Ob Einschulung, Kommunion, Konfirmation, Verlobung, Familienzusammenkünfte oder sogar der Abschluss des Abiturs. All diese Meilensteine sollten in Bildern festgehalten werden. Mit meiner Erfahrung und Kreativität dokumentiere ich jeden Höhepunkt Ihrer Familie, auch in der Kirche, vor der Schule oder an anderen Orten, bei denen eine erfahrene Fotografin notwendig ist, um die Bilder entsprechend zu belichten.

Zu jedem Event gehören auch Einzelporträts und Porträts der Familie und Freunde. Ich garantiere wunderschöne Porträts und Bilder, die Ihre Geschichte erzählen.

Warum sollten Sie zu Ihrem Familien-Event einen Fotografen engagieren?

Karina Schuh als Ihre Fotografin weiß, dass diese Fotos mehr als nur Bilder sind. Ich halte eine wunderschöne Zeit in Bildern fest, die die Familie in vollen Emotionen zeigt; Umarmungen, Lachen, Entspannung, manchmal auch eine Glücksträne; all das wird in den Bildern gefeiert. Das letzte, was man während dieser tollen Zeit möchte, ist, dass jemand aus der Familie fehlt und beschäftigt ist, Bilder zu machen, die oft nicht die entsprechende Story erzählen und der-/diejenige diese schöne Zeit mit Ihnen nicht teilen kann.

Als professionelle Fotografin verfüge ich über die erforderliche Ausstattung für jedes Familien-Event und wende so die beste Technik an, die eine Vielfalt an schönen Fotos erfordert. Ich spreche mich vorher mit Ihnen ab, was Ihnen an diesem Event wichtig ist, besuche den Ort vorher, damit ich genau weiß, welche Lichtverhältnisse vorherrschen. Karina Schuh Photography wird viele verschiedene Bilder machen, wie Close-ups, Bilder aus der Entfernung, Dekoration, gestellte und ungestellte Aufnahmen. Meine Priorität sind wunderschöne Fotos, auf die Sie noch lange Zeit stolz sein werden.

Egal, welches Familien-Event Ihnen wichtig ist, ich freue mich sehr darüber, Ihre speziellen Moment für Sie festzuhalten.

Kontaktieren Sie mich:

Suchen Sie einen Event-Fotografen für Ihr nächstes Familienfest oder Kommunion, dann rufen Sie Karina Schuh Photography, Tel.: 0160 5549207, an.

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Hauptsächlich fotografiere ich Porträts. Diese können draußen und im Studio selbst entstehen und in verschiedene Richtungen gehen, wie Familienporträts, Business-Porträts, Porträts von Einzelpersonen und Kindern. Während meiner Fotokarriere habe ich eines gelernt, egal wie aufwendig das Bild produziert wird, der Kunde wird nur zufrieden damit sein, wenn er sich selbst damit persönlich identifizieren kann.

Es ist sehr menschlich, dass man sich, wenn man ein Foto von sich selbst sieht, erst einmal nicht mag, da man einen gewissen Komplex empfindet. Dies könnten bei einem Herren die Falten um seine Augen sein oder bei einer Frau könnten Gefühle hervorgerufen werden von der Zeit als sie auf dem Schulhof gehänselt wurde, dass sie deshalb ihr Gesicht nicht mag.

Während meinen Fotosessions versuche ich, daß sich die Personen vor der Kamera so natürlich wie möglich fühlen, damit diese Gefühle auch in den Fotos wider gespiegelt werden. Für mich ist es sehr wichtig, die Person vor der Kamera vor der Session kennen gelernt zu haben und mich mit ihr vor dem Shooting unterhalten zu haben. Aus diesem Grunde verabrede ich mich gern mit meinen Kunden zu einem Gespräch bei einem Kaffee. Gleichzeitig werden Absprachen bezüglich Kleider, Farben, Location und letztendlich auch zum Endprodukt der Session getroffen. Falls kleine Kinder bei einer Session dabei sind, gebe ich Tipps wie diese spielerisch in die Session einbezogen werden und sich die Eltern nicht zu gestresst fühlen, wenn die Kleinen mal nicht so wollen.

