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Jade Media Inc in Cambridge, MA

Website:  http://jademedia.us/wedding-premium.html
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/jade.media.co/timeline
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/JadeMedia_
Wedding.com:  http://www.wedding.com/wedding-vendors/nh/derry/photographer/jade-meadow—photography-&-graphic-design/137049

This appears to be a graphic designer whom has “branched out” into wedding photography and used others works to pad their portfolio.

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  • U Really That Dumb?

    Looks like they have no reviews yet… Going to guess that will change.
    https://www.facebook.com/jade.media.co/reviews

    • It’s gone gone gone..

      • U Really That Dumb?

        I still see it.

    • Helena

      Surprising given the difference in quality between the wedding pictures that theirs and the stolen work.

    • You can’t fix stupid

      Can’t seem to post my review. Might be FB acting up

  • Guest

    Can’t help but giggle at one of their key sellings features on their wedding.com page: “You’ll also be happy to know that I drive a Minni Cooper so you won’t
    have to worry about your photographer showing up in a run down car.”

    • BullShite

      That is typical Massachusetts for you.

      • Marc W.

        A bunch of Minnis driving around?

        • BullShite

          It’s a dump, everyone just believe me when I say this. There is noting redeemable about the whole state. Unless you like sea food.

  • U Really That Dumb?
  • Marc W.

    Found source for unknown source above:
    http://blog.viveriaphotography.com/ben-and-lauren-married/

    • Photo Stealers

      Thank you!

  • doncalifornia

    I still can’t believe that with the exposure Photo Stealers is subjecting all these frauds to… it just goes on and on. Note to frauds: You ARE GOING TO GET CAUGHT. Take it all down now. It will not be pretty.

    • V323

      I bet today Lady S is thrilled there is a new one.

      • I was thinking the same thing. 🙂

        • Marc W.

          Lets not forget about her.

          • peaceetc

            She holds a special place in my heart.

    • @doncalifornia:disqus, you have to remember that there are over 7.5 BILLION people in the world.

      Here, let’s make it a bit moire manageable.

      In March 2013, Canon SHIPPED (not sold, shipped) nearly 1,000,000 DSLR/Mirrorless cameras This is actually pretty much the meadian for the last year and a bit.

      So, every month. canon SHIPS 1,000,000 units. That’s 12,000,000 new cameras (just from Cannon) a year.

      Let’s say 0.25% (so 1/4 of one percent) of those cameras ends up in the hands of idiots like the ones we out here, That’s still … 3000 photo stealers a year just using Canon stats. Let’s say Nikon does about the same sales … that’s 6000 new stealers a year.

      We out 3 a week on average.
      3 X 52 = 156 outed idiots a year,

      We are using a hand fan to fight a sharknado!

      • U Really That Dumb?

        Exactly!

  • Marc W.

    Another, but not sure the exact photographer website yet:

    http://www.boho-weddings.com/2013/04/16/whitley-bay-lighthouse-wedding-with-a-rustic-beach-theme/

    Photographer linked on above site:
    http://www.frontfocus.co.uk/gallery.php

  • Marc W.

    Looks like their first attempt at Wedding photography:

    https://www.facebook.com/jade.media.co/photos/pb.635227033170732.-2207520000.1406820410./885632021463564/?type=1&theater

    Looks just like the samples on their website.

    • peaceetc

      I’m not normally one to critique others’ work on here, but this image… please tell me no one paid them to shoot their wedding. Please tell me they were just a guest who took a picture, and not the primary photographer. Because this is just a snapshot, not a photograph.

      • Helena

        I would be disappointed with images like this and my friends didn’t pay me.

  • Lori Hoddinott

    the graphic design stuff are stolen images also – the spa sample is from Sothy’s cream line … she’s cropped the logo off the headwrap. Billboards designed for Inner Beauty Spa … wonder if Inner Beauty knows … likely not …

    • Guest

      … comparison.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        She’s using a bunch of stock images. So may not be stolen depending on if she bought them or not.

        • ALP

          Just based on averages, I’d put money on not.

          • Marc W.

            I only play a lawyer on tv, but I think it’s actually ok

        • I am dam sure you cant use stock images on a billboard… I need to check.

          • peaceetc

            There are a variety of stock image places, but I pulled up BigStock as an example. I am not good with legal stuff, but I see no mention of billboards as being acceptable use. It does mention 7.5 ft sq posters. http://www.bigstockphoto.com/usage.html

          • peaceetc

            Another one, this time from IStockPhoto (again, I don’t do well with legal stuff, so someone else would have to parse it to find out if billboards are acceptable use): http://www.istockphoto.com/license.php

          • I think billboard use is ok with most stock agencies.

            This is for IStock.

            2. Permitted Uses

            Subject to the Prohibited Uses in Section 4 below and the termination provision in Section 5, iStock hereby grants to you a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, and worldwide right to display, use, reproduce, publish, alter, and manipulate, in an unlimited number of projects, in whole or in part, via any medium, and by whatever means, the Content for any purpose (the “Permitted Use(s)”). All other rights in and to the Content, including, without limitation, all copyright and other intellectual property rights relating to the Content, are retained by iStock or the supplier of the Content, as the case may be.

            4. Prohibited Uses

            (a) Prohibited Uses. You may not:

            use the Content in electronic or digital template applications intended for resale or other distribution, whether on-line or not, including, without limitation, website templates, Flash templates, business card templates, electronic greeting card templates, and brochure design templates;

            use or display the Content on websites or other venues designed to induce or involving the sale, license or other distribution of “on demand” products (eg. products in which Content is selected by a third party for customization of such product on a made to order basis) including, without limitation, postcards, mugs, t-shirts, posters and other items (this includes custom designed websites, as well as sites such as zazzle.com and cafepress.com);

            use the Content in connection with any goods or services intended for resale or distribution where the primary value lies in the Content itself including, without limitation, cards, stationary items, paper products, calendars, apparel items, posters (printed on paper, canvas or any other media) or other items for resale, license or other distribution for profit;

            use any of the Content as part of a trade-mark, design-mark, trade-name, business name, service mark, or logo;

            incorporate the Content in any product that results in a re-distribution or re-use of the Content (such as electronic greeting card web sites, web templates and the like) or is otherwise made available in a manner such that a person can extract or access or reproduce the Content as an electronic file;

            use the Content in a fashion that is considered by iStock (acting reasonably) as or under applicable law is considered pornographic, obscene, immoral, infringing, defamatory or libelous in nature, or that would be reasonably likely to bring any person or property reflected in the Content into disrepute;

            If any Content featuring a model or property is used in connection with a subject that would be unflattering or unduly controversial to a reasonable person, you must accompany each such use with a statement adjacent to the Content that indicates that: (i) the Content is being used for illustrative purposes only; and (ii) any person depicted in the Content, if any, is a model, unless the Content itself clearly and undisputedly reflects the model or person in such potentially sensitive subject matter in which case the Content may be used or displayed in a manner that portrays the model or person in the same context and to the same degree depicted in the Content itself;

            to the extent that source code is contained within the Content, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any part of such source code;

            remove or modify any notice of copyright, trademark or other proprietary right , or any other copyright management information or metadata, from any place where it is on or embedded in the Content;

            sub-license, re-sell, rent, lend, assign, gift or otherwise transfer or distribute the Content or the rights granted under this Agreement;

            install and use the Content in more than one location at a time or post a copy of the Content on a network server or web server for use by other users;

            use or display the Content in an electronic format that enables it to be downloaded or shared in any peer-to-peer or similar file sharing arrangement;

            use Content identified as “Editorial Use Only”, for any commercial, promotional, endorsement, advertising or merchandising use. For clarification, in this Agreement “Editorial Use Only” of Content means use relating to events that are newsworthy or of general interest and expressly excludes any advertorial sections (i.e. sections or supplements featuring brand and/or product names or sections or supplements in relation to which you receive a fee from a third-party advertiser or sponsor);

            use the Content for editorial purposes without including the following credit adjacent to the Content or in audio/visual production credits: “©iStock.com/Artist’s Member Name”;

            either individually or in combination with others, reproduce the Content, or an element of the Content, in excess of 500,000 times in physical (hard-copy) prints.

