From personal portraits to professional headshots, Carina Photographics' portrait photography makes the perfect first impression. Our portrait options include:

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY: Carina Photographics' portrait photography is perfect for anyone wanting artistic, custom portraits of themselves. From celebrating a personal milestone to celebrating yourself, my portrait photography is perfect for almost anyone.

PERSONAL BRAND PHOTOGRAPHY: Carina Photographics' personal brand portrait photography is perfect for small business owners, service providers, actors, musicians, and almost anyone in between. Showcase the multiple facets of your work and life with a personal brand portrait session.

HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY: Carina Photographics' headshot photography is perfect for corporate executives, lawyers, small business owners, professionals, and almost anyone in between. You have one chance to make a good first impression, so be sure to make it count.


We make our portrait photography process easy for you. Here is a bit of what you can expect when working with us:

STEP 1: First we connect over a phone call to discuss your portrait session vision, our process and our artwork options. Once you book, I'll provide guidance on what to wear and what to expect during your session.

STEP 2: Now comes the big day: your portrait photoshoot! We'll meet up for your portraits and work together until we get a wide variety of options to choose from.

STEP 3: Next, I’ll present the best-of-the-best photos to you at my St. Paul studio. We’ll choose and order your favorite photos and portrait artwork at this time. All your chosen photos will receive my Master Art Retouching to perfect every detail, and your heirloom artwork will be custom-designed just for you.

STEP 4: Your digital photos will be sent within two weeks, and your gorgeous heirloom artwork will be delivered a month afterward to fill your home with life and love. 


Q: HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK? When it comes to securing your preferred dates, I recommend booking your appointment at least 4-6 weeks in advance. That being said, I understand that life can be unpredictable and last-minute appointments may be needed, and I can occasionally fit them in.

1. Dress to Impress: Personal portraits are a chance to showcase your personality and style. Dress in something that makes you feel confident and comfortable. Consider your personal style, favorite colors, and what looks best on you.
2. Avoid Trends: While it's important to showcase your personality and style, try to avoid clothing that is too trendy as these can quickly date your photos. Opt for timeless, classic pieces that will still look great in years to come.
3. Consider Your Location: Think about the location of your photo session and choose clothing that will complement the setting. For example, if you're taking photos in a park or natural setting, earthy tones and softer colors will work well. If you're taking photos in a city setting, bolder and brighter colors can make a statement.
4. Layer and Accessorize: Adding layers and accessories can add depth and interest to your photos. Consider adding a jacket or scarf, or accessorizing with jewelry, hats, or fun shoes to add some personality to your outfits.

Q: HOW DO WE CHOOSE A LOCATION? I have a photo studio in St Paul, and I also have several favorite locations around the Twin Cities that I can recommend. I can travel to you anywhere within the Minneapolis-St Paul Twin Cities metro area, such as Roseville, Lauderdale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Falcon Heights, Sunfish Lake, West St Paul, South St Paul, Newport, Inver Grove Heights, Eagan, Maplewood, Oakdale, Woodbury, Lake Elmo, Cottage Grove, Afton, Lakeland, Stillwater, Dellwood, White Bear Lake, Mound, Mahtomedi, North St Paul, Little Canada, Vadnais Heights, Arden Hills, Shoreview, New Brighton, Mounds View, Fridley, Columbia Heights, Long Lake, Lakeville, Saint Anthony, Minnetonka, Golden Valley, Saint Louis Park, Edina, Richfield, and Bloomington. I am always open to capturing you in your favorite location too!

Q: WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENT PROCESS? The session fee is due at booking to lock in your session date. Any artwork is ordered and paid for at your Cinematic Presentation + Design Consultation.

Q: WHERE AND WHEN DOES THE CINEMATIC PRESENTATION + DESIGN CONSULTATION TAKE PLACE?  We will meet at my St Paul studio to choose your favorite photos and design/order your artwork. This session can happen as soon as the same (or next) day! Otherwise, we will schedule the session shortly after your portrait photo session.

Q: WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE CINEMATIC PRESENTATION + DESIGN CONSULTATION? All decision-makers must be present at the ordering session.

Q: ARE DIGITAL FILES INCLUDED IN THE SESSION FEE? Digital photographs are not included in the session fee, but the corresponding digital photos are included with your artwork purchase.


Contact me soon to discuss working together for your portrait photography - I cannot wait to fill your life and home with love!