Amorie Photography aka The Photo Pros in Phoenix, AZ

Website: http://www.amoriephx.com/
Gallery:  http://www.simplephoto.com/SC/index.cfm?fuseaction=StoreMenu&CFID=4200&CFTOKEN=D2B54187-FA72-488C-8E7CB730AB2A7AF0&rand=DCE0A410-0129-4EAA-9DFE60401E167735
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amorie-Photography/180729221971273
Facebook 2:  https://www.facebook.com/Amoriepix
Wedding Wire:
 http://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/amorie-photography-kansas-city/3b6c57cb63fded89.html
Wed Folio:  http://wedfolio.com/pages/amorie-photography-overland-park-ks/35851/
The Knot:  http://www.theknot.com/Vendors/Amorie-Photography/Profile/PHO/005/534631/profile
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/amoriepix/amorie-photography/
Google +: https://plus.google.com/+AmoriePhotographyOverlandPark/posts
Google + 2: https://plus.google.com/116461746091838489889/posts
You Tube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4SiMuI-m0Vxh5z7_s4w3FQ
Wedding.com:  http://www.wedding.com/pro/photos/photographer/amorie-wedding-photography/191549
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/amoriepix

I have a feeling more are stolen in the galleries that I am not finding sources for.   This photographer recently moved from the Kansas City area to Phoenix, AZ and changed names from The Photo Pros to Amorie Photography.

I am still baffled that ANOTHER photographer has taken images from porn sessions and turned them into senior portraits.  WTF HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN MORE THAN ONCE!?

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  • U Really That Dumb?

    Let’s just nip this one in the bud, shall we? I know, it won’t work, but let’s pretend it will.

    To AMORIE PHOTOGRAPHY AKA THE PHOTO PROS IN PHOENIX, AZ please do NOT do the following:

    1. Flag comments on this listing. We mods will just put them back, so don’t waste your time.

    2. Lie. We have heard every excuse in the book, and you will not come up with something we haven’t heard before. You are not a special snowflake. Nothing you can say will justify what you did, so don’t bother.

    3. Accuse us of slander (because nobody ever figures out it has to be verbal to be slander). We stick to the facts, and if something is publicly available, it’s fair game.

    Please DO the following:

    1. Remove any and all stolen images.

    2. Apologize DIRECTLY to those from whom you have stolen. You owe them that much.

    3. Hope they don’t sue you. Copyright infringement is illegal under the law, and you can be sued for thousands of dollars for EACH stolen image. Yes, seriously.

    4. DON’T STEAL. It’s not complicated — if you didn’t take a photo and don’t have permission to use it from the actual copyright holder, then don’t use it. It’s that simple. Yes, seriously. You claim to be a photographer, so why on earth would you want to use others’ images, anyway? How does that make sense?

    And remember:

    1. If you do it again, you will be caught. Don’t forget — Google knows. Any time someone searched for your business, this listing will come up.

    2. Think about the actual victims here (no, not you) — those whose images you stole. You screwed them over. And frankly, that’s a pretty damned crappy thing to do.

  • Amanda Hunter

    They joined Facebook in February 2011, and only have 11 page likes? Weird.

  • Terry Beigie

    Why put boudouir photos with seniors? That creeps me out.

    • You can’t fix stupid

      But one shot you can see up the girls skirt. Poor thing. Didn’t anybody notice it? That was the first thing I saw

      • I saw it an hour ago…real classy shot #sarcasm

      • Terry Beigie

        That’s awful!!! I didn’t notice it at first. Ughhh

    • Cause they are not really senior shots, they are shots from a porn site!
      I added the black boxes.

      • Terry Beigie

        Ughhhhhhh wow I’m officially grossed out now!

  • Just a Girl

    Dang how many names does a person need……. This one already fits right in with the last few who have the multiple identities

    • Here we go again…

      See that he is CEO of CFJ??? Lol. Not even spelled right.

      • Here we go again…

        Oops. Didn’t attach.

        • Just a Girl

          So are the variations of the name in the screen shot I posted. If they are different people aren’t titles normally Co-Founder when its more then one person?

        • peaceetc

          So Brian Lawliss steals others’ images, he can’t spell on something you’d think he’d try to spell properly, and he appears to have a lot of alternate identities. Add that to his rather rude way of responding to his unhappy clients on WeddingWire… it paints a rather interesting picture.

    • Lindsay11

      Wait, what? “Concervitive for Justice”?! Wow that’s a real page! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Concervitve-for-Justice/1579300905630618

  • They are super defensive and talk a lot of crap about the customers who wrote reviews. They must feel guilty about some things! lol

  • Here we go again…
  • What is this?!

    One of the seniors he has on his website isn’t just stolen. One of them is actually a porn star.

    • peaceetc

      Nice find. 😀

    • Photo Stealers

      ANOTHER ONE!?!!? You are telling me that more than one photographer has taken porn pics and turned them into senior sessions?! WTF

      • You can’t fix stupid

        I hope to hell that he didn’t take senior sessions and turned them into porn sessions!

      • Justin Case

        Why don’t these sleezeballs just do porn instead? I’m sure it pays better. At least then the clients would know what kind of person they were dealing with.

  • BullShite

    His phone number 480-267-7189 goes back to a “Gil Rebilas” photography in AZ?

  • CrackerJacker

    Wasn’t there a similar one several months ago that had senior portraits that traced back to Russian porn sites?

  • loren85022

    I dont see any location photos I recognize as Phoenix or Arizona.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      He stole from at least one local studio.

  • Here we go again…

    Ugh. That needed a warning label. 😉

  • U Really That Dumb?

    No registered corporations found by name or agent.

  • Marc W.

    I think he had another website before. http://www.amoriepix.com

    original source: http://www.image-perfect.com/wedding3.html

    • Here we go again…

      Aka Brian Lawliss Photography

      • Lisa Davenock

        AKA Brian Lawless!

    • Just a Girl

      Hmmm….. interesting comment on that photo!

  • Here we go again…
  • Just a Girl

    Wonder if the second shooter gets the blame for this!

  • captain-confuzzled

    Here’s a nice phony review to add to the mix – original photographer site w many pics of the wedding w/photo and actual names of bride and groom http://www.pbase.com/michlob/michelle_mat (attachment)

  • captain-confuzzled

    an old domain name http://www.Photoproskc.com and another twitter https://twitter.com/Photoproskc

    • Here we go again…

      Did you peek at current twitter feed and all tweets referencing him? He’s not a nice tweeter lol. I saw someone calling him a racist pig. @amoriepix

      • captain-confuzzled

        definitely has some strong opinions for sure LOL!

      • Lindsay11

        He reads The Blaze. That’s all I need to know right there.

        • cowtown1

          For real, nothing more needs to be said when someone is that out of touch What a joke.

      • cowtown1

        Whoever called him a racist pig is pretty much right on the money. His Twitter and personal facebook are making me nauseous.

  • Here we go again…

    5 old cover pages

  • Jeff Davidson

    Thanks for linking to my photos. I would not have known of the theft but I got the ping back on my site. Will be looking into what actions I can take besides a DMCA notice here.

  • I also love how none of his pinterest photos link back to his site, or any site for that matter. That’s a huge red flag!

  • captain-confuzzled

    another one (from Plans page on website) Original photographer http://abdulsharifphotography.blogspot.com/2012/09/jalyssa-buck-drew-smith-wedding.html
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  • Lindsay11

    Here’s a cached version of his old site. Brace yourself, plagiarism is coming! No one is shocked he stole words as well as images, are they? http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:foKkWjE6gd0J:www.photoprokc.com/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

    • Lindsay11

      Stolen photo, stolen words.

  • Justin Case

    From his boudoir packages: “you choose the location in the Kansas City Metro Area, let it be your Home, Place of Business” Seriously? Who would want ‘boudoir ‘ at their place of business?

    • Melinda Potter

      Porn Stars

      • Justin Case

        Yuh made me chuckle, Melinda.

      • ROFL
        Or escort or “maseuses” or …

    • doncalifornia

      What self-respecting porn star doesn’t have a bed at their place of business?

