Headshot Photography

Photographer Carolin Thiersch

Headshot photography of a bearded man with dark suit in Hamburg © Photographer Carolin Thiersch
Portrait photography of a man with crossed arms and a dark blue shirt in Hamburg © Photographer Carolin Thiersch
Headshot photography of a dark blonde woman in black top in Hamburg © Photographer Carolin Thiersch
Portrait photography of a blond short-haired woman in black leather top in Hamburg © Photographer Carolin Thiersch
Headshot photography of a man with glasses in a noble dark blue suit in Hamburg © Photographer Carolin Thiersch
Portrait photography of a full bearded man in a dark blue suit in Hamburg © Photographer Carolin Thiersch
Portrait photography of a short-haired man in dark shirt in Hamburg © Photographer Carolin Thiersch
Portrait photography of an older dark blonde woman in a beige blazer and scarf in Hamburg © Photographer Carolin Thiersch
Headshot photography of a dark-haired woman with yellow top in Hamburg © Photographer Carolin Thiersch
Headshot photography of a red-blonde longhaired woman in a black top in Hamburg © Photographer Carolin Thiersch

The first impression counts in the digital world more than ever!

Business Portraits & Headshots for your Success

Before presenting yourself in person, your photo will be viewed critically on social media platforms and company websites. There is no second chance for the first impression.
Your photo is your digital business card! Accordingly, it should be as professional and authentic as you are in your work environment. And as a company you’ll want to ensure that your employees are presented professionally across all platforms in accordance with your corporate identity.

“My photos strengthen your personal brand in order to position you as an expert in the best possible way!”

Do you need headshots for social media, websites, business portraits, employee photos, casting pictures, author photos, or actor portraits? Do you want to travel to my studio, or have me come to your location? Using my coaching and technical expertise, I will help you to create high-end photos that reflect your personality, open doors for you, and convince even the most critical audience!

What is a headshot?

A headshot is a specialized form of a portrait where the person is the focus. This is accomplished by narrowing the image section. In the United States, headshots have long served as a genuine digital identity. Should you prefer a classic portrait, I will be more than happy to do that for you.

Invest in your first impression!

My customers have already done it:

Very meticulous lighting, good gut feeling and above all extremely good, contagious mood in the studio!

Marc H.


What a professional and creative photo shoot! I am thrilled with the results and the friendly atmosphere.

Britta B.

Human Resources Manager

Thank you, Carolin, for something I was so nervous about - it ended up being totally fun and I love my photos!

Mo S.

Managing Director

Headshots …

show personality, create trust, are likeable

Headshots from Carolin Thiersch

I am convinced that anyone can look great in photos! You’re no exception. Come by, and I look forward to proving it to you!

Through my individual coaching and meticulous lighting, you’ll get high-end photos that reflect your personality, open doors for you, and make you stand out in the flood of images on the internet.

In addition to business photography, I also work as an event photographer for companies. Further information can be found at www.thiersch.com


Headshot of the photographer Carolin Thiersch from Hamburg, photographed by Peter Hurley in his photo studio in New York

Headshot Photographer Carolin Thiersch

“And of course, we also want to have fun during the photo shoot!”

How does a photo shoot work?

1. Arrival

The first few minutes after arrival are to relax and get to know each other. Then, we discuss different outfits and styling. You also have the opportunity to refresh your hair and make-up.

2. Photo Shoot

After I have set up the light for you, we will try out different perspectives and looks. My coaching will direct you the correct posture and the perfect facial expression, so that your photo stands out in the flood of images of the Internet!    

3. Image Selection

During the session, I take pictures that feed directly to my laptop, so that we can discuss the pictures together again and again. It’s the only way we can work on details together. After the shoot, we will select your favorites together.

4. Retouch

With my professional image post-processing I make sure that your photos get the final touch. Whether skin blemishes, flying hair, redness or reflections in the glasses. I also make different crops from each image.


My individual studio sessions are limited to two sessions per day, morning and afternoon. Therefore, there is no time limit per session. Do you need 30 minutes or 2 hours? Want to try one or more outfits? Everything is possible! The session will be adapted to your personal needs without any time pressure! I want you to go home with the best pictures ever taken of you.

*All prices include 19% VAT.

On request, you can also book a make-up artist / stylist.

Headshots are …

authentic, professional and outstanding

COMPANIES/Corporate Photography

For executive portraits and employee pictures there is the possibility to take photos either in my studio or at your location. My high-end LED lighting technology allows me to provide studio-quality shoots in the smallest space.
Please contact me for an individual quote.

Corporate photography: collage of black & white employee photos of the company BCD
Corporate photography: collage of employee photos of the company TGMC


What if I'm usually uncomfortable in front of the camera?

Perhaps you belong to the majority of people who are not immediately relaxed and self-confident in front of a camera and think they look unfavorable on photos. That’s not a problem! I’ll help you change that! Through my coaching, the right perspective, and using optimal light, I create headshots for you that stand out in the flood of images of the Internet and make your personality shine.

Why is the top of the head cut off?

You will decide which style you are comfortable with, either classical portrait style with complete upper body or only the head in focus. My recommendation is a headshot photo, which is a cropped portrait. Consider the small pictures that appear on social media sites like LinkedIn. If you use a classic portrait photo, you won’t even recognize your face properly, because there’s too much else showing.. In the end, it’s about your personality! Show yourself!

How long does a headshot photo shoot take?

That depends on how much time you have available, the number of outfits and backgrounds you want to try out, and what we decide during coaching. Perhaps you want to try your hair loose, then tied back, or try different eyeglasses you may have with you. We may decide to break for a quick cup of coffee. Anything is possible. Usually a shoot will last between 1 to 2 hours, but there is no time limit as far as I’m concerned.

How can I prepare for my headshot session?

Before the shoot, I will send you a document, which will clarify most of the important questions, such as how to find my studio to the perfect outfit and stylin.

What should I wear?

I always recommend bringing a selection of different tops with you. Light, dark, colorful, muted and casual to elegant. What doesn’t work are conspicuous patterns. Also, too much jewelry will distract from the face. Simply bring your favorite outfits with, and we will combine them with the different backgrounds. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable in your clothes. You will receive further details about this in the preliminary briefing.

CONTACT to Headshot Photography, Carolin Thiersch

My photo studio is located in the heart of Hamburg in the district Hoheluft between Eppendorf and Eimsbüttel. Public transport stop is “Gärtnerstraße”. If you come by car, you will also find sufficient parking spaces (navigator: Gärtnerstr. 16, 20253 Hamburg).
For companies, I have a mobile studio that I can bring to your site. Please feel free to contact me!