Copyright and Licensing Notice/Release and Model Contracting

All photographs appearing on this site are the property of Mayowa Obatuase Photography. They are protected by U.S. Copyright Laws, and are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission of Mayowa Obatuase Photography. Copyright 2017 Oluwamayowa O. Obatuase. All Rights Reserved.

The photographer for this event will be Oluwamayowa Obatuase or his representative(s). Photographer may substitute another photographer to take the photographs in the event of photographer’s illness or emergency scheduling conflicts. In the event of such substitution, photographer warrants that the photographer taking the photographs shall be a competent professional and will be provided without additional charge.

Mayowa Obatuase Photography and its representatives shall not be held accountable for any unforeseen delays in the order(s), color fading of prints over time, color balance problems with digital files or images due to improper or inadequate lighting at the event site that is beyond the control of the photographer, grainy files which are usually caused by inadequate lighting or having to photograph images in available or mixed lighting at high ISO film settings when adequate or no flash photography is allowed or prohibited, missed shots, or lab mistakes. Copies of digital images will be stored on hard drives and can be made available up to one year after the event for a nominal fee. After the one-year anniversary of the services provided, Mayowa Obatuase Photography reserves the right to dispose of any digital files as they see fit. Images can be permanently archived for an additional fee.

If the photographer cannot perform this contract due to fire or other casualty, theft, strike, denial of admission onto property, denial to allow photography by owner/manager at location, inadequate set up space, inadequate electrical service, equipment failure, lighting or color balance problems, act of God, or other causes beyond the control of the parties, or due to photographer’s illness or emergency, then the photographer shall return the retainer to the Client but shall have no further liability with respect to the Contract. 

This limitation on liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera or computer malfunction, lost in the mail, lost due to memory card malfunction, corrupt digital files or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of the photographer. Although all care will be taken with the digital media and photographs taken at the event, the client agrees that the photographer limits any liability for loss, damage, or failure to deliver pictures, for any reason, to no more than the return of all payments made to Mayowa Obatuase Photography.

The images that are being provided to you are licensed to you for any reason personal, including but not limited to: printing, copying, emailing, and web publishing. Your license does not include use that results in financial gain, including but not limited to: advertising, stock photography, print sale profits, or resale of any nature. Your purchase of the original files releases Mayowa Obatuase Photography from any liability due to loss or damage of the images, and also releases Mayowa Obatuase Photography from any obligation to maintain copies of any digital file, image, or photograph. You hereby grant to Mayowa Obatuase Photography the right to use and publish images and photographs taken at your photography session to further promote its service, including portfolio, web site, display, advertisement, and editorial use, unless otherwise discussed beforehand. Mayowa Obatuase Photography may revoke this license at any time and for any reason. Mayowa Obatuase Photography retains all copyrights to the images and derivative works thereof.

If you are posting any of the digital files to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram* etc.) OR if you share or use any digital files from either Facebook or my website, you may NOT alter the image in any way** and you MUST give credit to Mayowa Obatuase Photography
By using any of these images, you are agreeing to the above terms.


DISCLAIMER: This is a sample contract & copyright release and can change depending on the agreed upon terms.