Headshot Photography

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.

Headshots …

show personality, create trust, are likeable

Professional headshot and portrait session:

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.

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

There is no second chance for a first impression in the digital world.
Show your personality with a professional headshot!

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

Mit meiner professionellen Bildnachbearbeitung sorge ich dafür, dass Ihre Fotos den letzten Schliff bekommen. Ob Hautunreinheiten, fliegende Haare, Rötungen oder Spiegelungen in der Brille. Außerdem fertige ich von jedem Bild verschiedene Zuschnitte an.

Headshots are …

authentic, professional and outstanding


A portrait/headshot photo session in the studio costs 290 EUR*. At the end of each photo shoot, I will help you to choose the right picture. It is your decision how many photos you want to buy from the session. Each digital picture costs 45 EUR*.

*All prices include 19% VAT.

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

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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 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 photo shoot?

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.


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.


Born in Darmstadt, Germany, I have been working as a freelance business and event photographer in my adopted home of Hamburg since 2010.
My experience of working in the sales department of a large corporation means that I not only have the necessary sensitivity in dealing with people, but also the skills and experience to capture their personality in the best possible way. You can strengthen your personal brand and stand out in the flood of images of the Internet.
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!

Headshot der Fotografin Carolin Thiersch aus Hamburg fotografiert von Peter Hurley in seinem Fotostudio in New York

Headshot Photographer Carolin Thiersch

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

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!

Photo studio:
Hoheluftchaussee 139, 20253 Hamburg, Germany
Appointments only

Google Maps Screenshot: Fotostudio der Fotografin Carolin Thiersch, Hoheluftchaussee 139, 20253 Hamburg

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Carolin Thiersch
Ohlsdorfer Str. 74
22297 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 40 6946 5002
Mobile: +49 (0) 172 66 22 177
E-Mail: carolin@thiersch.com
VAT ID No.: DE281036311


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