Austrian photographer, director Christina Schmidhofer brings the well-honed aesthetics that come with decades of experience. Whether she is capturing interiors or botanicals, exquisite foods or beverages, in motion or as still life, Christina balances professionalism and the light touch necessary to infuse her work with vitality. On location or in her spacious San Francisco studio, Christina's use of light captures all of the textures her subjects exhibit and the spaces her subjects inhabit. You can feel the weather of the flowers, you can taste the cold water on the blueberries, you can smell the braised chicken as it comes off the pan. Always searching, Christina has taken advantage of the technological innovations available to better translate her clients' visions into memorable imagery across a variety of media. Well known for her high energy and exacting attention to detail, Christina’s passion for creating beauty permeates her entire portfolio. Christina believes in creating quality media for the professional world. Years of professional photo experience gives her an aesthetic and professional understanding for creative solutions. With her Team, she helps shepherd a project from beginning to end, from concept all the way through final edit.
Hilary Billings, Founder & Ceo of Billings Brand Development
Christina is one of the best photographers is have ever worked with! Her work is always of the highest quality and her attitude is always upbeat. Christina is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure her client is happy with her work. She creates a fun atmosphere on the set but also makes sure everyone on the team works extremely efficiently. She has an amazing ability to manage large teams and always creates work that is best of class.
Jennifer Morla, President/Creative Director at Morla Design, Inc.
Christina is the rare photographer whose work on set, on location, and with talent are all equally and beautifully realized. Her impeccable attention to detail is evidenced every step of the way, from pre-pro to final color correction. She is a master of lighting, from detailed table-top beauty shots to making a vast interior look inviting. Combine those attributes with a well-equipped (and beautiful) studio, an experienced team, a good dose of laughter, and a spot-on contemporary eye, and you have the ideal shoot.
Heidi Dewell, Vice President, Creative at Williams- Sonoma, Inc.
Christina is a fantastic photographer to work with. She is highly versatile with the ability to shoot beautiful food, still life and interiors. She's great on location, as well as has a hard-to-find lovely studio in the mission district. She's always enthusiastic and brings great energy to her shoots!
Barbara Hill, Creative & Editorial Director, Brand & Content Strategist
My work history with Christina spans positions at multiple companies over the course of my career—from Red Envelope to Walmart to independent consultant—reaching back to when we were still taking test shots with Polaroids. Yep. That long ago. Her skills, attention to detail and impeccable standards were impressive then, and they’ve become only more so as she’s led the way through a changing landscape of continuous innovation, building on her depth and breadth of expertise to set a new bar for proficiency and technique. But in addition to the strong chops she brings to the table, what continues to make Christina one of my first calls when projects arise is her unwavering professionalism and client-first approach. She listens. She pivots and problem-solves with efficiency and grace—applying her discipline and know-how to quickly respond to changing needs, always driven by the goal to deliver what you want and to exceed your expectations.