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Complaint Review: KELLY WHEELER PORTRAIT DESIGN, LEGENDS PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOZ BY KELLY, KELLY WHEELER PORTRAIT STUDIOS

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  • Submitted: Sun, January 27, 2008
  • Updated: Tue, January 08, 2013

  • Reported By:SPARKS Nevada
KELLY WHEELER PORTRAIT DESIGN, LEGENDS PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOZ BY KELLY, KELLY WHEELER PORTRAIT STUDIOS
235 Hillcrest Dr RENO, Nevada United States of America

KELLY WHEELER PORTRAIT DESIGN, LEGENDS PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOZ BY KELLY, KELLY WHEELER PORTRAIT STUDIOS SEXUALLY HARRASSED, SEXUAL HARRASSMENT, MOLESTED, VIOLATED, SEXUAL PREDATOR, PERVERT RENO Nevada

*Consumer Comment: Lying and Shady

* : Do not use Kelly Wheeler or Photoz by Kelly...

*Consumer Comment: Kelly Wheeler Is Not A Quality Businessman Nor Person..AVOID!

*Consumer Comment: Kelly Wheeler Is Not A Quality Businessman Nor Person..AVOID!

*Consumer Comment: Kelly Wheeler Is Not A Quality Businessman Nor Person..AVOID!

*Consumer Comment: Protect your children

*Author of original report: I see we have a supporter of Kelly Wheeler who condones sexual harassment!

*Author of original report: I see we have a supporter of Kelly Wheeler who condones sexual harassment!

*Author of original report: I see we have a supporter of Kelly Wheeler who condones sexual harassment!

*Author of original report: I see we have a supporter of Kelly Wheeler who condones sexual harassment!

*Consumer Comment: This report is a HOAX initiated by a person who has a history of this behavior!

*Author of original report: Additional business information.

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I responded to an ad in craigslist in order to get some free TFP photos from a local photographer by the name of Kelly Wheeler and was sexually harassed. I did not bring anyone with me and this was my first time taking pictures. I was taken advantage of and now regret my choices.

I thought I was just taking fashion pictures for modeling acting, but it turned out to be nudity involved as well and the photographer manipulated me by gaining my trust during shooting and took it upon himself to feel on my breasts. He instructed me to close my eyes and when I looked up and saw his camera on the floor, and then I realized that he was just fondling me instead of taking pictures. At first I thought he was capturing photos of my breast but then he began asking if it felt good.

I feel violated and I don't want this to happen to anyone else. I don't know what will be done with my pictures now since he refuses to release them to me (I did not sign a release form). He agreed to release my photos and to sign an agreement stating that he will not utilize my photos, however when I along with a witness went to obtain the photos his lawyer spoke on his behalf and I he did not sign the agreement, nor do I have my pictures.

A trial awaits, but in the meantime I feel violated and taken advantage of. This scumbag needs to be exposed!!!!!!!!!!



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#1 Consumer Comment

Lying and Shady

AUTHOR: Hinkle2008 - (United States of America)

I used Kelly Wheeler for some family portraits.  He started out the best guy ever, then as we were telling him what we wanted, he got worse and worse.  I have actually had to cut my loses with him and move on to other photographers.  Yes, I LOST money doing business with this man!  There are plenty of photographers in the Reno area.  Many more who are better than Kelly Wheeler.  If you want a long road of B.S. and lying, use him.  If you want quality and a smooth road for your treasured memories, please go elsewhere.  There is reason he is on this site (and others) and it isn't because he is easy or honest to work with.


I also know for a fact he has lost the Reno Babe Ruth Baseball account due to some legal troubles.  I think if an entire league will drop his services, that is a big warning sign.  I also know that he tried to get a Galena high school JROTC account and couldn't even get that.  People are starting to learn about him, and I think sites like this help greatly!  Spread the word, Kelly Wheeler is not someone you want to do business with!!

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Do not use Kelly Wheeler or Photoz by Kelly...

AUTHOR: Kellywheeleraware - (U.S.A.)

Since my case with Kelly Wheeler is finally over, and yes, my appeal did get denied, I will post my story on this site so everyone can read it and judge for themselves.  Mr. Wheeler took pictures for my girlfriend and me in Oct or 2008.  Mr. Wheeler assured us that he could do what we wanted because he had done them before for himself and a girlfriend at some point.  We paid $96 for the sitting.  Approx. a week later we went back to his studio/residence @ 235 Hillcrest Dr in Reno and looked at all the pictures.  We looked at all of them, even the test shots where he was focusing, etc.  After we asked how we can choose which ones we wanted.  He would not let look at the pictures he took more than that one time.  Meaning, we had to decide which ones we wanted right there, after seeing them once on a slideshow.  He was really squirrely and child like at this point of the transaction.  We convinced him, given a digital age, to print out thumb nails of all the pictures so we could pick out which ones we wanted. We did, found a few we liked, most were mediocre.  We then realized he was one of those cheesy high school senior photo style photographers.  More power to him, he found his niche. 

