Time to Sparkle Photo Design AKA TTS Photo Design AKA Once Upon a Picture in Vineland, NJ

Website: http://www.timetosparklephotography.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/TTS-Photo-Design-LLC/215052625232087
Facebook Business Profile:  https://www.facebook.com/timeto.sparklephotography
Etsy:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/TTSPhotoDesign
Website:  http://www.onceuponapicturenj.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/onceuponapicturenj?fref=ts

I literally have a headache from working on this submission.  When you are caught using images that aren’t yours on your website, the answer is not to call it “inspiration” for a class and act like it’s not a big deal.  You remove the images and apologize.  Obviously since you are reading this, that’s not what happened and the images are still up (AND FOR SALE!) on her website but she has changed the wording to reflect these are “inspiration” just don’t mind that pesky © TTS Photo Design beneath the image.  You can read the saga go down on TTS’s Facebook here.   Don’t worry, I have a PDF just in case.

NSFW warning for anyone browsing at work due to the boudoir images. 

Update 06/12/2014

Updated with new business name and addresses.

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Note that there are no “messages to the instructor” nor any wording letting people know this is inspiration in her portfolio, not her work.

The gallery showing all of the images below.  Note the missing “inspiration” and notes to the instructor that were added in later.  There also was not originally a password but I believe there is now.

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  • typeaimages

    18,000 + “likes” ?!?!?! Holy shit…..

    • Kensie Malmfeldt

      I was just thinking the same thing. Not to be rude, but I am not impressed with the image quality. Were they bought?

      • typeaimages

        It has to be something of that nature. I’m not really sure how “purchased likes” work….but how on God’s Green Earth would she amass over 18,000 “likes” on work like that? Again, like you, not to be outright rude….but just calling a spade a spade.

        • C Sab

          Speaking the truth is never rude.

      • BullShite

        From the looks of it, it is mostly friends and family that have used her “services”.

    • Ferrerfoto

      Given what her non-stolen images looks like, I am willing to bet that she bought the majority of those likes.

      • dripper68

        Her pictures are terrible. I can’t believe someone would pay to have such shoddy work.

        • Just a Girl

          She should have left the color ones on her FB alone. Once she turned them into B&W the focus issues became real obvious. BUT of course shes gonna use her disclaimer to cover it up ” Images uploaded to Facebook will appear grainy and or blurry.”

    • Just a Girl

      She HAD to have bought them… this is from her Like Info
      December 8, 2013Most Visited Week (7 people)

    • C Sab

      They were definitely bought. Look at how many people actually interact with her page out of 18000. It’s kinda obvious.

    • Kira Silvers

      You can always buy “likes” on a Facebook page. Doesn’t mean they are true “likes.”

  • Just a Girl

    I hear a train acoming..coming round the bend…. Oh wait.. already came. What a screwed up train wreck. What an arrogant AND ignorant person. I about fell off my chair when I read that the REAL photographer should be flattered to have her photo used.
    TIME TO SPARKLE PHOTO DESIGN AKA TTS PHOTO DESIGN IN VINELAND, NJ Is nothing but an immature photo stealer
    . This one is gonna be fun…

  • Shannon

    That couple in the ad – I just saw them today on an Upworthy post on FB…

  • OtterMatt

    Astonishing. Just astonishing. Seriously, fighting against everyone we’ve seen before, but the fact that the facebook page is still up is amazing to me. We have a stubborn streak that may end up being worth of the Hall of Shame here.

  • dripper68

    By the looks of some of her pictures, its no wonder she stole. They’re terrible. Lighting, framing, etc.

  • Just a Girl

    A ton of Selective Coloring on her website….. me thinks she needs to try something else- like learning REAL photography.

  • Just a Girl

    She wasnt even listed here when she pulled the bully card! If anything her friends were doing the bullying. Jesus people… you really need to get out of Jersey abit more if you think her photos are good. Even the difference between the photos on her personal page and the one listed here are vast.

    • BullShite

      She’s a typical spoiled Daddy’s girl with a “hobby”. I mean, she’s in every other one of his pictures. Something tells me hard work, practice, trial and error are not a thing in her vocabulary.
      https://www.facebook.com/anthony.capano.98

      • C Sab

        Neither are talent or skill.

  • Joseph Philbert
  • doncalifornia

    I love how many stealers resort to the “I was using those shots in a workshop” routine. Honestly? If you don’t edit, crop, color correct, resize the photo or make any changes to it whatsoever, so it looks exactly like where you swiped it in the first place, what in the world are you being graded on? Tina, you wanted to make sure your workshop professor saw them before locking the gallery, but the question is, what is your professor supposed to be seeing? Photos which you didn’t take or edit in any way? My BS meter just exploded.

  • Just a Girl

    Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd the link to the original review is gone and so are all of the comments!

  • peaceetc

    From what I understand, there’s supposed to be a screen cap of a stolen template she’s selling on her Etsy page posted above. Can anyone see it, or am I just special? Either way, this extends beyond just photos.

    • Norman Beer

      That could land her in prison… They LOVE daddy’s girls. Even ones from NJ…

  • Norman Beer

    The problem with her lies is she WAS contacted before the review! Then came up with the Assistant BS before moving on to the professor made me do it. Really? An actual college professor? That school needs to loose its accreditation! Yes, a distinct possibility if the professor is actually telling students to steal images.

    Her little friends and family are as clueless as she is. That or brainwashed.

    I certainly hope enough of the people she stole from not only go after her Zenfolio account (yup, they could ban her) but after every penny her daddy has given her. Especially since she’s selling other people’s Work.

    She’s probably not sleeping and trying to figure out how to clean up this mess. Or at least threaten and lie her way out of it. Is it time for PS BINGO?

    • Helena

      I can’t believe that a college professor told her to do it either. I’ve said this before, I did a beginners photography class last year (pre-requisite for my portrait class), and copyright was covered on the first day!

      • BullShite

        She CLAIMS she went through a bunch of classes on copyright. I don’t know maybe she did, and just texted through it?

        • Helena

          Or slept maybe? Copyright was covered very briefly in our class but somehow that 10 minutes managed to get through to everyone. Bizzare right?

    • Photo Stealers

      Norm, she’s blaming a workshop instructor, not a professor from what I’ve seen but there’s been a lot tossed out there.

  • RutgersLRudy82

    So you people realize how many people kill themselves each year because of bulling? I’ve followed the entire post from start to end. (both on FB and here) She’s a little white girl from southern new jersey who obviously has no clue how to work a zenfolio account. If she wanted to use the photos as a discussion piece for her class, she should have just screen shot them and emailed them to her group or whatever. Even made the gallery private to only her workshop crew or classmates. I once had to something similar for my composition class. Had to find images that reflected the current topic and why the photos embody perfect examples of the key photography elements. But rather than adding them to a gallery, we just uploaded our findings to the class messaging board. The only thing I will side with this person about is the fact that its true, they never listed the gallery on their website or advertised them as their own. If you look at the site, they don’t even offer boudoir photos. The only way to find this gallery is to search keywords on the site or a reverse google image search. This is one case that I have to say doesn’t deserve all the attention. There are real thieves out there slapping their watermark on our images and posting them as their own! Those are the people that need to be taught a lesson. Not little girls who don’t know how to adjust the visibility of a proofing gallery. At least she is going to school to try and make her crap photos better! Seeing all the shit you people are writing, its no wonder the thread has been deleted. Stay tuned, I’m working on my latest post about an AZ photographer who stole one of my wedding images. When I did some recon and saw the whole gallery… he was dumb enough to steal an Annie Leibovitz image!! I can’t imagine the amount of lawsuits he is going to be facing! Should have this train wreck up for you shortly!

    • Norman Beer

      Did you read her BS responses and attacks? She lied about everything. She WAS contacted before the review. She chose to ignore it.. Then blamed everyone else.

      • Photo Stealers

        She didn’t ignore the email, she used that email to change her wording on her proofing gallery and to password the gallery.

        • Marc W.

          Solution: Dropbox. No tie to your website. Done.

    • MPR1776

      Cut the freakin’ bullying crap, first and foremost, there are people out there who are really being bullying and you diminish the damage done to their real situations by using that word indiscriminately to describe pointing out people who are ultimately responsible for wrong doing. If your statement were correct it would be impossible to even report a news story about someone who committed a crime because it would be classified as bullying. Every case where someone steals another person’s work is deserving of being outed, especially if they refuse to remove the images and instead make the section password protected so they can continue their deception. Those boudoir images all have the word ‘Proof’ plastered across them, this is what a photographer does to prevent people from not paying the photographer for work they have done. Slapping a proof watermark on an image you did not take to promote a class on a subject you have no working knowledge on is stealing and fraud.

    • BullShite

      Um… you totally forgot to mention that she was selling other people’s work as her own. That is seriously, stupidly, illegal. What about that??

    • Joseph Philbert

      I am a bully 🙂

      • Norman Beer

        For the truth!

      • Justin Case

        actually, if I read her message above correctly, you’re just a ‘bull’
        Olé!

    • Photo Stealers

      If her photos are “crap” as you say, why is your only Facebook like of her business? Why was your account created yesterday? Why is your profile image of a dentist and his family in California yet your IP is in Vineland, New Jersey?

      Try again, Tina. Next time without fake accounts and more stolen images.

      • BullShite

        I think we all knew it was her, but you try to be sensitive when you are dealing with the special people. 😉

      • Joel A

        I just slow clapped to this reply. Love it.

      • SJ_ARTGUY

        Well after seeing this I wonder how many of the other 18,000 likes are fake profiles. Maybe all of these happy friends and clients aren’t real after all.Kind of sad to think about.

        • BullShite

          They are mostly fake. You can purchase “likes” on facebook. Just ask Brett of the famous Brett and Jizelle! LOL.

      • Helena

        Replies to accusations of being a thief with a profile with a stolen photo. That’s pretty spectacular!

      • doncalifornia

        LOL, LOL, LOL

    • C Sab

      If you’re gonna make a fake account, don’t include your University’s name in the username. I mean really?

    • Helena

      Don’t offer boudoir shoots? Really?!
      http://www.modelmayhem.com/2436426

      Oops!

  • Just a Girl
  • Kym Zwick

    I wonder how Bruno Mars would feel about her using his music on her website too… smh!!

  • Norman Beer

    On her one business page (that she has setup as a personal page) she claims she’s going to Rutgers. They have a student code of conduct and ethics clause. Falsely accusing your professor would get you kicked out in a heartbeat. This could be her last day as a student there AND all of the money she spent would be wasted because they would void all of her prior classes.

    • Joseph Philbert

      Wait she is accusing her professor? Smh

      • Norman Beer

        He DID tell her to do it… Or so she claims.
        https://www.facebook.com/timeto.sparklephotography

      • Photo Stealers

        Actually no, she’s blaming a workshop host.

        • Marc W.

          The workshop host told her to “collect images”. That’s all fine and dandy and is a non-issue. She put it up on her website / gallery hosting / etc that’s the line.

        • BullShite

          Well the person who teaches photography at Rutgers is Ken Hohing. (khohing@camden.rutgers.edu) I’m trying to find out how many years experience he has, and if it’s “over 30” or close to, it’s probably our guy. My college often offered side “workshops” in addition to the regular art classes we could take that expanded on what we were learning in class. I am wondering if this is the case, because she might not even have to be enrolled in the college to take them.

          I am trying to specifically find workshops in the area in NJ, but I am not having much luck so far. BONUS: Type in Vineland NJ and Photography, and a few links down this website shows! So people don’t even have to be looking specifically for Tina to have this show up! Major LULZ.

          Of course the whole excuse could be one big fat lie. But it’s worth checking out, and as many fauxtogs here claim, to day at work I have “nothing better to do”. Haha!

          • Lindsay11

            Did anyone ever contact this professor and get his side of the story? Would be interesting…

        • Photo Stealers

          Apparently where she blamed a professor was deleted. Dangit.

  • She’s only an hour south of me!

  • SJ_ARTGUY

    I would like to read the facebook discussion that went down. She has since removed it. Does anyone have a capture of it?

  • Justin Case

    Just out of curiosity, how DID she get caught? Was it Megan Pisha who started all this on her facebook? Not that it matters, since her response is as telling as her stealing, but I’m just wondering.

    • Photo Stealers

      I’m not sure what the root of it was but Megan was contacted about her images being on TTS’s website. She contacted Time to Sparkle via their contact on their website and didn’t receive a reply. A day later the gallery name had been changed to include “inspiration” but the images were still up (so it’s pretty plain the email was received) so she came to me and also posted that review.

      • SJ_ARTGUY

        I also realized that not only does she have the website posted at the top (http://www.timetosparklephotography.com/) but she also has a website http://www.ttsphotodesign.com/. Why two websites? Something is a bit off with this company.

        • BullShite

          Perhaps she anticipated getting busted? Either way, she mentions “stock photos are used”…. uh-huh. That’s a little convenient.

          Site is under construction. Please bare with us while some of our pages and information are missing and stock photos are used. Please use http://www.timetosparklephotographery.com until this site is offically launched in late May 2014! Thank you!

          • doncalifornia

            I’m guessing she doesn’t realize the new site will be under scrutiny too. She, unfortunately for her, took the wrong route in dealing with this issue, and won herself a permanent enshrinement on the Wall of Shame. Ya kinda can’t outrun that. I’m curious to see what her new and improved site looks like.

    • Megan

      Justin, Someone contacted me from her town and sent me the link to my stolen images. Photo Stealers contacted me after my review. I did send a message to her website first asking her to remove the photos and she sent me a message on fb saying “Every single image was captured and edited by myself or one of my 7 second shooters. If an employee of mine posted an image with my company name on it that was not their own work, I need to know so I can take appropriate action.” I didn’t respond. She then changed her story and added all that stuff about a class. I haven’t responded to any of the crazy posts except with my one screen shot showing the stolen gallery. I don’t want my client’s privacy to be invaded any more and her friends and clients are posting bad reviews on a totally unrelated FB site of mine.

      • Justin Case

        thanks Megan. For what it’s worth, her reaction alone merits her being posted here. But she also cropped out watermarks, which puts the lie to the idea that they were for a ‘workshop.’

      • BullShite

        Haha. I can’t believe she pulled the “employee” card. The “teacher told me to” is a new one though. It’s a shame that she not only behaves like this, her “supporters” do as well. The good news is now you have more people on YOUR side than she could ever imagine.

        • MLee Kneer

          We are Sooooooo overdue for a new excuse. This is getting boring! It’s always inspiration and the employees. Doesn’t anyone have an imagination of their own anymore?
          Wait… that was a pretty stupid question considering the situation.
          Never Mind.

          • you actually made me lol.

          • doncalifornia

            LOL yep, imagination is the thing most lacking in these individuals. We can not expect thoughtful excuses from people stealing pictures to fill up holes in their lack of thought.

        • Photo Stealers

          Actually the teacher thing has been used before – CJ used that as an excuse at one point claiming that the teacher provided the images he used for their assignments.

          • BullShite

            Aaaah I missed that one! 😉

      • Megan …. please, please,please, please sue her … pretty please with sugar on top?

    • SJ_ARTGUY

      After reading all this I did some research. I don’t know whether the real photographer did a reverse search or a name search. But I did a google search myself. IF you just type in the name of TTS Photo Design. Google returns a direct link to the boudior gallery. Only difference is now the gallery is made private. Funny thing is thumbnail for the gallery was changed and is quiet arrogant to say the least.

      • Just a Girl

        Yesterday if you clicked on Image on Google’s page it showed a couple of the actual photos.

      • peaceetc

        Stalkers? Really? I and others made every effort to explain to her why those photos needed to come down and should never have been uploaded in the first place. Yet she acts like the one who’s been wronged. Not to mention that stolen template and images on her Etsy page. What a classy person she is.

      • Helena

        “The images of yours that I stole are NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!”

        Ummmmm….. *brain asplodes*

  • Big Ron

    Okay, I’m just going to play Devil’s Advocate. What if this person thought Megan was talking about all the regular photos and galleries that are on her page. If Megan specifically said she was talking about her boudoir images, then Tina (?) should have realized what she was talking about, but without the mention of boudoir images, I’d probably have the same reaction.

    Now on to her boudoir gallery. My money says her galleries have a default (like mine) that any new sub-galleries will automatically be offered for sale. You have to click a switch to turn that off. Let’s just say she gathered those pictures in what she thought was a private gallery and just forgot to turn the “sale” switch off. That’s believable to me. Now if she added her logo to the picture, obviously that’s a problem. It looks like she cropped out the “Pretty Fear Bride” (?) in that last boudoir shot, and it looks like the only image she cropped — so that could be a flag for an issue. Unless it’s imminently evident that she was trying to sell these pictures, I think it’s possible that she was in reality gathering these pics for inspiration and needed them online to share with her instructor. No need to bludgeon me, I’m just trying to figure this out myself.

    • MPR1776

      Then why change the title to ‘inspiration’ instead of shutting off the for sale part?

    • Megan

      She added the watermark “PROOF’ to them all…

    • BullShite

      Good god. Every stinking time there has to be SOMEONE “well what if”. The LAW doesn’t give a damn about “what if”. It’s pretty CLEAR.

      EXPLAIN HER ETSY PAGE THEN. Was that a “mistake”??

    • Helena

      If it was an honest mistake then she would have complied with the photographer’s request, took the photos down, and stored them elsewhere where her professor could see them. Instead, she behaved like a spoilt brat, lied and denied, and then hid the album instead of doing as the copyright owner had asked.

      But lets face it, it wasn’t a mistake. It was completely intentional. If she wanted to share photos with someone running a workshop or a college professor, she would have used a private sharing service like dropbox or google drive, not an indexed and searchable gallery on her website that she uses for her own work!

      • Justin Case

        As a university instructor, I completely agree. I ask students to post images online ALL THE TIME (usually their own work, but sometimes images that we might use to illustrate a particular topic, so it does happen). I get images by email, dropbox, posted on a flickr account, a wordpress blog for class) but I have NEVER had anyone post a collection of images to a business website.
        It really looks to me like she was hoping to break in to the boudoir field and made a section of her portfolio that people could access if they knew where to look.

        • Helena

          We were sometimes asked to bring in images for our classes. I would bookmark links, store them on an SD card, dropbox etc so I could show them without displaying them on a public website. The fact this is even being used as an excuse is unbelievable.

          • Joseph Philbert

            I agree there is never a need to up load “inspiration” images on your website.

          • Helena

            I do look online for inspiration. It’s great practice to try and recreate the lighting from great photos, but why not just save a link, or the image to your computer or flash drive?

