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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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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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SAMMEE was such a fun brand to work with! This was a dual photo + video lifestyle product shoot with my friend and colleague, Dave, from Inspired By Studio. SAMMEE has a few different product lines. For this photoshoot, we worked with their powder-based boba kits. Our goal for this photoshoot was to showcase the […]

SAMMEE – Lifestyle Product Photography

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Lisa Mirza Grotts is The Golden Rules Gal, a 23-year authority on etiquette. She dispenses her pearls of wisdom: compassion, consideration, and civility to help her readers and clients deal with business, social, and political situations. As a “new school” etiquette expert, her legacy is to honor traditional rules and meld them with the changing […]

Lisa Grotts – Etiquette Expert and Author Branding Photos

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Abby Young is a local Bay Area and Los Altos-based personal stylist and image consultant and CEO of Abby Young Styling. She is a certified fashion stylist from the Fashion Stylist Institute, has her Master’s Degree, and is certified in color analysis. You can find her on Instagram @abbyyoungstyling or on her website abbyyoungstyling.com. As […]

Color Psychology For Photoshoots

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Kirsten is a supportive and knowledgeable residential interior designer with a focus on green and healthy materials. She helps people who care about the world design a beautiful, healthy, and comfortable home. Good design is a joy and improves lives, but it can be challenging. She demystifies the process, listens deeply, and creates a solution […]

Kirsten Flynn from Sustainable Home – Interior Designer Branding Photoshoot

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Victory is extremely passionate about what she does because she used to be underpaid at her corporate jobs. Turning to side hustles wasn’t a choice, but a necessity. After being laid off from her job and still being able to afford her dream wedding, move countries, and travel, she knew then and there that she […]

Victory Omotayo – Sales Coach Branding Photos

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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

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