My Artwork was stolen by another wedding photographer

Updated information 8th April 2011:

Further to the below, she reply my email insist that she gave me the credit and sorry that she is new and didn’t ask my permission and the same time request me to remove her name from my blog.

My questions are :

1st, the credit was intentionally hidden below the page which need to scroll down on the scroll bar to see it and it only mention Edwin Tan, no link back to my website, viewer will think Edwin Tan is part of her company photographer,

2nd what is her intention? why use my photo to her website which is commerce usage to me as she is a wedding photographer too

3rd, she delete my message on her facebook fan page and banned me from her page.


this is how she answer my email :


I gave credit I swear!  look on the page…. it says “photo credit Edwin Tan”…..  I wouldn’t straight out steal.  I put it up just until I get another,  and if you are uncomfortable with it as is,  of course I will remove it today.  Huge apologies,  but please don’t think I didn’t credit you…. scroll down.

– Julie





to my shock, i came to know that this wedding photographer Julie Lippert with the facebook page as below steal my image and put it under her own website under “contact” page. It is really a bad move of her and I have send an email to her according to her website contact and it seems it is show:



Attached below are the photo and the fan page at facebook



I won the image above for   6th Place: .Engagement Portrait. – 2009 Q4 Contest


  • April 8, 2011 - 7:11 am

    Alex TheBackpackr - Stealing images is really unethical and when you are found out, it is so embarrassing. How can anyone ever trust a photographer who has to claim someone else’s work as their own?

    Edwin, the email you sent to is wrong. Is should be, not Look carefully.

  • April 8, 2011 - 7:39 am

    edwintan - thanks bro, i guess i am just way to angry, i hv resend another email to her.

  • April 8, 2011 - 8:33 am

    Julie - Edwin, I apologize for this – I did give you credit on the site for the image – as I said, I would never steal an image. I am very sorry, and of course have removed the image as you asked.
    You are right, I should have asked you first, and I was wrong that giving credit was enough.
    Lux Photography

  • April 8, 2011 - 3:41 pm

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  • April 8, 2011 - 9:52 pm

    Rog - It’s the people who do this despicable act of stealing that must be publicly humiliated and shamed… Unfortunately, there is rarely any point in going after them legally as that just costs money and time that could be better spent taking beautiful photographs…

    BTW Edwin… You photos are truly amazing, keep up the great work.


  • July 1, 2011 - 7:30 am

    Ian - This is down right appalling. As creative artists I find it sad that some people resort to stealing.

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