        • Education, critique, editorial … those are all covered by fair use to an extent …
          – Selling prints? Nope.
          – Creating derivative works (re-cropping) nope.
          – Removing watermarks (DMCA violation and moral rights violation)

          Her “excuses” are pretty lame.

    • Justin Case

      she also cropped the ‘boudoirinbloom’ watermark out as well. It’s a bullshit excuse, and you just DON’T put up images ‘for a workshop’ on your business website. If you do, and it ‘accidentally’ is open to anyone and links to a ‘pay for print’ section, then you’re too stupid to be doing business on the internet.

      • I know Justin knows this but for people reading this … that’s an AUTOMATIC 2500$ to 25000$ fine under the digital Millennium copyright Acts provisions on circumventing rights management information as established by

        http://artlawjournal.com/3-reasons-to-use-a-digital-watermark/

      • doncalifornia

        Yes, I imagine that if my workshop teacher said to gather photos for inspiration to try to emulate later… I wouldn’t be cropping out watermarks. End of story.

    • Photo Stealers

      I’d go along with this possibly being an error in judgement if Tina/Time to Sparkle would have removed the images when she was alerted to the “mistake.” I also would give her the benefit of the doubt had she of not changed her story multiple times. So far it’s been for a class in college, for a workshop she’s taking and a second shooter who accidentally must have loaded the images. Then there’s the whole issue of her reselling Squijoo’s templates on her Etsy site. That’s not a mistake.

      • peaceetc

        That’s the sum total of it. I gave her the benefit of the doubt yesterday when it seemed she didn’t know better, but not any longer.

      • The Etsy thing REALLY destroys any argument she could make. Someone PLEASE sue her.

      • Helena

        Not to mention photoshop brushes that were made by other people too.

        • Photo Stealers

          Oh really? I didn’t dig too deep.

          • Helena

            The Christmas tree brushes seem to have been posted by lileya.deviant art.com but I imagine they come from clip art. Still shonky to then package up and sell them. Most people offer brushes for free!

          • Helena

            Looking at her past etsy sales, she also sold easter brushes that she didn’t create, seeing as some of the brush packs I found that matched were being offered for free in 2009.
            http://bestdesignoptions.com/?p=2175

          • captain-confuzzled

            and it appears that the brushes are now gone from the shop…hmmm, what do you suppose that tells us? admission of guilt?

          • Helena

            Abso-bloody-lutely! Also shows precedent with regards to selling the boudoir shots. That said, she allegedly doesn’t offer boudoir shoots, but actually does according to her model mayhem page which was last updated last August.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Say it aint so….. smh

        • Joseph Philbert

          Wait she is reselling photoshop brushes she did not create? Smh

          • Helena

            Are you really shocked?

      • doncalifornia

        The reason I never have been fooled by her is this: When her story was that those shots were up there for a teacher to see, for a class or a workshop, the question this begs is: Why? Tina didn’t shoot those photos, and Tina didn’t edit those photos. Since they were posted pretty much as they were found, for what purpose would she be putting them in a gallery for her instructor to see? They are not her work. Was it to show she can swipe photos from all over the internet? If I take a class, or a workshop, there is no earthly reason for me to upload anything but my own shots. In other words, there was no professor, no instructor, for whom those shots were posted. It’s bull. Benefit of the doubt? None.

        • Justin Case

          well, Don, she did prove she knows how to use the crop tool.

    • Just a Girl

      Does a price for each photo default in there too?

    • Justin Case

      Just gonna throw this out there: she claimed she didn’t know that the images could be made private, but she knows how to do that for her client images.
      From this image below saved by Google cache on the 22nd when she only had 10 images uploaded, they were already protected. Did she really forget how to secure the folder between the 22nd and yesterday?

      • Joseph Philbert

        I call BS

      • GOOD catch! Don’t these morons see that the more they lie and fight, the more we dig!?

  • Like most photostealers, you see why she stole images.

    http://www.timetosparklephotography.com/cdn/pub/franed2-z7hf/0/null/m/yfnmktynw_ip0tftwmz1/s5/v119/p1022898882-5.jpg

    No idea how to do fill flash … none at all …

    Little hint, set your camera for your background then adjust your flash output to fill in your subject. It’s not rocket science. Based on the shadows on the boys face, the flash was off camera anyways (off to the right of the frame) so most likely in manual mode.

    • SJ_ARTGUY

      Not sure how but that link is saying access denied. You are either magical or she is blocking everything on her page now

      • Works for me on the PC using Chrome but not on my Android phone using Chrome.

      • Ok … let’s try this again … stupid Disqus … here is the image I was talking about.

        WHY WON’T I T UPLOAD!!!

        • Joseph Philbert

          Why are you so angry …. Bully (sarcasm)

  • Justin Case

    Just to clarify a few details: according to her old ‘About’ page, Tina graduated from Rutgers in 2010, so this is NOT for a university course, and I don’t know any photo workshop that gives grades or ‘credit’ for doing assignments.

    from her old ‘About’ page:

    A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MY CREATIVE BACKGROUND AND STYLE…

    I graduated from Rutgers University in 2010, where I had taken only a couple photography courses

    and
    instantly fell in love with composition and the technical aspects of
    photography. I started incorporating what I had learned in my graphic
    design courses into photography, such as editing

    and design. A few months after I graduated, a couple I went to college with asked if I would shoot

    their engagement pictures and from that I quickly got referrals to photograph several families,

    children, and engagements. In 2012 and 2013, I shot and assisted with 25 weddings in the South

    ersey, Philadelphia area. This year I plan on focusing on weddings, boudoir, and portraits, and

    continue to develop my style of photography, which I would describe as bright, timeless, and

    romantic. I am always searching for new and creative shots & intimate moments that the average

    eye may miss. I blend photojournalism with a contemporary style of relaxed & natural moments

    to tell your unique story.

    • captain-confuzzled

      love the future copyright!

      • Justin Case

        could very well be. But if she just started in mid-2010, with just a couple of college photo classes for backgound, how does she end up in 2014 with 7 ’employees’ and ‘second shooters?’ And what is she doing at the New York Institute?

        And she has (2) pinterest accounts, instagram, twitter, a tumblr and she really, REALLY couldn’t find a better place to put her ‘inspiration’ images?

        Every time I almost buy it, I find another contradiction.

    • Joseph Philbert

      From what I see from her work … She slept through the composition part

  • Liam

    Gear for sale! Retirement?

    • JJ Jamison

      What a bunch of self-righteous pompass asses on here. I get the whole ousting theft of photos, but is it really necessary to tear a person to shreds? What does her posting a friends gear have to do with anything and why is it necessary to tear her apart, including posting your put downs on her work. Or is this how you feel better about your own? I have looked several of you up and to be completely frank, I’m not seeing anything spectacular on your pages/sites. Even the page owner, Corey, nothing wow there either. Yup, good shots here and there, but nothing that would give any of you the right to tear another human to shreds. If it is your work stolen, then you have a right to handle it. If not, sure, list it here, show your proof, and limit it to that. Killing a persons spirit is so wrong and I just don’t see how you can feel good about yourselves. I know most of you will get your jollies out of this, but I am hoping it affects one or two to the point that you think twice about what you say.

      • PleaseStop

        I love how you liked Corey Ann’s Facebook page if she’s nothing wow.

        And the proof has already been listed and shown.

        • JJ Jamison

          But you can’t leave it at the proof and the actual offense? You want to brow beat a person down? I did like the page, for a reason, and that reason was not because I liked her work. We are sitting here now laughing at the recent engagement photos on there. The couple looks like plastic in one shot, green eyes in one, then blue eyes in another, and over sharpened to beat hell. Maybe she and a few of you are spending too much time on here beating people up and not enough time honing your own skills. Just an observation and it seems this is the place to air them. I think I will start looking around for a page that shreds people that shred other people. Whatever, more important things to do than spend time with you perfect people. Good night and God have mercy on you when the day comes.

          • Melinda Potter

            Oh NO! you just completely shredded another human being. You tore Corey Ann apart. You tore her to shreds and beat her up!!! How could you?! Oh wait a minute you were just discussing her photography business… oops I got carried away there for a minute.

          • BullShite

            I have never seen such BULLYING! Do you know people commit suicide every day because of online bullying? Why are you being such a hater? Why can’t everyone just be positive? You obviously have nothing better to do with your time than pick on people that just made an innocent mistake! Oh and the CHILDREN!! Why are you picking on innocent children?

          • BullShite

            …….and Jesus! Don’t forget Jesus!

          • “When the day comes” if there’s a god (there isn’t), I’ll be ready to take a kick ass portrait of him. Melinda will probably steal that photo can claim it as her own. Maybe even try to sell it.
            SMH
            I find it odd you try to tear people down in the same paragraph you talk about god… you see how that might, um, be, um contradictory. SMH even more.
            PS feel free to send Melinda to my website, she might learn something. http://www.alborrelli.com

          • GOD CARD! Who has that on their bingo card?

          • Michael Goolsby

            Jesus christ, more “god have mercy” crap.

          • CrackerJacker

            If the person acknowledges what they’ve done and take steps to remedy it, there’s remarkably little shredding done. When the person make multiple excuses, tries to deflect blame, attacks the people who found the offense, etc., yes, it can get ugly. We’ve seen stupid and know its face. If you wind up here, it’s not because you made a mistake, it’s because you didn’t act like an adult when you are first contacted about your photo stealing.

          • Peter

            You had to play the God card didn’t you.

            Random observation the only God card I’ve ever seen played by in all of these episodes in a Christian God card. I guess all the other religions know not to use their God as a cop out for theft.

          • CrackerJacker

            Ganesh made me do it!

          • Helena

            LOL!

          • BullShite

            If you were to judge Judeo-Christian behavior based solely on the religious thieves and their supporters, you would be led to believe that this was a religion of thieves, liars, apologists, and excuse makers.

            Maybe I studied (and later rejected, but that is neither here nor there) a totally different Bible than the one’s these Christians (don’t bother to read) have but the last time I checked it was culturally accepted that stealing was a sin, lying was a sin, using God’s name in the perpetration of either is a sin, and asking forgiveness, as well as forgiving those who have harmed you is the highest, humble achievement.

            But whatever. I am just a heathen, religionless mortal, who does not steal, apologizes when I am wrong, and does not forgive an unrepentant jerk. What do I know?

          • Photo Stealers

            Glad to have amused you and gave you a great laugh. What’s interesting is that while you are hooting and hollering and posting about how horrible my work is, I personally never attacked your work. I posted about your actions, stealing images.

        • Just a Girl

          She seems to be randomly friending people on Facebook who comment in the photo thiefs pages. I got one from her after Melinda got exposed. Typical troll behavior. Can’t find any real friends so she has to use stalker traits to get them.

          • C Sab

            lol I dare her to post on my photography page.

      • susan

        Discussing her work is a valid discussion, in that it doesn’t hold up well under comparison to the work she stole. It pretty much is the basis of why the person stole in the first place. I see the people here discussing and trying to understand why on earth people who would deign to call themselves pro’s and profess to love the industry would do this. And sorry, if you steal and trample all over another persons rights, then you don’t get to dictate the following discussion. You lost that right and respect. That’s not the fault of the people here, it is the fault of the perpetrator.
        Further, if she had behaved in a respectable and honest fashion from the get go, she would be treated with the same. How on earth does she have the right to demand others follow rules of courtesy towards her when she demonstrated, willfully, a complete lack of the same. I am not a big fan of some harsher comments (very few here) but that is some real effing nerve to demand others treat you thoughtfully when you have stolen from them, deceived clients and continue to lie when caught!

        • JJ Jamison

          Susan, Good points. I guess maybe I just think, wish, things could be kept to a professional and somewhat humane nature.

          • BullShite

            She blew any compassion anyone could possibly have for her, both by at first claiming they were hers, that “employees” did it, that they were “inspiration” etc, etc. She has done nothing but act like a spoiled twit…. and did anyone mention she was SELLING… SELLING images that were not hers? Nevermind selling templates that are not hers on Etsy? She’s a thief, and she got busted and she was an arrogant brat about it. She deserves everything that she gets.

          • Michael Goolsby

            This one post accurately and succinctly encapsulates the entire matter.

            I am curious what part of her behavior you believes warrants a greater respect than is being given?

            A photographer who, when caught stealing, handles the matter professionally deserves to be treated respectfully; they were caught doing something wrong, but they admitted it, accepted responsibility, apologized, and made the required amends.

            But the fauxtographer who continues to lie, displace blame onto others, shows no remorse, accepts no responsibilty, and fails to correct the wrong they committed is undeserving of respect or consideration, for they have shown absolutely none themselves. It matters not, too, whether they are young, old, middle age, man, woman, black, white, or Canadian. The issue is solely the way they conduct themselves and whether they are repentant.

            And this little twit hasnt conducted herself terribly well, has she?

          • An attempt was made.
            TIME TO SPARKLE PHOTO DESIGN AKA TTS PHOTO DESIGN IN VINELAND, NJ was contacted directly BEFORE she was outed here … her reaction was less than professional so on the wall she went.

          • Michael Goolsby

            By calling the people who caught the thief “a bunch of self-righteous pompous asses”?

          • Justin Case

            great, so add something constructive to the conversation Tina (uh, ‘JJJ’) or don’t bother. Or point your browser to some other site featuring kittens and balls of yarn, I hear they’re less critical.

          • doncalifornia

            I don’t think calling everyone here a bunch of self-righteous pompous asses and saying everyone here is being hateful and destructive, is really an honest attempt at keeping things “professional and somewhat humane.” I see a lot of comments on this site, even in reply to you and your combative words, which are well-considered and even-tempered. Some are really angry, to be sure, and some are critical of her work too. But on the whole most of the commentary here concerns her copyright infringement and fraudulent misrepresentation of her abilities as a professional.

        • Liam

          I respect your opinion, JJ.
          You and I are of the same mind when it comes to the “self-righteousness” of some commenters. Incidentally, my comment was ‘liked’ by the folks at Time to Sparkle (?). I posted it because I though it was funny, and still do. Yes, people can be abusive, and that sort of behavior is unbecoming of professionals in our field. I do enjoy this site though; it provides a means to address theft of property.
          Best wishes.

          • JJ Jamison

            Liam, Nice to see a real grown up here. I can’t help but wonder how some of these photographers clients would feel if they saw their photographer as they really are, hateful and destructive. Can’t imagine they would get much work from people. I mean, who wants to knowingly invite an attack dog into their family. I’m sorry I didn’t see the comment you referred to that got liked. I am thinking it may be beneficial to the photography industry to out the haters, the attackers, the self appointed protectors of the truth for what they really are, to their clients. I for one, would never consider bringing someone in to spend time with my family if I knew they contained so much venom and hate.

          • CrackerJacker

            How about a thief? Would you invite a thief into your home?

          • Photo Stealers

            Some call me an attack dog, some call me a consumer advocate. Take your pick. I’m still working as a photographer full time and my clients are well aware that I run this site.

          • Just a Girl

            LOLOL and my mind just keeps saying “and some call me a Space Cowboy!” LOL

          • C Sab

            lol You keep try to make us sound like the bad guy. It won’t work. The only thing we hate is when someone tries to succeed by stealing other people’s work. The venom is in the thief, not us.

          • Protecting our industry from frauds and sharlatans is “hateful and destructive”? Ok … whatever floats your boat.

      • Joseph Philbert

        How is Spider-Man ?

      • peaceetc

        You call the people who’ve commented self-righteous asses, then proceeded to act like one yourself. Hypocrisy is an interesting tactic.

        We both know this isn’t about Corey’s photography abilities (though I have to strongly disagree with you on that front — she’s one of the better I’ve seen). It has nothing to do with any of it. What the real issue is copyright infringement and lying. I haven’t looked at Melinda’s photos, and frankly, I don’t care. I’m not interested in tearing anyone down. What I do care about is the truth.

        There has been more brought to light since I first learned about this, and from what I have gathered, she is selling stolen templates, brushes, etc. That’s not right, and frankly, sometimes the only justice one can get is social justice. She was contacted privately and she wouldn’t do what she needed to do, so it was taken public. And since then, more evidence has been found.

        But, hey, if you’re interested in going after us, then go for it. My name is Celine Chamberlin, and you can find me on Facebook, Google+, etc., quite easily. I’m not the best photographer, so I’m sure you can find lots of things to criticize about my work. Go for it, if it makes you feel like you’re accomplishing something. But don’t try to distract from the purpose of this site. We care, and that’s more than I can say for those who get outed on here.

      • Helena

        Self righteous, pompous ass seems to adequately describe the person who got caught with her hand in the cookie jar, selling other artists work, and instead of doing as the copyright holder asked, locked the folder with a message about stalkers and it being none of their business. Surely their photos are their business?

        There’s a certain hypocrisy too about coming on here to defend someone against a certain type of behaviour (criticism of her photos), and then attacking someone else using the same method.

      • Justin Case

        Dear JJ or Tina or whomever you are.

        I take no pleasure in the suffering of others. I am not here to hound anyone out of the photography business. But I hate, HATE all the lying, the exaggeration, the cookie-cutter sameness, the deceptive business practices and outright fraud that seems to have taken over professional photography.

        It takes very little to set up a half-decent website these days. The only thing that separates the majority of them is (or at least should be) the quality of the photographs posted. When people post even ONE image that is not their own and try to confuse people into assuming it is, it puts their entire business into question. And we are well beyond that now with TTS photo.

        If you are in business and post your work, for clients or anyone else, and are happy and ‘blessed’ when people comment favorably, you better be able to take it when someone is honest and tells you that they think your work is not up to par with all the other work it pretends to be equal to. They may not always do it nicely, but that’s the nature of criticism. Take it on and grow. Or else just make images for friends and family and others who won’t really judge you.

        In the years since starting to post photo stealers for the world, my guess is Corey Ann has dealt with all kinds of insults and attacks both personal and professional. And she’s still in business. I think she can take your insults exactly in the spirit intended.

      • “What does her posting a friends gear have to do with anything …”

        I agree with you, not sure why someone mentioned the gear sale though I do find it strange that someone would upgrade from a 60D and get rid of it … you always need backup gear but that’s irrelevant to her theft so yes, you do have a point there.

        “… including posting your put downs on her work.”

        It’s called a critique … it also shows WHY she stole images from other photographers. 99% of the people outed here steal other peoples images because their own work is crap. It’s obvious by the quality of the work she has posted that she shouldn’t be trying to work as a pro photographer.

