12 Jun 2016

Dare to be Different Boudoir Photography - the latest case of plagiarism!

So here we are again, a new week, a new email from copyscape.com with all the latest websites that have ripped the text from my website.

I'm at the point here I don't even bother with half of them anymore because the sites are so bad that surely they will be gone in no time. Then some I do bother with because they take multiple pages from my site and ignore my emails asking them nicely to write their own words and remove mine.

Dare to be Different Boudoir Photography are one of those companies/photographers who think it is okay to steal and then ignore me. Now I did warn you this would be the result if you left my text up.

The 2nd most popular page to be stolen is my styling and make-overs page. They have decided that is the page for them, with some snippets from other parts of my site like my "What to bring page"

So here you go folks, a screeny of their copyright infringement and a direct link to their page - http://dare2bedifferent.com.au/photoshoots.php





So I hear you ask again, how do we know that you wrote it and not them? Have you ever heard of the Wayback machine, if not let me tell you about it... it stores copies of webpages, with dates and so on. That page on their site didn't exist prior to Feb 2016, mine did and for many many years. It's very easy to just pop the website addresses into the machine and see the results.

I have a few other screen shots of other companies that have taken the same text, it's quite funny to see a line up of all these idiots displaying the same text and arguing that they wrote it or their web guy did it, even their dog somehow coughed the words up for them.

Unfortunately the plagiarism never ends.

9 Jul 2015

Bridal Boudoir Photography & Wedding Gifts

It's that time of year again when many fabulous ladies are getting married and come to us for a gorgeous set of bridal boudoir portraits to give as a wedding gift to their other half.

When it comes to Bridal Boudoir Shoots many of our clients like to have a mix of styles, bridal, sensual, art nude, vintage etc so they can make the most of their time with us and have a good collection of final boudoir portraits like those below.

Bridal Boudoir Photo Shoot
Bridal Boudoir Photography

Sensual Boudoir Photography Photos
Sensual Boudoir Photography
Bridal Boudoir Photographer
Sexy Boudoir Photography

Soft Boudoir Photography
Art Boudoir Photography Black & White
Art Boudoir Photography


So what products are best for Bridal Boudoir? Well that is totally your decision but below are our most popular products.

Boudoir Prints are very popular with my ladies, they like to frame and box them. If you want to go all out, you could have a custom box made and decorate with ribbon. There are many ways to add extra personalisation to your gift, by us and by yourself. 

Boudoir photography prints
Boudoir Photography Prints

Boudoir photography prints
Boudoir Photography Prints

Boudoir photography prints
Boudoir Photography Prints




Boudoir Folios are so far this years hot product! A truly beautiful product with 3 of your chosen images expertly printed, mounted and permanently housed. Covered in gorgeous linen fabric and available in a variety of colours. Custom laser engraved personalisation included.

Boudoir Photography Folio
Linen Boudoir Folio


Boudoir Photography Folio
3 Panel Open Folio

Boudoir Photography Folio
Professional Mounted Prints

Boudoir Photography Folio
Beautifully Boxed

Boudoir Photography Folio
Personalized Engraving





 
Boudoir Albums, the classic and ultimate wedding gift! A4 in size and starting at 12 pages they are perfect for displaying your boudoir images extra large across double page spreads and smaller in montage layouts.

Like the Folios they are covered in gorgeous linen fabric, available in a variety of colours with the option of engraved personalisation included.

Boudoir Photography Album
Linen Covered Boudoir Photography Album
Bridal Boudoir Album
Extra Thick Pages

Bridal Boudoir photography Album
Multi Image Layouts
Sexy Boudoir Photography
Various Colour & Monochrome Finishes
Bridal Boudoir Photo Shoot photography
Double Page Impact Shots





Now one thing to remember is timescales! This sort of photography takes a lot of time and can't be rushed if you want the best results.

So ladies, please remember that for prints, digi images and canvases you need to be having your shoot 6 weeks in advance of the date you'd like to receive your product. Folios are 7 weeks, albums and calendars 9 weeks in advance as there is a design, print and bind process involved.

If you'd like to see more of our bridal boudoir photography and non bridal themed, please visit our boudoir photography galleries.

8 Jul 2015

Never Ask a Woman Her Age...


Unless, that is of course, she looks as good as Mrs. W in her frillies! 

Mature and sensual boudoir photography and photo shoots
Boudoir Photography

Mrs. W came to us for some sensual images for her husband and like most of my clients, is in her 50's and was convinced she doesn't take a good picture... well we debunked that theory :D

I photography a vast range of ages in the boudoir but in the past two years I'd say 70% of my clients have been 40 and above. Now, I really love this because it means women who are 40+ are coming round to the idea that boudoir photography isn't just for 20-30 year olds and it's about time. Boudoir is for EVERYbody!

Mrs. W has kindly let me feature her images and I think she is a HUGE inspiration to many ladies who may think they are either too old or say "I can't look as good as that", Well, yes you can.

If you'd like to see more of our fabulous 40+ boudoir portraits (which is our largest gallery!!) just visit our website for extra info, shoot prices and much more.


Sensual boudoir photography and photo shoots
Sensual Boudoir
Classic and sensual boudoir photography and photo shoots
Classic Boudoir
Mature and sexy boudoir photography and makeovers
Sexy Boudoir!