            If the Content is reproduced on a social media platform or other third party website, (i) the rights granted herein shall automatically be revoked in the event that the platform website seeks to exploit purported rights to the Content contrary to the terms of this Agreement, and (ii) in such event, upon iStock’s request, you shall remove any Content from such platform or website.

            source: http://www.istockphoto.com/license.php

            The language is pretty similar for most sites.

    • MAN and its printed on display … OMG

      • V323

        I have to believe she bought the stock images, that’s the only way I can see getting resolution high enough for a bill board print. But then, I’m an optimist.

        • Or the photographer had a full resolution version on Flickr or something.

    • Marc W.

      Wonder where she got the idea for this:

    • If they don’t they will shortl.
      *opens up email client*

    • I also wonder if they realize they are also liable for infringement.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        I doubt they know!

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  • Yea making money off of ads that they have clients using is not a good idea… Physical proof …smh

  • BullShite

    This is someone who MORE than should have KNOWN BETTER. Not only having degrees in Graphic Design, but actually having worked in the field for years.

    There is NO WAY she could even remotely pull the ignorance card on this one.

    • Lindsay11

      Yeah, this is an interesting case right here. She can’t claim ignorance and it looks like she has an actual business she’s about to ruin. How is she going to defend herself? Or is she in the delete and hope it goes away group?

  • BullShite

    Hey guys, after looking though Jada’s stuff I found this image I really like!

    I think I should copy this and put it on my facebook portfolio of my art!
    You know, just as “inspiration”, but I won’t make it clear that is what it is for, or source Jada or anything… who’s got time to respect other people’s work anymore? Maybe people will be silly enough to think it’s mine! Haha! Idiots!

    What do you guys think? That sounds fair to me right? It can’t be illegal either….
    I mean I DID FIND IT ON THE INTERNET!
    IT’S FREE WHEN IT IS ON THE INTERNET!

    At least there is no pesky watermark to remove…. which to me means it’s in the public domain! I can take it if I want to!

    https://www.facebook.com/jade.media.co/photos/pb.635227033170732.-2207520000.1406825663./663537003673068/?type=3&theater

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Wedding.com is gone. They removed her.

  • NA

    Just thought you should know that some of them are were open source or stock images.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Hi Jade,
      Before you start attacking and coming up with excuses, THINK THINK THINK! The research HAS been done! We know the truth! Do NOT dig yourself a deeper hole!

      • peaceetc

        Wouldn’t it be nice if she chose that route? Seriously, if she could just take an honest look at what’s she’s done, own up to it, and fix it? Remove all the work that isn’t hers, apologize to those from whom she stole (by email or some other direct form of contact), and never do it again. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

        No excuses, no lies, just the truth. Hey, Jade… what do you say? Please?

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Oh, and, stock and open source have limits on what you can do with them as well. You need to READ the agreement! You CAN’T claim it’s yours!

    • Open … source … really?

      So you are saying that this image was stock or yours?
      http://i2.wp.com/stopstealingphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/JadeMedia_0001.jpg?resize=300%2C90

      Cause, it seems to me it belongs to this guy.
      https://www.truephotographyweddings.com/

      Do you even have model releases for the people in that shot?

      God, I’m tired of explaining this to idiots!

      1- Passing work other than your own AS YOUR OWN is FRAUDULENT BEHAVIOR! It’s BAIT AND SWITCH TACTICS!

      2- Using free images of people is just BEGGING to be sued! Do you have a model release for the people who’s likeness you have used? If not THEY COULD SUE YOU!

    • peaceetc

      Jade, as others have pointed out, even if they were stock (I assume you paid for licensing) or open source images (and I assume you checked the source, and didn’t just assume they were free because some site claimed they were, or that they were on Google Images or Pinterest), you had no right to present them as your own work. You are a photographer with others’ images on your pages, without any indication you didn’t take them. It is implied they are yours, and anyone viewing them would assume they are yours. Why would a photographer use stock images on their own photography page, anyway? I don’t get it. I really don’t. It’s completely misleading.

      Others’ images aren’t examples of what you can do. They aren’t inspiration. They are not yours. If you want to be a photographer, USE YOUR OWN WORK. If you don’t have a specific kind of photo that you actually took to post, DON’T POST SOMEONE ELSE’S PHOTO.

      I am a fairly capable nature photographer, but that doesn’t mean I’d be any good at shooting weddings because I’ve never done it. So I wouldn’t post someone else’s wedding photos to imply I could do what someone else has done, because I haven’t done it. Why would you? why would anyone?

      By the way, there are plenty of sites out there which claim to offer “free” images to download, but most of the time, those images have been stolen and the original photographers haven’t authorized their “free” usage.

      And, again, photos found on Google Images and Pinterest are NOT free to use. That seems to be a common thing from those outed on this site, so I figured I should mention it.

      So, even if you used those images legally (which it does not seem you did — if you did use stock images, you can’t claim them as being your own work, and if nothing else, it was heavily implied), it’s still horribly misleading. If you are a photographer — take your own photos, advertise with your own photos, post your own photos, show clients your own photos, court new clients with your own photos. Don’t use others’ images. If you haven’t shot it, don’t use it. Be honest. It’s not complicated.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        You can come shoot a wedding with me any day!

        • peaceetc

          Awesome! Let’s do it. 😉

    • Photo Stealers

      Two of the original photographers contacted me about their images being on your site.

      • peaceetc

        Ah. That says everything. I can’t imagine how she would explain her way out of that one. I believe the original photographers. ALWAYS.

    • Christopher C.

      There’s no such thing as “open source images.”

      • U Really That Dumb?

        But she went to a college campus once and knows everything!
        That said, remember that what you wrote is slander!
        That or Salamander… Not sure.

  • NA

    The rest are originals.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Jade,

      Is this yours? If not, would you please show me where you got it? What was the open source or stock agency?
      http://jademedia.us/index.html#home

    • U Really That Dumb?

      How does Alan feel about you stealing this one?

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Jade, Jade, Jade,
    Stop flagging posts! It goes to the moderators and THEY decide if it’s appropriate. Since the ones you’ve ‘flagged’ are all ones that are OUTING YOU and proving you stole, they are NOT going to remove them! So rather than wasting your time, remove all of your stolen images, apologize to everyone you stole from, get the money together to pay them for the use, and STOP trying to play games!

    • peaceetc

      Yeah, Jade, that’s not going to work. Moderators aren’t going to help you hide the truth.

  • Lynn

    I’m not sure this person is much of a graphic designer, either. Since most of the design work is just screen shots of In Design documents and mock ups, I went looking for some of the final projects online, starting with the interactive booklet, but there is almost nothing available. The two stone businesses have little or no web presence, and Plantation Wood Surfaces doesn’t seem to exist at all. The Spa exists, but there is no sign of this person’s work on their website.

    • peaceetc

      That’s interesting. I hadn’t thought to check that angle. Thanks, Lynn.

      • Lynn

        I suspect that the two stone companies may be owned by relatives: the same last name pops up in both. Or it could be a coincidence.

    • NA

      lol,why not check the references. Haven’t you ever heard of start-ups? Go to bed and go to work in the morning.

      • peaceetc

        Jade, you aren’t going to win this one. Give it a rest, do the right thing, and get on with your life. Insulting us because we value the truth over lies will get you nowhere. There is literally nothing you can do we haven’t already seen, and you are nowhere near as clever as you seem to think you are.