        She has a picture of a cute boy on her slideshow on her website … he is holding a sign with the parents in the background. While the kid is cute, the image clearly shows that she isn’t ready to start a business … poor composition, HORRIBLE LIGHTING … I mean if she’s gone to school for photography and has been in “business” since 2010 and hasn’t mastered basics skills such as fill flash then there’s a problem.

        • BullShite

          I used to belong to an artists group, and when we would get together once a month, we would bring our best piece for that month to be critiqued. Some pieces garnered a LOT of critique, and it was usually the amateurs, or the people new to a specific medium, that got the most criticism, and usually from the more seasoned artists. None of these people bitched and moaned… they took it for what it WAS…. how to improve. If you are going to be in the arts, why half-ass it?

          If you want people to just give your praise for everything, just show it to your Grandma…. but if you chose to come into the wider world… ESPECIALLY when you are promoting yourself as a “professional” with “X-years of experience” and you are still making what are clearly rookie mistakes… and you have the GALL to take MONEY for your work…. expect crticism. That is what being a true artist IS.

          Real artists LIVE for the “bad” points, because that is how you improve, and real artists LIVE to chase perfection, even while knowing it is unattainable… because REAL ART is NEVER about just getting pats on the back and accolades, though those are nice.

          The mark of a stone amateur, who will NEVER learn and grow, and one day take the breath away from a viewer, is the inability to take criticism. The other is REFUSING to do the hard, ass busting work it takes to get good, and dealing with the 200 failed images that come between masterpieces.

          I hope she likes “Mediocreville” because that is where she is going to stay.

          • Helena

            I think you have to be extremely self critical too. If you look at every photo you take and think “yay, this is ace” then you have a serious problem.

          • BullShite

            YEP! I am my own worst critic, and my artist friends are the same way. Putting out sub-par work is fine if you are a hobbyist, and just learning…. but to CHARGE for it…. Bullshite!!

          • Marc W.

            I hate most of my work that I’m to self conscious of putting stuff out there that I don’t love. I also want to make sure I can consistently produce the same quality of results. That’s mainly what’s keeping me from going whole hawg with my photography. But then again, people like this go out with subpar work… maybe I should bite the bullet and just go for it.

      • Guest

        Tina/JJ Jamison, Ignore everyone’s comments here for a moment. Pretend they don’t exist. Imagine instead they each entry is replaced with a letter –1 from the Attorney General’s office/NJ opening an investigation into ** operating without a business license, **an inquiry into the 7 employees claimed to have been in the employ in TTS **request for worker compensation documentation **a thorough audit **a list of fines, fees, and fees associated with the investigation to determine negligence or tax fraud. 1 letter from the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs/Consumer Fraud Act listing reported violations of 56:8.2.2 Scheme to not sell services as advertised 56:8-1 fraud in connection with sale, advertisment of merchandise using unlawful practices followed by 56:8-14.4 a list of fines associated including restoration of property (meaning you have to return every dollar every collected). 1 letter from EACH client that is disappointed with their images b/c they weren’t quite the same caliber of the other images shown and a small claims suit seeking restoration under fraud. 1 letter for PPA for misrepresentation and claiming you are a CPP. 1 from the IRS and the STATE. 1 from each Etsy associated incident (that crosses state lines), 1 from each photographer you stole from seeking restoration for copyright violations and THEIR court fees. It won’t matter if they can or can’t afford an attorney to pursue you b/c a judge could very-well order you be responsible for their efforts. I letter from Rutgers’ Ethics Committee. None of those letters will contain vitriolic statements. None of those letters will have ‘hate’ in them. The motions will list facts, evidence and the only person with an emotional stance will be you. There will be no God in them. There will be no ‘forgiveness’ or ‘kindness’ or discussions about fill-flash/portfolio comparisons. It would just be you and any alleged criminal acts against you, in black and white on paper, in public record–forever. Let this be a lesson to any would-be thieves:: that nabbing Intellectual Property isn’t only judged in the court of public opinion. The BEST case senario is someone accepts your sincere apology and your promises not to do it again. The Mid-case senario is that you are faced with public humiliation, harsh words, and want to hibernate from the internet forever, Worse case senario is you are left with a criminal history, jail time and/or law suits who’s financial impact would be oppressive for years to come.

        • susan

          Oh snap! An excellent real life, in black and white, scenario. Props to you and thank you!

        • Norman Beer

          Exactly! People do NOT get this…

      • do you know what really kills your spirit? seeing your work, after spending YEARS honing your craft, and thousands of dollars in equipment and backup equipment, stolen and used for commercial purposes to make someone ELSE money that spent 2 days learning how to point their camera in the right direction, and a week stealing other peoples photos so they can start making money right away. I will absolutely agree that civility SHOULD be the order of the day. you are 100% correct there. But please try to understand why people get so upset. would you not be upset at someone that breaks into your house and steals your belongings? because it is a picture stolen online, that somehow mitigates the theft? The victims of photography theft feel the same type of violation as anyone else that is stolen from. it is soul crushing to have your hard work stolen and used by the thief for profit. Did you message the photo thief as well, to inform THEM what a pompass ass THEY were for stealing someones work? I am not trying to defend or justify any over the line comments that may have been said here….I am only trying to get you to understand where that anger comes from.

      • Norman Beer

        JJ,
        Why are you hiding behind a fake profile here and on FB? you claim to be the only one taking the high road yet are ashamed to say who you really are? You claim that you have contacts at CNN and that they are going to out PS as a Hate Group yet you are the one hiding.
        Hate Groups are investigated by the DOJ & SPLC. Why not go to them? Or is there a reason you don’t want them looking into your past Or the fact that you are using a fake profile on the web?

      • Norman Beer

        JJ,
        This superior ‘intelligence’ you claim you possess… Not so much if you can’t figure out how to post here. You just don’t want people digging further into your lies and past and finding out who you are…
        Remember, defamation and false reporting are criminal offenses that could land you behind bars!
        As for who knows who… You better be sure you know exactly who and what everyone knows before making more claims.

        • Justin Case

          Once they get called out, the big talk always seems to disappear.

          • Norman Beer

            I’m talking about her rant on other people’s FB pages claiming they belong to a “Hate Group” and claims that there are investigations under way.

          • Norman Beer

            Read all off her comments. I’m SURE most will go away once she realizes that her words are actionable in a court of law and could land her in prison.
            https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=476176145846063&id=100003610463770&stream_ref=5

          • Justin Case

            wow, thanks Norman. That’s some huge amount of crazy going on over there at Joseph’s place! A fun read, but I’ve gotta ask, when is the next cult meeting? I think my invite got lost in the post… got my white Nikes all shined up though!

          • Guest

            ..

          • Melinda Potter

            Ok am I the only one that thinks about all the past stealers getting contacted by the “anti bullying” and “hate group”, “I’m going to sue, and have a story on CNN” people and thinking how embarrassing it must be to have to communicate with them because “we went through the same thing”? I mean not ALL the photostealers/plagerizers/workshop copiers are crazy. Most realize they’ve been caught doing somthing terrible and dishonest, and just want it to go away, and then these people contact them? Yep, red faced shameful moment right there.

          • Justin Case

            It’s all lies, he/she/it never contacted anyone. It is either a troll, an outed photo thief or someone related to one. They are simply trying to stir things up and hijack the narrative.

            It would be great if this actually WAS picked up by CNN – the more exposure this issue gets the better – but we all know that it’s complete crap and JJ Jamison will slink back into their little hole soon enough.

          • Melinda Potter

            It would be pretty bad ass to see this topic hit CNN. Not holding my breath lol but… I’d be pretty fantastic

          • Marc W.

            I can hear it now. “We were contacted about possible harassment and hate crimes, but found a whole different story. Photographers stealing other people’s photos and using then to get clients is a trend on the rise. More about this after the break.”

          • Norman Beer

            It’s fascinating how ‘intelligent’ JJ claims to be but can’t figure out how to reply here, claiming to be blocked. Most middle school students could figure out how to do it.
            I certainly hope that any alleged reporter would see through the lies and dig into the motive and background. As stated in the other thread, the words said are libel and potentially much more that could land them in prison.

          • Just a Girl

            It’s also fascinating to me how she went on Joseph’s page and did the very things she is condemning other people for! Not only is she delusional but she’s a hypocrite!

          • Joseph Philbert

            Yea … I love how the rope around her/he/it neck got longer

          • BullShite

            I am thinking that the one on facebook at least is actually the boyfirend/spouse of the person…. “they” didn’t clean off their facebook profile as well as they think they might have, and the writer is far to articulate to be the “other half”. Could be wrong, but it’s a pretty damn good possibility.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Too bad google never indexed their profile

      • Norman Beer

        JJ,
        You may want to think twice about saying things on the web. Especially to people in certain jurisdictions. Libel is a criminal offense in some places and even though you are not in those places, you could end up behind bars for things like this…

        • BullShite

          Yeah, wouldn’t want to end up BACK in jail would you?

    • Just a Girl

      hahaha your comment is awesome! Good question too!

    • BullShite

      If only it was to cover the costs of a lawyer because someone decided to SUE HER…..

    • Actually, this deal doesn’t make much sense.

      Canon 60D,
      stock lens,
      200mm lens,
      Canon Speedlight 430EXII,
      2 battery grips,
      3 batteries,
      bag, and tripod.
      $1200

      Ok so he/she upgraded their camera so I can sort of understand getting rid of the 60D and batteries … but:

      1- Why 2 grips? Why have two grips for one camera? 300$ New, 180$ used. each
      2- Why get rid of the 430EXII? 300$New … 150$-180$ used
      3- Why get rid of the 200mm lens? Assuming it;s the 200mm f2.8 and not the f2 version that lens on it;s own is worth, new, 800$ and could, on it;s own, easily fetch 600$ used and should fit on any Canon DSLR/
      4- Why get rid of the tripod? Tripods are universal … even if she switched brands.

      Something doesn’t add up … selling gear that would still be useful (unless she switched brands) and selling for WAY TOO CHEAP I’d JUMP on that deal if i was in her area.

      • Marc W.

        Probably a 55-“200mm”

      • LoLTonelica

        Odd, if you go back and look at the post now, it says everything is sold except the bag and tripod… but also that this “friend” is looking of a 17-55 EF-S lens. Which could only mean their “upgrade” would be to a 7D, and even then, why not keep the flash and other lenses as you pointed out? It literally makes no sense.

    • I love how someone asked if the gear was stolen too…..

  • I just saw it was leaked that the racist Clippers coach Sterling has cancer.
    I guess the whole “uh oh, I’m busted.. go for the ‘I’m sick’ search for sympathy” tactic. Melinda, when are you coming down with something you want us to pity you for?

    • Joseph Philbert

      Lol!

    • peaceetc

      That guy IS a cancer.

  • Autumn P.

    Photostealers, it would really awesome if you could partner with some IP Attorneys/firms. Either by-way-of advertising or sponsorships. It would be mutually beneficial to the victims here, the industry and to help sustain this site. These all boil down the same way–there will always be people that wish it wasn’t vitriolic fueled and one way to stop all of that is if SOMEONE ACTUALLY SUED. So many people think it’s too gruesome of a process, but it’s not AT ALL. If the case is strong enough, there are always attorneys that will work on a contingency, or represent yourself Pro Se. It REALLY isn’t that hard. The perpetrators certainly get an insurmountable amt or public reaction, but I think without real financial, legal consequence they are just going to learn how to continue to do this, only more deceitfully. If someone stole my work, I would be so happy for this site but even doubly happy if I could click somewhere on the right and have my case picked up by awesome attorney. Go Bigger Photostealers. This will stop happening when more people spend time in jail for fraud (she isn’t a CPP as falsely represented), or the fines look more like $250,000 and not a slap on the wrist.

    • Autumn P.

      Also, saying she has 7 employees several times opens a window for a federal and state employment investigation. They don’t have a sense of humor. They won’t care if it was just lie to bolster a false image of success. They’ll crawl through every dollar looking for unreported wages, workers comp, and cancel her business license–if she doesn’t have one, that’s even worse. She is in very very very serious trouble. Even without stealing the images. Etsy, false representation as CPP and claiming to be a small business EMPLOYER are huge offenses.

      • susan

        I hope someone reports her in her state. She could probably be reported to the IRS, as well.

    • BullShite

      I wonder if there would be any copyright specific lawyers that would exchange an ad for either a free consult, or a percentage of the win if we win it kind of thing. These cases really are cut and dry in the US at least.

      • I could see this being a hard sell with lawyers. The community here can get a bit aggressive and a lawyer might be a bit leery of creating a relationship between his practice and this site.

    • Photo Stealers

      People do sue quite a lot but not often enough. The problem is that often people are in a different state (meaning you have to hire an out of state attorney) or out of the country you reside in (really difficult to sue). If you didn’t register the images, you can’t sue for your legal costs. Many lawyers may offer to work on contingency but not all will and at $350/hour it may be a bit steep for some people. It’s easier said than done sadly.

      • Guest

        Registering the images is def a big help in these cases, but it’s not necessary. Plus some plantiffs can be awarded court costs to restore their attorney fees. I would think an IP attorney would love a site like this. You’d be marrying two necessary services. Can’t hurt to try 🙂

        • Photo Stealers

          The problem is that they would have to be registered to practice law in the state/country that the thief resides in. So I may have to find 50 + different lawyers to make it work.

    • Justin Case

      It would be wonderful and put a stop to this if it were easier to sue and you would be assured of recovering your costs. I do think every high-profile lawsuit for this kind of behavior does actually effect the number of people aware of the problem, and maybe even makes a few think twice.
      But I really bet just sending the offender an invoice, with a letter demanding the image be licensed properly or taken down, would at least get them to take it seriously, even if you never see payment. And you wouldn’t be out any lawyer’s fees, either.

  • a

    Can you post that pdf?

  • Wes Jones
  • Autumn Pittelli

    Update: She edited her cover image/logo on FB to now reflect that she ISN’T a CPP. Something she was falsely representing earlier.

    • Joseph Philbert

      I wonder what’s her/he/it’s game

      • Justin Case

        Anyone remember Rick James who was commenting a few months ago on the Angel Harris post? Something tells me if you checked the IP address with JJ Jamison you might find some similarities:

        • Norman Beer

          The funny thing is we know some of the IP address JJ has used. Locations HAVE been tracked and reported to the appropriate parties. JJ apparently doesn’t understand the internet and how it works.

        • Guest

          99.99% sure, Jazlyn Jamison is Melinda Pease.

          • Norman Beer

            They were at the least in the same location at the same time…

          • Justin Case

            Except that the facebook account for Jazlyn Jamison was created in Dec 1013, months before Melinda was posted as a photo thief here. Everything is possible, but I’m curious who wants to keep pushing this agenda.

  • Guest

    Update: She updated her cover image/logo to remove that she was a CPP. Earlier, she falsely represented herself as such.

    • Guest

      You know what that means… She is taking a small step and actually listening, instead of being stubborn. Small step, a little too late though.

      • AP

        Nope-she didn’t do it voluntarily. PPA sent her a ceist and desist letter I believe.

  • LookAtStuff

    When I look here https://www.facebook.com/timeto.sparklephotography it’s completely blank now, anyone else?

  • Just a Girl
    • That’s hillarious … I go to the new websote and hit “portfolio”. IT says “Go to our old site for now, under construction”. I click on the link and end up going to their old site that says “Go to our new site”.

      *shakes head*

      • Lindsay11

        Check back in late May to see the launch of TTSPhotoDesign.com!!
        Thanks!

        -Design Workx Webteam

        I bet this Webteam steals photos or borrows them for placeholders.

        • Joseph Philbert

          Re-branding is in the air.

  • “… we cannot guarantee the quality or color of any photos not printed through TTS Photo Design LLC.”

    My question here has nothing to do with prints but rather with her claim of being a LLC … anyone can confirm? I tried going to State of New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services Business Records Service but didn’t find: TTS Photo Design.

    There is one registration for Time to Sparkle but I have to pay to view to records (SERIOUSLY?). Anyone else have a better way to check registrations?

    https://www.njportal.com/dor/businessrecords/

  • OH MY GOD! She REALLY needs to rephrase her info on her site!

    “Your session includes copyright free downloads of all your edited images.”

    http://www.ttsphotodesign.com/#!investment/cj1k

    So she WAIVES her copyright? Hey guys, we can have free wedding pictures! She waives her copyright!

    Perfect example of someone who just doesn’t understand the basic terminology of the her industry!

    • Lindsay11

      That is too funny!

      …” detailed artistic editing of your images.” I’ve seen her editing. I’m not sure detailed or artistic are the right words.

    • Helena

      Oh jeez. Even as an amateur I’m not that dumb.

      Was she the person who said on the old site that she uploaded everything for viewing, even over/underexposed photos or was that some other person.

  • Guest

    Any updates? Does anyone know if she is being sued for any of the issues talked about in this thread? We she changes obviously, but were they voluntary/pro-active? After seeing her attitude toward a lot of her issues, did anyone pursue legal action against her?

  • Guest

    So TTS has a tumblr page as well. You can find the link on http://www.ttsphotodesign.com. Does anyone else besides me find this post by them ironic? http://ttsphotodesign.tumblr.com/post/76494913079

    • Lindsay11

      I freaking hate tumblr. Is it just me or are the only photos one is able to reblog obviously hers?

  • Lindsay11

    I don’t know if we had her instagram http://instagram.com/tts_photo_design

  • Guest

    I have noticed she removed a lot of content from her websites and hasn’t made either of them the primary. Also she hasn’t posted preview albums in her facebook page in almost a month. Was she sued and put out of business?

  • She’s a train wreck

    http://www.vendingmachineheart.blogspot.com/2014/05/i-love-my-job.html?m=1
    Seems like she’s hiring 16 year olds to do her work

    • Guest

      WOW. A photographer that doesn’t know her own profession hiring teenagers that don’t know the profession either. Sounds like a good business practice to me.

      • BullShite

        What a bizzarre situation….. I kind of feel bad for the kid, since she’s not going to be getting any sort of real education from it, other than what NOT to do. Hopefully she will pursue this with a real professional, and maybe some schooling someday.

        • doncalifornia

          However if those 16-year olds have any brains at all, then learning what NOT to do will be a good start. I remember working for one or two awful bosses at that age and was able to take that misguided direction to heart as a lesson in bad management, and it served me well in the following decades.

    • Lindsay11

      That 16 year is already one up on her mentor. It looks like all the photos she posted are hers.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      That is hilarious! “I hired my kid and her two friends and now call it a partnership of 4…”
      WOW! She truly is an idiot!
      That said, her ‘partners’ (the 16yo) pictures are far better than hers!

