***Now that I do know how to search the internet for a picture, what is the appropriate way to go about requesting permission from the original designer (the standard in the field)?????? I would very much appreciate any insight and/or advice in this regard.
I did find the original creator of the 1st wedding cake, and when I uploaded the picture of my cake to my cake page I gave credit to them by name & location. I said "I was honored that my friend, XXXXX, asked me to recreate this lovely wedding cake inspired by XXXXXX of city & state. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your special day."-Photography by XXXXX. - Floral Consult by XXXXX. But since they are not a fan on my cake page, I could not "tag" them in the photo. This wording came from another lovely decorator who was kind enough to share it with me.
I have also since completing the 2nd wedding cake (my 1st and 2nd wedding cakes ever, back to back weekends of course & I only survived with the guidance, encouragment and assistance received from you all!!!) located the orignal decorator there as well. Now I understand that the "requesting permission" ship has sailed on both of those cake, but I would still like to do it in the future.
I private messaged the 2nd cake's original designer and explained pretty much as I did above that I recreated one of their original designs (though I did not ask for permission in advance) and would very much like to give them credit for their original design when I post the picture of my cake online. I asked "how they would like to be reference?" I am thinking maybe by name and location, maybe with a facebook ta (or maybe they will so hate the idea and feel I stole their design and my cake is horrible and they don't want any association they will say OMG please please please don't!!!)
Obviously once they have given permission in advance, they would have also responded to my inquiry on how to reference them in the "credits".
AGAIN A BIG THANK YOU!
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