Wax Buffalo Candles are legendary for their evocative, imaginative fragrances and "perfect imperfection." The brand needed some fresh imagery to promote seasonal lines, as well as several "stock" images that could be used year round. Specific website needs were taken into consideration and their strong social media presence require lots of squared-up images!
Locally owned restaurant Honest Abe's Burgers & Freedom underwent a branding update and wanted some imagery to reflect the unique and memorable feel of their flagship restaurant. We delivered photographs of employees, apparel, freedom fries, milkshakes, and of course, their signature epic + creative burgers, honest style.
Frank + Mint is a tightly connected Young Living Essential Oils community that empowers saleswomen and creates dynamic real world relationships. They needed professional yet un-stuffy images to fill out leader websites, use for trainings and workshops, and gift to their large team for use across social media channels.
Sapahn is Thai for "bridge." And that's what Sapahn is: a bridge between artisans and buyers. Sapahn artisans expertly craft leather bags, silk scarves, cotton blankets, silver jewelry, and more. These photos were taken for social media and print marketing, and to fill out their e-commerce website.
Bluebird Jewelry is sold in bridal boutiques and shops across the country! The owner of Bluebird needed modern, bright and romantic imagery for their new website, magazines and lookbooks. These images helped to launch the brand new Bluebird Jewelry after it was acquired by its new owner!
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. Branding, styling, props, color wheels, social media, web keywords oh my! Shale Studio will be shooting to solve your problems, so we need to learn all we can about your company + your brand.
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 just have a few perfect styling pieces for us to use too!) Meanwhile, you ship your pieces to us using our printable mailing labels.
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!
Rates begin at $750 for a half-day and $1400 for a full day. This includes full styling design and communication, set design as needed, prop buying, shooting, and all high resolution images given to you, to use as needed in marketing and promotion of your business and/or product. Depending on your styling and set needs, the price may change and we'll give you a quote upfront.
Half day: 5 separate products, photographed individually and in groupings. One "hero" image and at least 2 distinct images of each product. Full day: up to 10 separate products, photographed individually and in groupings. Two "hero" images and at least 3 separate images of each product.
For less styled / minimal photography (such as for ecommerce / white only) our rates are lower. Please get in touch for a custom quote based on your specific needs!
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!
Hey hey local makers, you know we love ya! 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.
The best part is: we can meet in person! Shale Studio is 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 plain old email communication.
We can shoot in your own space, capturing both product photos and branding/working imagery. And of course, if the plan is to shoot at the NMP studio, you can drop off your products here instead of mailing them.
I'm also available for food photography in Lincoln + Omaha and surrounding areas.
Shale Studio was born from an ardent desire to serve small business owners everywhere. We're on the struggle bus with you: creative entrepreneurs need to manage a lot of skills to build a successful business. Your creative products require their own time and skill, but then there's blogging and taxes and email lists and all this about creating a beautiful brand.
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.
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. Your visuals should create a world your customer wants to be part of...a world they can see themselves in. Professional imagery will showcase your products and create an imaginative space where your customers are invited to join you.
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.
Your imagery and branding presence can be completely consistent across your business domains!
In addition to photographing your products, we also offer modern personal branding portraits at our Lincoln, Nebraska studio. If you're local to the beautiful plains of Nebraska - or if you fancy a trip out this way - we offer special portrait rates to our product photography clients. And locals have the option to be photographed in their own spaces!
Emmy Gorman, Blush Bridal
Jessica Scott, JLScott Photography
Joshua Redwine, Redwine Photography
Lana Zumbrunn, The H2 Organization
Brooke Mullen, Sapahn
Tarry Keller, Vitality Massage
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.
You can see more portrait work from NMP Studios by visiting our other sites:
Wherever YOU'RE from, we can't wait to connect with you and learn how we can help grow your business!
Alicia Reisinger, Wax Buffalo Candle Co.
Lied Lodge & Conference Center + Arbor Day Farm
GroundUP Restaurants + Honest Abe's Burgers & Freedom