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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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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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If you own a product brand, then I don’t have to tell you the importance of creating holiday-specific content. It’s especially important if you know your customers love that holiday. For La Bella, we know all of her people love Valentine’s Day, so we planned an entire Valentine’s Day product photoshoot! If you have a […]

Valentine’s Day photos for La Bella

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If you’re a service provider, you likely have hundreds of brand photos to choose from, and also no clue about which should and shouldn’t live on your home page.  Or, maybe you’ve not yet booked your first brand shoot, and you’re wondering what photos to include in your shot list. Either way, I’m here to […]

3 Website Photo Ideas for Service Entrepreneurs

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If you’ve been feeling like your Instagram feed went from still photos to all motion content quicker than you could say, “what’s a Reel?” you’re not alone!  Truthfully, it’s been a bit of a wild ride watching the world switch from being primarily photo-heavy, to motion focused. As a photographer, I watched the evolution with […]

3 Ways to Incorporate Video In Your Marketing Plan

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New year, new website! Well, kind of. Even if you don’t plan on rebranding or totally revamping your website this year, it’s still important to refresh it every few months. What better time to do this than the start of the new year? Updating your website is important for two reasons: It keeps it fresh […]

2022 Website and SEO Checklist

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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...

crowd faves

on the blog

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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