For this document, Amanda Hutchings Photography will be known as “Photographer”. Please carefully read this document, your legal rights may be effected.. I am aware that certain activities and actions that take place during my photography session with Photographer present certain risks including, but not limited to, bodily injury, death, illness, loss or damage to personal property, and other safety-related dangers.  I further understand that indoor and outdoor sessions present inherent risks of personal injury or sickness, such as falling or tripping, bug bites, forces of nature such as lightning strikes, accidents by automobile or other conveyance.

I understand these risks, recognize that these dangers cannot be eliminated, and acknowledge other dangers not mentioned may also exist.  I understand the physical requirements of participation in these activities and affirm I meet these requirements, and that my physical and mental health is good, and that I am not under a doctor’s care for any condition that might endanger other participants or myself.  I understand that Photographer, and or their assistants, may not posess the required training or equipment to handle incidents that may occur.  In case of injury, accident, illness, or my inability to complete these activities, I will bear the full cost of any additional transportation or evacuation procedures performed by Photographer or others.

I certify that I am voluntarily participating in these activities and assume all risks, consequences, and potential liability for this participation.  I hereby release Photographer, its employees, staff, instructors, volunteers, and representatives, as well as, any owners and lessors of premises where session may take place from any and all liability claims, causes of action, debts, and demands that may arise as a result of participation in these activities.  In the event that a lawsuit is filed, I agree to do so only in the County of Jackson in the State of Michigan, and further agree that the substantive law of the State shall apply in that action without regard to the conflict of the rules of that State.  This document shall also serve as a release and assumption of risk for my heirs, personal representatives, executors, administrators, and members of my family.  Photographer reserves the right to cancel or change activities without prior notice, and reserves the right to cancel the session of any participant it deems unable to meet safety requirements.  I have had sufficient time to read this entire document.  I have read and understood it, and agree to be bound by its terms.
SHOOTING CONDITIONS: Photographer schedules their events sometimes months in advance and does their best to predict the best times and conditions for photography.  However, I understand and stipulate that Mother Nature is unpredictable and that it is impossible for Photographer to truly know what will happen.  Therefore, I agree to hold Photographer harmless if conditions do not meet my expectations.  This includes, but is not limited to, weather, light, and growing conditions, rain, drought, lack of blooming, minimal color, lack of water flow, and so forth.

 

As a parent or guardian of participant(s), I acknowledge reading this form and agree to all the provisions above. In addition to the release and assumption of risk, I also give permission for Photographer, assistants, staff, volunteers, and emergency personnel to make necessary first aid decisions in the event of an accident, injury, or illness to the below named participant(s). I acknowledge that I am over the age of 18 and the legal guardian of the mode(s)l listed above