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. 
www.kravetzphotographics.com





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
 
STUDIO'S ADDRESS
 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

Kelly


Here is a preview from a shoot with Halifax model Kelly Martell (http://kacorbeau.tumblr.com).
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


Enjoy!




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

Brodie.

 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 / www.kravetzphotographics.com 



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 / www.kravetzphotographics.com

June 12, 2014

Portraits of Athletes. 2014 Canadian Track & Field Championship.

I was approached by Doug Robertson (Venn) - chair of organizing committee for Track & Field Championship in Moncton to photograph local athletes (Athletics New Brunswick) to raise their profiles and promote the event our province of New Brunswick. It was a great pleasure working on this project and I couldn't be more pleased with the results.

Best of luck to all of our athletes in the upcoming 2014 Canadian Track & Field Championship in Moncton!

Visit  www.moncton2014.ca for schedules and follow Athletics NB's official Facebook Page for updates about upcoming events and athletes' profiles.

Photography: Sasha Onyshchenko / www.kravetzphotographics.com


*Click on image for larger view.

May 27, 2014

Bridal and Decor Editorial in Solomon Gardens



This creative happened a little over a year ago. The weather was as cold as we are having today plus wind!

The story behind this photo shoot is very simple: few wedding vendors of Greater Moncton Area (including myself) got together and decided to dedicate their time and talent to creating something special and different from the ordinary. And so we did.

We thank Wedding Bells for featuring us:
http://www.weddingbells.ca/real-weddings/a-marie-antoinette-inspired-wedding-shoot-in-moncton/


I hope you enjoy the images!

I also invite you to check out the behind the scenes video and meet our creative team for this shoot.



CREATIVE TEAM:
Photography: Sasha Onyshchenko - www.kravetzphotographics.com
 Models: Robyn Esson, Jessica Auffrey
Decor: Unico Decor Inc - www.unicodecor.com
Venue: Solomon Gardens - www.solomongardens.ca
Wedding Dresses: Sophia Tolli and Jacquelin Bridal provided by Bridal Vision - www.bridalvision.ca
Make-up: Debby Clements - www.debbyclements.ca
Hair: Mélanie Rojas
Assistants:
Denis Duquette - www.denisduquette.ca
Molly Ilse Hope - www.goldenmoonflowers.blogspot.ca
Kirsten Gargan - www.kirstengarganphotography.com




*Click on the image for larger view.

May 26, 2014

Vocal Trio - Troiselle

Here is a promo portrait created for vocal trio called Troiselle

If you want to learn more about these wonderful ladies, check out their Facebook Page.


Make-up: Bastarache Beauty


A look behind the scenes:

May 14, 2014

Allande Lingerie photo shoot with Zoe.



Model: Zoe Henrichs

Make-up: Joelle Martin
Hair: Natasha Gallant
Assistant: Mark Laflamme

Allande Lingerie provided by "Fine L" in Moncton.