Thursday, April 25, 2013

Lasting Impressions Ceremonies Stealing Images

Well, here we go again.

Lasting Impressions ceremonies in Clearwater Florida is posting images on their Facebook page that were shot by other photographers and claiming them as her own.  Kathy Collins is the owner.

Here's the Facebook link (while it lasts)

Here's an example of an image on her Facebook page:

If it looks familiar, it's because it's my wedding, shot by me and blogged here:

The ceremony was not by her company either. She was not attached to the wedding at all and I have never worked with her.

Here's another example:

We've been looking through the images and have found pictures stolen from numerous photographers.  What's especially heinous about it is that she not only posts the work as her own but she makes up lies about the people!  That's Jessica and Matt on St. Pete Beach who she is calling Marissa and Robert at Treasure Island.

My wife has been laughing all day as she tracks down the original images that are stolen and reads aloud the lies she is telling.  The funniest part was that she changed the name of the bride and groom and it doesn't match the monogram on the cake.  LOL