Meet the Schlicks! We’re checking in with a re-introduction for our newest friends and some extra love for our long-time ones.
The SCV Chamber of Commerce 2023 Business Expo was another can’t-miss event this year!
We loved meeting so many new faces, while also reconnecting with long-time friends, that we wanted to reach out and re-introduce ourselves.
Whether you’ve known us for years or our paths are just now crossing for the first time, here’s a little update on where we started … and what we’ve been up to lately.
Meet the Schlicks
We first met onboard a Princess Cruises ship while working as a staff photographer and videographer, and then in Ketchikan, Alaska, our lives changed forever. Later we were married aboard another Princess Cruises ship, and eventually settled in Santa Clarita. Brian was working at headquarters, and Lindsay was busy launching a business she had always dreamed of building.
Fast-forward about 11 years, and we’ve moved into our first brick-and-mortar boutique studio with a team we love and clients who feel more like friends. We’ve expanded our product lines to include video content that tells the stories of many local businesses and organizations. We’ve created an original collection of women’s photography sessions called “The Fabulous Sessions.” More recently, we’ve expanded our visual marketing education services with SchlickArt Training Sessions for executives, personal brands, teams and small business owners in Santa Clarita and beyond.
Meanwhile, we’ve kept our roots in this community by continuing to volunteer SchlickArt photography and video services, and in 2021, our first Charity Photography Exhibit was featured at Westfield Valencia Town Center.
But at SchlickArt, we like to work hard and play hard, so we’ve celebrated some personal milestones, too. We’ve been lucky enough to buy our first home, celebrate more than 16 years of marriage, and spend time with our silly-sleepy cat, Eleven. We’ve made friendships we know will last a lifetime, and we’ve been making up for lost travel time by going on adventures with the people we love most. Whether we travel abroad or enjoy the peace at home, we try to make the most of the time we have together. Of course, for Brian that time is usually spent with a new craft beer, and for Lindsay, it’s best enjoyed with a gin cocktail.
It seems life is pretty sweet these days, and it’s been even sweeter lately, as we meet new faces and make wonderful friends here in Santa Clarita.
Meet Our Favorite SchlickArt Sessions
Professional Portraits & Headshots
Our Professional Portrait Sessions are so much more than just a “quick headshot.” A confidence-boosting professional experience, our sessions include all the extras that you need to create captivating marketing images and put them to use with intention, strategy and results.
Because we believe in the power of education, each session includes our expert guidance, from styling tips and customized posing instruction to marketing strategies and additional resources.
You won’t just walk away with perfectly branded portraits; you’ll also get our best advice for putting those portraits to use in your overall business plan.
That’s how we help you bring your vision to life, so you can stand out from the competition and achieve your goals with ease and confidence.
Cityscapes Lifestyle & Marketing Portraits
Our Cityscapes Professional Portrait Sessions help you create a personal connection with your target audience through portraits that look authentically you.
Lifestyle and marketing portraiture helps you establish a relationship with your audience – new and old – by showing the personal side of your business. After all, customers buy from people they know, like and trust, which is why this session is designed to showcase your brand, unique personality and personal style. That way, you attract the right audience of people to hear your message!
This versatile session helps you create a variety pack of marketing images that give you everything you need to post authentic, engaging social media content that never runs out. Fill your marketing collateral toolbox with professional lifestyle portraits, and you can hit the ground running on all your summer campaigns, platforms, advertising opportunities, promotions and more.
Signature Business Videos
For many executives and business owners, video marketing is synonymous with that pang of anxiety you feel when you post a point-and-shoot cell phone video and brace yourself for the critical feedback. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
Our SchlickArt Business Video Sessions are designed to take the fear, anxiety and awkwardness out of the process entirely. Before you even come into the studio, we prepare a creative plan for your video that includes set decoration, branding opportunities, style and wardrobe, talking points, script writing tips, and more. Most importantly, we help you figure out the purpose of your video and how it fits into your overall marketing objectives.
Next, we custom-curate an extensive list of questions that dive deep into the who, what, where, why and how of your business. Then we walk you through a low-pressure on-camera interview process with no time constraints – which means you have all the takes you need to get your point across with eloquence and confidence.
Once filming is complete, we help you create the most polished and professional version of your video with full editing services. Say goodbye to mistakes, moments of hesitation, and pauses. Only the best sound bites will be included to create a video you’re proud to share.
Video Content Subscriptions
If creating your first video is half the battle, creating consistent video content is the other half. That’s why our SchlickArt Video Content Subscriptions provide all the support you expect from a SchlickArt video experience – plus the streamlined process and production you need to create four videos in one hour.
With a video subscription, you can come to the studio each month to shoot four videos that are custom-designed for social media. You can even change your wardrobe to keep each video fresh. After batch filming your content, you leave the rest to us! That’s it! We brand and edit your footage into videos that work perfectly to keep your audience engaged.
That way, you can create a steady stream of video that shows your audience you are the trusted partner they should choose.
Visual Marketing Trainings
At SchlickArt, we strive to provide you with everything you need to not only create stunning visuals but also use them to accomplish your specific business goals. That’s why we do our best to guide you during each session. If you want more personalized guidance, however, then we offer unique visual marketing education opportunities.
Our custom Visual Marketing Training Sessions teach and motivate you to take your branding to the next level with strategies that don’t just attract more “likes” and “followers” but help you engage real customers. Each session starts with a Business Evaluation, during which we ask detailed questions to understand where you are in your business goals. Next our Personal Brand Evaluation commences a deep dive into your online presence. Then we establish your specific goals with a Business Roadmap that bridges the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Finally, our Visual Marketing Strategy outlines a targeted plan for all your marketing collateral, and our Implementation Schedule establishes the accountability you need to actually execute your plan with success.
That’s how we help you with everything visual marketing from beginning to end!
Marketing Photography in Santa Clarita
When it comes to marketing photography, our goal is simple: We want you to walk away feeling like you have the best headshots in Santa Clarita. That’s why we’ve designed a line of Marketing Photography Sessions that are custom-made to make you happy. How do we do that? Simple. We pay attention to you, your needs and your business. We take the time to create a photography experience – we don’t just point, shoot and send you on your way. We bring our visual marketing background to every session, to help you make smart choices in wardrobe, appearance, posing and expression.
About Our Santa Clarita Business Videos
SchlickArt Business Video Sessions are story-driven films about your business, non-profit, product or service. Our goal is to discover your ‘why’ — the true reason you do what you do. Our specialty is telling stories, and we believe communicating your story is the best way to build your brand. We can’t wait for you to see how the world notices when you take the time to tell your authentic story.
Visual Marketing Education
At SchlickArt, we know your marketing visuals are only effective if you actually use them. That’s why we help you create powerful photography and video – and then we teach you how to share it. With each session, we’ll give you our best tips based on your specific marketing goals. We provide the education and resources you need to brand your content, integrate it into your marketing strategy, post it with intention, and maximize engagement along the way.
If you want even more tips and resources, we have an educational blog, newsletter and video channel to help you dive deeper, as well as professional presentations, workshops, and coaching sessions if you’re ready to take action and level-up your marketing now.
About SchlickArt Photography and Video
SchlickArt, a boutique photo and video studio in Santa Clarita, started in March 2012 with the simple idea that empowerment creates a kind of beauty and authenticity that shines through every camera lens. Built on a philosophy — rather than a product, service or person — SchlickArt has rapidly evolved, meeting professional portraiture, business photo and business video needs as diverse as the community we capture. It’s the desire to take care of you, the client, that drives us at SchlickArt.