This happens all the time. You need to very, very careful when hiring a wedding photographer …
A professional photographer from Florida contacted WKBN 27 First News saying her photography work had been stolen and was being used by a local wedding company as samples of its own work …
Dana Goodson received a call a few days ago that left her pretty upset. A photo watchdog group called Photo Stealers asked Goodson if she knew that photos from her wedding business were showing up on the website of a Shenango Valley business called L&B Photography …
Photo Stealers posted several photos, claiming they actually came from Goodson, but L&B was using them as examples of its work. Goodson said the images were altered to remove her identifying information …
The controversy started after a bridal show this past weekend in Sharon. Goodson said Photo Stealers showed her a picture that was very surprising. “Photo Stealers was able to obtain an image of this wedding photographer in front of her booth at the show, and in the background of the booth I can see my images,”
See the full story at http://wkbn.com/2014/03/06/local-photographer-accused-of-plagiarism/
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2014 is shaping up to be a very different sort of year for us. For one thing, we’re now booked for almost 50% more weddings than we’ve ever done in one year, which is a bit daunting. Also, the patterns are different. For example, July is typically a very slow month, yet we’re now booked for every Saturday except one. And even August, which is normally totally dead, is hopping with tons of inquiries and several bookings.
We’re also getting a lot of very long-term inquiries about 2015 weddings and have even booked a few.
Mind you, I’m not complaining. I’m thrilled to be a part of so many happy wedding days! Just wondering what’s going on …
A few years ago, we photographed Kristen’s wedding and had a great time with a really nice family. Today, her dad called me and asked us to photograph his other daughter’s wedding. And told me that he’ll be calling us in a couple more years to do his third daughter’s wedding! Now that’s a family who loves our work!
Until this past October, we had never photographed a “local” wedding. All our weddings were in Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, Saint Augustine, St Mary’s, St Simon’s, etc. Suddenly, we have four weddings booked at The Mansion up in Hilliard. Which I really like, because it’s a less-than-ten-minute drive to get there
As a photographer, I really, really wish wedding officiants wouldn’t use an iPad for ceremonies. First of all, I think it looks a little funny in the images where you can see the screen. Second, in a darker venue, it lights up your chest and face (and not in a flattering way). Please, just go old school with a piece of paper …
A great blog post on how Pinterest can give a couple unrealistic notions about their wedding photography.
Every newly engaged female flocks to Pinterest to begin planning the wedding of her dreams! … Pinterest is a great tool … I was not prepared for just how unrealistic my wedding photo expectations were, thanks in part, to Pinterest.
Read the entire post
This has to be one of the best all-time wedding photography expressions. Deana was in the middle of the vows when she realized her cold had gotten the better of her and she had lost her voice. Luckily, after a few seconds, she was able to croak out a soft “I do” and the wedding was official! Good luck to you and Steve!
I’m very excited and humbled to be recognized as one of Jacksonville’s top five professional photographers for 2013 by the Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild, the local Jacksonville chapter of Professional Photographers of America (PPA). I was honestly floored by the notice, I had no idea I was in the running. Thank you, JPPG!
Morgan and Brendon were married last year in one of my favorite weddings we’ve ever photographed. It was a simple, beautifully elegant wedding on the Saint Mary’s River, under perfect skies with two people who were obviously deeply in love.
We have another couple who, based on the photos, became interested in having their wedding at the same venue. I don’t know who owns the place, so I contacted Morgan’s mother today. That’s when I learned that, two months after the wedding, Brendon had been diagnosed with leukemia and had recently lost his battle with the disease.
Morgan held Brendon’s memorial service back at that beautiful river, with the same perfect weather, at the same spot where they had married just 15 months earlier. In her words, “we started there and that’s where we should end” …