  • Lindsay11

    We knew he had fake reviews up. Here’s a review he copied from another photographer. https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22We%2Balso%2Bwanted%2Bto%2Bthank%2Byou%2Bfor%2Ball%2Bthe%2Btime%2Band%22&cd_min=1%2F1%2F2000&cd_max=1%2F1%2F2015&source=lnt&tbs=cdr%3A1&gws_rd=ssl Original here by Jordan and Andy http://www.tommysphotography.com/testimonials.htm stolen one here by “Trevor and Rachel” http://www.amoriephx.com/Testimonials.html

    This one is also stolen. https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22kind-hearted%2Bphotographer%2Bwho%2Bwill%2Bmake%2Bsure%2Bthat%22&cd_min=1%2F1%2F2000&cd_max=1%2F1%2F2015&source=lnt&tbs=cdr%3A1&gws_rd=ssl The original is here by “kel” http://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/martha-swann-photography-syracuse/81c23ea242247a16.html stolen one here by “Ashley” http://www.amoriephx.com/Testimonials.html

    Also it seems that every testimonial I checked was added June 10, 2014.

    I haven’t checked wedding wire or other sites yet, but that’s next on my to-do list.

    • doncalifornia

      LOL he plagiarized reviews and fake posted them about himself? What a tool.

  • Justin Case

    another Knot page: http://www.theknot.com/Vendors/THE-PHOTO-PROS/Profile/PHO/005/213975/profile#reviews

    Notice that all the positive reviews say “Brian & Kate”?

    • Lindsay11

      I did notice that one of them was the same person that’s on his current knot page. “amorie2011”

      I’m assuming Kate is the wife that is too sick to help shoot anymore.

      • Here we go again…

        I’d proceed with kindness on this one topic. I noticed somewhere that he is now listed as a single male.

        • Photo Stealers

          He listed “It’s complicated” on his personal FB.

          • Here we go again…

            Ah. Okay.

          • Lindsay11

            I certainly wasn’t trying to imply anything, I thought Justin was asking if there was a Kate and I was just trying to clarify. I can edit my comment or it can be deleted if it’s something we don’t want to get into. 🙂

          • Here we go again…

            Not at all. Since she was sick and now he is listed as single… you know what I thought… my mistake. 🙂

          • captain-confuzzled

            well I don’t see how it can be friggin complicated. Based on the info on his FB page, and as he notes, his wife may be incapacitated. how does that make you single? It really ticks me off if he is saying he’s single just because his wife is ill. If sadly she is no longer alive, then it’s also not complicated, just very, very sad. so I do not get the complicated thing at all! Bastard.

  • Justin Case

    So, let’s review:
    • stolen images √
    • plagiarized text √
    • phony reviews √
    • nasty attitude toward clients√
    • recently rebranded √
    • has problems distinguishing between porn/boudoir/seniors √
    • posts political opinions on his business social media account √

    that, and 40 years in business! Brian and Kate are the whole package.

    • Here we go again…

      From Linkedin… “We have recently changed our company name from The Photo Pros, to Amorie Photography, because we were getting mixed up with all the other photography pros out there!”

      I don’t think I’d confuse him with any photography professional…

      • doncalifornia

        because we were getting mixed up with all the ACTUAL photography pros out there!

  • Sorry, couldn’t resist. Though I’m sure he will. It could be a new bingo space: “blame Obama” 😉

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    • Lindsay11
      • cowtown1

        This wins the internet today.

        • chuck knuckles

          I don’t think this post will be creating any ‘Teresa Blau Kurs’ style excitement. I get the feeling that this guy may not be on the ball enough to even figure out what is going on here.

          I picture him as the old innkeeper on Scooby Doo – “I would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for you meddling kids!”

          • Justin Case

            that should be a permanent PS meme.

    • Keca

      Holy cow, you called it, the rant on his site is unreal! What a FREAKING NUTBAG!

    • doncalifornia

      LOL you SOOOOOO called it.

  • Lindsay11

    “My photographs are awesome” says the man who steals photos. Right above the stolen photo it says “quality comes first”. This is the cache of his Photo Pro website. *attached* http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.photoprokc.com/about-us.html https://www.google.com/search?tbs=sbi:AMhZZitTnoOfg0IwRKfwDL6cMFJhSOAVU3cz10ifJ2QgJUlZUSexcPC0PgrHbHzKwnZHntqig-lCeNp1vtkjFEKSLW5gkYJ1_1bMc5I7uTKKsg716J7J0cpbKfhKDQnaoUugkFQqiqlWoJ7oFCajyFsUHe6ecypzQ7zvA5B8w1QSUOguE-CoNFfVwMLSms_1pDHidQJgy1VE8R6xJ4hQ2D4aJl9N61GUPhrFVLc42P3nssjnFmT4E1N1gaNpCOfF2M9tjjclFxE4KgInwdEgUHKW9oPahMu-kEnOFRvdZGrE8P5dVCVHqWyH9FoyfZmoxUvF_1kFR_1Juiom7DZ8TOdNmu50VBbcfe2r3XtM18sKwXHO8e-h1yzZFrL3G48AvPWSIsg2iiVui7GDxNi6YJD3oHybjV472IVUu2HArfRz9Hnarqz-DjNKfBVx9y2cKNhDBIJceCX8YAQdgP6irbya46XteO5knL-x6-A-fhCJxojD2Lz5Y9gPg6zleE0wuy7gGH7TVofH1Y1ITdfhYcUI4TQ3nTH_1Qast9SsnhkSH44ZGH2hbgVs4Z9cxu6z1jVKD-d4Wi2wuEDkxesrYjE3ZgGiAhKBH1qVNxl-MDmglvBMZm1jNOhzaD8XiPNm2Y51U-spu2Ptc7MSy0vtCdCiOookPorvtAMQ04lJcJ7xadtK4LS1mz-F6pb0RfWVTmdFUA9A-vplKvIsrMxPO3qz0Swh-c1r_1ME-Gtzwm_174-zYubTzdHGqwDLOdnJz5LYyop6FiPVFN2Pl4COMTURnx9NH_1l5fqfj4ZsNZl28VOXE4MvBlY9vpG_1aJhXD_1gZ9HMpivhe0YLL9Kcs4xFYnEiq30KnGC3KS65ShUwitUVxBik1YzxPrs9pGlv1ZFdpopb7s4ctssecFUZ5o_1NzJ-P2i908acAd_1SF2OI4CLtecbhiULDua1sn_1dAfzHjQJInI4s7cY5owq_19TPZQkxWL-KmQlIqn6M3PHMkdMGIG-yc77hR4G6rR6kFC1gTtXbzgl6N7I6mnuAVUAABFuzRgHwmJ0AfpDC7RhhJ8lRJoaUNnbsjAvuRuiw4-GJNoeZKicwTL35woVmvXDh-U4fcPEXjvn3LXy-iE5dT9W-9ZXUdEF67Q71Jtx94ugMGNYzAkgPWLynoN0J_1_1EfcWzFEdnpY22RsDc_12tPTNkzUktumi9UHyUyvYUJA62jSgljyLbCiS7aD7s6aDU9GZ77dDCtgwF4cX5SGotJXEdvOfkQtmJtfNUWXPXwZN9MlJSfkREc-YMJQBlWw8Sqefh12Y3VtdFufy37fIPlTzbStjhWE-S5Uxjb25Vf0bZbewmE_1-Bq1yaxjU_1Cgpxi-HwIRaFd_1AJORBsBNb2oHeiFgOVmS1JkasSvuZjjGNWvZWkbiRbdShkc7eqbwPzZq

    • peaceetc

      Anyone who actually has awesome photos doesn’t need to tell people their photos are awesome.

      • Helena

        And most photographers would be too critical to be that vain.

        • peaceetc

          Exactly. The moment you become satisfied with your work is the moment you stop learning and growing. There is always something new to learn. Always.

          • BullShite

            Any true creator who says “I can’t learn any more, I am absolutely perfect” does not exist.

