Locals Only Style Shoot in Wadsworth, OH

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/localsonlystyledshoot/
usession: https://book.usesession.com/s/Gt4z3AikP
Brochure: https://www.canva.com/design/DAF6K-pgMvE/KmLPyusowot43DLQkYK95Q/view

The girl running this thing, Tina, aka Photos by Teenzy, is a photographer in Ohio and posted in a local photographer’s group a couple weeks ago trying to find models for her hosted styled shoot in March.

I immediately clocked that the photos were Pinterest and informed her that this was copyright infringement. She clapped back that this is mood boards and asked if I was familiar with the concept of Pinterest. Apparently she GNFs because here we are.

Today she’s blasting the boards across the whole of what feels like Ohio looking for photographers to pay $375 and is using the mood boards as advertisement.

If you’ve been wondering why I’ve had some Facebook rants lately about Pinterest not being a source, here is why.

I mean, for one board (peach) she basically used all the images from the Brides article for the 2024 Pantone Color of the Year and they all have the original photographers easily linked. It would take just two seconds to email the original photographers to get permission.

Even *if* the whole Pinterest-images-can-be-used-in-mood-boards-that-are-also-ads thing was legit, it’s blown out of the water with the fact that the brochure is FULL of images that Tina/Teenzy does not have the intellectual property rights to use. I did really like the added detail of a stolen image on the page with COMMUNITY OVER COMPETITION, DUH on it.

I had a tough time nailing down sources for all of these so if you see something you recognize let me know.

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Southern Silos Photography aka Spring Magnolia Photography aka WonderLust Photography aka Like a Phoenix Photography aka Courtney Christine Photography by Courtney Smith in Charlotte, NC

Website: https://www.southernsilosphotography.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100094430037666
Instagram (weddings): https://www.instagram.com/southernsilosphotography/
Instagram (boudoir): https://www.instagram.com/southernsilosphoto_boudoir/

When I start a post with so many AKAs known already you know it’s going to be a long one.

*nmp* is a new one to me for what I am assuming means “not my photos.” Even if it was widely known what nmp meant even spelling it out doesn’t matter – you can’t use photos to advertise your own work without permission from the copyright holder. Full stop.

There’s at least one post in a local group that was found with stolen wedding photos and no disclaimer about these not being her photos and I’m sure there’s more that I haven’t been sent (yet).

One thing I noticed when searching this photographer out is that she posts *everywhere* so check your local Facebook Groups to make sure she’s not in there. She’s based in North Carolina but I found posts in Pennsylvania, New York, Montana, Tulsa, Colorado, Tennessee, Salt Lake City, Pensacola, Chattanooga, Outer Banks, basically everywhere in the United States she’s in a local wedding group.

While the copyright infringement is the main story here, there is also a side story that Courtney allegedly has a history of not delivering photos/is slow to refund and is why she’s changed her business name in mid 2023 after conversations like this popped up in local groups. This story is at the bottom of the page with the update.

Update 1/29/2024:

It turns out the above was just the tip of the iceberg and there’s a lot of people out there who have had issues with Courtney.

In summary – she has allegedly canceled many times on clients at the last minute for boudoir sessions and weddings. She has allegedly sometimes sent in subpar photographers but sometimes she hasn’t sent in anyone at all. This girl allegedly gets covid a LOT. She allegedly rarely delivers albums. She allegedly owes a LOT of refunds.

She also posted this as an excuse before unpublishing her Facebook page.

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Angela Jane Photography in Dunedin NZ

Website: https://angelajanephotography.co.nz/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angelajanephotographynz
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angelajanenz/

Perhaps I shouldn’t be posting since it’s “just” this one advertisement that was posted privately but an award winning photographer should know better (and it’s pretty brazen to steal from Sue Bryce). It’s possible there are others that were privately shared as well.

Ironically she’s also known for winning NZIPP Iris awards in illustration like someone else I’ve posted before.

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Love Photo and Video aka Natalia L Photo aka Va Natalia in Boston, MA / Woonsocket, RI

Website: https://www.lovephotoandvideos.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lovephotoandvideo
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@lovephotoandvideo

I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s more sources than I found that aren’t popping bc they weren’t indexed by Google. Many didn’t ping on Google that I ended up finding on Instagram.

Yes, the “authentically” made me giggle snort too.

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Update 1/23/2024

I found a few AKAs of hers – Natalia L Photo and Va Natalia. She posts a lot in various destinations that aren’t local to her area (which I believe is in the Boston area?) saying she’s moving there soon. I saw one post for Corning, NY, another for Florida. It appears she may be located in Woonsocket, RI or Blackstone, MA.

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Art by D’Artisan in San Diego, CA aka Seaside Boudoir aka Enchanted Realm Boudoir aka Enchanted Realm Images aka Dark Realm of the Fae

Website: https://www.enchantedrealmimages.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/boudoir007
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/enchantedrealm
Instagram (faeportraits): https://www.instagram.com/faeportraits
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Dark.realm.of.the.fae
Bio Site: https://bio.site/aellis
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/art-by-d-artisan-san-diego-5
Twitter: https://twitter.com/seasideboudoir
Cylex: https://www.cylex.us.com/company/seaside-boudoir-36129797.html

It’s been a while since I’ve had a website full of almost all stolen images. There are a few images that I didn’t find sources for but it’s not many.

Since there is *so* much here I am just sticking to sourcing the photographers stolen from that I can find. I also didn’t bother with the stock photos, of which there are dozens. There is SO much that I had to narrow it down somehow.

Also, he used some of these images in his article with Canvas Rebel. He’s a rebel alright… there’s also at least two stock images credited to him in a Medium article he wrote.

There’s also not an insignificant amount of plagiarism at play on the website as well and at least one source of the photos he also took copy from.

It’s worth a look at AEllis’ website to make sure your own work isn’t there as some are collaged and hard to source.

Update 1/12/24 @ 4PM EST:

If you haven’t been on the Facebook Post about this listing, you may want to pop over there first because… it’s giving Billcie vibes.

Then another person that has a history with Ellis came in and posted a link to his Instagram highlight reel on the deep dive he’s done into Ellis and… holy shit. From the terrible interactions with a model (more than one), to him not returning his daughter to the mother on time, to his ex’s restraining order and his eventual probation for beating her friend up shortly before his ex was murdered in a hit-and-run… just a whole lot of WTF.

Ellis has a lot of aliases: Aellis Obtenebrix is what he’s currently going as but he’s also known as Lahlan Rotscreck, Ellis Templar, Jason Bourne (I’m serious), and what his real name appears to be is Ellis Warner. Larry Ellis Campbell Jr.

I’m hoping to pull some of the past screenshots I was sent from his infractions as Seaside Boudoir and add them to the post soon.

Update 2/25/2024 @ 11AM EST:

Well last night I got “served” via email (which isn’t legal in Ohio without consent) by Larry/Ellis.

Since I’m already in the lawsuit, I’m just going to go all in and post everything I’ve got that he’s stolen.

After 7 hours of working on this I’m calling it quits after sourcing around 100 images/text sources from his product photography pages. Tomorrow I’ll dig into the rest.

Update 2/25/2024 @ 11PM EST:

I finished up the boudoir portfolios and in total added 151 new sources to the post and I’m not close to being done. I’ll add more tomorrow.

Update 2/26/2024

I’m bound and determined to finish sourcing all the photos today. I believe this is the most content I’ve ever sourced??

It’s very interesting that many of these images were flipped so that they weren’t easily found by searching online, I had to flip many back to find the original sources for the images.

It’s almost like he did that intentionally…

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