Während dem Shooting ist man dann wesentlich relaxter, wenn das Vertrauensverhältnis schon vorher entstanden ist. Auch ist es möglich, dass man bei so einem Vorgespräch feststellt, dass der Kunde und der Fotograf ganz entgegengesetzte Meinungen haben und man gar nicht zusammen passt. Das ist dann auch gut, wenn man dies feststellt, denn man sollte nur dann zusammen arbeiten, wenn man sich auch dabei wohl fühlt.

Wie kann ich es schaffen, dass sich meine Kunden auf ihren Bildern gefallen?

Gerade für Frauen ist es wichtig, sich und seine eigene Meinung zu kennen bevor das Shooting beginnt. Das hilft während der Session, sich im guten Winkel zu zeigen, oder ich bin dabei behilflich. Die meisten Leute erklären bei einem solchen Gespräch, welche Vorlieben sie haben oder was sie an sich gar nicht mögen. Dies wird in jeder Session berücksichtigt. Je mehr ich mich mit meinen Kunden und deren Persönlichkeiten beschäftige, desto besser werden Sie sich bei einer Session fühlen und die Bilder umso mehr mögen, denn ich kann auf Ihre Wünsche individuell eingehen.

„Because I care …“

Diese Familie hatte das Fotoshooting von ihrer Familie geschenkt bekommen. Wir haben vorher genau abgesprochen, welche Farben passen und wie wir den 6jährigen Jungen für die Kamera komfortabel machen können. Die Session hat super geklappt, allerdings erklärte mir die Mutter, dass sie kurz davor noch überlegt hatten, doch wieder abzusagen, weil während der Woche so viele unerwartete Dinge passiert waren und es einfach zu stressig war, sich zu entspannen. Gut, dass wir gut vorbereitet waren, denn diese Familie ist so froh über ihre Bilder, da sie selten die Gelegenheit für ein Fotoshooting haben. Ich bin glücklich, dass ich mich gut mit ihnen abgesprochen und sie entsprechend beraten habe. Gleichzeitig haben sie mich persönlich kennen gelernt, das ihnen das Gefühl der Sicherheit gab. 

Also, habt keine Angst, ruft mich an und sprecht mit mir. Ich bin sehr froh, wenn ich Euch kennenlernen darf und diese schönen Momente zu einem einzigartigen Erlebnis werden. Sie werden diese Bilder wie einen Schatz hüten und glücklich sein, dass sie diesen Abschnitt Ihres Lebens in Bildern festgehalten haben, die Ihr Haus oder Ihre Wohnung mit Kunstwerken schmückt. 

Ruft mich jetzt an und vereinbart einen Termin für ein individuelles kostenloses Gespräch. Tel: 0160 5549207

 

Hauptsächlich fotografiere ich Porträts. Diese können draußen und im Studio selbst entstehen und in verschiedene Richtungen gehen, wie Familienporträts, Business-Porträts, Porträts von Einzelpersonen und Kindern. Während meiner Fotokarriere habe ich eines gelernt, egal wie aufwendig das Bild produziert wird, der Kunde wird nur zufrieden damit sein, wenn er sich selbst damit persönlich identifizieren kann.

Es ist sehr menschlich, dass man sich, wenn man ein Foto von sich selbst sieht, erst einmal nicht mag, da man einen gewissen Komplex empfindet. Dies könnten bei einem Herren die Falten um seine Augen sein oder bei einer Frau könnten Gefühle hervorgerufen werden von der Zeit als sie auf dem Schulhof gehänselt wurde, dass sie deshalb ihr Gesicht nicht mag.

Während meinen Fotosessions versuche ich, daß sich die Personen vor der Kamera so natürlich wie möglich fühlen, damit diese Gefühle auch in den Fotos wider gespiegelt werden. Für mich ist es sehr wichtig, die Person vor der Kamera vor der Session kennen gelernt zu haben und mich mit ihr vor dem Shooting unterhalten zu haben. Aus diesem Grunde verabrede ich mich gern mit meinen Kunden zu einem Gespräch bei einem Kaffee. Gleichzeitig werden Absprachen bezüglich Kleider, Farben, Location und letztendlich auch zum Endprodukt der Session getroffen. Falls kleine Kinder bei einer Session dabei sind, gebe ich Tipps wie diese spielerisch in die Session einbezogen werden und sich die Eltern nicht zu gestresst fühlen, wenn die Kleinen mal nicht so wollen.