          • I am absolutely awesome and can be MORE awesome. 😉

  • Lindsay11

    Here’s his wordpress blog http://amoriepix.wordpress.com/about/ and here’s his profile. http://en.gravatar.com/amoriepix#pic-0

  • U Really That Dumb?

    I call the Inspiration Bingo Square!

    “Our example photos are of real people in the moment, and you can rest assured that what you see on our site is a real example of the photos we typically take during an event.”

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amorie-Photography/180729221971273?sk=info

    • peaceetc

      To paraphrase:

      “You can rest assured the stolen images are legit and are real examples of photographers’ work — not ours, of course, but somebody’s. We could totally do that, though. More or less.”

      • BullShite

        LOL, well there it is guys, that’s all he had to say! No copyright laws broken here, so let’s all go home and call it a night! Derp-de-do!

        • captain-confuzzled

          yup and since at least one page is only “copywrited” rather than copyrighted, I guess it doesn’t count as claiming ownership. no harm no foul. (attachment)

  • captain-confuzzled

    and another..(attached) original photographer http://www.pbase.com/cassatts/image/128438170

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Based on his history of hate speech it’s not likely he would photograph her, and if he did he wouldn’t post. Frankly I’m shocked he did post it.

  • Bina

    Their real photos…? I’d be pretty hacked off if this is what I got, esp after viewing their port-faux-lio.
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    Matt & Deanna by Photoproskc.com: http://gs56.photobucket.com/group/AIH00JHZKR

    • captain-confuzzled

      sad and scary

    • peaceetc

      Wow. Those are nothing more than snapshots. They aren’t professional quality images.

      • Wow … so bad.

        First one (makeup) shot on:
        Nikon D90 with a 18-105 f3.5-5.6 lens on AUTO
        1/10, f5, ISO 200 … with no flash.

        Yeah … just … yeah …

        • Just a Girl

          Christ even on AUTO it should be in focus.

          • Shutter Speed: 1/10 of a second. Might be motion blur more than focus problem.

          • peaceetc

            Ultimately, I think it’s a photographer problem.

          • That’s a given of course. 🙂

          • Just a Girl

            True. I totally skipped over that when I was reading it.

          • I mean seriously … 1/10th of a second? He was shooting at ISO 200 and could have bumped that up to 800 to get 1/40th at the very least.

    • David Peterson

      To be fair, those are from 2008. A person could be totally different now in 2014.

      • peaceetc

        True, but he’s claimed to be a professional photographer for decades, and 2008 is only six years ago.

        • David Peterson

          Oh, well… that changes it! Perhaps he lives in a difference world where half a decade is longer than “decades”?

      • doncalifornia

        True and he only started in 1970. 😉

  • MLee Kneer

    Hmmmm, he’s in Phoenix, but his 2014 senior portraits include maple trees and what looks like a civil war cannon. Now, I know you can get up in the mountains from Phoenix, but you’re not finding maples and what are the odds that you’re going to find colonial architecture and a cannon? OR that ALL of your 2014 seniors are going to be photographed with NO palm trees, brown desert or sand?

  • Lori Hoddinott

    ha ha … from their page .. The Photo Pros have changed their name to Amorie Photography.
    Why? Too many people are starting to use the name Photo Pros, along with the fact that we see that need to be more on top of the chain not at the bottom
    AMORIE in Latin…means LOVE! We love what we do.” … LOVE IN LATIN IS AMANT. They should call themselves Furatum Photography (Stolen Photography)

    • MLee Kneer

      I actually thought Amorie is a name.
      Amore would be French for Love, but I kind of thought Amorie was just a name.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        Considering he can’t spell “conservative” what makes anyone think he can spell a foreign word much less translate it?

        • doncalifornia

          LOL I saw “concervitive” ALL OVER the place on some of his sites. Including in the name of an organization he started, “Concervitives for Justice” which doesn’t appear to exist anymore, even under the correct spelling.

  • MLee Kneer

    Wait… does this mean he’s a TEACHER for our nations youth?

    Hell of a role model

    • Doesn’t seem like it …he’s not listed in the staff directory anyways.
      But then again, maybe they haven;t updated the listings.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      No
      He just doesn’t know how to change the date on an event. He DID go there years ago as a student.

      • Do we have a 12 oclock flasher?
        http://youtu.be/nL24aNugo_4

        • Kyle W.

          Haha! This is so true. So very true. I work for Century link IHD. And some of the calls I’ve taken… I’ve lost faith in humanity 🙁 took one call where lady calls in I go through my spiel. Get down to trouble shooting. Ask the lady to click the start button. Lady responds. “Can you spell that for me.” I /facepalmed. I had to sell out every word for this lady :/ I. I cried :(.

  • Wes Jones

    What an ass. One of the reviews on Wedding Wire was critical of his skills and he responded by blaming the bride and groom for scheduling it on such a hot day, and it was too far to walk etc., no mention of his crappy photography skills.

    • BullShite

      Clearly they should have completely rescheduled the entire thing to suit the PHOTOGRAPHER. I mean, what were they thinking expecting the guy that they hired to do a professional job if it was HOT out and he had to WALK? Whaaaaa!

      • Dawn Rivera

        I am seeing all these posts, and let me make you aware that this session, was not taken in Phoenix, it was in Kansas City, MO. 110 with 90% humidity would be bad. He also stated the Photography was to start at 10 AM but the Bride and Groom was late, so they did not get to start photographing the wedding till 1PM. They never said they were hot, it was the clients that were hot. He was making a statement that the Bride and Groom complained that the pictures had to be taken indoors, when it was the Brides family that did not want to go back outside. If you are going to read something read it right, before you post.

        • Lindsay11

          Hmmm you sure do know a lot about this wedding, don’tcha “Dawn”?

          Hot weather shouldn’t make you a crappy photographer. I’m almost tempted to email the person who left that complaint.

          • doncalifornia

            Basically Brian is claiming that he could have maybe possibly replicated the level of competence shown in his portfolio, if it wasn’t for the uncooperative nature of the wedding party, the guests, the sun, and the earth.

          • chuck knuckles

            Damn that sun and earth! If it’s not one, it’s the other – ruining every photo shoot he tries!

          • That is a joke right?

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Who cares? Stolen images is stolen images!

        • chuck knuckles

          OK “Dawn” (Brian), your transparency here is laughable, and you are just trying to deflect from the fact that Brian Lawliss of Amorie Photography in Phoenix, AZ is a proven photo thief and a fraud.
          He is! Proven! Fact~!

        • doncalifornia

          Glad there is an interested third party from Arizona who is not Brian or a family member, but who knows every detail about Brian’s jobs regarding the timeline, temperature and local barometer readings, at a Missouri wedding, who can come here and clear up all our misconceptions.

    • doncalifornia

      I saw that. I can’t imagine a professional photographer saying they are “appalled” at their bride and groom and calling them liars (in all caps of course).

    • V323

      I live in a climate akin to Phoenix. I know daytime weddings in the summer are atrocious. So you know what I do? I DECLINE THEM, because yes, I think it’s absurd timing for all in the wedding to endure the heat.

      If I take one? I shut my mouth and do the job because it’s my own damn fault.

      • Dawn Rivera

        He was saying that it was the people being photographed that were complaining about the heat not him. You should have read the whole thing.

        • V323

          Uh I did, his response does NOT help your position.

