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Joshua Lawrence Photography

FB:  https://www.facebook.com/JoshuaLawrencePhotography

One of the things I see time and time again is that new photographers tend to think nothing of putting up photos they aspire to take “someday” on their new website or Facebook Page.  Sometimes they actually clarify they aren’t theirs but usually they don’t.  

It’s always extra amusing when they lie like a rug in their about page.  This photographer, who picked up a camera for the FIRST time in 2011, managed to photograph for Victoria’s Secret, Seventeen Magazine and Jimmy Choo that same year – while also winning dozens of awards if you believe his About page.  

PS: Don’t forget we have a Facebook Fan Page which sometimes has some bonus content! 

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Let’s start with the profile picture. 

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Original image was taken by Sean Molin, seen here on Digital Photography School. 

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The cover image is also not his, at least he tells you this but ONLY if you click on the picture.  Otherwise you are lead to believe when opening his page that these images are both his. Still shady.

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This image was originally taken by Eduard Stelmakh

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There are quite a few images in his gallery that seem out of place but I can’t find sources for them but here’s what I did find.  

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The original source is Edwin Tan Photography

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The original source is Rolland Andras Flinta.  Seen here on Digi Pixture.

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The original source is Daria Ganihiha.

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The original source is Lena Dunaeva.

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Original image by Jack Alexander Photography

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Another one from Jack Alexander Photography

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Another from Jack Alexander Photography

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Yet another from Jack Alexander Photography

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Another from Jack Alexander Photography

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Yet another from Jack Alexander.  Shocked aren’t you?

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Jack Alexander Photography again!  I think it’s safe to say we found his muse.

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One more from Jack Alexander Photography

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Doman’s Photography aka Jeevan Justin Doman

URL:  http://domansphotography.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeevan.doman

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/JeevanDoman

Sorry for the radio silence, it’s wedding season!

This photographer was sent to me and it appears he only has a Facebook presence but please let me know if you find a URL he is using.  Apparently this guy has been on some reality show (Real Housewives of Vancouver I think?).  It doesn’t mean that you still can’t be a thief though.  The images that I haven’t listed below are stock or I can’t find the original source due to Pinterest stealing, none of the images in this gallery appear to be Doman’s original work. 

Facebook Page

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The photo album in question:

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Stolen image:

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Originally by Tara McMullen Photography:

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Stolen image:

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Originally by Chris Chambers Photography:

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Stolen image with a bonus “story” about how the image came to be.  Notice the watermarking?  That’s funny.

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I can’t find the original source but I had to include the image because the story surrounding it was amusing and kind of creepy he’s wanting little girls to work for him as “models” for catalogs. 

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Stolen Image:

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Originally by Edward Ross Photography, seen on Creative Weddings Planning & Design:

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Stolen image:

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Originally by Mathias Fast Photography:

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Stolen image:

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Originally by Christopher Martin Photography:

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Stolen image:

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Originally by Jennifer Ballard Photography:

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Stolen image:

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Originally by Carey Nash:

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Stolen image:

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Originally by D’Sight Photography:

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Stolen image:

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Originally by Photography by Nadean:

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I got a URL so here’s the website:

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Same thing as Facebook – mostly stock image and the one image from Photography by Nadean.  

Supernova Photography

URL:  http://www.supernovaphotographybysabrina.com/

WIX:  http://supernovaphotography.wix.com/photos

FB:  https://www.facebook.com/supernovaphotography2012

G+:  https://plus.google.com/u/0/106258126772343735546/posts

Ad:  http://rockford-illinois.olx.com/supernova-photography-free-sessions-iid-428073939

Another Ad:  http://www.anightinaustin.com/entertainment/434411/a-supernova-photography

Craigslist Ad: http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/evs/3722948196.html

Supernova Photography by Sabrina committed the fault that so many thieves do, they used work on their site that was a HUGE departure from their typical work.  It never fails to catch someone’s attention to follow up on.  Some of the work on the site is hers, but not all and it’s fairly easy to spot the differences. 

Oh and PS?  She has a passion for photography!  Of COURSE she does. Too bad she stole that profession of passion from Robert Wegenek

PPS: If you like Photo Stealers make sure to become a fan on Facebook.  

Her homepage.

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One of the portrait galleries.

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Her wedding gallery.  See something that catches your eye?

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Me too.  Let’s investigate.

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Not sure if it’s a stock or just plastered all over the web, I can’t find the original source.

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Let’s keep going!

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Yep, another stock-ish image.

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The next image.

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This isn’t a stock image but actually an image stolen from Elite Photo, which was featured recently on Rustic Wedding Chic.  Insert here a rant about wedding blogs not allowing watermarked images.  

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Next image on Supernova.

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This image is originally from Deidre Lynn Photography, seen featured here on Green Wedding Shoes.  The rant above about the lack of watermarking on wedding blogs?  It applies here too.  

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The next image on Supernova.

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This image is by Rylee Hitchner seen here on Amy Osaba’s blog and also featured on Once Wed.  Another rant about lack of watermarking on wedding blogs?  You betcha!

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Next!

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Rings!  Yep, they’re stock..ish.

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Next.

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Yep, another stock image of some sort.

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Next.

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This image is by A Bryan Photo and the image is taken from the feature here on Snippet and Ink.  That rant about lack of watermarking?  Keep it keepin’ on and add a few choice swear words into the mix.

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Next.

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It’s another stock image.

