Bella Crave Photography
Wedding URL: http://bellacravephotography.com/ Portrait URL: http://bellacrave.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bella-Crave-Photography/406072249458281 I’m sorry for the lack of posts lately, I have been getting thieves but my paying job (my photography business) comes before the one I don’t get paid for. This is another user submitted fauxtographer and it’s...
Alfonso Facundo Photography
Website: http://www.alfonsofacundo.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/facundophot [already down] I got this submission via a fan and while this guy has good taste, his entire website is made up of stolen images, mainly from Caroline + Ben but there are others. The opening slideshow on the webpage. All three are from Caroline and Ben. Image one. Image two. Image three. ...
Picture This Photography by Maeghan Brewer
URL: http://www.picturethisphotographybymb.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Picture-This-Photography-by-Maeghan-Brewer/121361777933685 Apparently this photographer submitted a photo for critique from her peers. When looking at her Facebook page they realized not only were some newborn poses extremely scary and dangerous but also that some of her images were stolen. In addition...
Omaha Wedding Exposures
Website: http://www.omahaweddingexposures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OmahaWeddingExposures Daily Deal: http://www.dailydealomaha.com/engine/SplashDetails.aspx?LID=538&contestid=29932&productid=8975567&p=1 A group of photographers had this wedding company catch their eye when they noticed their Daily Deal for a wedding photography package for $450. Yes, you read that...
LemonTree Photography Inc
URL: http://lemontreeinc.com/ FB: https://facebook.com/lemontreeinc (it’s been down since the onset) Originally I only published this company to my Facebook page because they only used stock images from what I could gather and while I’d love to out all the shady effers along with the stealers ain’t nobody got time for that! However, this photographer duo was quick to jump on...
Simply Natural Photography by Amanda Lachney
URL: http://www.snphotographybyamanda.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/simplynatural225 AD: http://www.gigsalad.com/simply_natural_photography_baton_rouge This is another user submitted thief who was alerted to her work being stolen because another photographer she’d previously stolen from had kept an eye on her after her theft (she had used the stolen image in a newspaper ad). I...
URL: http://www.supernovaphotographybysabrina.com/ WIX: http://supernovaphotography.wix.com/photos FB: https://www.facebook.com/supernovaphotography2012 G+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/106258126772343735546/posts Ad: http://rockford-illinois.olx.com/supernova-photography-free-sessions-iid-428073939 Another Ad: http://www.anightinaustin.com/entertainment/434411/a-supernova-photography ...
Mary & Catherine Photography
FB: https://www.facebook.com/maryandcatherine (she has deleted this or hidden it) This photographer claims she’s been showing these images on her Facebook to PROMOTE the other photographer. Sure, and the watermarks were eliminated to help promote them right??? Suuuurreee. It appears she’s starting to remove the stolen goods but who knows how long she’ll stay clean. Also,...
Sara Sheffman Photo Art
Web: http://sarasheffmanphotoart.zenfolio.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sara-Sheffman-Photo-Art/196402693771567?fref=ts Facebook for her known scams: https://www.facebook.com/sara.sheffman.1 The website appears to be clean but her Facebook is an entire different story. Have I mentioned how much fake stories about the people in the pictures you stole freak me out? If not, it...
URL: http://www.mazzphotography.com/index.html This is another user submitted website, it’s pretty easy to tell that this one isn’t legit. There are a few images that are his but the vast majority of the images seen on the website or not this studios work. PS: Don’t forgot to fan Photo Stealers! The opening page of the website. This image is originally from Wallis...
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reed.snapshots It always gives me an extra icky feeling when a photographer not only steals photos but makes up stories to go along with them. I know that it really isn’t all that different than just stealing but it creeps me out all the same. Some of these sources are hard to find since Reed Snapshots took the entire blog post but what I can find is...
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MMphotoz This is another user submitted thief, whom is based out of Florida. They didn’t change the watermark on some of the stolen images but posting someone else’s photography work to your photography page is implying you took the image unless credit is given. On a couple images she does mention that the image isn’t hers but not on all....
Lidia Leann Photography aka Lidia Leann's...
