Some of you may have noticed, probably not many of you other than the people that e-mailed me, but I went private for awhile.
Some nice woman told me that my daughter's picture was being used as someone else's kid on FB. This lady supposedly has had fertility issues, or lost children, it seems. She takes baby girl photos in particular and writes that they are so-and-so, her daughter. On my daughters photo was "Arabella Grace".
I was so distraught, felt a huge kick in the gut and sickened. I tried and tried to contact FB about this matter with no help what-so-ever. I posted about it on my photography page and know that at least 75 people reported the image, and many messaged the lady "Jen" as well. After two days she took the photos down herself. All of them, not just my daughters. It was a huge relief. BUT I know that it's possible someone else is doing the same thing and I just don't know about it... or that it can happen again. I can't help to think I'm just exploiting my child.
I love blogging when I get a chance. I love marking down important milestones in my life, and now Addison's. It's about the only thing I've ever half way kept up with. And it was a big opening to photography for me. I love my friend bloggers, and enjoy reading through their life's journey's as well.
After much debate in my own head I have decided to keep my blog public for now. I will be watermarking every.single. photo posted... which most are. But the photo that was taken was an Instagram photo that was likely uploaded here since I'm private on IG. And it wasn't watermarked. Watermarking doesn't fully protect, but I do believe it helps deter these people. Please be careful with your children's photos.
So that's my thoughts. Feel free to make suggestions, tell me your story, or what you think about matters like this.
And I do believe an actual blog post needs to happen soon :)
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