Blog - Emily Kim Photography

You just upgraded your iPhone. As the top of the box slowly separates from the bottom, you can’t stop thinking about all of the AMAZING pictures you’re going to take. You set it up and open the camera app for the first time. “Omg, I can’t wait to test out the new lens.” You go […]

blogger, business tips, for photographers, how to

June 19, 2020

Quick iPhone camera trick for higher quality photos

iPhone Settings Hack

Today, I’m sharing what’s in my camera bag! I like to keep my setup lightweight and portable, so you’ll see that I don’t usually carry a ton of equipment. For photographers, I hope this helps you if you’re looking to build a simple gear list. For brand clients and those looking to book a photoshoot, […]

featured, for photographers

June 15, 2020

What’s in my camera bag?

what's in my camera bag

Woohoo! Your quarterly photoshoot is DONE and you have a huge library of photos to use for the next few months. But…where should you put them? There are so many photos here, and it’s overwhelming! Instagram and social media always seems to be the default place to share your brand photos. You might be thinking, […]

business tips, planning your shoot

May 31, 2020

5 places on your website where you should be using brand photos

Screenshot of Kim Standal's website on her about page.

Yet another #shelterinplacesession hitting the blog today! Although we had originally planned to do a personal branding photoshoot in her in-home studio, I’m so glad we were still able to have this creative painting photoshoot for her spring collection entitled As Above So Below. I mean, come on. How beautiful is her work? 🌊 Christie […]

branding, commercial, product

May 24, 2020

Swell Anchor Studio Spring Collection: “As Above So Below”

"Let's Tell Healing Stories" cards scattered about. The cover card is elevated above the scattered cards.

When you walk into The Beauty Resort, all you can say is “wow.” I mean, LOOK at how perfectly styled and on-brand everything is – pink and pineapple everywhere! When Stacey designed The Beauty Resort, her goal was to create a luxurious beauty stay-cation. Folks, she does NOT disappoint. When you take your first step […]

branding, product

May 17, 2020

The Beauty Resort – Hair Salon Branding Photos

Woohoo! We’re finally at the end of our Indoor Lighting 101 journey. Today, I’m teaching you the basics of how to edit indoor photos like in the Lightroom Mobile app like the pros. If you’ve always wondered how to get the light, bright, and vibrant look – read on! Part 1: How to find & […]

business tips, for photographers, how to

May 14, 2020

Indoor Lighting 101, Part 3: How to edit bad light

EKP Basic Branding Preset - after

Confident. Radiant. Beautiful. These are the words that come to mind when I think of Hana’s creative portrait session! When Hana reached out and inquired about a birthday session, I was ecstatic. I was even more thrilled when she mentioned that this was her first time booking a photoshoot for herself. Hana has been on […]


May 3, 2020

Hana’s Creative Birthday Portrait Session

A black woman wearing a flared orange, patterned dress. The focus is on the confetti she's throwing.

Seeing as I’ve recently started an email newsletter, I’ve been realllllly into all things email-related. I know. So exciting, right? I’m all about the email marketing tips and tricks, especially if they prevent my emails from landing in the spam folder. Last week, I was watching Matt D’Avella’s Increase Productivity with These Email Hacks video: […]

business tips

April 28, 2020

One Email Marketing Tip to Prevent Your Emails from Going to Spam

one email marketing tip to stop your emails from going to spam

There are 4 things you’ll immediately learn right after meeting Kim from Kim Standal Photography: 1) she’s funny as hell, 2) she loves rose wine, 3) she posts the best memes to her Instagram stories, and 4) she’s an AMAZING photographer! Are you getting married and still looking for a photographer? Chat with Kim! Not […]


April 21, 2020

Kim’s Photographer Branding Photoshoot

In last week’s post, we talked about how to use and manipulate natural light. But, what if you don’t have natural light in your home? Well today, we’re solving this quarantine problem of yours by learning how to make artificial light look natural! Part 1: How to find & manipulate natural light Part 2: How […]

for photographers, how to

April 12, 2020

Indoor Lighting 101, Part 2: How to get a natural light look without natural light

how to make artificial light look natural