After doing my first shoot with Phoenix Effect Photography, Tabetha was eager to have me set up another shoot. I told her I cannot because I am on a fixed income & would have to wait till the first of the month to do so. She didn’t have a problem with that.A little time goes by & Tabetha calls me up to chat about an idea she had about a shoot. She wanted the theme of someone (me) to act like they broke into her house. Wanted to be beat up & tied to a chair. Then show I have killed her, dragging her body down the hall & out the back door, wrapping her up in a bloody sheet.I didn’t care for that idea at all, not something I wanted to do. I thought about it & came up with my own idea for a shoot. The next time we talked, I told her my idea called, The Demon Asylum. She loved it & said, let’s do that instead. When it came time to do the shoot, Dee approached me, she told me that her & Tabetha talked it over & said they were NOT gonna charge me for shoots. They accept me as family, they said, like a sister to them. I was very thankful.
The weekend came to do the shoot that Devanport requested. I had called Tabetha & asked what time do I need to be ready. She told me probably around afternoon some time, I said okay. I made sure I was ready & waited for Tabetha to come pick me up. It started to get later & later, finally Tabetha calls & says she is on her way.
I’m not sure about anyone else, but when I am told to be ready by a certain time, I do so. This is no way professional from what I see. Hours went by before I was picked up. I mean, it is evening now, just before dark. I already had my makeup done & hair. I get there & nothing is ready, Tabetha had not even started to get ready. Again, that’s not very professional at all.
I brought all kinds of stuff to use in the shoot. Finally, after three hours, she is ready. We finally head to Cameron Park to use the wooded area for part of the shoot. It was dark & it had been raining a lot, just barely misting when we were out there. I had fun doing it, but was getting tired fast.
Well, her daughter was falling asleep, she was kneeling on the floor & resting her head on a chair. I told Tabetha, she needs to go lay down, she will be hurting if she falls asleep like that. Tabetha said it’s fine, we are almost done, she won’t go to bed until I go.
Apparently, we were not almost done…not until around 4am! That poor girl was asleep on her legs for hours & all Tabetha did was tap her & tell her to go to bed. I told Tabetha she cannot move, her legs hurt. I had to help her walk down the hallway to Tabetha’s room. The poor girl was crying & all Tabetha did was worry about what to wear next. I told Tabetha she should have gone to bed hours ago, her legs are hurting. I’m wanting to go to bed too, I’m exhausted & in a great deal of pain!
I finally get in bed & I’m talking to my boyfriend on the phone & here comes Tabetha. Blabbing about the shoot tomorrow. All I wanted was to go to talk with my boyfriend a little bit & go to sleep.
Dee comes in & sits at the end of the bed eating a sandwich. My son (he came with me so I wasn’t alone) comes in to check on me & sits on the floor next to the bed. Here comes Tabetha flapping her mouth as usual. Doesn’t have the manners enough to shut hers while others are in the middle of a conversation. Just talks right over everyone like nothing. Dee was telling me something & would get cut off in mid sentence, it happened three times. She did it again & my son jumps in & says, “You KNOW, Dee WAS talking!” My son had his back to Tabetha, didn’t even look at her when he said it…was too funny!
I was in so much damn pain, I could not sleep really. Besides, all I could hear was Tabetha on the phone throughout the rest of the morning. I had the door closed & you could hear her loud ass word for word! She told me she was sending all the photos to Devanport & was talking to him through email. When I woke later, about 11am, Tabetha told me & Dee that Devanport did not like the photos & wanted them re-done with more blood. He wanted more this & more that, Tabetha kept on & on about what HE wanted.
Also, she told me he wanted a shoot in the cemetery with us in sexy lingerie, bloody, & with fangs. I was very tired & also going over in my head what Tabetha said Devanport wanted.
I then realized, these photos that he is wanting are photos SHE was telling me SHE wanted to do before hearing about Devanport . This is when I started to question about this Devanport guy & if he was real. I was told Sky (already have suspicions she was not a real person) knew Devanport & because of her connections with this guy, she showed him our photos.
After we got up & ate, I started to get myself together for the second day of the shoot. Tabetha was STILL laying in bed, Dee kept telling her to get up & get ready.
I had witnessed on several occassions Tabetha laying in bed all day & Dee telling me Tabetha does nothing, but lay in bed all day long. Not doing a damn thing, only on her laptop & phones, yes plural! (I was always wondering why Tabetha had several cell phones).
Dee informs me Tabetha doesn’t help at all around the house or tend to her daughter much. Dee has stated many times to me, that she tends to her or Darlene, Tabetha’s mom. Now, I have been there quite a few times, I witnessed how Darlene’s health was. The poor lady was on oxygen 24/7, could hardly move about, & stayed in bed the majority of the time. I never knew what other health problems she had, but she should not have to get up & tend to her granddaughter when her mother should be doing it. I understand that she is her granddaughter & doesn’t mind doing things for her, but there has to be a line drawn where her health is concerned.
The times being there, Tabetha was always too worried about herself than her own daughter. She depends on others to do things that SHOULD be HER responsibility! I have even heard on many occasions how Tabetha spoke to her mother, she was very disrespectful. If Tabetha was reading from the blog, her mother would tell her to stop talking about the damn blog. Even Darlene herself told me she hated when Tabetha read from it.
Tabetha wouldn’t listen, she would keep reading. From what I could remember, that was the only time I heard Darlene cuss. I never really heard her say any other words. When Darlene told Tabetha to get her daughter something to eat because she was hungry, Tabetha would yell back she is in the middle of something. I have witnessed Darlene get up out of bed, stumble to the kitchen & make her granddaughter something to eat.
If Darlene couldn’t get up, she would ask Dee to make the child a sandwich. Of all the different times being at Tabetha’s house, not one time did I ever see them sit down to a home cooked meal. Meals were always takeout like, pizza, fast food, sandwiches or something like that, never a home cooked meal.
As I was saying…
I was all ready & waiting on Tabetha to get it together. I had my belongings packed & loaded. After the shoot, I can be taken home instead of going back to her place to get it all. Tabetha laid in bed for hours before she FINALLY got her ass out of bed to get ready.
I REALLY did not want to do this, I just wanted to go home. I ended up doing it & told them, please, I do NOT want to go home late. It’s a Sunday night & I need to get some rest & get my son up for school the next day. They said okay, it won’t take long. YA, RIGHT…I did not get home until almost 11pm. I was so tired & hurting, hurting bad!
It took me a while to recover after that. Yes, I did have fun, but at the same time, I was worn out! It just seemed like Tabetha wanted to go, go, go with shoots & I cannot do that. I even told Dee that Tabetha is quickly burning me out from wanting to do photo shoots. We spent a long time taking photos, Tabetha alone had so many taken. I was past ready on going home!
I’m posting this as a warning to anybody that gets close to Tabetha Jones: watch out! She stole my ideas and my style and she’ll do the same thing to you.
Here are emails from Tabetha and Phoenix Effect and from that Photographer that probably doesn’t even exist.
I would also like to add, the reasons I will not remove the photos…
1. Dewayne Davenport is NOT a real person.
2. There was NO signing of a contract.
3. All photos were done in fun as Tabetha said.
4. The Phoenix Effect Photography is not a legal company.