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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 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

Woman wearing a white blazer dress and throwing confetti

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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

Candles in front of Christmas tree.

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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

Woman beside the Christmas tree holding two pink giftboxes with silver ribbon at the top In front of her face. She's wearing white dress and green headband

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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

flatlay image of a matcha green milk tea in a clear glass with a block of ice and a straw, The Boba Kit box behind it, a saucer of boba beside the glass in front of the box, and SAMMEE milk tea powders, with one of them open and has a serving spoon in it, on the other side of the glass.

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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

Woman in dark floral dress is holding an open book up to hide her face. She is standing between two artworks with mirrors in the center, the one on her left has the words "etiquette" and "manners" on it.

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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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This year, I had the joy of working with Charlene Li! Charlene is a best-selling author, speaker, and digital transformation and disruption expert. Below, you’ll find images from 2 of Charlene’s leadership branding photoshoots. The first session she booked with me was her Brand Experience Photoshoot, which is my package for all new clients. Because […]

Charlene Li – Author and Leadership Expert Brand 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

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Access My Free Resource Library

Branded Stock Photography at the EK Stock Shop

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