  • Guest

    BEWARE! Tina recently changed her business’s name to Once Upon A Picture LLC. Her links can be found at:

    http://www.onceuponapicturenj.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/onceuponapicturenj?fref=ts

    • Just a Girl

      She left her old watermark on some of the wedding photos on the website!

    • Joseph Philbert

      it seems to be her images … so for now she is clean.

      • doncalifornia

        Except for the plagiarism 😉

    • Lindsay11

      She’s got some kind of quote or something on her main page but it’s been cut off. (I’m pretty sure it’s a quote, but I can’t find an author or a source, but it is everywhere!)

      “A photograph can speak a thousand words. In the right moment, it captures not only what we look like, but who we are. Photography stops time just long enough for us to capture it. A photograph is the biggest moments and the tiniest details. It captures everything we never want to forget. What do you want to”

    • Guest

      I guess she is trying to run for her old name(s) and break the tie to this website in a google search.

    • guest

      Tina’s is either claiming to be Jamie or she joined forces with another unlucky sole. I assume her plan is to avoid being sued and lose her business. So it sounds like she is no longer the majority owner.

      • KimJ

        But in the “About” section she doesn’t give their names just that “I joined forces with 3 local photographers”
        If I went into a business I sure as hell would want my name up just as much as the other 3!

  • Guest

    Is their a way for us to update the main post of this site? I think customers should be aware of her past when searching for her “new” business. I know I would want to know if I was shopping for a photographer.

    • Photo Stealers

      Done! I try to keep up but sometimes I fall behind in updating 🙂

  • Guest

    I noticed that the new once upon a picture page says the owners name is jamie. However if you look into it further you can tell the contact phone number is the same as the old tts photo design. I am sure with some knowledge we can call her out using ip addresses. Just a heads up she changed her business name and apparently her actual name.

    • Lindsay11

      On her facebook page, it says there are three of them.

      “3 friends, one passion. To create, capture, and preserve beautiful memories. Once Upon a Picture NJ.”

      Whether there are actually three people working together I leave for someone else to say.

      • BullShite

        This whole thing reeks AGAIN of deception.

        It seems rather odd that the other “three” photographers wouldn’t have separate “profiles” on the website that talk about their education history, their portfolios, how long they have been in the business, and what they excel or prefer to shoot out of the weddings, babies, etc, along with photos of all of them. It only mentions “Jamie” and no one else that I can find.

        If I ran a business with “partners” I would want to make sure there were clear distinctions between us, that people knew who the individuals were, and exactly what it was they did and what their qualifications were.

        Furthermore, if I partnered with someone(s) I would want the specific photos I shot in the public portfolio, to have my name or a photo credit with it, so that potential customers could see who does what. That way if someone sucked, it wouldn’t look bad on me, and might score me a new client, because they are already aware of the business, might as well use a different photographer.

        Also…..ONE phone number? Giving ONE person a number in a partnership like this, means that only ONE partner gets to know when clients call. Let’s say you are three dog groomers, and only one person out of three has the phone…… someone is going to get pissed that they only get the hard to handle dogs, or the cheapest jobs, or not enough work….

        If this IS real it’s very convoluted and unprofessional. My bet is it’s not, since there are too many holes in this that are not properly covered….. now I wonder if this business “Jamie” had ever existed, and if this new one is even a real LLC……

        • Just a Girl

          I wonder what the REAL “Portraits by Jamie” thinks about her name being used.

          • BullShite

            Well, there doesn’t appear to be any business listings by that name in NJ… there is one mediocre photographer on facebook, who says nothing about closing up shop to join three other photographers. I haven’t come across many businesses that are not on facebook… seems a little weird that there is NOTHING out there….if this is al true that is. 😉

        • Lindsay11

          I suppose if one wishes to be generous, one could assume her 16 year old assistant counts in the three. So Tina, Jaime and Becca? I dunno… I’m not sure WHO is really real anymore! http://stopstealingphotos.com/time-sparkle-photo-design-aka-tts-photo-design-vineland-nj/#comment-1405254493

          • Keepitmoving

            She has no employees!! Still operating under time to sparkle at her office on wood st. In Vineland.

        • BullShite

          OK, I can’t find ANY listing for a legitimate business, LLC or otherwise, that is “Once Upon a Picture”. In fact, I will even include a handy screen-cap, since I am on a roll with the images today!

          • Helena

            Nothing under any of the associated names TTS or any of that rubbish too. Jeez, why lie about it? Why include it in your name if you’re not actually registered FFS?!

          • Guest

            A side note as too why the oddities and secrecy… She “Tina” is going through a divorce. I would imagine all this is to hide from this site and her divorce.

          • KIM

            Why hide a business that is belly up?? Poor guy, probably woke up in Vegas married to her.

          • Lindsay11

            I bet she thought it “sounded” good.

          • BullShite

            I just found a legal listing for TTS LLC. So THAT one is at least legit(now). That said, you can’t have one name and operate under another without changing your name with the local authorities.

            I don’t understand why she just doesn’t go away for awhile LEARN to be good, then come back and be a real pro. The lies make it worse. It’s like she has to prove to herself she’s ready by not giving it time to get good. Like if she stops she admits her skills are not there yet.

          • Helena

            Oh really? Do share! I don’t understand it either. Surely it would be more lucrative to hold down a proper job, instead of playing at photographer before you’re ready?

          • U Really That Dumb?

            The fact that she’s a total idiot may have something to do with it.

          • bully

            AGREED!!!! Cant fix stupid

      • KimJ

        I have tried the links above for FB but none of them work. Is there another one?

      • KimJ

        Ignore what I posted I saaw the new FB page but it only has 1 like and nothing

    • Lindsay11

      You know, looking over her Q&A I saw this:

      “How many files will I get to choose from?

      What sets us apart from the rest, is you get to see ALL your photos from your session. Yep! That’s right! If we take 250 photos, you get to see all 250 regardless if they are over exposed, blurry, dark, or funny faced.”

      Before yesterday, I would have thought nothing of it. But KimJ posted a pretty amazing story about a fauxtog named Karki Family Photography who keeps using an infant photo after the parents asked her to remove it. (You should read some of this story if you have some spare time! She has a lot of the same issues as our stealers, fake names, trolls, lies beyond belief! http://chrisvv2014.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/karki-family-photography-customer-responds/)

      Anyways my point was, one of the forum discussion in there was talking about how you should never ever show all of the photos to a client because it can be overwhelming and loses some of the wow factor of the good photos. Do you guys let your clients see all the shots from the session or is this another instance of this stealer doesn’t really know what they are doing?

      • BullShite

        This is all psychology 101, and completely spot-on. You can see the same issue on Kitchen Nightmares when restaurants INSIST that the novelesque menus with their “variety” are better than a limited menu.

        • Lindsay11

          I just had a lovely daydream of Gordon Ramsey calling our photo stealers “donkey” and throwing food at them. “Shoot in RAW!”

          haha I kill me.

          • Just a Girl

            Depending on usage just don’t shoot the Bollocks in RAW! :p

          • BullShite

            (see attachment)

          • Lindsay11

            That’s so great. You really get me. *wipes away a tear*

          • BullShite

            OK ONE MORE:

          • Helena

            This is my favourite, although you could have done a Hammond’s style edit surely?

          • KimJ

            This is the best!

          • BullShite

            (See Attachment)

          • Lindsay11

            Hot Damn! hahaha

          • BullShite

            I try. 😉

          • Guest

            I don’t see anything. maybe because I am a guest?

          • BullShite

            You might have to refresh the page. For some reason they don’t pop up even for people that post them all the time without a refresh.

          • Helena

            Hahahahaha!

      • Helena

        Why the effing eff would someone want blurry or incorrectly exposed photographs?!

        • BullShite

          Because they are setting themselves apart from the rest!

          • Helena

            I’m an amateur and I wouldn’t give people the shit photos to view. It sets you apart as someone who takes crap photos if you show the bad ones. Idiots.

      • KimJ

        I would NEVER let somebody see the blurry ones. Maybe a funny face one just for fun.

        That read is very interesting. I spent days following all the topics and forum discussions.

      • Lindsay,

        While you are entitled to your own opinions of quality, I do not appreciate that you would compare me and my work to people who steal images. Nothing I have done is illegal, and is why I have not been forced to remove any examples of my work permanently.

        I am a bit saddened that the person posting the FB post did not do their due diligence and fact check before sharing this story; assuming I did not have a model release.

        If you want to know about my work, my website will lead you to a 3rd party site that tracks my clients through their service, and has reviews that are highly restricted to avoid me from posting fraudulent reviews. Over 400 clients in less than a year, a 5 star rating, and many reviews.

        I do not want to say too much about this particular case, as I do not want the client to know what evidence we have of his lies and harassment of me in the event we end up in court, however, I will say this:

        #1 I did not post the images without permission he signed a release.

        #2 If people agree the photos were above average or think they are rubbish; it is their decision to make. But it does not negate the fact that he signed a model release, allowing me to use it for examples of my work, at my discretion, with out notification and for advertising my work.

        #3 “She has a lot of the same issues as our stealers, fake names, trolls, lies beyond belief!”

        None of this is true! I have never used fake names or lied. There is no need, I did nothing to this man, and he always proves that he is the aggressor not the victim. Again, decide what you want. I am sure you can find cashed versions of the blogs and see where after posting over 30 messages in a day, people started to turn on him, and then it was removed by the moderator.

        The client however, has used at least 5 different names that I know of. And he tried to post my home address!

        I have a lot of loyal clients, with one noted exception, they have been great. Many of them are very loyal to me not only as a photographer, but as a person too. Once this started one client pushed me, at my reluctance to ask former clients for reviews. I was pleasantly delighted with the response, which I really did not expect.

        From the start of this back in March, I have said the same thing over and over. “No good deed goes unpunished” He knew I was not a professional, he saw examples of my work, he made the choice to hire me.

        With the exception of 2 photos on my site (my Profile photo and one that is un-watermarked and used as the splash page for a memorial service) they are all 100% my images. So he was not tricked or mislead into choosing me as he says. It was his choice.

        Feel free to see if you think I stole images, because if you find someone else using them I would love to know.

        I really do support the mission of the site. A little over a year ago we had an image used on FB without our permission, by a church! But back to what I was saying:

        The client only paid $99 for the shoot, the other $100 was for the digital images. He kept pushing and insisting on custom edits and that I complete the work sooner then in the contract, and at no charge.

        I emailed him the custom edit 2 weeks before the rest of the digital images were delivered. Because he kept saying he wanted them sooner, and he asked for the proofs digitally because he did not want to keep waiting to print his birth announcements.

        The first mention that he did not like the photos was AFTER he was given the digital copies he was overly anxious to receive. Then suddenly he had complaints, and the differing versions of his story started coming out.

        He tried to threaten me by saying he would write a bad review, and I told him that was his choice, but that I would post the images as examples if he chose to say my work was bad.

        So put yourself in my shoes. You take exceptional photos, the client is constantly pushing to get the digital copies ASAP, and then when he does he suddenly does not like them? They already were given what they harassed you for, and THEN they changed their mind?

        How is that anything other than stealing my photos?

        As for the proofs, I do not give EVERY photo I take. I do give them the option to choose from every decent photo, or to let me choose. I have my reasons, and this will not change based on other’s opinions.

        If you want to be a full time high paid photographer, it would be a bad choice. But that is not my goal, my goal is to make some extra money. And I do quite well considering that this is a part-time side business.

        • U Really That Dumb?
        • U Really That Dumb?

          Wow, you must be the dumbest person yet on this page. Do you realize that you just boosted the SEO of the negative comments?
          1) your address is of public record when you file with the state. Why would you do that if you don’t want it public? Idiot! Get a lawyer! Their address is published, not yours.
          2) 3rd party site? Really? One that’s legitimate? Yeh, bull shite!

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Carrie M. Karki,
          In looking at your background, I’m guessing there are major gaps in your education. I’d see if you can get your money back!
          1) with all that, you don’t know about The Google? Your personal info is all over the web yet you attack a client for posting an address that YOU published? I’m not posting it here, but seriously? Wake the F up, it’s 2014!
          2) image theft is ILLEGAL. YOUR FB page is littered with stolen images! So how’s that first paragraph of your response working for you?

          So yeh, go back to the institutions of higher learning, or better yet kindergarten, and tell them you want your money back for not teaching you basics.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Wow, I think I have to stop reading your post. The stupidity and lies keep coming…

          “#2 If people agree the photos were above average or think they are rubbish; it is their decision to make. But it does not negate the fact that he signed a model release, allowing me to use it for examples of my work, at my discretion, with out notification and for advertising my work.”

          Uh, yeh, stupid! Piss off a customer that doesn’t want their minor child on the web. Kinda like your address.

          “Over 400 clients in less than a year, a 5 star rating, and many reviews.”

          Really? Working your other jobs too?

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Carrie M. Karki,
          Should I continue or would you like to edit your post and apologize to Lindsay?

          See what happened? Your SEO just got a bump…. But not the way you’d hoped for.

          • Carrie Karki

            Sorry I have to post as a guest because I could not use the FB link from the network I am on.

            I have nothing to apologize to Lindsay for. She made false accusations of me, not knowing any of the real story. I did not sign in just to say I was right and disappear. I logged in with FaceBook, and posted as myself. Ya that sounds sketchy to me shady. (Insert sarcasm).

            I agree with the mission of this site, and I responded because I do not like the fact that she accused me without knowing the truth. She can have all the opinions she wants. But I will not apologize for disagreeing with her. And I did not ask her to apologize to me, I do not care what she thinks about me.

            “You really that Dumb” and others:

            Most important to respond to is:

            “Image theft is ILLEGAL. YOUR FB page is littered with stolen images! So
            how’s that first paragraph of your response working for you?”

            What
            are you referring to? NOTHING is stolen. Sharing a Meme is not
            stealing, sharing a post is not stealing; unless you claim it is your
            work and that you created it. If you see a SINGLE example of me actually stealing something tell me.

            I did check really quick to see if anything was not a shared meme or shared post and I did not find anything. I did have an assistant in the past who used the FB page, but I never saw anything other than memes.

            While I refuse to apologize for disagreeing with someone, I would apologize and remove anything that was stolen ASAP. You can think what you want about me but I would NEVER steal another persons work.

            So instead of hiding behind an anonymous account and making accusations, show one example.

            Some of the other lovely comments that entertained me:

            * You want to call selling insurance a Pyramid scheme feel free. I am sure anyone selling insurance is glad you feel that way, and we were discussing PHOTOGRAPHY, not my other business holdings.

            * You tell me I said I am a victim. Never said that. I would not let this man have that kind of power over me.

            * You want to say if I am busy I should be full time; Your entitled to your own opinion. I have no desire to do photography full time. You want to say I did not see 400 people, even though it is not something I could not make up, whatever. All your opinion. Do not want to look at the reviews, I have received and see that only 2 people complained that is your choice. You only want to click on his blogs and act like it is a bible of truth, your choice.

            It is far easier to see only one side that tells a more exciting story, no matter how flawed. But thankfully most people see a lot of good reviews, and one man posting the same complaint everywhere. So this is not hurting me. I happen to have some free time today and early this morning, but back to working my butt of an making money tomorrow, and will forget about him until I get another client mentioning how much they liked his photos.

            * You say I my business model is not sustainable. Again your opinion, not sure why you care if my side income is sustainable or not. Your not paying my bills, I don’t owe you money, and I probably do not know you, So I could care less what you think of the sustainability.

            If you REALLY thought it was not sustainable, and I was SOOO bad; I would be a self resolving problem, not some one to waste your time on. Because again I did not steal or do anything illegal. But spend your time doing what you feel adds value to your life; and I will continue doing what I feel is good for mine.

            ***SEO jumping. Heck ya. I found this thread because I was getting clients from Facebook (Let me define a client. That would be some one who pays me and schedules and appointment, not a troll looking to chat about my business model) and I asked the last 2 where they heard about us, one mentioned seeing a post about me, I assumed PhotoTalk because I just placed top 10 in a contest with them; and the second one linked me to the June 16 post. The June 16th post has made me over $1,000 so why would I care it is negative? It is free advertising.

            * Not sure why you think I am in Springfield. Never said I was. Again if your referring to something other than PHOTOGRAPHY, then yes I work for an office that has a location near Springfield.

            And the comments that amused me most:

            “Does your employer know about all of this? Do they know that you are putting their contract in jeopardy?”

            What are you even implying with this? My employer knows that I have multiple business, NOTHING I do for them has ANY relation to my Photography, or puts them at jeopardy? They knew when hiring me I did marketing, and they have hired me and referred me to people for my consulting, business development, marketing, and photography services many times.

            So what does this man’s complaints have to do with my employer?

            * Oh ya, and one saying I was crazy…Which sounded a lot like what someone said to the client in a few other places. I think someone sent me an email or posted a comment that I was Narcissistic previously, and I am OK with that. Cause it just means the see my awesomeness (Again insert sarcasm).

            So No U are really that dumb, no apologizes, sorry to disappoint you. The only one who needs to apologize is you! You acused me of stealing images, now you show me a single stolen image.

            Oh and Lindsay and U really that dumb, who use the link to his blog at nauseating high levels in your posts Pixoto allowed me to re-post the image now with the model release, and it was given to Thumbtack too. And they were both taken down in April and only re-posted in May when he started his attacks and accusations again. So even when he got what he states he wants, he kept posting and escalating his attack of me.

            Like I said on FB I probably will contact the moderater to send a copy of his contract, but unlike the client (AKA: Chris, Christian, Victor, Zack, Linda, Lisa, Michelle, MK, MJ, Laura, Mikey, Thomas and so on) I do not share personal information unless I am legally covered.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            I suggest you go back and read your TOS for FB. Sharing an image that’s stolen is not legal. Meme or otherwise. Those memes are in most cases stolen images. As a photographer I would think you’d want to do what’s right. Oh wait,you already proved you don’t care about what’s right…

            You charge, hence you’re a professional. Get that through your head!

            As for the picture of the baby, are you really that arrogant or are you stupid? Did you read the advice of the others? Nope probably like the laws you failed to read when it comes to running a business. Seriously, go see an attorney and a CPA!

            As for your employer, yes, they care that you are paying taxes on all income, and running your businesses according to all laws. Check their contract with the government. It’s clearly spelled out!
            Same goes for insurance sales. Federal laws are crystal clear!

          • Lindsay11

            Good Glob woman, can you ever write.

            Why won’t you stop posting the photo of a naked infant after the family has been begging you to do this? That’s the only thing I care about. i don’t care about your novels or your excuses or jabber. Just stop posting the photo of the infant? Why is that so hard? You keep saying you have awesome photos, so post those photos to your ridiculous site for your ridiculous awards.

