We want to make this as easy as possible to understand – because, hey, legal mumbo jumbo is boring and can seem like a foreign language to many of us sometimes. Legal stuff is never fun but always important. CreateHER Stock is a lifestyle-esque, stock photography resource where we curate modern and authentic imagery for female bloggers, creatives, and online influencers of color. We are proud to say that we serve individuals of all races and ethnicities who find great use  in our content – catering specifically to Black women and most of our everyday lives.

THE LICENSE: Non-Exclusive. Sold and licensed as Royalty-Free. 

We’re here to help fill a gap where stock photography is otherwise lack-luster for women of color. Understand that we are a small platform and we curate all of our content with love, not haste. Your support allows us to continue growing and curating great content just for you. So if you’re expecting to sit down and view a catalog of over 10k images and beyond, we may not be for you.

Please review the information below prior to making any purchase or commitment to our wonderful platform! We like to keep it simple and to the point. Questions? Contact Us.

Simplified Usage Overview

Stock images found on the CreateHER Stock platform (including free gallery images) are under a standard, non-exclusive license. All images & content on this website are exclusive to CreateHER Stock and its Contributors as copyright holders, unless stated otherwise. You may not use any images or content for profit without the express permission and proper compensation (extended license) to CreateHER Stock. 

What does that even mean? Well, you’re not the only person who uses images found on this platform. The stock images are available to you for non-commercial use. Understand that you may not sale or re-distribute these images to third-parties or for profit.

You may:

  • Alter images with text overlays, filters, lighten, darken, crop, etc. 
  • Use images for personal editorial use – (blogs, website articles, and non-commercial presentations). 
  • Non-commercial advertising  – (i.e public service announcements, promoting your services, etc.)
  • Use images within template mockups only. (not resale with product)

You may not: 

  • Use CreateHER Stock content for commercial use (i.e part of resale) – this includes not using for apparel such as t-shirts, book covers, etc)
  • Manipulate or distort content to pass off as your own.
  • Use for commercial advertising/marketing or promotional print material
  • Resale CreateHER Stock content used in mockups or templates you plan to sell.
  • Images may not be used for any offensive, illegal or pornographic use.  


All users acknowledge that CreateHER Stock and its Contributors do not make any representations or assurances of non-infringement and does not make claim to have received releases from any brands, designers, or manufacturers for use of products, registered trademarks, logos or intellectual property that may or may not be portrayed in images found on this platform. Users also agree that CreateHER Stock or its Contributors shall not be liable for any damages resulting from the use of any  images provided. CreateHER Stock and its Contributors shall not be liable for any claims related to, or resulting from, your use of the images, which may or may not have been modified by you, or combined with other content.


You will need to reach out to purchase an extended license if you plan to use CreateHER Stock in connection within commercial sales, film, high-traffic websites, television, documentaries, or any other video or multimedia presentation / mainstream media. You agree to use reasonable commercial efforts to accord the copyright holder and CreateHER Stock a credit as provided here – © 2019 CreateHER Stock, LLC.

Free Stock Photos

You may opt to receive free images monthly to your email inbox. Images are non-exclusive. For the purposes of this license, email subscribers are considered “Users”

Users May:

  • Use images for personal use only.
  • Resize, crop , filter, or change orientation.
  • Overlay the image with text, screenshots, product or mockup designs.
  • Examples of Uses: create email opt-ins, digital workbooks, pdfs, etc.

Users may not:

  • Manipulate or distort the image to claim the image as their own.
  • Sell the image to a third-party.
  • Used for commercial marketing and advertising uses.
  • ​​Images may not be used for any offensive, illegal or pornographic use. 
  • Use images to promote or sell other stock photography services/resources,  free or paid.
VIP Premium Users

VIP Premium Membership comes with a non-exclusive license. Users are not required to pay per image to use once premium members, unless they desire to use commercially for media (television, newspaper, etc) or use within or on products for profit.

– See Simplified Usage Overview –

How do I preview all the photos before purchasing a subscription? 
You can’t. At least not at the moment. We’re currently working on a web link that will allow you to preview all of our stockpile collections before you choose to commit to a subscription. This catalog will not show all images available within the actual collections. Alternatively, you can reach out before making a purchase to see if we have what you’re looking for.
Where can I update my password? 
You can log into your profile and navigate to “My Account”. Below your account profile, click on “change password”.
I’d love to work with your platform! Do you accept new contributors, collaborations, or partnerships? 
Yessss! We love connecting and working with others. If you’d like to contribute images, click here. All other collab or partnership inquiries can be directly sen to our founder Neosha here – her@createherstock.com
I pay each month for a subscription but can’t log into my account. What’s up with that? 
It is possible that if you created an account with us before August 2018, that you never activated your grandfathered account under our new system so payments are still being collected because you never cancelled your subscription. Reach out to Jaz and she’ll be happy to assist.
How can I search the free image gallery?
Our freebies are hosted on both Dropbox and Pixieset. There is no search bar feature available on those direct links.
How can I inquire about having custom stock photos or product images created for my brand/business? 
Two ways. You can email us directly or fill out the form here and we’ll respond as soon as possible.
I noticed some images and collections are missing. Where are they?
A few images were archived as they no longer suit our platform but it’s also likely that if its a collection, it’s being updated and will later be re-uploaded. Email us if you’re seeking a specific image you no longer see.
How often do you all upload new images to Premium? 
We upload two to three collections a month with 50+ or more images total.
How much is a license for commercial use? 
Sweet! You can purchase images commercially for $150 or $25 if you’re needing it for personal editorial use. Contact us for more information.
Is your website compatible with all web browsers?
Yes, all up to date web browsers are compatible with out website.
I reached out to support but never got a response. Please help! 
Oh no! We try our best to respond to all support tickets in a timely manner. Be sure to check your spam folders in case we were sent to the depths of oblivion. You can also reach out to jasmine, our email liaison who can look into what may have happened and get you the help you need. we recommend you attempt to send a follow-up email directly to Jaz just in case she missed ya here – support@createherstock.zohosupport.com
I need to save some coin at the moment. How do I cancel my subscription?
No worries! You can cancel online anytime by navigating to “My Account” under “Members” in the navigation after you sign in. Click on “Subscriptions” and simply hit “Cancel”. If you choose to reach out to request that your account be canceled by us instead, please do so at least 48 hours before the date of your plan’s renewal. We do not recommend this as you will be subject to the ticketing system and our available hours as all inquiries are responded to in the order they are received by our support rep.