Greeting friends! I’m Karen Olson, photographer and creative business mentor who loves to help artists and entrepreneurs navigate technology and craft their own brand presence on the web. I offer online classes and one on one mentoring in photography, WordPress, and computer skills specific to your needs. I want you to have all the tools to manage your own website and tell your story with amazing imagery. I am a patient and kind instructor that has worked with many individuals to do just that.
I work right along with you to help you realize the vision you have for your web presence and your photography, taking you step by step through the maze of technology in a logical way. I will help you set up your website so you can easily change or add to it yourself and will teach you styling and the specific photography skills needed to tell your brand story.
When you work with me, you will learn the skills necessary to confidently move forward and tackle whatever technology hurdle you come across. Learning to advance your own brand gives you the confidence and boldness you need in society today.
Creative Biz Academy has launched! See all of my online courses here.
I also 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.
Website Creation – WordPress websites created to your specifications on a per page basis. WordPress or Squarespace websites starting at $500.
Creativity Coaching – More details 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’s WordPress classes were perfect for me. I have been intimidated to work on a site for my art projects. Karen cut through all of my hesitation and showed me the nuts and bolts of creating a website from the ground up. There is so much information and choices, Karen has done the research and showed me the shortcuts to maintaining my own site. Beyond the basics, she helped me with design and how to make a beautiful site for my art. I recommend her courses and look forward to taking more of them myself!” ~ Joy Feasley wormwoodandhaze.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
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.
“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