Career Images Model & Talent Agency, Inc.
8802 W 147th Ter, Overland Park, KS 66221
AfterHoursPhone: (913) 681-7750
See www.careerimages.com, the "about" page.
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I've had the opportunity to work with Career Images on a group event and coordinating on another group event. Total professionalism all around. They have a great body of resources and an incredible work ethic. I and my business at Pickwick Studios fully endorses Career Images Model and Talent Agency.
We are thoroughly enjoying working with Career Images Model & Talent Agency, Inc. Our daughter is 7 years old and Mr. Raymond LaPietra has taken time to be present while she gave her 1-min comedic monologue, invited us to have a one-on-one interview/meeting, humbly offered to represent her as her agent, and generously shared his professional photographers' contact and services. We are very happy to be working together to give our daughter the best marketing tools in order to get professional t.v. commercial and acting opportunities. Thank you Career Images Model & Talent Agency, Inc. and Mr. LaPietra for your interest in our daughter's success and your invested time in promoting her skills.
If I could give this 10 stars I would vote for that. If it had not been for Raymond LaPietra having an opened mind to allow for Like Me to participate in the many events that he sponsored, Like Me would have never been introduced to the Kansas City market. Meeting Raymond has been an amazing opportunity for both he and I to work together in the Fashion Industry. We collaborated to have both my Like Me models and his Career Images Model's to participate in the American Red Cross Fashion Show Fundraiser together under Like Me's "full figured clothing line." Not only did his model's meet the expectation that they are known for, they surpassed the desired ability and entertained the audience as well. Raymond LaPietra is not only a great business man, but he is a great friend to me and my company Like Me. I am excited for what the future has for both he and our companies to collaborate on even more upcoming events in the Kansas City area.
I am a professional model who’s been in and out of the industry for about a decade due to bad experiences with agents, agencies, photographers, etc. Last year when I came back in and grabbed the attention of Career Images, I must say I was hesitant. After hours of looking over statistics and reviews of the agency, viewing profiles of the models and going through pictures of real events, I took a call from the CEO himself- who wanted to talk about bringing me on board. I was incredibly surprised to have a 2-hour conversation about the industry, business, and life. I’m absolutely not one to usually advise a model to sign with an agency, but Career Images is a wonderful company truly with the best interest of their talent at heart. Mr. LaPietra holds strong on contractual obligations to models and clients, with a legal degree and Conflict Resolution background. He also gives back quite a bit to the community- something only made possible by the great success of the agency over its 35 years. I firmly believe you can gauge the soul of a company by their CEO, and I have nothing but positives regarding the leadership here. Career Images deals with very high end bookings and clients and do their best to both prepare talent for castings as well as see them through to being selected. I will always recommend working with them.
I am excited that I have gotten to meet with Raymond. I have had very bad experiences in the past with different agencies where I am coming out of pocket more than I was making and I was not able to communicate to the agency at all. When I sat down with Raymond to discuss my modeling career he made my uneasiness about agencies go away. He is about his business and has a lot of experience and knowledge. You will not get false hope or miscommunication from him and that's what I love about him. If you are looking for an agency that cares about you while fighting the battles with you, then Career Images Model & Talent Agency is the place to be.
Absolutely love working for this agency! I am one of Raymond LaPietra's models for his agency. Raymond is amazing to work with. He gets to know his models right away and helps them to excel in the fashion industry. He has been able to get me into the modeling world with booking me on many amazing opportunities like photo shoots, fashion shows, commercials and even a music video! He is there every step of the way and is not only an amazing agent to have but an amazing support system to have in the career. Definitely recommend someone to join his agency!
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First and foremost, Without a doubt, in my opinion, God is working through Raymond and it is amazing!
One evening, we (Myself and Family) attended a house party with friends. Which includes Raymond, well, our 12 year old daughter had not met Raymond and all she knew was that he was in modeling. Well, as Raymond was leaving, Skyler took it upon herself to stop him and ask him to look at her designs. Since then, Raymond has put so much time and energy into supporting her and giving her a Hand up to launch her into the fashion design industry including being able to see her designs walk in a runway show.
As her parents, yes, we scrambled to get her designs created and doing what we had to do to ensure this would happen. But, Skyler had to do majority of everything and she was involved in every step so that she can really understand every aspect of whats involved and with the continuing support and encouragement from Raymond and us, her level of confidence, focus, self-esteem and most importantly, her gratitude have truly soared!!
All of this because one, very creative 12 year old had enough belief and respect to ask one simple question, "Would you like to look at my designs?"
We have had the opportunity to see Raymond in action at a show and get to know him much better and when I say that he is a good person and lets God guide him, I mean it. I would recommend anybody to him for modeling, coaching, personal improvement.Thank You Raymond and Career Images for completely changing the life of a 12 year old "Adult under construction"! God timed this perfectly, as a pre-teen in Junior High, she was beginning to struggle with some self-esteem and confidence issues. In fact, for a young girl, she had a very traumatic experience at the local swimming pool this past summer that really damaged her, well, she has forgotten all about that and is far stronger than I have ever seen her!!
Raymond LaPietra, the CEO of Career Images Model and Talent Agency is an amazing individual. He is someone who truly cares about people and helping them achieve their goals in life. He is dedicated in every aspect of his life, and is an inspiration to many. He is my son's agent, and has given him so many wonderful experiences and opportunities, I would not trust anyone else like I trust Raymond. He cares about his models, genuinely, and only does what's best on their behalf. We are truly blessed that he has become part of our lives.
reat agency! This has been a great experience. This is my first agency I have worked with. At first I was freelance and I got work here or there, but Career Images helps provide more professional bookings. Ray is a great agent. He has prepaid me, protected me, and provided professional exposure to help develop my career and dream. Ray also makes time for his models and talent individually. He tries to make every booking to support everyone. I would highly recommend this agency!
Ray is an honest, kind, and hardworking agent who always looks out for his models. He has booked me with several shows in the last few months. He is also professional and trustworthy. Being his model is a definitely a pleasure; I enjoy working with him and his team.
This agency deserves more than 5 stars! I have been with them a little over 6 months, and have nothing but good words to say about them! Raymond is the best agent I have ever worked with. He has been with me every step of the way! He is very professional, motivated, talented, and knowledgeable about this business. He has gotten me a lot of amazing bookings; I have kept very busy.. I am enjoying all these bookings and meeting amazing new people! I would highly, highly recommend this agency to anyone!
Raymond is an agent that keeps his word. My daughter has been signed with his agency since January 2015. He continually communicates with us about opportunities and realistic expectations. We carefully researched agents for one year before signing with Ray. He is well respected in the industry and the area. If you are looking for an agency/agent who means what he says and is always honest and dependable then Raymond LaPietra and Career Images Model and Talent Agency is the only choice for representation in the Kansas City Area!
I signed on with Raymond LaPietra at Career Images Model and Talent Agency, Inc. only a few months ago and already he has provided me with so much! He always watches out for the bad, helps me achieve the amazing, and gives me the best advice to make my dreams a further reality. I always trust what he says with confidence. I know that I would not be even close to as happy as I am without having met Ray and having him in my life. I recommend Raymond LaPietra and Career Images to any person that is serious about wanting to become a model. With his wonderful attitude, connections, and attention he will help you become what you've always wanted to be! He has changed my life!
Raymond LaPietra has shown both my daughter and I professionalism that you rarely see in this industry. He has been refreshingly honest and kind. He has gone above and beyond our expectations. I wholeheartedly believe in and trust Raymond LaPietra / Career Images Model and Talent Agency Inc.