Tag Archives: St. Louis

My Magical Moments in Palm Springs, California and/or St. Louis, Missouri

Website: http://www.my-magical-moments.com/index.html
Yelp:  http://www.yelp.com/biz/my-magical-moments-photography-st-louis
Backpage: http://visalia.backpage.com/CreativeServices/photographer-available-for-any-occasion-602-465-6580/7933288
Craigslist 1:  http://palmsprings.es.craigslist.org/crs/4815718176.html
Craigslist 2: http://stlouis.es.craigslist.org/crs/4776679885.html

I thought that the submissions to Photo Stealers were slow due to the holidays aka the busiest time of the year for photographers.  I was wrong.  Turns out that Google has been marking most of my submissions from this website as spam.  Sigh.  I went through some of the backlog and this submission was in there.  It’s a doozy.  I guess it is a good thing it was filed in the spam folder because in December I wouldn’t have had the time to worry about this one.  At least now I can source while weddings are importing and exporting so there’s that hidden blessing.

Nicole Rios runs My Magical Moments and it’s so magical I can’t quite even figure out if she’s in Bakersfield, California or St. Louis, Missouri.  She’s got running ads for both areas so I’m putting both locations in.  I’m guessing there was a recent move or maybe she’s got family in one location and visits frequently?  Who knows.

This PS’er is quite prolific, quite possibly one of the most I’ve every featured on this site.  Imagine my surprise when I stumbled across one of my own images on her Craigslist ad.  Of course it’s one of the first professional sessions I ever had and the circumstances were beyond what I was anticipating (message me for the laughable details). Why is it that people steal the images that suck the most?  Anyway, there’s a lot here so let’s get to it.  This one took a lot of time!!!  I didn’t get through all the galleries because screen capping them was difficult and very time consuming.  Note that many of the images she’s not only removed the watermark but also edited the images from their original state.

Warning:  there are some NSFW images below the cut!

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Dancing Dandelions Photography aka Avelyn ARTography aka Tara Lynne Photography in St. Louis, MO

Website:  http://dancingdandelionsphotography.zenfolio.com/
Website 2:  http://www.taralynneseyephotography.com/
Facebook:
  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dancing-Dandelions-Photography/117903308363065
Facebook 2:  https://www.facebook.com/avelynartography
Model Mayhem:  http://www.modelmayhem.com/3181991

As the summer season revs up, posting may be less frequent but I will try my best to keep up!

Another submission from St. Louis!!  Missouri seems to be hot on the heels of Georgia and Florida!  A reminder, again, that one should never use someone else’s images for mini session advertisements.

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MD Studios Photography aka Boeckelmann Studios in St. Louis, MO

The Bump  (Ad on Page 59): http://issuu.com/thebump/docs/thebump_stlouisv9e2

Boeckelmann Studios Website: http://boeckelmannstudios.com/

Boeckelmann Studios Website Portraits: http://www.boeckelmannphotography.com/

Boeckelmann Studios Blog:  http://saint-louis-bestwedding-photographers.blogspot.com/p/photobooth.html

Wedding.com:  http://www.wedding.com/reviews/boeckelmann-studios/143813

Groupon:  http://www.groupon.com/deals/boeckelman-studio

Guess they don’t have the luck of the Irish today.

This photographer has been contacted about their stolen images but chose to ignore the requests to take the images down.  Ironically this photographer duo just went to WPPI “to get better”.

Update 03/18/2014 @ 1:00AM

I didn’t get a chance to source the text earlier when finding the links and posting the image sources but am going back through what remains live and sourcing the text.  There is a lot of plagiarism, including their About Us page on their website (at this time, still is there).  There’s also at least one two reviews that has been plagiarized.

Update 03/18/2014 @ 11:30AM

Found a few more links, more plagiarism on their website and PDF’d some of their blogs.

Update 03/18/2014 @ 12:00PM

Found an ad they published in The Bump with stolen images.

Update 03/18/2014 @6:00PM

Updated with a few more websites they are located on, another stolen image from Google +.

Update 03/31/2014 @ 5:00PM

They’ve rebranded.  Links updated.

Update 06/12/2014

They’ve rebranded for the millionth time.  I updated the links and deleted all of the dead ones.

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