        Don’t use others’ images as your own (it doesn’t matter if they’re stock — you still can’t claim them as yours), don’t misrepresent your photography abilities (if you haven’t shot it, don’t advertise it), and don’t lie. It’s not complicated.

        • BullShite

          Also, don’t make up fake companies to make logos to. Just say that these are example logos… do a few for FREE so that you have a REAL portfolio… that is how you do a “start up”. SMH

      • Jade…….. you are a DUMB ASS.
        Who do you think all start ups steal to get ahead? I wonder how America would be if all companies stole when they start up.

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Jade,
    Seriously? You stole from Guillermo Flores and think people won’t recognize it? SMH!
    Notice the license in the corner. Not free for you to use…
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/memoflores/8370775378/

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Well isn’t that special! A serious case of CRI!

    • peaceetc

      …. okay. Is she suddenly concerned about copyright? That’s kind of funny.

      Hey, Jade, if you’re doing that because of the screencaps here on Photo Stealers of your page, then you’re way off base. What Photo Stealers does falls under “fair use.” Look it up, it’s pretty interesting. It’s also perfectly legal.

  • peaceetc

    Let’s recap, Jade.

    1. Photo Stealers was contacted by two of the original photographers, because you were using their images without permission (see further down in the comments). Clearly, they do not agree with your claim the images were free or stock. I believe them. They have no reason to lie, and you have every reason to do just that.

    Using others’ images without permission equates copyright infringement. That is illegal under US copyright law, and under the laws of most countries. You can be sued for thousands of dollars, and you would lose. Let’s repeat that, in case you didn’t quite understand:

    COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT IS ILLEGAL AND YOU CAN BE SUED FOR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR EACH INSTANCE. We’re talking six figures here, Jade, which is no small amount of money. That should scare the hell out of you.

    2. You’ve come in here with excuses, insults, inaccurate legal terms, and inaccurate information in general (see #1). Why? What do you hope to gain? You aren’t fooling anyone.

    3. You are flagging comments with accurate information about you, as if that’s going to do anything. We moderators are not stupid, but thanks for trying.

    4. You could stop all of this. If you did the right thing — own your mistakes, tell the truth (not some half-assed version of it), apologize directly to those from whom you stole, clean up all of your web presence by removing all photos you did not take and do not have permission to use, don’t post others’ photos as if you took them or are capable of shooting images of equal quality without having done so, and do the right thing from now on. Don’t steal. Don’t lie.

    You allegedly have a college education. Now would be an excellent time to start using it. Take some time to learn about how copyright works. Check out the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). Learn why what you did was wrong.

    5. And, finally, remember this — you are not a special snowflake. There isn’t an excuse you could come up with we haven’t seen before. You should see our Photo Stealers Bingo cards, which list a bunch of the most common excuses those outed on here like to use. They’re fun. In other words, we’ve seen it all. So just stop, do the right thing, and move on.

  • It’s funny Jade is flagging the comments with the proof she stole.. Proof of guilt right there!

  • You can’t fix stupid

    No way in hell did she design this – her link https://www.facebook.com/jade.media.co/photos/a.885558764804223.1073741840.635227033170732/885561031470663/?type=1

    original https://www.google.com/search?tbs=sbi:AMhZZiumK_1cyv9dWCg_18If9pzT3q6AknGcbddb6-kdT4N5lgj4MU3i-MF-gwRmOxVPrIKrBakfkalw6V7Uc53EuF6ZcXYTlf5seQOo9jytsrWvh40nJoSIbmFEDQ5i4-FKVJ9Un8xwrhEm9_1NPLX5OR3Tpk7Xs2wCfZWXk2vtnKgiKPsv-Trfiudwa0y9PL9V1oC1IsRqSmvfiLdnMwPQ8gVw35cNGG6R48ozywHzc-uPSB_1oeaaDCMyEPeoIwmbm_1m-s2cKu4oSjrJeieE3dqe00XeCJIBqvaXnkugt9WdY1r4kOeQbZL6aPdfvvOcLJgLr1PB0hAo_1rzbtWwZsRgtSRrfDnXu6CUoDYgkrimw13qTvpGsf5vLvQzpng0d2ewCU_14ArM5YKbR9wZAJox426gtrRAWGhwrVqzblFBZrgG8Q2lTwVlqMZ9sYBF8E0d07ZX2U8V9B63C1ifz-_1O9bNvqINvQbj7cZvNT0iR0G_1u3HOgZ2z9SIeQo18fwYQDWzcBlvNWlsd7lsfB3Yz5Ov6yLI4V_1aSHhc-Z7AKMxrpT4hnO49PJTRU9WbYxBepz9wonu1EfTMjMFZmrTN7X5AmYWV1-JeprM8gS3Dc9DkhXIqwf4E41hCbddHfAgq1CwBGKrbA0YgQFSB5ClD5Q1766vb5g_1mpOUtLEtecF_11mMAp5ZLEQTKjphrVe7DlvLEST9CW7Y4U3cHnTrbVV4LA7PpoFov1oFvbMrCdabXZHom_18VSLfysPBaFihFhzEmBTlAaAD21WOzFsIcPFgQ_1NgzmkeXSNFYYQzEqeWDy1hlkjhKOqMw0zfphYrgCfuOzrjBAppvX7xCUtDa14kKSa_18k0jIu7WRsPcY8U1V6gjtloeN7yPwn1g_1D0NjOD_1iw1BEf5EfwD4sopFEqQQTd6EL-G-3EVHEWfhNIasfVIdRFDIfwel8QJ74TZVV-JsXZUBDJ-LgJ5s_14l5YkkTnHXjmsycw_1HeFRcEu9REX08a-xF94i0iltss7MyWEs2iQcPqWAxJBCt1l8qF3mGBB44rRma-b06Fp3oNKu7UDdAANKqEeHGinKXtp_1GaxpKQce85xff6gtR_1aGBJ9-4XNuRmiq1YHT804BuYIP3Ix4oFYzczZFq1NLkgZVAzNpX1WFiZ_150nWOGewyuqMipQs2PyW9YUmKJoK10K3lyZ7x7vZjtGeCAqr69spKc-OsNKBijiT64kxkwjcpBX_1ZYeHvb1MfFc1wRzucm95RIrCgfv6-5BAUXV6ml4XOYU73tr4ExRKotuH5HsW9C9hioPlwP2VqPoxcY6n1y7G2kFR0i6j_1QB9VaRJ_1RxBjW_1Qg3GHZghetT8ebnIGjrq0g38vxOKOEQnJ02cZ8ecoOkN6PtAhIHyd6uCetWrTY7L9UPZKH_1WGuky5vIRVu5Qc-ElFoDv-AgisalG56rUfD00vCVNrLi5yr3QHlgzrmXNckVCP-B-21z3xcpxC0vCP4Tu2tz0-9APH84BZg

    • You can’t fix stupid

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    • NA

      Yes, I did. And the photo was bought. More slander?

      • You can’t fix stupid

        OMG then you had better get a good lawyer because ALL these people have stolen this image from you!
        (refresh to see attachment)

        You are making yourself look so stupid now. Maybe you should look up the difference between “slander” and “libel” – or if you are too lazy http://stopstealingphotos.com/jade-media-cambridge-ma/#comment-1517568642

        • captain-confuzzled

          Seems to me that in this case, this is appropriate use of a stock image. Unless I missed it, she isn’t representing this as a photo she took. So as long as it was truly purchased, it should be fine, shouldn’t it?

          • peaceetc

            If she’s not presenting it as an image she took and it was for graphics design purposes (not as a representation of her photography), and she has an appropriate license to use the image, then yes, I would think so.

          • You can’t fix stupid

            But, she is not saying that this was a stock image and she did the writing. She is promoting it that she took it, and did the writing. It is on her business FB page, with work of hers, images that she took. Because she didn’t state that she didn’t take it, people would naturally assume that she did since she is a photographer.
            ANyway her about me section says : “Contact me to see how I can develop unique designs and marketing solutions proven to protect and enhance the reputation of your content so you and your business may thrive above your competitors.”