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Whew.  That’s all the weddings!  Hmm, notice anything?  Yeah, NONE of these images were taken by this photographer.

I had a sneaking suspicion that her boudoir gallery would have more stolen works in it.  I’m not even even going to bother with the stock images.  Just trust that if I’m listing the source it’s stolen and if not, it’s stock for this gallery as well. 

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First image.

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This image is from Fine Boudoir Photography

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Next.

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This image is by Fidelio Photography seen here on their blog, notice the cropping to remove the watermarking that was done.

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Next.

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This image is by Haute Shots.  Again, notice the cropping.

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Next.

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The image is by Susan Pacek Photography, no longer listed on her site but I have a copy with her watermark from an old feature online.  Again notice the cropping. 

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Next.

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This image is by Choco Studio.

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Next.

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Another image from Fine Boudoir.

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Next.

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This image is by Waltzer Photography.

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Next.

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This image is by Alecia Hoyt

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Ok I’m getting hungry and I’m over this so here’s her pet portfolio.  Judge at will. 

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Promotions & Contest page.

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Image is also seen on her Craigslist ad.

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Image is from Southern Charm Portraits

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Her Facebook page & gallery.  What is wrong with this picture?

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It appears that she’s used Deidre Lynn’s image (seen above from her gallery) as a profile pic at some point in time.  

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Update 12:01AM:

Sabrina has taken the galleries down that were outed here and her Facebook page has been hidden or deleted.  

Reed Snapshots

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/reed.snapshots

It always gives me an extra icky feeling when a photographer not only steals photos but makes up stories to go along with them.  I know that it really isn’t all that different than just stealing but it creeps me out all the same. 

Some of these sources are hard to find since Reed Snapshots took the entire blog post but what I can find is posted.  My guess is that Pinterest was the source for most if not all of these images for their gallery.

The Facebook profile:

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Let’s hit the photos, shall we?

This is the first one that pops up, it wasn’t easy to find the source due to the format but I did. Lovely story to go along with the pics, right?

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HEre is the original source, Images of Grace Photography (beautiful pics but my GOD does this blog take forever to load!). 

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The next image I’m able to somewhat source, we’ve seen this everywhere so it’s hard to find the original source. 

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The Google result page for this image. 

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The next image that is stolen:

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The original images are from Caroline Tran.

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This image is another series from Images of Grace Photography but their blog is not the easiest to navigate so I cannot find the original blog post.  

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The next set of images at Reed Snapshots, complete with story and comments expanding on the story to go along with the stolen images. 

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The original source is Marianne Wilson Photography.

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I know this next image is from Caroline Joy but her blog doesn’t allow searching and for the life of me I can’t seem to find it on there but it’s credited to her on some reblogging sites. 

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UPDATE 3/15:  

The Facebook page has been taken down and Reed Snapshots is claiming that someone hacked their Facebook and they uploaded the stolen images.  It’s an interesting hack when someone hacks into your Facebook and you can’t access it to take down pictures yet you can still message from it.  Hmmm…. the good news is that the images are down. 

UPDATE 3/19:

They’re back!!!  This story is so full of poo that I have to post the statuses so that you too, can read how filmsy her hacker excuse is.

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Nothing since February 25th or so has been her on this Facebook page, right?  

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Note the finished uploading some of my sessions?  Those “sessions” posted were the stolen images.  Boy, that hacker was smart to tie in her special to the fake status update he made for her about those sessions she shot. 

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Not only were these “hackers” keen enough to update her status, they also make sure to keep the wording and pricing the same as her last “real” status on Facebook according to her. 

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I call a big pile of BS.  Hey Reed?  If you’re going to come up with a lie about how those stolen images landed on your so-called business page (friendly tip?  Private business pages are a no-no with Facebook) make sure to cover your lie up.  Own up, say you are sorry and try and find a career that doesn’t rely on stealing from other people.  Working in Wal Mart’s Portrait Studio does NOT make one a creative professional photographer.

This my friends is how liars get caught.  

For those of you reading, do you want to see this page taken down?  Report the page to Facebook as a business.  Use the wheel on the right hand side, click it and follow through.  

M&M Photography

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MMphotoz

This is another user submitted thief, whom is based out of Florida.  

They didn’t change the watermark on some of the stolen images but posting someone else’s photography work to your photography page is implying you took the image unless credit is given.  On a couple images she does mention that the image isn’t hers but not on all.  An average, everyday client is not going to look at the watermark, nor are they going to assume they aren’t yours, they’ll figure it was your previous business.   

The Facebook page:

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The first image (from oldest to newest) that I found that was not hers:

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I couldn’t find the original source so here is a screen capture of the result page on google:

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She has enough time to comment “love” but not the original source.

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The original source of this image was Island Reflections Photography.

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This image is from Now it’s Personal (can’t find the original image on her site) but is on M&M’s page.  

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The next image has a watermark but with no commentary that it is an idea or giving credit, a client that doesn’t know any better would assume it is their work. 

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The image is from Benfield Photography

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This image I couldn’t find via image search but it is watermarked to Damon Tucci Photography

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The next two images are from McClanahan Studio but I cannot find the images on their site (they are both on Pinterest though). 

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This is probably a way they thought to interact with their potential clients/fans but do it with your own work or again, credit the photographer or source. 

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The source is hard to find but here is a screen capture of the google page result.  

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UPDATE:

M&M Photography did remove the images that were outed here but not all of the images that she is using for inspiration.  Shady but at least the ones left have some vague crediting.