This seller http://www.etsy.com/shop/yourfairytalewedding was on the FP a little while back.
She makes reproductions of designer wedding dresses and uses their stock photos for her listings. The photo used on the FP a photo from the dress designer Hollywood Dreams in the UK: http://www.hollywooddreams.co.uk/index.html She has a lot of their images.
This post has a photo taken by Embracelife.com which she simply gives their URL and says “they are located in California”. Wonder if they know she’s using their photo?!?
She says in her Policies: “Please note: Not all images are my own photo’s. They are stock photo’s for reference of your finished wedding gown. Some are mine and some are not. If you see an image here that may seem questionable or is your own, then please email me and I will remove it immediately.
I am in no way trying to misrepresent myself or claim photographers works as my own. I am merely giving examples of gowns that I can create and will create upon purchasing from my shop.”
At least she discloses this, but the fact is she is violating copyright by using the photos at all and she knows it. And so should anyone with half a brain who looks at her listings. Yet she was chosen for a treasury by epicCpoke & silverfawncreations (come on, treasury makers, vet your selections!) and Etsy put her on the FP. For shame. There are shops with ORIGINAL wedding dress designs on Etsy — how about featuring them instead?
Wanted to add that linking treasuries you’ve been in in your shop announcement when they all expire after 2 days is just DUMB.
**Update- Since posting this afternoon half of the pictures have changed. lol.