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GNHB Photography in Greentown, Indiana

Website:  http://www.gnhbphotography.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Gnhbphotography-Indiana/100004731433554

Google +: https://plus.google.com/+Gnhbphotography/posts

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/GNHBPhoto

I found this one when sourcing Pretty Pics by Jen last week.

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  • Amanda

    LOL…they hold workshops!!!! YAHTZEE!

    • MPR1776

      Wonder if they teach how to steal other people’s photos in that workshop?

      • Justin Case

        my guess, from seeing the brazen hypocrisy of the typical photo theif, is she devotes a lot of time to ‘protecting your brand’

  • MPR1776

    This one, from her google+ porfolio is also listed on http://digcamworld.blogspot.com/2012/08/wedding-photography-tips.html

    • doncalifornia

      Not only is it a stock image, she put HER WATERMARK on it.

  • Janet Davis

    Just looking at some of the other photos she’s posted, it’s pretty obvious which ones are shots she’s actually taken vs. stolen images.

  • Genny Johnson

    I can almost instantly notice as soon as I look at her Facebook page photos that the pictures she uses on her website aren’t hers especially because the quality is considerably less. False advertising!

  • Cort

    There are the Five Stages of Grief, has anyone come up with the Five Stages of Photo Stealers?

    • C Sab

      We’ve come up with way more than 5.

    • Joseph Philbert

      We had all kinds the biggest being cancer.

    • Me

      It’s on the Fauxtographer’s Bingo card. Look back a few threads.

      • Justin Case

        it got removed from the host site. we can always make a new one though!

    • The Bad Wolf

      Denial: I didn’t do it /intern /employee /hacker did

      Rationalization: It came with the site /It’s a place holder /my photos look like this, but I am trying to protect my client’s privacy / It’s mine because I photoshopped it / I just started out so I borrowed some photos / I thought it was “ok” to use them because they are stock etc…

      Misplaced Anger: Fuck you bullies!! I am calling a BIG TIME Entertainment Lawyer for slandering me! Come to my city and say it to my face!

      Garnering Sympathy: I have cancer /I am going to kill myself /you are traumatizing my kids because I am so stressed I am now a bad parent /I found Jesus /here is an insincere apology

      Remorse / No Remorse: I’m sorry, legitimately, start posting only their own work / or they disappear, and wait for a while to defraud again / move on to another easy and cheap to set up fake business.

      • Joel

        Wow, you nailed it! This is pretty much 90% of the postings here. Sad really.

        • The Bad Wolf

          It’s so crazy, because they literally ALL behave in the same pattern. Now what we REALLY need is a ever evolving pie chart that shows how often certain excuses, and empathies are used…. like interns and hackers, and Jesus.

      • Joseph Philbert

        Pretty accurate… o dont forget about cancer.

  • MPR1776

    More from google plus

  • Celosa

    I find it incredibly ironic that at the bottom of her website it says in bold “DOWNLOADING PROHIBITED” #takeyourownadvice

    • doncalifornia

      actually i was interested in the banner showing PPA membership.

      • Justin Case

        still waiting for PPA to take action regarding Kym Trice Photography. I got an email from them last week saying they would look into it. Probably good if someone reports GNHB Photography for fraud as well.

  • doncalifornia

    facebook down. that was lightning fast.

    • Helena

      Twitter has gone too.

  • Helena

    In business since 2009 but still need to steal pictures? What?!

    • C Sab

      That’s prob a lie. We’ve had other thieves say they’ve been a photographer for 30 years and yet they couldn’t take a decent pic to save their life

      • Helena

        I myself have over 50 years experience despite being 30. 😉 That said, I’m neither a pro, nor a photo stealer. 🙂

        • C Sab

          In my eyes, an honest amateur is always worth way more than a skilled thief

          • Helena

            Haha, you would probably change your mind if you saw my pictures!

          • C Sab

            No I wouldn’t. Cause with you at least I’d know what I’d be getting. With people like this bitch, you don’t know until it’s too late and you’re out however much money they charged.

          • C Sab

            Nope. With you I know what I’m getting. With people like this dumb bitch I wouldn’t know until it was too late and then I’m out however much they charge.

    • Cinobite

      The domain was registered 18 months ago.
      You must have something in the states like “Companies House” (UK) where you can lookup registered companies?

      • Helena

        There must be, but on a bigger scale than companies house I imagine. (I’m in the UK too).

        • Cinobite

          The laws and rules change between states so I imagine they have a state business registry of some description. ‘Murkans! Find out for us 🙂

          • Helena

            Turns out Companies House have american links, but I couldn’t find any record of the business on the In.gov page…

          • MPR1776

            Depends, some states might some might not. If Photographers aren’t required to get state license to operate, they may only need a local business license.

          • Cinobite

            We’re wondering if you have a publically accessible database of this? Somewhere were you can check to see if someone does have a business licence

  • doncalifornia

    “we are revamping the web site, please check back soon.” So my bet is google+ goes in the next minute or two.

    • C Sab

      Sadly her Google+ is stll up. But unfortunately for her, she doesn’t realize how big Google+ is for photographers. She won’t last long there.

