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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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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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Ah, December. 2020 is *finally* coming to a close. (Thank goodness, right?) 2021 beginning won’t magically make everything go away, but you know what will? Holiday photos. At home. With your own backdrop that you made with your bare hands. Oh, and all of your props are from Dollar Tree. This holiday season, I decided […]

How to create a DIY holiday photo setup at home

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“Emily, I can’t take good photos at home because my apartment is ugly.” “I don’t have a nice camera, so I can’t take professional pictures for my business, website, or social media.” “Photography is too overwhelming for me – I don’t have time to learn all that I need to learn to take a good […]

How to do an at home phone photoshoot

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Did you know that the format of your .JPG photo files on your website will affect your user experience, page load time, and ultimately, search engine optimization (SEO)? 💻 ⁣⁣The faster your page loads, the better for both your users and search engine discovery. This whole topic could be an entire class, so today I’m […]

5 tips for optimizing images for your website

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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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Woohoo! We’re finally at the end of our Indoor Lighting 101 journey. Today, I’m teaching you the basics of how to edit indoor photos like in the Lightroom Mobile app like the pros. If you’ve always wondered how to get the light, bright, and vibrant look – read on! Part 1: How to find & […]

Indoor Lighting 101, Part 3: How to edit bad light

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In last week’s post, we talked about how to use and manipulate natural light. But, what if you don’t have natural light in your home? Well today, we’re solving this quarantine problem of yours by learning how to make artificial light look natural! Part 1: How to find & manipulate natural light Part 2: How […]

Indoor Lighting 101, Part 2: How to get a natural light look without natural light

how to make artificial light look natural

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Today, I’m sharing Part 1 of Indoor Lighting 101! In this first installment, we’ll be talking about how to find and manipulate light in your home. Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3, where we’ll dive deeper into my indoor lighting photography tips and techniques. In these intro tutorials, you won’t need a fancy camera […]

Indoor Lighting 101, Part 1: How to Find & Manipulate Light in Your Home

Indoor lighting photography tips and techniques - how to find and manipulate light indoors

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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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