        • doncalifornia

          I read the whole thing, and honestly I have a hard time with a photographer blaming everyone except himself for his awful job. He blamed the guests for being uncooperative, he blamed the bride and groom for being disorganized, he call the bride a LIAR in all caps in his reply, etc. And he states that many guests came to him to complain about the wedding couple’s choices (venue, distance to walk, etc). So let’s investigate and analyze: One complaint by the wedding couple is that Brian and his second were shooting from almost the same angle, at the same time, and that this caused people to look in various directions. (And we know this looks horrible in the photos). On the one hand, Brian calls the bride a liar. On the other hand Brian admits this is basically how they shoot because they want backup images in case the card in Brian’s camera is corrupt. But Brian claims this isn’t why everyone was looking in various directions; he blames all the guests for shooting from all around them. Frankly this is a nonsense excuse. You clear the area and tell everyone to get behind you and don’t raise a camera (nicely) so the wedding party being photographed does not get confused about where to look. Even if Brian had done that, he still had a second shooting right next to him at the same time. And the explanation that they have to shoot this way in order to back up all the photos is also nonsense. Get a dual slot camera. If you have to use a single card, take the shot, have everyone hold for a second, and have the second camera step in and take it too, but separately. You know, count down 3-2-1 or something so everyone is looking at the same camera at the same time. This is, like, Photo 101, Brian. Another complaint is that at some point the Bride asked one of the shooters to be sure to photograph her shoes, and she was told the shoes had already been shot. When the pictures came back, no photos of the shoes. None. Brian’s explanation is pretty simple; all the shots of the shoes were blurry and he’s not about to give the couple blurry photos. That is all well and good, wanting to only provide good photos, however, this gets close to the heart of the complaint: Brian didn’t know what he was doing. If you want to make sure you get shots of the shoes (and you SHOULD), you take multiple shots in multiple situations. This is where that second shooter comes in handy, just in case your shots are shitty. Again, Brian, Photo 101. Which brings us to the true heart of the issue: Brian was hired under false pretenses. Brian made himself look better than he is, by fraudulently showing a level of work on his web presence to which he could not actually perform. This is the point. He has horrible reviews, because he is not the photographer the clients thought they hired. Now the analysis: Dawn, after reading the whole thing, the question remains: Who is right, the wedding couple or Brian? Well, what we know is that Brian is a liar and a fraud. He misrepresents himself, and the wedding couple hired him based on lies. In determining whether or not the wedding couple were complaining truthfully, or if Brian is right to call them liars, we might want to determine first who is the proven liar already. And that’s where I’ll end this comment. 😉

    • Dawn Rivera

      I read the post, you are too critical my friend, looks like he did have a beef, I went and looked at some of the pictures of this wedding, and seems that they did a pretty good job.

      • Justin Case

        Interesting. How exactly did you do that, since his website and galleries have been removed.

        Don’t be such a coward, Brian. A man your age shouldn’t be talking of himself in the 3rd person.

      • Lindsay11

        So hot weather is why the bride had this complaint? It was just too hot for you to do your job properly I guess Brian?

        “The photographers take most pictures at the EXACT same time. That means that people are not looking at the same camera! Several crucial shots have me looking at one camera and my fiance at the other. Even more ironic is that a few guests took pictures and they captured a couple of these moments. So, maybe one photographer is better than two… “

      • Wes Jones

        The job of a photographer is to take photographs, not critique the couple’s choice of venue or time of day. If he didn’t want to work in the heat he shouldn’t have taken the job.

  • Justin Case

    another site: https://squareup.com/market/amorie-photography
    I’m not finding the original in a search, but compare the quality (and focus) between the first two photos:

    • Guest

      second image didn’t load. This one is likely his.

      • peaceetc

        Focus is such a pesky thing.

  • Marc W.

    Ironic: (regarding the stolen naked selfies)

    “@jfreakins @marthamaccallum Don’t store things in the cloud you don’t want seen. Makes since to me. You know there are hard drives…”

    https://twitter.com/amoriepix/status/506788360254681088

  • captain-confuzzled

    Somebody woke up in Phoenix – website down, FB1 down, one Google+ down – didn’t check any more at this moment.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      FB2 still up
      Twitter still up
      YouTube still up

    • Justin Case

      VERY happy that website is gone. Looks like his galleries are gone as well. But there is so much more to go.
      Google+ was already down yesterday. So could be he got yanked by his host.

  • ngoodtaste

    I am thinking that this would be a job for the Attorney General regarding fraud. Anybody else feel that the clients might start there or contact all of the news channels in the Phoenix area?

    A simple google check provided his phone number. He actually answered the phone when I called. He blames some staffer for doing it. He pulled the pages down he mentioned. I asked him if he was remorseful and he asked “about what? I didn’t do anything wrong”

    • O the butler did it excuse … yea that is new.

    • doncalifornia

      “I didn’t do anything wrong” LOL. Well Brian Lawliss or whatever your real name is, I think you’re in for a bumpy ride now.

    • Justin Case

      The fact that it was possible to purchase the stolen images through his gallery site ‘simplephoto.com’ – including images that he stole from the porn sites – takes this to another level.

      Anyone who took even a cursory glance at his website would see that he advertised himself as a ‘retired professional photographer’ who operated a ‘home-based business’ so that he could offer discount pricing. How does someone like that have a ‘staffer’ to blame? Or maybe he wants to blame this on his sick wife?

      No, Brian Lawliss is not just a liar, thief and fraud, he’s a coward as well.

    • Lindsay11

      I’m uncomfortable that people are starting to call and text outed stealers. I really think it ought to be left to the internet.

      Besides, when you type you can take screenshots and have proof! 🙂

  • captain-confuzzled

    When I was checking the website earlier, at first it had a few tabs removed, then it said it was down for maintenance, now it says “Very sorry this site is down for repairs because it was hacked” yeah, right. that pesky staffer hacked his site. bingo card please.

    • Justin Case

      hahahha! He must have been up all night working that one out.

      • Funny he never replied on twitter… So unlike him to give his opinion.

        • doncalifornia

          Brian has a lot to say. Until he doesn’t.

      • MLee Kneer

        Now it’s just black blank.

    • Helena

      Bingo!

    • peaceetc

      *sigh* Brian, if you’re out there — your site wasn’t hacked. No little internet weasels broke into your site and put stolen images up there to make you look bad. You’re the one who put the stolen images up there. You’re the one who committed copyright infringement. You’re the one who could be sued for thousands of dollars for each image you stole. No one else did it, it was you.

      If I had a dollar for every time someone outed by this site has claimed they were hacked, I could by myself a very nice camera. I need to make this a thing. I’d like a new camera.

      Anyway, Brian, your attempt to deflect the blame onto some phantom hackers won’t work. It’s pretty pathetic you’d even try. Man up and take responsibility for your actions.

  • Dawn Rivera

    What I don’t understand is how you using stolen pictures to promote your website is any different than them posting stolen pictures. You are all hypocrites. So in all respects you can also be charged with a crime for posting stolen pictures. I am not for it either way! For the most part you are just as bad. You don’t have to post stolen pictures to make people aware.

    • You my friend are a dumb ass

      • Dawn Rivera

        The Truth is the truth, don’t matter if you don’t like it!

        • Lindsay11

          LOL Yes, the truth is you have no idea what you are talking about.

          • Dawn Rivera

            Using stolen pictures for any purpose is wrong, just because you don’t like it doesn’t make it right.

          • Lindsay11

            You are right! Using stolen pictures is wrong! Good for you!

          • Dawn Rivera

            It looks like the sites are mostly down anyway!

          • Lindsay11

            Uh… ok. You’re kinda all over the place here. Here’s an explanation of fair use and why it applies here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use “Examples of fair use include commentary, search engines, criticism, parody, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship. It provides for the legal, unlicensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author’s work under a four-factor balancing test.”

            You see, we can’t exactly talk about stolen photos and show proof without, you know, showing the photos. I think only once (and someone can back me up if I’m right or wrong here) has an original photographer asked PS to remove their work. Usually the original photographers are quite thrilled that there is someone looking out for their intellectual property.

            So what exactly are you trying to do with your comments today? I’m really lost here.

          • Justin Case

            ‘Mostly down’ is not OK. ALL DOWN is a good start. But even that does nothing in the eyes of the law to mitigate the illegal activity.

          • Now ask yourself why has this site never gone down…. Think about it hard…because what is posted here is not illegal or a crime.

          • Dana

            Everyone, Dawn is just a troll trying to feed the flame. Don’t feed trolls 🙂

          • Lindsay11

            Nah, Dawn is Brian. 😉

          • Before you start spouting off about the law (stolen images) you might want to read the law.

            17 U.S. Code § 107 – Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use

            Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include—
            (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
            (2) the nature of the copyrighted work;
            (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
            (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
            The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.