Während dem Shooting ist man dann wesentlich relaxter, wenn das Vertrauensverhältnis schon vorher entstanden ist. Auch ist es möglich, dass man bei so einem Vorgespräch feststellt, dass der Kunde und der Fotograf ganz entgegengesetzte Meinungen haben und man gar nicht zusammen passt. Das ist dann auch gut, wenn man dies feststellt, denn man sollte nur dann zusammen arbeiten, wenn man sich auch dabei wohl fühlt.

Wie kann ich es schaffen, dass sich meine Kunden auf ihren Bildern gefallen?

Gerade für Frauen ist es wichtig, sich und seine eigene Meinung zu kennen bevor das Shooting beginnt. Das hilft während der Session, sich im guten Winkel zu zeigen, oder ich bin dabei behilflich. Die meisten Leute erklären bei einem solchen Gespräch, welche Vorlieben sie haben oder was sie an sich gar nicht mögen. Dies wird in jeder Session berücksichtigt. Je mehr ich mich mit meinen Kunden und deren Persönlichkeiten beschäftige, desto besser werden Sie sich bei einer Session fühlen und die Bilder umso mehr mögen, denn ich kann auf Ihre Wünsche individuell eingehen.

„Because I care …“

Diese Familie hatte das Fotoshooting von ihrer Familie geschenkt bekommen. Wir haben vorher genau abgesprochen, welche Farben passen und wie wir den 6jährigen Jungen für die Kamera komfortabel machen können. Die Session hat super geklappt, allerdings erklärte mir die Mutter, dass sie kurz davor noch überlegt hatten, doch wieder abzusagen, weil während der Woche so viele unerwartete Dinge passiert waren und es einfach zu stressig war, sich zu entspannen. Gut, dass wir gut vorbereitet waren, denn diese Familie ist so froh über ihre Bilder, da sie selten die Gelegenheit für ein Fotoshooting haben. Ich bin glücklich, dass ich mich gut mit ihnen abgesprochen und sie entsprechend beraten habe. Gleichzeitig haben sie mich persönlich kennen gelernt, das ihnen das Gefühl der Sicherheit gab.

Also, habt keine Angst, ruft mich an und sprecht mit mir. Ich bin sehr froh, wenn ich Euch kennenlernen darf und diese schönen Momente zu einem einzigartigen Erlebnis werden. Sie werden diese Bilder wie einen Schatz hüten und glücklich sein, dass sie diesen Abschnitt Ihres Lebens in Bildern festgehalten haben, die Ihr Haus oder Ihre Wohnung mit Kunstwerken schmückt.

Ruft mich jetzt an und vereinbart einen Termin für ein individuelles kostenloses Gespräch. Tel: 0160 5549207

I will never forget White Sands National Monument. It ist he most magical and peaceful place that I know. So much beauty. Many people that live around Alamogordo, NM want me to shoot their sessions at White Sands. As there is a lot of military here in the area, people are moving a lot, stay for a few years and will be deployed somewhere else. To remember this stunning place, many families booked their sessions out at White Sands with me. I even booked seniors, engagement couples and families from other States of the U. S. who were drawn by the beauty of White Sands.

Some weeks, I booked four sessions out there and I got never tired of it. Of course, taking photos out there is not as easy as it seems because the sun is very bright and the white sand reflects it even more. To get the right skin color, I try to be careful with the direction of the sun that skin tones look nice and even. There is no shadow to work with and when you have people with no hair in front of you, it makes it even harder. An overcast day would be perfect out there to achieve the perfect colors.

But everybody has so much fun out there, in the biggest sand box of the world. And everybody is happy and enjoyes the magic. Jumping, running around, digging, sliding, all these things are possible for all kinds of ages.

