Bonjour, I'm Rhoma! A full-time, multi-dimensional, petite model with tattoos. I've made being the best version of myself a career. Ideally, when it's all said and done I hope to have so many photos of me playing off different versions of myself that my great grand-kids will show their great grand-kids that there is beauty and elegance in their blood and all they have to do is let it be alive.
I am available for but not limited to creative, art, latex, body paint, sci-fi, editorials, fashion, alternative, lifestyle, dance, parts, lingerie, pin-up, fantasy, underwater, art & glamour nude, boudoir, fetish fashion, promotional, and swimwear.
*Retouchers and Artists - I have lots of shots that haven't been used or touched ranging from fashion to artistic nude. If you want to collaborate send me a message!
Mainly booking in the mid to upper east coast US. Anywhere else will be considered, Let's make it work. =] Unfortunately I don't have a passport yet. Check my travel and availability, and if I'm not going there yet than get me in your city!
Check out SharpiroImages as well as my top friends and credits for awesome people and amazing work! =]
Expect a bubbly personality, positive vibes, and complete optimism. I'm a professional free-poser. I don't need direction but I'll certainly take your advice. My goal is to make sure you get exactly what you wanted and more. I treat every shoot with an appropriate mix of work and play to keep the creativity flowing. Connecting with photographers and artists has never been an issue. Rarely do I leave a shoot with disappointment, and when we have good communication during our set I know that you will end the set with the same satisfaction that I have grown accustom to. =] With that said, if you are serious about your art, respectable towards your models, and love to have fun while shooting... I'm you're muse. =]
* [url=http://www.pushmodels.com/RHOMA]PUSH Promotional Model
* RealGirlModels.com Ithaca Area Promotional Models Team Leader. Events Director of RGM Ithaca Operations, Recruiting and Training.
* Model of the Week, Realgirlmodels.com March 21, 2012.
* Aariah Glamour's Party Clique Chicks | Wilkes-Barre, PA | January 2012 |
* Deleted my FACEBOOK
* Zivity Model
I shoot full time. Basically my schedule is pretty flexible. I don't really do much other than model. If you'd like a day that's not below then just ask for it. It's not so much a "tour schedule" as it is a calendar of events so feel free to add to it! =]
If I'm passing through your town to travel don't hesitate to ask! I LOVE when shoots work out like that.
Sending me a message on MM or email is the only way to book me. Picture Comments, tags, and lists are appreciated and returned if I have time but they are not effective forms of booking for me. =]
September 14: Washington, DC [3:00-6:00 Booked] Prince Young
Alexandria, VA[7:00-9:00pm Booked] Moore Photo
September 15: Washington, DC [7:30-10:30 Booked] Mickle Design Werks
Harrisburg, PA [12:30-4:00 booked details to come.] Sassie/Ottofocus
September 16: Syracuse, NY [10:00AM-1:00PMBooked] JQuest, [2:00-5:00PM booked] Hollow 25, [6:00] Cladonia
September 17: West Winfield, NY [Booked late afternoon, Early Afternoon Available] Shutterbug
September 23: Hudson, New York 10am-Noon BOOKED (Noon-6:00PM Available)
September 24: Troy, NY
September 25: [UNAVAILABLE]
September 26: [UNAVAILABLE]
September 30: Pheonixville, PA [Noon-3:00pm OPEN] 4:00-6:00pm Booked - Jack4Photos
October 1: Montclair, NJ Openings Available[2:00-5:00] MD F
October 3: Morning Braces checkup, Open afternoon.
October 5: BOOKED ALL DAY - Shooting a wedding in Watkins Glen
October 6: Ithaca, NY Epic Imagery
October 9: New Paltz, NY Mec Art
October 31: Probably not shooting unless something ridiculous comes up because...
November 1: 21st Birthday! ^_^
*Short notice bookings and travel may be unavailable.
Tfs are very limited, so please don't message me with your rates. I've never paid for a shoot and never will.
If this is the first time you are contacting me, please remember to include the following information..
Your Name and/or Company Name:
Time and Date (or general availability):
Theme, Genre, Concept:
Items I will be expected to bring:
Would you need me to bring anyone: (i.e. other models, photographers, someone to help with props?)
*A COPY OF THE MODEL RELEASE IS REQUIRED (digitally or physically)
My e-mail address is available upon request.
