Model Application and Release

Model Call

On occasion, we are in the need of enthusiastic models for various projects. We work with different agencies, partners, and collaborators, in addition to needing models for workshops, educational videos, new wardrobe pieces, and stand-ins for new equipment and lighting.


Of course, I prefer to work with previous clients, those who support us on social media, as well as clients who have already booked with me. So even if you have already booked with me you can still be considered for upcoming projects. Some projects require specific looks and sizes. Many factors will decide who is chosen, and in some cases, my collaborators will choose the applicant. Maternity model sessions take place between 26-34 weeks of pregnancy. However not all our campaigns involve pregnancy. Some may be mommy and me, or non-maternity, newborn, children, or even family. So be sure to indicate your due date if pregnant, keeping in mind you may have many more opportunities to be considered down the line even if you haven’t been selected immediately. All faces and sizes and ages are encouraged to apply!


All models will receive a complimentary session and 3 full-resolution images with the option to purchase more if desired. All models must be willing to sign a model release, for social media/ website and any applicable agencies or collaborators, including stylists, designers, and hair and or makeup artists.

    Thank you for your interest in being a model for Melanie Maxine Photography. We kindly request that you carefully review all information provided to ensure you have a clear understanding of the modeling requirements and expectations before applying. Please note that our model sessions cannot be rescheduled. If for any reason you are unable to attend a session, your spot will be forfeited, and an alternate model will be selected.

    For this modeling opportunity, we require that the model be comfortable with sitting, standing, and laying down positions. It is also essential that the model is not experiencing any pregnancy complications that could jeopardize their safety during the session. ** Please note that the sessions are scheduled between weeks 26-34 of pregnancy.

    Selected model will receive a complimentary session, which will be styled with a designer maternity gown and three (3) digital images.

    Model Release

    Model hereby agrees to, understands and accepts the following:

    1. Payment - There is no payment required from the model for this model session. No monetary payment will be made to the model(s) either.

    2. Rescheduling - Model sessions may not be rescheduled.  If you are accepted and cancel or do not show up you forfeit your right to the session. 

    3. Image delivery - Model will provide their time in exchange for 3 digital images from the session. Additional High Resolution images may be purchased at a rate of $45 per image. Selected images, editing and retouching wil be at the artist’s discretion. 

    4. Gallery expiration - Online gallery to download your images will be sent within 2 weeks, and will be active/available for 7 days - all downloads should be made within this time. There is a $25 fee to reinstate an expired gallery. Images from your session will be kept in an archive file for 6 months, after which I cannot guarantee I will be able to retrieve them.

    5. Print Release - The images you will be given, will be accompanied by a print release allowing you to print at the lab of your choice.

    6. Social Media- You are both welcome and requested to share any of your images posted social media. Per Copyright law, you are not authorized to alter or edit the images in any way, including cropping, apply “auto correct” or other filters, or adding any text. Models must sign model release below and understand video and photo will be used on social media, marketing etc. 

    7. Copyright

    The Federal Copyright Law protects copyright. It is unlawful to copy or scan any images without permission of the photographer. Even though the pictures may be of you or your child, the photographer still owns the copyright to the image. In order to control the quality of the work produced, the photographer is the only one who can crop or modify any image produced from your session. Alterations of any kind are in direct violation of copyright laws. The photographer retains copyright and ownership of all images from your session and reserves the right to produce images for her portfolio, website, self promotion, photo contests, etc. 

    8. Liability

    Photographer 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. We take the utmost care with respect to the exposure, retouching, and transportation of digital captures, proofs and prints.  The limit of liability for partial loss or damage of originals shall be a prorated amount of the total amount, based on the percentage of originals lost or damaged.

    9. Model Release

     Model hereby consents that the photographs taken and presented by this photographer may be used by Melanie Maxine Photography and gown designer for the purpose of display, portfolio, advertising, website, social media or publication to promote services. Model also agrees that the images can be used without compensation. Model is either of full age and has the right to contract in his/her own name, or is acting on authority as parent or guardian of any minors being photographed. By signing below, model confirms that:

      - He/she/they has/have read and agree to the terms and conditions set forth above,   including payment, policies, cancellation, copyright policies & model release.

    - He/she/they, as the parent or legal guardian of any minor(s) photographed, have the   legal right and authority to execute the model release stipulations on behalf of said   minor(s)

    Thank you for your interest in our modeling opportunities. If we have a project that we believe would be a good fit for you, we will be sure to reach out and discuss the details, as well as find a date that works for everyone involved.

    We understand that not every project will be the right fit for every model. If you feel that a particular project is not suitable for you, you are welcome to pass and remain on our list for the next available opportunity.

    Please note that we receive a high volume of messages and interest when we offer model calls, and we do our best to respond to everyone. However, we may not be able to reply to every inquiry. If you are selected for a project, you will receive an email with further details.