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Platinum Photography LLC aka Expressions Photo & Design aka Expressions by Aaron in Des Moines, Iowa

Website 1: https://www.expressionsphotoanddesign.com/
Website 2: http://expressionsbyaaron.com/index.html
Website 3: http://desmoinesweddingphotographer.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Photo-1552624121673737/ (he changed the name and has deleted all of the images)
App: http://myapp.buzz/expressionsphotoanddesign/
Newsletter 1: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/The-Fall-Bridal-Shows-Are-Upon-Us–Come-See-Us-at-Bridal-Forum-.html?soid=1112168023966&aid=bYMNVFmQCT0
Newsletter 2: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Summer-Special-Wedding-Photographer-and-DJ-For–1995-00-.html?soid=1112168023966&aid=ZnO9Vn39XHE
Newsletter 3: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/You-don-t-want-to-miss-this-wedding-sale.html?soid=1112168023966&aid=uBgj7yRl8rA
Newsletter 4: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Pre-Bridal-Show-Specials-and-Upcoming-Bridal-Forum-Information.html?soid=1112168023966&aid=JGCkaqnYXz4
You Tube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikFZ7nylFjo&feature=youtu.be
Current Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/expressphotogroup/
Wedding Wire: https://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/expressions-photo-and-design-des-moines/ad0388bd2a22dc27.html
The Knot: https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/expressions-photo-and-design-des-moines-ia-661088
Website 4: https://platinumphotographyllc.com/

 

Last night I received a tip that one of the photographers listed here in 2015, A&K Photography, was back up to his old tricks and using stolen images in his portfolio.  Not only that but he’s been pulling no shows at weddings as well.  I wonder if he’ll blame the former partner again?

Here is a link to the news story that aired last night about two weddings he no-showed to.  http://www.kcci.com/article/newlyweds-say-photographer-scammed-them-on-their-wedding-day/8677634

Also of note is that right when all of the shit started to hit the fan there was a sudden influx of 5 star reviews on his listing on The Knot.  Now you have to dig to find the negative reviews.

Of course most of the client reviews on his website are plagiarized.  Color me shocked.

Updated 2/16/17 – New Facebook Page has been added.  More plagiarized reviews have been added to his Facebook and Website and the original sources are linked below.

 

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Teresa Blau Kurs aka Teresa Kursman aka Teresa Chong Photography in New York, NY

Website: http://www.teresachongphoto.com/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/teresachongphoto/
Instagram 2: https://instagram.com/teresa.chong/

She’s been called out but is biting back and refusing to take the images down.

Her aliases include Teresa Blau-Kurs, Teresa Blau-Kursman, Maria Teresa Blau-Kursman, Maria Teresa Chong, Teresa Chong, Cherrycut, Charlotte Jane Photography, chonginnyc, slumberdolldiary, Teresa Chong Photography

Update 08/16/2014 @ 9:00AM

Let’s just say this has been an interesting ride the past few days.   She’s claiming to be very sorry and to have taken everything down yet her Instagram feed is still full of works she’s claiming as her own but are stolen.  Many of these images are from tumblr so finding the original source is a bit tricky.  Note that the tub image with the blue wall behind it was uploaded just an hour ago.

Update 08/16/2014 @ 4:30PM

Added more images from Instagram which aren’t her original works.

 Update 08/16/2014 @ 9:30PM

Teresa uploaded yet another image to her instagram and tagged it with #shotbyteresablaukurs.

I decided to go ahead and reapprove all of her posts she made late Thursday night/early Friday morning which resulted in us calling the cops to her house to do a welfare check.  Nobody is Perfect, Ghjfyvcf, Not asking for too much  = Teresa.  Some remain deleted due to the racial slurs and other derogatory remarks she made.

Update 08/26/2014 

I decided to upload the PDF I have of her instagram feed.   You can view it here.   What I posted here was just the very tip of the iceberg of the stolen images she has on her feed.  If you click around the pics you can get to the images via the direct link.

