Studio Owner: Suzanne Gardner

The studio is owned and operated by Suzanne Gardner (formerly Krizanek) aka Krizanek PhotographySuzanne is both model and photographer and even runs photography meetup events, bringing in professional models from all over the country. She's available for hire as an assistant for shoots booked at the studio as well as a photographer for various genres including model portfolio, boudoir, family portraits, senior portraits, pet portraits, weddings, products and more! Please contact Suzanne if you have any questions. Suzanne's husband, Greg Gardner, is also a photographer and assists with the studio operation. 

Basic Studio Information:

  • 8 Island Rd, Bridgeport, NJ 08014 [Also shows as Logan Township]
  • 2400 sqft total space; 13 ft ceilings
  • Two-stories of shooting space including 1 main shooting area lined with many backdrops and 6 paper rolls all hung and ready to go.
  • 2 over-sized garage doors makes it easier for loading in large props (motorcycles welcome!) or for wheelchair access (downstairs only)
  • [New!] Aerial rigging point (+ gym mats, aerial silks & yoga hammock)
  • AC/Heat throughout
  • Private model area for changing with use of wardrobe, makeup, props, etc
  • Multiple props including 2 full-size beds, various chairs, benches, etc.
  • (Studio B) Use of boudoir space in home with white, blue, white and brick walls and features a queen bed, dining set, large jetted tub, large sliding glass doors and waterfront deck (Shower currently unavailable)
  • >>Link to studio availability calendar<<
  • >>Link to studio rules<<

Studio Lighting Information:

Current studio equipment includes the following:

  • (4) Alien Bee 800 strobes ; (2) Alien Bee 400 strobes ; (2) DigiBee 800 strobes
    • (2) 32"x40" soft boxes with grids
    • (2) small strip boxes with grids
    • (1) large Westcot rapid octobox
    • (2) 22" beauty dishes w/soft sock diffusers & grid
    • (6) 7" reflector modifiers
    • (1) 7' silver Westcott parabolic umbrella
    • (3) soft white shoot-through umbrellas
    • (2) bounce white ProFoto reflective umbrellas
    • (2) bounce silver Birtek reflective umbrellas
    • (5) various grids for 7" reflectors

(1) Alien  Bee ABR800 ring flash strobe

  • (1) grid
  • (1) moon unit softbox 
  • (1) soft sock diffuser
  • (2) 42" round reflectors
  • Misc. needed accessories such as PocketWizard triggers, extension cords, Nikon pc sync cords and more
  • Misc continuous light bulbs and setups w/softboxes
  • Continuous ring light; adjustable power and white balance
  • 3 LED round panel continuous lights
  • 2 portable LED rectangular panel continuous lights
  • Professional Fog Machine

Studio Backdrop Options:

Current studio backdrops include the following:

  • Savage 9' Backdrop paper rolls: Super White, Fashion Gray, Black, Tulip (pink), Crimson (red), Ultramarine (blueish)
  • Medium gray & olive green 7' backdrop paper rolls, not hung up but available to put on backdrop stand
  • 5'x7' backdrops: red textured, green textured, cream mixed toned textured, black & gray pattern, orange & blue textured, and sunflower pattern up and ready to go
  • Various other 5x7 and similar fabric backdrops not hung but available for use
  • All white wall painted boudoir room upstairs
  • Blue & gray painted walls upstairs
  • Leopard print small backdrop for floor or wall - best for 3/4 body shots or tighter
  • Blue-gray plastic backdrop to use to shoot through (shower curtain) - for 3/4 body shots only
  • Mexican serape blanket that can be used on the wall or floor
  • White long cloths great for the back lighting sets
  • Setups upstairs will change and add more variety and different colored walls
  • Other misc fabric backdrops
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