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I’m Emily, and I’m a brand photographer for passionate small business owners who are ready to scale and want to stand out online as local industry leaders.

I, my (dog) daughter, and my fiancé are based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here at Emily Kim Photography, I provide creative, strategic marketing imagery that are in line with your business goals.

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A.C. Styles – Personal Stylists As a personal stylist with nearly a decade of experience, A.C. Styles CEO and founder Ashley helps her clients to elevate their style, get ready quickly, and feel confident! After 6 years of building her business, 1,000+ clients (not celebs, by the way), and perpetual disappointment with the retail industry, […]

Brand Photos for Personal Stylists | Emily Kim Photography

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what is b-roll and why does my small business need it? how to use video to capture and keep attention 📽 In 2022, small businesses aren’t just competing against each other. (Actually, they’re rooting for one another!) They’re competing against national and global brands that have budgets we can’t even begin to imagine as small […]

What is B-roll | Emily Kim Photography

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Camrose Wine Co. – wine photography Wine photography isn’t necessarily my ultimate passion but capturing product photography for a purpose-driven business totally is!  That’s why I absolutely LOVED working with Camrose Wine Co.’s owner, Annemarie, and all the fantastic ladies that made this photoshoot a success! Of course, Annemarie brought the wine, Kats Flower Affair supplied the […]

Wine Photography | Emily Kim Photography

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Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about Instagram being a *video app.* As a photographer, I think that means we need to talk, but it may not be the conversation you’re expecting. 📹 Yes, I have feelings on the subject, but it seems to me that we have an opportunity! We can either adapt […]

Multitasking that works: Brand video + photography

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how to automate your business workflows, emails + more Note: You should know there are affiliate links below. If you choose to use them, Emily Kim Photography may receive a small commission. Thanks for supporting your favorite bay area brand photographer! As a service-based business owner, you’re likely intimately familiar with the desire to do […]

5 game-changing automation tools for service-based business owners

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adriane alston homes – bay area realtor branding photoshoot While most licensed Realtors work for larger real estate agencies, operating as a company of one helps them take control of their schedule, income, and client experience.  Of course, like other professionals and business owners, realtors like Adriane Alston need to find a way to stand […]

Client Feature: Adriane Alston

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Did you know: teachers need branding photos, too! I absolutely loved working with Lily from Educator Forever! At Educator Forever, Lily helps teachers make a difference in education while gaining the flexibility, income, and freedom that jobs inside the classroom just don’t provide. She provides courses and resources for burnt out classroom teachers, and she […]

Educator Forever – Teacher Branding Photoshoot

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Do you ever get off the phone with a potential new client and think to yourself: “Wow, they are a dream, I hope I get to work with them! 🥺” Well, that’s exactly what happened to me when I got off my first phone call with Naree from Nari Jewelry! I’ve had the honor of […]

Nari Jewelry

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As a creative business owner, it can feel nearly impossible to ever step away from your work. I mean… who will respond to the emails? Who will make all of the things? Who will continue to market your business for you?! You get the gist.  But the truth is that as a small business owner, […]

3 simple tips to prep your small business for vacation

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As the owner of a product brand, you have a plethora of products to show off, and likely a good amount of beautiful imagery to do so. So how on earth are you supposed to choose which photos to use on your website home page?! For your product brand, the issue of choosing the right […]

Website Photo Ideas for Product Brands

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I’m Emily, and I’m a brand photographer for passionate small business owners who are ready to scale and want to stand out online as local industry leaders.

I, my (dog) daughter, and my fiancé are based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here at Emily Kim Photography, I provide creative, strategic marketing imagery that are in line with your business goals.

tell me more...

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Color Psychology for Photoshoots

5 Dream Bay Area Studio Rentals for Your Next Shoot

5 Tips for Optimizing Images on Your Website

How to Plan Outfits for Your Brand Photoshoot

goodies you'll love

Access My Free Resource Library

Branded Stock Photography at the EK Stock Shop

Free Preset for
Lightroom Mobile

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