My name is Carsten Schertzer and I was 12 years old when I picked up my first camera. Little did I know at the time that photography would become my life. I fell in love with the idea of being able to create, imagine and transform the ideas in my mind into pieces of visual art that I can share with the people around me.
Photography, for as long as I can remember, has always been the driving force in my life. At 16 years old, I left school to pursue a career in it. At 19, I left everything in my hometown city of Los Angeles to move to San Francisco with one objective in mind: make it as a wedding photographer no matter what it takes. With no money, family or connections in the Bay Area, I kept telling myself that if I work incredibly hard, put myself and my work out there, that somehow I will be able to make it, and (after only a couple of short years) I was able to succeed as a part of RedSphere Studios and now have countless weddings under my belt ranging from intimate backyard ceremonies to extravagant celebrations with over 600 guests in attendance.
My passion for photography has always been a never ending source of motivation that has forced me to re-think, re-consider, re-imagine and push my work and creativity to its limits. I am a firm believer that there is always an interesting, amazing, and compelling way to view the world, and that it is my responsibility to capture it and to share it with those around me. When I am photographing a wedding I am always looking for that “something extra,” the missing element that will turn an ordinary photograph into an extraordinary one, whether that is light, composition, or emotion.
My name is Anastasia Baula and I am an art director at RedSphere Studios. With over 15 years of fine art, graphic design, and creative direction expertise and having worked at many international design agencies, my focus is on album design, art direction, branding, and just generally keeping things looking beautiful around here. Having worked in the design industry for so long allows me to bring my appreciation for fresh design concepts, attention to detail, and my sense of style to our presentation and branding as well as our physical product line.
I am inspired by the love and passion that is an essential part of every wedding and photos have always represented a perfect medium to capture and express it. I love photography and the way it makes me feel when I immerse myself in what is one of the most important days of the couples’ lives and the emotion that goes along with the unique story of each wedding day.
Making the transition to weddings was a natural next step for me. Everything about them is beautiful, whether it’s the gorgeous bridal gowns or stunning flower arrangements, but nothing compares to the beauty of seeing the tears of joy in the eyes of a bride or groom when they see each other for the first time as they are about to start their new lives together.