Before any photo session, I ask my customers, especially new customers, to meet me in person that we can get to know each other before the shoot. That gives you more confidence. And all of my clients do feel better when they get to know me.

Of course, when you think about being in front of the camera makes you feel uncomfortable. Most people are like that. And for boudoir shoots, this session is even more intimate.

I am a very direct person who tells you exactly which pose looks good and which one doesn’t work for you. I direct you to every single move you do and pose you as flattering as possible.

What can you do to feel comfortable during your boudoir session?

I will say now that once you start, you will soon find it is comfy and actually liberating. But I recognize you might not believe that while you are waiting!

So, if you want to be prepared here are some quick tips.

  • Bring Your Own music. I always have songs playing all through a session, but if you want to bring along your own tunes then please do. Especially if they will help you out to get in the mood.
  • Have a laugh. If you’re feeling a bit self-conscious acting out in front of the camera, don’t worry, simply giggle. Laughter is a excellent relaxer.
  • Take a break. You are completely in control throughout the boudoir photoshoots. If you just want an instant then just say so.

I don’t suggest you drink for your session, while it might seem like a fine idea, it isn’t really.

You may be worried about being undressed in front of me. You will find me, courteous and professional all through your session. I am very comfy with the procedure and you will be too.

That’s what my clients say about their session:

Tasha:

I can’t say enough great things about Karina. My latest exspirence entailed a boudoir session at Karinas home. I would have never contiplated such an idea before meeting Karina. The session was great. I felt very comfortable for being so far out of my comfort zone. It was such a great exspirence to do something like this for my husband. We laughed and I never felt rushed or apprehensive. I highly suggest if you ever contemplated a boudoir session or any session for that matter Karina Schuh will not disappoint. Her customer service goes way past the photo session. When it comes to editing and choosing the prints she is magical in that department as well. It’s always a memorable expirence.

Doro:

I was very nervous when I arrived for my boudoir session at Karina’s house. I had never done a photo session like that before and was anxious about how I would feel and act in front of the camera. And of course I was nervous what the pictures would look like. But Karina made me feel comfortable right from the beginning. There was not an awkward or uncomfortable situation at any time. I felt comfortable and relaxed. Karina had many great ideas how to pose and also picked up my ideas and turned them into great poses. She took her time and had me try out different poses, locations and outfits. This photo session turned out to be a lot more fun than I hoped it would. Karina did not only make beautiful pictures she also made me feel beautiful the way I am. Thank you so much for this great experience and the wonderful pictures. My husband loved them as well. I wish I lived closer to do it again.

Christin:

Karina, you are an amazing photographer. I had such a great time with you on the photo-shoot and i love my pictures. You made me feel comfortable and gave me the confidence I needed. Thank you so much for this awesome experience

And sometimes, anything can happen during your session!

This year’s Easter Mini Sessions take place at my studio. I love the clean way of high key photography. My setup is simple and playful. These mini sessions for little children are done very fast and playful. The kids love to play and they don’t like to pose in front of the camera. Therefore, I love doing them this way. They are having fun playing with the Easter decoration and get treats for being so fun to watch. Children are so important. Every age and every new stage should be captured and documented. Like that we can always remember and look back at these times. 

I’ve been capturing Julias boys now for over a year and they have changed so much. Julia is a mom who wants to create these memories and loves hanging her photos in their house to remember. The kids quickly forget about the session but when they see their pictures hanging, they remember that this was so much fun. These are unpayable memories. Thank you Julia for being such a big fan of my photography. Samuel and Jonathan are beautiful boys and they are growing so fast. Their grandparents and family in Germany will be so happy about these little memories as they can’t be here with your family and don’t see them growing.

It is so important to share photos with family in friends, especially when they are living far away. 

 

 

A great portrait is a hugely important part of how we present ourselves – but it doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal. Weather it is for your social media account, your website that need to stand out, your company’s portraits, or for a job application,  in the commercial climate of extreme competition, having a unique and creative headshot is essential. Your photograph will give an immediate impression of you to your customers or future business connections.

A business head shot does not take a lot of time but the more time you invest, the better the selection of your photos to choose from. For some people it is very important to get their make-up and hair done before and for others it is not that important. Depending on how you feel best, we are creating the best atmosphere to make you look the best. Business Portraits can be done in the studio. There is a selection of different backdrops. They can also be done outdoors, called environmental head shots, and they can also be done at your work place in your everyday environment. There are a lot of options depending on your needs.

When considering clothing options, texture can be terrific. Avoid baggy clothes. Avoid bright patterns. Your clothes should fit well so you don’t appear boxy. Dark colors (deep red, blue, green and black) usually work the best, but sometimes bright colors can be amazing (see some of my work). Choose colors that bring out your eyes (if you have blue eyes, look for nice grey/blue shirts as well as pure blue). Generally, keep the shirts darker than your skin tone (though white and cream tones, especially for women, can be gorgeous).

For men, layering is wonderful- a blazer and collar shirt, for example, or a t-shirt and light fall jacket. Also, thermals, crew necks and v-necks are fantastic!

For women, layering can work as well, but it’s usually a good idea to keep it simple. Sheer material is very nice, and spaghetti strap tank tops, scoop necks and v-necks are wonderful. Make sure to keep your neckline open. By the way, any of these rules can be broken to great effect. Bring whatever makes you feel attractive, even if it is contradicting everything I just wrote.

Take a look at my work and let me know how I can create a great photograph for you.

This is my latest work! Thank you Homeowners Financial Group Alamogordo!

https://karinaschuhphotography.com/galleries/business-portraits/