Update 09/19/2014

Unsurprisingly, Teresa rebranded and was back at things again two weeks ago with a new identity, Charlotte Jane Photography.  No website that I’ve found but she has been working and using an Instagram account to promote herself and gain employment.  The problem is this new Instagram account is largely populated with stolen images… yet again.  The other day it came out when one of the photographers found her own work on Teresa’s page.  Who knows if Teresa was planning on submitting these images for publication like the last round but she IS stealing again.   I sourced some of the images below but some didn’t pop on searches here is the PDF of her instagram account.  I also have a screen capture of every image.  Many of the original photographers were found and had made comments to remove their content.  Her instagram account appears to be down now but it’s unknown of Teresa took it down when outed or if instagram took it down.  Note that she’s being sponsored by at least one makeup brand and appears to have been possibly hired by Alice + Olivia to photograph their NYFW show.

Update 06/09/2015

She’s back with yet another new alias and another stolen image.  She is now “slumberdolldiary” on Instagram and has a website.  The images on Instagram appear to be her or hers but the website’s image is not hers.

Update 10/27/2015

She’s back with a new alias.

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Angels Touch Photography aka Angels Photography aka Life’s Magical Moments Photography in Ocala, Florida

Website:  http://www.angelstouchbridalphotography.com/home.html

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

“Personal” Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/angelsphotohraphyfl1

Wedding Wire:  http://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/angels-touch-bridal-photography-ocala-north-central-florida-wedding-engagement-photography-ocala/2c9d163bbe1f0fc6.html

Life’s Magical Moments Photography Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LifesMagicalMoments

 

It’s amazing how many photographers pimp their portfolio on Facebook then get busted because of stolen images.  This is #2 for today that got busted this way.  This photographer has been posting her ad all over the internet and Facebook trying to drum up business.  There’s a TON of images here so grab your drink of choice and start scrolling.

Again, click an ad on your way out to keep Photo Stealers going.  Thanks!

Update 04/25/2014

Angel is back with a new name and more stolen photos.  Some people never learn or respect the art of photography.   The images are at the end of the post.

Update 09/30/2014

Angel is back under a new name of “Life’s Magical Moments Photography” and is still stealing images and putting her own watermark on said images.  Sources below.

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Dallas Wedding Photographer

Link 1:  http://weddingphotographerdallas.com/

Link 2:  http://mckinneyweddingphotographers.com/

Link 3:  http://weddingphotographerfrisco.com/

Link 4:  http://weddingphotographervegas.com/

Blog:  http://weddingphotographerdallas.blogspot.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wedding-Photographer-Dallas/152887168095502?v=wall

This next submission I’ve been flooded with today by multiple photographers, including the photographers that had their images stolen.  From what they are telling me, this guy is a repeat offender and every time he gets caught he comes back with more.   His site is full of stock images as well as stolen works.  Much of the advice columns are stolen as well.  

http://weddingphotographerdallas.blogspot.com/2012/01/dallas-desi-wedding-photographer-indian.html

Original source: http://www.abeautifuldayphotography.com/blog/2011/10/11/golf-club-at-newcastle-hindu-wedding-ceremony-of-namita-and-gauhar/

From their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=315669561817261&set=a.315667578484126.81419.152887168095502&type=3&theater 

Original source:  http://www.aacreation.com/blog/2011/12/shri-laxmi-narayan-mandir-riverside-indian-hindu-wedding-ceremony-priya-krish/

Sources:

http://www.abeautifuldayphotography.com/blog/2011/10/11/golf-club-at-newcastle-hindu-wedding-ceremony-of-namita-and-gauhar/

http://www.popphoto.com/photocontestimage/img4243ajpg-0

http://www.aacreation.com/blog/2011/12/shri-laxmi-narayan-mandir-riverside-indian-hindu-wedding-ceremony-priya-krish/

http://www.stylemepretty.com/2012/02/03/saddlerock-ranch-wedding-by-events-of-love-and-splendor/ (from The Image is Found)

http://airaphotography.net/index.php?link=25