URL: http://lidialeannphotography.webstarts.com/ URL #2: http://lidialeann18.wix.com/lidia Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lidia-leann-photography/309940949054329 I’ve got a new look, a new logo and now need a header… but it’s looking a bit better here I think! Let me know what you think! Don’t forget to be a Fan on Facebook to keep up with what’s...
URL: http://premiermoment.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Premier-Moment/433038763410979 I don’t know why but it always baffles me how a photographer with a gallery of stolen images can have more Facebook fans than I do. Anyway, this is another submission and it’s a doozie. Lots of stolen goodies to be found here at Premier Moment. PS: Apparently I now have a...
My Life Photo aka Capture the Moment
URL: http://mylifephoto.smugmug.com/ URL: http://www.mylifephoto.biz/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mylifephoto.biz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photography.biz Twitter: https://twitter.com/mylifephotobiz My Life Photo by Thomas C Miles is yet another photographer using stolen images to help pad his portfolio. Apparently he was recently at a bridal show and caught the eye of...
Originally I made this blog to out sham photographers who are beefing up their portfolios with work that is not their own to draw in clients who are none the wiser until far after the money has exchanged hands and the wedding/event has taken place. Today I’m making an exception to this rule (we shall see if it’s a forever exception or not) because frankly I’m pissed off by the amount of...
Image Magic Photography & Videography
URL: http://www.imagemagicphotography.com/ I found this thief because they stole the same image as the last one. It’s funny how that works sometimes… it’s not the first time. What I really like is how they are all on a smugmug gallery, so they are potentially selling these stolen photos. Nice right? Not quite as ballsy as Paul Sajnani who is printing the stolen works and...
Paul Sajnani Photography
URL: http://www.paulsphoto.net/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paul-Sajnani-Photography/174574469263662 This is another “photographer” that was submitted to me via my inbox. He’s got an impressive portfolio, especially given the subpar website, don’t you think? That’s always a dead giveaway BTW, generally with work this stunning, there is a decent...
Joshua Bombard Photography
URL: http://www.joshuabombardphotography.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joshua-Bombard-Photography/101767316549419 This one was sent into me via the message feature. From how his site and Faceboook read, I am guessing that he is a hobbyist that is trying to break into different fields of photography by using other photographers works to represent his own and create ads. I know...
Why did you make this Blog??
I would like to know the reasoning on why you post these photographers on this blog? I would also like to know if you have personally contacted both parties that are involved in these post? As a fellow photographer I understand that it is important to protect ones work but is it necessary to call out those that have made mistakes? I have had many photographers steal my work and instead of...
Nice N Simple Photography
URL: http://www.nasfoto.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NiceNSimplePhotography Another day, another thief. This one is out of Toronto - well from what I can tell anyway since their website is quite ambiguous about where their location is. Photographers PUT YOUR LOCATION ON YOUR SITE! Make it STUPID EASY to find where you are. That’s another rant for another day I guess....
Paskal Theriault Photography aka Paz T Rio
Link: http://www.paskaltheriaultphotography.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paskal.theriault Fair warning, I’m sick with a nasty cold so if any of this makes no sense whatsoever blame it on the meds and cold. I’d put this one off but this one is a doozy. Just when you think that there are no new lows for photo thieves, a new one comes down the pipes. Enter Paskal...
Vintage Wedding Media
Link: http://www.vintageweddingmedia.com/ I’ve been on a hiatus because a) this blog isn’t easy to maintain and b) end of year means that my paid job wins. However today I’ve had a slew of messages regarding this asshat so I decided to come out of hibernation. This is their gallery on the website (which is flash and annoying BTW). Looks pretty doesn’t it?? Too bad...
Ian Chae Photography aka Playground57
Link: http://ianchae.com/ This photographer out of Vancouver whom claims to have been in the business for 10 years however doesn’t seem to have a lot to show for it since the work on his website is not his own. I’m sure since the website seems new-ish that we’ll be getting the “web designer did it” excuse but until then… The wedding gallery is made up of...
