Fresh Mix Entertainment

Website:  http://www.freshmixentertainment.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/FreshMixEntertainmentEventsPhotography?filter=1

Facebook 2:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lynchburg-Weddings-Fresh-Mix-Entertainment-Events-and-Photography/237908826388641

Wedding Wire:  http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/fresh-mix-entertainment-events-and-photography-lynchburg/portfolio/2356dd140b306dc9.html?page=2&subtab=album&albumId=b7605a091f625ab6#vendor-storefront-content

Google +: https://plus.google.com/+FreshMixEntertainmentEventsandPhotographyLynchburg/photos

This website I am pretty sure was built on a Wix platform because many of the images you’ll see here have been featured on this site before as people have been known to keep the image placeholders that come with the wix pages.  What’s interesting is how much they’ve edited these images.

 

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Most of the makeup images aren’t their original works but I was watching Figure Skating and didn’t feel like sourcing every.single.one because it’s impossible to find original sources with these.

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Again, there’s more of the tablescapes that are not their original works but, again, figure skating, so you get the idea right?

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Many of these images are repeats from above – much of the reception decor is not their original works.

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  • R

    How is the FB down already??

    • Photo Stealers

      Still up on my end?

      • R

        Weird.. Still can’t see it.

      • Marc W.

        I can’t see it and I’m in the US.

    • peaceetc
    • JorkaBorka

      I can´t see it either

    • Nomee

      I’m still able to see it

    • Eric Lefebvre

      It appears to be down for me as well and this is the first time I try to go there.

    • peaceetc

      Are you outside of the US? It appears the page is restricted to only those in the US being able to see it. But it’s definitely still up.

      • Eric Lefebvre

        Yeah, I’m in Canada.

      • Joseph Philbert

        Guess they think only people outside the US will say something … They not the only photographer that been called out that has done this

      • Cinobite

        Down in the UK too. Shame, because I really wanted to rtead the comments and posts 🙁

  • ALP

    The pinky tablescape was a stolen photo on a website from someone in my area I think. It looks really familiar. As I recall, they also used Wix.

  • CrackerJacker

    So honest question here… if someone uses a template that includes images — if it’s not a photography website, would we be up in arms? If these are images that are licensed for use with a Wix site, is there a foul? I know it’s a bit mis-representy and if people are claiming copyright or adding watermarks, obviously that’s a different story, but aside from laziness is there a real issue?

    I ask the above in all seriousness — I HATE the people who actively source material from Google or from others’ sites, but just not replacing template images (IF the licensing is not being violated) just doesn’t smack of “stealing” to me.

    * I know that using the same images on their FB would be a no-no and there may be other images that are actually stolen, I’m just asking a question about template images.

    • Photo Stealers

      I guess it all depends in how they present the images. Are they using it to display their work (i.e. I photographed this image, I created this floral display, I designed this lighting, that’s a wedding I planned) or if it’s for generic stock image placement usage.

    • Eric Lefebvre

      No licensing out there allows you to claim ownership of the image. Moral rights always remain with the author. The person may be granted a license to use the images but claiming they CREATED the image is a violation of copyright/moral rights that isn’t covered by stock or micro stock licensing.

      Wix also doesn;t allow you to copy images from it;s templates for use outside the WIX site.

      “Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS only and it may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners (if such consent is required) (outside of a Wix document).”

    • Eric Lefebvre

      If the licensing is respected and they are not trying to pas the work off as their own then why WOULD we care … no crime commited if they purchased an appropriate license and are adhering to it. They wouldn’t even BE listed here.

  • Eric Lefebvre

    What a GOD AWFUL WEBSITE! Sooooo many design flaws … my web master/designer alter ego just died a little after looking at that.

    http://www.freshmixentertainment.com/

    And yes, it’s a WIX site.

    Their “Unlock this Coupon” script does NOTING to protect the QR code underneath.
    His hours of operation are under the heading of email and vice-versa …
    The photo of Daryon and Tiffanny for the “testimonials” is also found all over Google Images including (ironically enough) a law firms website.

    So much fail it hurts!

  • CrackerJacker

    All that said, their FAQ on What do Couples NEED to know about the wedding industry seems to be cobbled together from various sources, beginning with Book More Brides.
    Fresh Mixes:
    http://www.freshmixentertainment.com/#!need-to-know-about-the-wedding-industry/cgmn

    BMB’s
    http://www.bookmorebrides.com/10-things-couples-need-to-know-about-the-wedding-industry-that-the-media-will-never-tell-you/

  • peaceetc

    Well, gotta hand it to them — I know at least one person posted a link to this page (it wasn’t me), and it was deleted. So they’re standing strong on the Facebook page. Anyone know if the web site has been scrubbed yet?

    • Photo Stealers

      Appears all slideshows are down.

      • C Sab

        Looks like their FB is too.

    • Joseph Philbert

      Did my deed 🙂

  • Michael Goolsby

    Thank you PhotoStealers.

    It appears that the fauxtographer has removed every offending photo from the web site. That only two photos remain says a lot about how much she depended on images that she did not take herself.

    As we look forward to this coming wedding season, I wonder how many clients have already booked her services and were convinced that she was the best choice for them based partly upon her misrepresentations on the website. Many of the photos not taken by her were rather common and unspectacular, making me concerned what her own work must be like if the stolen ones were better.

