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Welcome To the Next Level of Personal Branding

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A NOTE FROM NICK

Hi, I’m Nick Onken. I am a Creative Alchemist. I help entrepreneurs, speakers, authors, coaches, etc up level their personal brand image through photography.

The media you put out there says everything about who you are and the level that you play at. Are you ready to play in an elevated space? Show up as who is aspirational yet relatable at the same time? My method of photography I call Elevated Realism takes you above the noise and helps your audience connect with you.

What I do very specifically is to capture the greatness in you–to find that light of charisma and authenticity and show it to the world. I’ve been doing it for some time now–for new entrepreneurs and today’s biggest celebrities alike.

Let’s up level your brand aesthetic together.
–Nick

If you are ready to:

  • Stand Out & Gain Instant credibility
  • Position yourself as a thought leader in your industry/premier brand in your niche
  • Attract mainstream press with magazine level imagery
  • Sign a book deal
  • Evoke an emotional response through visual storytelling

…Identity Alchemy is for you.

Stories I've told

Entrepreneurs

Lewis Howes
Jaramy Eugene Wilson
Ed Myles
Jen Batchelor

Musicians

Justin Bieber
Lindsey Stirling
Lil Jon
Usher

Authors

Jenny Sansouci
Jim Kwik
Mark Manson
Gabby Bernstein

Personalities

Jessica Alba
Gerard Butler
Henry Golding
Tony Robbins
Emmanuelle Chriqui

Thought Leaders

Jay Shetty
Stephan Speaks
Blu Cosmic Eagle
Peter Crone
Todd Herman

To view the full array of our work, visit photographedbyonken.com

Book your photoshoot now

How It Works

The Identity Alchemy Process:

Step 1:

Choose your Identity Alchemy Package below

Step 2:

Submit an application
(answer a few short questions to make sure we are a fit)

Step 3:

Deposit required to hold shoot dates

Step 4:

Story diagnostics form to prepare for your creative call together

Step 5:

Creative Call, Finalize Shoot dates and looks

Step 6:

Identity Alchemy Photoshoot

Step 7:

Review your proofs, final selects

Step 8:

Boom. Final High Res Delivery of Images

“I love the “GQ” style images I get from Onken. He’s one of the best in the world at capturing powerful moments and a lifestyle that is attractive to the masses, and adds a premium quality to my brand. It’s helped me get on some of the biggest main stream press there is, land high paying speaking gigs, and increases the overall quality of my brand, separating my from everyone else in my industry. I highly recommend you get in front of his camera if you can!”

Lewis Howes, New York Times bestselling author of The School of Greatness

What people are saying

“I’m not one to like doing photoshoots, but needed to do one for my Limitless book launch. I love Nick’s high level approach and creative mind. He makes you feel comfortable being in front of the camera. The whole day was fun and easy. And the results were unforgettable.”

-Jim Kwik, NYT bestselling author

“I worked as a fashion model for 10 years and never felt as comfortable in front of the camera as I did with Nick. Plus, never had pictures turn out as wonderful that reflected my true personality. They were so good, that my publisher wants to use them for my book cover!”

-Sarah Anne Stewart, Holistic Life Coach

“It would be easy to write a testimonial about Nick’s abilities. His mastery of cameras and knowledge of light. Sure, he’s brilliant at all the tech stuff. But that would disregard his real talent. Who he is as a human being. His heart. His playfulness. His kindness. His passion. His incredible style. It’s that combination of qualities that creates the space to allow his subjects to feel seen, held, and loved, so their true personality is the free to come out to play and be captured. Working with Nick is more than anything, pure fun. I can categorically say THE best photos I have of myself were taken by this man.”

Peter CroneCelebrity Mind Coach

“Shooting with Nick turned out to be exponentially more than just a photography session. As an entrepreneur himself, Nick knows what we were looking to accomplish by refreshing our brand through imagery and acted more as a trusted advisor and invested collaborator that just happens to take incredible photos. Because of his work and visionary approach, my brand got the editorial polish it needed to present out work more professionally while raising out personal brand profiles.”

Jen BatchelorFounder of Kin Social Tonic

“There is no way I could have predicted what happened after I switched my photos over to the ones I shot with Nick. My friends started saying things like “You’re a celebrity now!” and my Instagram follower count started going nuts. In the past I would one or two requests to be on podcasts each month and now I’m getting hit up every single day! Best of all I feel more confident sending the people I meet to my pages as I know they are going to be blown away by the branding. It’s the best money I’ve spent on my personal brand, probably ever.”

Craig ClemensWriter Entrepreneur

Working with Nick was one of the best photoshoot experiences I’ve ever had. I felt so confident and beautiful during our time together. He was super open, professional, supportive, and also gently directed me towards poses, expressions, and movements that really allowed me to relax and trust that we were getting the best shots.

