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Nikolin Studio in Los Angeles, CA

Website: https://www.nikolinstudio.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikolin_ivan
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikolin_photography
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikolin_wedding/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikolin_newborn/

To be honest I don’t know what the hell is happening with this company.

The website just seems off. Some plagiarism, some stolen images. I think there’s more stolen on the website but I couldn’t find sources for it all.

The one Instagram account (Ivan) seems like a bot account with bought followers?

The maternity Instagram is full of AI images along the stolen ones.

The wedding Instagram has a “Backdropville” icon.

Very weird but they are advertising with the stolen images so are trying to get clients.

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Tammy Dayton Photography in Saint Leonard, MD

Website: https://tammydaytonphotography.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100095370339170&mibextid=LQQJ4d

Website appears clear but the Facebook has a lot of images that are not her original work.

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Cyrus the Prodigy in Seattle, WA

Website: https://www.cyrustheprodigy.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cyrustheprodigy/?hl=en
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/cyrus-the-prodigy-seattle
Craigslist: https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/crs/d/seattle-wedding-photographer-award/7721030374.html
Marketplace: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/392432090100703/?https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1090990162169687/?mibextid=79PoIi
Marketplace: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/313922848339345/?mibextid=79PoIi
Marketplace: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1090990162169687/?mibextid=79PoIi
Marketplace: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1191124591859652/?mibextid=79PoIi
Bark: https://www.bark.com/en/us/company/cyrus-the-prodigy-photogrpher/3AbJn/

There are a lot of images I didn’t find sources for that I suspect are likely not originally his work but searching is failing me (or maybe my covid brain?) so definitely peruse the galleries to see if anything is familiar.

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Southern Silos Photography aka Spring Magnolia Photography aka WonderLust Photography aka Like a Phoenix Photography aka Courtney Christine Photography by Courtney Smith in Charlotte, NC

Website: https://www.southernsilosphotography.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100094430037666
Instagram (weddings): https://www.instagram.com/southernsilosphotography/
Instagram (boudoir): https://www.instagram.com/southernsilosphoto_boudoir/

When I start a post with so many AKAs known already you know it’s going to be a long one.

*nmp* is a new one to me for what I am assuming means “not my photos.” Even if it was widely known what nmp meant even spelling it out doesn’t matter – you can’t use photos to advertise your own work without permission from the copyright holder. Full stop.

There’s at least one post in a local group that was found with stolen wedding photos and no disclaimer about these not being her photos and I’m sure there’s more that I haven’t been sent (yet).

One thing I noticed when searching this photographer out is that she posts *everywhere* so check your local Facebook Groups to make sure she’s not in there. She’s based in North Carolina but I found posts in Pennsylvania, New York, Montana, Tulsa, Colorado, Tennessee, Salt Lake City, Pensacola, Chattanooga, Outer Banks, basically everywhere in the United States she’s in a local wedding group.

While the copyright infringement is the main story here, there is also a side story that Courtney allegedly has a history of not delivering photos/is slow to refund and is why she’s changed her business name in mid 2023 after conversations like this popped up in local groups. This story is at the bottom of the page with the update.

Update 1/29/2024:

It turns out the above was just the tip of the iceberg and there’s a lot of people out there who have had issues with Courtney.

In summary – she has allegedly canceled many times on clients at the last minute for boudoir sessions and weddings. She has allegedly sometimes sent in subpar photographers but sometimes she hasn’t sent in anyone at all. This girl allegedly gets covid a LOT. She allegedly rarely delivers albums. She allegedly owes a LOT of refunds.

She also posted this as an excuse before unpublishing her Facebook page.

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Love Photo and Video aka Natalia L Photo aka Va Natalia in Boston, MA / Woonsocket, RI

Website: https://www.lovephotoandvideos.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lovephotoandvideo
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@lovephotoandvideo

I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s more sources than I found that aren’t popping bc they weren’t indexed by Google. Many didn’t ping on Google that I ended up finding on Instagram.

Yes, the “authentically” made me giggle snort too.

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Update 1/23/2024

I found a few AKAs of hers – Natalia L Photo and Va Natalia. She posts a lot in various destinations that aren’t local to her area (which I believe is in the Boston area?) saying she’s moving there soon. I saw one post for Corning, NY, another for Florida. It appears she may be located in Woonsocket, RI or Blackstone, MA.

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