branding photography

3 THINGS YOU MIGHT BE DOING WRONG WITH YOUR BRAND IMAGES ON INSTAGRAM

3 THINGS YOU MIGHT BE DOING WRONG WITH YOUR BRAND IMAGES ON INSTAGRAM

“You can be the brand who’s killing it and everyone is buzzing about. This is totally doable I promise, brands are doing this everyday and using Instagram as their primary place to sell from, you just have to step up your game a bit. You got this!” -Linds

Top 20 Favorites Since I've Started Snappin'

TOP 20 Favs

Lucid Linds Photography

Any photographer can most likely agree with me on this one…it’s tough deciding what you want to shoot to try to make a living when you are first starting out, but they say you have to “pick a niche”. I’m a multi-passionate, multi-vision artist so it’s been tough to “niche-out”, but I’ve finally found my direction with creative commercial photography. The images in this series are just some of my favorite shots from my journey in this industry. Every image should express a message, whether that message is that you are a badass, an artist, a business, or just in a time in your life worth remembering. I’m always looking for creative opportunities with my camera in my hand and so the journey continues... ;)

Here are my Top 20 Favs (in no particular order) since I’ve picked up a camera.

Shot in 2017, experimenting with light and a white seamless paper backdrop.

Shot in 2017, experimenting with light and a white seamless paper backdrop.

Recent shot from a shoot with a member of my influencer team.

Recent shot from a shoot with a member of my influencer team.

I’ve stopped shooting these types of sessions. This one from my very last boudoir-esque shoot.

I’ve stopped shooting these types of sessions. This one from my very last boudoir-esque shoot.

3 friends in Truckee, CA. This was so much fun.

3 friends in Truckee, CA. This was so much fun.

Another recent shot from a shoot with a member of my influencer team. This won just won an award.

Another recent shot from a shoot with a member of my influencer team. This won just won an award.

Girl boss, personal branding shoot. These red shoes make it pop!

Girl boss, personal branding shoot. These red shoes make it pop!

Shot before I painted the black and white mural on this wall in the studio.

Shot before I painted the black and white mural on this wall in the studio.

Product lifestyle for Wine Society.

Product lifestyle for Wine Society.

This one was shot in an airstream trailer in East Nashville.

This one was shot in an airstream trailer in East Nashville.

If you follow me at all you’ve seen this one.

If you follow me at all you’ve seen this one.

Product Lifestyle for Wine Society’s holiday season shoot last year in Tahoe.

Product Lifestyle for Wine Society’s holiday season shoot last year in Tahoe.

My niece in a pink wig.

My niece in a pink wig.

Another influencer team shoot in The Gulch, Nashville, TN

Another influencer team shoot in The Gulch, Nashville, TN

One day I won’t have these windows anymore, that day will make me sad for sure.

One day I won’t have these windows anymore, that day will make me sad for sure.

Musician shoot.

Musician shoot.

This one always make me sing the “I got a brand new pair of roller skates” song. lol.

This one always make me sing the “I got a brand new pair of roller skates” song. lol.

Shot in Cincinnati for Wine Society.

Shot in Cincinnati for Wine Society.

Personal branding headshot for a new Nashville business owner.

Personal branding headshot for a new Nashville business owner.

Local DJ in Nashville.

Local DJ in Nashville.

Be Seen. Get Noticed. Stand Out.

Be Seen. Get Noticed. Stand Out.

Life is short, break the rules, do what makes you happy and live it up my friends!

Talk to you soon,

Linds

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4 Things Most People Don't Know About Instagram Algorithms

4 Things Most People Don't Know About Instagram Algorithms

By now you are probably aware that the Instagram algorithm isn’t totally working in our favor when we are marketing our amazing brands and businesses by posting on our feeds. Our hopes for the organic *cough, cough* more importantly free reach we all so desperately want for our posts seems to be hit or miss for some of us while others seem to be killing it. So what are these IG masters doing differently than us?

How Did We Photograph This Product That Trims a Touchy Subject for Women?

How Did We Photograph This Product That Trims a Touchy Subject for Women?

…other than the women who are more than happy to share with us the details of how their last waxing appointment went, the rest of the human race may be keeping their last, personal-appointment with the ol’ razor blade to themselves

Step #1 To Start Living Your Influencer Life

Step #1 To Start Living Your Influencer Life

I’m a business owner, photographer and I have a team of influencers I work with consistently too. I’m fascinated by the power of social media influence in the marketing industry. I have spent years studying social media and the influencer industry. I love watching business owners gain massive traction when they can use social media to their advantage. And after working with so many incredibly driven and hard working people I’ve also become a huge advocate for influencers who dedicate hours upon hours perfecting their influence. I want to help educate the aspiring influencer on what it really takes to do this the right way. I’m also out bring awareness to more brands and businesses on how valuable influencers are and why they are worth the rates the ask for. More than anything I’d like to help stop the madness of the “here’s coupon to buy something from me [the brand] as a thanks for providing me FREE ADVERTISEMENT) I literally cringe just typing that!!!

Girl Boss Giveaway! - Lucid Linds Photography

Girl Boss Giveaway! - Lucid Linds Photography

“There are some people who still feel threatened by strong women. That’s their problem. It’s not mine.”
—Gloria Allred

On-Brand All Year with Wine Society & Lucid Linds Photography

On-Brand All Year with Wine Society & Lucid Linds Photography

Here are just some images that I have designed, shot and edited for Wine Society over the past year. We touched on all seasons (we started in the spring), big holidays and focused on esthetically pleasing colors, scenes, props, and models.

A Halloween Cocktail to Impress Your Friends With...

A Halloween Cocktail to Impress Your Friends With...

I was asked by Wine Society to create and provide some images for a Halloween themed cocktail featuring their delicious red wine blend, Tempt for a collaboration with Thirsty Mag.

Anyone who knows me knows this was so up my alley I was giddy about it. Halloween is my favorite and I had a reason to play with dry ice? Insert * heart eyes *

5 Statistics About Instagram Important to Your Business

5 Statistics About Instagram Important to Your Business

 60% of users say that they have learned about a product or service on the platform [Instagram]

How To Give Proper Photo Credit Told with Ryan Gosling GIFS

How To Give Proper Photo Credit Told with Ryan Gosling GIFS

“So copyright infringement is a real thing, as in it's the law. Giving proper credit to your photographer and the brands you work with is actually a much bigger deal than some may realize or even consider. It's really really really important that you understand the proper way to give credit.”

The Hair & Makeup Pro Behind Glam Co.

The Hair & Makeup Pro Behind Glam Co.

Elisa is an expert skincare esthetician, professional hair & makeup artist, cosmetic virtuoso, makeup tutorial YouTuber and owner of Nashville's, Glam Co. Elisa has become my go to hair & makeup artist that I recommend to any of my girls that are looking for hair and makeup styling before a shoot. 

6-ish Tips On How I Built My First Pallet Wall Backdrop

6-ish Tips On How I Built My First Pallet Wall Backdrop

“Not knowing how it would turn out I thought my best bet was to use something I could get for cheap, or free *cough cough*, and something I could recycle...even better. I hopped on Pinterest, looked at a few similar projects and decided to just go for it. I had two days off, it was 6am, I knew where I could grab some pallets outside of some warehouses in the nearby industrial parks, I have a truck and all the tools I needed, so off I went.”