My inbox is full of messages from people who can't follow through. Don't be that guy.
You should know:
I have 3 tattoos and a micro dermal under my left eye. On my back, medium-sized black violin holes. On my left hip, small black music note. On my right thigh, "Il faut aimer si l'on veut etre aime" French for:"One must love if one wants to be loved" Large and in black. You should be able to find the photos in my portfolio of them.
I wear ICE braces. That means clear brackets on the top row. They will be removed by the end of November, so if you need them book me before then!
Scars&Birthmarks happen. I treat old and new scars with over the counter products like Mederma. I have a birthmark on the back of my left thigh (tattoo leg)
Make-up isn't an issue for me. I find it to be a true art form, and someday I hope to get certified. However, I'm not that great with hair. I do not believe that I can take the place of a professional, but if it's called for I can do it. My face is usually very clear, making a great natural look.
My Male Counterpart My boyfriend is a very attractive, thin, intellectual, pale, tall man with 1 tattoo over his heart. He has a very strong distinct face with brown hair, soft brown eyes and not many scars. He's a handsome man, but he isn't into modeling... he is more of a prop. I've shot with him a couple of times and he's very attentive on a set. Book us for authentic chemistry.
Traveling is one of the reasons I love this job so much. I have my own car and have no problem driving several hours to shoot as long as the expenses met. Most of the time I will give rates that include travel. Sorry, I do not have a passport, yet. As for traveling across the country, I'll go anywhere I am needed. I'd consider plane tickets, lodging, lingerie, designer clothes for alternative compensation but if I'm driving there, the travel expenses need to be in cash or paid ahead of time through PayPal.
Escorts. I tend to bring them. If I do, they ride with me to the shoot, and pick me up afterwards. The only time my escort will stay at a shoot is if they were requested as an assistant or model. Got a problem with boyfriends? Not mine (Well.. if you did have a problem with him or vice versa then you must have done something disrespectful because he's a really laid back guy who loves my art and never interferes.) My boyfriend never fails to mind his own business when it comes to shooting.
Shooting Outdoors is cool with me if you own the property or have special permission to be there. Read This
Asking me out to dinner/lunch/coffee My time is very limited. I'm always on the go, so finding personal time, time to visit my family, and time to hang out with my friends is already an issue for me. If I am engaging in conversation with you, it is because I like your work and I see true potential, or outstanding professionalism in you. I will trust you, until you cannot be trusted. Dinner is more like a date thing. I never really thought it made sense to go out to eat to get to know people. Didn't we learn at a very young age not to talk with our mouths full? =P Also, I don't do "pre-shoot meetings". Talk to my references. Meet-ups are a huge waste of time for me.
Calling. I prefer to keep everything in MM messages so that I can go back and review the details of our sets. On the phone, I tend to forget details and get lost in conversation due to my natural excitability. My phone is on the fritz! Sorry guys!
Rates. This is my full-time job and only source of income. If you want to invite another photographer to split the cost and make it more affordable that's fine. The time you book with me is your time to make amazing art with whomever you wish to include. By accepting to work with me, you are also accepting that I may use the images for self-promotion. (Like for my portfolio and other websites as well as business cards.) If you are budgeting, let me know and we can work something out, but I am accepting very limited trade work.
I accept cash or paypal. No checks, please.
Ask me for my rates!
I am not picky about who I work with. This is about art on all levels of experience. All of my clients and shoots are treated with the same professionalism as every shoot. If you've never worked with a model before, it wouldn't hurt to talk to me about models I have worked with and even ask me to be one of your first models. I'm patient with an understanding of photography and DSLRs.
I don't date people who I meet on Model Mayhem. This is a direct indication of your professionalism. I have a boyfriend and I'm very happy and lucky to be with him. He is attractive, outgoing and charismatic... I'm perfectly fine right where I am, thanks. =]
Spreads, Girl on Girl, POV, pinks, raunchy nudes, porn, video/webcam... are genres that I respectfully refuse to do. However, I will consider some forms of fetish and bondage depending on the concept and other factors.
