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Last Activity:
Jul 12, 2024
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Shoot Nudes:
Apr 08, 2018
5' 2"
105 lbs
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About Me

I am a published freelance art model and multimedia artist. I have been modeling professionally for about eight years and making art in some form (mostly painting) for most of my life.

Published in Uncovered Magazine

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I am petite (5’2”), fit, and athletic. Challenging, athletic poses are my favorite!, I love experimenting with dynamic poses that require athleticism.

I have heterochromia (my eyes are two different colors, one very dark brown and one hazel green).

I have very thick, versatile, workable hair that can be easily straightened or made crazy, voluminous and curly. It has a bit of a curl naturally and is quite dark brown (though nowhere near black) with subtle natural highlights. It is below waist length now.

I have several holes in each of my ears (including tragus) but most are not visible. The lobes of my ears are stretched to about a 0, maybe smaller now. They used to be much larger and can be hidden easily by regular earrings that are large enough to cover the hole. This is what I normally do, but if you’re looking for someone with stretched ears, I do have them. I also have my philtrum (indentation above upper lip) pierced with a very small, subtle opalescent stone. I have a tattoo on my upper left arm of two wolves biting each other’s faces. It’s based on a drawing by the artist Lisa Iglesias.


I want to create images that tell a story. I want to help create work I’d want to photograph myself. I enjoy all the aspects of the process: concept, makeup, styling, and editing. I love colors! If color is important in your project, send me a message! (I love black and white photography as well, but I’m the kind of person who is made happier just by gazing upon pleasant color combinations….)

I model for and am comfortable in many genres (including, fitness, fashion, and hair modeling), but the majority of my work is modeling for art photography, as well as life drawing/painting and other visual arts. I model for individual artists, as well as for classes/workshops/groups. Please ask if you'd like to see my figure modeling resume and references.

I also have experience on the other side of the paintbrush/pencil/pastel/camera etc., and a background in improv, standup comedy, writing and acting. I find my creative outlet most often in the creation of conceptual paintings based around self portraits and the human form, and in self portrait photography.


I consider work anywhere in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I’m willing to travel further if I am hired for at least half a day of work. Other areas that are accessible to me are parts of Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York City.

I always try to arrive early and never cancel unless it can’t be avoided (due to illness, etc.). I understand that cancellations are a pain and I expect you not to cancel at the last minute either, (as a fulltime freelancer cancellations can really mess up my month) but I understand that things happen.


Please message me for a quote. Rates vary between photography, figure modeling and reference photography.

Please provide as many details as you can in your message. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

Ava Ette
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"Phenomenal! She is excellent. She can do any pose and does not need any direction. She has a great feel for any style." Read less

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"Ava is a treat to work with! On time, professional and fun to be around! I would definitely recommend and work with her again." Read less

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"Ava Ette is an excellent model - very professional and comes up with great poses. Very easy to work with and look forward to working with her again." Read less

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"Ava was professional and terrific to work with, and very focused on working toward a good end result. I think she has a lot of range and creativity, and hope to have the honor of our paths crossing for collaborative projects again sometime." Read less

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"Ava Ette exemplifies the ideal model. She embodies every quality a photographer could wish for: her beauty is undeniable, she maintains a high level of professionalism, and her reliability is unwavering. Not only does she masterfully apply her own makeup, but her wealth of experience also shines through in her exceptional posing ability. Moreover, she actively contributes fantastic ideas and brings a sense of fun to each photo shoot. Having had the opportunity to work with her, I feel incredibly fortunate." Read less

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"Nicole was a great model to work with and took direction well. She has a playful, yet professional personality which makes working with her that much more enjoyable." Read less

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"Showed up on time and ready to work. Beautiful, takes direction well, and has a lovely personality. Highly recommend!" Read less

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"Ava came over to shoot with me in Boston for The Private Lens. And I absolutely loved working with her. She's creative, easy-going and versatile. Modeling skills are top notch. She definitely raised the bar for me." Read less

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"Great working with Ava, she knows how to work with a photographer very comfortable in front of the camera. definitely love to work with Ava again." Read less

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"Great studio shoot with Ava. Very well prepared and knowledgable. Fun to work with such talent." Read less

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"Ava is a wonderful model that takes direction well and can pull of a wide range of looks with ease! I would gladly work with her again!" Read less

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"Ava is a beautiful model who is very comfortable and confident in front of the camera. She takes direction well as well as providing her own input for the shoot. Ava has an easy going personality and does what it takes to get the shot. If you have the opportunity to do a photoshoot with Ava, don't let it pass you by." Read less

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"Ava is very creative when it comes to styling and posing, and I highly recommend her!" Read less

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