My time here in Alamogordo is over. Since my husband has been deployed here at Holloman Airforce Base since 2009, we have had the possibility to get to know Alamogordo and surroundings as well as the U.S while traveling. Now, we are moving back to Germany and a new chapter in our lives will begin. We will never forget the time here in Alamogordo with its kind people and the sunshine. 

The following photos show a German family that moved to Alamogordo, just last year. They come from the Baltic Sea and love the beaches so much that White Sands created the perfect environment for them. Look, these pictures tell their story.

NancyThis is Nancy. Nancy was looking for a photographer that would take pictures of her family reunion on Thanksgiving 2016. Thirty one years ago, Ed and Nancy moved from Chicago to a beautiful ranch in Bent, NM where they still take care of many horses. It is a beautiful place out there. She found me by asking people at her church if they knew a good photographer. They didn’t but did a research and this church family recommended me, Karina Schuh Photography, to Nancy.

Nancy called. Her voice was full of energy and she explained that her two daughters and her son will be here with all her ten grandkids + partners to celebrate Nancy’s birthday at the same time. She expected twenty two family members to stay at the ranch. I offered Nancy to meet that I can get an impression where she wants to get the photos taken. So, I went to Bent and visited this beautiful place with many trees, grass, a little stream that runs through their property, and a beautiful little house. Ed and Nancy have shown me their property and explained everything to me and also what she wants her photos to look like. I made suggestions and explained my point of view. We wanted to include their property and the surrounding mountains and were hoping to have some fall colors for Thanksgiving.  When I left, I already felt very good. I liked Ed and Nancy from the very beginning and she told me later that she felt the same. We stayed in contact and I came back another time before the big family reunion when we talked about what to serve to the family during the whole week and which restaurant might be good for deliveries etc.

When I came home that day, I talked about that to my husband, Michael. Without big thinking, he said he would cook a German dinner for these twenty two people. Nancy got very excited about that and discussed that with her family. They got excited, too. My husband marinated the meat for a ‘German Sauerbraten’ that he wanted to prepare for the birthday party.

On Thanksgiving, I brought Michael with me to be my photo assistant as I knew the property is very large and with so many people I just wanted to be on the safe side concerning lighting and equipment etc. The big family was getting ready, everywhere, in this little house were people. We took the truck to bring my equipment to the first location for pictures at the ranch. All people were in a good mood, shared stories and laughters. I started doing my job and posed the family for their photos. Randy, Nancy’s son was very helpful and pulled out a picture list where he created groups and told them who would be in the photo and who would not be in the photo. That helped me tremendously. Michael took care of my lighting, and the horses tried to get to my equipment on the back of the truck ;-). It was wonderful, the weather was gorgeous, the people were happy, everybody had fun.

After finishing the sessions, we explained them the dinner for the next day. They decided to celebrate Nancy’s 80th birthday on Friday, November 25th. They invited us to have dinner with them. Arriving at home, I uploaded the photos from the day. They turned out amazing. The lighting was perfect and the location was stunning. I became excited to show them the next day.

On Friday, Michael prepared the ‘Sauerbraten’, red cabbage, and together we formed many dumplings. We loaded up our car and drove over to Bent where the family just came together after a big hike in the mountains. I connected my laptop to their big TV screen, and together, we went through my first selection of the photos. It was wonderful to see the reactions on their faces. That is a moment that I never want to miss anymore, when you get together after a photo session and your customers see the photos for the very first time. As there were so many different groups, it made it hard to decide for the best photos. We decided to do that later. Before dinner, all family members and Michael and me, hold hands in a big circle. Nancy’s youngest daughter started to thank for the come together and thanked her brother and sister for being there for each other, and that all the family members can be proud of themselves and what they have achieved in their lives. I was very impressed and also got tears in my eyes. We have never seen/heard something like that in our family. This family is just very close together. And we are so thankful that we were invited to Nancy’s special day. We had a wonderful dinner and everybody enjoyed the German food and the German beer. 

Thank you Nancy for inviting us to your family. We will never forget this very special photo session with you and your family. We really felt like a part of your family. 

