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Last Activity:
Jul 10, 2020
Very Experienced
Paid Assignments Only
Shoot Nudes:
Jan 14, 2018
5' 8"
120 lbs
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About Me


I really like art nudes. How about you?

COVID-19 Updates (7/9/2020)

Local shoots
I am currently scheduling shoots in Santa Cruz / Monterey / Bay Area so long as we create agreements that feel aligned with both of our situations. I am available for outdoor settings and will also consider very spacious studio spaces. I will require masks when not shooting and 6ft distance when we are. I strongly prefer avoiding car rides. Let's please be as transparent as possible!

Out of State shoots
I can certainly understand your tentativeness around shooting with me if I have been traveling. Here are my rigid safety precautions and measures around traveling:
      1) My tours are spaced out-–which has always been the case for me anyway–so that I have time in between to track any potential symptoms.
      2a) When I travel on plane, I do the following: A. Wear a mask at all times. B. Wear a face shield at all times. C. Carry Lysol wipes to disinfect seats and surfaces. D. Apply hand sanitizer immediately after any physical contact. E. Wash my hands for 20 seconds as soon as I have access to a bathroom. F. Wear socks when I go through security to protect myself from floor contact. G. Wash my clothes (or seal in garbage bag until I have access to laundry) and body upon entering my lodging.
    2b) I have similar standards around staying in Airbnb's
    3) I will rent a vehicle as often as possible to avoid public transportation (so long as it is affordable).

Remote shoots
I am presently acquiring the equipment and locations to begin shooting remotely with my EOS Canon 77D, EOS Utility (tethering software), and Lightroom. My Mac is fairly old so I will need to test its functionality. I hope to be booking remote shoots starting end of July or early August!

Anyway, I am sure you'd like to read more about me as a model smile.

Due to MM's messaging policies, feel free to email me [email protected]

About Me
I am a lively, disciplined, and enthusiastic model whose passion is to make art and to actualize other artistic visions. I aspire to create compelling work with my dance technique, muscular tone, acrobatic capabilities, and infinite curiosity around experimentation. 

Art modeling is my passion and specialty. I do limited glamour or lingerie/boudoir. I do very selective fetish.

I enjoy participating in artistic projects that involve fleeting or agile movement, contorting bodies, body-scapes, striking poses, and experimentation with light. I am interested in examining the beauty and grotesque complexities in human nature through expressive gestures and facial expressions, playing with various props (including fabrics), and posing against natural splendors.

I am based in Santa Cruz, but make my way to the greater Bay Area once a month for a few days at a time.

What can I offer?
- Artistic nudes
- Body-scapes
- Dance and acrobatics
- Lingerie / boudoir
- Portraits
- Shadow play
- Nature shots
- Subtle / Sensual
- Posed / Pedestrian
- Vintage / Statue-esque
- Moody or bright
- Fashion / editorial
- Bits and pieces of my life story

What can you expect?
- Punctuality
- Easy-going personality
- Playfulness
- Patience
- Adaptiveness
- Cooperation
- Active communication
- Lots of smiles
- Flexibility (literally and figuratively!).

I am open to collaboration or concrete direction.

I am always open to accepting travel opportunities with certain stipulations (tell me where you live and I may make a trip out of it)

I do NOT do porn or explicit. No spread legs or labia shots. I am also not interested in acting.

UPDATE: I no longer have a nose ring. I am letting that piercing close up. Therefore no piercings nor tattoos.

I am only accepting paid gigs right now but am open to negotiation and working within a budget. Please feel free to state your availability with that.

IG: @viviancove_

I look forward to working with you!

January 17 - 20: Phoenix, AZ
February 27 - March 1: Seattle, WA
April 15 - 17: Joshua Tree ((POST-PONING))
June 25 - 30: UTadventure*
July 12 - 17: Weston Workshop, Boyer YL Ranch, WY [SOLD OUT]
August 20 - 23: Washington DC, DMV (ask me about Union 206)!
Sept 3 - 6: Weston Workshop, Carmel CA [SOLD OUT]
Sept 15 - 16: Utah
Sept 17 - 22: UTadventure [SOLD OUT]
October TBD: NYC, NJ, Philly
November 5 - 7: Sacramento
December: Bay Area, Central Coast, LA

My travel list for 2021
Phoenix, Joshua Tree, North Carolina, Portland, Dallas

If you are based in any of these locations, lets connect!

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"Vivian is great to work with. Fun and energetic, makes the shoot dynamic. Has great input into the process and cares about getting a good result. Will definitely work with her again." Read less

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"I had a great shoot with Vivian. Our collaboration helped create one of the most iconic images I’ve ever shot. She is very much into the creative process and comes up with some incredibly unique poses. I highly recommend and hope we’ll have another opportunity to create together!" Read less

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"Having worked with Vivian for the first time, the word that comes to mind is ethereal. This was especially true since we shot in a redwood forest, and it occurred to me that she would be perfectly cast as one of the spirits in a Shakespeare play. Her extensive background in dance and acrobatics has made her an accomplished movement artist. She has a kinetic energy aura about her; it's as if she is always in motion even when she is holding a pose. And those poses are always graceful and original. Vivian is also an intelligent, inventive young woman who is very pleasant to be around. I thoroughly enjoyed shooting with her, and I am eager to do so again!" Read less

