Mandi recently underwent a rebranding of her website to reflect her new style of photography. Unfortunately that new style is made up of mostly stolen images that show the film style editing which she aspires to shoot but isn’t quite nailing yet (based on her actual images she’s taken which remain). This is a huge reason why I have this website, she’s selling herself based on beautiful images which she hasn’t taken.
One should also note that there are a ton of stock images she’s using as well on her Facebook and Instagram. I am not listing those images as there is no way for me to know if she’s purchased them legally or not but I still find it unethical.
She also may be in the process of rebranding to Element photography based on an Instagram.
I started this post before my wedding yesterday (and posting it as I’m heading out for my second one today) and some things have been taken down after being called out by the original photographers but not all.
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Awwww it’s a thief that takes me back to my roots, well almost. My first foray into this “field” so to speak was with a girl named Dana Dawes who stole a bunch of photos for her Groupon ad. The news even got involved with the story and when they showed her in her studio, the stolen images were even displayed there. This new thief came to me via the same starting point – someone saw their Amazon Ad (the image used in the ad appears to be theirs) and clicked on their website and discovered a gallery of images that are not theirs.
A photographer earlier today had his images removed but Reaction Photography aka Carmen Ridenoure took only their images down, not all of the stolen ones. Of course a new “assistant” was blamed. Interesting that the images that are not Reaction’s original works are the ones featured in ads and the first ones in the slideshows online.
PS: Let this be a lesson to future brides, this company won “The Best of The Knot” award for 2013 AND 2014. That award doesn’t mean much. Continue reading “Reaction Photography” »