          • If you look closely you will see it’s screencaps of stolen images with the credit to the original creator.
            To this day never once has the original photographer ask for any image removal from this site.
            99% of them are greatful or asked PS post the images here. Get a clue

          • Helena

            Not stolen. Fair use. Stop making yourself look like a complete ignoramus and shut up.

        • It would help if you actually KNEW the truth.

          17 U.S. Code § 107 – Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use

          Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include—
          (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
          (2) the nature of the copyrighted work;
          (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
          (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
          The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.

        • Well I happy you agree that you are a dumb ass 🙂

        • Helena

          The truth shall set you free, or in this case, cost you a massive stack of cash.

        • chuck knuckles

          Obviously – You Can’t Handle The Truth!!

    • Let me speak in dummy language so you can understand..
      It’s perfectly legal to post images/screencaps of stolen images of a outed thief.
      1 the images are not use for profit nor are the images claim to be own by the site.
      2 this site provides a service of publicly shaming those who choose to do this illegal act quite simple.

      No one here can be charged with a crime because none was committed unfortunately you are not intelligent enough to understand that 🙂

    • Lindsay11

      It’s called fair use. Look into it.

    • Justin Case

      Actually Dawn, the site DOES have to post proof, otherwise it is just a ‘he-said she said’ situation.

      Secondly, they are screen grabs showing you what is/was freely available for anyone with a browser and search engine to see.

      Thirdly links are provided (when available) back to the original photographers so that it is clear who created the original image. If it was only text or text links with the photographers names, there would be a risk that search engines would associate the original photographers with this site, and that is not what it is about.

      But none of this is really what your post is about, so if you have a real issue, just ask, and don’t try to outsmart people who have given a lot of time and effort to this issue.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Hi Brian!

      • captain-confuzzled

        and if it is Brian, said dad is 99 years old, just sayin, not sure legal advice would be up to date.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Bingo

    • You seriously don’t understand fair use provisions of the copyright act?

      We are talking about the images themselves in a newsworthy way … that is textbook “fair use” right there.
      ————–

      17 U.S. Code § 107 – Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use

      Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include—
      (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
      (2) the nature of the copyrighted work;
      (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
      (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
      The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.
      ————–
      So we do 3 of these exempted actions:
      criticism, comment and news reporting.

    • Photo Stealers

      I make these posts with the ORIGINAL photographer’s permission, unlike the people that are using the images in portfolios.

  • Dawn Rivera

    Just talked to my Dad, who is an Attorney, he told me that this site is just a culpable as the photographers they are writing and posting about, stealing photos, is not justified. I am upset because you are all hypocrites, and you can be held accountable.

    • Lindsay11

      LOL! Brian, your dad is a really bad attorney. Please ask him to explain fair use to you. You are a really bad liar too.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Then tell your dad he needs to go back to school. Ask him about Fair Use.

    • Lindsay11

      Also, BINGO! Is he a huge name entertainment lawyer?

      • Dawn Rivera

        I know he knows the law.

        • Lindsay11

          LOL Brian, think up a better lie please. You don’t know how stupid you sound right now.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Nope! He doesn’t! That or you didn’t show him the page.

          • Lindsay11

            When did he have time to show him the page anyways? He was commenting non stop and then he “just talked” to his dad. LOL

        • No he does not know or understand copyright law … did he pass the bar in Arizona ???

          • Actually, copyright is Federal not state law. 🙁

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Have you missed the last few years worth of AZ news? They don’t follow Federal Laws!

          • Hey dont correct me LOL

    • cowtown1

      Bwah HA HA !!

    • Justin Case

      As opposed to your ‘Dad,’ this site actually has a real lawyer advising it, so I would be careful who you listen to on legal issues.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Show this to your dad:

      17 U.S. Code § 107 – Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use

      Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include—
      (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
      (2) the nature of the copyrighted work;
      (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
      (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
      The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      What kind of law does your dad practice?

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Dawn, Also, what state does your dad practice in? What state are you in?

      • Just a Girl

        Disqus says shes in Glendale Arizona.

    • Justin Case

      Well Dawn, my dad is NOT a lawyer (not even my imaginary Dad) but let me see if I can explain some concepts to you.

      See if I say Brian Lawliss is a liar and a thief and I have no proof, then I am actually liable for libel. If, on the other hand I say Brian Lawliss is a liar and a thief and I show PROOF that what he says is false and things he claims ownership of are not his, then it is NOT libel and I am not accountable.

      Now if I say that ‘Dawn Rivera’ is an idiot, that is OPINION and not objectively provable, ergo not legally actionable.

    • HAHAHA a lawyer would never ever say that LOL

    • chuck knuckles

      You’re upset…because we are all hypocrites???
      Oh my! That IS upsetting!

      Are you sure you’re not upset because Brian Lawliss of Amorie Photography has based his business plan on thievery, lies and fraud, and is now watching his business swirl around the bottom of the toilet one last time…?

      • Keca

        Given his bigotry and hate speech, that’s EXACTLY where Amorie Photography belong.

    • V323

      In the off chance your “lawyer dad” actually said that, I’m quite sure it’s because you did not in any way relay the all of the pertinent facts to him. You can get any answer you want to justify your position when you ask the question in a deceiving manner.

    • doncalifornia

      Maybe your dad the attorney, who obviously came and looked at this site in order to formulate his opinion, can comment here and explain his position.

    • MLee Kneer

      Please pass on dad’s name so we can be sure not to hire him, considering he’s not very well educated on the law.

  • PSA the person called Dawn Rivera just happens to be from

    Phoenix, AZ near or around where the outed stealer lives … we all know this is not a coincidence and most likely is the actual thief pretending to be someone else and doing what others have done in the past.

    So everyone say HI, to Brian Lawliss 🙂

  • U Really That Dumb?
    • U Really That Dumb?
      • Lindsay11

        Every time I see this it makes me laugh.

        “If you have questions about any type of photography problem you are encountering, with an event, photographer or venue, or if you feel you are being taken for a ride Please feel free to give me a call, I will try to help you at no charge to you!

        I will give you a honest answer.”

        Yes Brian, my question to you is this: why do you think it’s ok to steal and lie about it? You can even answer in the form of a question if you so chose!

    • chuck knuckles

      When you google Brian Lawliss Amorie Photography, the Photostealers page is now number 8, with a bullet rising (especially since most of the links above if are dead now).
      Pretty soon whenever someone searches for him or his business, they will be led straight to THIS page!

      • Justin Case

        done.

  • azmerm

    I’m so glad you’ve caught this Phoenix stealer. Has anyone contacted Visionyard and Ferguson or should I?

    Alan in Phoenix

    • Justin Case

      Notify everyone. This coward needs to be exposed.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        And taken to court!

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Once again, blame Obama!

    Sorry Brian Lawliss from AMORIE PHOTOGRAPHY AKA THE PHOTO PROS IN PHOENIX, AZ, but YOU AND YOU ALONE are to blame for this!

    http://www.amoriephx.com/

    Conservative Bloggers Beware!!!

    If you think it can’t happen to you, think again.

    In August 2014 I started blogging on KFYI in Phoenix, along with
    My Facebook page, a twitter page, on Fox News & CNN

    Criticizing the left wing of the Democratic Party
    calling them the Uneducated Liberal Progressive Democratic Party.

    Since then I have been ripped apart by these bloggers for the left.

    I had a Photography business in Kansas City, before I moved to Phoenix
    just this last July, and a website to go along with it.
    These bloggers on the site where you clicked on this site from
    are the same ones that were on the twitter pages, and Facebook pages that I blogged from. They are now blogging on this website about me.

    HOW IRONIC

    Now someone has hacked my website, Facebook, Twitter, other blogs I was on, with very nasty things, changing pictures to fit their agenda.

    Their agenda is to shut the mouths of Conservatives, we will
    never be silent.

    So except for this webpage I shut down everything.

    They have imported images that are not my post, they changed images and put logos that were not mine on images. Then they said I stole the images that they put on my sites, pretty good trick, that is just how hackers work, so it makes them powerful.

    This is common for the people that can hack websites to do
    so it makes them look more powerful, and tries to destroy others.

