Carina Photographics Experience

Carina Photographics is a professional, luxury portrait and wedding photography studio based in St Paul MN. Joanna Carina is the owner and primary photographer of Carina Photographics. Joanna is a visual storyteller who captures authentic, artistic photographs of people and their relationships. She takes pride in providing a transformational photographic experience to each and every one of her clients. She specializes in making her photo sessions easy and fun for everyone involved. And yes - she even works well with those who claim they are "not photogenic"! She loves to create photographs that speak to each person, their relationships and their loved ones. 

Crafting beautiful portraiture through a transformational photography experience involves planning and skill. Your experience working with Carina Photographics can be broken down into a few key steps:

1) PLANNING CONSULTATION:  The first step in your photographic process is for Joanna to learn about you and your loved ones. She wants to understand your personalities, the unique bonds you share with your loved ones, and the stories you want to remember. She will interview you either over the phone or via Zoom. Once she learns more about you, Joanna will also learn more about how and where you would like to enjoy your heirloom artwork in your home. Once she learns more about you, she will then organize and plan out your portrait session or wedding photography to capture those photographs that will be most important to you, including providing wardrobe and/or location help, photo groupings, etc.

2) PORTRAIT SESSION OR WEDDING DAY: The next step in the process is your portrait session or wedding day. Joanna will mix her artistic vision, insight, and technical skill along with fun and laughter to put you at ease and help you live in-the-moment with your loved ones. Joanna will work with you as long as needed to capture those photographs that are most important to you.

3) CINEMATIC PRESENTATION AND DESIGN CONSULTATION:  Following your portrait session or wedding, you will meet with Joanna at her St Paul studio for your cinematic photo presentation to see your carefully selected photographs. For portrait sessions, you will select the photographs you love most, and then we custom design your favorite heirloom art pieces together. For wedding clients, you will relive your big day with a slideshow of your final photos, as well as receive a flash drive of the photos as well. We will also work together to design your heirloom art pieces after your slideshow. 

4) CUSTOM HEIRLOOM ARTWORK:  The final step of the process is receiving your beautiful heirloom art pieces. We will fill your home with the life and love of a gorgeous wedding album, stunning wall art collection, or beautiful print box. Whichever you choose, 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 tears of joy. Your story will live on through artistic, dramatic, storytelling photographs. Contact me soon! I’d love to help celebrate your timeless love.


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