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I met Antoinette and Joe in April to discuss their wedding day. During that first meeting we got to know each other a little bit. My first impression was, very nice couple with a great sense of humor. Especially Joe was joking the whole time about everything we talked. I was very excited to be chosen as their wedding photographer as I got the impression that will be a very nice wedding to photograph.

For the next few months we stayed in contact. Unfortunately, unforeseen private things happened in their close family and planning the big day became quite difficult. They had to go through a rough time.

It was the night before the wedding, during the wedding rehearsal, when I learned that Antoinette’s dad had to stay at the hospital. Her mom told me that they are hoping that he can join the wedding anyways.

August, 06th, 2016, at 2 p.m., at Saint Francis de Paula church, the wedding ceremony should start. The church looked beautiful with all the decoration, the bridesmaids and groomsmen looked very pretty as all were dressed in red and black. Beautiful dresses for the bridesmaids and very nice shirts and wests for the groomsmen. Joe is a biker, therefore they have chosen the leather wests for them. The guests arrived on time, the priest was ready to open the ceremony. Only one person was missing, Antoinette. Joe was looking at his watch asking mom if she knew something about her, but no. She arrived at about 2.15 p.m. not looking very happy at her big day. Her dad was missing at the church, he was not allowed to attend the ceremony as he was still sick. Too sad. Not only she was suffering, also her Mom was very sad.

The wedding ceremony was beautiful, a choir was singing and the priest has organized it very well.

Congratulations Joe & Antoinette! Now you are Husband & Wife.

Bringing this behind her, also Antoinette looked happy as she just said YES!

They left the church by motor bike, Antoinette on the bike in her huge wedding dress.

They will be a great couple with lots of love, trusting each other and being there for the other half of their lives.

Thank you so much for trusting me as your wedding photographer!

Why do I want to please my customers with more service? | And why are prints important? | Give your home a personal touch all your own | Create artwork for each room with your prints | Portrait Photography by Karina Schuh Photography in Alamogordo, NM

When you hear more service you probably think it actually means higher prices. Not at Karina Schuh Photography. My mission is to make sure you get the best out of your photo session, to make you proud to decorate your walls with photos that show your family and friends at their very best!

Why are prints important?

Hang  your prints on your wall where you and your children can see them every day. Your photos will remind your family of the wonderful times you’ve had together and how fast time passes.

Every family should have not only digital photos but prints are important, too, to pass on for generations.

My studio is different than any other studio

You will see the difference in one glance. Excellent quality prints, wall art, books and any other products of your choice have the distinct advantage of a trained eye to color-correct and balance your photos.

When my clients hire me, they hire a full-service professional photographer who creates artwork for their homes. I make sure that the quality of the product I offer isn’t something they could get on their own at Walgreens, Costco or online. My prints, canvases, books and other tangible products are purchased at WHCC (one of the best professional print labs in the U.S).

Ask me how I can help you put a collage together and frame it with the photos you’d like to display.

Let me tell you my story:

Photos add so much meaning to your life. I know from my own life experiences of growing up in East Germany. Photography was rare and even black and white photos were a luxury. I have only one photo of my grandpa when he was in uniform after World War II, and I have no photos of my other grandad; he died when I was very young. There are precious few photos of my grandmas, now passed away. There are only a few photos of my dad who died at the age of forty-two. My family has had no family portraits taken and no professional photos at all.

It is my own lack of memories in photos, lost now, that I have such a passion for helping families of my clients pass on these most important treasures to keep for a lifetime and pass them on to future generations.

Please call me if you are interested in more information and bookings!  (575) 415-5593 or visit my website!



After getting back from a big trip, I want to share some impressions of our summer vacation. But before, I need to tell you that I always enjoy our travel time in the U. S. That gives me a nice break in between the busy days at home running my photo studio. Landscape and travel photography has always been very special to me as I love the nature and I love doing photography different in a technical way, something that you can’t do in portrait photography. For landscape photography I like to do long exposure or HDR photography to bring out more details in the photograph and intensify the beauty of the scenery. As the Unites States is very big and there is so much to see, this year we wanted to discover a little part in the east of the U.S. Not only nature, also city and special places let me use my camera.

For this year’s trip we made around 4.700 miles on the road including visiting. Check out the whole trip here:

The first stop was Dallas, TX, where we have met some friends from Imaging USA, Steve and Jacqueline, who invited us to a very nice Mexican restaurant in a beautiful atmosphere. In Dallas, we stayed for two nights. So, we had time to visit the area a little bit. As you can see the images, we went to the ATT stadium which was unfortunately closed for a tour but we took a tour at the Texas Rangers Stadium which is just next to this beautiful stadium. 

Texas Rangers Baseball Stadium

ATT Stadium Dallas

ATT Stadium Dallas


From Dallas we drove about 800 miles to Atlanta where we stayed 3 nights. In Atlante, I just enjoyed being a tourist and took images with my iPhone. We visited the Coca Cola Museum and of course the Aquarium with all the beautiful fishes and creatures. Our goal was to see the East Coast of the United States. So, we booked a cabin on the amazing KOA Cape Hatteras. We enjoyed every second on this campground as it is situated between the Atlantic ocean and the seashore, and it has a great pool and clean bathrooms.

Lighthouse Cape HatterasLighthouse Cape HatterasTravel 2016-4Sunset Seashore Cape Hatteras


From the Outer Banks, our trip lead us over Charlotte to Cherokee, NC to another amazing KOA campground which somebody on the beach had recommended to us. We always try to stay in the nature. On campgrounds, the good thing is, you can cook your own meal, meet your neighbors and talk to so many different people. And you are in the nature and close to National Parks. Cherokee, NC is one of the main entrances to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park which I always wanted to visit. Even we were on vacation, sometimes, just to see even more of the beauty, you have to get up early. So, the very first day on this campground, we got up at 5.30 a.m. to drive up all the way to Clingmans Dome to see the sunrise over the mountains. It was very dark and the road was winding but we arrived on time to see a beautiful sunrise. It was very quiet and peaceful up on the top of the mountains with breathtaking views over the clouds. On our way back to the campground we even saw a herd of elks eating peacefully on the side of the road.

I took some more images of the mountains during our 3 night stay and enjoyed the beautiful nature up there. Right at the campground there is a river where you can float down the river for 1.5 or 3 hours, so relaxing. There is even a waterfall right behind the campground.

Sunrise at Clingmans Dome, Great Smokey MountainsSunrise at Clingmans Dome, Great Smokey Mountains

Sunrise at Clingmans Dome, Great Smokey Mountains

Sunrise at Clingmans Dome, Great Smokey Mountains

Sunrise at Clingmans Dome, Great Smokey Mountains

Elks in the Smokey Mountains

Mingo Falls, Great Smokey Mountains National Park

Mingo Falls, Great Smokey Mountains National Park

Great Smokey Mountains National Park

From the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, we drove back visiting Nashville, TN and Oklahoma City, two amazing and beautiful cities that we have very much enjoyed.

This vacation was not only traveling as we always travelled long distances (mostly more than 600 miles a day), a full day to get to stay longer on our favorite places, and I can say, it was very relaxing like that.

Travel Photography for me means enjoying the beauty of the nature. I always bring my tripod and filters to achieve the most quality photos.

I hope you enjoyed my little vacation blog post. Now, I am back to portraiture and also enjoy this. I have wonderful customers that make my life amazing! I love <3 my job as a photographer.