            BTW we’ve NEVER heard the “my assistant did it” line here before. Nope.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Yup, totally new! LQQK out, she has new lines!

          • Lindsay11

            Hey Carrie, how do you help others start a business for under $40? You don’t even have your own business registered. https://sccefile.scc.virginia.gov/Find/Business?SearchTerm=karki+family+photography&SearchPattern=K&as_fid=YVjBfO4cDOn0MC%2BApAc6 I hope those people don’t take your advice! https://twitter.com/cmlppl/status/22584551255

            (And speaking of using more than one name…)

          • M.K.
        • U Really That Dumb?

          They just keep coming…
          Would you like a chance to pick a story?
          FYI: The screen capture from FB is current.
          http://chrisvv2014.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/split-of-my-company1.jpg

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Carrie M. Karki of Karki Family Photography,

          Nope, this doesn’t sound like a pyramid scheme at all!

          WOW, the information about you on the web is FASCINATING! It’s amazing what you can find out there. Oh, and the other reviews of you out there tell a different story than the one you’re trying to pull off.

          http://www.youferral.com/jobpost/show/1938019-sick-of-your-job

          • KimJ
          • U Really That Dumb?

            Carrie M. Karki of Karki Family Photography and Kery’s Consulting of Manassas & Springfield, VA,

            Here is the problem. YOU hung a shingle AND you’re charging people. So guess what, YOU are claiming you are a professional! In the eyes of the law, you are!

            Do you want the IRS to get involved in this little game you’re playing? How about your business entity? All of your tax records going back to the 90’s when you started consulting?The IRS LOVES to look into the records of consultants. Especially ones that they think may be hiding things. Remember, you yourself brought all of this on by coming here.

            Oh, and your attitude, is FUCKED UP! Get over yourself! You are a hack at best and a lying thief at worst! A parent asks you to remove a photo of their child and you refuse? WOW! That takes some amazing balls. Especially considering where you live and the way the courts have ruled. While not every claim he has made would stand up in court, your attitude, as proven time and time again, could land you broke as broke gets!

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Oops, I forgot my manners Carrie M. Karki of Karki Family Photography and Kery’s Consulting of Manassas & Springfield, VA,

            Here is the link again: https://www.facebook.com/fauxtographersrus/posts/902109753139431

          • She got 8 Awards?? I know one of them is from a fauxtographer website and the others are all unknown ha

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Not true!
            Carrie M. Karki of Karki Family Photography and Kery’s Consulting of Manassas & Springfield, VA knows ALL of them!

          • Lindsay11

            hahaha! If I remember correctly, she posts them to a website that has a highly messed up system (like, people will post a photo, then they reverse the image and post that too for more points) and if she gets enough likes she “wins” an “award”. So this douche keeps posting a photo of a tiny baby the parents have begged her to stop posting. Then she begs for likes. Then she “wins” an “award”. LOL

            Hey, doesn’t that sound like our Kimie? She was published on People! hahahaha

          • Carrie M. Karki of Karki Family Photography and Kery’s Consulting of Manassas & Springfield, VA, That is so funny HAHAHA

        • Carrie M. Karki of Karki Family Photography and Kery’s Consulting of Manassas & Springfield, VA, All of that writing for nothing. You mights has well has keep quiet and keep it moving.
          over 400 clients is bullshit (we know its a lie) Your business model is not sustainable it just gets you by..smh

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Carrie M. Karki of Karki Family Photography and Kery’s Consulting of Manassas & Springfield, VA,

          Does your employer know about all of this? Do they know that you are putting their contract in jeopardy?

        • Carrie M. Karki of Karki Family Photography and Kery’s Consulting of Manassas & Springfield, VA, is the ULTIMATE weekend warrior. 8 hours a day and a photographer on the weekend.
          Funny how they cant do photography full time.

        • BullShite

          Carrie M. Karki of Karki Family Photography and Kery’s Consulting of Manassas & Springfield, VA, you know what? I deal with annoying clients on a regular basis….. and you also know what? I get DONE with them ASAP, never take them back on, and NEVER do anything that could continue the supposedly antagonizing relationship you have with them…. in your case, posting photos of a minor child that they wanted taken down.

          Not only does that simple aspect of what it takes to run a real professional business make me question you (never mind all of the stuff below even) REGARDLESS OF THE MODEL RELEASE you should know better than to do anything that would bring negative attention to your business: PERIOD. Especially in this day and age, and especially if the client is as much of a pain as you claim they were.

          Based on this alone, something tells me that the client’s story is more honest than yours, especially considering the below commentary.

          To bring so much negative attention to your supposedly “super successful” business, for such petty and foolish reasons, means that you are either A) Entirely unprofessional B) Childish as all get out for someone your age C) You have a mental disfunction that causes you to not see the long term effects of your behavior when you result in using A and B because something doesn’t go your way.

          I vote for D) All of the above.

        • Lindsay11

          Carrie, it wasn’t very smart of you to post here, honestly. You brought your case even more attention than my off handed mention and since it is slow here more people are going to be looking at old posts. And this is a group of people who are really good at finding things!

          But I’m glad you did post here, even though I am assuming that like others, you just wanted to post once and disappear. Because now I can say this to your “face”:

          What is WRONG with you? Honestly. You have one of the worst attitudes I’ve ever seen from a photographer. Our 17 year old stealer might even have a better attitude than you.

          Haven’t you ever heard of the Streisand Effect? Why do you keep pushing this?

          If your photos are so great and you have so many clients why do you insist on using a photo of a newborn the client has flat out BEGGED you to stop using? Do you not see how bad that is? You look like one of the worse businesswomen EVER. (And yes dear, once you sell yourself you become a professional and a business. If you aren’t good enough to sell yourself, don’t do it. But then you go on to say how awesome you are? So which is it??)

          Honestly, I think you’re kinda gross. I would never ever trust you to take photos for me. How can I trust someone who acts the way you do? I don’t know that you would take any of my requests seriously and lord knows what you would do with my photos. Gross.

          As a human being, if you are still using a photo of that baby, please stop. Stop being gross. Even if you did have a model release, which I very seriously doubt, you say you don’t need to use it, so don’t.

          How hard is this???

        • Lindsay11

          There’s just too many things you’re spouting that aren’t true. I’m not sure if I can even get to them all!

          But you really need to stop saying your client was using different names. His name is Christian. Sometimes he goes by Chris. This is not a different name! If you can’t grasp something that simple you shouldn’t be running a business. However, a part of me thinks that you DO understand this but are only spewing half truths to make yourself look better.

          You were forced to remove the image from at least two sites. Here is where Pixoto removed the image. http://community.pixoto.com/pixoto/topics/pixoto_member_posting_pictures_of_my_newborn_infant_baby_please_help

          You say you have a model release. Where is it?

          I do believe you have posted several reviews for yourself with made up names and accounts. I can’t prove it (yet), but that is my belief.

          “From the start of this back in March, I have said the same thing over and over. “No good deed goes unpunished” He knew I was not a professional, he saw examples of my work, he made the choice to hire me.”

          Oh right, you’re the victim here, I forgot! Our stealers play this same card. Chris said so many freaking times all he wants is you to stop using the image of his newborn daughter and causing his family stress. So you insult him and his family and then just keep using the photo, right? That’s what any good business does, right? You just keep doing you Carrie Karki, that’s all that matters! Screw that customer, it’s not like he can draw attention to how gross you are on the internet or anything…

          Rest assured, your gallery is either already searched or someone is going over it with a fine tooth comb right now.

          As for the special edit: He asked you to change the color of a hat. If you can’t even do that why the hell are you selling your skills? You don’t have simple photoshop skills?? http://chrisvv2014.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/final1.jpg Your client did a better job than you Carrie Karki!

          I really don’t want to put myself in your shoes but ok, I will. Hi my name is Carrie Karki and I’m really kind of a jerk who continually posts a photo one of my clients asked me not to post. I also make sure I photoshop a super creepy photo of a tiny infant child belonging to a client who is upset and post it on the internet. https://chrisvv2014.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/are-the-unusable-pic-4.jpg I, Carrie Karki, then post said image of tiny infant child on a super cool website that gives you awards! I uploaded that damn picture so many times and flipped the photo around and did it some more… so I have major awards Y’all! http://chrisvv2014.wordpress.com/about/#top1 I like to insult my clients and call them names and imply they have mental issues! I’m such an awesome photographer that I sell my talents when I can’t even use photoshop and then I blame my client! http://chrisvv2014.wordpress.com/about/#itdidntturnoutwell I am so incredibly stupid that I just dig in my heels and won’t take down that picture of a newborn because screw that guy! …Gah, no thanks, I like my Lindsay shoes.

          God, when I first started reading Chris’ post I couldn’t figure out why he wrote so much. I realized quickly it’s because Carrie Karki really throws out a lot of bullshit and it’s hard to address it all and now here I am posting a novel to try to keep up with her. Amazing.

          • BullShite

            CHARGE MONEY = PROFESSIONAL
            You don’t want to be considered a professional, then you do it FREE as a HOBBY.

            That aside:
            OMG…… that is the STRANGEST Photoshop job I have ever seen. Has “You are not a photographer” seen this one yet?

          • Lindsay11

            I don’t know if YANAP has seen it, but SYTYAP has! https://www.facebook.com/fauxtographersrus/posts/902109753139431 Carrie is trying to defend herself there if any one feels like commenting.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            She deleted her own comment…

          • Lindsay11

            Did she? I see all these…

        • I have to admit that reading the clients blog onthis issu that he doesn;t really understand what he is doing.

          “Our situation involves a minor/infant baby… does this play a role? Does this change the way in which the law is applied?”

          Nope.

          “Is any kind of consent needed because our situation involves a minor/infant baby?”

          Nope. The fact that it’s a baby doesn’t change the law

          “The majority of the photos in question are NOT ONLY of a minor/infant baby… but they’re of a minor/infant baby who is naked in those pictures. Does this come in to play?”

          Unless they are suggestively posed in a sexualized way … no LEGAL impact.

          “From the limited knowledge I have on the topic… it looks like the law states that there’s a difference between publishing the photos and using them for commercial purposes. What is the difference and how does it apply to our situation? Karki Family Photography/Carrie have done BOTH in our case and I can prove this.”

          Commercial usage has a very specific meaning. If Carrie was SELLING the images as stock photos then yes, there is an issue but if she is selling LIMITED RUN, NUMBERED FINE ARTS PRINTS then no.

          If she is using them images in her portofolio? No problem again.

          “Karki Family Photography/Carrie came to our home and took the pictures of our baby in a private setting? Does this play any kind of role?”

          Nope! doesn’t change anything at all. Heck, she could have even been using your camera and memory card and she would STILL be the owner of the copyright.

          http://chrisvv2014.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/karki-family-photography-customer-responds/

          So as you can see, Karki Family Photography/Carrie’s client is un-informed about his rights. Actually his gripe is not over the LEGALITY of the use of the images but over the MORALITY.

          • Carrie Karki

            Eric,

            Thank you for your comments. Like you said, I did nothing illegal.

            Morality is an opinion, not a right.

            Carrie

          • Helena

            No, morality is something you are obviously completely lacking. Anyone else would have pulled the image immediately, without question. The victim here is not you, and not Chris, it is the baby who has no say in this who you are STILL displaying in public galleries.

          • Lindsay11

            You remind me of those gun nuts who drag their fingers into Chipoltle carrying AK-47s just because “‘Murica and freedom!”

            What on earth can you possibly gain from doing this? I refuse to believe that anyone who reads photo stealers JUST HAPPENS to live in your town and JUST HAPPENS to need you as a photographer right away and JUST HAPPENS to read all about you and decide, “yes, this is a trustworthy person who I would love to expose my innocent children too, she is obviously just a victim in all this, she can’t take this photo down because… reasons.” LOL no one reading Photo Stealers would think like this. I honestly don’t think anyone reading this story anywhere would think this.

          • Helena

            Out of interest Eric, if a client asked you to pull an image, would you do it? Carrie appears to think it’s unreasonable.

          • I’ve shot weddings for RCMP officers and they have a policy to minimize their presence online and so I had no problem with their request to not have any images of the Groom online (my printed portfolio was fine) so if I was in Carries position, I would have pulled the image but LEGALLY Carrie is NOT in the wrong here.

            Her position is a bad one in the business sense but legally and even ethically she is not in the wrong.

            I think that if the client had an issue with images being used in the photographers porfolio, he should have addressed that at the start. Not after the shoot was done but even then, I would have pulled the image anyways. You can’t win in a fight like that, it just ends up hurting your business.

          • Helena

            Ah there is right to privacy in the UK, so without first gaining permission, which Carrie has not yet demonstrated, it would be a legal issue.

            I agree that the photographer also has rights, but if you’re that great that you’re seeing 400 people in a year, why keep trotting out the same photograph of a subject that is in dispute? Why not use a photo of a different baby? It makes no sense.

          • BullShite

            It’s because she’s not good enough yet to easily replace that image.

          • Lindsay11

            Eric, no matter how strongly I feel that Carrie should remove this image (and I do!) I also very much appreciate you taking the hard road and pointing out the legal issues here. I highly doubt anyone here wants to take rights away from photographers, as you know. 🙂

            That said, I mean… she has no reason to keep this image online other than out of spite. It’s ugly and it’s gross and I can’t even begin to understand her thought process here.

            And I guess, since this page really is about Tina Capano and not Carrie Karski, (and I don’t want to upset any of my fellow cultist who may feel that this is way way OT) unless it’s necessary, I’ll try to stay out of this. I think my position is really firmly stated: this photo should not be online out of respect for the parents’ wishes. If not ethically, morally, whatever excuse she wants to use. This whole thing makes me so sad. 🙁

          • BullShite

            It went off topic, but it’s not like that is what you intended to happen. I don’t think that anyone expected that you posting a (relevant) link would make the person it was about come here. I don’t think that has ever happened.

          • BullShite

            She’s more interested in being “right” than she is in being a good businesswoman. Clearly the pyramid scams she runs are her bread and butter. I could NOT see that a legitimate photographer who makes a living doing this would go through all of this hassle just to be “right”, let alone to continuously poke at a client that she claims was awful.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            That’s what she doesn’t get.

            I shoot clients all the time that I have ‘releases’ for, but there is no way in hell I would ever put their picture up. Why? Because they ask me not to. Could I use those images to build my business? Yup! But their repeat business AND their referrals get me way more business!

            It’s how you treat people that matters, not if you’re right or wrong.

          • Like I said. I agree with you and Helena. I would have removed the picture … even if Carrie wins, she loses in this case. She lost credibility, she lost a heck of a lot of time fighting this.

            The cry of “especially since it’s a baby” is as irrelevant as other excuses we get from photo stealers. There are no special laws related to photographing children. There are no special laws concerning NON-SEXUAL nude images of minors (even if I wouldn’t do a shoot like that for all the money in the world).

            It was a STUPID business decision but it was not ILLEGAL or even IMMORAL.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            The problem I have is
            Primum non nocere
            Something in her field she knows very well! Or better!
            Emotional harm to the parent is still considered harm. That is something her employer and their contracts cover.
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primum_non_nocere

          • I agree its a stupid business and not illigal. What is immoral is denying a parents request on the subject of removing an image of their child. Its such a simple thing to do and it does not or should not hurt your business.
            Makes me wonder if they/she has children.

          • Lindsay11

            I don’t think “especially since it’s a baby” is irrelevant at all. Again, no one here is claiming it is illegal. I think “it’s a baby” is important because Carrie is so clearly in the wrong to be using a tiny innocent child who has no way to defend herself as a pawn in her ego stroking game. I think it’s important because Carrie is a repugnant person to be doing the things she does and continues to do.

          • If a parent asked me to remove an image on Facebook then I would. Its not hard .. removing the image will not harm my business, BUT the image would stay on my website. Social media is a different story,

          • Lindsay11

            Eric, Chris has asked those questions because he found himself in this situation and he really didn’t know. I don’t think anyone is arguing legalities here. Helena has a good point – ethically I think she needs to stop posting this photo. No question about it.

            Let’s pretend Chris is as crazy as Carrie says. I don’t believe this at all btw, but sure, let’s pretend everything Carrie says is true. Why would she continue posting this photo of a naked infant against a crazy person’s wishes? She claims to have better photos but she’s made damn sure that this baby is front and center everywhere she can post a photo. If you look at any of her galleries, it’s always this one poor innocent newborn baby girl right up front. Against her parent’s wishes.

            So legally, if she really does have a model release, fine she’s legally OK to do this. (I defer to your judgment on that, you know this stuff much better than I do!) Why doesn’t she understand how vile this makes her look? There is an innocent child being used in her little power struggle game. If she had an ounce of human kindness and generosity in her, she would take down this photo and never even look at it again.

            Honestly, this is making me physically ill. Imagining that this is my child’s photo is giving me a panic attack. She has no reason to use it and plenty of good reasons not to and she still decides that she has the right to expose this baby to the world any way she sees fit. I feel like throwing up.

          • I actually read the blog. They never once said it was illegal. I think they are very informed.
            Are you carries friend?

          • Nope. Not Carries friend.

            I think I’ve been here long enough for you to know my views on things.

            If Carrie was my friend she’d be getting a speech from me on being an idiot but it doesn’t change the legality or even the ethics of the situation.

            If you go back to the things I quoted above, you will see that the client WAS questioning the legality of the use of the images.

            “Our situation involves a minor/infant baby… does this play a role? Does this change the way in which the law is applied?”

            “Is any kind of consent needed because our situation involves a minor/infant baby?”

            “The majority of the photos in question are NOT ONLY of a minor/infant baby… but they’re of a minor/infant baby who is naked in those pictures. Does this come in to play?”

            “Karki Family Photography/Carrie came to our home and took the pictures of our baby in a private setting? Does this play any kind of role?”

            Those are all legal questions and that’s what I was mainly focusing on.

          • O My bad generally I suspicious of everything 🙂
            To me it does not have a thing to do with legal and everything to do with morals

        • U Really That Dumb?

          How’s this for irony. She can’t even start her own business legally.

          https://twitter.com/cmlppl/status/22584551255

          • U Really That Dumb?

            That pesky oath thingy again…

          • BullShite

            Like I said…. the “scheme” part of her “business life” must be what pays the bills, since she doesn’t seem to care much about her reputation as a photographer. Just another fly-by-night scam artists running against the edge of legal acceptability.

          • Carrie Karki

            Wow, you can find twitter feeds from 2010.