            How is using stock a unique design. I could have done that banner.
            refresh to see attachment

          • Helena

            Website image optimisation! ROFL!

          • peaceetc

            But — not the design itself. If she stole that from somewhere, that’s a different story.

          • captain-confuzzled

            agreed

          • N/A

            Thank you! Thank you! Finally someone who understands.

          • Helena

            No, in this one case. You still can’t use other people’s images in your portfolio to represent your work.

          • You can’t fix stupid

            She isn’t representing this as an image she didn’t take. She is advertising as a photographer, her page is her photography. If she had a separate page for design section then that is fine. It is false advertising as you would naturally think that somebody who advertises as a photographer would take the images for the design.
            There is nothing stating that the images are hers or not hers, being her business page you would assume that she took the photos since she states “Photography Services: portrait, creative, interior design, industrial architecture, events, restoration, typographic, and website image optimization.”

        • NA

          All of those people probably had to pay for that image through the stock photo site.

      • Christopher C.

        Slander is verbally speaking false statelements. Libel making false statements via printed word, or text.

        Maybe you should educate yourself on the kinds of threats you plan to throw around BEFORE you make them.

  • NA

    You know what? You really should stop slandering my work. Your screenshots are pathetic.

    • You are a fraud live with it …. Own it … Make no apologies for it 🙂

    • Helena

      What is pathetic is using other people’s photographs in your portfolio, especially when you cannot come close to recreating that level of work.

      • NA

        Let’s sit down sometime. I’ll show you my work and original files. I’m sorry but I don’t know why you keep insulting my portfolio and my work. Do you know me personally. Have you worked beside me? Did I photograph your wedding or design something for you. No I didn’t. So stop.

        • Helena

          I am looking at your website right now. The work there is not as good as the photographs above. That is, the images that will load, as you appear not to have resized or compressed the files for internet use. I would assume you would upload your best work?

          • N/A

            That’s your opinion.

          • N/A

            I’m sorry to hear your so hateful. Anyway, shouldn’t you be working or doing something less destructive?

          • chuck knuckles

            We have nothing better to do than out THIEVES and LIARS. It IS our work! All day- all the time. 24/7/365
            Are you prepared for that kind of unending barrage of truth and right?

            Surely you see that what we do is not hateful or destructive – but informative, in that we publicly out destructive liars and thieves. You keep putting adjectives on us that better fit YOU.

          • Helena

            Multi tasking! Nursing a baby & fighting copyright infringement. Like some kind of lactating super hero. Haha!

          • Lindsay11

            Look! In the comfy chair! It’s…. NURSING MUM! Able to provide sustenance for a tiny human and correct grammar at the same time! Her nefarious nemesis? The evil Ladyy Copyright Infringer!

            Nursing Mum – away!

          • Helena

            I’m going to poke people with the soft cushions.

          • Ewwwwwwwwwwww lactating super hero is now stick in my head for the day. Lactating super powers call Stan Lee

          • Helena

            Hahahaha! Sorry about that.

          • doncalifornia

            Lactating is cool, Joseph. That’s some superhero powers even without fighting copyright infringement.

          • Lindsay11

            You’re.

          • Helena

            Absolutely.

      • purelala

        you should leave her alone. you’re destroying other business reputation that she has helped out legally!

        • Helena

          I haven’t commented at all on her graphic design work. Honestly, I couldn’t care less about it. However, to accuse me of destroying other people’s businesses, when I’m not the one who stole other people’s work and displayed it as an example of what I could produce, is a bit of a stretch don’t you think? That is entirely her fault. All I have done is expressed an opinion of the quality of her wedding photographs.

          • purelala

            I’m a wedding photographer and i think the photos on her facebook page and flicker account are great. The screenshots above look weird. And her design work is great too.

          • Helena

            Your opinion obviously.

          • Michelle

            Obviously and why do you think your opinion matters more than mine?

          • Helena

            At no point did I say it did.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Jade, Considering you’re giving an opinion on yourself, ours holds weight, yours is crap!

          • chuck knuckles

            Because our opinion is based on truth, while yours is based on lies.
            Can’t you see that???

          • Michelle

            Now you’re calling me a liar?! This is just horrible.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Yes! YOU LIED! YOU STOLE! YOU COMMITTED FRAUD!

          • chuck knuckles

            Yes, ‘Michelle’- ‘NA’- Jade is a LIAR! What’s horrible is your transparency and predictability here.

          • captain-confuzzled

            We’ve just entered the twilight zone

          • Christopher C.

            Well, you took other people’s photos and implied that you took them yourself. You’re not being called a liar as much as it’s being said that you’re STILL a liar. *shrug*

          • N/A

            No. All I can see is that you keep harassing me.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            YOU STOLE!
            YOU WERE CAUGHT!
            YOU ATTACKED US!
            YOU PRETENDED TO BE SOMEONE ELSE!
            Who is harassing who? LOL

          • You are just making it worse by pretending to be two different people.. Almost all outed stealers tried this tactic its VERY predictable.

            Once a outed photostealer created 7 different distinct alias. They made the same gramatical mistakes … it was hilarious. and pathetic just like you.

          • Christopher C.

            Someone got their accounts mixed up.

          • doncalifornia

            That she stole images and passed them off as her own, is not an opinion. It’s a reportable fact. I don’t care about the quality of Jada’s real work. I care about the fraudulent activity.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Jade, is this your MPD shining through?

          • Helena

            MPCRID. It’s a new one.

          • You can’t fix stupid

            Well the stolen ones are great! They are fantastic pity hers don’t match up to them

          • doncalifornia

            “the photos on her facebook page and flicker account are great” – but they’re not hers. That’s the point here. (notwithstanding the fact that I am saying ‘her’ when you yourself are who I am referring to, lol).

          • Guest

            Of course you think they’re great. You took them.

        • She’s a fraud and deserves everything she gets. Caught red handed in the cookie jar.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Hi Jade!

        • You can’t fix stupid

          BINGO – there it is. She can steal because she helps people

  • NA

    That photo was and paid for through a photo stock agency.

    • Cough cough …. LIAR ….

      • NA

        Wow. Liar in all caps? Yeah, paid for, it’s on he bank statement.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Too bad the proof is there that you stole!

        • Christopher C.

          Tracking business expenses by referencing bank statements is actually super inefficient. If anything, you would have a comprehensive expenses spreadsheet that shows precisely what you purchased, when you purchased it, how much you paid (including tax breakdown), and reason for purchase.

          If your only reference to your business expenses is through bank statements, you’re going to run into lots of issues come tax time. (Best case, you’re missing out on shitloads of deductions.)

    • Helena

      Which one? There’s a lot above that aren’t stock.

  • Michelle

    Your taking screenshots of real people who didn’t approve of you putting their faces up here. All of my images are protected and like she said you would need to sit down with her to see her originals. I do the same with my wedding clients. All I see are screenshots above. I’m guessing you’re all photographers that milk your clients for every dollar they have. She’s clearly fair with her prices and the work is just as good.

    • chuck knuckles

      Thanks ‘Michelle’ or ‘NA’ or Jade, whatever multiple personality you are this minute.

      The screenshots above fall under “fair use”. Do your homework.

      The
      only ‘milking’ we do is milk lies out of habitual liars like you. They
      flow pretty freely too, don’t they? At this point I’m going to have to
      assume that EVERYTHING you say is a lie, or at least an uninformed half
      truth wrapped in self important, misinformed judgement.

      Cheap prices for mediocre photography (I’m being kind there) doesn’t make it ok to STEAL and LIE.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Hi Jade! Go to law school to see how much the fool you are!

    • It’s called fair use and it’s completely legal … look it up

    • Fair Use | Editorial.
      Have a nice day.