Most importantly though, I felt *like myself* when I was working with Nick. All I could think when I saw the final shots was “that’s me!!!!” because for the first time really, ever, I felt like the photos that he took truly represented how I felt inside. I looked happier than I had in a long time, and that was largely because I felt so beautiful and glowing in front of his camera.
Jill PalmerFounder of The Clear Code
Giving Back

By moving forward and co-creating with me with any of the packages, you will be providing education for a child in the developing world for one year.

I’m a big believer in giving back to make the world a better place. I believe that education is the biggest game changer, as I’m sure you’ve experienced in your own entrepreneur journey.

Many children don’t have access to education, and I’ve been a huge supporter of my favorite charity, Pencils of Promise. Building physical school structures is highly important, but developing the quality of the education is just as important. Our goal this year is to support 100 kids in quality education which includes contributing to the school build fund, the sanitation program, teacher support and also bring digital table learning to the rural villages of Laos, Guatemala, and Ghana.

Learn more here: pencilsofpromise.org

I’ve been working with Pencils of Promise for almost ten years now donating thousands of dollars of have been a part of this amazing organization and am excited to co-create more education for children with you. With every package commissioned, we commit to serving one child in education for a year.

If you feel compelled to donate more to the cause, you can do so directly on our fundraise page here: fundraise.pencilsofpromise.org/nickonken

Let's Shoot!

  • Do you believe in the value of visual communication and elevating the way you’re perceived in your industry?
  • Do you feel my photography style, Elevated Realism (creating images that balance inspiration and relatability), aligns with your brand?
  • Do you understand the bigger picture of your personal brand beyond social media?
  • Are you ready and willing to develop your visual greatness?
  • Are you a 6-figure earner, who understands this is an investment in yourself and your business?

My photoshoot experience is for people like you–entrepreneurs, creators and influencers – who are interested in taking their personal brand to the next level.

Book your photoshoot now

(sessions are limited and available on a first come, first served basis)

- Pricing -

Photoshoot Package Breakdown:

The Creator: Starts at $14K

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

+ Brand story assessment
+ Creative Call to answer any questions, connecting and production
+ Personal styling consult with me, advice from myself or a stylist ***
+ Up to 8 looks (7 wardrobe changes with top variation to make a 9th look)
+ Up to 8 hours of shooting
+ Up to 120 Final Select Retouched Images
+ BONUS: FINAL selects come with LIFETIME usage, a value of $2,500 per year Unlimited Press, Web Branding & Social Media Use

This package is perfect for a full press package: from book cover or album cover, podcast graphics, to press images, magazine cover images, website banners and images, content for social media marketing and advertising campaigns. Full rebrand / major brand elevation.

The Authority: Starts at $6,950

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

+ Brand story assessment
+ Creative Call to answer any questions, connecting and production
+ Personal styling consult with me, advice from myself or a stylist ***
+ Up to 5 looks (5wardrobe changes with top variation to make a 5th look)
+ Up to 4 hours of shooting
+ Up to 50 Final Select Retouched Images
+ BONUS: FINAL selects come with LIFETIME usage, a value of $2,500 per year Unlimited Press, Web Branding & Social Media Use

This package is perfect for a full press package: from book cover or album cover, podcast graphics, to press images, magazine cover images, website banners and images, content for social media marketing and advertising campaigns. Full rebrand / major brand elevation.

The Boss: Starts: at $4,950

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

+ Brand story assessment
+ Creative Call to answer any questions, connecting and production
+ Personal styling consult with me, advice from myself or a stylist ***
+ Up to 2 looks (3 wardrobe changes with top variation to make a 3rd)
+ Up to 2 hours of shooting
+ Up to 25 Final Select Retouched Images
+ BONUS: FINAL selects come with LIFETIME usage, a value of $2,500 per year Unlimited Press, Web Branding & Social Media Use

This package is perfect for a full press package: from book cover or album cover, podcast graphics, to press images, magazine cover images, website banners and images, content for social media marketing and advertising campaigns. Full rebrand / major brand elevation.

*Additional Costs:

Since every shoot is specific to each person and completely different, production services (securing locations, props, styling, etc is not included in these packages, but is available upon request for additional estimate) are optional. These elements will be developed through the creative call process. Most of the time, clients already have these things in their world but can also be procured.

STUDIO: Depending on shoot city, studio costs may be additional to take your shoot into a studio and get that type of imagery. Studio requires the rental of a studio space, special lighting equipment, and more assistance with the complicated equipment.

GLAM TEAM: Hair, Makeup and wardrobe styling is definitely recommended, however many clients chose to do their own.

*Location Details:

Since location is a big part of your story, we can decide which city or location best tells your story through the creative process. Typically I’ve found it best to do the shoot in your world, your location.

Packages are for Local shooting in New York City or Los Angeles(Based on Onken’s schedule). Any locations outside of those cities will incur travel expenses.

Fill out these questions to apply for your Identity Alchemy Photoshoot

Get in touch:

If you want to dive further down the rabbit hole of Nick Onken, here are a few links to learn more:

Commercial photography portfolio: photographsbynickonken.com

Podcast on creative entrepreneurship: onkenradio.com

Instagram for some visual updates: @nickonken & @photographsbynickonken