            It is not $40 anymore to start a brokerage with me, it is around $300.

            Seeing as how you have nothing to do all day but cyber stalk me all day, maybe your time would be better spent selling insurance. This is at least the second time you have posted ads to join my insurance brokerage, you must be REALLY interested.

            The number has changed though, now it is 571-502-2323. If your going post free ads for me you might as well have the correct phone number to call me.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          It’s looking like you’ve riled a few feathers across a number of platforms. How’s that working for you?

        • U Really That Dumb?

          I see your SEO is working wonders! This page is now number 6 on Google when searching for you!

          • Lindsay11

            Oh man, I would NOT want “stop stealing photos” to be a main search for me, Carrie Karki, when I don’t actually steal photos. How embarrassing! Almost as embarrassing as being a photographer who goes out of their way to piss off clients!

          • Lindsay11

            Also, for me it’s on page 3 when I search Karki Family Photography, so I ‘spose it’s moving up the list.

        • Justin Case

          Wow, way to hijack a thread.

          As much as I find some of what you guys are discussing interesting, I think I need to point out that you have allowed Carrie Karki to seriously misuse this page to do some self-promotion. This subject is already out there on the web for anyone interested. Lets quit before the ‘client’ shows up and this all gets even more out of hand.

          PS: Carrie, if you still have a problem with being referred to here, you could just contact the moderators.

          • Just a Girl

            Well said, Justin!

        • Just a Girl

          For me its pretty simple. WHY insist on being a bitch, Carrie? Why not choose the higher road and pull the photos(s) and walk away from it with more pride then ego attached? You pull the photo(s) you maintain some professional dignity…. you keep it up you continue to look like a complete ass. *shrug* what helps you sleep at night?

          • Helena

            I think it comes down to an inflated sense of self worth, because her attitude seems to be bad with everything she does. Hopefully a suggestion to post photos on 1x for curation might bring her down to earth.

            “If I get on a front page will you buy me a present?”

            I think she honestly thinks her photos are worthy of being featured on these sites. Definitely a case of CRI!

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Carrie M. Karki of Karki Family Photography and Kery’s Consulting of Manassas & Springfield, VA,

          These certainly explain your Fuck You attitude towards your client and the rest of the industry. You really are a piece of work! You truly think all of this negative publicity is good for your business.

          Gotta LOVE your LinkedIn profile! https://www.linkedin.com/in/carriemleemba

          From your personal page: https://www.facebook.com/carrie.lee.315080

          The screen captures below are priceless!

          https://www.facebook.com/carrie.lee.315080/posts/601108216644986

          You LOVE your job! I wonder if your boss has seen this?
          https://www.facebook.com/carrie.lee.315080/posts/601300119959129

          “So boss and his wife decide to show me that they can do my job; cause it is “too easy”.
          Last week in the midst of a fit, cause they could not figure something out, I hand them a stack of problem checks and say, here it is, if your sooooo smart figure it out then, but I am done.

          Today boss hands me back the stack.

          Me: Did you get any fixed?

          #1: No…we could not get them fixed.

          Me: So can I get an assistant to help call the people to get the problems fixed?

          #1: All it takes is someone calling to get the information. I can do that.

          Me: (handing back the stack) OK then.

          #1: Well if you give me the number I will call since you refuse to.

          Me: If I had a contact that could help, these would be done, not waiting to be fixed. (I pull out another file) These I have the contact for, and am waiting for them to be fixed.

          #1: what is this file (picking up another on in my filing)

          Me: That is the stack that you and your wife “helped” me with. I have to go back and fix the errors.

          #1: What errors? Your telling me I don’t know how to do your job?

          Me: Yes, you don’t. I show him check 1. You entered this one 2 times an added the money to the wrong study, at both offices. This one is for X you applied it to Y. This one…

          #1: Did you do blah like I asked Tuesday?

          Me: You mean when I kept asking if you were done “helping me”. No, because you were using my login to the system.

          #1: We entered these checks for you

          Me: (I look at the top one) Ummm… How do you enter this?

          #1: What do you mean?

          Me: This is not in the system yet, so how do you add it?

          #1: I am 200% sure I did it correctly, you are wrong.

          Me: Let’s see… Yup you added the money, to the wrong study at the wrong office.

          #1: I am too busy for this just fix it and be thankful I am helping you.

          Yah….ok…good thing you pay me by the hour…”

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Oh, and before you get upset about this getting published here. YOU put it on the web! Just like your personal address. Which if you’ve noticed I have not published, but yes, many of us here have it because YOU put it out there for the world to see!

          • Helena

            The linked in profile is just precious. I have never heard such self-indulgent bullshit in my 30 years! Just goes to show that the bad attitude crosses over in to everything she does.

          • KimJ

            The one FB link has 1, 2 and then 4 ??? Can’t she count?
            And those posts are super professional – not

        • Helena

          I just noticed this:

          “So put yourself in my shoes. You take exceptional photos, the client is constantly pushing to get the digital copies ASAP, and then when he does he suddenly does not like them?”

          Exceptional photos?! EXCEPTIONAL PHOTOS?! Please remove your head from your rectum.

          • Lindsay11

            hahaha I love the part where suddenly when he gets the photos he doesn’t like them. How was he supposed to know if he liked them BEFORE he got them?

          • Helena

            Magic and unicorn farts Lindsay. Plus more magic, and mind reading powers.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            She is so full of shit it isn’t even funny! If she was so good she would be a “Full Time Professional Photographer” rather than hating her job and calling her bosses names. I want to be a fly on the wall when they read this thread and the FB post where she attacks them.
            She’s a con-artist, hack, and fauxtographer. Nothing more.

        • KimJ

          Wow nice racist slurs “Jew people out of the rest.”
          and this – illegal

          • Lindsay11

            What? She has 400 clients and takes exceptional photographs! She made $1000 last week because someone posted a link buried deep in Tina Capano’s thread! She has 20 years of photography experience! Why on earth would she need to use other people’s photos for advertising??

            hahahahahaha!

            (BTW I notice she opened her business in Aug 30 2013, so a month later she’s asking to use other people’s work? She is a piece of work! https://www.facebook.com/carrie.lee.315080/posts/502147606541048)

          • Lindsay11

            Because there is SO much information out there I’m not sure everyone has seen it. Here is Carrie’s lovely racist comment mixed in with her talking about the “assistants” she has 6 months after opening her business.

            “My “assistants” are people wanting photography lessons or experience, that pay me for the opportunity to see my clients. So they get a client that paid me squat, and then I get paid by the person who takes the photos. And then we (as my partner puts it) Jew people out of the rest.”

            http://chrisvv2014.wordpress.com/9-2/

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Ooh, I wonder if the IRS knows she has assistants.

          • Helena

            But she’s not a professional! She’s just someone claiming to be making $10k a month on the side…

          • WTH!!! If my photography was netting me 10K a month I’d quit my government day job like THAT *snaps fingers*.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            That would be a tripple snap with the hip swing and arm wave, right? 🙂

          • Just a Girl

            Seriously??? Wow!

          • BullShite

            Um…. something tells me the US labor laws might consider this EMPLOYMENT, not “teaching”….. man she could be in SERIOUS trouble over this. Not only with the IRS, but with the local labor board, her insurance (supposing she has any)……. I mean, she could be looking at paying back taxes, back pay for her people, returning all of the money she took to “teach” them….. what a DUNCE, and she CLEARLY has a strong record of being a SCAM ARTIST.

            Funny that she “knows about SEO”……LOL.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            She fails to understand the ramifications of coming here and opening up this can of worms.
            As posted on a FB thread, she could end up costing her employer everything they have, up to and including jail time for government fraud.

          • I AM SPEECHLESS!!!
            That is insane!

        • M.K.

          About the message board threads and people turning on someone #1… http://chrisvv2014.wordpress.com/4-2/

          About the message board threads and people turning on someone #2… http://chrisvv2014.wordpress.com/5-2/

          About the address… http://chrisvv2014.wordpress.com/facebook-sytyap-response/#address

          About those reviews… http://chrisvv2014.wordpress.com/facebook-sytyap-response/#reviews

          About knowing you weren’t a professional… http://chrisvv2014.wordpress.com/facebook-sytyap-response/#professional

          About what they paid and the packages… http://chrisvv2014.wordpress.com/6-2/

          About being overly anxious to receive the photos the client says it was a month before they emailed Carrie and the email doesnt seem very bothered… http://chrisvv2014.wordpress.com/7-2/

          Only seen threats coming from the photographer and some crazy accusations… http://chrisvv2014.wordpress.com/2-2/

          • Megan

            “MK” (the client) ya know Carrie already listed this as a know alias for you right?!

            You just keep on proving Carrie is right. And I will keep popping up to point it out to you.

            Also noticed that you posted a rebuttal to everyone disagreeing to you on one of you complaints. Interesting how they are “a random stranger” but quote you verbatim…

            BTW I am according to the client “Carrie’s Henchman”. More like the woman he pissed off.

            This man send and offensive and nasty message to my wife on FB! He said our son was his daughter and the photo was “The worst baby photo I ever saw in my life”. And then said Carrie was immoral because she had photos of same sex weddings!

            And if that was not bad enough, he called me a man over and over, because he cannot understand that 2 women are Married and have a child!

            Seriously Christian, start spending time with the child you love so much you do not know what she looks like and stop acting like a victim!

        • chrisvv2014.wordpress.com

          I’m the customer who according to Karki Family Photography… “threatened” them, who “forged” all of my proof, who kept “pushing and insisting”, who “signed a model release”. I’m the customer who according to Karki Family Photography has “differing versions” of my family’s story and who “people started to turn on”. I’m the customer who according to Karki Family Photography they “did nothing to” and who is giving Karki Family Photography the “free advertising” that their business is now prospering from.

          All of this is nothing short of unbelievable to me. On top of continuing to exploit our defenseless baby… they have spread an enormous amount of lies about us and the situation. Things that are not only not true… but things that Karki would NEVER be able to substantiate if forced to. I won’t go into too much more detail… I’ll just say that literally 99% of the things Karki has claimed here and on many others sites is complete BS.

          For anyone who might be interested on an update of where everything stands today… Karki Family Photography has continued exploiting our child for the last 2 months (6+ months total). They have escalated their attacks on our family and have continued to refuse to allow our family to move on from the nightmare they have dragged our family through. Their new approach has been to deny everything. And they are sending a couple of their “henchmen” to attack us on Ripoffreport.com. But, as I have promised since day 1… as long as they continue to use our newborn baby to fill whatever disgusting void they have in their lives… my family will continue to tell our story and fight against this bullying.

          And we have created a new video blog page to further provide the public with the facts and the truth.

          http://chrisvv2014.wordpress.com/video-blog/

  • Guest

    Well after visiting her new site today I noticed a few things. First of all she is definitely following this page! She changed her about page to include a “bio” of each partner. If you can call telling us where each is from a bio, without even telling us these supposed partner names.

    “All 4 of us come from different backgrounds and specialties. Along with
    myself a small business owner from South Jersey specializing in family
    portraits, we have a Philadelphia born and based wedding photographer, a
    free lance fashion photographer from Central Jersey, and another local
    business owner from South Jersey who does a little bit of everything.”

    And second, she removed the gallery. I can’t remember the last time i went to a photographers website and they didn’t have a single photo of THEIR work. Looks like she is following our suggestions but not understanding them. This business is going to go no where incredibly fast!

    • so sad, she may never get things right…smh

    • captain-confuzzled

      golly, a fashion photographer, a wedding photographer, a freelance photographer and some other “business owner” and no examples of their fabulous work? Yep, I’d hire them! /sarcasm

    • ric new

      They might be in the process of uploading samples.

    • Lindsay11

      Wha? Yesterday there were 3 of them and now today there are 4? She can’t keep her lies straight or what?

      Also, I suggest she stop trying to pretend she’s a photographer, let’s see if she follows that one.

      • captain-confuzzled

        I’m kinda intrigued by the “local business owner from South Jersey who does a little bit of everything” Wonder if said business owner is the
        “we’ll use this identity to cover our butts” partner? Ha!

    • KimJ

      I must be looking at a different web page because I get nothing.

    • KimJ

      If I was part of a group of photographers I would expect my name to be mentioned. She is the only one mentioned.

      • Ric New

        Excellent point.

      • Helena

        Yes, if I was in a group of photographers setting up business, I’d want not only my name to be mentioned, but a biography and a picture! You don’t even have the option to request a photographer by name as there is no information about anyone, and without pictures of the photographers, how do you know if the right person is showing up? Just really transparent and crap how bad this cover is.

      • Marc W.

        Either I’m missing something or she changed the about page on the website, but she seems to only talk about herself.

        • Helena

          Are you looking at TTS or once upon a picture?

          • Marc W.
          • Helena

            This is the other site that has exactly the same telephone number but operated by a different person… Apparently.
            http://www.onceuponapicturenj.com/

          • Anyone else notice the lack of pictures on that “photography” page?

          • Helena

            Which considering there are allegedly four photographers, is more than a little fishy.

          • BullShite

            Four photographers working for YEARS too.
            Like I said, this is so friggin’ stupid. She needs to STOP this crap, learn, build a portfolio, and THEN (maybe) open up shop. It’s like she want’s a house so bad she’s not bothering to build the foundation first… so it’s just going to crumble after looking good for a little while. It’s INSANE.

          • Marc W.

            Thanks. I’ve lost track of ALL the websites. =/

  • KimJ
  • KimJ

    Found another website of hers : http://www.ttsphotodesign.com/

    • Lindsay11

      I love this line ” I started my own business, TTS Photo Design LLC (previously Time to Sparkle Photography), in November of 2011. I changed the business TTS Photo Design LLC DBA Time to Sparkle Photography in January 2014. The new branding and new name was just the thing I needed to expand on the ideas I had for the future” aka I had to change it because I was caught out. Also I need to update my about page since I’ve had to change it since I was caught again!

      I googled DBA because I’ve never heard that before, so she claims TTS Photo Design is an LLC and she’s Doing Buisness As Time to Sparkle Photography. You know, if you are a photographer and don’t steal photos you don’t have to make such a mess of your name!

      • doncalifornia

        So she had PREVIOUSLY benn Time to Sparkle, then in Nov 2011 she started TTS Photo Design LLC, and then in Jan 2014 changed it to DBA Time to Sparkle again. Makes sense. That’s some rebranding mastery right there.

  • Lindsay11

    Tina, I’m confused and you might be too. Is it 3 friends or 4 friends? Your facebook says 3 https://www.facebook.com/onceuponapicturenj/info and your website says 4? http://www.onceuponapicturenj.com/about.html Is “Jaime” confused? I know I am!

    Since we know you are reading, feel free to weigh in here and let us know where you got it wrong.

    • Lindsay11

      Also, you gave your own business a 5 star review? You didn’t even bother making up a fake name to leave a fake review?? https://plus.google.com/112549050136555761609/about

      • doncalifornia

        OK now that is hilarious. Isn’t that also not ethical? I don’t know, don’t ask me, I’m just figuring that personally giving your own business a five-star review isn’t exactly straight up. Call me crazy. And amused.

        • Hey it’s suspect … At least she used her real name 🙂

        • Lindsay11

          It’s a pretty gross thing to do at any rate. If you are good, you won’t need to prop yourself up because your clients will do that for you. The fact that she doesn’t have any reviews except her own is pretty telling!

      • Justin Case

        Gone. Good morning, TTS!

        • Helena

          I’d like to think it was because I reported the review, but I imagine Tina removed it.

        • Lindsay11

          Oh fantastic!

      • Just a Girl

        Shes gotta give herself a 5 Star review! No one else sure as hell will!

    • Lindsay11

      She’s plagiarized as well. I have to run so I can’t check more, but I’m sure there is more. Her about page http://www.ttsphotodesign.com/#!about/cjg9 lifts am awful lot from this Tina http://www.pureinart.com/about-tina/

      So it it weird that Kelly steals from Kelly and Tina steals from Tina, or do they think that if someone searches they will see the name is the same and not look further?

      • BullShite

        I think it’s a flux in the space-time fauxtognium. We are witnessing such an out pouring of faux-energy, that it is overriding reality as we know it. In other words, their delusional worlds are colliding with the real world at a rate so fast that they have begun to orbit around others of that same name that are real photographers…TRYING TO BECOME THEM…… or they just assume that if they steal from people with their same first name, that if someone looks it up, it’s harder to get caught??

        • Lindsay11

          Oh I get it now! The stealers are really Autons and they are trying to take over real photographers! The Nestene Conciousness’ newest plan is truly diabolical!

          Can someone reverse the polarity?! Where’s the sonic camera!

  • Guest

    Looking at all 3 of these business’s photos… I realized that my iphone takes better pictures. Why hire them when I can ask a stranger/passerby to take a picture of me with my phone? I will get the same quality for free.

    • BullShite

      Girl has to give it up, learn the damn craft right, and be patient and humble, not entitled and egotistical…. or she can keep doing this, remain a failure and sub-par, and never really get anywhere.

      It’s like “hey I totally did it wrong the first couple of times…..LET’S DO IT THE WRONG WAY AGAIN!”

      God almighty.

    • Oh man that’s harsh #sarcasm

    • Justin Case

      I’m confused. Where are the images?

      • Guest

        They took them down for some reason. Now it’s a photography studio with no online gallery or portfolio. ???

        • BullShite

          …….with 3/4 photographers, who have been doing this for YEARS remember!

          • Give them a bit of time, it takes a while to find the best images online, remove the watermarks, add your own watermark, invent a heart warming narrative for the shoot and then post them online.

            On top of all that, they have to coordinate to insure they don’t steal the same images.

          • Lindsay11

            I honestly think it is more work for these people to steal than it is to go out and take pictures. It’s only easier for these people to steal because they don’t have the talent or the clients to take good photos.

  • Lindsay11

    Just a little update because I was gone all weekend and I’m trying to catch up. Good Tina, the photographer who bad Tina plagiarized from has been made aware and is looking into this. I also asked her to keep an eye out for bad Tina stealing her photos because like, why would she just stop at words?

  • Guest

    Could this be Jamie? She’s located in South Jersey. https://www.facebook.com/PortraitsbyJamieLynne

    • Helena

      I’ve wondered that myself, but I don’t know. I doubt there’s actually anyone except Tina in this collaboration.

      • BullShite

        Tina is not smart enough to give it up until she’s actually worthy of the title professional, but I’d wager she’s smart enough to look up the names of local photographers and use them as her phantom staff to imply legitimacy for anyone that might do any surface searching.