Check out some of the photos of this session! 

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For a photographer, the Christmas-Season starts early, right after the summer. I am always happy when people think of creating their Christmas Pictures during a session or book early enough to get their Christmas cards ordered. And, can you imagine, my Christmas family session was done at the beginning of July by my very good friend and great photographer, Tina from Tina Beltran Photography. Me as a photographer never think of getting my pictures taken until I am so busy with all the other sessions before Christmas, and then it is too late. Our Christmas cards were printed already in August. 

Check some of the cards out that I created for my customers this year! 

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This year’s Christmas photos were taken on different locations in the area of Alamogordo, NM. I had a few sessions up in Cloudcroft, NM where also our session took place. I love the mountains in this area. The forest near Cloudcroft provides the perfect location for a beautiful family session. The kids can climb on the fallen trees and stomps, run around in a nice cool air. It is just a relief and very relaxing up there. Another location that I love a lot is the backyard of very nice people. It feels like an oasis there. They allow me to use their property to create beautiful memories. There are also many nice trees, lots of grass, swings, just gorgeous. White Sands National Monument is the most common location for a family shooting especially the white sand almost looks like snow. People bring their sleds and Christmas decoration out there and are having a nice time between the beautiful dunes. Kids can run around and have a great time. It is just spectacular out there. A nice studio session is also a great choice for a session. With different backdrops you can create the atmosphere the customers want. Especially when the weather is not nice or there is a family with babies, this is the perfect location for the photo shoot. 

All these locations and more can be used for any kind of photo-session, maternity, children, families, senior, engagement … 

Unfortunately, I am fully booked before Christmas. But if you are looking for a photo-session in January and February, please feel free to contact me and you will receive 10 % off for your session. Just tell me that you have read my blogpost! Check out one of my family photo shoots over on Shutterfly’s Christmas photo ideas!

And here are some examples of my Christmas-Photo-Sessions from 2016:

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Andy & Jayne celebrated 50 years of love this year, in 2016! Can you imagine 50 years being married and they have never got their pictures taken. Jayne has shown me a few images of their wedding in 1966 but there are not many and during all these years when their kids grew up until now no family pictures.

Now, with their 50th anniversary, their grown up children were asking for photographs of Andy and Jayne, so, I got the chance of creating their memories.

When Jayne booked their session, I offered to come and check out their property in High Rolls because that’s what their children remember from growing up. We met and very quick I understood that Jayne loves the nature and it’s beautiful colors as much as I do. And we looked for a way to include it in this session. The fall colors worked great for us and we thought of including a beautiful sunset into their session.

The day of the session, we decided to meet at the Trestle Trail in Cloudcroft, New Mexico to take some of their photos. From there, we went down to the trestle and back to their house. So, we did three different locations. And I love all the pictures of them. Even Andy enjoyed the photo session a lot. I had so much fun during their photo shoot. Unfortunately, it was very cloudy, so we decided to not wait for the sunset over the Tularosa Basin that you see from their deck of the house.

After I arrived at home, I started uploading these beautiful photos. Suddenly, I saw the light changing outside my office. I went out on the street and what I saw was so beautiful but in the same time made me so sad that I did not stay with Andy and Jayne. There was this beautiful sunset and the clouds were just breathtaking. I had to take a picture and just went out on the street to catch it. So sorry for Jayne.

Anyways, we had a great session with lots of fun and we enjoyed each location and loved all the fall colors. These are amazing memories that their family will treasure forever!

It is still beautiful outside – Book your Fall Session now!

Contact me: www.karinaschuhphotography.com or call: (575) 415-5593

 

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked if I would take family photos for a family reunion, taking place here in Alamogordo, New Mexico. I did not get many information about the family and tried to make a plan for this session.

I got this exciting job and now had to figured out where we are doing the session with so many people. I was very nervous that everything would work out. When I arrived at the location a few people were there but it did not look like a big family. They were still waiting for the rest of the family to arrive at the location. The sky started to cover with dark clouds, the sun was gone, and it looked like rain.

