I am a new blogger. I want to offer brides in western North Carolina resources for planning weddings in a rural environment. To this end, I want to primarily use images from local vendors.
Unfortunately, background is in academics. Academics are commonly concerned with copyright violations and I am routinely terrified to re-post images from photographer blogs with "all rights reserved" images.
I have contacted a few vendors asking for permission to repost and have gotten a generally warm response. HOWEVER, one photographer want to vet the posts where I use his images. This has raised a bit of a red flag for me. Such an arrangement is find for now, but as my blog (hopefully) grows, such a vetting process will become unwieldy and slow down my blogging process.
What exactly is the etiquette for posting images to inspiration boards and reposting images from planner and photographer websites. I was under the impression that bloggers like lots of links back to their blogs, but some planners and photographers seem to want to restrict how and where their images are used.
Because one of my primary goals is to support my local economy and provide brides with local resources and beautiful inspiration, I need to form a relationship with local vendors. But I also need to be able to post quickly. Once the wedding season is in full swing, I am afraid I will wait weeks for a vendor to give me the OK to use images from her blog.
Please advise, and share with me your process for posting blog images and inspiration boards.
Thanks a million!