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    Further to the comment above about “Fall Mini-Sessions”, after browsing around your blog, I came across your article on tips for what to wear during a session. Dude this is taken directly from another photographer’s site, including the accompanying inspiration pictures. I notice that the credit for the inspiration pictures has been conveniently left out of your text. The rest is word for word. This is STEALING! Passing off someone else’s hard work as your own is not right. If you are not prepared to put in the work to produce your own content then perhaps you are not in the right business.

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    what to wear


    If Leialater is correct and you are STEALING from other photographers…..you are well on your way to black balling yourself in the photography commmunity. it isn’t just images that belong to a photographer but all their site content. people work HARD on their sites and you have no right to steal word for word and trust me, if you steal from the wrong photographer you will find lawyers contacting you. stealing content is rampant and I know plenty of the most well known photographers who google portions of their what to wear, what to expect, their contracts etc……and many regularly find word for word copies.


    Taking inspiration is one thing but plagiarism or stealing images is just plain wrong.



    I can’t believe its been months and

    Thanks again for all of the  honest feedback. I am in the process of modifying my site to be easier to use and also to remove the watermarks and add some information and more photos.” and


    thanks for for all of the criticism as it is helping me develop and I truly do appreciate the honesty.”

    are all just empty words.  No changes at all have been made to anything.  Still have plagiarized content up, and images that do not belong to her.  WTH?!

    The fall mini “templet” you snagged from the internet, has images from

    Tips for your fall mini session

    Do you know what a templet is?  It’s a graphic you purchase and then insert your OWN photos into.


    Then there’s the blog post you snagged from

    what to wear


    To keep the content up after already being told how dishonest and illegal it is, is just… well… insulting and infuriating.  It proves that it was not done innocently at all, and that your ego and fooling the public is your driving force.  I hope to heck that not many people fall for your BS.  From the looks of it, not many are.  Thank goodness!


    To take work from hard working professionals, and use it for your own gain is just despicable.  Then to come here and attempt to gain from honest individuals that have cared enough to take the time to help you…  you are the very definition of fauxtographer.  I’ll be spreading the word about you.  Clean your act up!


    PS.  I can’t wait for your follow up post where you  “cover how to choose a true professional photographer”.  How do you plan on writing about something that could potentially OUT you as a fraud?  Gonna plagiarize that one too?  grrrrrrrrrrrr


    Lemonadestandphotography.com has some nice shots. Curiously, they are using edited, gathered photos to build their “What to wear” images.
    Don’t know if the links will work properly, this one goes to a Pinterest page with several plaid shirts, and there the plaid shirt image has a head! https://www.pinterest.com/claremariem/plaid-shirts/

    The polka-dot dress appears in a Downtown Calgary page: http://www.getdown.ca/2012/11/05/what-to-wear-holiday-shopping-downtown/ But, it is probably from classicwhynot.com.br –> http://www.classicwhynot.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/0f1c387c30bab39ec00a9307c6a62344.jpg

    The baby dress covered in yellow rabbit images got over 10 pages worth of hits! I have no idea where it came from, but Gap gets the credit on a number of pages. http://www.stilettotwins.com/2013/01/lookbook-babygap-peter-rabbit-collection.html

    The red number with white dots is here: http://cdn2.kidsfashionpassion.com/wp-content/gallery/2013-kg-left-bank/cn5723751-299982.jpg , and here: http://trendy-mom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Screen-Shot-2013-02-16-at-9.24.00-PM.png

    So the text may be original, and some work may have gone into the selection, but the photography is probably the work of catalogue photographers working for retailers or manufacturers.


    @CC: NOTHING gets by you… you’re like a super-sleuth! Are you sure you’re not a member of some OPP counter-intelligence special ops?

    Wait… I guess if you were, you couldn’t answer in the affirmative anyway. So it’s kind of like one of the ultra-double-negatives… as in when Bill Clinton was questioned by Congress about Lewinsky:

    Q: Is it  your position that you did not want to have sexual relations with her?

    A: Well, I didn’t not want to answer, but then it occurred to me that if your compound question wasn’t previously not broken down into its component parts, it would depend upon what the meaning of the word “is” is in the second to last question you asked.

    Q: Huh?

    A: Right. Next question.


    LOL! Thanks for a good laugh!

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