    As I said I just moved to Phoenix, was not advertising on any major sites only on craigslist, I have not even been doing Wedding Photography since
    I have been in Phoenix, I was trying to start back up after a miserable winter in Kansas City. So Now I am shut down for good and will no longer allow them to attack anything that I have.

    Just remember

    THE LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO TAKE YOU DOWN.

    EVEN IF IT KILLS YOU.

    Just remember guys…what you sow you will reap.

    The Conservatives are on the Rise!
    And even this group can’t stop them.

    Just so you know, I don’t have any money you can get,
    and you can’t attach my Social Security so good luck.

    I am now Poor because of your leader

    Barack Obama

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Brian,
      Does your family know? How would your dead mother feel about this? I can’t imagine she would approve! I’m sure the rest of your family wouldn’t either.

    • “THE LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATIC PARTY …”

      He might have missed it but some of us aren’t even from the US and as such have ABSOLUTELY no ties to any political party in the US.

      Also … hackers? Really?

    • Justin Case

      I guess it must have finally sunk in that he could get sued for his theft

      “The Conservatives are on the Rise!

      And even this group can’t stop them.

      Just so you know, I don’t have any money you can get,

      and you can’t attach my Social Security so good luck.

      I am now Poor because of your leader

      Barack Obama”

    • Melinda Potter

      Oh my! We’ve obviously all been mistaken this time, and are victims of those Gat Damn liberal hackers again. Admins is there any possible way to verify that the fauxtographers featured here aren’t being attacked by liberal photographer conspirators before featuring them here? Possibly a background check of some sort? Maybe verify how they vote in elections first? Republican or democrat? What about independent or libertarian? Everyone knows that photography has strong U.S. political and government ties. I think conservatives should be automatically cleared of any wrong doing.

      New bingo square “Gat Damn Liberal Hackers are at it again!”

      • Justin Case

        best bingo square yet.

      • Melinda Potter

        BTW I voted republican the last 3 presidential elections. Does this automatically make me exempt from any wrong doing? Or should I take personal responsibility for my actions? hmmmmmm… Please, don’t attack me Liberal photography conspirators!!! I’ll be checking my pages hourly to be sure other people’s hard work isn’t put up on them. I’ve got my eye on you, you horrible hackers you!

    • Lindsay11
    • Lindsay11

      Ok, I just read that amazing screed. I just have one thing to say:

      http://gifsec.com/wp-content/uploads/GIF/2014/04/wut-gif.gif

    • BullShite

      Am I seriously the only lizard person on this board who has been getting direct telepathic orders from our exalted lizard leader Obama, to hack conservative photographers websites and replace their crappy pictures with stolen images that I have put the conservative photographers water marks on?

    • Just a Girl

      AhAhahAHA!!!!! thanks for the laugh! Deeeeelusionalif he thinks he’s all that and a bag of chips to anyone who IS that important!

    • V323

      G’dammit, now need to add new bingo square. Just for the record, I’m including “the socialist movement, the right-wing conspiracy & it was the Illuminati” all as one.

    • I called it! I called it! Woo hoo, what do I win?

      • U Really That Dumb?

        A free session with Brian Lawliss in Phoenix, AZ in the middle of summer at noon!

      • Justin Case

        You win free health-care for life! (Or at least you get to cut in line on the Obamacare website).

        Oooops. I’ve given us away…wasn’t supposed to admit that. Never mind.

      • Melinda Potter

        You win a list of other conservative bloggers to take down, by posting pictures they don’t own rights to to their photography pages. A whole list of um! *rubs hands together* let’s get to hacking fellow uneducated liberal progressive photography conspirators! Let’s get to hacking!

        • Melinda Potter

          In case Brian or some of his friends read this. This is sarcasm… Sar…cas..m… Meaning we aren’t uneducated liberal progressive photography conspirators.

        • ALP

          Is it really hacking if they use “123456” as their password?

          • If putting a spot on your music CD to stop it from auto installing virii / anti-piracy rootkits on your computer is considered hacking then yes … I think this also counts. :p

            http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/05/14/marker_pens_sticky_tape_crack/

          • Melinda Potter

            Shhhhhhhhhh we don’t want the liberal hacker youtube conspirators to get this information from us

          • Lindsay11

            I’ve got the same combination on my luggage!

    • Photo Stealers

      I can’t even begin to wrap my mind around this one.

    • doncalifornia

      It’s honestly the best bad excuse I’ve ever seen, as a rant. Kimberly Mallett’s repeated accusations toward the real photographers that THEY stole photos from HER, and that she has all the originals from her camera and boy were they ever gonna be sorry, is maybe better. Maybe. I think blaming Obama for keeping him on socialist public assistance and therefor sheltered from copyright lawsuits, might put Brian in the lead. So hard to choose.

  • Bart

    WOW, check out his rant on: http://www.amoriephx.com/

    • Justin Case

      *Bart, (see below)

    • MLee Kneer

      Did anyone capture that? It’s blank now! I soooo wanted to read this one.

      • Lindsay11
        • MLee Kneer

          I must be really internet challenged. That just brings me back here. Probably is Brain hacking my computer.

          • Justin Case

            look just below: from U Really That Dumb?
            “Conservative Bloggers Beware!!!” is where the rant starts.

          • Lindsay11

            Some times it takes a really long time for the comment part to load. But I hope you can see it a few comments down! Or up… depending on if you’re set by newest or oldest.

  • CrackerJacker

    “They have imported images that are not my post, they changed images and put logos
    that were not mine on images. Then they said I stole the images that
    they put on my sites, pretty good trick, that is just how hackers work,
    so it makes them powerful.”

    To paraphrase the e-surance ads: that’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works. 🙂

    Sad old man rants at the sky. Film at 11:00.

  • “Conservative Bloggers Beware!!!

    If you think it can’t happen to you, think again.

    In August 2014 I started blogging on KFYI in Phoenix, along with
    My Facebook page, a twitter page, on Fox News & CNN

    Criticizing the left wing of the Democratic Party
    calling them the Uneducated Liberal Progressive Democratic Party.

    Since then I have been ripped apart by these bloggers for the left.

    I had a Photography business in Kansas City, before I moved to Phoenix
    just this last July, and a website to go along with it.
    These bloggers on the site where you clicked on this site from
    are the same ones that were on the twitter pages, and Facebook pages that I blogged from. They are now blogging on this website about me.

    HOW IRONIC

    Now someone has hacked my website, Facebook, Twitter, other blogs I was on, with very nasty things, changing pictures to fit their agenda.

    Their agenda is to shut the mouths of Conservatives, we will
    never be silent.

    So except for this webpage I shut down everything.

    They have imported images that are not my post, they changed images and put logos that were not mine on images. Then they said I stole the images that they put on my sites, pretty good trick, that is just how hackers work, so it makes them powerful.

    This is common for the people that can hack websites to do
    so it makes them look more powerful, and tries to destroy others.

    As I said I just moved to Phoenix, was not advertising on any major sites only on craigslist, I have not even been doing Wedding Photography since
    I have been in Phoenix, I was trying to start back up after a miserable winter in Kansas City. So Now I am shut down for good and will no longer allow them to attack anything that I have.

    Just remember

    THE LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO TAKE YOU DOWN.

    EVEN IF IT KILLS YOU.

    Just remember guys…what you sow you will reap.

    The Conservatives are on the Rise!
    And even this group can’t stop them.

    Just so you know, I don’t have any money you can get,
    and you can’t attach my Social Security so good luck.

    I am now Poor because of your leader

    Barack Obama”
    Brian Lawiss

    • chuck knuckles

      Brian, Brian, Brian… you’re obviously reading everything here, even if it is as your feminine alter ego, Dawn Rivera. You’ve obviously always seen yourself as a stand up citizen – a “justice for all”, Law and Order kind of conservative guy, right? Bet you’re a big fan of sheriff Arpaio too (and who isn’t). I bet you’ve see plenty of stories on criminals on good ole Fox News and said right to the TV “Throw the book at ’em, they deserve it, or worse!”

