ReVamped Little Queenie at Horseneck Beach and Sayles Mill Photo Collabrative

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ReVamped Little Queenie at Horseneck Beach and Sayles Mill Photo Collabrative

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

This week Revamped session was with the amazing model Queenie at Horseneck Beach Westport, Ma.

This session was inspired by photographer and model Bunny Yeager.

Born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. Yeager became one of the most photographed models in Miami. After retiring from modeling, she began her career behind the camera. She met Bettie Page in 1954, and took most of the photographs of her that year.[1] Along with photographer Irving Klaw, Yeager played a role in helping to make Page famous, particularly with her photos in Playboy magazine.[1] Yeager is also credited with discovering the model Lisa Winters.[citation needed] Following Page’s retirement, Yeager remained a successful photographer. She took the well-known still images of Ursula Andress on the beach in the 1962 James Bond film Dr. No, and discovered many other notable models.[1] In 1968 she played the role of a Swedish masseuse opposite Frank Sinatra in Lady In Cement.[1]


When I first started to really photograph Pin- up a few years ago in my searches I had come across Bunny Yeager’s website.

At the time was was still working. I had ordered a many of her books and they all came signed. How amazing and what an inspiration. I still have her business card in a place or honor in my studio.

For more images and movie from this session Check out the Vintage Girl Studios Blog or The VGS Facebook page.

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The Sayles Mill Photo Collaborative offers monthly, daily, and hourly rentals for photographers of all levels. The SMPC studio is also ideal for photography classes and workshops.
The 2500 sq ft studio offers two separate shooting rooms, each with its own studio lighting kit, a wide array of backgrounds and a dedicated entrance. In addition, the studo includes one large, comfortably equiped meeting area for client presentations and consultations.

I have taken on the  position of Studio Manager.

WE will be having an opening reception June 22nd from 6-9pm

Where have I been!

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

I know  have not been blogging on this site but that is about to change. Vintage Girl Studios has been such a  success that it has almost taken over my studio. So much so that I have limited the weddings I do per year.  Now that the new studio has been completed and VGS is moving in the direction I hoped for, some real thought and attention will be going into updating this site.  This will be starting weekly. I have started a New Facebook Page  for KHP where I will be adding images weekly.  I have added a 2010 and 2011 to the wedding gallery on this site. Keep posted for more images here!!


Vintage Girl Studios , The Creative Sessions

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

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Providence-based female photographer and entrepreneur, Kryzstyna Caldarone, is proud to announce an art exhibition of vintage-inspired photography entitled,

Vintage Girl Studios, The Creative Sessions at Plan Bean, located in the historic Wayland Building at 128 North Main St. Providence.

The Exhibition will run May 20th – June 17th.

Opening Reception is May 20th 6pm -9pm, and will include the music of jazz singer and composer, Denise Moffat.

Creative Sessions is portrait photography of vintage-inspired performers in historic locations. The work features local and regional artists, musicians and cabaret performers, including members of the New England Burlesque community. The Historic locations include: The Lippitt House Museum, Providence, RI; HearthSide House, Lincoln, RI; The Quonset Air Museum, Quonset, RI; and The Corinthian Hall, Boston, MA.

Vintage Girl Studios (VGS) offers professional photography studio sessions that transform women into classic visions of themselves from past eras. Professional hair and make-up stylists help perform this transformation and assist clients in choosing vintage-inspired clothing for a personal photo shoot. Krzystyna Caldarone, VGS’s owner and photographer, began her Creative Sessions series in May, 2010 as a way to expand her art to create new classic images in historic locations.

Krzystyna has also produced online short movies of all the Creative Sessions series in order to capture her process. They are all on the VGS website.

None of images from this exhibition are for sale. Like a true portrait artist Krzystyna works on a commission from her clients.

Week of September 1st

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Last weekend was so busy.  We had an opening at the Holden Street Gallery on Friday night.  We had a great turn out. This a portrait of the featured artist  Gary Thomson.  The show will be up until Friday the 12th.

I had two weddings this weekend in Newport.  Since the Emmanuel Church is so dark, I knew it needed more  light so I brought my own studio strobes.  The following shot with all the background detail would not have been possible without them.

Mr and Mrs B. had such a great  sunset.  Mrs. B loved being photographed and didn’t mind the break from dancing to get this shot.

Cinco De Mayo

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

I love this time of year.  In my opinion, it is the official start of summer.  I especially love the 5th of May because Chris and I started to date that day in 2002.

I had a First Communion shoot with D. this week.  We had done a lot of traditional studio shots and then went for a walk.  One of the things about my studio that I really love is the surrounding neighborhood.  There are so many great outdoor spots within walking distance.  Many people think that studio shoots only take place inside in front of the backdrops.  But my studio shoots usually include a walk around the block and many good outside photo-ops.


Saturday the 3rd was a very busy day. I photographed children and their families at Lovebugs, a new children’s clothing and toy store located at the Hope Artiste Village .

I will be doing another photo event with them in the fall.

That evening Brian Alves had an opening at our studio. It was a great turnout. I took this portrait of him relaxing before the croud arrived. Check out for more info about his show.


So little

Monday, April 7th, 2008

I worked with the V family yesterday.  I’ve been working with them since their engagement photos.  One of the most rewarding parts of my job is to watch families form and grow.

I have decided that infant photos like these need to be done in the home.  I can travel with a small studio and set up on a bed.  This way, I feel, we can get the most natural portraits.  Besides, being a new mother again, I know how much of an all-day project to get everybody ready to go somewhere.


Friday night at the Studio we had Providence Preservation Society’s Most Endangered Properties Traveling Photography exhibit.

I have no photographs in the show this year but, I hope to be in next year’s.  I really want to photograph the old DOT building on Arlene St. if it makes the list. We had a great turnout for the show.  Our next opening is 5/3 with Brian Alves.