TFs & Your Rates
VERY limited TFs, but I accept them from time to time. If you send me your rates, don't expect a reply. I've never paid for an image and I don't plan to. Be it quality or not, my image, experience, and talent are worth more than that. I've worked TF's with retouchers, photographers, and painters using reference shots but I certainly wouldn't pay for these services as a professional model. It's my job to be your subject. It's important for me to make sure I'm on top of my bills before I can devote time to trade work. I find that trade work can be more fun than paid work at times so I'm not completely opposed to it. I will not travel for trade work unless the travel is compensated for. Tf Nudes? No. Way. >.>
-Zivity - Very limited TFs
-Clothing, Accessories, Shoes, Airfare, Car rentals, TFMMVIP, Hotels ect. are all welcomed forms of compensation.
-Local to Horseheads, NY (Ithaca, Corning, Elmira, Vestal, Binghamton...) If I have time, I'll certainly TF with you.
Mentoring: Please send me any questions you may have regarding modeling. My time is very limited so it might be easier for you to send me a message rather than meeting up. That way I can talk you through whatever it is you need help with. If you'd like me to come to a shoot, ask and we will talk about it. =]
(Not entirely important, just in case you'd like to know...)
For as long as I can remember I've been working with people on all sides of the entertainment industry. Consider me a musician, singer, actress turned model. I juggled them all for a while but now my focus is modeling. Since I was juggling these hobbies for a number of years, it might be best to separate them by category. So I'll start with my first love..
|Music| was everything to me for years. In concert & marching band I played percussion but I also played violin and piano in high school. Today I pretty much only play the djembe. I was in a few music groups, a regular at open mics playing piano and singing with whomever I could. I'd cover my favorite songs and play them the next day at the coffee shop. My friends would ask me to learn a basic rhythm to accompany them for talent shows and whatnot. It was great fun, not that there is much else to do in a small town but it was a blast. Around my sophomore year I held my first live benefit concert with the help of a friend to raise money for VH1's Save The Music Foundation. Later, this lead to other benefit concerts and festivals to benefit the Guitar Center Music Foundation and local businesses around Sayre, Pennsylvania, United States. The concerts featured local and traveling musicians and groups such as Mike Talada(Waverly, NY), Amber Blues(East Brunswick, NJ), The Red Eyes (Athens, PA), Ahimsa Sunrise(DuBois, PA) A year or so later, I ended up working for a small coffee shop in Sayre booking live music, emcee-ing the events and open mic's as well as an extra barista. This drew up some attention from more artists including Jaded Son, who was so pleased with their experience with us they mentioned me and The Daily Grind on their album "Prospect Heights".
|Acting||I also participated in dozens of plays and musicals including Camelot, The Importance of Being Ernest, Sealed for Freshness, and Kiss me, Kate. I guess it started with those plays they make you do in elementary school except I never stopped until after Camelot (in 2011) when I decided to really focus on modeling. My best performances were at the Waverly Storefront Theater, Corning Community College, and the Know Theater in Binghamton.
A student whom I had met around my freshman year suggested that I join the public speaking team. In 2009, I advanced to nationals in Birmingham, Alabama. My main event was humorous interpretation, but I regularly competed in Impromptu, Congress, Oral Interpretation, Dramatic and Duo Interpretation. Since then, I have volunteered as a judge for tournaments held on my own stomping grounds.
|Model| I started modeling in 2006(This is about my freshman year of highschool) when I started collaborating with Legacy Everlasting Photography. Then, it wasn't modeling to me, it was more like musing. I didn't know, or hardly cared about what it took to be a model, I was just posing. At the time, I figured I'd use the shots for my acting portfolio. Posing turned into passion, and now it's my full time job. My freelance career will always hold a special place in my heart, because then it wasn't about getting better it was just expression. Through the years I pushed myself to be a better model, and my progress is evident in my portfolio. I enjoy looking through the pictures I get back and remembering how I used to only get one good shot from a set and got rid of the others. It wasn't until after I was signed to Aariah Glamour when I realized that I have the potential and drive to be successful. That was January of 2012 and since then, I've been killin' it. Of course, there were lots of downfalls, mostly dealing with unprofessionalism between models and photographers but my optimism never let me down. Now, I'm recruiting and training models as the Director of RGM Ithaca Operations on RealGirlModels.com. We've teamed up with A. RunwayShow Productions in Ithaca, NY. If you read that entire background then there is only one thing you really need to take from that: I am a motivated, unstoppable force.
