Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, available all over the United States

Custom personal Brand Photography

for scaling entrepreneurs and fun brands

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what even is brand photography?

Brand photography is fun, lifestyle imagery that represents your brand and business.

It's a creative way to educate your audience on what you do and who you do it for.

It's also an authentic way to strategically and intentionally tell your story so that it resonates with your target audience.

Brand photography is not just a plain, corporate headshot.

It's not generic stock photography that you can find online.

Brand photography is custom tailored to you, your brand, and your business goals. If you need photos for your website, social media, next launch, speaker profile, billboard, or all of the above — then brand photography is for you.

The Emily Kim Photography Client Guarantee

You've got new product launches and service offerings planned, but you're not sure how to communicate them in your imagery. That's where I come in! We'll go through my strategic framework to create intentional images that are in line with your business goals!

Image strategy
& Planning

Never been in front of a camera before? No problem! I'll guide you through natural, flattering poses. No stiff and uncomfy photos over here. I promise you'll feel like an experienced model by the end of your shoot!

Total Posing Guidance

We'll work fast. Expect to create a lot of images in a short period of time - that's 3-6 months worth of content (depending on how often you post) in as little as 4 hours!


I know how awkward it is to be in front of the camera for a single photo, let alone an entire photoshoot. I promise to make it a great time! I'm also totally okay with you drinking a glass of wine beforehand if it helps 🍷


"If you're a brand/business, HIRE EMILY!!"

As a photographer myself, I'm pretty picky with photos (especially of myself) so when I saw Emily's clean, crisp, but natural and candid style, I knew I had to book her when the time came for me to rebrand. We had such a fun time and she captured me, my personality and my brand vision perfectly!

"Emily is AMAZING! She's so incredibly talented and she made me feel so comfortable in front of the camera—which I didn't think was possible. "

"I was hesitant to invest in another brand photography session (after a disappointing experience I had prior with another photographer) but Emily exceeded ALL expectations.
From our strategy call, to picking outfits, to location bookings, to setting up/cleaning up, to giving clear directions on how to pose, she was there every step of the way to ensure everything went as smooth as possible. I cannot recommend Emily enough! If you're looking for a brand photographer, she's your girl!"

"Emily's eye for branding photography is unlike any other. The moment I saw her work, I knew I needed to book her."

She is not only gifted behind the lens, but meticulous about following up, ensuring you as a client love the photos you receive, and making sure you are comfortable during the photography process. She has a close following of fans who continue to book with her, which speaks volumes. She's incredibly kind and approachable, and for someone like myself who tends to get nervous when being photographed... that goes a long way. If you have a chance to book with Emily, you won't regret it.

"I found Emily through an online search and thank goodness! She was wonderful to work with. Very professional and process-oriented. "

We did an intro call, then a strategy call. She walked me through all of the important aspects to consider for the shoot. She gave me a hair/makeup referral which was super helpful. She was very easy to work with on the day of the shoot. I just received my photos and they were exactly what I was looking for. I am an expert in my industry and need "lifestyle" photos for my social media efforts. I will be using Emily again!

"Emily was an absolute dream to work with! "

She works hard to make sure that you're well prepared and feel confident for your shoot. During the shoot, Emily was positive, fun, and professional. She made the entire shoot such an enjoyable experience. She's great to work with if you're shy in front of the camera. She helps with posing and making sure that you're in the best angle for each photo. My final photos were absolutely beautiful. I cannot wait to work with Emily again!

"Emily is a dream! For any business owner looking to elevate your presence online, Emily is THE PERFECT photographer."

 From the very beginning, Emily has you reflect on your business: what it is, what you feel you need from photos, any hiccups you've met with your brand and what you want photos to help convey. Then there is a call to meet, which I find to be essential in making sure the potential awkwardness of having your photos taken by someone you just met helped dissolve. She is extremely professional in her approach. She was attentive in what I felt I needed and delivered an incredible vision board speaking to all the areas I felt I was missing. The entire onboarding process was an experience and sold me right away even before the photoshoot itself. I can't recommend Emily enough and I am so grateful I was able to sneak into her schedule before she was booked!

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They love it, & so will you!


