On July 3, 2011 we used Creative Talent Assoicates/Teddy Photography for photography services for our two dogs professional photos and a chance to break our pups into show business. We were told by the owner known as Gale Sanders/Spangler/Conway that we would need to pay for photos ($143.00) in advance, ( we would also get a copy on disk ") in order to get our dogs entered into her "database." This special database, she claimed was exclusively used by casting directors, seeking pets for commericals, movies and print ads. They would peruse through it seeking the next Beethoven or Lassie. She claimed our dogs had the proverbial "Star Quality" and that she did not say that to everyone. She said not everyone that walks through her door with their dogs would even make it to the photography session. She went on to say that our dogs had a a great chance at making it. She pointed to a photo of a pudgy Bull Dog on the wall and said that dog is her client and he has earned $100k for a pet food ad.
Well suffice it to say, my husband and I reluctantly decided to pay the photography fee for that opportunity and thought it would be great to have some nice photos of our dogs as well. We were told we could get our photos on disk in a few weeks. She said she does not mail them, but instead we could pick them up when they were ready. I have been contacting this company by phone and email, as well as in person and have been unsuccessful at getting my calls returned. I paid in advance the total of $143.00 for this company to shoot professional photos of two dogs. With the promise that they would have a chance at being chosen for film or commericals. The photos have never been delivered. Upon further investigation I have found online that Gail Sanders/Spangler/Conway scam is quite common According to reports online, Gail's company is alot like the company doing this same thing that was sued by the State's Attorney...
Glamour Model Talent http://www.ag.state.il.us/pressroom/2010_02/20100217.html
In fact her company Creative Talent surfaced just after Glamour Model Talent was shut down by the state!
This woman known as Gail Sanders/ Spangler and her two company aliases of Creative Talent & Teddy Photography comes up on Yelp for many complaints, the BBB and Rip Off Report. There are so many victims. Any lawyer interested please check Yelp. A class action suit is emininent.