 

We went back to Mr. Wheelers residence/studio and had him put the 10 we wanted on a CD.  Getting him to do this was like pulling teeth.  He is very archaic in his methods.  I think this is his way to ensure you have to buy prints from him.  He charged my credit card $106 for 10 pictures on a CD.  We were so over Mr. Wheeler by this point, we just wanted to be done.  We get home and look at the pictures we had just bought for $106 and they were 6 KB big.  Small. Tiny.  Worthless.  He charged us $106 for thumb nails.  I called Mr. Wheeler that day and he said Oh, well. I asked for a refund, he declined.  He said, I should have specified that I wanted them big enough to see.  His defense is that if he makes them bigger, we could have printed them and he wouldnt make any money.  Fine, but then dont charge someone over $100 for pictures they cant use.  Lets just say he acted like a baby on the phone and hung up on me. 

 

He immediately called my girlfriend and told her that he and I had gotten into a verbal fight and that she should call him or come over so he can make it right.  So, we did.  She called him twice and he didnt answer.  We went over to his studio/residence per his request.  He didnt answer his door and ran out the back of his house, got into his car and tried to drive away.  Like a coward.  He then hit me with his car.  I slammed me fists into his car yelling at him for hitting me.  We called the police and wrote out our reports (Mr. Wheeler did not write a report for some reason)  while Mr. Wheeler all of sudden, got super tough.  He was yelling at the officers, yelling at us.  At one point the officer actually told him to calm down.  Funny isnt it?  This is a photographer who does senior high school portraits! He wouldnt get out of the car earlier to talk, but once the police arrived he was one hell of a bad-ass.  The police report of this incident is amazing, if anyone wants to read it, I suggest doing it.  It is public record, just as Mr. Wheelers arrest record (Case # 08-35850).  Anyone can get copies of both from RPD. 

 

We took him to small claims court where he had a lawyer (remember this, because I was unaware lawyers were even allowed in small claims court).  I did not.  His lawyer beat the shit out of me.  No joke.  Tore me apart.  Kelly sat there.  Cowardly.  Lied to the Judge about even hitting me, despite admitting it (see the police report), saying how scared he was of me and my girlfriend, and how he was trying to be a good father and leave (funny, since he is on trial now for beating his daughters) even though he left a message on my girl friends phone telling us to come over and fix it if needed.   His lawyer did her job.  She beat up someone without any legal experience at all.  I am truly proud of her.  She attacked the Xanax is take for anxiety (which is ironic, because the Xanax should have kept me calm), she attacked everything she could.  I was literally defenseless.  Of course, like Mr. Wheeler does, he sits and hides.  Like a coward.  He knows it and now hopefully more people do as well.  The Judge ruled that my medical bills from Mr. Wheeler hitting me were my problem; his damaged car, my problem.  He got lucky and had a lawyer when I did not.  He won, because I w as nave to think that morality, honesty, and integrity are still qualities people possess.

 

We, of course appealed.  We lost.  We found out after the fact about the sexual harassment, the arrests, and the child abuse Mr. Wheeler has all been guilty of.  He is not a good man and everyone needs to know.  His business will suffer.  All these things are starting to catch up to him.  My only comfort is knowing that I can write this and he will read it. I hope other people will not even take the risk of using him.  I am hoping he cant hurt his children anymore and that he wont have any more clients to sexually harass or creep out.

 

Mr. Wheeler and Photoz by Kelly are awful.  I have had a nightmare that almost lasted a year.  I lost a lot of money dealing with one of the biggest scum bags in Reno.  Dont make the same mistakes I did.   The only thing I regret is not doing my research first.  All I had to do was google his name and I would have seen a bunch of horrible things about him; enough to detour me from even using him.  Even the simple task of asking around would have been so useful.  After the original incident, when I would tell people about it the minute I said the name Kelly Wheeler, a look would always come over their faces.  It was truly amazing.

 

This is not slander.  Check sites like Reno Justice Court for a confirmation of all court, trials, and other records pertaining to Mr. Wheeler.  Go to the Reno Police Dept and obtain a copy of Mr. Wheelers arrest record and the police report I refer to in my statement. 

 

Feel free to email me with any questions:

(((ROR REDACTED))) 

Travis

 

 

 

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#3 Consumer Comment

Kelly Wheeler Is Not A Quality Businessman Nor Person..AVOID!

AUTHOR: Kellywheeleraware - (U.S.A.)

Kelly Wheeler is a joke.

Please, anyone, be aware of this man.

He is not someone you want to work with.

