Okay. So since I now know the truth about some things, I'm going to come clean. I may lose some followers, but whatever.
I put a picture of my Krad cosplay as my cover photo on my personal facebook page. Someone commented saying that it wasn't me, and I should credit the actual cosplayer. I told her that it was me, and linked her to the photographers dA with my username tagged. I asked her to explain it, and she told me that I probably convinced the photographer that it was me. (lol what?)
Anyway. During Katsucon 2015 I had scheduled 2 photoshoots with a photographer named Lauren Pihl. She was my FAVORITE cosplay photographer for a REALLY long time. I loved her work, especially her edits so I was REALLY excited. I expressed my excitement to her, and she was very grateful. Our first shoot went great! I even gave her a tip.
The next shoot is when shit started to hit the fan. Lauren told me that we would "probably meet at the fountains" 2 days earlier, so I went to the fountains 15 minutes before our shoot time. I wandered. When our shoot time came, I looked around for her and she was NOT there. Worried, I started calling her cell phone and texting her to make sure everything was okay. After about 15 minutes, I said "Are you going to be much longer? I have another shoot in a half hour" to which she responded, "Sorry. I was waiting for you at the fountains and you werent here. I can't do anything with a half hour. So we're going to have to cancel."
I was REALLY upset. I proceeded to tell her about the phone calls and texts, to which she responded, "Sorry, my phone broke. I'm using my boyfriends right now, and I only just met up with him."
I got really angry, but I tried to be civil. We agreed that she would refund me half of the money.
Weeks go by and I never got a refund. I kept on being told "2 weeks" and still nothing. Eventually I stopped asking. She messaged me again saying "I'll have your photos to you by the end of the week." and she messaged me this about 3 times over the course of a month. Well, just so everyone knows... I'm still waiting for the end of the week.
Really upset about what happened, I wrote a status on my personal facebook about everything after Lauren deleted her facebook page and personal page. Someone commented saying "Lauren deleted everything because she was getting death threats" to which I could only respond with "I'm really sorry to hear that, but she did run away with A LOT of people's money."
It is because of this that I am coming to the conclusion that Lauren is telling people that I lied about our shoot, and that I lied about not getting my photos.
All of the photos I post here are (c) the photographers. But they are all, indeed, me. If you see my photos anywhere else, please let me know. If you hear any rumors about me posing as someone else, please tell me who they are. Those affiliated with Lauren Pihl, I apologize, but this is the truth of what happened. I had 2 people waiting WITH me at the fountains that can vouch for the fact that I was, in fact, there waiting for her.
Peace and love,
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