Carina Photographics Experience

Carina Photographics is a Minneapolis-St Paul wedding, engagement and portrait photography studio, founded by Joanna Carina in 2011. Joanna is a visual storyteller who crafts authentic photographs of people and their relationships. She loves providing a transformational photography experience to each and every one of her clients. She works closely with clients to create photographs that speak to them, their relationships and loved ones. 

Crafting beautiful portraiture through a transformational photography experience involves planning and skill. Our experience can be broken down into a few key steps:

1) PLANNING CONSULTATION:  The first step is to learn about you and your loved ones. We want to understand your personalities, the unique bonds you share with your loved ones, and the stories you want to remember. We will interview you, either over the phone, or in our St Paul photography studio. We will also learn more about how and where you would like to display your heirloom photography artwork in your home. Once we learn more about you, we then plan out your portrait session or wedding photography to capture those photographs that will be most important to you.

2) PORTRAIT SESSION OR WEDDING: The next step is your portrait session or wedding day. Weddings receive a custom estimate based on amount of time needed for the big day. Portrait commissions are $250. Whether you choose an in-studio or on-location session, we spend 1-2 hours together crafting beautiful photographs. We use our artistic vision, insight, and technical skill, while mixing in fun and laughter to put you at ease and help you live in-the-moment with your loved ones.

3) CINEMATIC PRESENTATION AND DESIGN CONSULTATION:  Following your portrait session or wedding, we meet at my St Paul studio for your cinematic photo presentation to see your carefully selected photographs from your session or wedding day. For portrait sessions, you then select the photographs you love most and we help design your favorite heirloom art pieces for purchase. For wedding clients, you receive a flash drive of your final wedding photos, and we work together to design your heirloom art pieces then as well. 

4) CUSTOM HEIRLOOM ARTWORK:  The final step of the process is receiving your beautiful heirloom art pieces. Whether a gorgeous wedding album, stunning wall art collection, or beautiful print box, we know you will treasure your photographs forever!

I can’t wait to document your personal story — from the intricate details to the most ecstatic moments; from the biggest laughs to the joyful tears. Your story will live on through artistic, dramatic, storytelling imagery. Contact me soon! I’d love to help celebrate your timeless love.


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