    • Michael Goolsby

      “we are revamping our website because we got caught being total pieces of scumbag scamming shit. please excuse us while we hide the incriminating evidence.”

  • Joseph Philbert

    Fanpage and twitter is gone …sometimes I am amazed at how fast this happens when some photo stealers are outed..

    • MPR1776

      Google Plus was still up so I left a review for her

      • doncalifornia

        down now

  • Joseph Philbert

    Her workshops are plagiarized #gofigure

    • doncalifornia

      It appears a lot of workshop leaders are cutting and pasting this exact description. The earliest I find is a 2010 from photoworkshops.biz facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/PhotoWorkshopsbiz/136969799690401?sk=info

    • doncalifornia

      I thought I posted this message, but the earliest instance I can see of this text, meaning possibly the original from which everyone has been cutting and pasting, is from an Oct 2010 posting by a workshop company on their facebook about page. I won’t post it here since probably the link is why my first post disappeared? Anyway, this workshop text seems popular, I see it everywhere now.

      • Joseph Philbert

        Seems so.. I don’t know what’s so hard to write about what you know …I wait…I take that back.

    • MPR1776

      The meta on her own pics all said D60. I can’t even remember when they made that one.

      • Michael Goolsby

        I think I bought a couple of Canon D60 bodies in March of 2002. Nice camera for its time, but I can’t imagine anyone using it today.

        • Jason K

          Could be the Nikon D60 from 2008-ish.

      • Joseph Philbert

        Who would used that today for wedding work…???
        If she is making the money she pretends too it would be something diffrent.

  • Just a Girl

    Her brick and mortar business is in a mini mall…… I don’t see her going away anytime soon… Bet she rebrands fairly quickly.

    • C Sab

      Oh you’d be surprised what can happen when we reach the right people.

      • Just a Girl

        Leases in places like that aren’t cheap!! Little bit of karma in play!

        • C Sab

          Yup, once the word gets out, she’s screwed.

  • Brent Busch

    What an idiot. I posted a link to this on the G+ page and this is the reply I got from C Sab (https://plus.google.com/+CSab90/posts?cfem=1):

    “Hope you realize that there are plenty of well known photographers on
    G+, and I can contact quite a few of them. You might as well quit before
    you get sued into bankruptcy.”

    Funny how the moron(s) took the page down before I could reply.

    • C Sab

      Uh, I made that comment. That was meant for the thief.

      • Guest

        It showed up in my email as a reply to me. Weird.

        • C Sab

          Might have been a mistake on my part.

          • Guest

            I’ll delete this then.

  • Joseph Philbert

    She is watching the comments and removing content quick .. Her workshop info is gone… But how pathiec you have to be to copy an “about page”

    • Justin Case

      sadly, hardly a first around here.

    • The Bad Wolf

      Well you can tell right there she is a fake… I’ve never met a small business owner who needed to make a living wage from their business, that said it allows them to spend MORE time with family, and do things on “their”schedule, and as someone who runs a small business…. it is 100% the OPPOSITE for me.

    • doncalifornia

      LOL, really, even the “about me” stuff. Who cuts and pastes somebody else’s bio?! Honestly! (from Austin Power after an assassin attacks him with his shoes: “Who throws a shoe?! Honestly!”)

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  • doncalifornia

    google+ totally down

    • MPR1776

      I think it’s cause she didn’t like my review, I mention something about stealing certain images, gave her a 1 star and pointed ppl to this site.

  • doncalifornia

    Her personal facebook page did not have any pilfered photos on it, but it is also now gone.

    • baldheretic

      Still there from what I can see https://www.facebook.com/Kimberly.Rosati

      • peaceetc

        There were two personal pages. One of them was used for her business, which violates Facebook’s rules.

      • doncalifornia

        I get a “not found” graphic; are you still seeing it?

  • doncalifornia

    By the way, what does “NO SITTING FEES” mean if it’s immediately followed with “2-hour Session $145” and “1-hour Session $69” ?

    • I would love to know that too, as I’ve seen the same stated elsewhere.

  • BarbedWireBat

    Website is up but the galleries are now password protected.

    • Justin Case

      and the only half-decent image on there is an uncredited stock image of the Chicago skyline…

      • Joseph Philbert

        Photo thieves are usually sucky photographers

  • Dr. catfish

    “my style is captivating, colorful and original.” um, except when its not. Ugh.

    …and is it the Jasmine* effect to write a totally asinine “about the photographer” because you have no real education, training or professional experience to speak of? I really don’t think my potential clients give a flying fire truck that im addicted to diet coke with lime.

    This person isnt the first to follow this terrible and un original format…but lately all of them seem the same. I know they probably havent heard of a CV but please, learn some basic writing skills. Oh wait…I said learn. Photostealers only right click and cut and paste. If you are going to steal, please have better taste.

    • Joseph Philbert

      She plagiarized that line :p

  • Andy

    How the f*** can she steal a workshop? I don’t get it. If she does not possess the skills required to generate her own images, what exactly is she going to teach?

    • Joseph Philbert

      Who knows…. Scary… The same shot she posted about the workshop is what she needs to learn herself..

    • MPR1776

      Didn’t we hear of someone else that took a workshop and then used the DVD from it to charge for the same workshop?