    • doncalifornia

      “and the work is just as good.” And now my monitor is covered with coffee. 😉

  • Michelle

    You know what? These are real people and real businesses you’re all commenting, harassing, libeling, etc about. I was recently married and if someone did this to my good natured photographer and posted my photos or made ridiculous screen shots to post to the public I would be furious at this site and not the photographers, stock agencies, business owners, or open sourced imagery.

    • chuck knuckles

      Generally, it’s just the thieves that are furious at this site… as you’re demonstrating now.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Hi there Jade!

    • Libeling? Show one comment that is untrue. You can;t so no libel.

      Also Open Source Imagery isn’t a thing. There is public domain, there is creative commons licensing, there is Royalty Free Licencing, there is Righgts Managed Licensing.

      That’s it.

      • doncalifornia

        LOL I was going to say something about how both Jada and “Michelle” refer to Open Source imagery as if it is indeed a thing. Weird how “Michelle” knows exactly the same erroneous terminology as Jada, considers this site to be libelous harassment, and is trying to school us all on how hard it is to be a wedding photographer 🙂

  • Michelle

    Do you even know how much energy goes into photographing and editing a wedding. She also does design. I think you’re opinions all stem from jealousy. I hope she rises above all of your opinions like a Phoenix.

    • chuck knuckles

      Yes I’m jealous because I can’t lie and steal as good as you. Obviously I don’t get enough practice.
      She has already crashed and burned due to our revealing FACTS (not opinions)… like a Phoenix.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Hi Jade!

    • captain-confuzzled

      I think the key question, Michelle-NA-Jade is DO YOU know how much energy goes into photographing and editing a wedding and do it well?. When you steal work from others and represent it as your own, you disrespect the profession you claim to be part of, And if you take good money from a client and they expect to get pics that are of the quality you show on your site with stolen photos, then it is fraud. There are no shortcuts Jade.

    • Helena

      Yeah, I did three this year up to March. For free.

    • I have another 6 (maybe 7 if the client can get back to me) in the next 2 months so yeah … I do.

    • Most of us know … that’s why we know you are a fraud 🙂

    • Wes Jones

      It is “your” not “you’re”. Your grammar gives you away.

      • chuck knuckles

        You’re wrong Wes. Pretty sure her use of “your” was correct (this time).

        • ALP

          Wes was correct on the first “you’re” (it should be “your opinions all stem from jealousy.”)

          • chuck knuckles

            You’re right. I was looking at the second “your”, not the first “you’re”.

        • Lindsay11

          Your = possession = Your gallery is full of stolen photographs.
          You’re = contraction = You’re (you are) a photo stealer.

          (Obvs not you Chuck, but you see what I mean 🙂

          And yes, I do have “Word Crimes” stuck in my head, why do you ask?

  • Michelle

    I’m going to contact her to see her photos and see if she’ll photograph my sister’s wedding. You just gave her a new client.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Hi Jade! Why are you pretending to be Michelle? Think you’re the first one to do this?

      • N/A

        What?

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Michelle is Jade.

          • You can’t fix stupid

            No use trying – you just can’t fix stupid

      • N/A

        I don’t know what you’re talking about. Please leave me alone. I’m trying to work.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Jade, do you really want the world to see just how much of an idiot and an ass you are?

        • chuck knuckles

          Leave you alone??? You’re the one rapid-fire-replying as at least 3 different people. Is that what your “work” involves? I thought it was made up of mostly lying and stealing.

        • You can’t fix stupid

          Really – you have no idea what you posted as Michelle – seems like YOU are the one that is drinking

    • Your are a dumb ass Jade…

    • chuck knuckles

      Yes, you should contact her! It should be easy – just talk to the other voice in your head. Is your ‘sister’ in there too? It must be crowded!

      • Michelle

        Chuck knuckles. Wow you’re rude. I’m going to check her references too.

        • Christopher C.

          You know, when you make the same remark at the same person from two different accounts that just makes it even more obvious you’re you.

      • That one tickled lol

    • You can’t fix stupid

      Hello Jade – thank you for flagging my comments. Truth hurts doesn’t it

    • Helena

      You’re contacting yourself to ask yourself if you can photograph your sister’s wedding?

    • Selfie wedding ha..

      • Christopher C.

        That’s actually an interesting idea for an experimental exercise.

        It would offer a pretty unique commentary on our current selfie culture.

    • chuck knuckles

      …so you, as a client – are hiring yourself on – as a photographer.
      When you take the money from your right hand, and put it in your left hand, do you feel richer? Do you understand that you now have to pay income tax on that exchange?

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Jade,
    You never answered any of the questions on the ones I posted…
    Explain this one…
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/memoflores/8370775378/

    • U Really That Dumb?

      How much money did you pay for this image? Show us the bank account! Prove you paid for it!

      • Christopher C.

        Especially considering it’s listed on that Flickr account with all rights reserved, which means if Jada actually DID pay for it, she would’ve had to pay a whole lot of money to purchase the rights AND the original photographer would have had to remove the image from their Flickr since they no longer own the rights.

        Something tells me that’s not at all how it went.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          That is part of the problem. She is not only a liar, but an idiot that thinks we are all stupid. Hence the reason for providing the ‘proof’ on the other comments.

          • Helena

            Multiple personality cranial rectal inversion disorder. Also giant, universe expanding ego.

  • Just so others know …

    JADE-NA-MICHELLE are the same.

    • You can’t fix stupid

      No shit! what?? you have to be kidding and here I thought that they were different people

      • U Really That Dumb?

        I KNOW! Can you believe it? WOW! Shocking! SO original too!

        • You can’t fix stupid

          So does that mean we won’t be seeing photos from Michelle’s sisters wedding?

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Why do I get the feeling we are going to start hearing crickets?

    • Helena

      I said on the PS Facebook I suspected a sock puppet. How funny? How do these people not know about IP addresses? How does a graphic designer not know how to resize and compress photos for internet usage too?

      • captain-confuzzled

        not to mention a web designer, which she claims to be. That website makes my brain hurt.

        • Helena

          Agreed. It’s not a great design.

        • Helena

          Did you see the about page on Facebook? Photo optimisation is one of her skills!

      • Christopher C.

        That was the biggest thing that struck me about the photos page on her website. I have an extremely fast business-class connection and here I was watching her images load like I was looking at a website in 1998 on a 56k modem.

    • Lindsay11

      Why did you block out the email address? I use those to do more searches! 😉

      • Marc W.

        I believe those should be private. Doesn’t it say it’s private when they enter it in?

        • U Really That Dumb?

          As mentioned in another comment, it depends on the thief, their claims, and the amount of info they already have public.

        • testing 1… 2… 3…

          no, it doesn’t. (just checked)

        • Justin Case

          Not sure how I personally feel about IPs being posted unless it is to prove that someone is lying, i.e. not the person they are claiming to be. Exactly the type of behavior that gets people listed here in the first place.

          This is something that the Moderators need to come
          to terms with and I personally will stop commenting if I start to feel any of the behavior here tips over into harassment or bullying.

          One of the things I really appreciate about the site and people commenting here is that contrary to some people’s accusations, we are not a cult and don’t always agree. Occasionally people have gone over the top and have been restrained only by condemnation from other commenters.

          A healthy debate needs all kinds of opinions (as well as less lying).

          • U Really That Dumb?

            The only people who’s IP or email that get posted are that of the thief, or their ‘friends’ who lie about who they are.

  • N/A

    So, you said, screenshots are o.k. to plaster all over the web?

    • U Really That Dumb?

      You better call your attorney before you post again. I’m guessing you and prison don’t go well together!

    • captain-confuzzled

      oh look, the graphic designer knows how to put a bubble on a screen shot. lmao. gotta give you credit there for originality, although putting the bubble on a screen shot that highlights that you are stealing is not the brightest thing to do.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        It’s adding to her SEO!

