Transcend Photo Studio was founded by German born and Brooklyn based portrait photographer Valentin Gienger to make top quality images through a professional photoshoot broadly accessible to anyone. Valentin has worked as a photographer in Germany and Europe, Israel and the United States. He’s known and sought after for his love of detail and German precision.


At Transcend Photo Studio, we want to help you be successful. We always strive for excellence and will make you look like the professional you are. You've worked hard, let your image reflect your commitment. 

Don’t settle for anything less than the best! 

The rates and services offered by Transcend Photo Studio are only for individual self promotion. The rates are not for commercial, advertising or editorial usage. For commercial and editorial photography please go to


Transcend Photo Studio is part of Valentin Gienger Photography LLC

Thank you for your support! We are currently in the process of relocating and starting some new exciting projects. Check back with us soon!



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Jenn Trepeck, Health Coach

I LOVE my photos! Valentin created a studio set-up in minutes! Even better, he helped me feel comfortable in front of the camera to capture great shots. We were able to get shots inside and outside within the time of our session. If you're looking for professional headshots for your website, social media profiles, resume, etc. I highly recommend Transcend Photo Studio!

Carlos Bocai, Graphic Designer

Nowadays a social media presence is more crucial than ever. Working with Transcend Photo Studio on this shoot was seamless and fun. We had a great chat beforehand about what I was looking to achieve and I feel it really translated to the final product.





How many photos do you shoot and how do you deliver them?

We shoot between 100 to 600 photos per session, depending on the size of your package. In most cases we will send you a selection of images on the same day via Dropbox or WeTransfer.

After this you'll be able to select your favourites for editing and/or retouching. The turnaround on this is usually 2-4 days, depending on the scope of your shoot.

What's included in your retouching?

The key to a well retouched photograph is that YOU are still recognisable. That's why we keep the retouching light: we will improve skin tones, remove imperfections, brighten eyes and teeth and eliminate stray hairs.

How much makeup should I wear?

If you decide to do your own Hair & Makeup, keep it more natural as you would style your everyday work makeup. The high resolution cameras and professional lights we are using pick up a lot of detail, so layers of makeup usually don't look too good.

If you'd like to leave it to a professional, we'd happy to connect you to experienced H&M artists.

Can I make special requests towards the retouching process? 

Absolutely, we will try to accommodate any requests you might have. However, our retouching artists are highly experienced and usually anticipate most common needs. 

In addition, you can request B&W copies of any retouched photos of your session.


Feel free to contact us with any further questions you may have.

We are always happy to hear from you!

All scheduling is done online. 

Appointments must be paid for in advance. 

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