Wild, Relaxed and Romantic Photography
I am Karo from Germany. Now I live in Scotland. Yes, I love going for long hikes in the rain. I don’t mind the wind and I really enjoy the rough sea. But I also like it when it´s calm and you can hear the birds. I like it when the sun puts a smile on peoples faces. My favorite light is when the setting sun is peeking out of the clouds after a long day of rain. You will see this kind of light in a lot of my images.
Photography to me is not just taking snapshots - it´s creating art. It´s not just capturing moments - it´s capturing emotions.
You think you are not photogenic? Let me tell you something! I studied special need education and I got to know a lot of very unique an beautiful people. What I learned over the years is that the thing that makes us all truly beautiful is carrying out our feelings through emotions. Being yourself is what makes you photogenic and that´s it!
You might be nervous or you might love having your photo taken. It´s both totally fine. Usually my photo-shootings are very relaxed. We might go for a little walk and chat or we might have a cup of tea in the studio. I will give you a few directions but I will always make sure that you are comfortable.
This is us! Sam and me, aka husband and wife:) If you had a look at my Insta stories you might have noticed Sam featuring in quite a few of them. This photo of us was a self-portrait we took on a warm day in Germany. Although Sam is a full-time musician he is also a very talented photographer. When I photograph weddings he usually helps out capturing important moments. It´s great to have a second photographer at weddings! Working together we can capture the ceremony from two different angles and we can make sure to capture as many important moments as possible! I didn't believe myself how busy I would be at my own wedding day talking to all of the guests. Looking through the photos afterwards I was happy to also have pictures of moments I missed out on as well as refreshing memories I did experience.
From now on you can also book us not just as a photography team but also as photographer and musician in one package! Sam plays as a one-man band with original music only! Fun fact: I also sometimes feature as a singer in his projects. Click here if you are interested in his music for your own wedding!
Clients and Collaborations
"Karo is a wonderful and talented photographer with an eye for detail and moments. She is very sympathetic and we felt very comfortable with her at all times. Together with Sam they cover both great close-up shots and couples/location shoots. We now have so many wonderful photographic memories of our wedding! Thank you so much Karo!"
"I can truly recommend Karo as a photographer! I did my very first photoshoot with her so I had no idea what to do and how to pose, but Karo told me what should I do and helped me to feel comfortable during the whole photoshoot. I was worried to do the photoshoot in the beginning, however, I loved all the pictures and it was 100% worth it. I was so satisfied that I decided to do another photoshoot with my boyfriend and pictures were amazing. Although he does not like being photographed, he admitted that he had enjoyed that. Moreover, Karo is really nice and friendly so that overall atmosphere was really enjoyable. Thank you again for beautiful photos :)"
Karo is an incredible photographer AND a lovely person to spend time with. I love her style of photography and so I really wanted to have a portrait session with her. I was nervous initially because I haven't had much experience of being photographed before, but Karo's friendly and professional style really helped me to relax and enjoy it. Karo was efficient with sending me the edited photos soon after we met and I was delighted with the results. I would definitely recommend Karo to anyone looking for a photographer in Edinburgh/Scotland!
"Professional, talented, and not afraid to go out of her comfort zone to get the best shots." - Calum Mackie Cummins
"Karoline Matthes did extraordinarily good work as a photographer within the scope of the state-wide musician subsidy award PLAY LIVE in 2018. She made an important contribution to popular music promotion and visual communication of young artists in the state of Baden-Württemberg." - Pierre Seidel, Popbüro Region Stuttgart
"Amazing photographer! Takes beautiful shots and is so relaxed and easy to work with." - Fiona Binns
"I loved being photographed by Karo! She's so lovely and has a talent for seeing interesting and beautiful images and catching them in a shot. I definitely want to work with her again." - Moa Katarina Nilsson