I quickly decided to set up my lights and adjust my camera that we can start right away taking the photos when everybody has arrived. My equipment was set up and I wanted to check the power of my flash output when I noticed that both of my sd-cards were at home in my computer as I had another session in the morning of the same day. My husband was my last chance to get it on time. I quickly called him and fortunately, he was home because it was on the weekend. I became so nervous that it would start to rain before we can even start taking the first photo. The rest of the family arrived and everybody of course had to exchange hugs and welcomes. 35 people needed to be posed and organized. I looked at them and what I saw was that each individual family was dressed in the same colors. From white, over yellow, orange, grey, black, white to blue. That was absolutely amazing to see. I just love the colors. What an amazing family. When I started to pose the families for the group pictures, my husband arrived with my sd-cards, yeah. I was so busy and even forgot about the rain that did not start. I was in my element and I have to say that I love this experience to manage to organize such a big group of people. I felt secure and did my job.

During the time I am working as a professional photographer, I often went through situations where you have to jump over your own shadow, situations where you felt uncomfortable but managed them very well and my customers were happy with my work. Huge groups of people are not that scary to me anymore. I know how to handle the situation, especially by knowing my camera and lights very well. Each situation is different and you have to get it right, there is no retry later. These people came from Canada, El Paso, Las Cruces, and Alamogordo for this family reunion. That does not happen that often that they see each other.

I loved every moment, the kids had a great time by running around, the adults had a lot of thing to talk about and I took photos of each individual family. The individual families dressed in the same colors, wow, that was even better organized than a regular family session. As you can see how mixed up this very last photo of the kids together is, you see why I always suggest wearing the same color range.

Everything worked out great and it did not start to rain. We had a great time!

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Watch my little video that I have created for you on how to prepare for a photo session.

Starting by a simple phone call, I explain all details how I am working, how to prepare for the session, and to get to know each other a little bit before our first meeting. It is also very important for me to find out your personality and what you expect from this session. Are you more the type of customer who prefers to print the photos by yourself or you prefer my professional service to get your photos just created and designed by Karina Schuh. I as a professional photographer have the knowledge to create beautiful artwork with your images when I know my customers better, even knowing their house or just the wall for what we create this piece of art helps me to design a masterpiece.

Starting with colors and sizes that will fit the room, over framing and printing methods. There are so many choices on the market that it is overwhelming for each individual client when they don’t know what options there are.

We as professional photographers have the chance to test and compare professional print labs. We go to conventions and try out new products. Therefore, we have the knowledge and know exactly what works for you.

After our telephone conversation, I can meet you at my office or your home to discuss the different options, or also in Skype. You can even send me the wall including your furniture where you want me to design the artwork.

We will discuss the location, depending on the location, we choose the colors that will work with your family and/or your room. Your wardrobe should be as comfortable for you and also your children as possible. It is also possible to change your wardrobe during the photo shooting.

I always advise to get your hair done if it needs to a few days before the shooting just that you get used to your new hair cut. If you have little children, please bring their favorite toys. We can always include toys or props into your session.

During your Photo Session, together we will have lots of fun, you will be relaxed and feel comfortable. I am a photographer that gives very precise directions what works in the picture and what does not work. I also accept wishes if you bring example photos. I don’t copy these images, we just get inspired by them. And most of the time, we are creating a totally different photo. They never look the same and often these are not your preferred photos from the session.

After your photo shooting, we are setting up a time for another meeting where I will show you a beautiful slideshow with the best images of your session. These images will already be edited after my artistic knowledge. You will love them as you have chosen me as your photographer because you like my style of images that I create.

During your reveal session, we will have a great time together with snacks, coffee or champagne and together, we will select the images to create your photo wall for your home. You can choose what you want, not what I want you to buy. All prints include the matching digital high resolution file.

As soon as your photos, books, or other products will be delivered, I will bring them and show them personally to you and your loved ones.

If you choose the digital version of my service, after the photo session, you will receive the amount of digital files ordered. There is only basic editing involved into this service.

Thank you for reading.

Do you have questions about a photo session? Watch this little video where I answer your first questions that come in your mind. Learn how my portrait sessions work, what wardrobe works good etc. See examples of my work!