        • Helena

          Would almost be worth contacting Jamie.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            1) if it is her, she likely has no idea about any of this and would want to know;
            2) knows nothing about any of this and would want to know…

          • Lindsay11

            So… anyone going to contact her? haha

          • Helena

            Think I found Jamie…

          • Nosey Bitch Hater

            I think you Nosey Ass BITCHES need to get busy with your own lives!

          • V323

            I’m guessing you’re AOK with thieves though, correct?

          • Guest

            Who the fuck put you blodd suckers in charge of handling thieves. I picture you all holding torches and being led by a pack of dogs in the dark. FUCKING BITCHES who have nothing else to do

          • Justin Case

            Thanks for bringing such civility to the discussion. I couldn’t have really cared less about this, but now I’m curious… what’s got YOUR panties in a bunch, dear Guest?

          • Guest

            You fucks that must have no work to do and pretty fucking nasty dirty homes to be able to sit on here day in and day out!

          • captain-confuzzled

            and why do you care?

          • V323

            Awwww angry thief is angry!

          • Helena

            Yeah, I’d guess this is Tina, seeing as she is twig thin and this guest thinks calling a pregnant woman fat is an insult. 😛

            Fwiw her friend Jamie seems to use her own photographs, although I haven’t done a RIS… yet.

          • V323

            They’re not even good insults. “Fat nosy bitches” is all we get? Damn. She needs to spend an NHL season with me, I will teach her to properly dig deep for the soul destroying insults.

            <~~~Subject matter expert in all things profanity.

          • Helena

            Lol. I know. Total lack of imagination. In fact my first thought was “really that’s the best you can do?”

          • V323

            LOL. Projecting much?

            PS: Calling me or any other person a “bitch” is hardly insulting, just means typical thieves like you, that are unable to actually be honest, responsible ACCOUNTABLE for their actions, cannot cope with being exposed for who they are.

          • Helena

            I’d rather be a nosey bitch than a liar and a thief. 🙂

          • Guest

            GLad you are in your comfort zone. FAT NOSEY BITCH

          • Helena

            Hahaha!

          • U Really That Dumb?

            I think idiots need to stop stealing.

          • Lindsay11

            Meh. Not a very good attempt but made people laugh. 3/10 would not recommend.

            I love when people tell our resident pregnant lady she never has sex and she’s fat! You go @disqus_xEM6zUFLAh:disqus!

          • Helena

            If I didn’t do the former, I wouldn’t be the latter. 😉 Although the lack of sex comment amused me and my husband more. Fat is just a lame insult from a complete stranger.

          • Just a Girl

            HAHAHAHAHA! I looooooove yooooooooooooooou!

          • Lindsay11

            Back atcha darlin’!

          • Justin Case

            looks like you just might have!

          • Helena

            Well someone isn’t happy for sure! 😛

        • Guest

          I think someone should message this Jamie from “Portraits by Jamie” and just make her aware of being partners with Tina. Jamie doesn’t seem to have much experience either and I myself would want to get quality experience. I wouldn’t partner with Tina for even a second.

          https://www.facebook.com/PortraitsbyJamieLynne

    • Not very encouraging!

      What wedding photographer promises 250 edits, 250 prints and an album within 3 days of the wedding!?!?!?

      • Helena

        Eeek, I don’t think that’s the right Jamie though, as it was only when I found a link to the other Jamie that the “guest” went a bit cuckoo and started calling people bitches. 😛

  • Bully

    Some people just suck at life

    • guest

      Some people need to GET A LIFE!

      • captain-confuzzled

        O K A Y! happy now?

      • BullShite

        Some people NEED TO STOP BEING THIEVING FAKERS.

    • Hahahaha namely you :p

      • Helena

        Is our delightful guest in NJ by any chance Joseph?

        • Not sure they hiding behind a Florida host. Still checking to make sure

          • captain-confuzzled

            wasn’t “hubby” supposedly in Florida for some reason?

          • Helena

            Orlando, Florida… Location of Disney World. Where Tina has been 28 times.

          • captain-confuzzled

            bingo!

  • Lindsey

    She posted on her instagram that she ‘magically’ lost access to her social media accounts, emails, and bank accounts. Hmm… Something’s fishy. http://instagram.com/p/pZTOJdMEri/

    • Lindsay11

      Interesting, if she’s setting it up to be “hacked” as an excuse down the road. How does one “magically” lose access to one’s accounts.

      BTW do you have a link for this? I don’t see it on her instagram here? http://instagram.com/tts_photo_design

      • Lindsey
        • BullShite

          These fake “I’ve been hacked” things are always so silly! “Oh I’ve been “hacked” for days and I’ve just now noticed, so I’m in the process of “getting back” ALL my accounts, which is totally a much longer process than just changing my passwords…… so if someone was stealing photos and plagiarizing text, on my websites IT WASN’T ME!!!

          • Lindsay11

            Those hackers that like to post stolen photos to stealers web pages and hold conversations with friends and families like they are the stealer are really the ones with too much time on their hands. Also not too smart. If I were a hacker, instead of impersonating someone on their facebook I’d be emptying their bank accounts!

    • Wes Jones
  • Helena

    Oooh the last post with the instagram account led me to this.
    http://instagram.com/errigj/
    I’d guess that is Jamie…

    • Helena

      The link between the two.

      • BullShite

        #photothief #plagurist #noapologies #liar #fraud #imaphotographerbecauseisayiam

      • Lindsay11

        Really good investagoogling ducky! Obviously you struck a nerve – the timing between these posts and the appearance of our fat nosey troll is too close to be a coincidence. I wonder why she said she was Portraits by Jaime when she is J Lea Photography? Trying to hide? Ride on a more popular photographers name?

    • Helena

      And another link on Jamie’s Wix.

      • Helena

        Which didn’t post. D’oh!

  • Just so you know “Guest” is 198.136.55.148 HostDime.com …most likley using that service to hide their true IP.
    Country:United States
    State/Region:Florida
    City:Orlando

    • Helena

      Thank you!

    • U Really That Dumb?

      They are likely at Disney or in the area.

  • TiffanyB

    One: you all need to get a life.
    Two: Megan, who paid you to say she “stole” your photos? Probably the same person whose been hacking all of Tina’s accounts for the last few months.

    If any of you bothered to do any significant research about the owner of TTS and knew anything about her you would be able to put all your “what ifs” into perspective. Like “what if” the gallery in question was initially private and used to hold photos she needed for this workshop and the person (who most likely paid Megan) used to work for Tina and hacked her account making these things public and for sale in which that time started the whole photo stealing debacle before Tina had a chance to even realize.

    I don’t care what “excuses” you think she’s come up with but the above pretty much gives you a realistic, reasonable and logical explanation as to why this part of her website was made public.

    • Justin Case

      Tiffany – wow. Three days with no attention, how did you survive?

      One: you do realize that every time you bump this thread it increases the profile for search engines, right? Meaning the more you try to excuse your ‘friend’ the longer this will be a black mark on her reputation.

      Two: No ‘reasonable and logical explanation’ excuses the fact that when this problem was originally pointed out, the images were NOT removed, but were instead hidden but kept up on the website. The ex-employee who hacked into accounts is just a combination of two of the most common bogus excuses people always use. The fact that you want to throw bribery allegations into it is just comical.

      But by all means, keep posting here, keep the attention focused on Tina Capano Time to Sparkle, TTS Photo Design etc. It gives those of us who need to get a life with more things to comment on.

      • TiffanyB

        I really feel bad for each and every one of you. You THREATEN me w legal action for asking a question? I have an opinion just like each and every one of you. What you do not know is I am not friends with Tina.. i know what went down from the person who created this problem for her and contacted her after the fact. What you also don’t know is what her website looked like before this and those photos were not public until the website was compromised. Yes she hid them, back to the way they were supposed to be for her viewing only.

        • Helena

          No one threatened you with legal action.
          She changed the folder to a snarky message about other people’s photos being none of their business.
          She compromised her site by infringing other people’s copyright. End of.

          • TiffanyB

            Bc it isn’t when it was ment to be private ! If someone wanted to get to you the first thing they’re going to do if ruin their business and right now they’re succeeding thanks to all of you. Congrats guys. Now go focus on your own lives rather than ruining someone else’s. BTW after reading most of these comments half of you should give up photography and get a legal degree. Just make sure you give Google some credit ..

          • Lindsay11

            Why was she selling her supposedly private collection of photos? http://i1.wp.com/stopstealingphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/TimeToSparkle_0049.jpg

          • TiffanyB

            Really ? Did you not read my initial post ?

          • Lindsay11

            Really? You think a mysterious ex-employee spent time making her folders public, chatting with her friends, promoting her business, selling photographs she stole? Really?

            Surely you have proof of this person who “paid Megan”. We have proof that Tina Capano is a liar and a thief, where’s yours?

            I’m really sad you have to spend your vacation time defending all these lies. Wouldn’t you rather be having fun? Spending time with your family?

          • TiffanyB

            Lindsay maybe you should be a detective w all your questioning and investigative work.. i don’t understand why you all focus so much energy on this subject that has nothing to do w you. This woman has put nothing but 100% of her life into a business you’re all tearing apart over a simple fault (if it was hers) or someone else’s wrong doing. She is starting from the bottom and building something and one little gallary that was to remain private became public ruined everything for her. It was not her intention to sell anything either, which was also a fault or hack. I know it was not her intention to “steal” anything which is why she explained herself, but that makes her a liar apparently.

            As for my “family” and “vacation time” Lindsay what are you talking about ??

            And as for the ex employee, they are related to the one person who is out to ruin tinas life, who like I said used to be a friend of mine, and posted things insinuating what they had done prior to all this coming out. So like I said if you bothers to do significant research and look passed the business and see what else this girl has been dealing w over the last year and a half you would ALL feel like complete morons.

            It’s also funny to see that you believe every word of the person starting the blame but have no time to listen to tinas side of the story. She’s just a liar to all of you. I would love to see one of your loved ones put thru every thing your saying about tina and survive. This girl will come out on top and despite whatever you say continue to grow and learn w her business while all of you spend time debating on forums and computers/tablets/phones w out experiencing the real world.

            Enjoy your little blood sucking cyber bullish site you got going on here. It’s one thing to wrote bad reviews about a business it’s another to pit someone down as a person.

            😉

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Who cares what she went through! She stole! She lied! She comitted Fraud!
            Nothing else matters.

          • “i don’t understand why you all focus so much energy on this subject that has nothing to do w you.”

            It does have something to do with us … asshats like Tina are one of the reasons the industry is in the shape it currently is in. These talentless hacks who don’t know ISO from aperture who think all that’s involved is pressing a button.

            They throw together a website with their own shitty iomages and can;t get a single client so they STEAL OTHER PHOTOGRPAHERS WOR to bolster their images.

            Then clients come along are are totally disapointed int he work they get … the images they get are no better than what they or friends could have gotten and so they value professional photography LESS.

            THIS HARMS THE INDUSTRY!

          • Justin Case

            Wow, all this drama. For something that could have ended with a simple ‘oops, sorry I’ll take those images down.’ Instead I have to use all my free time to ruin her life (yes, that is sarcasm, I couldn’t care less about Tina TTS-whatever now that the images are down, but since you’re the one doing the attacking here, allow me to point out a few flaws in your ‘logic’)

            Try to keep your story straight ‘Tiffany.’ Was Tina hacked by the relative of a vengeful ex-employee who posted Megan’s images and then paid Megan to report her? Or was it ‘a simple fault’ (your words)?

            “What you do not know is I am not friends with Tina” and yet you know “This woman has put nothing but 100% of her life into a business” and you claim to know “her intention(s)”?
            How exactly? ESP?

            “And as for the ex employee, they are related to the one person who is
            out to ruin tinas life, who like I said used to be a friend of mine, and
            posted things insinuating what they had done prior to all this coming
            out.” Nice friends you have Tiffany. Except that it’s just pure fantasy bullshit. If someone posted such ‘insinuations’, where is your proof?

            I call bullshit on all your nonsense. I don’t think you have anything to do with this at all. I think you’re just trying to divert attention from your own bad behavior, and can’t even admit who you really are.

            PS: we’re all still anxiously awaiting the CNN report

            Oh, and PPS: You’re an idiot. Just “my opinion”

          • Lindsay11

            So first we’re awesome detectives, then we suck at looking into what REALLY happened. Which is it? You know, I’d think if you had proof of all these stupid claims you’d have posted them by now. You’re not really helping your “friend” out much.

            The better question may be: why are YOU devoting so much time with something that doesn’t have anything to do with you? Unless you really are Tina. And you know what, I’ll flat out say it, I think you are Tina posting from FL where you are on vacation. If I’m wrong I’ll post that too, with an apology. But as it stands now? I think you’re Tina Capano.

            We’ve had over two months to listen to her side of the story. Her story (and story is an accurate word. Lies is even better.) keeps changing. First it was for school, then a workshop, then hacking…. blah blah blah. We aren’t stupid and we aren’t buying it.

          • KimJ

            She is coming out the top, the top liar of PS.
            Tina Capano or who ever you from Time to Sparkle Photo Design or Once Upon a Picture or TTS Photo Design the bottom line is that you stole. It isn’t a bad review – it is fact. You are a thief, your account was not hacked, your assistant didn’t do it. You stole and then lied about it.

            I have not been following this site for as long as many others but the excuses are all the same.

            As for experiencing the real world – hey lady you have no clue what I do. Oh god that was so funny.

            If ANY of my loved ones had to steal and then lie I would support them in doing the RIGHT thing and that is manning up and taking responsibility.

          • Just a Girl

            Gosh, next thing you know you’ll be blaming it on her ex husband! Thats about all you got left.

          • Lindsay11
          • Lindsay11

            How come Tina never mentioned being hacked here when she was caught out? If I were “hacked” (LOL) I think I’d mention it. She only claims that now because her other excuses weren’t bought. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7632014/%284%29%20Megan%20Pisha%20-%20%E2%98%85%E2%98%86%E2%98%86%E2%98%86%E2%98%86%20DO%20NOT%20USE%20THIS%20PHOTOGRAPHER%21%20The%20images%20on…pdf

          • Helena

            It was for college at first… Jesus, she needs to get her stories straight .

          • Lady Blush

            shes never taken a class… she’s now “self taught” lol

          • Being “Self-taught” isn’t automatically a bad thing as long as you waited until you had the proper skill set before starting your business.

            The problem with many of the people identified here is that they don’t wait to have mastered the skills needed. They get a nice shiny new camera and think that’s all they need. They don;t take the time to learn the technical, artistic, business and legal aspect of photography.

            There are amazing and knowledgeable self-taught photographers out there … unfortunately, Tina isn’t one of them

          • Helena

            Yes this!

          • This … this always makes me want to punch someone.

            Tiffani Hollie Donnelly If anything, they should be flattered that she would even want to use them as inspiration …

            That makes me so angry.

          • I read them all. Only I got the vibe that you may be a “dumb ass” but I could be wrong … It’s just an opinion.

          • Lindsay11

            Also, since you obviously aren’t paying attention here and just spouting your half formed opinions around, you should know that there are actually a few lawyers that post here.

          • Are we in trouble again. We all know Tina is the best-est photographer in the land of make believe. Time to check out law schools online then maybe I would get a life

          • Helena

            You’re missing the point somewhat. She shouldn’t have been uploading photographs that weren’t hers to her website anyway because it is still copyright infringement.

            She shouldn’t have downloaded brushes from deviant art and repackaged them for sale via etsy, stolen templates for logos and business flyers which she offered for sale via etsy, or plagiarised her about me page.

            Sorry, but if you aren’t Tina, and you believe that she’s a victim here then more fool you.

          • Was that how you and Tina got into photography? See what I did there?

          • Lindsay11
          • Helena

            I should probably drive this home a little bit more. Other people’s photographs are ALWAYS their business. Quite literally their business. Whether you like it or not, uploading them to her website was wrong, and posts like this and her course of action following is why this is still going on.

          • V323

            Ohhhh dear Tiffany or whomever you are: I can’t believe how many times I get to say this with new offenders, but here it goes again. If Tina, TTS etal had been the VICTIM of such thievery, had had her work stolen and passed off as another’s, you and her would absolutely LOVE that PS and like minded people were here to cover her back.
            Seriously, take 5 seconds and reverse roles…then tell me “people should get a life”.
            That’s your only retort because you’re defending the wrong side.

          • We mentioned that stating “Megan, who paid you to say she “stole” your photos?” could be considered libelous in nature.

            We post provable information not baseless accusations.

          • Helena

            Oh right. That’s tantamount to us threatening her with a lawyer ourselves now? Good to know. Lol!

        • Lindsay11

          You said flat out “Megan, who paid you to say she “stole” your photos?” which is 1. a lie and 2. proof that you don’t have any idea what you are talking about. Megan or Corey could sue you for that. Fair warning. Not threat.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Here is my opinion, you either ARE Tina or related to her in one way or another.
          Either way, Tina is a lying thief and fraud as proven here. Keep up the posts. It’s AWESOME that her name is getting drug even further through the shit storm SHE created!
          Trust me when I say that the her actions have guaranteed that the photography community will make sure, for the rest of time, that everyone knows everything she’s done.

        • Justin Case

          so, you’re just a troll then, who doesn’t actually want to help Tina resolve this situation but just wants to pick a fight she can’t win. Who needs a life now, then?

          A. Where exactly did I ‘THREATEN’ you – with legal action or otherwise?
          B. If you ‘know what went down from the person who created this problem for her’ please enlighten us: we like screen shots, websites, emails or other proof please. If you can’t provide them, I will stick with the ones that have already been posted.
          C. I couldn’t care less what her sad little website looked like before, I only care about what it looked like when the stolen photos were there.
          D. When someone finds images that belong to them and demands that they be removed, the proper response is TO REMOVE THE FUCKING IMAGES, not to just put them behind a password protected gallery.

          I look forward to your next response full of good will and pity for me.

          Thanks for your time.

          • I think she is referring to my post further up where I mention that unfounded claims of us accepting money to bad mouth businesses (Megan, who paid you to say she “stole” your photos?) could be considered libelous in nature.

        • I feel bad for myself … So what you are saying you know the hacker 🙂
          You do know we can verify but I think we did that already. The site was always like that nothing was private.

