, claim the work as your own, enter a contest, submit for publication, or use the images for personal gain.
These types of projects would need a separate agreement.
If you’re interested in the commercial use of your digital images or submitting your images for publication, please contact me for additional information.