brand photography

creative + meaningful

Do you own a brand or work with one? Are you selling a product, service, or idea? Do you have a website, social media, or print materials? Are you trying to grow this brand or working towards a bigger mission?

If you said yes to any of these questions then you need a professional photographer in your life! Using photography is one of the best ways to tell your story. It grabs your audience's attention + brings them in and proves you are the real deal, a polished + creditable expert in your field. You have a mission to accomplish and a story worth sharing, don't let poor visuals hold you back from that.

 

Together we can set up a photoshoot to tell your brand’s story. This can include multiple locations, models, outfits, products, etc. Let’s chat about how we can bring your mission + vision to life!

 
 

graphic design

simple + powerful

Photos are just one part of your story, there is so much more that still needs to be done to effectively get your message across. Marketing and branding can be overwhelming, I understand. There's never one right answer which to some can be a headache, but I look at it as endless opportunities!

Branding through photography brings people into your story, but branding through design keeps them coming back. You may have the most beautiful message and the best photos, but if your design and branding are unclear or disorganized, your audience will leave your site or throw away that flyer and likely never come back.

No need to worry, I can help! Anything from designing some social posts, to creating a clear and easy to follow brand guide, I can get you on the right track. We've gotten this far, let's go all the way!

portrait photography

personal + artistic

Some people don't like being in front of the camera, I get it. You suddenly forget how to put an outfit together and you don't know what to do with your hands haha. But honestly, portraits are one of my favorites! My mission is to give people the power to pursue their passions and one of the ways I can do that is through portrait photography.

Getting your photo taken shouldn't be a pain, it should be a positive and encouraging experience. Getting your photo taken shouldn't just be for stuffy headshots or getting married, you deserve to have beautiful photos showcasing your story, giving you the power to keep being you!

Whether you have a personal brand, working on a passion project, wanting to share your story, or simply needing to break out of your comfort zone and get in front of the camera, together we can put together a photoshoot that speaks to you.

 

Frequently asked questions

What is your pricing?


Contact me with the details of your project and I'll send you pricing options best suited for you! Hiring me as your photographer is more than just someone pushing a button; it's an investment in you, and one that will last a lifetime! Your investment goes toward all the planning and pre-shoot coffee dates, the day-of experience, the hours of me editing until 2 am, and the high-end equipment I use for your shoot. When it's all said and done, I know you'll be completely happy with your investment!




Are you willing to travel?


Hell-to-the-yes! Adventure is my middle name! If your story involves travel, I am on board. I've been around the world and back, yet I never seem to get enough. I am based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but let me know if you need me somewhere else. I especially have a huge crush on the tropical vibes. But I never pass up the opportunity for hiking in the mountians and I love a good stroll through the city. Travel costs are extra to the cost of the shoot itself; however, I am a very go-with-the-flow kind of person and do my best to make travel costs reasonable! Heck, let's share an Airbnb and go exploring afterward!




What is your photography style like?


I am an editoral + lifestyle photographer. I photograph the everyday life in a beautiful and creative way. My work often portrays movement because even though a photograph is just one moment in time, humans are constantly in motion. My style gives you all the good vibes. Once in a while, I use studio light, but most of my work is done with the beautiful natural light provided to us. I capture the raw moments, the in-the-moment moments, and the little details in between. This style is perfect for artistic portraits and brand storytelling. Along with that, my edits are very natural. I'm that perfect sweet spot of rich and pure colors. The world is so beautiful and full of colors in every shade that I don't want to change it. I describe myself and my work as creative and adventurous. I have the ability to take the craziness we call life and turn it into a perfectly framed photograph that tells your story.




What services do you offer?


Photography | Art Direction | Graphic Design My primary service (and love) is photography. However, through my life journey, I have developed plenty of other skills as well. All in all, you could call me a content creator! I actually went to school and first started working in advertising and marketing. I have great graphic design skills which can really come in handy, espcially with branding. I also have experience being an art director which will always carry into anything I do (I can't help it haha). I have plenty of expereince of being on commercial sets as well, so I'm here to do my part and help out wherever is needed!




Do you offer a payment plan?


Sort of!​ I require 50% of the investment to be made when planning the shoot. This confirms your date and it will be added to my calendar! The remaining 50% is due within 15 days of me delivering the final photos. So right away, it's split into two payments, instead of one. However, I know that life gets crazy sometimes, so I can be flexible if need be! I want to make sure the process is as easy as possible for you.




Can I reschedule my shoot?


Short answer - yes!​ Sometimes life doesn't go as planned - I get it! If something comes up and you need to reschedule, we can work around it. If you reach out to me two weeks prior to your scheduled shoot, there is no penalty. However, if it's less than a two-week notice, another down payment will be required to schedule another date. In either case, I unfortunately cannot guarantee how soon after we will be able to get something on the calendar, but we can still work something out! Sometimes Mother Nature also causes problems. In the event of some slight rain/snow, I usually suggest you don't reschedule! Sometimes the most fun photoshoots happen in the rain/snow :). Severe weather, on the other hand, will be rescheduled at no extra cost or a new location will be decided on.




How do you deliver photos?


I use an online digital gallery! Once your photos are all beautifully edited, I will email you a link to an online digital gallery. From there, you can download for print and web and share directly with friends and family! When working with brands, I may use a shared Dropbox link instead or whichever method is easiest for you and your team to work with!




I want to work with you, what do I do?


Yay! I can't wait! Contact me! The first step would be to reach out to me. I would suggest filling out the form on my contact page. The more details you add, the easier it will be to get started. You can also email me at hello@lindsayoien.com, find me on Instagram + Facebook, or shoot me a text at 651.756.9037.




Do you give RAW or unedited photos?


Not usually, but it can be requested. I get all the good stuff during our shoot, but then I make it really come to life through editing! I take pride in making the edits professional and consistent with the natural, creative, and artistic vibe while still being unique to you which is why I don't usually provide the RAW photos. Editing is where the magic happens! However, when working with more commercial or editorial style work, arrangements can be made to create an advanced collaborative space. I do charge extra for providing the RAW files, but just ask and we'll see what we can do.




What is your editing process like?


It's complicated. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It starts with sorting through every single photo...including the ones of my feet and that one where you sneezed haha. Once all the perfect photos have been selected, I adjust things like color, exposure, and contrast. From there, I look at every inch of every photo to clean up any flyaway hairs, minor acne or cuts, the mustard stain you forgot to wash out, etc! I NEVER do any altering to bodies and faces. All humans are beautiful no matter their shape, size, or color. Trust me!




Do you help with the planning of a shoot?


Absolutely! Depending on the size of your shoot, things can get complicated. My goal is to make it as easy as possible. My 'OCDness' and love for organizing comes in handy with these kinds of things! Being part director and part producer also helps with the creative side of planning and concepting a shoot!




I don't see my question?


No worries, just ask me directly! I don't bite! Send an email to hello@lindsayoien.com.





 

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