You probably don’t remember it, but back in 2014, I shot Ryan Hoag, former NFL pro turned model who I added on Facebook after seeing him on ABC’s reality TV show Bachelor Pad (yes, I’m that stalker girl lol). We corresponded off & on over the course of a year, and when Ryan told me he was going to be in Atlanta (he’s from Minnesota), I just knew we had to meet & do a shoot!
After the shoot was finished, Ryan sent my work off to all his agencies (he has a few) and we didn’t hear back from ANYONE. Finally, months later, we heard back from one agency, his smaller, mother agency, who said they weren’t going to use any of the photos I’d shot. I felt like a failure and like I’d let Ryan down and wasted his day. Well, here we are now, an entire year later, and his other agency, the BIG ONE, Major Models has picked up not just one, but several of the photos that I shot!! Major Models, for those who don’t know, is one of the Top 10 Modeling agencies in the entire world. They represent super models like Rob Evans and more. And to top it off, my photo of Ryan appears on the same page as Rob!!! To think that Major Models judged my work and liked it enough to include it on the same page as a SUPER MODEL who’s been shot by tons of famous photographers, after Ryan’s smaller agency rejected these exact same photos….AHHHHHHHH!!!!!
Anyway, without further ado, please check out the not one, but FIVE of my photos Major Models selected for Ryan’s portfolio, highlighted in red below. Thank you, Ryan, for not giving up on these images but continuing to send them to your agencies!!! 😀
Model: Ryan Hoag
Photographer: Candace Perry