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


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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




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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.  
 

April 9, 2014

Christine & Andrew


Scroll down to see final framed prints.


Christine's Make-up was was done by Sarah Jane Bastarache/Bastarache Beauty and Hair by Melanie Rojas.



April 7, 2014

Tom & Adel's Wedding Album


This wedding will remain very memorable for me for many different reasons: beautiful couple of martial artists, classical car, cake cutting with a sword, groom rocking his guitar on Casino NB's stage. 

One other reason is Tom&Adel's wedding album, because it's the biggest album I have ever created - 11"x14" with 60 pages.

Here is a selection of the album's spreads followed by an image of the actual album. 

Hope you enjoy! 

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April 4, 2014

2+2

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March 26, 2014

Ava. Album Design

My wife Anya was only a couple of days away from the due date, when we photographed newborn girl Ava, which made this session quite special for us. 

For presentation of photographs Ava's parents went with an an 8"x10" 30 pages coffee table book option.  We discussed this during planning stage so I knew in advance that a lot more pictures will be needed in order to fill the album with. Here is the final result.

*I will update this blog post with images of the actual album once it arrives.  


February 18, 2014

Brodie

Another image for "The Beauty of the Human Lines" series.

Model: Brodie Gallant





January 30, 2014

Co-host of Méchante Soirée - Genevieve Arseneau


A series of portraits of the co-host of talk show Méchante Soirée on Radio Canada - Genevieve Arseneau. 



January 27, 2014

Minuet

Last May I was hired to create a coffee table album containing series of nude images of this beautiful woman.  Very recently I finished editing the images, the design was approved by the client and the album is on its way to production.

With client's permission I'm glad to publish this only image.
*Due to obvious reasons the model will remain anonymous.

I'ld like to say a few words about this image.
I'm at a point where I'm starting to analyze my work trying to understand what I'm shooting and why. So far I learned that I like photographing beauty and creating polished, commercial (...one day) beauty images. Face, make-up, hair, accessories - all good. Me like!
With my personal model work and nudes things are not as easy. Slowly I'm learning to put more meaning, more story into those kind of images so that some viewer, flipping through hundreds of images online each day,  could stop and look at my image for few extra seconds longer challenge oneself with questions about it.  

I keep learning how to apply my past ballet experience to my photography work to make it more unique and stand out more.  Not an easy task.

After I took this shot it reminded me of something. The kick of the hip and slightly raised hill making it look like a walk and add motion to the picture, the tilt of the head and extended right arm with gently spread fingers add elegance, left arm hugging herself adds intimacy. The pose in general reminded me of french minuet dance.

I have to admit though that it didn't occur to me at the moment.  I mean, I wish I thought of minuet before I pressed the shutter.  

After torturing myself with thoughts about my own work even more I came up with a conclusion. After all I was the one who told the model to do all those exact moves including how to position her right index finger... so I guess I already started applying some ballet principals to my images but for now it's happening on subconceous level.  

Hope you enjoy!







January 17, 2014

Executive Portraits of Katherine Robertson of Blue Wing.

Series of Executive Portraits created for Katherine Robertson - the owner of Blue Wing specializing in Event Design & Management.

This is not the first time I get the pleasure of working with Katherine. The way she presents herself in pictures always impresses me.  







January 13, 2014

Tsesarevich. Present days. Part II

See "Part I" HERE

Tsesarevich was the title of the Tsar's (Emperor's) son successor in the Russian Empire. 
This concept came to me after the photo shoot. I thought that that's what character of Tsesarevich would be like today: young, arrogant, impudent and under no one's authority.

Model and Styling: Gabriel Leblanc
Twitter: @GabrielXLeBlanc


December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

"I’m in the OR standing by Anya. I’m leaning over her and stroking her hair. Doctors already began the c-section. Anya and I are scared, but feel that everything is going to be alright. We are looking at each other like never before. And only thin blue curtain separates our current life as a couple and our future life as a family. “You can come out and take a picture!” - said our doctor. I get up and I see her - our daughter. Her eyes are wide opened and she looks straight at me (at least I’ld like to believe that she did). I raise my camera and start pushing the shutter with with my trembling finger.  Moments later we hear our daughter’s first cry..."

Our daughter Ekaterina (or short Katya) is 2 weeks today. 


I want to wish to all my friends around the world, my dear clients and everyone else who liked, shared and commented on this page MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2014 bring you and your families lots of happiness and health, cause everything else you can buy!






December 23, 2013

Maternity Session with Heidi


I heard couple of times people say that my images are only good because I photograph models, and I say it's not true and try to convince them that most of my clients have no modelling or "being in front of the camera" experience what so ever. Well, in this case it is true. Heidi is a wonderful model who I've worked with before and I was really flattered when she asked me to photograph her at this beautiful stage of her life.

Model: Heidi-Lyn Loker
Hair/Make-up: Beau Backstage Make-up