Wedding URL: http://bellacravephotography.com/
Portrait URL: http://bellacrave.com/
I’m sorry for the lack of posts lately, I have been getting thieves but my paying job (my photography business) comes before the one I don’t get paid for.
This is another user submitted fauxtographer and it’s a fun one. Yes, I realize it’s mostly all stock but when your WHOLE WEBSITE is stock I may just out you. They mention in their blog they had a name change and I wonder if they’ve been caught at it before or had clients complain when their work didn’t match up with their galleries.
The image header is actually a place holder used in the Late August template from Pro Photo, although oddly enough the template Bella Crave is using is the Sunny California one and it is NOT included with this template. The original image is by Dustin Francis.
PS: It is crazy how many photographers keep in the above image header in the Late August template for their site. I’m tempted to have a blog post dedicated JUST to those photographers. There is THAT many.
Next image in gallery, I can’t find the original source but it’s definitely not Bella Crave.
Bride in the car? Stock/Google again.
Bride with Mom wearing a crown? Pinterest/Google/Stock again.
Bride and Groom getting out of limo? Stock/Google again.
Bride and Groom in a field? Stock.
Ring Bearer? Stock.
Bride on couch? Stock.
Bride with parents? Stock.
Bride and Groom toasting? Stock.
Bride and Groom with umbrella? Stock.
Groom kissing Bride’s forehead? Stock.
OK I am going to just tell you the rest of the wedding gallery = stock.
All stock. Here’s the top image.
Their Children Photography Website is also made up of stock images.
Just a few of the stock images here.
There’s more but I think you get the gist.
The profile picture is one of the stock images above (bride and groom with umbrella). The cover image is either stolen from a videographer or is Google sourced, I’m not sure which.
Lovely message I got from the people behind Bella Crave.
FYI: I haven’t sent you a single email and it wasn’t Craig who emailed me. I actually had multiple people email me from the Milwaukee area but not Craig.
Also, the image header was *not* purchased. Many of the images you claim to own also didn’t come up on stock sites. The vast majority of the images on your site in the galleries is stock images, not a mix of the both. There was only TWO images in the wedding gallery I didn’t find a source for and NONE in the engagement gallery. The children portrait site is almost all stock images. So, I’m sorry but there’s very little “mix” there.
I removed the image but the fact remains that the images you are using in your galleries do NOT match your work.
Finally, you did steal something, you plagiarized.