      Well now YOU’RE the criminal! You’re a thief and a fraud and a liar who has committed copyright infringment at will, with no apparent remorse, right? You’re also too big of a pansy chickenshit to come here as yourself and explain yourself to us.

      Don’t you think Sheriff Arpaio would expect you to “man up” and take your licks?
      Gawd, I hate to think what Bill O’Reilly or Sean Hannity would have to say to you, after finding out about your shameful criminal actions (something like “throw the book at him, he deserves it!”)

      C’mon, be the honest, upstanding, law abiding, god fearing citizen you seem to see when you look in the mirror. Or at least ask yourself WWRRD? (What Would Ronald Reagan Do?)

      We’re waiting…

      • chuck knuckles

        I’m also wondering Brian, when you’re here typing up those thoughtful messages to us as Dawn Rivera, are you wearing that pink satin blouse and short skirt, with the stockings and those strappy 4 inch heels you love?

  • Keca

    What amazes me most is that Brian Lawliss of Amorie Photography thinks that his followers will actually believe that the democratic party gives one rat’s ass about who he is or what he does. He’s a pathetic little bigot who no one will ever take seriously and he’s trying desperately to deflect. Nice try, Brian Lawliss. I hope someone sues the snot out of you and then wipes the floor up with you when they are done!

    • ALP

      I’m amazed he thinks he has followers. Didn’t his Facebook page have about 12 likes?

      • Justin Case

        11 facebook. 15 Twitter followers. But he did found ‘Concervatives for Justice, trying to save the world from Uneducated Liberal Progressive Democrats, trying to take our freedom,’ so maybe that public-toilet full of people will actually see his ‘explanation’

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Less than that on Twitter before this post.

        • Melinda Potter

          lmao omg! Somehow seeing you type it out makes it even funnier. This guy is loony tunes

        • ALP

          **sigh** I was stuck dealing with my own tin-foil-hat nutter last week. Their opinion of their own power seems to be inversely proportionate to their own sanity.

        • Lindsay11

          His “Concervatives for Justice” page didn’t seem to have any followers. I wish I had screencapped it instead of just laughing and closing the page.

        • doncalifornia

          It was “Concervitives”. Try to get his butchery of the English language right, Justin.

  • captain-confuzzled

    Brian, I dub thee CON-MAN! (you know for “Conservative-Man”, really that’s what I meant, don’t you believe me?). I just had to provide you with a cape and shield since you are so busy “trying to save the world from Uneducated Liberal Progressive Democrats” I can’t imagine you have any time at all for photography with a mission like that! I’m happy you were able to free up your time for more noble pursuits. Good idea to dump the photography thing, stealing images from hard working professional photographers isn’t really very profitable anyway, as they tend to find out and may want to be paid by you since you used their work fraudulently. (attachment) – oh, cult friends, please excuse my really, really bad artwork)

    • Keca

      Brian Lawliss AKA Amorie Photography – thief by day, fighter of left wing liberal scum by night….

      • chuck knuckles

        That is a sharp lookin’ cape there Brian! Is it a clip on?
        It takes a *special* kind of guy to pull off the cape look in public.

      • Helena

        This did give me a laugh. 😀

  • peaceetc

    Brian, just a clue — your politics had absolutely nothing to do with any of this. Absolutely *nothing*. You engaged in copyright infringement. That’s what brought all of this one. So take your politics-oriented excuses crap and put it elsewhere, because it’s ridiculous to suggest it had anything to do with it. I don’t believe you actually think it does. It’s just an excuse.

    Sure, we’ve made some jokes out of it — you misspelled ‘conservative’ on your own wall, for goodness sake — but you made it an issue, not us. I don’t give a rat’s backside what others’ politics are.

    Nor do we believe anyone hacked your accounts. Others have tried that excuse, and has never been true. Ever.

    So how about you actually own up to your actions, act like an adult, and stop blaming others. To do otherwise shows the true character of a person, Brian.

    • Keca

      Oh I think he’s done a great job of showing his true character of a thief and a liar.

    • doncalifornia

      I agree with Keca. Brian is just adding more evidence to the pile. Evidence that he engaged in fraud and is a complete and unrepentant liar. Thanks Brian. By the way, you know that as time goes on all Google searches of you and your company name, and the web site where you’ve posted your ridiculous excuse, will all lead here, right where the screen caps and the chronology of your infringement and fraud will be enshrined forever.

  • ALP

    Did someone just flag Corey’s comment? I got a strange message when I tried to reply.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      I knew what you were going to say so I preemptively flagged it. It’s the Liberal Media once again!

    • Photo Stealers

      I deleted it when I realized it was posted below. 😉

      • ALP

        I wanted to make sure that Obama hadn’t removed your comment.

  • keca

    I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw his rant! It truly boggles my mind that someone can function on a purely biological level with that extent of derangement.

  • In response to an email to him, trying to talk him through things, this is the reply I got. Teehee.
    “What is It that you want me to do take down my website?

    And are you sure this images of yours were not a plant?

    And yes this is my address, so sue me….you will put out the expense
    without you getting paid. I am on social security, with no job, you
    can not garnish peoples social security. Now if you want me to take
    down my website, Maybe Now if I get a job and you sue me, then when all
    is said and done, I am poor enough to actually go bankrupt. So save
    your expense, because I will never be in Photography again. I am too
    tired of dealing with the expense without profit. I have worked really
    hard at photography my whole life, and now because of a few stupid
    people everything that is left belongs to someone else. My reputation
    has be ruined by a few hacks. All I now can say, is that do what it is

    that you need to do, I cant stop you. There is nothing I can do now
    because I am now flat broke. I guess you can put me in jail, if that
    might make you happy.

    Brian ”

    A “plant” hehehe, he’s still sticking to it.

    • captain-confuzzled

      Brian, if you are reading here, I don’t know you, but I have the sense that you have been through a lot recently. Lots of loss in your life. It wasn’t liberals who caused problems with your website. For whatever reason, you decided to take work from others and use it on your site to help fill your portfolio. Not a good choice, to say the least, but fixable, if you want to fix it.

      I don’t know why you did what you did, using photos that weren’t yours, but you can continue with your photography and perhaps just look at this as an opportunity to start fresh. You said you have been working hard at photography for a long time, so I’m sure you have skills with it. for whatever reason, it crosses my mind that you might want to do stock photography. It can be very lucrative with persistence and a bit of photography skill.

      I’m not sure why I feel the need to post some encouragement in all this chaos and after you caused pain to others by taking their work and lashing out with mis-truths, but something struck a chord and I just wanted to throw out there that I understand that its hard building things back up after so much loss and so many changes in your life. But you have the power to make it work and do it in a really honorable and powerful way, without blaming others. Just one step after another and a fresh start. I wish you well with it.

      • keca

        I guess you’re a better person than me. I have no sympathy for bigots.

        • captain-confuzzled

          Empathy for a human situation, does not equal excusing bad behavior or agreement with his views in any way and I expressed neither in my post.

          • keca

            I know. 🙂 I didn’t say you were excusing or agreeing with him at all.

        • Justin Case

          Everyone is capable of change. But at 66 years old, with the attitude of a petulant teen and opinions so full of hate and anger, it hardly seems likely.

          Good for you if you still have hope, CC. Mine disappeared completely when I read his excuse.

      • doncalifornia

        I think after reading this comment I am going to backtrack a little on my comment above. A little. The Brian who accused us all of being a politically motivated lynch mob, of hacking his web site(s) and planting false evidence, of driving him to poverty for a few chuckles, is a loser. Capital “L” Loser. The Brian who will not admit his wrongs and wails “what do you want from me? blood?” (paraphrased) is a Loser.

        But he doesn’t have to be a loser. It’s not a permanent condition in people per se.

        Brian, what we, the general photography public, want from you is an admission and an apology. That’s kind of it. Sure, you’re so poor that the photographers who have every right to sue you, will likely never see money from you. That’s unfortunate. But what we’re really hoping, at the core here, is that you act like a real human being and be honest. “Yes, you’re right, I posted images as if they were mine, but they weren’t. I took them from various sites and I pretended they were my work.” And then, you know, let out that shame and remorse that as a real human being must be inside you there somewhere.

