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Model Q&A: SensualRaven

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Model: SensualRaven; Photographer: Jeffrey Miller

Where are you from? Where are you based now and do you travel for shoots?

I’m from Northern California. I’m based approximately one hour from San Francisco.

I enjoy traveling for shoots. My favorite cities to travel to is Los Angeles and San Diego, but I’m open to travel to other states to shoot, especially if the temperature is pleasant.

Who or what inspired you to become a model?

In retrospect, the desire to become a model was when I was twelve. When I was a child I remember looking through my older sister’s magazines and I was intrigued by the natural beauty of Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford, and how effortlessly they were beautiful.

The dream started there but the most compelling aspect about modeling to me is the versatility a model can have shooting various genres and the emotions a model can evoke from a viewer.

How and when did you start modeling?

I started modeling ten years ago. I signed with a talent agency in the San Francisco area and then signed with another agency in San Jose. I’m very appreciative of everything the agencies have done for me and their professionalism. In addition to modeling, a year ago I decided to pursue acting and have attended formal acting classes.

What type of modeling do you enjoy the most?

My favorite genres to shoot are lifestyle, fashion, boudoir, lingerie, and beauty.

Model: SensualRaven; Photographer: Costy Alex

What do you look for when deciding to work with a photographer?

The top things I seek when working with a photographer are:

  • Professionalism
  • Promptness in responding to messages
  • The lighting, composition, and if all the photos in their portfolio are confident with quality.

Oh, and of course, someone with a sense of humor. You need to have some humor during a shoot!

Which models or other artists currently inspire you?

I don’t have specific artists or photographers I follow for inspiration. However, I am often amazed at some of the work by the photographers on Model Mayhem, there are a lot of talented photographers on here.

Model: SensualRaven; Photographer: JT

What would be your dream shoot?

My dream shoot would take place on a tropical island, where I can find myself shooting for hours.

How important is social media in your success?

I believe using social media platforms, such as Instagram and Facebook, for modeling is crucial and beneficial. I’ve met many wonderful models and photographers through social media.

What else do you like to do outside of modeling?

Outside of modeling, I enjoy doing yoga, kickboxing, hiking, and since I’ve always been into art, I enjoy doing watercolor painting.

What’s the best career advice you can give to new models?

The best career advice I can give new models is to always be professional, punctual, and prepared. Do your research on reputable agencies if your goal is to get signed. Always educate yourself on rates if a gig is through an agency or through freelancing. Always follow your gut instinct and stay safe. And, most importantly, take care of your health and be tenacious. Modeling can have challenges and it is essential to persevere and never give up!

Check out SensualRaven’s Model Mayhem portfolio to see more of her work. You can also follow her on Instagram and her website.

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7 Responses to “Model Q&A: SensualRaven”

  1. July 19, 2020 at 2:45 pm, Rod Alexander said:

    Hey beautiful, I see you are making big news young lady. I’m glad we have been friends prior to this article, lol. Love your work as usual. Stay beautiful, and no more beauty capsules, okay? lol.

    Respectfully,
    Rod Alexander

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  2. July 17, 2020 at 4:11 pm, Hiram said:

    I knew her before she was famous! All kidding aside, this gorgeous, articulate, and genuinely sweet lady deserves all the success that comes her way.

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  3. July 16, 2020 at 12:15 am, Rahul said:

    Thank you modelmayhem for this interview. I am from Bay Area and love to see local girls promoted on this platform. Sensual Raven is a beautiful and professional model and its great to know more about her.

    In all my interactions with her, I have found her to be smart, kind and responsive.I have enjoyed making sketches for her as she has provided good critique to help me improve my skills. Although I am not a photographer, if I do take that up, I would definitely like to work with her!

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  4. July 15, 2020 at 5:57 pm, Jeffrey Miller said:

    I’ve had the pleasure of working with this model twice and I’m looking forward to an upcoming third shoot. Her warm personality, sense of humor, creativity, and professionalism all contribute to an effortless and enjoyable photo session.

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  5. July 15, 2020 at 1:45 pm, Scott Scheibelhut said:

    Sensual Raven is one Awesome model I hope to work with one day. She is professional and takes her career seriously. She is sweet when we return comments on each others work and is very good what she wants her images to look like. Her poses are stunning and gives the viewer eye contact in a lot of her work!!! I really hope one day I can work with this beauty and possibly get the outstanding imagery for both of us!! A fan for life!!!!

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  6. July 15, 2020 at 12:39 pm, artsolace said:

    Beautiful model! Lovely modeling work! I would love to work with her!

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  7. July 15, 2020 at 12:27 pm, Lisa Kikui said:

    Great article and showcase! Love your versatile portfolio. You are the very definition of beauty and brains ❤️

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