November 19, 2014

Sophia...Lighting Test

Sophia came by the studio to help me test lighting for a workshop. It was our first time shooting together.  I wasn't even going to edit the images, but to our surprise we got portraits which I thought were pretty interesting, so here they are!

Model: Sophia Frigault.

November 18, 2014

Sword Dance

Final layout of the coffee table book created for Moncton martial artist - Charline Guston.

Printed product was 8"x10" Essex Book containing 22 pages and featuring Black Shantung Silk cover.

Photography: Sasha Onyshchenko /
Charline's make-up by Joelle Andre Martin /

November 17, 2014

Wind Sextet

Series of portraits created for Moncton based wind sextet and their upcoming concert on November 30th at 7pm at Mount Royal Church 106 Mt Royal Blvd, Moncton, NB. Check out their Facebook Event for more information and see you there!

Photography: Sasha Onyshchenko /

 Thanks for watching!

November 10, 2014

Avenir Hearing Team.

 Here are some portraits I created of a team of audiologists at Avenir Hearing Clinic.  These images are part of their re-branded advertising and marketing material. 

The guys wanted to look casual, relaxed and approachable.  Just the way their patients see them.

Photography/retouching by
Make-up: Joelle Marti /
Hair: Natasha Gallant

Branding and web design by

October 22, 2014

Lifestyle shoot at Parlee Beach. Shediac, NB

I've been planning this image with my friend Julie for some time now. The main idea was to create a portrait which would tell a story about her and her active lifestyle using gorgeous Maritime landscape as a background. And even though it was really cold and windy on the day of the shoot, I wanted the final image to convey a sense of warmth and peace.

I created a series of images in this style over the summer, which I will share later. And here's why I chose to create them.
I've been taking a hard look at my work lately trying to understand what types of photography I enjoy the most and why. I realized that my photography will always be about people. I also realized how important image creating process is for me and how meticulous I am with everything from feet positioning and emotional expression to lighting and post production. Also I'm not much of a candid shooter.   I prefer being image maker rather than taker.

So I came to a logical conclusion that I would feel quite comfortable doing advertising photography and that's the goal I'm going to pursue for now.

On the technical side: series of images were taken with Phase One DF, P30+ digital back and 80mm Schneider lens and then stitched together to create a wide angle view without wide angle lens distortion. And as you see on the behind the scenes image, strobe lighting was added to create warm sunset feeling.

More to come.

September 25, 2014

Model Brandi Gray

This a preview image from a recent bikini photo shoot with model Brandi Gray.

Make-up: Joelle Martin / Belle by Joelle
Assistant: Denis Duquette 
Bikini by Veve Glamour Swimwear

Backstage video of making this shot.

Business Portrait Special

From October 1st until October 15th I'll be offering a special rate of $125+tax on Business Portraits (Regular price is $175).

Portraits will be taken in my downtown studio on white or grey seamless background. The rate includes 30 minutes session and one high resolution digital file with my signature retouching applied.

Additional images can be purchased for $95/file. Professional make-up artist and hair stylist can be also provided upon request for an extra $65 per application. I accept Cash, Cheques and Credit Cards.

Call or e-mail to book your session:
(506) 871-8140
 Downtown Moncton
700 Main st., (Tide&Boar building)
 3rd Floor, Suite 307
For more of my work, please, visit:

September 23, 2014

Portrait of a Painter.

Portrait of a painter, who is also a graphic designer, Skylar Richard.

Dr.Chiasson's Dental Clinic. Staff Portraits Update.

Since I photographed Dr.Chiasson's staff last year (see HERE), they added couple new employees and their portraits on website needed an update.  It was important to use same lighting, background and editing to match new portraits with the old ones.
Whenever I photograph I try to get everything right in camera to reduce my postproduction time.  It's a very good practice which requires a lot of patience.  However there are other times (like in case of this shoot) when heavy retouching is simply unavoidable.   

For example, little girl in pink dress ran across the frame to her mother (wearing blue shirt). Everyone had a great laugh and it released some of natural tension which everyone gets when put in front of a camera. It resulted in friendly and inviting portrait.

I decided to post couple of before/after images from this shoot just to show what kinds of distractions needed to be taken care of. 

Hope you enjoy!

P.S. As always, my apologies for spelling mistakes. English is not my first language.

September 11, 2014


Here is a preview from a shoot with Halifax model Kelly Martell (
We've been planning to shoot together since forever and I'm glad that the opportunity finally presented itself. 

Make-up and hair by Joelle Martin/Belle by Joelle
Leather harness by Misterpunch Leatherworks 
Assistants: Kirsten Gargan and Molly Ilse Hope


A look behind the scenes:

August 17, 2014

Caisse Populaire by N2SE Architects. Interior design

Here are some images which I shot for N2SE Architects / Carole Nadeau showcasing interior design of Caisse Populaire branch located at University of Moncton.

August 5, 2014


 Model: Brodie Gallant

Scroll down for nudes created for "The Beauty of the Human Lines" series.

July 31, 2014

Mother and Daughter

This was the time in their lives when they became closer than ever...

 Make-up by Joelle Martin / Belle by Joelle
 Photographed by Sasha Onyshchenko / 

July 30, 2014

Singer/Musician - Celeste Savoie

Few promotional and album cover images created for a local singer and musician Celeste Svoie. 

She just released her first album and I can finally share the images.  

Make-up: Debby Clements.
Hair: Melanie Rojas
Assistant: Julie Bourgeois
Photography: Sasha Onyshchenko /