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.
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!
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 bags are crafted by Thai artisans who set their own wages. These photographs were created over the course of several days - and included stop motion and video projects, The images are created to populate a new retail website, and to promote the brand on social media and at trade shows. (Some images have a pure white background for the retail website.)
Lovebird Jewelry is sold in bridal boutiques and shops across the country including Kleinfeld Bridal! The owner of this recently acquired jewelry line needed modern, bright and romantic imagery for their new website, magazines and lookbooks. These images helped to launch the brand new Lovebird Jewelry after it was acquired by its new owner!
Cole & Dainer creates luxe handmade blankets, baby accessories, and linen napkins. C&D rebranded the company with branding photography (along with their new graphic elements and website). The images we created needed to fill out their retail website, elevate their social media and online presence, and bring the face of C&D to the forefront through personable headshots.
Once you've chosen Shale Studio as your photography partner, we'll get to work! First, we'll work through some branding questions, and figure out your specific needs and all the places you'll use the images.
We'll begin gathering the perfect styling elements (if needed) 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 (we can even send you a mailing label).
Within two weeks of the shoot date, you'll be in business! We'll send over 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 of shooting work. This includes light styling and communication, small-set design as needed, shooting, and your choice of 25 high resolution images to use in marketing and promotion of your business and/or product. Prices may change depending on your styling needs. Additional photos can be purchased individually or as a full gallery upgrade.
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!
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 local 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.
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.
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.
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.
In addition to photographing your products, we also offer modern personal branding portraits at our Lincoln, Nebraska studio or in your own space.
Brooke Mullen, Sapahn
Emmy gorman, blush bridal boutique
Joshua Redwine, Redwine Photography
Nicole hustad, cole & Dainer
Lana Zumbrunn, The H2 Organization
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.
I'm also the co-founder of CommonSpace Studio, Lincoln's natural light rental studio.
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 work from NMP Studios by visiting my other sites:
Alicia Reisinger, Wax Buffalo Candle Co.
Lied Lodge & Conference Center + Arbor Day Farm
GroundUP Restaurants + Honest Abe's Burgers & Freedom