Personally, I'm a djembe-playing dubstep-jamming chick with body mods. When I show up, expect a lot of smiles and engaging conversations about techniques of both modeling AND photography. I love geeking out about DSLRs and MM models. I look up to several people on this site from models to body painters to photographers. Some I consider my friends, others inspire me. I'm not the best at putting names to faces but I've seen worse. Oh, my real name is Sarah. Feel free to call me Rhoma (Row-ma) or Sarah, as I respond to both equally. Outside of modeling I'm all over the place. I enjoy many different things but mostly video games, reading, spending time with my friends from the animal kingdom, occasionally going to the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, and checking out new fashions. I fully support the American Revolution, OCCUPY. My boyfriend Seth, my puppy Lillian, Seth's Parent's dog and Lillian's best friend Muffin, Yoshi the bearded dragon, a lady bearded dragon with no name yet, and a little baby painted turtle Michelle are my loves!! Obviously, since I'm an animal lover, I'm about animal rights. I'm also 420 friendly, while most models aspire to be in Vogue or Maxim I'd like to be in High Times, or featured in a legalization campaign ad. This doesn't mean you have to worry about me showing up under the influence of anything. I'm basically just trying to reiterate that I am a really. really. laid back chick. Most certainly not your average model but I think there is something to look up to in everyone. Anyway, I love kicking back and having a good time, but please don't mistake that for lack of commitment and dedication, because I'll knock your socks right off when I hit the set. I think I should also mention that my lips have not touched beef or pork in a year and they certainly never touch chicken that has been treated with hormones, and caged their entire lives. As for other things I consume, I eat organic or all natural as much as I can. =] I dont have a temper, in fact I will go out of my way to avoid conflict. So if something should happen, and I have to speak to you with a sharp tongue... know that you deserved it because it takes A LOT to make me mad enough to actually say something about it. My music taste is vast. Music that I don't like would be a shorter list than music that I do like. Classical, Electronic, Showtunes, Acapella, Instrumental, Hip-hop, 60's and 90's are some of my favorites. That should give you a pretty good sense of who I am.
Kid Nova "World Renown" Music Video (Video unavailable at this time)
If you need references on anyone whom I have worked with PLEASE don't hesitate to contact me. Just because they are on this list, doesn't mean they are someone I would recommend to someone else. Stars indicate those who I have worked with on multiple occasions NOT how good or bad they are to work with. However, a lot of these people are AMAZING so here you are! =]
"Because you show up on time, your communication is excellent. You're beautiful, outgoing, fun and articulate."
"I love that with me you can pose naughty and not make it be vulgar, but I also love that if I wanted to shoot something naughty, nasty and evocative I could pitch the idea at you without fear of you running away and hiding. You might say "no" which is cool, but you would listen openly, and I love that. "
"...the last time was off the fucking hook fabulous!"
"Thank you for a wonderful shoot and patience. We'll do it again soon!"
It was truly a pleasure to work with you. Your attitude and dedication to our shoot was key to those cool captures. I also look forward to our next!
"Just want to say that I enjoyed meeting and working with you today! You did an awesome job and I had soo much fun. Love the way the pics came out! Hope I get to work with you again soon!"
"Wonderful working with you yesterday! You pose naturally and are very easy to work with. The images are excellent "
"Great seeing you yesterday. Thanks so much! Can't wait to get together again for an another great afternoon of shooting!"
-Finger Lakes Imagery
"You were amazing today, but we'll keep that a secret or you'll be too busy to work with me again. Great work today."
"Another great shoot today. You were great to work with."
-Park Avenue Pinups*
Exit Hibernation Media
Michael D Becker
Green Ridge Studios
Mec Art Photography
Christy - Lynn*
Legacy Everlasting Photography*
Dannica Aoibheann (Know her in real life, haven't shot with her yet)
Christy - Lynn*
Those without or removed MM's:
Cassie Konkle, Clothing Through The Ages
Gl Fitch, Waverly, NY
Tori B., Ulster, PA
Marlena Bartha Orwell, PA
Seth Whitfield*, Waverly, NY
Photospirit, Ithaca, NY
Harley Roup Troy, PA
Ron Nogar of the Waverly Storefront Theater* Waverly, NY