Hi there!

I'm Emily,

and I'm so excited that you're here!

I love to create vibrant images that are completely, genuinely you.

Whether you’re starting a brand new business or you’ve been in the game for a while, I’ll help you with everything from selecting your wardrobe to designing a photoshoot that best reflects you and your brand. Let’s go make your new favorite photo!

I'm currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but I travel, too! ✈️

why i love it

A little bit about my background and how I got here

I've always had a camera in hand, but I started professional photography in 2014. While completing my MBA at The University of Alabama, I took graduation photos on the side to help pay for tuition. I worked with 57 graduating seniors that semester, and it was an absolute joy to be able to create photos that celebrate their biggest accomplishments yet.

Nowadays, I work closely with entrepreneurs to create photos that celebrate their businesses and livelihood!

When we plan your photoshoot, we plan it with intention. My background in business and advertising help me see your business through my MBA lens. We will definitely create beautiful and creative images, but we’ll also craft your photo strategy along the way. I'll plan and create lifestyle imagery that is in line with your mission and marketing strategy, teach you how to be confident in front of the camera, and make it fun while we're at it!

The Beginnings


Emily Kim Photography Clients...

... want images that connect with and attract their ideal audience

... need help feeling confident in front of the camera

... want to stand out from the crowd of stock photos

... crave a creative, collaborative marketing partner

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My Favorites

places to travel

Italy & natural parks


Anything crafty


Red wine


our sweet Rosie 💛

My Timeline

where I've been


Got paid for photography for the first time ($30 for a portrait session, lol)


Graduated from The University of Alabama with a B.S. in Computer Science and minor in advertising (roll tide)


Graduated with my MBA from UA & moved to Silicon Valley to work in tech


Niched into brand photography


Left my job as a software engineer, went full time with Emily Kim Photography, and opened The Sunlight Space


I get to live my dream by working with all kinds of business owners all over the country!


Got engaged to my college sweetheart & rescued our pup, Rosie

Think we're a match? I'm ready when you are!

Get in touch with me, and we can get the ball rolling on your transformational personal branding photoshoot. The first step is to schedule a complimentary branding consultation!

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