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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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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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Why should you hire a brand photographer, and who really even needs brand photography, anyway? (That’s a real question!) We see hundreds of beautifully shot and edited photos, every single day. Whether we experience that content in an ad or on Instagram, it’s easy to say that the photographic standards for even simple social media […]

Why hire a brand photographer?

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If you run your own coaching business, you probably know that now more than ever, coaches need personal branding photos. Whether you’re a life coach, business coach, social media coach, or health & wellness coach, everyone in this industry can benefit from branding photography. In this blog post, I’ve compiled galleries of some brand photo […]

Brand Photos for Coaches: Ideas and Inspiration

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It’s always such a joy to work with brands that I love and use, and Earthside Candles is no exception! This is my second photoshoot with Mariana. For this one, we went all-in on photographing her winter and holiday scents. For her Christmas product photoshoot, we designed a couple of Christmas sets at my studio, […]

Earthside Candle Co – Christmas Product Photoshoot

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Somehow, it’s been 6 months since I transitioned from my corporate tech job to being a full-time entrepreneur. If you didn’t know, prior to being a full-time brand photographer, I was a software engineer. Quite the change, right? 😂 Anyways, I’m feeling 6 months older and wiser, so I wanted to share my findings with […]

What 6 months of full-time entrepreneurship has taught me

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Outsourcing is typically pigeonholed into one of two thought processes: you either go all out, or you don’t do it at all. I used to fall into the latter group – mostly because I liked the idea of maintaining some semblance of creative control, but also because I always wanted to be budget conscious. It […]

How I rebranded my creative business

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Man oh man, was this the shoot of my dreams, or what? If you know me, you know that I wear headbands. A lot. I wear a lot of headbands, a lot of the time. So, when Laura from La Bella reached out to me to photograph her headbands, I may or may not have screamed in […]

La Bella Shop – Christmas and Holiday Product Photography for Headbands

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Gabby Cole’s Napa brand photoshoot was for her brand, MAZE Model. Gabby is the mom of two twins, and she specializes in helping other moms break the burnout cycle. In her own words… “All moms have experience with feeling completely overwhelmed. My struggle with finding a balance goes much deeper, and that’s why I have […]

Gabby Cole – MAZE Model

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In my experience, realtors are in one of the top industries that would benefit from a branding photoshoot the most. For Kelly’s realtor branding photoshoot, we wanted to showcase her Cupertino roots and expertise! Kelly from Kelly Kang Homes works with busy professionals who are looking to put down roots for their families in Silicon […]

Kelly Kang Homes – Cupertino Realtor Branding Photoshoot

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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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