Martina McMayo aka Dream Wedding Productions aka Tina McMayo

URL:  http://www.martinamcmayo.com/index.htm

URL2: http://501451.wix.com/tmphotography

FB:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/DWP-Images/471022862917483

FB2: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tina-McMayo-Photography/102295163162878

The Knot:  http://www.theknot.com/Vendors/Dream-Wedding-Productions/Profile/PHO/193/525598/profile

The newest addition to the list is Martina McMayo who seems to have found “inspiration” from just about everyone and for everything from her logo to bio to image work.  

The main website, notice the logo and image?

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The logo is heavily inspired by Jerry Ghionis.

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The first image is by Viktoria Novak.

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The next sourceable image.

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This is originally Jim Garner’s original work.

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Next page is the bio.

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This is heavily plagiarized from Jerry Ghionis.

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The next image on their bio page:

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Also is originally by Jerry Ghionis.  The awards that Dream Wedding Productions/Martina McMayo claims to have won were also actually won by Jerry in those years. 

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The next image on the bio page:

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Originally by CM Leung seen here on a workshop page

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The next image on the bio page:

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Originally by Martin Leckie, seen here on his ISPWP page. 

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Next image on the bio page:

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Originally by J. Cogliandro Photography.

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Final image on the bio page:

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Originally part of an ad campaign for Waterford Crystal.

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Now onto the engagement pics:

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Originally by XSight Portraits.

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More of the same couple:

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Notice that logo they forgot to remove?  It’s the same couple from XSight Portraits. 

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Again, from XSight.

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Next:

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Originally by Lin and Jirsa

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Bridals page:

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Originally by Elena Cone.

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More bridals:image

Originally by Steve G.

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More bridals:

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Originally by Vanity Image.

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More bridals:

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Again, from Vanity Image.

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More Bridals:

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Originally by Spinnaker Graphics seen on Fundy.

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More bridals:

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Originally by Ryan Browne Photography

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More Bridals:

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Originally by CM Leung.

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More…

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Originally by Vanity Images.

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More:

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I’m doing this quickly so I can’t find the original source but… prob not Martina/Dream Wedding Productions.

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More bridals:

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More Russian sources.

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More Russian sources.

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From here on it’s a LOT of Russian sources, I am trying to keep it to people I can name so I’m moving on.

Weddings:

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Originally by Constantin Antochi

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More weddings:

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Originally by Callaway Gable.

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More weddings:

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Originally by Image Couture

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Originally from XSight.

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Wedding Album #1:

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Album is from J Garner Studios. 

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Wedding Album #2:

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Originally by Ryan Schembri.

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Wedding Album #5:

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Originally by Oleg Shel.

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Seniors:

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Originally by Kayla Sommers.

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Other Misc Page:

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I have a feeling the babies may be copy and pasted but can’t find the original source.

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Originally by My Boudoir.

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More:

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Left image by Natalia Melnikova:

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Right image by The Boudoir Vixen:

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The Knot:

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Top left, Michael Mowbray.

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Image below above by Callaway Gable, seen above.

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Composite image (they do this a LOT), main image from Trey Ratcliff, Stuck in Customs

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Originally by George Hlobil.

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My favorite though may be her photoshopping her head/face onto some bridal gown images.  Here’s an example.

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Original image for Lazaro.

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  • peaceetc

    I wonder which defense they’ll go with… will it be the old “my web designer did it and I didn’t know” excuse? Or perhaps they’ll jump straight to “I’m going to sue you for slander/libel/defamation!” How about throwing something about their kids in there? Or they’re “just trying to get ahead.” Or “I don’t have a portfolio, but this is what my work would look like if I did.” So much to choose from.

    • Orlando Mercier

      Always someone else…

  • BellaSooky

    OH WOW thank you so much to a friend that sent me to your website… I am Sali from Vanity Image Photo & Cinema / http://www.vanityimage.com
    What should I do now? How do get this person to remove the images?

    On the bright side our images were stolen along with some of the best photographers in the world hahha!

    • Lisa Otto

      All of her sites are down so at least they aren’t up anymore. If you wanted to take further action, I’m sure PS would be able to email you screen shots and you can contact your attorney and go from there.

      And I agree…I don’t know if I would be pissed or honored lol

  • Shane Fenton

    This vile creature is also using the names/logos of Vogue, Seventeen, GQ, Latina and Modern Bride’s trademarked branding, I feel the urge to send her URL to News Limited’s legal department, good luck to her getting around that one.

  • Lara Rios

    She also used one of my pictures in her Facebook page (attached). Here’s the link to my website with that picture: http://www.larariosblog.com/2010/01/31/three-models-to-die-for-in-gorgeous-ines-di-santo-gowns/

    This is incredible to me how some people can build an entire portfolio with stolen images. How pathetic!

    Lara Rios

  • Susie Moore

    Yep. She stole from me, too. My images showed up on her “Senior Photography” page. It’s incredible that these people think that no one will notice. Really??

  • MonikaPhotoLife

    Unbelievable!!! I know few of the above photographers and there work. I am photographer myself and that is unacceptable!!! Wooooow ppl have temper to do stuff like that. This is crime like any other. It calls: stilling (like when you shoplift)!!!