        • captain-confuzzled

          bwahahahahahaha

      • Helena

        This might be the most creative thing she’s done.

      • Well, Corey could now sue for Libel … unless she actually has a drinking problem that we are not aware of.

        • Helena

          Yay!

          • Marc W.

            Yay to the suing or drinking problem? Or both?

          • Helena

            Suing obvs. I wish I had time for a drinking problem.

        • Photo Stealers

          Not in the slightest.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Corey DOES have a drinking problem!
            Not enough money to buy alcohol because she’s running this site for FREE! (Donations only)…

          • Christopher C.

            I highly recommend donating. This site is not only a valuable resource, it’s also pretty good entertainment.

            I’ve already donated once and I’ll probably do it again. 🙂

          • I wish I could afford a drinking problem. 🙂
            Sake, Cabarnet Sauvignon, Cuban Rum … yummmm.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      WHY oh WHY are you refusing to answer my questions? Did you take that picture on the beach?

    • chuck knuckles

      You should post that on your facebook Jade!
      Please???

      • N/A

        What for? This site is garbage.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Garbage because you’ve been caught? Right!
          Have you looked at the other photo stealers featured here?
          Why are you refusing to answer any other questions from me?

          • You can’t fix stupid

            She doesn’t like you because she knows you are right.

        • Helena

          Only sucks if you’re a featured fauxtographer.

        • Christopher C.

          …and yet somehow much more highly-rated than your “photography” work.

      • N/A

        Chuck Knuckles? Sounds like a violent name. Suits you well.

    • You can’t fix stupid

      Yay she is back as herself. Maybe Michelle was her altered ego while she was drinking

    • You taled about libel earlier. THAT comment IS libelous in nature.

    • Christopher C.

      Why is it that you almost never see someone who has been caught stealing photos actually throw their hands up, humbly and gracefully admit their wrongdoing, apologize, right the situation with everyone they’ve wronged, and move on honorably? Instead, these people act like THEY are the victim and then attack the people who called them out on their dishonest actions in the first place?

      Oh right, because it takes a certain kind of nasty personality to steal photos and pass them off as your own in the first place. Way to reinforce your negative mindset there, sport.

      (That said, a lot of the commenters on PS could do well to be a little more honorable in their actions and commentary too. A lot of nastiness gets thrown around here, far more than necessary in a lot of cases. I understand the vitriol directed toward the offending “photographers” but the community would be infinitely better and viewed much more favorably if outgoing negativity were kept more in check.)

      • Yes some of us (plus me) can keep it a bit more civilized but the continued lying pisses me off ….personally.

      • You can’t fix stupid

        People start off civilized but as the lying gets worse and the sock puppet accounts start to appear so people become less tolerable. The more BS that the thieves spew the harsher people become.

        • Christopher C.

          That’s the BEST time to keep restrained. Shows you’re better than them and their BS.

      • Justin Case

        It takes all kinds. I hope you stick around, lend your voice when you think things are getting out of hand. Whatever it takes to make people aware that we are just NOT okay with people claiming credit for work they have not created.

        I have noticed that very few photo stealers react to direct questions or the advice that some of the more generous commenters offer. Instead, they often only show up when things get personal.

        Everyone has their breaking point. Some comments/reactions piss me off in ways that don’t bother others. I try to be very careful not to tell people how to react on an emotional issue.

        Being lied to, ignored and yes, even threatened does bring out the nastiness in some. Not right, but understandable.

    • Photo Stealers

      Yeah, I like to have a cocktail after dealing with assholes like you. *shrug*

      • U Really That Dumb?

        But, But, But…
        Side note, do not paint your nails while drunk! 😉

    • doncalifornia

      It’s almost stunning to see the level of outrage at this site flowing from an outed stealer. She’s reading every word, making judgments about why and how we could possibly want to spend any time on little ol’ her and her little ol’ lies. Instead of just saying, “Yeah, actually I am not a photographer but I want to be. I didn’t have any real work to show so I used others’ images to make up a portfolio so people would hire me. I know that’s wrong. I apologize.”

      Jada, honestly, if you look back at all the previous stealer cases, you’ll see the frauds and liars who get the most attention are those who deny and deflect, and go on the offensive. You’re making a bad situation worse. You should know, once posted, this stuff does not go away. You, and your potential clients and employers, family and friends, business colleagues, etc, will be able to come back here for YEARS and YEARS and read every single word that is here now, and see every image. Each time you lash out you are just adding to the permanent record. Each time you lie and deny you are painting your own portrait. That’s to say nothing of the possible legal and civil consequences you are facing for your actions. Really, it’s not the best idea to keep throwing gasoline on the fire.

      It’s not too late, to be frank. Look back at Chris Jones from last year. He came clean. He admitted everything (almost). He actually reaches out to stealers like you on occasion, to point out the error of your ways and help redirect your passions from attacking this site, to reassessing your own situation and doing something about it.

      Good luck to you!

  • N/A

    Do you really want to insult the people I photographed? The photos that I took, they loved, and paid for? Do you really want to ruin someone’s wedding day?

    • U Really That Dumb?

      PROVE you took the ones we asked you about! YOU CAN’T!
      Jade is a liar, thief, and fraud! End of story!

    • You can’t fix stupid

      There is nothing wrong with the people you photograph, it is HOW you photograph them.

    • chuck knuckles

      How are we insulting the people you photographed?
      Explain that accusation.

      You should ask yourself – “Do YOU really want to ruin someone’s wedding day?”

      • Helena

        Yes. Exactly this. 🙂

      • N/A

        I have excellent references. That’s all that matters. All of your hatred, accusations, and phony screenshots can’t take away the from the photos I’ve taken, the moments I’ve had and the people I’ve worked with. You’re just looking for donations for cocktails every night. Stop harassing me.

        • BullShite

          No, references DO NOT matter. TALENT matters. EXPERIENCE matters. KNOWLEDGE matters. The fact that you had to STEAL IMAGES to pad your portfolio, instead of taking pictures for free and LEARNING how to do it RIGHT, is what MATTERS. No one is “harassing” you, which is what I am SURE you will call the lawsuit one of these people you stole from could slap on you.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Why are you refusing to answer my question?

          • Helena

            Pleading the fifth?

          • U Really That Dumb?

            She is too damn dumb to realize she’s looking at over $1,000,000.00 in fines and legal costs, not to mention potential jail time for fraud. MA is notorious for prosecuting fraud cases with jail time.

          • Helena

            Ouch. Time for pre-emptive asset liquidation.

        • You have excellent bullshit. Why take down images and links unless you are guilty. If you speak the truth then stand you ground. Leave or put everything back up….I dare you.

        • You can’t fix stupid

          Phony screen shots? hahahaha since when to screen shots lie hahahaha

          • Christopher C.

            Screenshots can easily lie. It doesn’t take much to doctor a screenshot.

            I’m certainly not saying that anyone at PhotoStealers is manipulating or faking screenshots because I know this site has a lot more integrity than that. I’m just pointing out that a screenshot is just an image file, and they can very easily show whatever you want them to.

          • You can’t fix stupid

            All the screen shots I took of her page have been flagged. hahaha and yes they can be changed but I was referring to the ones here. Should have written it more clearly

          • Very very true BUT!!!! All screenshots can be verified by googles cache feature for weeks to months after removal. Google does not lie :$

          • Christopher C.

            Google’s caches don’t (typically) lie, but they can be removed. In fact, they no longer exist for this particular site.

        • chuck knuckles

          References are all that matters?
          Then why take down and hide all links and pages?

          Her internet presence has practically disappeared. Pretty soon the only thing people will find when they do a google search for Jade Media Inc is this page!

          She will certainly rebrand and reappear. She has already stated her desire “rise like a Phoenix from the ashes”.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Which shots exactly are phony? That’s not tolerated on this page!!!
          Provide links or it didn’t happen.