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"Vivian was a genuine pleasure to work with - both in the creative sense (she's got plenty of creative ideas for poses and visuals, and if you let her be a creative partner she won’t disappoint), and in just the general human sense. (She was on time, professional and easy going, and was just generally a heck of a nice person – qualities that one should never underestimate or undervalue when collaborating on a shoot.) I’d work with her again in a heartbeat." Read less

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"Vivian was wonderful to work with. A total pro, even when the wind chill made working on location challenging. Her poses were beautiful and inventive, and she was fun to shoot with. I heartily recommend her." Read less

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"Abby is a pleasure to work with and a lovely young lady. The shoot was focused on getting lines and she took direction from me very well to achieve them. I will be happy to work with her again in the future." Read less

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"Vivian is a joy to work with. Her talent made the images lush and gorgeous. Cannot wait for our next shoot." Read less

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"Vivian was wonderful to work with. A great ability to pose as if she was still moving. I hope to work with her again, a true professional" Read less

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"Vivian promised me a great location for our outdoors shoot but the place was crowded so we drove further to another more secluded location. We chatted away as we walked to the cove, shared stories and then proceeded to shoot amongst the rocks. The ocean was rough and she was sprayed with cold water, but she was undeterred. The rocks were sharp but she never winced or lost her poise. She had a ready smile under the blazing sun and brushed away the cold breeze as if it was nothing. She's stunning, is a real trooper and amazingly creative. Her poses were amongst the best I have shot and she is in total control of her body. We met as strangers but we departed as friends and I have to say that we will shoot more. And catch more of the breathtaking beauty that she is and of the place along the Pacific coastline she calls home." Read less

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"Vivian is a phenomenal model and one of the best posers I've shot! Despite cold weather she maintained an enthusiastic and positive attitude. It was a blast working with her!" Read less

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"Vivian is one of the hardest working, smartest models I've had the pleasure to work with--she was ready on time, and while she claimed she was feeling a little under the weather she truly gave it her all (and I couldn't tell she wasn't feeling 100%)--she really gave it her all! She knows her stuff, had a great sense of her body movement and awareness, and came up with more creative ideas than we had time for--I will definitely be working with her again (and many more times if I get the opportunity). Work with her, you will be glad you did!" Read less

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"What a fun shoot with VivianCove! With no real agenda we wandered the streets and came away with some of my favorite shots of the summer. Throughout the afternoon she was friendly, professional, flexible, creative, collaborative. Vivian’s movement and dance skills brought a natural, graceful artistry to the images and her honest, emotion-filled expressions gave the photos an edge I was looking for. I’m so impressed with her style and versatility as a model – I can’t wait to work with her again!" Read less

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"Abby is so much fun to work with! She is a master at posing and angles and is a natural-I can't wait to work with her again!!!" Read less

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"Vivian is absolutely wonderful to work with! She's smart, funny, easy to work with, takes direction well and is also capable of providing creative ideas. Her dance background provides her with an excellent sense of how she presents herself to the camera. Her posing skills are excellent all the way down to the "little things" like hand placement. She takes direction well, but needs very little. She is "plug and play"! I really enjoyed working with her and had a very high percentage of "keepers" from our shoot. I give her my highest recommendation." Read less

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"Vivian brought a spirit of enthusiasm, creativity, and experimentation to the shoot. An article of clothing or a piece of fabric became a starting point for improvisation. Relaxed while being professional and focused. Excellent communication. A model I would truly like to work with again!" Read less

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"A real joy to photograph. Her exuberance for my work made me feel quite special and was something that kept me energized throughout the photoshoot. Further to that it was special for me to be one of the only ones to take her away from her element momentarily and put her in another realm...and she acclimated herself to it just nicely..." Read less

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"Vivian is a real pro: reliable, dependable, creative, witty, ... She can be intense or light, depending on what you want on your pictures. Working with her is a guarantee to producing strong, important pictures." Read less

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"Vivian is amazing. The comes to a shoot with a lot of ideas and energy. She works hard to get the perfect (and unique) shot. So much fun to work with. I'm looking forward to working with her again." Read less

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"Vivian is not only a fabulous model to work with (cheerful, looks, posing, quick costume changes), she was very good at the biz side too: responding to queries, showing up on time, post shoot follow-through. I will be booking her again!" Read less

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"Vivian is an enthusiastic, graceful and talented model. I very much hope to work with her again. She is highly recommended for art photography." Read less

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"Amazingly talented Artist/Model. Top talent here; so, book without reservation. Hope to work with her again." Read less

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"Vivian is a top model with a wonderful personality. She is very easy to work with, easygoing, and empathetic to the photographer's needs. She goes out of her way to make the shot count and has great posing experience. I would definitely recommend her to any photographer who wants an astounding talent, beautiful inside and out." Read less

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"Vivian is one of the most talented performance artists I've have the honor to work with. Extremely energetic, artistic movements, great sense of how to use motion for photographs, and very, very professional. I highly recommend Vivian and hope to work with her many more times in the future!" Read less

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"In Timeless Lands", Foto Kammer, photography book