From the Beginning
In 2016, a new photographer hit the scene in Austin, Doug Douglas. He had relatively realistic expectations of the amount of work he might get as the new guy in the industry. He named his business, "Captured Me Photo" and began to aggressively search out people he could photograph. With heavy usage of social media, and a marketing strategy that called on having recognizable faces in every school in Austin becoming Captured Me Spokesmodels, his realistic expectations were dramatically off. He had become "the" photographer everyone wanted to shoot with.
In a 5 year period, Doug completed thousands of photoshoots with the general public, aspiring models, professional models, fashion designers, retail chains, boutiques, and events.
In addition to the 40 or so Spokesmodels for Captured Me, he began to offer a model development program to aspiring models who wanted to break into modeling professionally. CMP Elite Models was born and quickly became a huge success. These 15 models began to have fans and followings of people globally that couldn't wait to see their next shoot. They quickly had a solid list of local, national, and international clients who were asking the CMP Elite Models to represent their brands in our shoots.
Out of the success of both Captured Me Photo and CMP Elite Models, DX2 was born. We represent the very best of the best models who have poise, professionalism, experience, and a proven track record of success. That's a big claim, I know, but give them a try and see if you don't agree.
Clients who have always worked with professional models have come to us over and over again saying, "Your models are the very best we have ever worked with. They are kind. They are professional. They are prepared. So easy to work with. Please become an agency!" So, we did.
Our goal is not to have the largest team of models, but just to have the very best models. We believe we are doing that. We have an incredible team, and always have our eye out for the next superstar that will become part of our DX2 family.
Today we have over 40 signed models between CMP Elite and DX2 Models. We continue to be published in many fashion magazines like Vogue, Elle, Maxim, and others. Some of our alumni, as well as current models, have gone on to sign with major, well-known, global agencies and are working with some of the biggest names in fashion - Gucci, Miu Miu, etc.
" It has truly been a pleasure to work with Doug and the DX2 Model team. Doug is dedicated and AMAZINGLY talented at what he does. He has a great eye for photography and focuses on the direction of the brand he is working with.
His team of models are beyond professional. They always come ready to work and the knock it out of the park every time, creating some beautiful shots.
Doug and I have a forever relationship now. I know I can call on his companies for my needs. I wholeheartedly recommend Doug and his team for your photography and runways show needs.
- Keisha Woods / Fashion Designer at Modish & Swank
Each of the models below have their own page on this site. You can navigate to those at the top of the page. On their individual pages, you'll see some of their accomplishments, their rates, and the type of work they are open to consider. Please reach out to email@example.com for inquires to their availability or further questions.
DX2 Models has a developmental team of models who feed into DX2. They are the CMP Elite Models. You can find out more about them by clicking HERE. Feel free to consider both sets of models for your project, and how it can add some flexibility to your budget dollars.
" It’s always a pleasure to work with Doug and his team. In the almost three years that we have collaborated together, he has always delivered on time and with a high quality of work.
If I were asked to characterize Doug, I'd say: reliable, professional, and an amazing human being.
- Lika Steel / Fashion Designer at Lika Steel
" I have worked with Doug with DX2 Model Management and Captured Me Photo on numerous occasions. Doug is one of the most creative and professional photographers I have worked with! He always understands my vision and delivers! His choice of unconventional backgrounds and outdoor settings always makes his photographs amazing. I always feel comfortable with Doug and he listens to exactly what I am asking him to capture. The turn around on his photos is lightening fast with amazing quality.
He manages his modeling team with tremendous class and poise. Doug's team knows exactly how to work in front of the camera so no time is ever wasted! The team at DX2 Model Management is respectful and hard working.
I always get the best compliments on my photos and he really knows how to push the mediums with me to get that shot I am looking for!
- Amy Tabb / Fashion Designer at Harry Rex Living & Harry Rex Clothing
A Peek at the CMP Elite Models (our developmental team)...
Lipstik Magazine - Top 50 Stunning Faces issue featured 7 models from DX2 Model Management!