Birth of your first child - what can be more important?! Over Christmas I had the pleasure of making some portraits of Armand Doucet's newborn. You may have heard about Armand and know him better by his "Iron Will" organization (http://www.ironwill-volontedefer.com/#!armand/cwy)
When planning this session with Armand, it was significant for him having all three generations in one picture.
These are simple family portraits, but because they are simple, it doesn't mean they are less precious.
Here is a special group of people to us. I've been photographing Tony and Jennifer's family for few years now: beginning from their wedding in Caracas until their first born son Alex, and finally this portrait with the newborn Elliot. But this post is not about that. Based on my experience, and experience of many of my colleagues, the main reason why parents never do their family pictures is the feeling of fear (mixed with embarrassment) that their kids won't behave properly during shoot. I understand that, I sure do.
All I want to say is that every photo shoot is different because we are all different and shoot dynamics are different for each single individual. Sometimes we just have to let it go and roll with things as they happen, and the image above illustrates my point better than I can explain it.
Yes, your worst fear may come true during shoot but it can be the best picture you will ever have displayed on your wall.
After 2 days of painting and putting new trim, I'm finally ready for series of Christmas portraits. Guys behind UNICO DECOR INC. created this set and it looks wonderful. This set up will be available until Christmas (including Christmas). Great for families or couples heading to a party and who want to do a shoot just before the party. The cost is $150 for about 90 minute session. Variety of wall displays and albums are available on a-la-carte basis. Professional Make-up and Hair Stylist will be available on site at extra charge. Call, email, message, drop by the studio to look at samples, talk about your shoot and to book! Regards,
I was recently contacted by one person, who wanted something different for his portrait. Every time I hear word "different", I feel like I hit jack pot. "Different" - is a magic word for me (just like for many other photographers) which makes me free to create what I like.
Roy Gould is a psychotherapist.
He came by the studio one day to meet and tell me about himself and his job. This helped a lot in understanding what kind of portrait I need to create. Roy deals with a lot of darkness in people and he wanted a portrait which would convey this story about him and his difficult job.
At the beginning of the year I traveled to Toronto with Denis Duquette. My initial goal for the trip was to network and make some connections (primarily in the architecture field). I also planned to do two creatives while I'm there. I'm super pumped that one of them featuring androgynous model Seth Atwell was just published in The Storm Magazine (www.thestormmagazine.com). You can view the issue HERE. Creative Team Credits: Story Title: Soldier Photographer - Sasha Onyshchenko / Kravetz Photographics / www.kravetzphotographics.com Fashion Stylist - Jay Mitchel. Vintage clothing provided by Toronto store - “Kings of Kensington”
Make-up Artist/Hair Stylist - Hasina B
Model's Agency - Seth Atwell / Peggi Lepage (www.peggilepage.com) and Plutino Group (www.plutinogroup.com) Photographer’s Assistant: Elijah Yutuc Click on the images to open full screen viewer. Continue reading for Behind the Scenes.
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!