Story Behind This Site

I'm a marketing guy (who also dabbles in men's aprons), and I regularly source local images for my client's websites, brochures, business cards and other commercial projects. It can be a frustrating experience, however, trying to find images that depict North Central Washington AND are of a high quality.

Thus, Chelan County Commons was born ... a local stock photo website showcasing the work of our many talented professional and amateur photographers.

Happy image hunting!

Chelan County Commons exists to provide Chelan County businesses, nonprofits and residents with a single location to find high quality images (taken locally by local photographers) for websites, brochures, promotions, advertising or just personal use.

How Can I Use These Images?

A goal of Chelan County Commons is to make image purchasing and licensing easier, while also getting a fair price for work of the photographers. When you buy an image on this site, the image is "licensed," which means the photographer is giving you the right to use it. Images on this site are "licensed" for commercial use (that is they can be used for advertisements and promotions) with only two limitations:

  • You cannot give the image to someone else. You may use the image for your own purposes, but you cannot share it with another business, person or organization to use. They must purchase their own "license."
  • You cannot use these images for big national advertising campaigns: The images on this site are intended to be a resource for local businesses and organizations. Big, national brands should contact the photographers directly if they would like to use images from this site in their national advertising and promotional campaigns. The use of these images is limited to advertising and promotional campaigns of less than $200,000. Any use of these images in a campaign valued at more than $200,000 is prohibited.

Failure to abide by either of these rules may result in legal action by either Chelan County Commons, LLC, or the photographer. See the full image Licensing Agreement.

Sell Your Images

Are you interested in selling your local images on this site? We're taking submissions. Contributors are paid monthly for all sales. Contributors are also listed under the photographers section of this site with a bio and contact details (including a website, if you have one). Contact us to get started.

Suggest New Images

Couldn't find the image you're looking for? We're definitely open to ideas. Send us a note about what you're looking for using the contact form and we'll let our photographers know. They might just go get what you need.

What's Next?

Our next step is to expand the offerings on Chelan County Commons to include goods made or sourced in Chelan county.

We believe buying local is a win-win-win. The talented and hard-working makers and creatives in our midst are able to do what they love and support their families and themselves. Local shoppers feel fantastic scoring one-of-a-kind goods crafted by hand and heart while supporting their fellow "Chelanigans". Our whole community benefits as tax dollars stay hard at work here, local businesses invest their profits back into the community, and our local culture thrives as creativity and craftsmanship are celebrated. Wins all around.

If you are a maker interested in selling your goods through Chelan County Commons, email lacey@chelancountycommons.com.