02 / 2015

Weekend At The Bunkhouse

This shoot was such a fun combo of work and play! Got to spend the weekend away in a cozy cabin on a gorgeous ranch in Marin with some of my favorite people and some new friends. Hot toddies, meteor showers, homemade chili (turned frito pie.. thanks to Jenn!) longhorn cattle grazing right outside the window… all affirmations of why I love my job. Jenn Bonnett was on board helping out with wardrobe, and my talented sister Natasha Kolenko wrangled all the props and Brian was there to be my extra set of hands. Together we collaborated with our handsome on camera and REAL couples, Meg and Sean, whom just got engaged over the holidays (congrats guys!), and Melaine and Rick, whom just celebrated their 5th anniversary a few days before our shoot. AAAAawwwwwww.. It was fun timing since the shot list included a few make-out sessions and lots of cuddling.

Weekend At The Bunkhouse | Eva Kolenko Photography

Weekend At The Bunkhouse | Eva Kolenko Photography

Weekend At The Bunkhouse | Eva Kolenko Photography

Weekend At The Bunkhouse | Eva Kolenko Photography

Weekend At The Bunkhouse | Eva Kolenko Photography

Weekend At The Bunkhouse | Eva Kolenko Photography

Weekend At The Bunkhouse | Eva Kolenko Photography

Weekend At The Bunkhouse | Eva Kolenko Photography

Weekend At The Bunkhouse | Eva Kolenko Photography

Weekend At The Bunkhouse | Eva Kolenko Photography

Weekend At The Bunkhouse | Eva Kolenko Photography

Weekend At The Bunkhouse | Eva Kolenko Photography

01 / 2015

Adding some Life in the New Year

Bringing in the new year with a few portfolio updates! I shot this lifestyle series for Weekend Almanac magazine a few months ago… this is just a small portion of my favorites form the shoot. I’ll be releasing more in the next few months that really tell the full story. This is just a teaser.. for now. Just wanted to remind everyone, I love shooting people too! Not just food. HA!

Eva Kolenko Lifestyle Photography

Eva Kolenko Lifestyle Photography

Eva Kolenko Lifestyle Photography

Eva Kolenko Lifestyle Photography

Eva Kolenko Lifestyle Photography

Eva Kolenko Lifestyle Photography

Eva Kolenko Lifestyle Photography

Wardrobe styling: Jenn Bonnett
Hair and MakeUp: Tricia Turner
On Set Styling: Natasha Kolenko
Props by: Glenn Jenkins
Model: Jillian from Stars

12 / 2014

Fast Easy Fresh | December | Bon Appetit

Happy to share a bit of new work today that I photographed for this month’s Bon Appétit magazine. Loved finally being able to work with photo editor Rachel Tomlinson in person, she has a great eye! It was a treat to collaborate with her and the rest of the styling team, including food stylist Rebecca Jurkevich and prop stylist Kalen Kaminski. Thanks for the fun shoot ladies!

Beef and Squash Chili | Bon Appétit | Eva Kolenko Photography

Salt and Pepper Shrimp | Bon Appétit | Eva Kolenko Photography

Radicchio Salad | Bon Appétit | Eva Kolenko Photography

Skillet Roast Chicken with Fennel | Bon Appétit | Eva Kolenko Photography

Beef and Squash Chili | Bon Appétit | Eva Kolenko Photography

You can find all these delicious recipes here!

11 / 2014

AS OF LATE

September | October 2014

Lots of travel and location shoots to report on this installment of As of Late, including trips to Cape Cod, Maine, Prince Edward Island in Canada, New York and the Catskills. It all started with a little vacation in New England…

Cape Cod | |  Via @evakolenko instagram
we found this dreamy little fresh water lake on Cape Cod, the perfect place to relax and let P do her beach thing

Cape Cod | |  Via @evakolenko instagram

Provincetown | Canteen's Backyard |  Via @evakolenko instagram
the backyard at The Canteen in Provincetown

Provincetown | Lobster Pot | Canteen's Backyard |  Via @evakolenko instagram
the obligatory Lobster Pot

Portland Maine |  Via @evakolenko instagram
Portland, Maine.. lots to love here

Central Provisions | Portland Maine |  Via @evakolenko instagram
Featured along side Maurice (a restaurant in Portland, Maine which I photographed for Bon Appétit’s Top 10 New Restaurants Issue) was a yummy looking place called Central Provisions. Needless to say it was a must try while we were in town..