5 Jul 2015

Beware Adivas Photography | Colorado, USA | www.adivasphotography.com

**BEWARE UNPROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS** Adivas Photography | Colorado, USA | www.adivasphotography.com

I was hoping that I wouldn't have to publish this post today but here I am again, highlighting lowlife photographers who steal the text from my site, text that I've wrote about me, my service and for my website viewers to read.

Anyone would think my site is a "get started" template, free for all to copy! Well it's not, and it is against the law to steal copyrighted text and it is very easy to find copies nowadays.

With my new site/new look blog, I hoped for a fresh new start and deleted all the old posts including the ones like this but now I think I should have left them all up as a warning.

Q: So what is the next best thing to wasting any spare money I have on lawyers and billing these people??
A: Showing them up publicly for exactly what they are... thieves, untrustworthy, disrespectful, pretenders,  frauds, unprofessional photographers.

If you steal my work, my words, my time and effort I have no problem telling the world about you.

I will hopefully save at least someone from falling for your lies.

So today we have Adivas Photography | Colorado, USA | www.adivasphotography.com. They, like a heck of a lot of others decided they liked the text from my Bridal Boudoir page, SO much so they hit copy/paste and now it's part of their Bridal Boudoir page.


Adivas Photography Text Thieves
Adivas Photography


About two weeks ago I had a new website and I changed all the text so I was speaking directly to the reader instead of the 3rd person. So instead of "Emma does this and Emma does that" it is now "I do this and I do that".

It appears Adivas had stolen the text before I changed my site but a lot of it is still the same. So I decided to check when they bought their domain name and according to Domain tools it was created on 2014-09-04.

So I hear you say "What has this to do with the text and how do we know you wrote it before they did?"

Well here is neat little service that most text thieves don't know about and it's called The Internet Archive!! The IA is basically an organsiation that archives the contents of the web and has visual screen shots with dates that you can use to prove what existed and when.

So now I'd like to highlight that my bridal boudoir page has been archived 55 times since March 2011 and has that text displayed because guess what, I wrote it.

Miss Boudoir Archived

Text side by side for comparison (mine on the left, Adivas on the right).


That ladies and gents is how you prove you wrote something and that you did it before the thieves.

Now they've not stolen all my text, some chunks and mashed it together here and there but it's enough to look and read way to similar (plus it reads different to the rest of their writing style, not good) and enough that google will penalise us both for having duplicate text. Oh yes, that is another downside, steal text and you will get marked down by the search engines so not a good idea if you want a good place in the search results.

I emailed this company twice asking them to remove my text and it was met with silence. So there you have it... Adivas Photography in Colorado, USA are text thieves and obviously don't respect their business or their viewers/client enough to actually write personally about their own business. Knowing that, they'd be the last sort of people I'd want to trust with my private, personal or once in a life time photos.

Hopefully this is the last 'outing' I have to do for a while but I wouldn't bet on it, I get a weekly report or all the photographers like Adivas who resort to stealing from my site.


UPDATE: Today 8/7/2015 it appears Adivas have finally removed my text. It's only taken 2 emails and a public shaming to get somewhere. It's a real shame, it shouldn't have to come to this.

26 Jun 2015

New Website & New Blog

Just over a week ago I ecstatically published my new, redesigned boudoir website.

It has been in the making for just over 2 years but like everything in my life, it takes forever to accomplish because I am always so busy.

So in March I decided it was time to knuckle down and get it moving. Me and my partner Colin spent every free moment designing, building and coding to get it finished and I am happy to present the new look Miss Boudoir®

Miss Boudoir® Website

I'd had my old yet still gorgeous website for 6 years and it was time for a change. Again I have designed this site, it isn't a template, I sat down in Photoshop and pieced together everything I wanted and then me and Colin built it from the ground up using Laravel, a great open-source PHP framework.

Along with the new website is my new look blog (as you can see, it's all nicely matching and I've deleted all but one of the old posts for a fresh start) and a very snazzy gallery and ordering system for my clients to view and order their boudoir photos from.

There are new images in the galleries, a new pregnancy photography gallery, a fitness gallery (currently in progress of being filled with fab fitness photos), new boudoir products, a new full day photo shoot option, new checkout, new everything basically!

It's glossy, modern without being too hipster and classy all in one!

One of my favourite pages is The Team page where you can read about me and Danielle. It's a seriously in-depth, very long and personal page but it's important to know all about the people who are undertaking your delicate and private photos. 


I now have a subscribe box at the bottom of my website too so you can sign up to receive info on special offers I have running via email.


So here you go, I hope you like it and shows just how much love I have for my profession.



10 Jun 2015

** Scam Alert ** Francis Emelio

** SCAM ALERT ** A guy calling himself Francis Emelio is pretending to work for me, obviously we all know he doesn't! Here is his facebook profile that is filled with model images of a guy actually called Marlon Teixeira - https://www.facebook.com/francis.emelio

He's emailing people telling them I am doing couple shoots and require models to do nude sessions with him being the male model. Typical ey?!!!

Here are some screen shots I've been sent today by someone he has contacted.

DO NOT GO NEAR THIS GUY AND THOSE PICS ARE CERTAINLY NOT OF THE GUY BEHIND THE COMPUTER!!