        • You can’t fix stupid

          Is that you talking or is that Michelle? Seems like you have had one cocktail too much

        • You can’t fix stupid

          And actually we all come here for the cool aid.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          I’m sad! You keep interacting with everyone else here and on FB. You respond, you send Msgs, etc.
          All I get is ignored!
          Why?
          I can only assume it’s because I am right and you are a thief, liar, and fraud, and can’t prove you obtained them legally!
          BTW: where are your ‘friends’ that were defending you earlier?

          • You can’t fix stupid

            All her friends are drinking cocktails.

        • Marc W.

          Everytime you mention your excellent references I think of this scene in Office Space.

        • peaceetc

          And you have no idea who the people are on this message board. For the most part, they are real, hardworking photographers who go out there and bust their butts to do their best by the clients. They don’t steal, they don’t lie, and they sure as hell don’t need to make excuses and pretend.

          You can insult people all you want (cocktails? Really?), you can flag all the comments you want, and you can create all the fake profiles you want. It’s all been done before. But it can’t change the truth. Just give up, Jada.

    • Where did anyone insult your clients?

    • I am insulted by the wedding images I did see you create. I need yo sue you for damaging my mentality 🙂

      • Marc W.

        To be honest, they aren’t that bad. They could be worse, but they are no where near the level of what Jade Media stole and tried to pass as their own. That is why she’s here.

        • You can’t fix stupid

          At least there are no images of pregnant woman on railway tracks.

        • Helena

          That’s all I said. Frankly I’d have been pissed if I’d expected the work above & got what she has actually taken, but some people are happy with that standard. I’m not happy to deliver work like that, so I don’t charge.

    • CkOne

      Forget the name calling and accusations. simple thing. 1- Copyright laws protect the owner of the photograph. which 9 out of 10 times it is the photographer. 2- using someones photo without permission can result in a lawsuit for damages even if the photo was not used for commercial purposes. (do a Google search for a blogger who was sued by a photographer because she used a photo that 1-she never claimed to own. even wrote that on her blog and 2- only used to add a little flash to a story.) 3- not being familiar with copyright law will not excuse you from being found guilty of copyright violations. Now i don’t know if the people calling you out about this drove you to take down all your site or if you looked for legal advice and found that you were in the wrong. Either way, hope you realize your mistakes and can learn from this and move on. look at this blog. a well known photographer was kicked out of several major campaigns for taking credit for other peoples work. not even fame can save you from the law.

      • BullShite

        Here is that story Jade, incase you wanted to read it:
        http://www.blogher.com/bloggers-beware-you-can-get-sued-using-photos-your-blog-my-story

        Oh and the other guy? His name is Doug Gordon. A big ol’ wetpants hotshot, and WAS going to be a rep for Nikon…. not anymore.

        http://petapixel.com/2014/06/23/doug-gordon-accused-plagiarizing-yet-lying/

        • CkOne

          Thanks bull for the links. If you read the story the blogger posted you will see that none of the reasons she (the blogger) gave excused her from having to pay. She had to get a lawyer involved and then she had to pay the lawyer and the photographer to get it resolved. Let’s say you don’t see anything wrong with “borrowing” photos until you can build up your portfolio. doesn’t matter. It is still illegal and you would be on the loosing site.

    • BullShite

      No one here is insulting the people you photographed…. you’ve already done that, as well as insulting the profession of wedding photography, by this ridiculous and pretentious notion that you have the eye, training, and experience to call yourself a professional photographer, let alone CHARGE for photography work.

      All of those photos you STOLE?
      THAT is professional QUALITY. That is an understanding of framing, and lighting, and posing, and a reflection of actual work, effort, and training….. which is why you STOLE THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE.

      The photos you took? No different from handing a relative the camera, pointing out the shutter button, and letting them loose at the wedding. They are NOT PROFESSIONAL QUALITY.

      If you believed that your photos were professional quality, and that you could gain clientele and build a strong, REPUTABLE, and sustainable business, based on your design knowledge, and your photography skills, STEALING would not only NEVER occur to you, but as an actual artist, you would never insult YOURSELF to do so.

      As laypeople, the people you shot just might be happy with what they have. But they are not the professionals. They might believe that what constitutes a good photo is something better than they can do, taken with a better camera than they own. Actually, that is typically the case….

      …..BUT YOU as a supposed “professional photographer” and a GRAPHIC FRIGGIN’ DESIGNER….. YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER.

      And the reality is you do. You just, for some reason, lack that part of your ego that says “I am NOT good enough at this yet, I am NOT ready for this yet, I have NOT learned enough yet”……. and instead you stole, and now you’ve shot a karmic bullet into your own foot, because what ever part of you still has MORALS was silenced in your need to be someone that is better than your current skills would allow.

      GROW UP AND OWN YOUR BAD CHOICES.

  • U Really That Dumb?

    If you’ve had your images stolen by Jada Benjamin of JADE MEDIA INC IN CAMBRIDGE, MA and want to reach her via email, you can use jadasb@gmail.com.
    See this site for all the proof to help you recover damages in your court case: http://stopstealingphotos.com/jade-media-cambridge-ma/

    • You can’t fix stupid

      I can see a rebrand coming soon

    • N/A

      You should remove that your violating my privacy.

      • Guest

        Ooh hello Jade aka Michelle of Jade Media Inc in Cambridge who was caught stealing

      • BullShite

        Actually Jade of Jade Media INC, S/he(?) COULD EASILY have posted your addresses in both MA and NH, but did not.
        These things are ALL public information, so it is NOT a violation or your privacy. It’s perfectly legal. If you had a mugshot (and this has happened several times) we can post that. We can post anything that is accessible public information.

      • You can’t fix stupid

        Where is Michelle? I was hoping that she would come back. I wanted to know when her sister’s wedding is and when we can see the photos. The photos that Jade Media Inc in Cambridge , who has just been caught stealing photos was going to take.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        How is that? YOU’VE posted it publicly…

        • Christopher C.

          Since those two things are unrelated to her photography business, it probably isn’t cool to post those. Anyone who wants to find that information can find it on their own, since it IS publicly available. But that’s not really what this site is about.

          It’s far more appropriate to post the contact information that IS associated with her photography business.

          Name: Jada Benjamin
          Email: jademediasolutions@gmail.com
          Phone: (617) 602-6299

          Failing that, contact her web host.

          Name: GoDaddy, Inc.
          Phone: (480) 505-8809
          Email: abuse@godaddy.com

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Yes, AND, she claimed it was private information. That’s the evidence that it isn’t.

          • Christopher C.

            I’m not saying it isn’t, I’m saying it’s a little better to go through related, established channels. That’s all. 🙂

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Jade, here is your ‘friend’s’ info as well. Just in case you forgot which emails you’ve already used.

          • Christopher C.

            I’m not sure if you’re now trying to say that I’m Jade too, but I promise I’m not.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            NO! I know you’re not. I’m saying she flagged one of your comments to get it removed.

          • Christopher C.

            Oh, ok. I don’t understand how that relates to your screenshot, but now I’m amused. 🙂

            Which of my comments was flagged?

          • U Really That Dumb?

            She’s flagging anything with:
            1) proof she stole
            2) her name or info to try and stop the SEO

          • Helena

            Refresh for the attachment. Disqus is a bit buggy.

          • Justin Case

            Mostly, I agree with you Christopher. I think personal information should stay that way. I bet each and every one of us has put something on the net at some point that we would regret having shared on a page which shows the world our bad behavior.

            That said, there are times when it is appropriate. Many of the people who appear on these pages have spread their fraud on multiple sites and platforms – including on personal social media accounts. Phone numbers and addresses can help those searching for hidden accounts, do background checks, etc. And as we have seen so many times, the photo-stealing behavior is often just the tip of the iceberg.

