your products • your space • your creations
beautifully photographed

build your brand +
connect with your dream clients


Once you've chosen Shale Studio as your photography partner, we'll get to work! First, we'll work through some design and branding questions via online questionnaire. We'll figure out your specific needs and all the places you'll use the images.

Then comes the first really fun part: you'll be sent an inspiration board to visualize the look, feel and flow of your photographs. From here you can make refinements to the vision, and we'll lay out a specific shot list.

We'll begin gathering the perfect styling elements to help your products shine and create your branding "world." (You may have some perfect styling pieces for us to use too!) Meanwhile, you ship your pieces to us using our printable mailing labels. 

NEXT: image DELIVERY

1. INSPIRATION

Within two weeks of the shoot date, you'll be in business! We'll send you a downloadable gallery of high-resolution images...ready for use across your web + social media presence, advertising campaigns, and in your print and web marketing. You'll also receive a PDF document that explains your licensing and useage rights, and some best practices for image use on the web and in print.

Then, get ready! Beautiful photos can increase your profits and skyrocket your brand experience, so make sure you're ready to level up your biz!

2. DELIVERY

NEXT: investment

Rates begin at $750 for a half-day and $1400 for a full day. This includes light styling and communication, small-set design as needed, shooting, and all high resolution images for you to use as needed in marketing and promotion of your business and/or product. Prices may change depending on your styling needs.

Half day: up to 8 separate products, photographed individually and in groupings. At least one "hero" image and at least 2 distinct images of each product. 

Full day: up to 15 separate products, photographed individually and in groupings. At least two "hero" images and at least 3 distinct images of each product. 

For basic non-styled photography (such as for ecommerce / white only) our rates are lower. Get in touch for a quote.

Please ask about subscription rates for semiannual or monthly photo shoots! This is a perfect option when your product line changes or increases regularly. Keep your online presence up to date and consistent!

NEXT: for the locals

3. INVESTMENT

Hey hey local makers! Shale Studio is operated out of Lincoln, Nebraska as part of Nikki Moore Photography / NMP Studios. So if you're local to the area, we have more options. 

We're passionate about building up local businesses, and whether this is your main gig or a side hustle, it's always an honor to meet new creative professionals and entrepreneurs. After our meeting, we'll continue the process of planning out your shoot(s) through questionnaires, Pinterest boards, and regular email communication. 

If you'd prefer, we can shoot in your own space (whether it be a restaurant, studio, retail shop or office) capturing both product photos, headshots if needed, and other branding/working imagery.

BACK: INSPIRATION

4. for the locals

Shale Studio was born from an ardent desire to serve the owners of creative and retail businesses. We understand how creative entrepreneurs need to manage a lot of skills to build a successful business. Your creative products require their own time and skill, but creating a beautiful brand can take a lot of energy.

Professional styled product photography will elevate your brand and give social credibility. We can handle this job for you entirely, freeing up your creative energy for your own product lines.

WHY STYLED?

It's a fact of business life: building a company is more complex than making your product + putting up a website! You're also crafting a brand and sculpting your message. 

Strong branding - anchored by solid design and imagery - is one of the most distinctive ways to stand out. It also builds trust and legitimacy. Professional imagery will showcase your products and create an imaginative space where your customers are invited to join you. 

BRANDING

Styled product photography isn't just documentation of your product. Thoughtful styling can evoke a feeling, speak right into the heart of your niche, and draw them into your world.

Branding with creative connectivity is branding that sells your product. Here at Shale Studio, we're in love with creating beautiful, on-brand photos that help draw your customers to you, irresistibly.

CONNECTION

professional pORTRAITS


In addition to photographing your products, we also offer modern personal branding portraits at our Lincoln, Nebraska studio or in your own space.

Shale Studio is operated by Nikki Moore Photography [NMP Studios] in Lincoln, Nebraska. NMP also specializes in portrait photography, including personal branding, high school seniors and more.

Along with shooting hundreds of portraits, I've also worked for some incredible brands like Sapahn, the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Honest Abe's, the University of Nebraska, The Cooper Foundation, Queen City Interiors, Lovebird Jewelry, Wax Buffalo, Blooms & Bouquets, Lied Lodge & Historical Parks, Blush Bridal, Frank & Mint, I Bloom, Trinity Chiropractic, and Home & Closet.

You can see more portrait work from NMP Studios by visiting my other sites:

ABOUT

Wherever YOU'RE from, I can't wait to learn how my team can help grow your business.

[photo by Jessica Scott]

Alicia Reisinger, Wax Buffalo Candle Co. 

"Nikki one hundred percent up-leveled our presence. On our website, our social media presence, and even in creating our seasonal look books. Having high quality, creative images has been a true game changer. Not only are they beautiful, Nikki went above and beyond to create one of a kind looks that set us apart. I am super grateful for her eye and expertise. We’ve already booked her for the rest of her life for future releases!"

Patricia Pierce,
Lied Lodge & Conference Center + Arbor Day Farm

"We recently worked with Nikki on a photo shoot of the Arbor Lodge Historic Mansion property. Nikki was very artistic, creative, and very flexible to work with. She made the day run very smoothly with each area of photography. Our photos in return were absolutely breathtaking and we could not have asked for a better photographer.
We will definitely be reaching out to Nikki for any further photography sessions that we may need. Thank you Nikki!"

Melissa Law
GroundUP Restaurants + Honest Abe's Burgers & Freedom

Nikki was amazing to work with. She was awesome in communicating with us, and very patient, even though my team and I had to reschedule and make final decisions about what we wanted to feature. Getting professional photos taken of our products and merchandise was a new experience for us, and Nikki made it easy. She found props and took it into her own hands to ensure each photo was staged perfectly. Our team at Honest Abe’s was so pleased with the pictures and we can’t wait to feature them on our website. They truly were of excellent quality and we would very highly recommend Nikki for any food related / commercial shoots. They turned out excellent and we couldn’t have asked for better. Thank you, Nikki!

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