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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 subtly use stock photography for your small business supplement your brand photography with on-brand stock photos Let’s pretend I’m a mind reader for just a moment. Here are the thoughts I’m guessing you have when it comes to content and stock photography. Feeling seen or heard by any or all of these???  Maybe […]

 Stock Photos| Emily Kim Photography

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catarina, professional traveler – travel blogger + online educator ✈︎ When I met with professional travel blogger and online educator Catarina, she said that after graduating from a “fancy college with a fancy degree” she got a job at Google, climbed the corporate ladder, and got married to her college sweetheart. But even after “checking […]

Brand Photography for Travel Blogger | Emily Kim Photography

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I’ve had the joy of working with Kate from Scented Designs over the last few months. She makes the most AMAZING candles in all shapes and sizes! I actually purchased branded candles with my own logo on them from her recently to give as client gifts! As you can imagine, the winter and holiday season […]

Scented Designs – Holiday Product Photoshoot

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A.C. Styles – Personal Stylists As a personal stylist with nearly a decade of experience, A.C. Styles CEO and founder Ashley helps her clients to elevate their style, get ready quickly, and feel confident! After 6 years of building her business, 1,000+ clients (not celebs, by the way), and perpetual disappointment with the retail industry, […]

Brand Photos for Personal Stylists

Clothing rack with accessories and shoes amongst clothes

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what is b-roll and why does my small business need it? how to use video to capture and keep attention 📽 In 2022, small businesses aren’t just competing against each other. (Actually, they’re rooting for one another!) They’re competing against national and global brands that have budgets we can’t even begin to imagine as small […]

What is B-roll?

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Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about Instagram being a *video app.* As a photographer, I think that means we need to talk, but it may not be the conversation you’re expecting. 📹 Yes, I have feelings on the subject, but it seems to me that we have an opportunity! We can either adapt […]

Multitasking that works: Brand video + photography

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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

Lily Jones Education Forever Laying on Floor with Worksheets and Supplies with Hands Over Eyes

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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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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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