      • peaceetc

        Are you thinking of the Rob Adams thing? http://stopstealingphotos.com/rob-adams-films/

        • MPR1776

          Yes, that was the one, thanks, I forgot who it was. Boggles the mind the lengths to which ppl will go to steal a buck from others

  • Scott T

    Anyone have contacts at The Knot to let them know of this fraud too???

  • peaceetc

    I contacted someone at the PPA about this lady. I don’t know if they can do anything, but at least someone there is aware of the situation.

    • Joseph Philbert

      I think she has a PPA account.

    • Justin Case

      She has removed the mention of PPA, but have you received any word from them? Seems to me like they should take a stand on these things.

      • Joseph Philbert

        Hell I don’t think she can afford PPA membership lol
        Falsely using the PPA LOGO when your not a member may be a issue with them.

      • peaceetc

        I haven’t heard back, but my friend has been ill, so I’m not surprised. I’m glad the mention of PPA down. It’s a shame she still doesn’t seem to get she shouldn’t take others’ content, though, if the text she’s lifted is any indication.

  • Cinobite

    Website is back up.
    I never understand why people who actually get a proper domain name still use gmail accounts for their email?!

    • doncalifornia

      Weird, all I get at her website address is the login prompt saying it is password protected…

  • captain-confuzzled

    oh my! just looked at the sessions on the website, I had no idea you could make money with such terrible photos. Many aren’t even good snapshots. It makes me so angry for the clients. I guess stating the obvious, but geez.

    • Dr. Catfish

      …and I just read more of her God Awful text. Really?! You couldn’t even plagarize better?!!! “Bran” Names?! Honey…please. I know you can do better. I weep for your education. Ideas not Idea’s… even if you aren’t a professional writer—there are so many ways to check on stuff like this. Being small town isn’t an excuse. It speaks to laziness—the same laziness and disregard for education and effort that made you steal other people’s work. Shame on you!!!
      If your skill level isn’t up to a professional level—you shouldn’t be marketing yourself as a professional.

      • MPR1776

        Can’t be, she has a BS from Purdue according to her linked in profile

        • Joseph Philbert

          All lies

        • Justin Case

          she claims Purdue as her alma mater on the ‘meet your photographer page.’ I agree with the Dr: it just speaks to laziness, just like everything else about GNHB Photography. She actually just mentions ‘attending’, but even if she graduated, the proof is here that she didn’t learn much while there.

      • Justin Case

        Absolutely! I completely agree. I can’t believe how few
        people seem to understand how untrustworthy/amateur you look when you
        have a business and don’t understand the need to proof read your
        business materials.

  • doncalifornia

    Hey I noticed one of the stolen shots up there is from Anika London; I know them. I wonder if they’d be interested in suing the pants off her. I wonder, actually, if she’s going to contact any photographers and own up, or if she thinks the pressure is going to let up if she just ignores everything and pretends it never happened.

    • Joseph Philbert

      She is one of those that will never say a word.

      • doncalifornia

        Starting to look like it.

    • Scott T

      Think I’m going to check with my connections to see if she is advertising in Wedding Day Mag. They have 2 editions, One north towards South Bend, and the other in North Central Indiana, which would cover the Indy, Kokomo area. If so, I bet they’d be interested in her fraudulent business.

  • MPR1776

    She has a whole crap load of stolen images on this site http://www.photographypros.com/greentown/index.php

    • captain-confuzzled

      nice find! love the way she has her watermark plastered on the wedding dress pic.

    • baldheretic

      The wedding dress photos seems to have been lifted from Michael Allen Photography http://www.michaelallenphotography.com/wedding/category/wedding-gallery-i

      • MPR1776

        Yes, and this site is down now too, dunno if it’s cause she did it or the email I sent off to Photography Pros alerting them to the situation and this website/posting.

  • MPR1776

    Her linked in profile says she started photography in 2005 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kimberly-rosati/67/74/9a

  • ANGEL HARRIS

    Internet Slander – Libel, Slander, and Defamation Explainedhttp://stopstealingphotos.com CONTACT : http://webreputationmanagement.net/blog/professional/118/internet-slander-libel-slander-and-defamation-explained.html

    • Ummmm

      Let me know how that turns out for you. Given all the info here, which is all true, I don’t know any lawyer who would touch this with a 10 foot pole.

    • itakephotosandstuff

      only valid if it is “NOT TRUE” honey, the proof is all above. The amount of fines you could receive alone are insane for all the stolen work. Good luck with that.

    • Justin Case

      Angel, if you really care about your reputation, stop messing around with things you know nothing about and learn your craft. I’m quite sure Photo Stealer’s lawyer knows far more about slander than your web search has taught you.

      Instead, do some research on copyright and intellectual property. It will serve you much better in the future.

    • Cinobite

      lol, that’s hilarious. You broke the law love, nothing there applies. It’s funny how you people steal photos, fraudulently misrepresent yourself and falsely advertise your services and then try and try to threaten people with laws you know nothing about.

    • Angel Harris, did you even read the article? You have NO CASE if what is said about you /your actions is TRUE!

  • Joseph Philbert

    Well she decided to take down her webpage… good call nothing else for us to find.