        • Guest

          Tiffany or should we call you Tina,

          You are full of shit! I am the one that started all this as you say. Besides me and the photographers whose works were stolen, not a single sole knows it was me. So to say you heard all of your information from the person who created this problem is complete bull. Please if you are going to lie to cover your ass and Tina’s ass make sure that you are going to get caught doing so. Remember this thread started from lies so maybe you shouldn’t add to them. And for the record Megan is a victim here. It’s her photos that were stolen. We don’t care if the album was public or private. Hacked into or not hacked into. That doesn’t change the fact that Megan’s photos were in time to sparkles/tts photo design’s gallery

          • Lindsay11

            Thanks for posting. I am not really sure Tina knows how to stop lying.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            She’s probably thinking she’s Chris Christy…

          • Lindsay11

            OK so I live in California and don’t pay too much attention to him. So I jumped on the first page that listed some of his lies and you aren’t kidding, Tina and Christie are quite similar! Christie lies about silly random things he doesn’t even need to lie about. That sounds super familiar!

        • BullShite

          Um…. the IRS and local govornment might have a bit of an issue with you…. er “TINA” claiming to have employees when she doesn’t. It’s not people who out thieves that don’t listen to polite requests to remove STOLEN work that you have to worry about.

          Also, running a business that is not registered in your state is a big no-no.

          Also : Google Cache is AWESOME.

    • One: Shutting fauxtographers like you is my life…. solely 🙂
      Two: I received no money from Megan but be assured I will contact her for my cut PS must have forgotten … innocent mistake.

      Its always a hacker, its so believable that why everyone uses that excuse 😛

    • WE GET PAID!?! When did that start happening?

      “but the above pretty much gives you a realistic, reasonable and logical explanation as to why this part of her website was made public.”

      So you think that a conspiracy theory involving payments to us, hacking of several websites is more realistic than Tina being a photo thief? Seriously? Do you wear a tinfoil hat?

      Also, carefull wth flinging accusations like ” Megan, who paid you to say she “stole” your photos?” … you could find yourself with a nice libel lawsuit.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        To be a professional photographer, yes!
        To deal with this shit, no! Unfortunately it’s become part of being a professional photographer…

        • She means that we get paid to post on here.

          I do get paid to do photography. Currently working on post work for 3 weddings.

          Two of my 3 backup drives died at the same time … just spent 28 hours rebuilding my backups, adding two new 2TB drives.

          • Justin Case

            what, you have THREE backups? What are you some kind of paranoid?

            (Oh, sorry, I almost forgot, that’s what professionals do: they GUARANTEE their work)

            One of my favorite quotes for all my photo students: “There are two kinds of people: those who have had hard drives fail, and those who haven’t hard a hard drive fail YET.”

          • That’s one the little things people don;t consider when they hire uncle bob or that guy at the office with the nice camera. Little things like backups, contracts, insurance, proper gear, backup gear …

          • Helena

            I’ve got 2 back ups too. External and a 12TB NAS drive but I’m not a pro, just paranoid. 😛

          • Just a Girl

            I plugged in my external TB to the dreaded “would you like to format this drive?” message. I’m sick! I couldn’t imagine how I would feel if I was a Pro and there was actually a moneymaker on there!

          • Suddenly it wouldn’t be a moneymaker it would be a “dishing out tons of money to a recovery firm ” quickly followed by a “series of unfortunate lawsuits”.

          • 12TB !?!?!?!?!?!?

            At max, 30GB (Raw) per wedding, that’s 400 full weddings! Everything inlcuded, even the rejected files!!!! Let’s say you are a really, really busy wedding photographer and you do 30 weddings a year that’s 13 years worth of storage there!

          • Helena

            My husband is an IT nerd, and it backs up all our files, so all our music etc, plus redundancy is built in, so it’s not 12TB of storage altogether. I’ve only shot 5 weddings. It probably has more pics of our son than anything. 😛

          • U Really That Dumb?

            My smallest of three NAS RAIDs is 25TB.
            Total physical backup in the office well exceeds 100TB. Offsite is 50TB each in two locations. Cloud is unlimited.
            When you shoot monster events with 6+ photographers you can end up with 300-400GB per event in just finalized JPG’s.
            Client gets three copies: WM Web; WM Full Res; Full Res for Print.

          • Helena

            Show off! 😛

      • BullShite

        Even if she was only giving us a quarter each (never-mind the hassle of paying everyone, let alone with foreign conversion) that would be a LOT of money, just to say something that IS ALREADY CLEARLY SCREEN CAPPED.

        I love these ludicrous statements!

    • U Really That Dumb?

      1) I have a busy one. It pisses me off that I have to take time away from it to deal with photo stealers as a way to protect my livelihood. AND deal with idiots like you that have CRI.
      2) are you serious? You trying to blow your money on legal costs? Oh wait, we already established that you have CRI and likely related to Tina so no shock there.
      3) Please tell Tina to hang it up. She’s done this to herself and the chance of her ever being a professional photographer is decreasing minute by minute and exponentially every time her or one of her friends and family comments on this page.

    • Lindsay11

      LOL what on earth do you call “significant research” if not all the work that’s been done here? Pretty significant proof that Tina is a lying thief and a fraud. If you haven’t bothered to read it, I can’t be bothered to point out how much you sound like an idiot.

      Tina Capano of Time to Sparkle, TTS Photo Design, Once Upon a Picture is a lying liar who lies, a stealing stealer who steals and a frauding fraud who frauds. That last one might not work but you get the idea.

    • Melinda Potter

      This seriously cracked me up. People are so funny. I think what the poster meant by “Megan, who paid you to say she “stole” your photos?”, was that one of the original photographers was paid by the “hacker” to say that the images were hers. “Who was it Megan? Who? Confess now!” Lmao
      I don’t know why the other photographers, who’s images showed up in TTS’s portfolio weren’t paid to say that Tina stole their photos, or why the writer who was plagerized wasn’t paid to say that they were her words, but I want in. Can I get paid to say the images I make are mine?

      It never ceases to amaze me when people get featured here, or confronted/outed in anyway, and they don’t just take the content down that doesn’t belong to them, and shut their faces. lol must be some sort of common personality trait among intellectual thieves NOT to be able to do something so very simple.
      We all say an apology would be nice, but seriously what are they supposed to say? Be honest? lol
      “Hi I’m scammy McScammerson. I thought it’d be a good idea to use other people’s content on my business pages since my work isn’t as good as there’s, and I’m too lazy, and don’t care enough to make all my own content. I honestly thought that no one would notice and everyone, including who I took my content from, wouldn’t find out. I really didn’t think it would be a big deal even IF people noticed. I put very little effort at all into what I do and thought everyone else felt the same way. I mean besides the business end of things, it’s just clicking a button, just random words put in a particular order, it’s just music. Boy! I was wrong. There are a lot of sensitive people out there. I will be more careful from here on out with my duchebaggery.”
      Nope, better off not saying a damn thing, taking ALL the stolen content down, and obliging those you stole from and meeting ALL their demands.

    • Melinda Potter

      and What IF Tina had removed the content when one of the original content creators contacted her privately and asked her to do so? What IF? What IF Tina wasn’t driven by her ego but was an honest person with integrity? What if Tina took it a step further and took Megan’s pictures down promptly, and apologized for her ignorance, but also removed ALL the content from her pages that didn’t belong to her? What IF Tina was an honest hard working photographer with talent of her own? What IF? Really we could play the what if game for hours…. it still doesn’t change a thing

    • BullShite

      WHAT IF there is NO super secret hacker group that specifically targets random photographers by removing their photographs and putting up stolen work of other people in their place?

      But no, there HAS TO be a super secret group of nefarious hackers that purposely breaks into photographers sites to do just this…. (THEN they alert photostealers and watch the innocent photographers get in trouble!)

      …..because, why else would this excuse be used by EVERY OTHER STINK’N THIEF?

  • NB

    This is TiffanyB this morning.

    • Helena

      In Florida?

  • Helena

    Aaaaaand this is now the once upon a picture “about us” page.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      How deep is she going to dig the hole?

      • Helena

        We are waaaay past 6 feet here…

    • Justin Case

      I’m actually sorry to see this. All over something that could have so easily been avoided.

      • Helena

        The story has changed multiple times now and it’s lies upon lies upon lies, when taking the stuff down, and admitting fault would have made it go away.

      • Melinda Potter

        It’s OK Justin Case, I have a feeling we are the only one’s that will read it. I have a feeling all those “many” people “Excited for the new adventure” don’t actually exist other than many profiles and personalities created by Tina and her friends. :/ either way, it’s sad

    • BullShite

      See, this is how you know this is all bullshit. I would never in my wildest dreams think of announcing facebook like drama on my business page. If I had partners and one left, I would simply remove their information. This kind of stuff is so incredibly amateurish, especially the idea that there is all of this excitement built up around this unregistered, and therefor “fake” business.

      All this time she could have just apologized sincerely, stepped back for a few years and legitimately learned the craft…. but no… she’s entitled to be a professional because she has an expensive camera. 😛

      • Helena

        There are ways of announcing someone is leaving. This is not it. You just say “xyz is unfortunately leaving us to do abc and we wish them the best of luck in the future.” This was blatantly a “woe is me, these people that caught me stealing other people’s hard work are such bullies that they won’t let me start yet another illegitimate business” and sorry, but not sorry, I have no sympathy. Especially after that “guest” called me a fat nosey bitch. Haha!

        • KimJ

          Why would she leave the old part about there being 4 people when things have changed? If you are going to change your website why leave the old information on?

          • Helena

            Because D’oh!

          • BullShite

            Hey, everyone sees right through my lies and bullshite EVERY TIME….. I know, I’ll just lie and bullshite MORE to cover them up! That will work the 50th time around I bet!

          • Lindsay11

            That was my first thought as well! This is all a game she’s playing, or she’s a terrible terrible business person.

          • Just a Girl

            Perhaps both?!?!

          • Lindsay11

            haha! My favorite and most used Simpsons quote applies: “A little from column A, a little from column B”.

    • Blah blah blah .. You mean she/he left after thier reputation suffered becuse of your stealing!

  • peaceetc

    Hey, all you crazy cult kids. I haven’t been checking in on this listing, so I was surprised to learn TTS has not only been hacked over a period of months (gee, you’d think someone would have noticed, sinced the “hacked” stuff was public!), but people are paying others to say their images were stolen! Wow, that’s pretty interesting right there and totally explains everything.

    It’s too bad she had to pull out of that four-person business because of y’all being meanies. She’s clearly innocent through an amazing series of coincidences, misunderstandings, and a lot of organized hacking/lies! Glad that’s all cleared up. So… who wants cake?

    • BullShite

      Somewhere out there, is a group of hackers that specifically targets photographers. They take down the photographers original work, replacing it with the work of other photographers, and even removing the other photographers original watermark! I hear CNN is going to do an expose on it, since SO MANY photographers seem to be having this “hacking” issue. LOL

      • peaceetc

        Wow, CNN! That’s big time right there. The whole hacking thing is quite the operation, so it’s good they’ll be tackling this terribly important issue. What’s really impressive is how they kept those very public stolen images from being viewed by the page owners. Those l33t haxxors skillz are much better than I thought. I also wonder who’s funding it, what with the paying off people to make false claims about stolen images and all.

  • Guest

    I have to express my concern here,

    This new Once Upon a Picture business or adventure if you will… I believe this business, is or was actually legitimately being created. However, because it is a partnership, I believe it was done as a decoy. Why would you partner with additional photographers after being caught stealing? I have a feeling she joined with these additional photographers without telling them what she was accused of. And to now see she is backing out of the business… I think this was done to take the heat off her and direct it someplace else, while she runs her business silently under the radar at the expense of the partners. This may be far fetched but if you think about how she has reacted since the dawn of this page, it starts to fit her mentality.

    • I can agree with that… This was nothing but a smoke screen.

    • Lindsay11

      I don’t think any one here thinks this is a far fetched idea. We are all right there with you as far as I can tell. (Apologies, fellow cult members, for speaking for you! If I am wrong let me know). I suspect she’s out there plotting right now as we read this.

    • BullShite

      I just find it odd that if these people exist other than her….. where are the pictures of them? Where are their extensive portfolios? I mean, I would expect a PROFESSIONAL to have at least several years of work that could be put up….. let alone 3/4 professionals. Also, where are their separate bios, with self portraits? If I am going to use this company, I’d like to know who specializes in what so that I can choose who I want to shoot what it is I am doing. I want to make sure the photographer I am hiring is not some slovenly bum, or half-baked kid, but looks put together and professional.

      I mean, where are their facebooks, or THEIR contact information? They are going to allow ONE photographer with ZERO real training, who’s only been doing this for a short time, who has questionable talent (because she never took the time to LEARN!) to be the one to take all of the information and assign jobs? Let alone that she has been publicly outed as a THIEF and a LIAR…. on that is STILL UNREPENTANT.

      Sorry, but there is no way in sweet Hell that I would let a kid with next to no experience be the one taking the calls to tell me where I am going for a job, or at worst, taking all of the good jobs for herself first…. just NO WAY. I can’t imagine any real professional, with real talent, real education, and actual YEARS and success in their field is going to let some vicious thief be the one to control their work schedule.

      Everything is pointing toward this being another case of Multiple Fake Identity Syndrome. Otherwise known as MFIS…. or in layman’s terms: BULLSHITE.

  • Marc W.

    If you have to put this on your Facebook page, then you’re probably a fraud.

    “Fully licensed and insured photography studio. We are a legitimate, established, taxpaying LLC. Trust us for all your photography needs!”

    Source: https://www.facebook.com/pages/TTS-Photo-Design-LLC/215052625232087?fref=nf

    • BullShite

      If I saw that the first thing I would do is look it up under the business listings. Time To Sparkle was legitimately registered, the others were not. You can’t just own a business and then decide you want to publicly call it something else with out letting Uncle Sam know.

  • Guest

    So the new or 3rd name change business “Once Upon a Picture LLC” appears to be shut down now as well. The website sends back an error and the facebook page seems to be deleted. So we should expect a 4th business to pop up soon with another new name. Lets keep our eyes and ears open. I doubt with all the cover ups they just finally decided to give up. They/she must be working on a new way to start up and break the link to PS.

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Carrie, Carrie, Carrie,
    What you fail to understand is that you’ve implicated yourself in a number of illegal activities as well as unethical practices and questionable morals.
    As for stolen pictures… If you share a picture that’s been stolen, you are party to the crime. When you do it on a photography business page, you’re also an idiot!
    As for professional or not? Yup, you hung the shingle and will have to deal with the IRS and local government for breaking a number of laws. Want me to list them all? Nope, sorry, you’re so smart you figure it out! Let’s see you tell the judge or auditor to fuck off like you have everyone else.
    As for your other words? Your, you’re as low as it gets. If you think any of those words are in any way acceptable you are wrong.
    As for your treatment of others? Again, dream on!
    As for your photography? You’re a fauxtographer at best. Learn the basics. Get your head out of your ass and realize you have a ton to learn. Enter a real contest. Not a popularity contest.
    As for the picture of the baby? You think that being right is the most important thing. We see that in so many other posts. Heck, your own words… You lost! You lost in life as well as all credibility. This post as well as everything you’ve said will be seen by every person that tries to find you on the web.
    You’ll never know where a review will pop up linking back to this page, or the other things you’ve said. Keep up the anger, the hatred, the demand that you’re right and see where that gets you.
    As Frank said, an IRB can and will look outside of just the study to see what and who you are. Google IRB Bans and see the countless times they have looked into the personal lives of the study coordinators and sites.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Wow, just wow!

      • Justin Case

        where did you find this? It’s precious!

        • U Really That Dumb?

          I thought we have a few black male cult members.

          As for the post. I think with two exceptions it’s all PS members commenting. The rest of the comments are precious as well!

          Love how she calls some of them trolls yet knows nothing about them. She also assumes that they are powerless. Little does she know… It may come as a big shock to her when her world crumbles down around her.

          What amazes me is that she made it this far. Especially with the degrees she claims she has. Haven’t verified yet, but I’m sure someone has or is.

          https://www.facebook.com/fauxtographersrus/posts/902109753139431

        • 0_0 ok (facepalm)

      • What is a “middle release” ?

        • Helena

          The action of undoing your top trouser button after eating too much?

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Or. The action of wearing sweats when you’re headed to a big meal.
            Ex:
            Joe: I’m so looking forward to this feast for a dinner!
            Sam: man, I forgot to bring sweats!
            Joe: it’s all good, just keep the belt open two and undo the button on your pants!
            Sam: awesome middle release dude!

          • Spits out drink!

      • BullShite

        She isn’t claiming that she was blocked from “So you think you are a Photographer” right? Because if she is claiming that, she forgot she was blocked. I noticed she removed all of her old comments.

    • Lindsay11

      I tried to google “irb ban” and all I got was soccer players banned for drug use. I’m sure that’s not what Carrie needs to worry about (I think!). I hope everyone sees this https://www.facebook.com/fauxtographersrus/posts/918722874811452

  • Guest

    To any future photographers or customers of any photographers… multiple awards in pixoto does not make a person an “award winning photographer”. Adding to that is if a person you are going to hire prefers pixoto over 1x just because of its “award” and “posting format”, you are not choosing a knowledgeable photographer.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      But it’s a prettier interface and my imaginary friends can vote for me!

  • Guest

    Just a small update. Her website doesn’t seem to be updated or even active. However I came across this album. Which I believe were taken sometime last week. She seems to have resorted to taking photos for the city/town because they are happy with pictures for publicity, and not worried about the quality.
    http://ttsphotodesign.pass.us/vpdk9/

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Nice find!
      It sounds like a call to Vineland PD is in order. They would certainly want to know that the person photographing their offices is a thief and a fraud.

  • Guest

    Might want to make note, that even though her webpage and facebook appear to be inactive. She has recently been using her instagram account (which I don’t believe is noted here). http://ink361.com/app/users/ig-26173360/tts_photo_design/photos It also appears she currently has 3 employees. I wonder which one, if any, have any real knowledge in photography.

  • 1

    said employees are 2 high school girls one is her boyfriends little sister the other is the little sisters friend… not going to lie they have more talent than her

    • U Really That Dumb?

      SHOCKED I TELL YOU! SHOCKED!

      OK, no, not shocked at all!

    • Guest

      Sounds more like a hobby she is charging money for and hiring interns. I feel sorry for interns at a job that aren’t taught the proper way to do things.

  • Guest

    Seems like the business TTS PhotoDesign LLC (or atleast the website) is up and running again. Let’s just wait and see if she learned anything from all of this.

    • checking…………….

    • Well I can tell you for sure those are all her images… her skill level is at a standstill at the moment. At least she knows that its no longer a good idea to steal.
      Who’s next?

    • Lindsay11

      She even got rid of the plagiarism.

      There’s a ton of spelling errors but hey, at least it’s FINALLY her own words.

  • This does not seem like the same person.
    My BAD it is her 🙂