    • Paul Ferrer

      2 photos? How can you tell? Looks like their entire website is stripped of photos. YIKES!

      Not sure I have seen another website like PhotoStealers that is so effective….

      • Michael Goolsby

        They are located in the About Us/ In the News section. Two extremely mediocre pictures of a bride in a swing. Apparently, the subject was a “bride of the year” somewhere, and one of the photos was used in the guidebook for her. The other was used in a small business ad or something for veils. Neither demonstrates any particular photographic skills. The fauxtographer claims the second was taken in a cemetery. How romantic.

      • C Sab

        That’s because there are a bunch of us that have banded together to help make it successful. And more join us all the time, making it more effective. 😀

    • Ric New

      There are probably a few that rebrand themselves and continue to use stolen photos with the hopes of not getting caught a 2nd time. Yet, I believe the majority either get out of the industry they don’t belong or actually change and use their own work in the future. Stop Stealing Photos is responsible for that and deserve a lot of credit.

  • Justin Case

    I thought someone had hacked their website when I read this: “I stole what was his business, made it ours and took it to the next level.” (from ‘Meet the Team’ under ‘About Us’)

  • Michael Goolsby

    After a careful look, the website doesn’t appear to be based on any Wix template that I am aware of. It’s not their style, either. But some of the photos were from their templates. Since some of the same pics were used on the Facebook page, it’s probably the case that they were pulled manually (and deliberately) from Wix. So the usual “template placeholder” excuse can’t really apply here.

    • Eric Lefebvre

      The Meta Tags all talk about WIX so it’s Wix Related.
      Just take a look at the source.

  • Eric Lefebvre

    They haven;t cleaned up their Google+

    • guest

      The owner of the copyrighted material can have it removed from Google+. It’s an easy form.

      • Eric Lefebvre

        I know, it;s just that they cleanerd everything else up … kind of suprised they ignored Google+

    • C Sab

      Google+ is pretty much my domain. I’ll make sure the word is spread.

  • Guest

    Looks like they are trying to deny everything on their FB pages. Even threatening legal action. LOL.

    • Photo Stealers

      FB appears to be down

    • Joseph Philbert

      Legal action always makes me laugh and tinkle 😛

    • C Sab

      They always tries that. They never go through with it and we know it’s just a half-ass’d scare tactic.

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    Found her instagram account
    http://instagram.com/freshmixva# and flickr
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/110860733@N05/

    I mean dam she is spreading all the stolen images EVERY WHERE smh!

  • Joseph Philbert

    I cant make this shit up..

  • Joseph Philbert

    They shut down their instagram account

  • Joseph Philbert

    Instagram before they shut it down

    • Michael Goolsby

      I think that these are her actual images. Note the amateurish quality and cheap digital enhancements compared to the stolen work.

      • captain-confuzzled

        I agree, it seems that she has two brides in her actual portfolio, the “railroad tracks” (doesn’t this shot EVER get old for anyone?) and the “swinging” bride. Not a horrible place to start, at least she apparently has a couple of weddings under her belt. Why not just go from there instead of “enhancing” with other people’s stuff?

        • Joseph Philbert

          This is the thing I will never understand

  • Guest

    Still using images that are not theirs on their personal FB pages. https://www.facebook.com/Drink4Life?fref=ts

    • Joseph Philbert

      Yep he is ..that because we cant reply to it ..but maybe if I share it … it will notify him ..lol

      • Michael Goolsby

        The main website now has what may finally be her own images. Boy, the quality sure is different! Included with this set are the same two photos she originally had featuring a heavily overly-smoothed bride in the cemetery. It’s quite obvious she had very few images in her “portfolio” with which to market.

        As is typical with fauxtographers, the “borrowed” stuff is typically of professional quality, demonstrating a command by the pro photographer of great posing, lighting, composition, and timing skills. However, once the fauxtog posts work of their own, the disparity is clear; the fauxtographer demonstrates no genuine photographic skills at all. Their photos are mediocre at best, and are often heavy on poorly-used digital effects.

        While her husband may or may not be a competent DJ, this girl is pure amateur, and an utter charlatan for trying to pass herself off as anything else. No doubt she enjoys a close circle of friends who praise her, but they have an even lessor understanding of photography that the fraudster they support, even without their bias towards their friend.

        Once again, however, there is no attempt by the photostealer to come clean, admit their transgression to those whom she injured, and move on. And so forever with the name “Blaire Drinkard” be associated with photo stealing on the internet.

  • Bhig Bhad Wolf

    We at Fresh Mix Entertainment, Events, & Photography Apologize. Some things were posted on our Facebook Business page which are not completely accurate.
    We are looking into legal actions to pursue at this time. — with Cool Phil and5 others.

    OOOOH BETTER LOOK OUT!!! HE’S CALLING HIS LAWYERS!! (LULZ!!)

    • Joseph Philbert

      Yea I am so confused 😛

      • captain-confuzzled

        joining the confused line….so they’re apologizing for things other people wrote on their FB page that weren’t accurate??? smh for sure!

      • Photomedic

        not “completely” accurate….interesting choice of words there.
        what were the comments, and just how “accurate” were they?
        which parts are they apologizing for? the inaccurate parts, or the accurate ones? im totally confused by their statement.

    • C Sab

      LOL Bring it on!