    • Joel

      Its like as soon as someone posts a link on here, she runs to that site and takes it down.

      The thieves are becoming self-aware, they are faster, stronger, and are learning. Are they learning to stop stealing? Who knows, they may just be learning to Steal better, Only time will tell.

      • Justin Case

        It just shows that this site is having an effect, and is seen as threatening by people who have no scruples, but can be shamed.
        The fact that people have to shut down businesses based on fraud is a good thing all around, and perhaps others will start to learn by example.

      • Joseph Philbert

        Yea basically ..

    • Guest

      You need a password to her website in order to be granted access, does this mean that the website is down, or is she just waiting until this all blows over to reactivate it?

      • Joseph Philbert

        It’s effectively down… She may be waiting for shot to die down…

      • Just a Girl

        When I log in from my phone I can still see this soooo I would think she’s just waiting!

        • peaceetc

          It appears to be completely down now. I checked via both my computer and my phone and it says ‘site not published.’

        • Joseph Philbert

          Yep down now… I guess she’s still monitoring this post’s comments

          • Joel

            Yup, seems so. HI KIMBERLY! Comment? Apology to Photographers?

  • Melinda Potter

    Advice: if you are called out on photostealers or even private message/e-mail. Unpublish ALL the content that you did not create. Not only is it the right thing to do, but you’ll look slightly more intelligent, and become slightly less obnoxious by doing so.

    • Joseph Philbert

      Unfortunately most don’t and wait for us to find all their trash.

      • Melinda Potter

        Yeah. It’s still blows me away that doug gordon didn’t remove all of his stolen content right away. I mean people warned him both privately and on his pages for a very long time before photostealers got involved. He never came across to me as a complete moron until then. Talk about self sabotage.

        • peaceetc

          Yup. And yet people still go on about how nice he is, and they don’t care about what he did, not to mention that disastrous baby posing video he did. There are extremely talented and decent people out there from whom they could learn, yet the choose to follow Doug Gordon, Jasmine Star, etc. It’s a cult of personality.

          • C Sab

            Sheep will be sheep.

        • Joel

          Well I can’t speak for Doug Gordon, but I can tell you in most cases when that happens, its because they think they are above the issue. They swat at the flies and think they will just go away and leave them alone. Who will believe these little people? Who are they to question ME!? Then it gets to us here on PS. And…well… 🙂

          • Joseph Philbert

            These little people started to sting in numbers lol

          • Melinda Potter

            Yes, maybe not stupidity, but arrogance. This girl http://stopstealingphotos.com/images-by-eire-photography-aka-toxic-photography/ I was a part of the first group that tried to get her to take all the stolen work down, and not lie about making amends/paying the photographers she stole from. She was all about “There’s nothing you can do about it!” hmmmmm… She changed her tune rather quickly, and that was with only 1 comment. I think just having everything laid out on the PS blog, is what did it. Plus I think her and Corey conversed a little as well. I’m just glad there WAS/IS something that I can do. Thank you Corey

  • MPR1776

    Actually I think the stealing is more prevalent than ever, this site just touches the tip of the ice berg…Was talking to a person today who is involved on a very minor scale in the current website I am building for a local Chamber of Commerce. I am currently waiting on a piece for one of the pages on the history of the town and this person says and I quote “I’m all for plagiarism” Just go out and find something to fill in the spot. And I replied, I don’t want anyone stealing my work so am not about to go out and steal another person’s work. He says he’ll get with the other person and take care of it then he proceeds to tell me not to forget to put my name on the site. So you can be sure I’ll be running anything sent to me by him through copyscape now. Sad part is he saw nothing wrong in doing that kind of thing.

  • MPR1776

    Found another and when doing the search on google, this site comes up on the first page! http://www.bigdaysmallworld.com/profile/b.510.r.9137.u.3d8949.html is still up with stolen photos & http://www.marketingtool.com/profile/b.465.r.112942.u.3fa35b.html

  • Guest

    I find it amusing that she thinks that if she doesn’t say anything or make any comments, that we will just ignore what she did and let her be.

    • Joseph Philbert

      Yea that’s a mistake most times

    • MPR1776

      All I know is, if photo stealers is showing up on the first page when doing the search it’s not looking good for her, that kind of thing tends to make an impression on prospective clients plus all the reviews and emails sent to those carrying her pilfered pages.

  • Bart

    Just a question here, have the owners of these photos been going after the stealers / copyright infringers for any money? taking them to court etc…?

    • Joseph Philbert

      Not that we know of

      • Bart

        I find that surprising. You all know about photoattorney.com and imagerights.com? Also just sending a bill/invoice works. Someone might want to make an example out of several of the photo thieves so maybe the rest will think twice about their activities.
        I have had good luck just sending a bill to the offender, several have paid up, all but one took down the photos, I am going to have to send a take down notice to their server owner to resolve that one.