        Strangely, as humans, when we have guilt and shame we hide it. Instead of revealing that very human part of us we defensively lash out with anger and accusations, denials and bitterness. The funny thing is, the part you’re hiding, is exactly what the rest of us humans will react to with empathy and forgiveness.

        As Captain said, if you have skills you can still find a way to use them, honestly. If you came clean, and apologized not only the the photographers from whom you pilfered, but also to the humans you’ve accused of running a political hit game on you, then believe me there is great support and encouragement awaiting your sincere and honest efforts. I for one would not describe that Brian as a loser.

        In the meantime, you have a mess to atone for.

    • What a tool

    • Lindsay11

      WOW he reads like English is a second language to him. Didn’t he go off on a whole rant about “illegals!” and “learn English!”?

      “I guess you can put me in jail, if that might make you happy.” Doesn’t this sound an awful lot like Teresa and her “I guess I’ll just kill myself, will that make you happy?”

      Brian, your reputation was ruined by you and you know it.

    • I like how he rails against liberals and their values while being on social security.
      Quite ironic.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        It’s like my neighbors with anti Obama stickers everywhere yet they are on Medicaid, WIC, & Food Stamps. He only works 15hrs a week so they can keep those benefits and she works under the table. New cars and boats every 18mon. They just bought a brand new boat to go with their 2015 Class C motorhome.

    • MLee Kneer

      “My reputation has be ruined by a few hacks.”
      Darling man, YOU did this to yourself. NO one else did this to you. You got caught, so blame those who caught you?
      No wonder you never profited. Not smart enough to put 2+2 together.

      • cowtown1

        And his reputation wasn’t all that great to begin with as he consistently blamed the couples for bad wedding photos, not to mention being a flaming racist

    • doncalifornia

      loser

  • It seems he removed his rant and the most if the site…but the mobile version is still up.

    • Forgot to upload

    • keca

      Are you SURE HE took it down? It was probably Obama!!!!

  • Update: I wrote Brian Lawliss, photo thief of Phoenix Arizona, regarding the two nice posts below by The Capt and DonC. I basically told him the best thing he can do to move on is own up to his mistakes, apologize to those he stole from, and you know, generally, be a man. Here’s his first reply:

    “You don’t now need to lie to me too. You already know that what is on the internet stays there for years, You and your little group of VERY NASTY people have done enough damage already. 99% of the posts I have read are nothing but making fun of someone, you and your little group are not interested anything besides bringing down the house on someone, when you are only guessing on what happened.

    Since you are going to post this on Stealing Photos, I just hope you all are having a blast, running my name through the mud.

    I am not planning on going back into photography. I am done!”

    So, then I wrote back:

    “So, that’s a NO on the whole admitting what you did and apologizing for it?
    You’re still sticking to the whole “I was hacked by liberal scumbags” line?
    Really?”

    His reply:
    “I am sticking to a plea of NOT GUILTY, that is what my lawyer has recommended. ”

    My reply:
    “Bullshit, you have no lawyer. Keep digging Brian. It’s becoming quite sad. ”

    His reply:
    “You just called me a liar for the last time, end of conversation with you.”

    My reply to you Brian, now, here publicly:
    Ok, sure. Liar. Thief. Loser. Be a man for once in your life. Own up to your actions.

    And no, I don’t believe for one second you have a lawyer.

    So, he clearly is following this thread closely and is CHOOSING to NOT reply (other than that half-assed effort to disguise himself earlier!).

    It’s really quite sad. And for the record Brian Lawliss, YOU dragged your name through the mud by stealing, lying and general douche-baggery. You. NOT us. Not Liberals. Not Obama. You. You. You did this.

    • Any photographer that quits photography because they were outed was never really a photographer in the first place. He is just a GWC.

      • No no now Joseph, he said he’d been doing it for 30 years.. it must be true. You’re just a meanie.. no, a progressive liberal Obama lover!

      • keca

        Obama?? Is that you???

        • peaceetc

          I thought I was Obama. Darn it.

  • peaceetc

    Brian, since you’re obviously following along with what gets posted here, then you must have seen the very first comment posted here. It lays out the steps you need to take to deal with this issue. If you’d done it in the first place, the rest of this would have never happened. It’s not our fault you chose to continue lying and blaming others. Here, let me quote it below. Take particular note of the part about the victims of the stealing. Do you ever think about them? Do you care what you did to them? You are not the victim here, they are. Remember that.

    Quote of first post:

    Let’s just nip this one in the bud, shall we? I know, it won’t work, but let’s pretend it will.

    To AMORIE PHOTOGRAPHY AKA THE PHOTO PROS IN PHOENIX, AZ please do NOT do the following:

    1. Flag comments on this listing. We mods will just put them back, so don’t waste your time.

    2. Lie. We have heard every excuse in the book, and you will not come up with something we haven’t heard before. You are not a special snowflake. Nothing you can say will justify what you did, so don’t bother.

    3. Accuse us of slander (because nobody ever figures out it has to be verbal to be slander). We stick to the facts, and if something is publicly available, it’s fair game.

    Please DO the following:

    1. Remove any and all stolen images.

    2. Apologize DIRECTLY to those from whom you have stolen. You owe them that much.

    3. Hope they don’t sue you. Copyright infringement is illegal under the law, and you can be sued for thousands of dollars for EACH stolen image. Yes, seriously.

    4. DON’T STEAL. It’s not complicated — if you didn’t take a photo and don’t have permission to use it from the actual copyright holder, then don’t use it. It’s that simple. Yes, seriously. You claim to be a photographer, so why on earth would you want to use others’ images, anyway? How does that make sense?

    And remember:

    1. If you do it again, you will be caught. Don’t forget — Google knows. Any time someone searched for your business, this listing will come up.

    2. Think about the actual victims here (no, not you) — those whose images you stole. You screwed them over. And frankly, that’s a pretty damned crappy thing to do.

  • BullShite

    Typical. It is funny that he will rant and rave with all of this ire at supposed “evils” done to him by these various entities …. but GOD FORBID THE TABLES ARE TURNED when HE victimizes other people. It’s almost like he is a HYPOCRITE or something.

  • Jen C.

    Oh he** no. Thanks for linking to us. Just wish I had seen this sooner while the sites were still up, although I’m extremely glad they are down now. Anyone know anything about legal action if the photos have already been pulled? 6 of our images!!!

    • Lindsay11

      Hi Jen. I’m so sorry you have to deal with this. I know people here have said that even if it is taken down you can still sue. Photo Attorney says this (pay special attention to the last few lines as that is what I wanted you to see):

      “10. I took it down when asked.

      It’s a good thing to stop using a photo when asked, especially because continued use after notice constitutes willful infringement. See Pye v. Mitchell, 574 F.2d 476 (9th Cir.1978) (finding defendants liable for higher statutory damages because defendants had actual notice of the infringement in the form of a written release of liability, yet defendants continued to infringe); and Peer Int’l Corp. v. Pausa Records, Inc., 909 F.2d 1332 (9th Cir.1990), cert. denied, 498 U.S. 1109 (1991) (holding that licensee willfully infringed copyright by continuing to make recordings of copyrighted works after receiving written notice of termination from the copyright owners). But stopping the use when caught doesn’t address the past infringement for which the photographer may recover. This lame excuse also doesn’t work when caught stealing the t-shirt from the store. While you may offer to give it back, you’re still on the hook for the theft.”

      This is a terrific place for you to start in your search for information. http://www.photoattorney.com/help-ive-been-infringed/ And I’m sure if you have any questions people here will have an answer for you!

      • Jen C.

        Thanks for the info, Lindsay!

    • captain-confuzzled

      Brian, this is where you might really want to sit up and take notice. This is a person and business that you have stolen from. Its simple, you took things that didn’t belong to you, and you may very well end up having to pay for your denials and attack attitude with real money. Had you listened to the ideas offered here, there was a chance you could have made it right, but you didn’t. (Does someone have the link to the case where damages were awarded recently?)