  • Libby Stack

    Wow now they are claiming industry awards too. What a pair of balls, or at least an honorary set. Are these people so stupid that they don’t think the top industry guys don’t know each other?!

  • Cana McDonald

    Check out the reviews on The Knot…they are all pretty much saying the exact same thing. People just don’t talk like that. Tina definitely wrote them all herself!

    http://www.theknot.com/Vendors/Dream-Wedding-Productions/Profile/PHO/193/525598/profile#reviews

    • BellaSooky

      I did yesterday and I was like that must be fake lol

  • Tinka McMayo

    My name is MARTINA McMAYO.

    From the bottom of my heart, I would like to apologize to all photographers that I have infringed copyright of their work.

    What I have done – is UN-EXCUSABLE and UNFORGIVABLE !!!!!!!

    These are not just words, I deeply feel sorry for what I have done. I am very sorry I have upset the whole photography community.

    Again, I cannot re-iterate enough how sorry I am and my apology could not have come from a deepest place in my heart.

    • Marc W.

      “What I have done – is UN-EXCUSABLE and UNFORGIVABLE !!!!!!!”
      At what point did you figure this out? When you were called out?

      Will you be refunding all your client’s money for frauding them?

    • michelle

      I think we would like you to reopen your facebook and website with a public apology and offer to refund money to the clients you obtained using someone elses images and make it right with the photographers you stole from! Words mean nothing — actions mean everything!

    • Brian Drourr

      How did you feel when you fleeced your customers? what restitution are you going to make to the customers and to the photographers you stole from?? Deeply sorry does notpay the bills sweet heart!

    • Tom Varden

      You should go to jail for this.

    • It’s bee11 days since you posted this “apology”.. We haven’t heard from you I response to how you are going to prove that you are truly sorry.. Do you plan on reopen king your page and publishing a public apology? Refunding your customers who you lied to? Because the only reason you or them is because of your fake portfolio.. If you are truly sorry, you will SHOW that you are sorry.. Actions speak louder than words… Otherwise you are proving that the only truth here is that you are just sorry you got caught.. Which is likely the only truth here…

  • Orlando Mercier

    You know what freaks me out is almost every post about someone stealing images … the very first thing they usually do is shutdown the facebook page … always make me laugh.

  • Twill11

    Even though this discussion is old I just recently ran across this site. Ms. McMayo did my senior pictures in 2012. I was unpleased with the results now that I look back on the pictures which I still have in emails from her. The edits she did I can do 10x better myself on free photo editing. Maybe I should be a photographer (joking). I’m curious to know what’s going on with her now? If I knew this earlier I would’ve have sued her immediately this is VERY DISTURBING!

    • Me, Myself and I

      This is one of the reasons why this site exists. It’s an extra chance for potential clients to find information about these frauds.

      1- I’m not a lawyer.

      2- These laws vary from state to state, country to country

      1 + 2 = contact a lawyer

      That being said, the “statute of limitations” or “periods of prescription” might not have passed yet.

      There is a crazy story from 2011 where a groom decided to sue his wedding photographer … 3 years after the wedding, just as the statute of limitations was going to expire because “The photographers had missed the last dance and the bouquet toss”.

      Many of the claims were tossed right out but the case was allowed to go to court … for breach of contract … not sure what happened after that.

      Apparently the statute of limitations in this case was about 3 years (2006 wedding and sued in 2009) so iy might not be too late for you to be able to sue if ou are still interested. If you do, contact PhotoStealers for the documentation that was accumulated in this article to back any fraud claims (false advertising) you might make.

      Even more interesting than the 3 year gap between services rendered and lawsuit was the fact that “the couple divorced and the bride is believed to have moved back to her native Latvia”.

      Here is a link to one of the many articles on that crazy lawsuit.
      http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/nyregion/suit-against-photographer-seeks-re-creation-of-wedding-after-divorce.html?_r=0

      Good luck.

    • Melinda Potter
      • You can’t fix stupid

        Glad to see that nothing is stolen.

      • Me, Myself and I

        Gonna go slightly OT.

        HOLY POOR WEB DESIGN BATMAN!
        I now return you to your regularly scheduled post.

        I do wonder about her “best of wedding.com” award.

        Her images aren’t that good that she could be an award winning photographer. Her main image is noisy, poorly composed and the white balance is off (their skin should not be blue).

        http://www.elite-studios.com/index_files/image480.jpg

        • ALP

          Best of Wedding.com just means that her reviews are all positive and, frankly, they aren’t hard to fake. My husband’s former business partner (there’s a reason for the former part) has MANY fake reviews on his site.

        • Melinda Potter

          Yeah, like ALP it’s all about the reviews. They work just like Facebook likes. I remember once someone asking how to get “best of the knot” on a forum once. You have to get so many positive reviews, and then collect votes or somthing. I think we even had a stealer here one that got best of the knot, and they didn’t even have any of their photos up :/ I’m just assuming wedding.com and wedding wire, and yadda yadda all work the same. The awards are meaningless