  • doncalifornia

    And it just goes on. Her website is all updated, stolen photos gone, etc. But check out her text. Her site on the left. On the right is a blog entry by Jen Reece Photography from December 2012. And I have to be honest. I wouldn’t even be checking into this photographer at this point if she had just come out publicly, admitted her misdeeds, and apologized, gotten hold of the photographers from whom she stole, made restitution, and started over (or quit). You know, all the stuff we fantasize about when one of these people are busted. As it is, I am puzzled like most of you why she has chosen to act as if this never happened. No apologies, no contacting the photographers whose images she stole, no acknowledgement of any kind. Just business as usual. So, OK, back to the grind. Plagiarizing text. This page is literally the first text I threw into the search engine. I have no idea if it is the only page she has lifted from somewhere else or if everything on her site is stolen.

    • doncalifornia

      Let me add, by the way, I have seen this same text word for word on dozens of sites. People apparently cut and paste constantly. That’s why I went back to a 2012 post, assuming maybe this was the original source. I might be wrong. The point is, it is definitely not this photographer’s words. I have just checked a few other key sentences all over the rest of the page and they are of course all over the internet, word for word, the same. Sigh.

    • Joseph Philbert

      I am not surprised this is the same M.O. That other quiet photo stealers employ.. They think if they shut down quickly that they can open back up and no one would notice…

    • Justin Case

      I don´t know this woman other than what she has posted on her website, so that is what I will judge her on. It doesn’t surprise me one little bit that someone who would live a professional lie would have no scruples about using someone elses’ words as her own.
      It happens over, and over, and over again.
      GNHB Photography in Greentown, Indiana is a business based on fraud. She shouldn’t bother to comment here since we’ve heard it all before.

    • Joseph Philbert

      Her “about me” is still plagiarized
      http://www.gnhbphotography.com/meet-your-photographer.html

      Seems all her so called workshops are full YEA RIGHT!!
      http://www.gnhbphotography.com/workshops.html
      “Thank you for checking on our workshop availability. Currently all of our workshops are full. Check back for up and coming workshop dates !!”

      • Helena

        She’s re-written it (or found another person to plagiarise) now. Seriously, how difficult is it to write your own “about me” for your website? And how low do you have to stoop to not even bother writing your own? It’s just lazy and frankly offensive.

        • Justin Case

          Agreed. But as someone else pointed out in another post, many of the people lately being exposed here seem to not really have any talent or business in photography at all – they have simply latched on to an identity and are stealing all the things necessary to construct a personality around that fiction.

          If you have no ability and no work to show, what WOULD you be able to write in an ‘About Me’?

          • Joseph Philbert

            Lol … Start with the line “I am a photo thief”

          • Helena

            Is there a 12 step program for photo theives? 😛

  • doncalifornia

    I just contacted the woman from whom Kimberly Rosati stole her own “about” page text. This is just so ridiculous.

  • Thanks so much Don!! How do I go about getting her to take my content down?

    • Justin Case

      sadly, plagiarism is not considered a criminal offense, and it is tough to enforce. Even in academia, it is usually punished internally or though public exposure: more or less the point of this website.

      I think that Kimberly Rosati is paying attention to what is posted here, so perhaps that is enough. Otherwise, send her a DMCA take-down notice asserting your ownership of the previously-published intellectual property.

    • doncalifornia

      So Chelsea she deleted your bio, and as of today her “about me” page is actually about her.

      • Justin Case

        Well done. I wonder how much work she’ll be getting now that all that’s left are her own words and images.

        Does it bother anyone else as much as me how people that outright steal other people’s work have HUGE ugly watermarks all over their own? As if anyone would actually want to claim them.

        Oh, but I see she has ‘Downloading Prohibited’ still on every page, so I guess she’s protected.

        • Joseph Philbert

          Yea it’s the usual thing .. I called her out on the about today so she changed it drastically

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  • Guest

    Her website is back up.

  • doncalifornia

    As of right now, when you google GNHB Photography, the fifth listing is this Photo Stealers page. The FIRST image that comes up on the Google Image search under their name is this page’s top image.

    • As of now, Photo stealers is the SECOND link when you google “GNHB Photography”. 🙂

      Come on people, we can make it to #1!!!

  • MPR1776

    Heard back from another site:

    • Justin Case

      Nice work Mary, keep it up!

    • Joseph Philbert

      good job.

  • Not again!

    Website is back up with stolen images!

    • doncalifornia

      I see the site back up, I don’t see any of the stolen images.

      • Justin Case

        I agree, I don’t see any stolen images. I don’t see any images of any QUALITY either. This is yet another example of someone who has no business being in business.

        Kimberly Roasati GNHB Photography you should close down your shop, spend more time on your farm and enjoy watching your daughter grow.

        Even if all this fraudulent behavior was somehow forgotten tomorrow, it is obvious from your website that you have no talent for this and it will cause you and your ‘clients’ nothing but grief and disappointment if you try to continue as a professional.

        • Joseph Philbert

          Man you guys are harsh …smh
          Honestly is a son of a B

          • Justin Case

            I was aware that this comment might be taken as mean and personal, but I really didn’t intend it to be. After several months of visiting this site, I have begun to see patterns. The one that disturbs me most is that too many think that by stealing the work of others they will somehow become magically better photographers who can suddenly make the work that they steal.

            It’s kind of like someone who cheats on their SATs to get into Harvard and then is surprised that they can’t keep up with the coursework. It never ends well.

