I’m Karen Olson, portrait, lifestyle, and branding photographer. I love to help artists and entrepreneurs craft their own brand presence on the web. I offer online classes and one on one mentoring in photography and technology. I am a patient and kind instructor that has worked with many individuals.
I work right along with you to help you realize the vision you have for your photography and your website, taking you step by step through the maze of technology in a logical way.
When you work with me, you will learn the skills necessary to confidently move forward and tackle whatever photography hurdle you come across. Learning to tell your own story gives you the confidence and boldness you need in society today.
I offer the following services:
Portrait Sessions – Fantasy and fine art portrait sessions, senior portrait sessions, headshots – imagine the possibilities here.
Photography services for small businesses – Photos for online marketing, product photos, headshots, photos of your place of business and activities. I would love to help you create imagery for your brand. Lifestyle and conceptual portrait sessions also available. Book your session here.
Website creation and instruction – Need to get your website online and found? I offer website consultation and instruction in WordPress. Contact me for a quote on your particular project.
Creativity Coaching – More details here.
Creative Biz Academy has launched! See all of my online courses here.
“I had such a lovely experience working with Karen, both in her studio and on a very fun outdoor shoot. Aside from the obvious (that she’s a marvelous photographer) she’s wonderful to work with and has a very calm and collected way about her that immediately put me at ease. We also talked quite a bit prior to the shoot and she was excellent at communicating how things would work as well as what ideas she had (and listening to my far less organized ones, too!) I’ll look forward to having the chance to work with her again. A real gem of an artist (and person!) here in the midcoast.” ~Abby Norman
Karen Olson as Rocked my World!
“Karen is a serene and nurturing woman. Inside that exterior, burns a fierce, fiery flame of pure creativity, which she delights in sharing. Karen has some kind of crazy magical magnet which draws the creativity out of her students, who may believe they are unable to even draw a stick figure (me). Whatever kind of creativity in which you have secretly yearned to indulge, take a class with Karen. You will be amazed at the fabulous, creative, passionate new you.” ~Catharine McCann maine1photography.com
“Karen was so lovely to have and really taught me and my staff so much. She is warm and very patient when teaching new skills. We are a new business figuring out how to make the most of our social media and our web presence. Karen helped us conceptualize how we wanted our Instagram/Facebook to look, showed me new tools to make the most of our web presence and taught us how to take the best pictures we possibly can. Not only that but she created a beautiful photoshoot and really understood how magical my B&B is. The skills she taught me and my staff will be used as we continue to grow and she was judgment-free whenever one of us had a hard time grasping a concept or needed extra explanation. Thanks so much, Karen!” ~ Lyn Feasley The Cottage in the Pines
I am a contributor to Arcangel Images. Work on this site is available for purchase.
If you are interested in reading my story, you can find it over here.
I am all about communication, connection, collaboration. Please feel free to send a note or ask a question. I’d love to hear from you! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hang out on Instagram @renukostyle so you can always connect with me there.
I am the executive director for the Art Loft in midcoast Maine. You can find photography classes offered here from April – November.
“Our very being compels us to create things. It is the means by which we make sense of the world. Each method or medium, each creative endeavor or personal expression brings clarity and sight.” ~ Karen Olson