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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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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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Art by D’Artisan in San Diego, CA aka Seaside Boudoir aka Enchanted Realm Boudoir aka Enchanted Realm Images aka Dark Realm of the Fae aka Vivid Vixens Photography

Website: https://www.enchantedrealmimages.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/boudoir007
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/enchantedrealm
Instagram (faeportraits): https://www.instagram.com/faeportraits
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Dark.realm.of.the.fae
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vivid.vixens.photography
Bio Site: https://bio.site/aellis
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/art-by-d-artisan-san-diego-5
Twitter: https://twitter.com/seasideboudoir
Cylex: https://www.cylex.us.com/company/seaside-boudoir-36129797.html

It’s been a while since I’ve had a website full of almost all stolen images. There are a few images that I didn’t find sources for but it’s not many.

Since there is *so* much here I am just sticking to sourcing the photographers stolen from that I can find. I also didn’t bother with the stock photos, of which there are dozens. There is SO much that I had to narrow it down somehow.

Also, he used some of these images in his article with Canvas Rebel. He’s a rebel alright… there’s also at least two stock images credited to him in a Medium article he wrote.

There’s also not an insignificant amount of plagiarism at play on the website as well and at least one source of the photos he also took copy from.

It’s worth a look at AEllis’ website to make sure your own work isn’t there as some are collaged and hard to source.

Update 1/12/24 @ 4PM EST:

If you haven’t been on the Facebook Post about this listing, you may want to pop over there first because… it’s giving Billcie vibes.

Then another person that has a history with Ellis came in and posted a link to his Instagram highlight reel on the deep dive he’s done into Ellis and… holy shit. From the terrible interactions with a model (more than one), to him not returning his daughter to the mother on time, to his ex’s restraining order and his eventual probation for beating her friend up shortly before his ex was murdered in a hit-and-run… just a whole lot of WTF.

Ellis has a lot of aliases: Aellis Obtenebrix is what he’s currently going as but he’s also known as Lahlan Rotscreck, Ellis Templar, Jason Bourne (I’m serious), and what his real name appears to be is Ellis Warner. Larry Ellis Campbell Jr.

I’m hoping to pull some of the past screenshots I was sent from his infractions as Seaside Boudoir and add them to the post soon.

Update 2/25/2024 @ 11AM EST:

Well last night I got “served” via email (which isn’t legal in Ohio without consent) by Larry/Ellis.

Since I’m already in the lawsuit, I’m just going to go all in and post everything I’ve got that he’s stolen.

After 7 hours of working on this I’m calling it quits after sourcing around 100 images/text sources from his product photography pages. Tomorrow I’ll dig into the rest.

Update 2/25/2024 @ 11PM EST:

I finished up the boudoir portfolios and in total added 151 new sources to the post and I’m not close to being done. I’ll add more tomorrow.

Update 2/26/2024

I’m bound and determined to finish sourcing all the photos today. I believe this is the most content I’ve ever sourced??

It’s very interesting that many of these images were flipped so that they weren’t easily found by searching online, I had to flip many back to find the original sources for the images.

It’s almost like he did that intentionally…

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Brianna Cate Photography in Walla Walla, WA

Website: https://www.briannacatephotography.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Briannacatephotographyllc
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/briannacatephotographyllc

PS Facebook Page Discussion

I’ve had this person submitted to me many times over the years but it always seems to hit whenever I’m swamped with work or just don’t have the time to really dig into it.

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I have a boatload of submissions to work on and I guess we’re starting here.

Brianna sure likes her watermark. Shame it’s on photos she didn’t create but she sure acts like she did. They are mostly stock images but as you’ll see you’d never know it if reading her post about it. Most of these are also on her Instagram but I only showed the top one there.

You know how much I love fake stories and Brianna does too! Alexa + Eli huh?? The original photographer is Russian so I’m going to guess that they didn’t hail from Seattle…

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Heather Slattery Photography in Dayton, OH

Website: https://heatherslatteryphotography.mypixieset.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heatherslatteryphotography
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heatherslatteryphotography1
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@heatherslatteryphotos

PS Facebook Page Discussion

Ugh.

This isn’t how I wanted to start off my Monday but here we are. Stolen images, stock images, plagiarism, “inspiration”… where my bingo card??

If you know of the source of any images I couldn’t find the original creator for let me know.

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