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Making Memories in Owensboro, Kentucky

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/making.memories.3388

I’m honestly not sure how to handle these submissions where the only web presence the fauxtographer has is a Facebook profile (which is against TOS for those wondering).  They are still running a sham business but how much business are they getting if it’s only a Facebook profile with no real reach?  Sigh.  I’m going to post this one and possibly another I’ve had submitted but I am still on the fence regarding this.

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Onto this current submission!

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I’m pretty certain that this is the original source but the images are no longer on the site.

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This is ironic, this is DeAnna Pappas, you may know her as a past contestant in The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.  Original source.

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  • Aaron S.

    welp. another one bites the dust.

  • Lisa Thibeault

    So, you mentioned about how much business could these fauxtographers be generating just off from facebook. Well, if they are fauxtographers with multiple ‘faux’ business pages, it’s possible, is it not, that they use Facebook to make the initial contact and then when they receive inquiries they fish for deposits or some sort of retainer fees?

    • Michael Goolsby

      I would tremble to guess how much money the “fauxtographers” are siphoning off of the industry as a whole, but directly and indirectly.

      Directly, the take revenue by literally stealing customers through deception. (When they book a client by showing work belong to someone else, the money they receive is stolen, same as if they took it physically from that photographer’s pocket.)

      The industry is also robbed of revenue when the fauxtographers invariably charge less for their “work” in order to close the deal, stolen images or not. When Fauxtographer is showing an impossibly good gallery of work made of up pictures stolen from multiple sources — AND charging less — then Photographer cannot possibly sell his services with his “realistic” gallery and higher prices. Why higher? Because so many of the fauxtographers are not legitimate in others ways, as well, with normal overhead, taxes, etc.

      Finally, the industry is robbed of its reputation. The fauxtographer cannot help but deliver inferior quality to that demonstrated in the stolen samples. With so much of the public cheated by so many fauxtographers, the reputation of the industry is damaged, and it becomes more difficult for legitimate photographers

  • peoplesbedumb

    They don’t even have an actual business FB page… I am guessing that is also a breach of their TOS? Just strange and as always sad.

    • Cinobite

      It is yes. I report every single profile account I see that is being used for business. From “Janes Selling Page” to “TotallyAmazing Lotions MLM”. Because I’m a cunt like that 😛

  • Lisa Thibeault

    HAHAHA…gotta love that at least 2 of the couples submitted engangement photos on the facebook page are stock or stolen images. LOL

  • Chris Thompson

    Has this fauxtog responded to this yet? I’m interested to see her response.

  • captain-confuzzled

    …and FB gone

  • Cinobite

    tl;dr – If they want to play with the big boys, they get treated the same.

    You should treat them like everyone else, if they want to run as a business then they should expect to be treated thusly. You just know that they don’t pay tax or have insurance either. Just because they don’t have the business skills to setup an actual website of their own doesn’t mean that they should be given special treatment. facebook “businesses” are one thing that really winds me up. Not just fauxtographers, but these MLM types pushing cosmetics and lotions or cake makers with crappy iphone photos of their cheap tacky creations, claiming to be “self employed” or “business owners” yet have none of the legalities in place. For what it’s worth, I posted a reminder for Prom bookings today on my facebook page and received 7 enquiries in the space of 30 minutes. (Just for the record, I have a registered company, a proper website, domain/email, trademarks etc and I pay $4,500 in fxcking insurance every year on top of all taxes, wages, vehicles, etc etc :P)

  • Joseph Philbert

    I like the ones that just disappear with no explanation….
    As it should be.

  • Jason

    Thank you!! Another successful take down! – Jason (Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers)

  • Sick of thieves

    Their page is back up. They just changed the pictures to private, but their profile picture is still a stolen pic.

  • Kristina Rice McCoy

    Well looks like they are back up as of today.

    • Joseph Philbert

      I guess they don’t think we watch them 🙂

      • Kristina Rice McCoy

        🙂