Do a background check and you will see a many number of lawsuits and arrests.

You don't need to believe anyone on here, do the research yoruself.

Check with BBB and you will see complaints there as well.

Avoid. He is awful.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Kelly Wheeler Is Not A Quality Businessman Nor Person..AVOID!

AUTHOR: Kellywheeleraware - (U.S.A.)

Kelly Wheeler is a joke.

Please, anyone, be aware of this man.

He is not someone you want to work with.

Do a background check and you will see a many number of lawsuits and arrests.

You don't need to believe anyone on here, do the research yoruself.

Check with BBB and you will see complaints there as well.

Avoid. He is awful.
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#5 Consumer Comment

Kelly Wheeler Is Not A Quality Businessman Nor Person..AVOID!

AUTHOR: Kellywheeleraware - (U.S.A.)

Kelly Wheeler is a joke.

Please, anyone, be aware of this man.

He is not someone you want to work with.

Do a background check and you will see a many number of lawsuits and arrests.

You don't need to believe anyone on here, do the research yoruself.

Check with BBB and you will see complaints there as well.

Avoid. He is awful.
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#6 Consumer Comment

Protect your children

AUTHOR: Truthseeker - (U.S.A.)

Whereas I cannot report on whether Kelly Wheeler has sexually harrassed anyone in his business, I can report that he was arrested on February 4th, 2009 for Obstruction and Resisting an Officer, Felony Child Abuse, and Misdemeanor Domestic Battery. This is verifiable if you search police records. I believe the trial begins in June of 2009.
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#7 Author of original report

I see we have a supporter of Kelly Wheeler who condones sexual harassment!

AUTHOR: Princess Justice - (U.S.A.)

It is sick and disgusting how someone who know absolutely nothing about me can come and leave rude remarks not knowing anything. I know another person who was sexually harassed by him at age 13 so I am not the only one who Kelly Wheeler has victimized.

Obviously Ms. Tracey from Sparks, NV condones this behavior and supports sexual predators and spends her time taking up for them on the internet while speaking out against the victims of sexual harassment! Both of you should be locked up together!
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#8 Author of original report

I see we have a supporter of Kelly Wheeler who condones sexual harassment!

AUTHOR: Princess Justice - (U.S.A.)

It is sick and disgusting how someone who know absolutely nothing about me can come and leave rude remarks not knowing anything. I know another person who was sexually harassed by him at age 13 so I am not the only one who Kelly Wheeler has victimized.

Obviously Ms. Tracey from Sparks, NV condones this behavior and supports sexual predators and spends her time taking up for them on the internet while speaking out against the victims of sexual harassment! Both of you should be locked up together!
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#9 Author of original report

I see we have a supporter of Kelly Wheeler who condones sexual harassment!

AUTHOR: Princess Justice - (U.S.A.)

It is sick and disgusting how someone who know absolutely nothing about me can come and leave rude remarks not knowing anything. I know another person who was sexually harassed by him at age 13 so I am not the only one who Kelly Wheeler has victimized.

Obviously Ms. Tracey from Sparks, NV condones this behavior and supports sexual predators and spends her time taking up for them on the internet while speaking out against the victims of sexual harassment! Both of you should be locked up together!
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#10 Author of original report

I see we have a supporter of Kelly Wheeler who condones sexual harassment!

AUTHOR: Princess Justice - (U.S.A.)

It is sick and disgusting how someone who know absolutely nothing about me can come and leave rude remarks not knowing anything. I know another person who was sexually harassed by him at age 13 so I am not the only one who Kelly Wheeler has victimized.

Obviously Ms. Tracey from Sparks, NV condones this behavior and supports sexual predators and spends her time taking up for them on the internet while speaking out against the victims of sexual harassment! Both of you should be locked up together!
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#11 Consumer Comment

This report is a HOAX initiated by a person who has a history of this behavior!

AUTHOR: Tracey - (U.S.A.)

Please do your research on Josephine and how many other businesses she has threatened to sue!

There has never been anything filed on this photographer. I know him and his work personally (as well as thousands of other reputable people). I have used him several times as well as volunteered with him at several functions (ie prom nights, military balls, baseball & football league pictures, senior pictures, Rotary Club events, etc.). He has always handled his business with the utmost professionalism and is very good with people. He receives much respect from notable people in our community. It is disgusting that people like Josephine cannot put their talents to more honorable efforts in earning their living with integrity instead of disgraceful behavior such as this. In the end, her unchristian-like behavior will be answered by a higher power.
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AUTHOR: Josephine - (U.S.A.)

Legends Sports Photography Nevada license number 31219.
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Legends Sports Photography Nevada license number 31219.
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Legends Sports Photography Nevada license number 31219.
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AUTHOR: Josephine - (U.S.A.)

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