Casco Bay | Portland Maine |  Via @evakolenko instagram

| Portland Maine |  Via @evakolenko instagram
dinner at Eventide Oyster Co., one of the best meals on our trip

Rockland Maine  |  Via @evakolenko instagram

The Primo Restaurant Farm | Rockland Maine  |  Via @evakolenko instagram
before dinner at Primo in Rockland Maine, we took a long stroll around the farm

The Primo Restaurant Farm | Rockland Maine  |  Via @evakolenko instagram
happy and lazy ass pigs at the Primo farm

The Primo Restaurant Farm | Rockland Maine  |  Via @evakolenko instagram

Conte's 1894 Restaurant | Rockland Maine  |  Via @evakolenko instagram
Conte’s 1894, super charming place, don’t miss it

Lobster in Kennebunkport Maine   Via @evakolenko instagram
wish I put something in this shot to show scale.. he was HUGE

Shooting On Prince Edward Island Canada  |  Via @evakolenko instagram
from vacation in New England, then home for a 24 hr “layover” and all the way back to PEI Canada to start a 3 part shooting tour for Air Canada’s EnRoute magazine and Bon Appetit magazine

Shooting On Prince Edward Island Canada  |  Via @evakolenko instagram
this trip to PEI deserves a huge behind the scenes blog post all it’s own, but I was too busy shooting for real on this crazy adventure, sadly I only have a few images..

Shooting On Prince Edward Island Canada  |  Via @evakolenko instagram
Dark and stormy seas and sky, shooting on a remote island with only this one boat to shuttle crew, equip, models, and wardrobe back to the mother boat.. when it hailed on us (2xs!) all we could do was huddle, duck and wait it out. We looked like penguins in the arctic.

Prince Edward Island Canada  |  Via @evakolenko instagram
Can’t say enough good about this guy.. Perry our Captain, owner of Tranquility Cove Adventures and host for the day. Kept us safe and warm in the unseasonable weather and me smiling through it all. We both agreed, our jobs kick ass.

Prince Edward Island Canada  |  Via @evakolenko instagram PEI Steamers on the beach seasoned with nothing but seawater.. mmmmm

Shooting On Prince Edward Island Canada  |  Via @evakolenko instagram

Prince Edward Island Canada  |  Via @evakolenko instagram
sunset on PEI, the end to one of the most epic days of shooting.. off to have some beers with the cap

Prince Edward Island Canada  |  Via @evakolenko instagram
Perry’s home on PEI

Prince Edward Island Canada  |  Via @evakolenko instagram
location scouting the harbors of PEI at dusk in the rain

On Set For Bon Appetit Magazine |  Via @evakolenko instagram
in studio shooting December’s Fast Easy Fresh section for Bon Appétit magazine with prop stylist Kalen Kamanski, pictured above

On Set For Bon Appetit Magazine |  Via @evakolenko instagram
dreamiest location ever! shooting a feature for Bon Appétit in the Catskills

On Set For Bon Appetit Magazine |  Via @evakolenko instagram

On Set For Bon Appetit Magazine |  Via @evakolenko instagram
skulls and bones, Catskills

On Set For Bon Appetit Magazine |  Via @evakolenko instagram
artist retreat in the mountains, shoot location for Bon Appétit

On Set For Bon Appetit Magazine |  Via @evakolenko instagram

Eva Kolenko | Photographer
back from the east coast and straight to set for Sunset magazine in the west

Rodeo Beach |  Via @evakolenko instagram
beach day back home with the fam

San Francisco Bay Sailing |  Via @evakolenko instagram

Behind the Scenes | Via @evakolenko instagram
on set shooting a passion project for Weekend Almanac magazine with my sis Natasha Kolenko

Behind the Scenes | |  Via @evakolenko instagram

Behind the Scenes | |  Via @evakolenko instagram

My set family Behind the Scenes | |  Via @evakolenko instagram
these guys brought my vision to life! THANKS!!! from left to right: Brian Lackey, photo assistant; Natasha Kolenko prop and floral stylist; Jillian Leiber, Model from Stars; Jenn Bonnett, wardrobe stylist; Tricia Turner, hair and make-up stylist

On set For Starbucks Behind the Scenes |  Via @evakolenko instagram
shooting Starbucks with prop stylist Kelly Allen

watercolors  |  Via @evakolenko instagram
my fav way to end the day.. ? water colors on the deck with the fam

In the spirt of this week of thanks I’d like to round out this post with a few high fives.

To all my amazing clients that trust my eyes and provide me with such amazing opportunities to see the world a thousand ways. To my rep John Sharpe who is always looking forward but also has my back. To my hubby who steps up as super dad when I am away on assignment without a single complaint. To my family (mom you especially and sisters Kristina and Natasha) for always being down to hang with P which allows me to continue to follow my passion. To my bestie Kate for all the love and moral support.. I love you neighbor. To my super amazing photo assistants Brian Lackey and Amber Mckee whom I am lucky enough to also call friends.. and working with friends hardly feels like work. To Carmel Cottingham, my super star producer, whom every client I have ever had loves, which makes me love her even more. This list could go on and on… but you guys are my core holding down the fort at home and keeping my ship afloat on location and I just wanted to take this opportunity and shout it out loud… THANKS!!!

It’s taken many years to craft this life, but I truly feel like I am living the dream and it’s all thanks to you! Much love.