On3 Images by Tom Swoope
Link: http://tomswoope.com/ or http://www.on3images.com/ Google Page: https://plus.google.com/112286953875739171750/about?gl=us&hl=en You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tomswoopetv Smugmug: http://tomswoope.smugmug.com/ On3 Images by Tom Swoope has been caught red handed not only stealing photographs but also stealing text as well. By the time I was contacted, he was quickly removing...
HQ Phan Photography
Link: http://www.hqphan.com/#!__hqphan Another day, another thief. I actually have quite a few to post but I had a double header this weekend so they’ll come along in due time. HQ Phan Photography hasn’t stolen a lot of images which made this submission easier to work through. Still, there are stolen works on their page - at least three to my count so far. There should never be...
Oh my god we’re back again… I feel like I’m in a Backstreet Boys song or the Song That Doesn’t End. 24/7 is back with MORE stolen works. I would have added this to the last post but honestly it got to be SO long I had to start anew. So here’s the old post if you want to catch up on what 24/7’s done in the past. Now let’s continue on. Thief: 24/7...
Photography by Jaren
Here’s another submission which came to me after the offender wouldn’t take the images down. This is what I see a lot of, a photographer wants to branch out into a new genre but doesn’t have the work to show to bring in the clients. So instead of going about it the honest way they “borrow” some images for their promo and lead people into believing this is the work...
This submission came to me via one of the owners of the original works. They have tried to get them to remove the images to no avail so has reached out to me. Link: https://www.facebook.com/Eliteimageslouisville Elite’s “image” on Facebook The original image source from Mike Hanna Photography. Another image on Elite’s Facebook page. The original image by...
Los Angeles Boudoir Photography
Thief: Los Angeles Boudoir Photography Link: http://www.losangelesboudoirphotography.com/ This thief was sent to me today by a photographer that I greatly admire because he had stolen her work. Apparently he is using the images on his site, as well as in a marketing email to brides in the LA Area. The image on his Boudoir Photography page. It is in fact stolen from iSnap Studio. ...
Sin City Photography
Thief: Sin City Photography Link: http://sincity-photography.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SinCityPhotography When looking up sources for 24/7 PROtography’s stolen images, I came across this website which jumped out at me as a thief. Once I was done screen capping the mess that is 24/7 PROtography, I decided to head over here and see what I could find. An image on Sin...
24/7 PROtography / Benjamin Ramalho Photography
Thief: 24/7 PROtography / Benjamin Ramalho Photography Link: http://www.247protography.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BenjaminRamalhoPhotography https://www.facebook.com/247PROtography This thief was messaged to me by one of the multiple people they’ve stolen from. I couldn’t possibly source all images on his site as it is flash and requires a bit of work but...
What Makes a Photo Stealer?
I’ve been getting a ton of tips to thieves and general unsavory behaviors for the past few months and I wanted to clear up what makes me post a thief. 1. They have to be a photographer. I get TONS of posts about models stealing other pictures, designers stealing other graphics, businesses stealing images for use and so forth. As much fun as it would be to out every person with sticky...
Creative Wedding Photography UK - Joel Farhad
Thief: Creative Wedding Photography by Joel Farhad URL: http://www.creativeweddingphotographers.co.uk Creative Wedding Photography by Joel Farhad’s website (based in the UK) and images may look familiar to you. I don’t know what it is with the UK and not only stealing images but websites as well but someone there has done it again. This time Joel Farhad stole from Memoire...
Dallas Wedding Photographer
Link 1: http://weddingphotographerdallas.com/ Link 2: http://mckinneyweddingphotographers.com/ Link 3: http://weddingphotographerfrisco.com/ Link 4: http://weddingphotographervegas.com/ Blog: http://weddingphotographerdallas.blogspot.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wedding-Photographer-Dallas/152887168095502?v=wall This next submission I’ve been flooded with...
Happy Wedding Center / Houston Video Photo
Link 1: http://www.happyweddingcenter.com/ Link 2: http://houstonvideophoto.com/ Both of these sites use flash, which makes finding your photos a bit trickier but since this person had also uploaded the images to Instaproofs Google had crawled the images allowing the reverse image lookup to work. One of the owners found this out and screen captured all of the images she found that were...
