branding Archives - Emily Kim Photography

Yet another #shelterinplacesession hitting the blog today! Although we had originally planned to do a personal branding photoshoot in her in-home studio, I’m so glad we were still able to have this creative painting photoshoot for her spring collection entitled As Above So Below. I mean, come on. How beautiful is her work? 🌊 Christie […]

branding, commercial, product

May 24, 2020

Swell Anchor Studio Spring Collection: “As Above So Below”

"Let's Tell Healing Stories" cards scattered about. The cover card is elevated above the scattered cards.

When you walk into The Beauty Resort, all you can say is “wow.” I mean, LOOK at how perfectly styled and on-brand everything is – pink and pineapple everywhere! When Stacey designed The Beauty Resort, her goal was to create a luxurious beauty stay-cation. Folks, she does NOT disappoint. When you take your first step […]

branding, product

May 17, 2020

The Beauty Resort – Hair Salon Branding Photos

There are 4 things you’ll immediately learn right after meeting Kim from Kim Standal Photography: 1) she’s funny as hell, 2) she loves rose wine, 3) she posts the best memes to her Instagram stories, and 4) she’s an AMAZING photographer! Are you getting married and still looking for a photographer? Chat with Kim! Not […]


April 21, 2020

Kim’s Photographer Branding Photoshoot

Taking on Drs. Michelle and Taylor’s chiropractor branding photos was such a fun project! The husband and wife team that makes up Pascal Chiropractic needed updated photos for their brand new website. Dr. Michelle works with kids, and Dr. Taylor works with adults. During their Strategy Call, we planned out how we’d get the “modeled” […]


March 29, 2020

Chiropractor Branding Photos – Pascal Chiropractic

Two chiropractors reading chiropractic books.

In January, I hosted my Winter Minis & Mingle! I love my clients, and nothing makes me happier than getting them all together and having them meet each other. It was great to host mini sessions in a studio that would otherwise be a little too pricey for a single person’s session. Huge shoutout to […]

branding, portrait

March 7, 2020

Winter Minis & Mingle – Studio Mini Sessions

A jewelry artist at her workstation with supplies spread out on the table.

Jessica works a full 9-5 job in tech, but on the side, she’s designing her own fashion label. She spends her Saturdays in class learning the ins and outs of fashion design, sewing, and pattern making. I personally cannot wait to see her first pieces – I know they’ll be elegant and sophisticated with a […]


March 7, 2020

Jessica Silva – The Label

A lifestyle portrait of a fashion designer with her sewing and patterning tools.

In this blog post, I’m diving into the details about the difference between branding photoshoots and traditional headshot or portrait sessions.

branding, planning your shoot

March 3, 2020

What is a branding photoshoot?

A woman wearing a bright pink shirt and leopard Spanx. She's in front of a white wall and pulling her hair behind her ears.

Dr. Fong is a medical director, naturopathic doctor, podcast host, super mom, and more! When she reached out for a branding session, I was pumped. NaturalStart Medicine is her practice based in Mountain View, so we crafted her brand story around downtown, starting at her office. Throughout the session, we highlighted aspects of both her […]


January 15, 2020

NaturalStart Medicine – Mountain View Branding Photographer

Dr. Diane Angela Fong working at her desk.

When Meetu asked me if I’d be interested in a shoot with a few designer pieces, of course I said yes. Meenu is a model, dancer, actress, and corporate employee! She absolutely killed it during this session. I had the best time working with all of these wonderful vendors! We shot the first set at […]

branding, commercial, portrait

December 14, 2019

Meenu – Designer Indian Clothing Fashion Shoot

I get to work with seriously awesome ladies out there, and Hana is no exception! As an Emmy-nominated producer and director, she was looking for less-than-corporate headshots. We spent the afternoon hanging out around downtown Palo Alto, one of the most versatile places to shoot in Silicon Valley. We had fun, laughed a lot, and […]


November 26, 2019

Hana – Palo Alto Personal Branding Session