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The Process

step one

Let's get to know each other. This is where we'll talk about your why for your business, your photo uses, and where you can ask me any questions before booking. We'll decide which package is best for you. Then, I'll send you all of your onboarding information!

brand connect phone call

step two

We'll take 30-60 minutes to review your questionnaire and create your photoshoot day game plan. We'll finalize your locations, outfits, props, and shot lists. We'll review your mood board, the style guide, and any add-ons you need.

photoshoot planning call

step three

It's the big day! You've done your homework, created your vision board, and gathered your wardrobe and props. Now, it's your job to get pampered, and it's my job to take care of the rest. It's time for you to relax, get your hair and makeup done, and have fun! 

photoshoot day

I'm ready for brand photos

Monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly photoshoots
Planning meetings before each photoshoot to review the previous photoshoot as well as upcoming needs
Complimentary Instagram grid curation and design
GIF and video add-ons available

the brand retainer


- An understanding of how to curate your Instagram grid in a meaningful way
- A large library on brand, professionally edited digital images
- Commercial use license 
- Post-photoshoot implementation support

you'll leave with:

Brand Partnership packages begin at $1,000 per month with a 3-month minimum.

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for businesses with high content needs

If you're looking to jumpstart or restart your social media presence, The Brand Retainer is perfect for you. Over the span of a few months, we'll work together to bring your digital presence to the place you want it to be, so you can stop worrying about social media.

Photoshoot mood board & shot list
Wardrobe PDF guide
Includes professional hair & makeup
4-hour session time
1-3+ locations
8-10 different outfits
Studio rental at The Sunlight Space

the brand experience


- A library of 100+ on brand, professionally edited digital images
- Commercial use license 
- Post-photoshoot implementation support

you'll leave with:

The Brand Experience process typically takes 4-6 weeks from start to finish. Payment plans are available. Get in touch for the 2-hour package option.


for personal brands & business launches

* For larger or unique commercial projects, please reach out via the contact form.

The Full Brand Experience starts at

Do you need photos for a specific launch, rebrand, or website redesign? Then the Brand Experience is a great fit for you! Options are available in either a 2-hour or 4-hour package. Most clients opt for the 4-hour package, and we can figure out what works best for you on our initial phone call.

Stacey Says...

"Working with Emily was an absolute dream! She captured my vision and my brand perfectly! I look forward to future sessions with her where we get to display The Beauty Resort and all the magic that happens behind the chair!!!
Thanks Em! YOU ROCK!"

Sophia says...

"I've shot with Emily three times now. She makes you feel so comfortable throughout the entire shoot, and knows all the poses to make you look great on camera. Her rates are more than reasonable given the quality she provides and she gives you the edited images back pretty quickly. I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for personal branding or lifestyle content, and her pics look great on Instagram!"

alyssa Says...

"For any business owner looking to elevate your presence online, Emily is the perfect photographer."

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Questions & Answers

is this right for your business?

Why should I choose Emily Kim Photography?

With my MBA and advertising background, I help you create brand imagery rooted in business strategy. Yes, we're taking creative, beautiful photos - but we're also keeping your marketing strategy at the forefront.

Do you help with choosing locations & wardrobe?

During our photoshoot planning call I'll suggest the best locations for your brand photoshoot based on your needs and budget. I have a detailed wardrobe guide that I send to all my clients, and I also have stellar wardrobe stylist recommendations that you can work with, too!

How many outfits are included?

I don't have a limit on the number of outfits you bring - it all depends on how quickly you change! As a general rule of thumb, I recommend 8-10 different looks for your first brand photoshoot.

Do I get to choose the photos?

I've always found the whole, "pick your top 30 photos" process to be, well, stressful. 2 weeks after your photoshoot, I deliver all of the images that I take, to you. (Minus any duplicates and blinking photos 😉) You receive at least 100 images for a half day photoshoot!

What is your earliest availability?

Brand photography photoshoots generally book out 1-3 months in advance, depending on the season. Use the form above to get in touch, and I'll let you know my earliest availability.

I'm not based in CA. Will you travel to me?

Absolutely! We can plan your session around my travel schedule, or I'll put together a custom travel quote for you.


Congrats on taking the next steps in building your brand and scaling your business!

Use this form to get in touch, or email me directly at I'll follow up with next steps within 48 hours. I'm so excited to hear from you!

Packages for new clients begin at $2,000. Most clients invest $3,200-$3,750+.

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