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Bigchamps Photography and Visuals in Columbus, OH

Website: https://bigchampsphotographs.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigchampsphotography/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigchampsphotography

Just saying, if you’re going to steal photos for your portfolio maybe don’t do it in the state I live in. If you do, don’t steal from my friends.

There’s a ton more stolen but I ran out of ambition and fucks.


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Sami Jo Photography in Benton, IL

Website: https://samijophotography17.pixieset.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61552969678906
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61555308205549
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61554718035739
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61555120654073

Here’s a thought: if you are called out for using stolen images as ads for your mini sessions delete *all* the stolen photos you’ve used, not just the ones called out.

Then, also don’t do whatever the fuck this idiot idea is:

You cannot use images that you do not have the copyright to for advertisement of your own photography work. Not privately, not publicly.

I noticed that she has cropped out watermarks so she’s aware of what she’s doing and could have easily found the original sources and asked for permission (at least sometimes) but chose not to.

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Klump Image aka Britney Klump Photography in Milwaukee, WI

Website: https://www.klumpimage.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klumpimage
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61557543623416

This photographer also claims to work in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Florida and Nevada.

It seems this photographer had a recent name change from Britney Klump Photography to Klump Image. There’s two reviews on Yelp that may suggest why and another on Bark.

It seems that the Milwaukee area as a whole is having an issue with wedding photographers in the market – SB Photography, who I’m told is pretty popular, has been getting called out for a few months for missing deadlines. The owner made a 2ish HOUR “apology” on You Tube. Gotta monetize that shit! There’s a thread on Reddit that’s been getting continued comments from more and more brides.

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Bluegrass Photography in London, KY

Website: https://bluegrassphotography27.mypixieset.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100095477836393
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/449626294037315/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_.bluegrass_photography

I got married in the Outer Banks so I’m in a lot of groups related to it since it’s one of my favorite places on Earth. I also still have a great relationship with my wedding photographers so I feel protective of the photographers in the area.

This morning I saw a post come across my feed that was alerting people that Bluegrass Photography, who for was advertising *really* cheap mini sessions ($45) for the Outer Banks (I’m assuming while she is there on vacation, she does not live there), uses images in her ads that aren’t her own.

Cue the research don’t undercut my beloved photographers AND have stolen images! Also, this isn’t everything from the FB group but I have places to be today so I had to cut it off.


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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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