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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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Are you ready for these? Because I wasn’t. I had the pleasure of attending and photographing the most GORGEOUS chic picnic party I’ve ever seen! Everything was coordinated by the lovely Jenn Bradley and Sonia Begonia, and we had a slew of amazing vendors that made it all possible (linked later in this post). To […]

Chic Blogger Picnic Party and Photoshoot

flatlay image of a table setting with a bunch of flowers in the middle

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Today, I’ll be sharing 3 steps to shoot beautiful flat lays with just your phone! I like to think of flat lays as on-brand “stock photography,” and you can easily create them at home with a few simple, affordable props.All of the photos in this post were created at home using my iPhone XS. Flat […]

How to style and shoot flat lays with your phone

flat lay featuring a marble desk, flowers, MacBook, pens, a journal, and AirPods.

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Updated for October 2021 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 […]

Quick iPhone camera trick for higher quality photos

iPhone Settings Hack

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What a (trick or) TREAT it was to meet and work with these ladies! They recently hosted a fall gifting. When Sonia asked me if I’d be down to shoot at a pumpkin 🎃 patch, I couldn’t say no! We seriously had the best time running around the pumpkin patch (which was basically a fall […]

Pumpkin Patch Blogger Photoshoot

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When I moved to California, my first friends were creatives that I met on Instagram. Whenever I’m out shooting, I’m always telling a story about how awesome all of my clients are. That usually ends with, “oh, you should meet her – you two would get along so well!” A few months ago, I decided […]

Spring #BossLady Studio Shoot

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Earlier this month, my blogger BFF Sonia hosted a brunch in SF! (Also, huge shoutout to her for driving me there. What would I do without you? 😘) Sonia and I are huge believers in community over competition. This was the first time I’ve gone to something like this, and I’m so glad I did! […]

San Francisco Blogger Brunch at Jasper’s Corner Tap and Kitchen

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Somehow destiny comes into play. These children end up with you and you end up with them. It’s something quite magical. -Nicole Kidman This #bosslady has turned her hardships into her triumphs. Before the day of the shoot, all I knew about Tameka was that she was a public speaker and needed new content to […]

Tameka | Content Creation | Bay Area Lifestyle Photographer

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Fun, energetic, and joyful – 3 words I’d use to describe working with Yvette! Rain couldn’t stop us from getting this shoot done ✔ Yvette was in need of content for her Instagram so she could step up her blogger game. She brought her friend Joanna to the shoot, who’s primary job was hype, music, […]

Yvette | Bay Area Fashion Blogger | Bay Area Lifestyle Photographer

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Working in tech + pursuing creative endeavors outside of the usual 9 to 5 seems to be a common theme throughout many of the lovely clients I get to work with! Nam booked a content creation session a few weeks back to grab outfit photos for her blog, Tres Nams. She’s currently working at Poshmark […]

Nam – Bay Area Fashion Blogger & Influencer | Bay Area Influencer Photographer

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  Click, click, change! If you’re a fashion blogger or influencer, you’re probably used to these sounds. Although this is a dramatization (of course you get more than two photos!), it’s not far from what happens at blogger photoshoots. As an influencer photographer, I’ve gotten to know the ins and outs of how to best […]

5 Photoshoot Tips for Fashion Bloggers, Influencers, and Instagram Models

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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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