            I understand the concept of ‘buyer beware’ but the internet and online advertising makes it very easy to hide, defraud and deceive. And someone who has proven herself to have so few scruples that she would steal not just people’s images but their words as well, Mrs Rosati does not deserve to be in business taking innocent people’s money and taking work from more talented, honest and harder-working photographers.

          • Joseph Philbert

            my sarcasm does not transfer well on line 😛

          • Justin Case

            funny that you can use ‘workshops are full’ and ‘honesty’ in the same paragraph. (insert sarcasm/humor/funny face here)

        • Joel A

          Ouch…Harsh…Look I can’t comment on her work. As long as she removed the stolen / plagiarized work I’m good…Oh and a apology to all the photographers, and a statement would be nice…but hay….(GET IT! HAY! Cause she has pics of farms!) Ok enough of my shit jokes..its late, what do you expect. 🙂

          • Justin Case

            Hey Joel. I often see photo-stealers defend themselves with ‘you don’t know know me’ and that is absolutely true, so I try not to get personal. I can only comment on what they have chosen to make public. And once the stolen work is gone from their websites, it is often far easier to make a judgement on quality and talent.

            They (GNHB et al) have chosen to open a public business, post images and advertise. So that makes it fair game in my book. I do not go after people via personal emails, posting on their personal facebook account, vandalizing or hacking their business pages, etc.. I try to keep my discourse civilized.

            And I am not trying to be defensive, just trying to be more clear. It is just my advice and opinion, she is free to choose or ignore it, but I think the truth always helps. Now she knows what at least one person thinks.

      • Not again!

        Her background image has stolen images in it.

        • Joseph Philbert

          WOW some are just hard headed.

  • Joan

    Wow. Glad I saw this before I used her. I am from indiana and was looking for a good photographer. Not someone who was just good at laying out a web page.

  • doncalifornia

    So we’ve all seen Kimberly remove all the stolen content and settle in to having a site populated with all her own work. This is good however I just wanted to point out that she never once made even the slightest acknowledgement that any of this every happened. She didn’t answer a single accusation, did not contact a single photographer from whom she stole, did not post an announcement of any kind, didn’t even try to defend herself. Kimberly, if you monitor this site, and I’m sure you do, I wanted to remind you that every instance of copyright infringement you engaged in, all document above here, you are still liable for. At any time, any one of those photographers could bill and/or sue you for unauthorized use of their images. I was not one of the photographers so victimized by you but I will say this: If I was, I would be suing you, just because you’ve never bothered to make it right with anyone. I am saying I would be more motivated to sue you because you’ve chosen not to admit to it. Just my two cents. Maybe you’ll get lucky. Lucky except of course you will now be forever enshrined here at this site as an egregious photo stealer, and growing ever higher in the Google search page results.

    • Just a Girl

      Aww you really aren’t surprised are you? Thieves have no conscious! That is why

      GNHB Photography in Greentown, Indiana / Kimberly Rosati will always be a Photo Stealer.

      • doncalifornia

        No I’m really not surprised, but… Early on in this whole episode, I contacted her via facebook and email, more than once, and said, ‘Kimberly, you can do this the easy way or the hard way. Look at Photo Stealers and notice that those who sincerely admit their transgressions and sincerely apologize and go straight, get relatively favorable and understanding treatment; in fact their stories sort of disappear. But those who scurry around pretending it didn’t happen and hiding the evidence and refusing to talk to any of the photographers and trying to go on with their lives unscathed, get ripped to shreds.’ I thought she had a clear choice. So when I say I’m a little surprised, that’s why. She chose the hard way. And she is going to pay for it, because as you said she will now be enshrined on the Photo Stealers hall of shame, and her Google search results will increasingly rank Photo Stealers very prominently (I think someone today said this Photo Stealers article shows up SECOND on the Google results page for a search of “GNHB Photography” at this point). Kimberly, if you’re reading this, and I know you are… I told you so.

        • doncalifornia

          I paraphrased myself above. I used different terms and it was over a few messages, but that’s the gist of my messages to her overall.

        • Joseph Philbert

          Some times I feel sorry for them and send similar emails … Ego always win.

    • Justin Case

      another list: pretty obvious which one Kimberly Rosati chose.

      1. Offender acknowledges the offense, makes formal apology and reaches out to affected photographers. Generally meets with good will from all, a mild scolding and goes back to work a bit wiser. total comments: <10

      2. thief responds here. Denies everything, plays victim, eventually pretends to 'apologize.' Usually accompanied by tears and screaming and much ill-will all around. total comments: 300-500

      3. thief never posts here or on their site, but magically everything mentioned here quietly disappears. Reputation tarnished thanks to Google search and local infamy. Offender hopes it will all blow over. Someday. total comments: 100-200

      4. thief goes into attack mode. Starts lashing out, exacerbates problem by only removing some offending images; repeatedly makes and breaks promises; makes outrageous claims ('it's called biz' or 'everyone does it'); rebrands; eventually becomes notorious and an internet meme. total comments: 3000+

      • Joseph Philbert

        Dude that’s pretty accurate

      • Joel A

        You just summed up an entire website.

      • Photo Stealers

        Damn, that’s spot on.

        • Joel A

          If there was a FAQ for thieves, this should be posted there. 😛

    • Legally Speaking

      I disagree, an attorney would never let a client admit or apologize for anything. I’m not saying this is right but legally speaking if any of this goes to court she is in a much better place.

