Tag Archives: Florida

Photo Shyster: SEOtographer aka Michael Thomas Ireland aka Michael Thomas in Tampa, FL

Website: https://seotographer.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seotographer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michaelthomas0821
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hostographer
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@seotographer
Google Reviews: https://tinyurl.com/2za9mpuw
BBB: https://www.bbb.org/us/fl/tampa/profile/commercial-photographer/seotographer-0653-90435327/complaints

PS Facebook Page Discussion


Guess we’re back with another entry into the Photo Shyster category with another person trying to be an industry leader but instead takes money and doesn’t always deliver. SIGH.

Today we’re here to talk about Michael Thomas Ireland who ran “SEOtographer” but now is focusing on his new business Tanooki Marketing.

The summary is SEOtographer has taken a lot of money from people and not always delivered the goods.

This post is an attempt to reach more possible clients who are also waiting for work that hasn’t been completed.

Update 7/14/2023 @ 9AM EST:

  • Michael sent me his rebuttal, you can read and judge for yourself here. The clients all maintain their stories are true as posted.
  • Added Client #6
  • Added supporting evidence that Michael may be behind Tanooki

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Darling Memories Photography in Geneva, FL

Website: https://www.darlingmemoriesphotography.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DarlingMemoriesPhotography
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darlingmemoriesphotography.llc

PS Facebook Post

Yay another photographer who uses others copyrighted works to advertise their mini sessions.

Originally I just messaged the photographers that I found to let them know their images were stolen and wasn’t intending on making a post. Instead of changing the images out for images Darling Memories actually photographed themselves they switched the photos out for different stolen images.


Anyways… I guess I’m back from faux-retirement! I’ve dusted off the blog, Facebook Page and my Patreon if anyone wants to support the fight against copyright infringement.

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Haven English Photography in Spruce Pine, NC

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/havenenglishphotography
PS Facebook Conversation

If you did not snapity snap that photo with your tiny fingers you cannot adity ad with that image.

I gave up sourcing and there’s still so.much.more. This is just about 6 months of mini session ads with images that are not her own.

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Zeenople Productions aka Casanova Images in Miami, FL

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zeenople_productions/

Here’s a thought – if you feel the need to go onto photographers’ instagram pages and bash other photographers work, make sure you don’t have stolen images on your own page.

It sounds like he’s recently rebranded after getting a slew of bad reviews for his prior company named Casanova Images. There’s a lot of clients that seemed to never receive their images.

As I was making this post the stolen images (confirmed and suspected) disappeared from their instagram.

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Photo Shyster: Luminus Photography in Dayton, OH, Lumitouch in Central Florida aka Tanya & Josue

Website: https://luminusphoto.com/
Luminus Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luminus_photography
Lumitouch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lumitouchcolor/
Light it Up Workshops: https://luminusphoto.com/workshops/
Wedding Wire: https://www.weddingwire.com/biz/luminus-photography-dayton/9ca2f3a400dfb177.html


This is yet another submission for the Photo Shyster division.  Buckle up because it’s a freaking ride.

Luminus Photography used to go by Carter Creativ and was a photography and cinematography team of Tanya Carter and Orlando Maldonado.  While they advertised themselves as a “husband and wife” team, they were never married, only engaged.

Tanya is a MagMod Ambassador and Luminus as a team has a series of workshops they are booking for 2020.  Tanya was also featured as a “How I Shot It” photographer on the MagMod You Tube.

Currently there are about a dozen photography and videography clients waiting for products that I am aware of, potentially more.

There are also photographers and videographers who were hired as additional staff who were not paid.  Often these photographers were sent in without letting the clients know in advance and their work was not equal to the work Luminus advertised.

They are also booking workshops and advertising themselves as a team but according to both Tanya and Orlando, they have split up and are no longer in business together.

The more and more I’ve dug into this mess, the more apparent it has become that it’s a dumpster fire.

What spurred my decision to make a post is that one of the clients affected by this debacle originally hired another photographer I featured here – Choose 21 – and hired Luminus after reading that Choose 21 was no showing/not delivering files/had stolen content making up their portfolio.

If you want to kick me a dollar to help keep this site running (really it just goes to my lawyer lol) click here.  If you want to support this site through Patreon and get early access to blog posts and more click here.

Update 3/5/2020 – I feel like this guy right now trying to explain everything that has happened with this company.  Updates are at the bottom of the post.

Update 3/26/2020 – No videos have been delivered, communication is minimal at best and often coming via group chats with Tanya, Orlando and Trevor from MagMod.  Click the update to go to the details.

Update 1/20/2022 – No clients that I am aware of ever received their products and the ones waiting for refunds that hadn’t received them yet from Tanya never got them.

Apparently now Tanya is ‘tiktok’ famous for being in love with her son’s friend.  They go by Tanya & Josue and have been featured on Snapchat’s “Love Don’t Judge” series.

Also, sadly, some clients chose to believe Tanya when she informed them that I was lying and booked her for weddings after this post went live.  They are also now joining the other clients from this post waiting for their products.  For one wedding she ended up taking photos on her phone because her only memory card ‘failed’ and she missed a lot of photos when she went to the store to buy a new one.  No professional photographer should EVER shoot a wedding with one card on hand.  Ever.

At this point in time, as far as I am aware, there are still clients from all the way back to 2019 waiting for images and/or video.

If there is interest I can add to the bottom a bigger update detailing more of what has gone down since the last update here in March 2020.  Just know if you’re reading this, per Tanya, you are a demonic follower of mine.  Welcome!

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