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. 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. 

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 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!

NEXT: for the locals

3. INVESTMENT

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.

BACK: INSPIRATION

4. for the locals

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.

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. 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. 

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

PERSONAL BRANDING [PORTRAITS]

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!

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 and companies like Honest Abe's, Lovebird Jewelry, Wax Buffalo, Attitude on Food, Blooms & Bouquets, Lied Lodge & Historical Parks, The Grey Plume, Blush Bridal, Frank & Mint, I Bloom, Trinity Chiropractic, Sapahn, Home & Closet and more.

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

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Wherever YOU'RE from, we can't wait to connect with you and learn how we can help grow your business!

[photo by Taura Horn]

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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