      Also, the fact that she removed the content without any interference from law enforcement would also be in her favor. Regardless that this website outted her.

      I’d be willing to bet the ones that say nothing have consulted an attorney.

      • Joseph Philbert

        Naaaa they usually just scared … and in the photographic community it’s better to make amends … Especially with the amount of evidence against them.

      • Just a Girl

        I know we aren’t talking about people with common sense here but wouldn’t it make MORE sense to try and resolve the issue by yourself before you contact an Attorney? We all know that legal fees aren’t cheap and it just seems ike a drastic step especially since some of the Photographers would be good with a SINCERE apology and action in removing the photos. I do have to say that there have been a few times when a Stealer has said they contacted an Attorney that I have thought it was an out and out lie. If they had they sure wouldn’t be on this website posting OR being all bravado on their own sites. I dunno though.. I’m not a thief so I dont even know where to begin when it comes to thinking like they do! 🙂

        • Joseph Philbert

          I agree..

      • Justin Case

        I get what you’re saying and generally, I would agree with you vis-a-vis lawyers not wanting their clients to admit guilt. However, she HAS admitted guilt by removing those images. And just removing them – as has been pointed out many times here – does NOT absolve the wrongdoer.

        The crime – or ‘tort’ I believe is more correct here – was committed the moment the infringing material was posted. Taking it down is actually an admission of guilt.

        I am not a lawyer, and neither is this blogger, but I believe she has had plenty of experience now: http://www.roniloren.com/blog/2012/7/20/bloggers-beware-you-can-get-sued-for-using-pics-on-your-blog.html

        • Legally Speaking

          Your forgetting one thing though… evidence is not evidence until the judge allows it in. It would be a fair argument if her attorney argued that this website can be considered hearsay and would never be allowed into a courtroom. Poof….

          • Joseph Philbert

            How can this site be considered “hearsay”? That lawyer would be disbarred for stupidity. smh

          • There was a video online at some point from a lawyer that explained why, in the US (we don’t have the exact same constitutional protections here in Canada), you don’t talk to the police even if you are not guilty of “anything”.

            Basically, anything you said to the officer is proof but anything you claim in court is hearsay.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearsay

            “For example, to prove Tom was in town, the attorney asks a witness, “What did Susan tell you about Tom being in town?” Since the witness’s answer will rely on an out-of-court statement Susan made, and Susan is not available for cross-examination, and it is to prove the truth that Tom was in town, it is hearsay.”

            So hearsay has a very specific meaning but in general usage (outside court) we miss-appropriate the term.

          • Joseph Philbert

            I agree but this site from my point of view can not be considered “hearsay” since actual screenshots cannot be considered a rumor or unverified. That would like being saying a video of someone committing a crime can be considered “hearsay”

            The information posted on PS is evidence of a crime its nothing more and nothing less.

          • Legally Speaking

            Anything said outside of a courtroom is hearsay. Besides that, all evidence must be authenticated or it can’t be
            introduced as evidence. Authentication is not a simple process. There
            are legal arguments where both sides get to argue why letting that piece of evidence into the courtroom should not be allowed.

            I’ve seen cases where a school document was considered hearsay and was not allowed into a courtroom because it has to be authenticated. I know it doesn’t make sense…. the law rarely does.

            I still think, the ones that do not admit anything have more then likely talked with legal counsel.

          • Joseph Philbert

            For a document that comes from a unknown,un-trusted, un-verified source yea that can be argued. When it comes to screenshots, video, images and its hard to bullshit under the “Heresay” provision.

            They can say the screenshots are fake …sure but there are several ways to authenticate it, oneway is Google cache.

          • Legally Speaking

            A government document is more credible then a blog.

            You clearly don’t understand the legal terms authenticate & hearsay… (not everything on the internet is true, so Google has nothing to do with it) An expert or credible person has to authenticate evidence. Google can’t do it…. that’s what makes any website hearsay.

            Anyways if you don’t understand, I’m done trying to explain… I’m not trying to argue, just pointing out it is in any of their best interest to keep zipped about it.

          • doncalifornia

            Ouch. From my point of view you don’t get the term “hearsay”; I wouldn’t have mentioned this suspicion of mine, honestly, except for the fact that you went all “you clearly don’t understand” on Joseph and now you’re “done trying to explain” it to him. LOL, but thanks for being so patient. 😉

          • doncalifornia

            The key words here in your example are that a secondary witness says what Susan says about Tom. A separate person from Susan is testifying that Susan said something about Tom. This is no different than the concept of hearsay in the U.S. Whatever Susan has to say about Tom’s whereabouts, has to be testified to by Susan in court. A third party can not ‘relay’ the testimony of a witness into court on their behalf. That is hearsay. This in other words is not relevant to whatever you are saying about this case of copyright infringement. Evidence shows infringement. I’ll give you a hypothetical about hearsay vs real evidence. Let’s pretend you spoke to Kimberly and she admitted to you directly that her infringement was willful, that she intentionally removed watermarks in order to pretend those images were hers. If you go into court to testify this is what she told you, it is normal witness testimony. The accused admitted something to you and you are testifying about it. On the other hand, if you told ME that Kimberly said all this, and then you were unavailable to go to court or simply didn’t want to testify, I can not go to court and testify that YOU told ME that KIMBERLY admitted this. That would be “hearsay”, as in I claim to have heard that she said something. My testimony, being hearsay, would not be admissible.

