Kristina Sherk Photography

Kristina Sherk Photography


Ashley Knight AKA The Mermaid Lady
Photographer: Kristina Sherk Photography Location: Bahamas
Tail & top: Beauty and Brine mermaid tails by Amy Lamphere
WPPI instructors Kristina Sherk Photography and Aaron Nace get their party on.
Does anyone have the link or the QRcode for the Lightroom/Photoshop retouching bundle that Kristina Sherk posted? I cannot find it in my notes or on my phone! Thanks! Kristina Sherk Photography
Working on a photo composite with several image elements? Kristina Sherk Photography advises keeping the camera in the same spot, shooting all the elements from the same angle so the perspective is cohesive, and keeping the lighting the same through the different frames. Learn more here:
"I've always envied people who can construct epic photo composites and create other-worldly scenes in their images, but I've never had the time or energy to try that kind of photography...until now," says Kristina Sherk of Kristina Sherk Photography and SharkPixel: Professional Retouching.

Here, Sherk shares easy tips for creating photo composites—from concept to final image, along with BTS video clips:
New headshots. 🙂
Washington DC Headshots
Kristina Sherk Photography
This is the feeling you get when you know your child will know how to save themselves in a water emergency. Quite frankly, it’s one of the greatest days as a parent.

Video: Kristina Sherk Photography
Happy Valentine's Day! 🌹❤️

Photo by: Kristina Sherk Photography & SharkPixel: Professional Retouching
Makeup & Headpiece: Kim Reyes Makeup, LLC
Assistant: Melissa Robbins
Light & Motion would like to formally announce our Champion of Light Ambassador Kristina Sherk of Kristina Sherk Photography!

For the past 15 years, Kristina Sherk has been a professional photographer and photoshop educator based out of Washington, DC. She specializes in headshots and underwater photography but also teaches Photoshop and Lightroom both nationally and internationally. For the past several years, Kristina has been partnering with Light and Motion, using their lights on both her topside headshots but also her underwater portraiture. Kristina’s teachings and classes can be found on such platforms as KelbyOne, Creative Live, and LinkedIn Learning. Welcome to the team!

See more of Kristina's work here:

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Did you miss our latest webinar with Kristina Sherk Photography? Don't worry, we recorded it for you!

Watch now:
You're invited! Join us this Thursday, July 23, at 2:00 p.m. EDT for Family Portraits 101: Learn How to Retouch Like a Pro.

We're partnering with professional retoucher Kristina Sherk Photography for an upcoming webinar all about retouching with Perfectly Clear, and you're invited!

Learn how to use automation to your advantage in your retouching workflow. Kristina Sherk has been in the photography business for more than 12 years, and she is going to share some of the secrets to her success! As both a mother and professional photographer, she frequently captures the special moments of her growing family.

Perfectly Clear, our award-winning automatic photo editing technology, fits seamlessly into any workflow. You’ll learn the basics of Perfectly Clear and how you can use it for all of your retouching needs. If you're already using Perfectly Clear, it's a great refresher on everything our technology can do!

Register here:
Are you just starting out with Perfectly Clear? Let Kristina Sherk Photography give you the inside scoop on easy portrait corrections with KelbyOne!

Nonmembers can watch the class here:
Click, click, *poof*—under eye circles are GONE! The Perfectly Clear Plug-In identifies and retouches problem areas so quickly, and Kristina Sherk Photography explains it all. Watch the full class here:

Kristina Sherk Photography specializes in theater headshots and corporate headshots for executives,

With loan funds gone, small business owners are left waiting for relief they fear will never come 04/21/2020

With loan funds gone, small business owners are left waiting for relief they fear will never come

I was on the news!

With loan funds gone, small business owners are left waiting for relief they fear will never come Financial advisor Lori Atwood said owners do have options to try to help themselves weather the storm.

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It’s time for us to all do our part... even the

Alexandra Freeman () and I have been e-friends for a long time. In August - we got to meet in for a shoot put on while I was at this couldn’t have happened without some amazing people: JR (), Mark () and - thank you so much for your contributions!!! Underwater lighting by

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A few weeks ago I had some fun with one of my favorite mermaids; !! She’s incredible in front of the camera and I learned much of what I know from her. Here’s our final shot and some behind the scenes footage! I LOVED shooting with my housing, and Sola 9600 light by The setup was incredible!

Photographer: Kristina Sherk ()
Lighting: Sola 9600
Mermaid Tail:
Retouching: Jackie Trumbull
Amazing underwater pool studio: Lakeside Pool by the amazing


Speaking at
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Send good vibes to this mermaid today. She’s not feeling well, and we love her so much!
I have only one month of travel left before being put on home arrest 🤰🏼 and waiting for baby boy to arrive. So I’m slamming in as much as I can. Vero Beach & Las Vegas - let me know if you want to set up a shoot!

on and thanks to Malena and Bob from the for organizing this shot - is killing this pose in her tail! Thanks for the amazing fill light, ! Photo by me ( ) .