Photography by Linds' Lens
Link: http://www.photographybylindslens.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/L2Photo Another photographer sent in a submission about this particular thief. The saddest part of this is that it appears that this fauxtog was able to get these images to use because blogs require photographers to submit without watermarks, therefore leaving out images unprotected for cases such as these....
Melissa Roper Photography
Link: http://www.melissaroperphotography.co.uk/ This girl is happy to announce she is offering to photograph (and video!) weddings this year for free (yes you read that right) to build her portfolio. She even offers two photographers for the price of none - per her website. My personal favorite is that she is urging clients to hire her even if they already have hired a photographer as she...
Only Art Photography
Link: http://www.onlyartphotography.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umit.erkan.demircan This submission came from the online form, thank you!!!! It appears that a lot of the images are coming from photographers in Australia and a lot of commercial images and often steal from the same photographer multiple times. Each gallery is made up of many pictures, all appear to be stolen as...
Emily Hummel Photography in Elkton, VA
Link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emily-Hummel-Photography/259832030725935 https://www.facebook.com/emily.hummel.52?__user=570427989 By the time I was alerted to this thief, the owners of the photos have mostly done what they should and reported the image theft to the web site host and Facebook so many of the images are down, but not all. There is also a couple images that are stock...
A & K Photography
Link: http://www.aandkphotography.com/default.html Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aandkphotography1 It looks like this photographer has been at this for about a month though, not just a week as I can see stolen images on facebook were put up in April. Sure, the images at the beginning of their wedding page on their site may be theirs but the more you scroll the more they...
Olivia K London
Link: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003663835176&sk=wall This is most likely the same girl behind Glass Slipper and Cara Mia… she just won’t quit! Many of her images used for her profile and albums are images also seen on the Cara Mia page and were formerly on the Glass Slipper page. It appears that her Facebook profile is new so she must keep reopening as...
Cara Mia Wedding Photography
Link: http://caramiaphotos.com/ Cara Mia Wedding Photography may also be the same studio as Glass Slipper (see below) but may not be. Many of the same images are stolen and a lot of the verbage on the site is also similar. Props to Peter Zack for noticing this, you should read his blog about thieves that sparked the idea for this blog. Sources: ...
Glass Slipper Weddings (Modesto, CA)
Glass Slipper Weddings aka Jessica Adams in the Bay Area of California has some pretty sticky fingers. Her Facebook page is riddled with stolen images, as well as her craigslist ad and her website. It’s hard to imagine that any of these images are her own. Sources she stole from on her website/Craigslist ad: ...
Link: http://www.anoblephotography.com/ Noble Photography, based in Florida, stole images from Nadine whom had a hard time getting this photographer to remove her stolen works. When she eventually did take them down, she blamed her brother for stealing the images. Of course. So I’m guessing her brother is the one that is purchasing stock images to fill in what she lost when she had to...
Jazzy Mae Photography
Jazzy Mae didn’t steal photographs but they did steal entire blog posts of mine that I write on my blog in an advice column I call Corey Talks. They stole a few location posts (which is how I found them, they left in the link back to my couples and I saw the clickthrough) as well as my blog about vendor meals. While it wasn’t quite as insulting as stealing my images, it made me just...
Meagan Kunert Photography
The “big one” so to say. Last week it was discovered this photographer was not only lifting entire weddings from other photographers (mostly in Canada) but was also submitting these images to blogs and publications. She also was copying entire blog posts (mostly advice blogs written by photographers for other photographers or brides) from others as well. She was publicly called out...
Coleen Sullivan Photography
Coleen is based in the UK and instead of just lifting a few images here and there, she not only stole all of the images from a photographer but commissioned a website design exactly like his. No sweetie, just because you changed the colors doesn’t mean it is like totally different! Her original URL is down but here is the mirror site from her web designer:...
AJ Studios Inc Photography
Link: http://ajstudios.net/ The entire site is rife with stolen images. Most have been taken down and the photographer is blaming his college for the theft (well, that’s a new one - I think he meant colleague) but I think there’s still a few that may not possibly be their own work. He takes down the weddings (all indian) and then will repost them after a few days thinking no one...