          • doncalifornia

            Hearsay? The hell are you talking about? 😉 I mean that in the nicest way possible, lol. Put simply: screenshots of her misdeeds are direct physical evidence. No hearsay involved.

      • Joel A

        90+% of Copyright cases never make it to court. They settle. Why do they mostly settle, cause its such a straight forward case. Here is the proof, screenshots, watermark removal, etc…You lose. Now pay court fees as well.

        Knowing this, and if you know you are wrong, and its been proven, and documented. Just ‘man up’ and admit you are wrong, apologize to said photographers, and maybe then people could move on.

        If you wanna watch a great video on Copyright stuff: http://youtu.be/rJ8TzCv1dfs

        • Joseph Philbert

          No lawyer regardless of how good they are cannot beat evidence. A good lawyer would only be able to help mitigate liability by so much.

        • Justin Case

          funny guys. great information. I won’t be working for the next 1:50:27.

          • Joel A

            Yup that was me too, this took 2 hours out of my work day 2 weeks ago. Copy it, favorite it, pass it along. For anyone trying to argue the law. These guys make it quite clear 🙂

        • Carol Ann Roskos

          this is awesome! thanks for posting!

      • doncalifornia

        Actually, the fact that she removed the content without any interference from law enforcement does absolutely nothing for her, legally. Nothing. When Copyright Infringement has occurred, curing the offense (removing the images) does not erase the infringement. An infringer is liable even if the violation is discovered years after the fact. What I’m saying to Kimberly has everything to do with the attitude she is displaying and how that affects the copyright holders. Recent experience shows that if the violator confesses, fixes, and then contacts all the photographers he/she has stolen from, is contrite and asks forgiveness… generally forgiveness is granted. Violators who show no remorse, do not acknowledge or apologize, and make no effort to contact the photographers who were wronged, tend to anger their victims and tend to rank really quite highly here on the list of jerks and turds. They are inviting endless scrutiny and vilification. AND as I said before, if *I* had had one of my photos stolen by Kimberly, and she acted as she has thus far, with COMPLETE silence, I would sue the living shit out of her and I don’t care if it would cost me money. I wouldn’t stand for it. I would want it to be high profile and I would do interviews with the newspapers and TV stations in her town. Overkill? Maybe. Worth it to make an example and to put potential violators on notice? Absolutely.

  • doncalifornia

    OK well I decided to do a little more digging. There is a site we all missed, so of course she didn’t bother pulling any of it. How much you want to bet the offending galleries will be down within 24 hours. And how much you want to bet we never hear peep # 1 about it from her. Got screen caps of a lot but honestly there’s just too much to research. She has had this Flickr account since 2007 called Kimberly Rosati A Girl and her Boots. Here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rosati21/
    It has 16,000+ photos, mostly personal images. However two Sets in particular are dripping with photos lifted from all over the internet:
    “Gallery Slideshow” at
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/rosati21/sets/72157616384680033/
    and “Wedding and Engagements” at https://www.flickr.com/photos/rosati21/sets/72157624735624323/

    I will upload examples as replies to this comment.

    • doncalifornia

      From Becca Bond Photography

    • doncalifornia

      This is from a long time ago, I might have the spelling on the photographer wrong: Sue Neveux Photography in Queensland Australia. The photo is of a woman who won a bride of the year contest.

    • doncalifornia

      A few I was able to root back to an original source, but not this bunch:

    • doncalifornia

      David Fenwick Photography according to the caption

    • doncalifornia

      Jerry Deese photographer. This is his daughter Madelyn. https://www.flickr.com/photos/vandyll/

    • doncalifornia

      Pine Creek Pictures in Australia

    • doncalifornia
    • doncalifornia

      I doubt she’s going to answer for these, but in case she comes on or ever claims she was just putting those pics up as inspiration or she wasn’t claiming them to be hers, etc., just note there are zero comments by her about them, and also note the third one down below, from Jerry Deese, the picture of his daughter Madelyn. Kimberly put her own watermark on that one.

    • Marc W.

      ANNNNND it’s gone. (I verified the link this time.)

      • doncalifornia

        LOL well Kimberly thanks for leaving it up all this last couple weeks so I could get screen captures yesterday for posterity.

    • The Bad Wolf

      These fools just boggle my mind. Too damn lazy to LEARN, and too empty inside to handle not being the “best”. Sad.

  • TC

    Her Facebook page that is back up above is a personal page instead of business. She has been reported.

    • Joseph Philbert

      And now it’s down 🙂 thief’s monitor too

      • Nope, it;s still up. I just reported it as well.

        • Joseph Philbert

          Down for me so she blocked me 🙁
          Personal page makes sense

          • Not again!

            She must have. You big meanie you! LOL
            I wonder how the university would feel about “Current Student” being embroiled in a fraud scheme? I can’t imagine that they don’t have an ethics clause or code of conduct.