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Vero Beach - I’m coming to you! Shoot with me in Florida August 8th through 10th! DM for Rates!

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your Florida mermaids to help me spread the word and DM if you are interested in setting up a shoot!


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Perfectly Clear with Kristina Sherk | Photo Tip Friday

Yes - it’s literally that easy....


Perfectly Clear with Kristina Sherk | Photo Tip Friday

My Underwater Maternity Shoot - Not For Lazy Moms 07/01/2019

My Underwater Maternity Shoot - Not For Lazy Moms

I absolutely LOVED shooting Monique’s underwater maternity shoot! Read about her behind the scenes experience on her blog; Not For Lazy Moms

My Underwater Maternity Shoot - Not For Lazy Moms I tackled my fear of water with a fierce underwater maternity photo shoot.


Awesome post!

Do you ever feel like you are swimming in unchartered territory within your industry? Like your passion has led you to a niche that often leaves you running solo? Like there are times people haven’t even heard about the concept of what you do?

Does that make you want to expand the box? To push harder? To get even more creative??

The first Underwater Photograph was taken in England in 1856 and Ikelite began developing Underwater lights and housings in the 1950s and 60’s. But Professional Underwater Portraiture has only began to grow as a niche in the last ten years or so.

What is Underwater Portraiture? It is Professional Photography - Underwater! It is Portraits of Children, Families, Maternity, HS Senior, Styled Fashion and Sports, Bridal and Engagement, Business Branding, and even Commercial Product Photography - all taken Underwater.

Today is a big day in our industry my friends. Today is the day that CreativeLive is launching its first ever course in Underwater Photography...

Why is it such a big deal that CL is doing this? Creative Live is the premiere online education source in the Photography World. They offer courses on everything from posing to editing, from food photography to newborn safety - and everything in between! But they have never offered a course on Underwater Portraiture. Until today.

Today that changes.

Today Kristina Sherk Photography of SharkPixel: is teaching a course on Underwater Editing. And I will most definitely be there.

Will you?

Jona Lyndsey Bauer RCB Fashion Underwater Kids Renee Lindsey Stengel

Get Over Your Headshots Session Anxiety in Five Easy Steps 05/17/2019

Get Over Your Headshots Session Anxiety in Five Easy Steps

It was so much fun shooting Maria! She has some great headshot insights too in this blog post! Check it out!

Get Over Your Headshots Session Anxiety in Five Easy Steps Headshots are essential for any business today, but the process can be stressful. Here are five tips for having a stress free headshot session.

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Boy or Girl? Will you find out the gender? Stephanie Ribeiro came in to shoot a few weeks ago.

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Minnisha was a goddess in the water! Please help congratulate this -to-be on her new addition!

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🤰🏼 Tyesha did an amazing job on her !

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What was your best/worst memory while being pregnant? Tyesha did an incredible job for a self-admitted non swimmer! Doesn’t she look amazing and comfortable?! you to and for the great assisting!


Focusing on gratitude today... to this amazing - thanks for the pool use: and thanks for the camera and thanks for the strobes and housing


Currently Booking Underwater sessions for March 4th!


I was lucky enough to work with THIS BEAUTY the other day. I must say, she nailed this maternity shoot! Without any experience in the water, she was a complete natural! I’m in love! Please congratulate
Tyesha Brooks on her soon-to-be new addition! 🤰🏼


I had THE CUTEST little family come in for family photos this week! Check out baby Blake’s expression! This image is perfect for a caption contest!!!


Hiya past clients! Wanna get an underwater photo with Santa for your Christmas card?!?

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Nothing’s more fun than an underwater photoshoot! Gabriella did a fabulous job during her session with her mom, Maria!

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Thank you to and little she was absolutely glowing!

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Family sessions are discounted through the end of August. These two ladies were such fun to photograph! Maria and Gabriella were naturals in the water!

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It was so much fun shooting with Maria and her little peanut, Gabriella!

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It was so much fun shooting with Maria and her little peanut!

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“Only you know how deep my love is for you, for you are the only one who knows the sound of my heartbeat from the inside.”

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let’s jump into !

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Happy everyone!

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JULY SPECIAL - I’m running a special on hour long underwater family sessions! The cost will be $450 (this will be going up to $750 at the beginning of August). I have ONE SPOT AVAILABLE for Saturday July 21st!! DM me if you’re interested! Tag someone who may be interested in an underwater family session!

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13 Englishman Court
North Bethesda, MD

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 9pm
Sunday 9am - 9pm

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