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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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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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how to automate your business workflows, emails + more Note: You should know there are affiliate links below. If you choose to use them, Emily Kim Photography may receive a small commission. Thanks for supporting your favorite bay area brand photographer! As a service-based business owner, you’re likely intimately familiar with the desire to do […]

5 game-changing automation tools for service-based business owners

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As a creative business owner, it can feel nearly impossible to ever step away from your work. I mean… who will respond to the emails? Who will make all of the things? Who will continue to market your business for you?! You get the gist.  But the truth is that as a small business owner, […]

3 simple tips to prep your small business for vacation

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As the owner of a product brand, you have a plethora of products to show off, and likely a good amount of beautiful imagery to do so. So how on earth are you supposed to choose which photos to use on your website home page?! For your product brand, the issue of choosing the right […]

Website Photo Ideas for Product Brands

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If you’re a service provider, you likely have hundreds of brand photos to choose from, and also no clue about which should and shouldn’t live on your home page.  Or, maybe you’ve not yet booked your first brand shoot, and you’re wondering what photos to include in your shot list. Either way, I’m here to […]

3 Website Photo Ideas for Service Entrepreneurs

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If you’ve been feeling like your Instagram feed went from still photos to all motion content quicker than you could say, “what’s a Reel?” you’re not alone!  Truthfully, it’s been a bit of a wild ride watching the world switch from being primarily photo-heavy, to motion focused. As a photographer, I watched the evolution with […]

3 Ways to Incorporate Video In Your Marketing Plan

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New year, new website! Well, kind of. Even if you don’t plan on rebranding or totally revamping your website this year, it’s still important to refresh it every few months. What better time to do this than the start of the new year? Updating your website is important for two reasons: It keeps it fresh […]

2023 Website and SEO Checklist

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Why should you hire a brand photographer, and who really even needs brand photography, anyway? (That’s a real question!) We see hundreds of beautifully shot and edited photos, every single day. Whether we experience that content in an ad or on Instagram, it’s easy to say that the photographic standards for even simple social media […]

Why hire a brand photographer?

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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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Somehow, it’s been 6 months since I transitioned from my corporate tech job to being a full-time entrepreneur. If you didn’t know, prior to being a full-time brand photographer, I was a software engineer. Quite the change, right? 😂 Anyways, I’m feeling 6 months older and wiser, so I wanted to share my findings with […]

What 6 months of full-time entrepreneurship has taught me

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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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