          • captain-confuzzled

            exactly, and wonderfully explained!

          • U Really That Dumb?

            BTW Christopher, she’s flagged your comments as well. She’s a classy chick!

          • Helena

            Is there anyone who hasn’t had comments flagged?

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Honestly, I doubt it.

          • Helena

            Ha! Excellent. Good work Jada Benjamin of Jade Media Inc in Cambridge, MA.

          • Wes Jones

            How can you tell if a comment has been flagged? I feel left out.

          • Helena

            Ask a mod nicely. 🙂

      • Jada Benjamin of JADE MEDIA INC IN CAMBRIDGE, MA and want to reach her via email, you can use jadasb@gmail.com
        “It is public information you posted publicly which gives us the right to post it where we like”

      • You can’t fix stupid

        Why Jada Benjamin from Jade Media Inc in Cambridge? You have posted that on a public page, just like this page is public. But this page is for photographers who have stolen images.

      • V323

        Oh FFS it’s YOU’RE. YOU’RE YOU’RE YOU’RE. When you steal other people’s work…there IS no privacy!

      • You made it public when you posted it.

  • Marc W.

    Yeah, it looks like she took down all the stolen images, as far as I can tell. She can’t deny that they were up there before, though.

    • Helena

      But the screen caps are phony according to her… *head desk*

      • Marc W.

        Yes, she’s in her own little world. We might not be able to help her with that delusion.

        • Helena

          There’s also ego. She thinks we’re all jealous of her amazing photography skillz.

          • Christopher C.

            BUT BUT… REFERENCES.

  • Photo Stealers

    In case you are curious, Jade = N/A and Michelle below.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Watch out! She’s going to flag your comment as well! 🙂

    • SHOCKED!!! ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED!!!!

  • PSA: there is no such thing as “open source images”

    Now if you say the images are “Public Domain” that is a different story but then again Jada is not smart enough to know that

    “open source as a development model promotes a universal access via free license to a product’s design or blueprint, and universal redistribution of that design or blueprint, including subsequent improvements to it by anyone.” ~wikipedia

  • peaceetc

    Jada/Jade/Michelle/NA:

    Congrats on finally learning the difference between libel and slander! I knew you could do it. Good job. Next step: learning about how copyright works! It can be a bit of a dry read, but if you stick with it, I think you’ll learn a lot.

    Congrats on figuring out how to post under multiple profiles, too! Your tech skills are really quite impressive. Too bad you couldn’t figure out that pesky IP address thing, though. Oooh, so close. Better luck next time.

    I see you have a pretty high opinion of yourself, as your “Michelle” profile indicates. That’s great. I hope someday your actual abilities can catch up with that ego, because then you just might be able to be legitimate and won’t feel the need to steal others’ work. Keep plugging away, Jada. Might I suggest doing the work yourself, though, instead of stealing others’ images? It’s kind of a crazy idea, but it just might work. At least, that’s what I’ve heard.

    A question — you’re a graphic designer, right? That means you have an eye for visual detail. Those images you stole — do they really look like the photos you’ve actually shot yourself? I mean, really? Because I’m just not seeing it. Do you not see the difference in lighting, composition, etc.? Do you think those stolen images fairly represented your abilities as a photographer? Sure, eye of the beholder and all that, but… really?

    Anyway, good luck with the whole copyright thing, and with improving your photography skills. That’s a lifelong process, you know, so don’t ever think good enough is good enough. Seriously, Jada, if you want to make it as a photographer, you have a hell of a lot of work ahead of you. Shortcuts never, ever work, and they always cost more in the end. Always. I’d say your entry on here is proof positive of that. And remember, Jada — Google doesn’t forget. This site will remain long after you stop with your lies and fake profiles. It will stand testament to the kind of person you have chosen to be.

    • Lindsay11

      Love it when you lecture!

      • peaceetc

        Heh… thanks, Lindsay. My post was a lot more sarcastic than usual, but this lady is annoying me. Her cleverness is underwhelming.

  • Wes Jones

    Is this the same person? http://society6.com/jademedia

    • Helena

      Yes.

  • Monica Lewis

    Is anyone else having issues seeing this page?

    • Just a Girl

      Someone is trying to hack the PS website so it’s experiencing issues.

      • Monica Lewis

        Thanks 🙂

      • BullShite

        It’s been like this on and off since early this morning too. Some little bitch is pissed they were exposed!

  • Abby S

    Does anyone know how to get in touch with her now? She breached a contract she had with me for my wedding and I want to find her so that either she can give me what I paid for, or I can take her to court. She seems to be trying to disappear

    • Me, Myself and I

      Try this? Might be a bit dated.

      Administrative Contact Name: Jada Benjamin
      Administrative Contact Address1: 6 North Ave
      Administrative Contact City: Derry
      Administrative Contact State/Province: New Hampshire
      Administrative Contact Postal Code: 03038
      Administrative Contact Country: United States
      Administrative Contact Country Code: US
      Administrative Contact Phone Number: +1.6176026299
      Administrative Contact Email: @gmail.com

    • Jasmine

      Help? I am in the same boat. “Jade” from First Sight Forever broke contract with me as well and I don’t know what to do from here…

      • Abby S

        Do you have her contact information? Honestly I just kept emailing her and I did end up threatening to take her to court for breaching our contract. After that she sent me everything I paid for. I had no further contact from her though.

      • a

        I really wish I had seen this before I booked her
        not only did she breach our contract, she misrepresented the quality of her work
        I have already contacted a lawyer. I don’t have time for her BS.
        she gave a 1 week turn around which turned into one month and she doesn’t respond to email phones or texts
        i didn’t even ask for such a quick turn around. she has no sense of time she showed up over an hour late to the event claiming it was traffic where as she lived 1 town over and it was a Saturday afternoon

  • Justin Case

    And this, dear friends, is the very reason this site has to exist.
    Yet another fraud who has cheated someone out of not just money, but the chance to have a record of a once-in-a-lifetime event. Despicable.

  • April

    I knew her a few years back. Her name is Jada Benjamin. She’s on Facebook as Jada Meadow.

  • Shana

    Hi everyone, So I am having a verrrry similar experience with her as everyone else here. I hired her back in June. Paid in full by my wedding date (end of July). She told me there would be a 2 week turn around for my wedding video and since then she has made several deadlines that she continues to miss unapologetically. In fact, she instead makes excuses about caring for her young child, that she is moving, and has other new clients to get to so she needs more time. Given that it’s now October, I’ve grown frustrated and doubtful that I will ever get my wedding video. Obviously I am sad because it’s my wedding day. But does anyone have any advice as to how to get her to stop doing this to people? Also, do any of you know of her “assistant” who actually puts the videos together? HELP PLEASE

    • Celine (peaceetc)

      Shana, I am so sorry this has happened to you. The best I can suggest is contacting a lawyer. I assume you signed a contract when you hired her. Even if you didn’t, I believe there’s an implied contract, and a lawyer can help you sort through your options. A letter from a lawyer might be enough to get her going, or you might have to take her to small claims court. I know that’s an added expense, but I’m not sure there are other options.

      I don’t know her assistant’s info. I apologize. Good luck getting your wedding video. I sincerely hope you succeed, and congratulations on your wedding.

      • Shana

        Thank you for responding! This is such a tough and sad situation. I have already reached out to her “assistant” and she is willing to discuss things with me. She also got the sense that Jade was sketchy and fraudulent so I am interested to hear what her experience has been. I just want her to know who she has been working with. Just trying to help keep this malpractice away from future couples. It’s a terrible thing to ruin someone’s wedding day.

        • Celine (peaceetc)

          Warning others is important, which is really why this site exists. I know better than to expect Jade or others like her to change their ways, so the best we can do is to make people aware of it so they can make their own informed decisions regarding their services.

          Again, I hope she comes through and you get your video. Good luck with the assistant, too.